1. Our Own Guests
2. Guide Books
The Rough Guide
"By the beach, in a garden of flowers and fruit trees, this ‘very relaxed’ hotel on the coast north of Mitilíni (capital of Lesvos). The owners, Iannis and Daphni Troumpounis, promise ‘no Greek nights, no TV in rooms, no disco’. They and their staff are ‘endlessly helpful’, says a recent visitor. The simply furnished bedrooms are in four low buildings: all have a balcony or terrace; and a fridge.. No air conditioning: ‘The Aegean breeze does the trick.’ Pedal boats and canoes are provided free. The garden leads straight to a pebble beach without having to cross a road. Sandy beaches are five minutes away. An alfresco breakfast has ‘everything you want’; salads are available at lunchtime. Every Sunday, Daphni and Nina cook together with the guests and prepare a seaside table dinner under the moonlight. A restaurant is a short walk away; slightly further is the old fishing village of Thermí, which has shops, eating places and regular buses to Mitilíni."
On July 14, 2012 an article about our hotel appeared in several German newspapers.
Die griechische Stärke. Urlaub auf der Insel Lesbos kann ein Traum sein – wenn man ihn im „Votsala“ bei Daphne und Iannis verbringt. Die trotzen der Krise mit den alten Stärken ihrer Heimat. Und dazu zählt mehr als Sonne, Sand und Meer: Kultur, Geschichte und vor allem Gastfreundschaft.
The Times, January 14, 2006
The Observer, Sunday March 20, 2005
15 of the most exceptional places to stay in Greece.
Hotel Votsala Thermí, Lesbos, North-east Aegean Islands (00 30 22510 71231; www.votsalahotel.com)
By the beach, in a garden of flowers and fruit trees, a 'very relaxed' hotel on the coast north of Mytilíni (capital of Lesbos). The owners, Iannis and Daphni Troumbounis, promise 'no Greek nights, no TV in rooms, no disco'. Simply furnished bedrooms are in four low buildings: all have a balcony or terrace; most have a fridge. No air conditioning: 'The Aegean breeze does the trick.' Pedal boats and canoes are provided free. The cost B&B €19-€40."