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Vrahos Boutique Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Karavostasis
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4 hotel reviews
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“Avoid this place like the plague”
Reviewed 4 September 2011

The Vrahos Hotel is absolutely the worst place we stayed during our fourteen days in Greece. Like many commenters have noted their website is the product of good camera work and tricky lightening. We booked a room only to show up and have the manager tell us it wasn't ready. They told us to wait in the bar, the bar had a good view so that wasn't such a big deal. After waiting ten minutes a waitress (who was pouring out of her bra and seemingly very pissed off) slammed down some menus. We pointed to what we wanted and since it seemed lost in translation we repeated it twice. She took our order. When she returned she brought wrong order, after we told her this, she actually snapped at us that now she would have remake the coffees! After waiting for half-an-hour in the bar upstairs, we went back down and inquired about our room. They told us to wait ten more minutes and were not apologetic at all. We waited ten minutes and then went back downstairs to ask again. The two women at the reception jumped up and said, "Oh, yes, it is now ready, It was very dirty and they needed more time to clean. We meant to look for you but you disappeared." Strange, because we were in the bar where they told us to wait. When we finally got to our room, not only was it not the room we reserved, it stunk of ammonia cleaner, the private balcony was not private at all (it overlooked a pay per use jacuzzi), the bathroom products were clearly taken from various other hotels, there was no internet in the room. The whole place place looked like it was quickly dusted-up as opposed to cleaned. It was so gross we didn't want to stay there. When we asked to change rooms or be refunded, the manager, Demetria, went from zero to sixty and not only refused but said we cld go talk to the police if we wanted our money back. We ended up canceling the charge and moving to the Hotel Aria which was lovely and very close to the beautiful Chora and not the port like Vrahos.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2011

A very nice boutique-like hotel. Our room was cozy and clean, with some nice decor; fantastic view from the balcony -- perfect for a romantic date. The staff was very nice and helpful. Vrahos is close to the harbor (very convenient!) and to a small beach. Finally, there's a free shuttle van from/to the ferry (even though it's 5 minutes walking from the port)

In truth I must say the village of Kamares is very small and there's little things to do. Moreover local cafés are below the average. In fact we booked Vrahos just for convenience (it’s very close to the port) but if I returned to the island I’d rather choose something in Chora; there’s much more better taverns, charming little streets, local atmosphere, etc.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Karditsa, Greece
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

A hotel bus was expecting us at the port and they carried our luggage to the front door of the room. The room had great view to the sea and it was the same that we had arranged on the phone. It was very quiet, the staff was extremely friendly and willing to help at everything. The renovated rooms are luxurious, although ours (not renovated at 9/2010) was very nice and comfortable. We didn't regret at all staying at the port (Karavostasis) because it had all we needed: a very nice hotel with a good price, a fish tavern nearby and 2 nice beaches. Definitely recommended

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 14 August 2011

Vrahos hotel in Folegandros is a real boutique one. The design and decoration of the rooms and public areas are splendit. The sleep quality and the furniture are magnificent. Very clean, quiet and with a fantastic panoramic sea view. I also loved delicious breakfast at the restaurant veranda overlooking Karavostasi bay. In order to reach some of the rooms and the wonderfull jacuzzi you have to go up a lot of stairs. Fortunatelly we stayed in a room above the restaurant with an equally great view. We will never forget the owner's hospitality and the friendly staff.
I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

Superb location with fantastic sea view from our balcony. The interior designer has done an excellent job.The room was really a boutique hotel one,with very comfortable beds.We mostly enjoyed the delicious and rich European buffet breakfast, with local products

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Vrahos Boutique Hotel
Address: Karavostasis 840 11, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Folegandros > Karavostasis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Karavostasis
Price range (per night): $81 - $275
Hotel Class:2 star — Vrahos Boutique Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built upon the slope of a rocky hill which starts from the beach, Hotel Vrahos is the hallmark of Karavostasis Folegandros. The hotel, built in 1999 and renovated in 2010, has got 29 rooms, suites and apartments with superb decoration and breathtaking view. We are looking forward to seeing you and we wish you bon voyage! ... more   less 
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