Ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Tel Aviv
ParadisePosted Aug 14, 2014
Luxurious and spacious room. A beautiful hotel located in a charming village
Recommendedby Christinefrom US/Germany
Great hotelPosted Jul 22, 2014 on Hotels.com
The hotel and hotel staff were great. Comfortable clean rooms and bathrooms. Only complaint is the location. If you plan on staying here rent a car and be very comfortable driving a stick shift. Portaria is a 30min drive from Volos and 1hr drive to the east coast. There are some restaurants in Portaria but not much else to do in this area.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Very nice hotelPosted Apr 18, 2014
Almost excellent. The only disadvantage is the quiet difficult access to the hotel. But worth visiting, one of the best in the area.
for Overnight Stay Before Destinationby A verified traveler
Overbooked, however finally I got a free weekendPosted Aug 21, 2013 on Hotels.com
After booking the room I have been contacted by the hotel to be told that they had no room available. A room for which I had already paid! Can't tell how many phone calls I had with the hotel itself and with hotels.com customer service to sort this thing out. A very unpleasant situation, just to get the money I had already paid back. Of course I also couldn't agree with the fact that if it was me to cancel my staying I would be charged for the full amount, but since it was the hotel to do it, then I was not entitled to anything. After all I got a form of compensation for all the troubles directly from the hotel owner, which kindly offered me to have a free staying in his hotel over a weekend of my choice.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Nice surprisePosted Jul 24, 2013
Pros: The deoration and tranquilenes
More than expected, very good staff, very good showers
Recommendedby Chris and Georgia
Fantastic location, great service and roomsPosted Oct 31, 2012 on Hotels.com
The trip to Portaria is via a very long and windy road which is not for the faint hearted as much of the road has no barrier rails. The driveway to the hotel is obscure and a very tight cobbled path, so you need to take it slowly and ideally in the daylight. The hotel itself is wonderful, service from Dimitrios is unsurpassed and the rooms are generously large for Greece, very modern fit outs and the whole hotel has had a very high quality fit and finish, well maintained and the owner himself was very friendly. The breakfast is typically continental, although does have some hot food. There were no downsides to report, and we would stay there again. The hotel is suitable for families.
for Everyoneby Joelfrom Toronto, ON, Canada
Simply AwesomePosted Sep 22, 2012
Pros: The facilities are top drawer
Sept 2012 fantastic resort experience. Highly recommended; however driving in is not for the faint of heart, as final cobblestone lanes are very difficult for north American drivers. Choose a small rental car(don't go for the free upgrade). Well worth the winding road drive! Breakfast great, service exceptional. True pellion experience. A welcome relief from Volos. Highly recommended!
for Everyoneby Ridsfrom Chelsea, London, UK
Wonderful hotel in Portaria, VolosPosted Sep 11, 2012
Pros: The interior, service and location
Cons: scary mountain drive!
Location: Located at the top of a mountain, with breathtaking views of Volos!
The hotel itself was beautiful and in a great location - it would have just helped to know that its at the top of a very steep mountain! with 3 kids in the car driving late at night - it was an adventure but worth the ffort!
Relaxing and low keyPosted Jul 18, 2012 on Hotels.com
This hotel is very chic and yet low key and relaxed. Demetrios, the manager, is top notch, and the staff, particularly Manos, were very nice and fun. The buildings are newer surrounding an 1859 historic building which is preserved but used as part of the hotel. We would go back!
for Everyoneby Beate&Michalisfrom UK
Amalgamation of contemporary with traditionalPosted May 1, 2012
Great experience! Extremely polite and helpful manager and staff. Brilliant communication skills very flexible service and children friendly. Attention to detail in the reception hall and in the rooms. The family room was perfect for us and three young children. The hotel manager provided all necessary information even organized a horse riding course for the kids! The view from our room was breathtaking and the room service and hygiene was of highest standards. Ideally positioned in the mountains. We found Portaria less touristic than Makrynitsa which is located few kilometers higher up the mountains. We felt that the hotel offered a relaxing and warm atmosphere. It is agreat place to start local walks along the "Kentavron Path" or further up the mountains adventures by car. We will come again!