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Kastro Maini Hotel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Areopoli
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We booked an "Executive Suite" and another room for teenagers this summer. We arrived and were shown to only one room which was so small we could only just walk around the bed. The balcony looked over a donkey field and our "adjoining room" formed part of the suite we were told. There were two camp beds for the children!

I went to reception twice to ask if this was our room as per Booking.com description. Was told it was. So we immediately checked out. Went to an amazing place down the road for half the price. Only once I complained and said we were leaving were we told miraculously that "oh... sorry - no you are supposed to have another room!"

The website simply doesn't do it justice and the pricing on Booking.com is ridiculously high. The owner was adamant we were in the wrong and clearly thought we would just put up with what we were given. I had to negotiate a cancellation fee directly.

Room Tip: Avoid the views of the dying donkeys!
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Nice and clean hotel. It is a family business that are very polite and available to assist the customers.
It has good wifi and parking. It has a nice pool for adults and one for kids. The location is good and quit, 5 minutes from the city of Aeropoli by foot. The menu of the restaurant is not very big but has a good quality.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Vasilis G, Ιδιοκτήτης at Kastro Maini Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

Dear scaramous,
Thank you very much for your ''short'' but informative review and for your time sharing your thoughts and expirience to TripAdvisor about your recent visit to Kastro Maini Hotel ,we are very pleased when our efforts recognized. Moreover , about the culinary is true that we are focusing more in quality of the offered dishes rather quantity.
We are looking forward to visit us again soon!
Yours sincerely,
Vasilis Goudis

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

We loved this hotel and the people running it. Breakfasts were great. The hotel is 5-10 mins walk from the town centre. There are plenty of cafes, bars and tavernas. The town is ideal for exploring the Mani and an easy drive to Mystra and Sparta.
The hotel is clean and the beds comfortable.
Our only gripe is the plumbing. Wash basins wobbling against the wall, mobile taps and non functional plugs in the sinks used to be ok - not now.

Room Tip: Go for the sea view at the back of the hotel to get a quiet room
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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

We were pleased with this hotel in which we spent one night. We had a good room with a large terrace, overlooking a view to the rear of the building. No noise from the road in front.
Our group were delighted to find a sizeable pool in a sunny location. Towels were supplied from the friendly reception. Some comfortable chairs round the pool but the wood slatted "loungers" were pretty hard.
The bed was comfortable enough but the pillows were the firmest I have encountered. We did not use the small shower but a few in our party said they were "embraced" or had a bit of a tussle with the shower curtain that wrapped around them! A curious arrangement instead of a simple straight curtain.

A fair breakfast with freshly cooked fried eggs and the best bacon to date. Very good croissants, home made apple cake and other specialities . Rice puddings with cinnamon and yoghurt. Nice cafetière coffee. Orange juice was not fresh although there are masses of orange trees in the area.

The price was very reasonable and it was very good value for money. Clean and in good condition. And good crisp sheets !

An easy walk from the village which is a delight . So a very good place for a stopover !

Stayed: May 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Good:breakfast, clean & location
Bad: Cold rooms, they switch off heat at night, hard bed, burned covers, extra cover was moldy, light bulbs broken, not what it looked in photo.
Bathroom smelled food from the kitchen from the ventilation.

Too expensive for what it offers.

Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Vasilis G, Owner at Kastro Maini Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2016

Dear Mrs. Thomai,
I'm glad that you liked some of the most important aspects of your stay with us like location, cleanliness and breakfast but I'm very sorry that some other issues made your overall experience apparently a very negative one. I will try to address these issues here: during the winter time we offer central heating to the rooms but when the weather is not very cold, as when you visited us in March, we usually turn it off after midnight and we suggest to our clients to use the air condition instead during the night. We think that the combination of central heating with air condition keeps the room quite warm but after reading your review, we may reconsider. But all in all, we very rarely receive complaints about heating. Then you mention that the covers were burnt or moldy and the light bulbs burnt, too. As the review was published several days after your stay, we could not check that all these things happened indeed, but anyway I don't have any reasons to doubt about what you report. The only thing I can do is apologize for these problems and assure you that we will double check our linens and covers and draw the attention of our cleaning ladies accordingly. Regarding the hard beds, after many years in this business, I tend to think that the desired mattress hardness is a matter of personal taste. I hope to have the chance to accommodating you again in the future, be it during winter or summer, so as to have the chance to change your mind.
Yours sincerely,
Vasilis Goudis

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Additional Information about Kastro Maini Hotel

Address: Areopolis - Vathias | Mani - Laconia, Areopoli 230 62, Greece
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Region: Greece > Peloponnese > Laconia Region > Areopoli
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Areopoli
Price Range: ₹ 3,333 - ₹ 6,538 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kastro Maini Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kastro Maini is a traditional accommodation in Mani that excellently combines quality and personal services with unique attractions of historical and natural importance around Areopolis, Mani. The rooms with view offer a comfortable stay for a family and all guests to get pleasure from a pleasant stay and discover the beauties of Lakonia. ... more   less 
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