No disco in the hotel
Instead, classical music wakes you gently as you enjoy your speciality
breakfast under the trees on the waterside terrace; traditional Greek
music accompanies your dinner in the restaurant and cool jazz helps you
relax after dinner as you enjoy a drink under the dazzling moonlit sky.
(But if you really need a disco, the nearest one is 4 km away!)
No TV in the rooms
For a few days forget the television, just relax with a book, perhaps
by one of the island’s famous authors; or watch the slow action of
the day unfold in front of you along the seafront and around the old fishing
No “Greek Taverna” in the hotel
A few minutes walk through the hotel gardens to the old port, you will
find friendly local tavernas serving freshly caught fish at their waterside
tables to both locals and visitors at very reasonable prices.
No mini-market in the hotel
Small shops in the old port offer all you need to fill the refrigerator
in your room and won’t empty your pocket.
No “Greek nights” in the hotel
A 20 minutes walk away, in the old village of Thermi and you can have
your hair cut, meet the locals and enjoy a coffee or an ouzo under the
shade of the beautiful wisteria.
No roof garden
Nine acres of garden, full of Mediterranean flowers and fruit trees surround
the hotel and lead down to the sea, with no road in between. And you can
pick a lemon for your gin & tonic.
No air conditioning
The welcoming breeze from the Aegean, which cools the islands even in
the height of summer, blows gently from your balcony through your room,
providing the best air condition you could want.
No swimming pool
From in front of our hotel, for 800 metres, there runs an unspoiled, natural
coastline, with quiet beaches and warm safe waters, which are pleasant
No sauna, no hydromassage
Relax in one of the area’s Ottoman-built thermal baths and feel
the power of the island’s natural hot-water springs easing the aches
from your body.
No water sports
But if you wish to take one of our pedal boats or canoes, please feel
free. And yes, they are free!
All in all Hotel Votsala is a happy, relaxing, informal place to stay.