The Bratsera, in a restored 1860s sponge factory a short stroll from the harbor, keeps turning up on everyone's list of the best hotels in Greece; unfortunately, this is a telling comment on the state of most Greek hotels. Throughout, there's lots of wood and stone, many distinctive Hydriot touches (paintings, engravings, ceramics), and many units with antique four-poster beds. The small pool with wisteria-covered trellises is very attractive; meals are sometimes served poolside in fair weather. Unfortunately, we've had reports that room-service trays left in the hall after breakfast were still not collected by dinnertime, and I know from personal experience that messages left for guests aren't always delivered -- nor does staff express any surprise or chagrin when this is brought to their attention. That said, many readers report having a lovely stay here; for others, cavalier service and high prices are their most lasting memory.
- © Frommer's 2013
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- Recommended 2010