Posted Sep 3, 2011
The Arian Hotel is a family hotel and as such, is not for everyone. For those who are open to the experience of getting to know the inn keeper, her family, friends, and grandkids in an attractive yet unpretentious setting, however, this hotel is an excellent option. In fact, if you like a quaint, elegant setting punctuated by the sound of children laughing, I would the Arian is right up your alley.
I stayed at the Arian for three days during September 2001. The hotel is situated about six blocks west of the ferry dock in Paros' main hub. Shops, restaurants, and facilities are an easy 5 minute walk and the harbor is just a block away. Its rooms are small, modest, and quiet, but attractively appointed and immaculately maintained. The salon is quite simply beautiful. I will not bother trying to describe it further. I would only fall short.
Most memorable are the staff. They are friendly and personable, and every one bend over backwards to make sure your needs are taken care of. In fact, I would like to personally thank the owner, her daughter Kristina, and the housekeeping staffer - Marta, for taking such good care of me.