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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Hello,

This was my first time to Samos and definitely will not be my last especially staying at Hotel Sofia.

The family run hotel is heaven. The rooms are clean and neat, there is a massive pool shaded by beautiful gardens and pool bar. The hotel is in a perfect location just across the road from the beach and right in the middle of beautiful restaurants and bars.

Stavros, Sofia, Vasilis, Manoli and Nova are kind, friendly and helpful whether you need to hire a car, arranging a hiking trip or sharing amazing secret snorkeling spots.

But the BEST thing I would have to say about the hotel is the Saturday night bbq put on by the team. It brings a family feel to all guests staying where you can intermingle with people from all over the world and the tradition charcoal cooked food is to die for.

I will definitely be back!

Stayed: June 2018, travelled with friends
Thank Stefan Z
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hotelsofia, Ιδιοκτήτης at Sofia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Thank you for writing a review on tripadvisor, Hope to see you again soon. Many thanks from all the family. Vasilis

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Very good welcome, excellent service and staff, smashing pool, lovely breakfast, close to beach and many excellent restaurants. Family owned and run very effectively. The hotel and resort are not over "touristy"'. They have a lot of repeat business and guests seem to meld with the family.

Stayed: June 2018, travelled with friends
Thank Paul P
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hotelsofia, Ιδιοκτήτης at Sofia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

Thank you for writing a review on tripadvisor, Hope to see you again soon. Many thanks from all the family. Vasilis

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The hotel is every thing we need ,great family affare ,lots of friends, to many to mention.
To us its like putting on an old pare of slippers, its so comfortable being there, great food great company great times so see you all next year. sue and paul

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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hotelsofia, Owner at Sofia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for writing a review on Tripadvisor, we had a really good time for one more time and is more to come.
Many thanks from all the family. Vasilis

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Comfortable, simple hotel with a good buffet breakfast prepared & served by friendly Australians as well as Greeks! Nice pool. The 'treasure trove table' by reception offering new arrivals items left behind by departing guests including sun creams, shampoos, beach mats etc is an excellent touch. Simple, clean rooms with occasional dodgy plumbing! However, some of our party were kept awake at night by those enjoying the poolside bar so you may want to request a room overlooking the road instead. It was especially galling to then be refused bar service ourselves on our last night when we wanted to have a post-dinner drink (before 11pm) as the owner was 'tired' after a' long day out on a boat trip' - with his regular returning guests You cannot operate a hotel on this basis and this is why you have been given an average rating. You either offer a bar open to all as per your description and until late or you specify that it is not always open after 10pm. When we left the following day no apology was offered and it left a nasty impression.

Room Tip: Rooms on the pool side might prevent sleep before 2am if bar is busy.
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Thank lestroispigeons
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hotelsofia, Owner at Sofia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for writing a review on Tripadvisor, we appreciate and respect your comments.
However, the comments regarding being a favoured return guest are unfair and uncalled for. The return guests have kept this business afloat during the economic crisis and the boat trip that was organised was a genuine thank you from a simple family business for stopping the bank from taking our home, you and your party were invited on said boat trip but declined, 5 new rooms of guests joined us that day along with dinners out which your party were also welcome to join but did not, so we do not understand how we play favorites?. We apologise for being human, 3 of us run this 32 room hotel with 2 cleaners, that means 16hr days and no days off and were exhausted and we have closed the bar on many nights earlier as there are a vast number of drinking establishments in walking distance and guests old and new have understood. We were patient when we recieved over 26 emails from you and your daughter which resulted in a double booking when your party requested to bring food from the supermarket by the pool when we operate a bar and lunches, would you take food from one restaurant to another? we had 4 formal complaints from other guests about the way one of your party was treating the staff but we did not mention it. We are sorry a bar closing early ruined your experience.
Warm regards
Hotel Sofia

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

There are many reasons why the Hotel Sofia can be highly recommended - the location is great very quiet and near to good beaches and tavernas. Ultimately, though it is the warmth of the family that own and run the hotel which differentiates it, and explains why so many people return again and again.
The consideration given to guests includes offering opportunities to join the family at restaurants, and boat trips, providing opportunities to learn more about the food and culture of the island than one might otherwise. Equally one can enjoy the hotel entirely independently.
The hotel is welcoming for families, with good facilities for children, and for grown ups, including solo travellers.
If you are planning a trip to Samos, you should be planning a trip to Hotel Sofia

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Geralyn M
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hotelsofia, Owner at Sofia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Thank you for writing a review on tripadvisor, Hope to see you again soon. Many thanks from all the family. Vasilis

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