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“It's a three and a half star rating really”
Review of Marilena Hotel

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Marilena Hotel
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Molyvos
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Another recent reviewer made the comment that he and his party where booked to stay at the Marianthi just down the road from the Marilena butt he former was overbooked - strange, that also happened to us to! But also, like the said fellow reviewer, we enjoyed the stay at the Marilena. The rooms were basic but very clean (maid went in every day) and the bedding was changed frequently in our 12 day stay.
We had one of the rooms facing the front of the property with a good sized balcony that we could sit on and enjoy the views of the illuminated castle during the evenings.
The pool looked very good with more than an adequate number of sun loungers and we saw the water quality being checked most days as well as it being cleaned.
We were there on a self catering basis so the facilities were, again, basic, but totally adequate. We ate in the main hotel on several occasions and, although it wasn't cordon bleu, it was enjoyable if standard fare but the quantity was good.
The only evening entertainment that we experienced there was a 'Greek night' when one of the proprietors indulged in some local dancing to traditional music.
The location is a little distance from the town of Molivos and may put some people off, it is about 2 miles, as the walk back at night might be too much especially if the local hospitality has proved to be very enjoyable. The taxi fares though are very reasonable and the hotel do lay on a free mini bus service at cetain times throughout the day to help their residents get in and out of the town - the last bus for this service is 10 p.m. so that might prove to be too early for some.
All in all, although we were very apprehensive at first, due to our original hotel being overbooked, we were pleased with this as an alternative.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the pool have a nice view of Molivos too.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Went here with my young son and parents for one week. the rooms were basic but comfortable enough. the staff and owners were the best I have ever come across. It was end of season and my child was the only one there, this seemed to give the staff and other guests freedom to spoil him rotten. he would go to the bar for a juice and return with his lunch made by the owner while she tried to teach him Greek. It was one of the most friendly and relaxing holidays we have ever had and the Greek people are among the friendliest in the world. The island is beautiful and the town of Molyvos has the most amazing little restaurants and waffle bars.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

This is the worst hotel I've ever been to and I have done many in my life. Don't be fooled by the pictures. The rooms are a joke, nothing has been changed since de 70's. Everything looks cheap. There was mold on our mattress and many bugs in the room because there was a big space letting them in at the bottom of the door. The cleaning was done quickly and poorly. On top of that, we had no hot water most of the time and the toilet made a terrible noise for thirty minutes each time we flushed it.

Ok. So all of that was terrible and on top of that, the people who worked at this hotel were not professional at all. They had no respect for customers, especially if you are a woman (that's called mysoginy I think..). This is what despised me the most about this place. When you pay for an hotel, even if it's not fist class, the least you can do is to have respect and to be kind to your customers. Unfortunately, this was not the case here.

So, for all this reasons, this is the worst hotel I've even been to and I would'nt recommend it to anyone, not even to my worst enemy.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

After being overbooked in the Marianthi Paradise we were offered this hotel as an alternative and it turned out to be brilliant in every way.
The owners Stratos and Lefteris were the most hospitable you could ever wish for, they were very kind and attentive and went the extra mile to ensure the guests were well looked after.

The accommodation was great in all respects we had a great room with fab views and most seemed to be in nice situations. They we're modern following a recent refurb and were well cleaned and spacious. The pool was massive very clean and fantastic for swimming which we did every day, certainly one of the best we had experienced in Greece. The hotel has a small gym and spa which is a small charge to use and the food at the hotel bar was of a good standard and reasonable prices.

They hold a BBQ night every Saturday which was great and the food really good. They put on Greek entertainment which again was really good such that we went on both Saturdays of our holidays.

Can highly recommend this hotel and the staff and would certainly return at the first opportunity.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank lesbeardmore
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Reviewed 14 June 2012

After our wedding me and my wife were itching to get away somewhere so we booked a last minute deal to Molyvos. Knowing absolutely nothing about it other than it being on a greek island, we flew out a couple of days later.

After a really long transfer from the airport (about an hr and a half) ours was the last drop and first impressions weren't great. The room was really basic, set up as a twin room and because of the style of bed we were really able to put them together, the shower had no wall bracket, our view was of a tree and we couldn't get the air con to work. Not good.

Anyway after a chat with the owner and a beer by the pool, we'd relaxed a bit and got a bit of perspective on things - it was a damn cheap holiday after all - air con was now working and we ventured into town.

And wow, what an amazing place Moyvos town is. Fantastic restaurants, bars, bakeries, shops and the greek people are amongst some of the friendliest I've ever met - so, so nice.

The Marilena is by no means a luxury hotel but with Molyvos town on your doorstep the chances are you'll use it simply as a place to lay your head at night and for that it's absolutely fine.

Other pluses are a big pool, friendly staff, decent food (if you're spending a day poolside and fancy some lunch) and because it's pretty small, you'll probably make a few mates whilst you're there.

Would love to go back to Molyvos one day and whilst I wouldn't rush back to the Marilena I certainly wouldn't discount it if I was on a budget.

Room Tip: We were in an adjoining block but by all accounts the rooms above the restaurant and reception are b...
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Marilena Hotel

Address: Molyvos 81108, Greece
Region: Greece > Northeast Aegean Islands > Lesbos > Molyvos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Molyvos
Price Range: RM 187 - RM 378 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Marilena Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40

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