3 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Good choise for staying at Symi
"Symi is a wonderful island, with one of the most picturesque harbours and wonderful sea waters for swimming.
Symi in general does not have any big resorts. It is a small island with about 3-4 hotels and many houses for rent.
Nireus was a typical Greek hotel in a very good position, in harbour but at the same time at a quiet corner with a nice view. The room was good, typical, but very clean. The breakfast was fine. In the afternoon, during the sunset we used to take a drink at the hotel's bar close to sea, which was really a magnificent and relaxing time. The food during dinner was traditional greek with some Symi specialties, generally good taste. But most of all,we were impressed by the service of the personnel; they were all very friendly and helpful and we felt very comfortable from the very first moment. They deserve congratulations.
We will definetely go back to Symi one day, and Nireus will be our first choise again."
- Travel date: Tue 18th of October 2005
"If you love Greece then Symi is a must as it is breathtaking in beauty.
The town caters for day trippers from Rhodes,but once the crowds have dissapeared you can enjoy the quaint little streets and alleyways and the lovely harbour.The Hotel Nireus is ideally placed at the end of the harbour with views out to sea and within walking distance of restaurants,bars and the local beach.The hotel is typically Greek and the rooms are simply furnished but well maintained.The staff are friendly and they make you feel very comfortable and at home.It has its own sunbathing platform(which can be used by non residents as anyone has a right to access the sea from the waterfront)with comfortable sun loungers and tables to sit and enjoy a cool drink!We combined a week in symi with a week in halki and it was a fantastic holiday if you are looking for the real Greece and a laid back holiday.The Nireus was very enjoyable and a charming hotel to stay in,well worth trying."
- Travel date: Thu 30th of June 2005
"We stayed at the Hotel Nireus during the first 2 weeks in June this year. The hotel is situated in a lovely spot and we enjoyed the sea view from our balcony. The rooms have individually controlled air conditioning and nice bathrooms with good power showers. All were kept spotlessly clean by 2 very hard working ladies. We were supplied with plenty of clean, soft fluffy towels every day. No need to take beach towels as the hotel provide at reception.
Sevasti, the main Receptionist was very friendly and helpful and the service in general throughout the hotel was very good.
Breakfast is served buffet style with bread, eggs, fruit, cereals, juice, yogurt, cheeses and meats to suit all tastes.
The bar is well stocked and has a very comfortable seating area in which to relax.
We would definitely stay at Hotel Nireus again."
- Travel date: Mon 12th of July 2004