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“great stay....super great vacation….”
Me and my husband were very very pleased from our room. It was very cozy and represented the feeling of the island.....meanwhile everything was new but some little vintage details. The room was very clean, which is rare to find nowadays!!!!!!! The cleaning lady and the owners were very kind, friendly and helpful. They were present and ready to help us with everything we needed. Also, the view was AMAZING from the balcony! Last but not least was the breakfast. It was homemade, Greek and delicious!!! And fresh!!!!!!!!
Don't miss to visit!
Μείναμε κατενθουσιασμένοι! Η θεά απίστευτη, τα δωμάτια καλόγουστα, φιλόξενα και πεντακάθαρα. Η τοποθεσία του οικήματος ιδανική- κέντρο απόκεντρο! Πολύ κοντά στην κεντρική πλατεία, σε μια όμως ήσυχη, νησιώτικη γειτονία.
Το συνιστούμε ανεπιφύλαχτα!
Highlight: Η κα Μαριάκη (μητέρα του ιδιοκτήτη) -ο θηλυκός Schumacher - Εμπιστευθείτε την!! Συγκλονιστική εμπειρία στα σοκάκια της Χώρας!
“Η Παρέα της Κύθνου”
Μείναμε πολύ ευχαριστημένοι.Τα Δωμάτια καλόγουστα και καθαρά ,οι ιδιοκτήτες εξυπηρετικοί όπου τους κατείχε η γνήσια νησιώτικη φιλοξενία,με ωραιο σπιτικό πρωινό Επίσης και η τοποθεσία του σπιτιού σε καλό σημείο Το συνιστούμε ανεπιφύλακτα!
“Ένας μικρός παράδεισος”
Μείναμε σε αυτό το ξενοδοχείο τρεις μέρες και για το υπόλοιπο διάστημα πήγαμε στο Tholaria Boutique. Το Mariakis Luxury Studio είναι ένα μικρό συγκρότημα στην καλύτερη τοποθεσία. Βρίσκεται κάτω από το κάστρο και απέχει 70 μέτρα από την κεντρική πλατεία. Το δωμάτιο ήταν πολύ καλό, άνετο και πολύ καθαρό. Επίσης οι τιμές είναι πολύ καλές ανάλογα με τις εγκαταστάσεις. Πολύ καλή δουλειά.
“the best hotel ever! don t miss it!”
astypalaia was one of the best destinations me and my wife have evef been to! But MARIAKIS LUXURY STUDIOS made our stay memorable in the best way! the owners were very kind, and the room was very cosy and very very clean!
Eating the (rich) breakfast at the balcony while having an amazing view of the aegean sea and the other islands was really an amazing experience! the room was under the castle,a fact that turns you to become a part of a scene of an other decade!
don t miss to stay there! i will do it again next year!
“amazing traditional hospitality”
mariakis luxury studios is one of the real traditional small complex that we ever stayed . All the complex is very clean and white . our room Asterias studios was very protect from the sun we were sleepping many hours. the breakfast was fully handmade from the owners and very tradistional. The owner mr Mike was very kind with us and we always went there for us , in order to ngive us informations about restaurants , car rental and more about the island.
The studio is much better than the photos on the website.We are realy suggest you to stay there .All the rooms are double so there are not childrens.
“nice traditional studios”
the rooms was very nice with traditional decoration.
Also the staf was very friendly and offer us the best services.
The location is the best because is next from the center ( 1 minite by feet ).
As about the view. It has a very nice view to the sea. We hope to be there again in the future.
“amazing traditional hotel”
the studios are located in the traditional area of astypalaia , down from the castle.
THe studio that we stayed was very bright and the rooms very clean.
also the breakfast was fully handmade.
we suggest it to you.
the experience in greece. Mariakis luxury Studios is a small ( but so big in philosophy of hospitality ) complex in the center of Astypalaia. We stayed in Studios Asterias ( each studio has a name ). We loved this room because , it was so protective from the sun and very cool. So as you understood we were sleeping many hours per day. The breakfast also was delicious. It has all the traditional art and it was handmade from the owners , Mike and Liza. Mike and liza are lovely persons and were always available for us. The location of the studios is perfect because , is just 1 minute from the castle,the central square and 5 minutes from the beach.
Finaly the view of the veranda is perfect.
mariakis studios is a small complex in the center of Astypalaia. The position is very good because is next to the castle and to the central square.
