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Molivos Beach, Molyvos 81108 Greece
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#1 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Molyvos
Boutique hotel, located on an idyllic, pebble beach in Molyvos, Lesvos island. A former oil press factory has been converted to a hotel with an impresive thirty meters high chimney as a trademark. The cosy guest rooms are arranged around an inner stone-paved courtyard, while others offer balconies with direct sea view where our privileged guests can enjoy the memorable, romantic Molyvos sunsets. The hotel features guest rooms with air conditioning and mini bar. In addition,the independent studios are equipped with a kitchenette area. Internet corner with free Wi Fi is also available. The hotel offers the possibility to dine at its "elia restaurant" by tasting traditional greek cuisine or at its beach bar which is located near the swimming pool and the water sports.
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Property amenities
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Taxi service
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Greek
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Donald W wrote a review Oct 2022
London, United Kingdom11 contributions1 helpful vote
This is such a unique and fabulous facility that is hard to equal. The accommodation is so comfortable, and the adjacent outdoor area is so spacious and scenic. The staff also are a delight. Molyvos itself has to be one of the wonders of the world, that never ceases to enchant.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Hannrudd wrote a review Oct 2022
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
All the staff are so friendly and helpful. The property is unique, quiet and quaint. The personal beach makes the premises very appealing. Very enjoyable experience - unlike anywhere we have ever travelled.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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mcgill73 wrote a review Oct 2022
Radlett, United Kingdom75 contributions84 helpful votes
Spent a week here in August 2022 through Jet2 Holidays. We were staying in Molyvos for a family wedding, and chose this hotel given its location. The hotel has lots of character given it was once an actual olive press. As previous reviewers have mentioned. it is located down a cobbled road and the main tour operators' buses do not drop you off here. However you can drive down in a car easily and there is parking available. Check-in on arrival was very efficient, and we were shown to our room in the annex. Upon opening the door the first thing we noticed was a cot, which the receptionist said was a request from Jet2. As a childless couple this was quite the surprise, and it was removed very quickly. Our room was apartment-style, with a kitchenette, small table and a additional single bed. The bedroom was clean with a modern feel, and had air conditioning and a large wardrobe. The bathroom had obviously had a recent refurbishment, and had a decent shower. The kitchenette had a good size fridge-freezer, and a kettle for hot drinks was supplied. The room had Wi-Fi but reception in parts of it was very poor, and we had to on occasion stand outside to connect to it. Outside the room there was a communal courtyard with our own table and chairs, and this was a great place to have sundowners at the end of each day and speak with other guests. The hotel supplied towels for the room, but these were not replaced until we asked at reception. Similarly the room was not cleaned at all for the first three days of our stay, and again we had to speak with the hotel staff so sort this. Other reviewers have mentioned noise from the road outside the hotel, but have to admit this did not affect us at all. We had breakfast each day and thought it was adequate rather than amazing. Choice was limited, but the view over the sea made up for this. The hotel previously had a restaurant which served lunch and dinner but this fell victim to Covid and has not reopened- however there is very wide selection of bars and tavernas in Molyvos within walking distance. The hotel is set in a great spot, with its own (pebbled) beach. It supplies sun loungers, though some have seen better days. As has been mentioned, the pool area was a big disappointment- the grounds were unkempt, and again there were broken and dirty sun loungers. Food and drink were available, though you had to pay when you received it rather than adding it to your room bill. There is however a lovely patio area near the lobby entrance where you can have sundowners and watch the sunset. Being there for a wedding and meeting up with lots of friends and family meant we did not spend too much time at the hotel. As a result the negatives did not affect us as much as other reviewers, but the place does need some TLC. Appreciate that it is only a three-star hotel and they have had Covid to deal with, but that does not excuse the lack of upkeep of parts of the property and a somewhat casual approach to service.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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jacwar5 wrote a review Oct 2022
England, United Kingdom293 contributions155 helpful votes
As the heading says, perfect location. On arrival, you have to walk from the main road down to the hotel along cobbled streets, which doesn’t do the wheels on your case much good. Within easy walking distance to the harbour, plenty of tavernas and supermarkets within close reach. However, I think the hotel relies on it’s good location and could do with some serious TLC. The reception area is large and airy with friendly, helpful staff. However, the bar area is closed and not in use. The outside courtyard is very nice with good seating areas. Bear in mind that unless you book one of the very few rooms with a balcony then you will have to use the courtyard if you want to sit and enjoy a coffee (take a kettle) or glass of wine. Some of the rooms with a sea view will also have to use the courtyard as they only have a window looking out to sea. The rooms have been sympathetically restored to reflect the old building, with exposed brickwork, wooden floors and painted in neutral colours with throws on the bed to match. However, the room we were in was tiny with no room to move. The bed was up against the window and there was only room for one bedside cabinet and a dressing table. So narrow that only one person could stand there at a time. There was a rickety old wardrobe and the fridge was in that, so storage space was limited. Not to mention the shelf that the fridge was on bevelled badly and we had to keep the doors open as the fridge was getting really hot to touch on the exterior. The room was unbelievably dark, they have spotlights by the curtains to attempt to lighten the area. As many rooms back onto the road, it is very noisy and impossible to sleep after 6am as cars/bikes/trucks wiz up and down, not to mention staff walking to work talking loudly. We could put up with the room, as at the end of the day we didn’t spend much time in it. However, the bathroom was a disgrace. Rusty fitments, a shower that took so long to drain you stood in 2 inches of water but at least we had an attachment for the shower, even though the shower head kept moving! One other thing to bear in mind, due to the rooms not having a balcony there is no where to dry beach towels or swimsuits. The breakfast area was nice, situated overlooking the beach with a view across to the harbour. The food was sufficient, with the usual ham, cheese, tomatoes and cucumber. Also fried, scrambled or boiled eggs. Usually a hot cheese in pastry dish too. Greek yogurt and fruit etc. Enough to set you up. The pool and beach areas need attention. They look lovely in the photos but in reality they are tatty and neglected. The beach is pebbly, which is fine but take some beach shoes to get into the sea. Some loungers were ripped and tables broken and for the entire week we were there the bin was never emptied and was overflowing. There are wooden steps leading down onto the beach but it could do with a handle for balance, especially for the older generation. The pool area wasn’t great. Again, broken loungers. The floor around the pool is cobbled stone, like the streets of Molyvos and as a result the steps into the pool were covered in grit off peoples feet. Shower area was unappealing. The boat beach bar looked like it was about to collapse. It wasn’t a bar as such, just a few members of staff standing around to take an order of drinks or snacks if you so wished. When we booked, the photos looked lovely and we thought had struck gold, especially on location. I guess photos are deceiving. All in all, we love Lesvos been many times and will always return. Would we return to Olive Press? Probably not
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Annette D wrote a review Sep 2022
51 contributions10 helpful votes
We have been to Molyvos several times but have usually stopped in another hotel but chose the Olive Press this time for a change. Looking on trip advisor after we had booked it we saw few reviews and some were far from complementary which surprised us. We expected a small room (worked that out from seeing the hotel ourselves) so wouldn’t have been disappointed if we had been given a small room but we were given a 1 bed roomed apartment in the annex with a large walk in shower. Breakfast at this hotel was the best we’ve had an a Greek hotel that being said we don’t normally opt for B & B as we prefer self catering. There was fruit, yogurt, honey, different breads, toasters, water, orange, teas, coffee, sliced meats, feta, fresh tomatoes and cucumber, olives, boiled, scrambled and fries eggs, cheese pies, cake and cookies. All buffet, as much as you wanted. We like the location of the hotel as it’s by the sea and near to the restaurants, bars, shops and a short walk to the harbour. We were disappointed that the boat shaped pool bar wasn’t open. Previous years we have popped for a few drinks and had lunch but apparently it shut down the year before covid (we last went 2018 and it was open then). Also the hotel restaurant has closed down other than for breakfast for guests of the hotel which meant that you could get a bit of lunch around the pool but it was basic salads and snacks. Before it had a more comprehensive menu and there was chilled reggae music playing most of the day from the bar. We would go again as there are plenty of other places to eat, it was just a shame. The staff were very friendly. All round lovely relaxing holiday.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Fiona S wrote a review Sep 2022
Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom23 contributions10 helpful votes
We had lovely stay ..hotel is in ideal location to meander the cobbled streets little shops and cafes and restaurants. The harbour is approx 15 min walk very nice there also for coffee in morning or meal at night ..hotel staff very friendly and helpful especially Sophia..breakfast same every day but more than adequate choice ..yogurt fruits cereal cold meats and cheeses nice bread or eggs. We stayed in room 208 ..you have a view to the sea .room basic but more than fine...showers are hand held not on wall . My only criticism which is not the hotels issues is the holiday company drop you at main road as no access, although it's not far to walk it's over cobbles with a case is not easy so coming back we booked a taxi I'd happily stay her again ..very friendly good location.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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louaky437 wrote a review Sep 2022
Cockermouth, United Kingdom18 contributions1 helpful vote
Initial welcome was moderate at best as we happened to be on the transfer bus with another couple we arrived to reception at the same time so being first they received limited info and room keys but when we were kind of missed so trying to explain we weren't together resulted in a nod towards the door and no further interaction from the owner just a young lady showed us to our room... Wow! Having googled this place to death we paid a lot extra to get a sea view room... Thanks goodness we did or i likely would have up and left! Although the room was small the sea right outside our bedroom window was amazing (note however due to the height and shutters you can't sit at the window) The room was pretty much as expected and not high end. Rough in places with trims missing, tarnished bathroom fittings and the odd stain on the bedding. Only 5 cost hangers for 2 but they did fetch more on request. (taken from the room next door) The fridge is in the wardrobe and does take up valuable space which is already limited in the room. Breakfast was typical with the ususl cheese, plastic meat etc but the 2 two slice domestic toasters to accommodate everyone are an absolute joke! The setting for breakfast next to the sea makes up for this though as it really isnext to the waves (lots of wasps though) Ok, so good and moderate points covered... Now for the bad bits! Dont be fooled by the pics of a nice pool area, boat bar or description of a lacarte eatery as you will likely be as disappointed as us! There is also no bar area inside as it states. Just an empty area with discarded items left to go dusty. The pool area is an absolute disgrace, the bost bar isnt open and (for the first 4 days of our stay there was no sign of a drink to be had) then i noticed a young bloke with a card reader sitying with a group of lads... He turned out to be a kind of barman who seemed to fetch limited drinks from somewhere across the road although nothing to tell you this. Day 5 a limited laminated menu appeared. Long before this we had discovered the lovely sunset cafe a few yards away where the welcome , food, setting and service was 5 star! Also the little beach had sunbeds to use so a real winner. (there are other tavernas with beds also which looked lovely) The pool area, beach areas as i said are shocking with weeds, blockef drainage. Broken broken, stained and ripped sun loungers, broken decking. tables and fittings and rusty metalwork. An absolute joy for any health and safey inspector! The outside shower area made me feel sick with dark slime and sludge! Disgusting! Glasses from previous days just left and loungers, some with mouldy rotten cushions lie abandoned where previous visitors .. Mostly from elsewhere or local kids it seems have left them. Nothing has been tidied or attended to. Toward the end of our stay on a cloudy day i walked around to look in detail and take pics. (a real shame you can only put 10 on these reviews) The owners came out aggressively demanding to know what i was doing. I said i was a resident and am looking around and also pointed out that had she bothered to look up or acknowledge us she would have seen this as we passed her moments ago in reception! She rudely demanded where?? And i gave her my toom number. This made the last couple of days unpleasant so we avoided the reception area as much as possible. We booked with jet2 and am attempting to make a full complaint as the listing for this hotel doesn't mat the reality is so many areas.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Xenofon B wrote a review Jul 2022
Athens, Greece3 contributions2 helpful votes
We book our room two months before through telefone we exchange email with the hotel that the price is 110 for two days. We have 30 euros as deposit (25% of total price) When I went to pay the receptionist charge me 190€ +30€ the deposit, so 220€ in total. When we went back with the confirmation email, they told us that our room is better with balcony and what to expect, it's high season and it is a 3 star hotel. The hotel never informed us for the extra cost. In the end the receptionist offer me to give the extra amount from her salary. I found it very unprofessional so we didn't accepted and we will proceed with all the legal actions. Overall the hotel was clean the breakfast was incomplete. The rooms didn't meet the expectations nor the price .Need some renovation (bathroom, beds) and it can be noisy at nights.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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richardWooreCheshire wrote a review Jul 2022
woore cheshire158 contributions118 helpful votes
Stayed for a week on bed and breakfast basis having booked for first time through Jet2. Were allocated room 325 which is next to the reception area. First the good things about the Hotel. Its in a good position within Molivos, just a short walk away from the main street, lots of restaurants within a five minute walk and its a relatively short ten minute walk to the harbour which again has many restaurant choices. staff at the Hotel are friendly and helpful, particularly those in the dining area. Breakfast itself is buffet style with a plentiful selection of choices, including scrambled and fried eggs. The seated area is fantastic, right on the sea front affording views across the bay. A lovely way to start the day. Hotel receptive on several requests to allow an earlier breakfast when leaving to return home and on sorting local day trips. The negative views are towards a bit of tiredness about the place. The room we had was dated and needs a bit of TLC. You know the sort of thing. The raised tiled shower basin and 'psycho' shower curtain and rail! Also the lay out means privacy is difficult as the room has a window which backs directly onto the road so you have to keep curtains or shutters drawn, making it a bit dark. The area around the pool needs sorting. Loose floor boards, ripped sunbeds and often filled by non paying guests from other locations or local kids (I suspect they can't restrict access). There is a bus stop on the main street although very limited time wise. We did venture to Mitheni but it meant a 0700 bus as the last one back to Molivos is 1300hrs. But it was worth seeing the capital and visiting the castle. Also there is a road train which runs between Molivos and Petra. It is 5 Euros for one trip or 8 Euros for hop on hop off. We did the latter as you can get off at Molivos Castle which saves your legs walking up there. Well worth a visit at 6 Euros. Also Petra is worth a few hours. Good sandy beach and lots of sunbeds and particularly worth climbing up the 114 steps to Virgin Mary Glikophilous, a church set on a rock just off Petra Square. The road train has its own facebook site and several stops within Molivos with timetables displayed. Tried a variety of restaurants locally and all were perfectly good. So overall, enjoyed the holiday and if I were to return, would happily stay at the Olive Press again.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Frida F wrote a review Jul 2022
12 contributions6 helpful votes
We spent a week at the Hotel and found the view and the breakfast facilities very nice. But both our rooms were in need of paint, varnish and repair. The toilet in one room did not work and we had to use a bucket to flush. We reported this four times to the Staff, without help. Sun beds were torn and the outdoor terrace in need of repair, this made our stay less favorable.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Olive Press Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Olive Press Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Molivos Castle (0.4 km), The Ottoman Baths of Mithymna (0.3 km), and Open Air Cinema Arion (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Olive Press Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Olive Press Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Olive Press Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Olive Press Hotel?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Olive Press Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Meltemi Restaurant Pizzeria, Martin's Restaurant, and Tropicana.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Olive Press Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Olive Press Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Olive Press Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Olive Press Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vareltzidaina's House (4.2 km).
Does Olive Press Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.