We stay in Studio Thalassa. The room was very nice and very romantic.
we had also a private jacuzzi in our veranta.
clossing the breakfast was very good and fully handmade.
finally the owner Mariakis Mike was very kind and very friendly.
advice: stay in studio Thalassa ( thalassa is the name of the studio )
“Un bon lloc per recomanar - A great place to stay”
Beautiful studios located in the upper town, great view, great terrace!! Perfect location near the castle and civic center with "tavernas", bars & restaurants. We did enjoy very much the breakfast - Mike, the owner, was very helpful. Also, as a gay couple, we felt it was a very opened minded - gay friendly place! Astypalea is worth visitng twice!!
“Amazing stay !”
We visited Astypalea end of September 2011 and stayed at the “Tholaria Boutique Hotel” . The Hotel is located at the Chora which is a most beautiful place to stay only 5 minutes walking from the center where you can find restaurants, local shops, mini market . All the rooms in the hotel are wonderful with a beautiful sea view and view tot the Chora , our room had a small private Jacuzzi on the balcony and was located near the swimming pool, fantastique . The rooms have their own kitchen with all necessary in it, refrigerator, air condition, tv-lcd/dvd, hairdryer, bath robe etc. The rooms are all very nice decorated and very clean ! In the morning you can enjoy the breakfast with a lot of choice while sitting in their open veranda with the amazing view . The friendly Mariakis family do everything to make your stay very comfortable , we also were informed about the most beautiful beaches we certainly had to visit which we appreciate a lot as otherwise we would never found them ! We had an unforgettable vacation on Astypalea , an excellent island for people who appreciate the pure beauty and hospitality of the people. We certainly go back to the Island and this Hotel as well!
we spent our holidays at Studio Votsalo at Mariakis Hotel in September 2011 and if we'll decide to return in Astypalea we will stay again there! the Studio is clean, not big but is enough...to sleep! Mike is a very nice guy who picks up us at the port at 4 a.m.!!! the breakfast is ok......except for milk! there is some motorbikes on the street that sometimes make noise, but is not a problem absolutely! the Studio is in the center of the Chora under the Castle and is perfect for dinner cause you can walk in the fantastic little streets and chose your Taverna (not big choice!).
what's wrong?......perhaps the shower is not at the same range of the Studio and the rate is a little expansive, but we have also seen the other accomodations in the Island and no better solution you can find....so don't hesitate and book your Studio! thanks again to Mike for his help!
“Very nice place to stay”
We stayed there for 7 days and we had a great time. You really get what you pay for. A comortable, well equipped, clean and beautiful Greek old-style studio with nice view to the Chora and just a few minutes walk from the central square and the old castle. I especially suggest the Villa Thalassa with its private jacuzzi pool and big balcony. The hoteliers are very nice and hospitable persons, willing to give any kind of information you need about the island and to facilitate your staying on the whole. It is worth booking!
A very clean and nice studio, very close to the center. No parking on the hotel, but you might find one close to the studio. We rented the room with the private small jacuzzi pool, which was amazing for afternoon relax. Breakfast was ok, a selection from a small menu which you could eat on your own balcony. Helpfull owner with good tips for restaurants of the area. They came to collect us from the center although the boat arrived at 4 in the morning.
We traveled to Astypalaia end of July 2011 and stayed at the "Tholaria Boutique Hotel", owned by the Mariakis family. We were there for 6 days and we could not be happier with our choice of stay. If you go to Astypalaia, "Chora" is the best and most beautiful place to stay, and Tholaria is the perfect place to get you in the mood for vacation from the first moment you enter the room.
The hotel is only 5 minutes walk from the very center of Chora where you have access to all kinds of facilities (restaurants, mini market, local shops, etc.). We stayed in the room "Chtenia" and changed for the last night into "Hmerovigli". Both rooms were excellent: lots of natural light, spacious enough, a really nice view towards the sea and Chora from the balcony and the window, very comfortable bed, very nice decoration in the traditional way of the island, spotlessly clean (cleaning lady came in every day and was very thorough), all necessary facilities: refrigerator, small kitchen with equipment, air condition. The Hmerovigli room also had a small private pool-jacuzzi in the veranda with wonderful view to the sea. The hotel's pool is also a really nice spot to relax and enjoy the view.
Giannis, Litsa and their son, Michalis, are perfect hosts. They love this place and their work and you can see this in every little detail of the property. They are there to help with anything one may need and to give really good recommendations, always with a smile. We did not have enough time to try all of their recommended restaurants, but those we tried were excellent. They are eager for every guest to have a good time and offer to help not only with reservations but also with ensuring you get the best fresh fish or lobster on the island!
All in all, excellent value for money. We would definitely go back and, unless you are the type who is looking for large, all-inclusive hotels (in which case simply do not go to Astypalaia), the Mariakis hotel and appartments is THE place to stay and enjoy the island.
Perfect place to stay for a perfect island!
Siamo stati in vacanza per due anni di fila presso le strutture della Famiglia Mariakis ad Astypalea, e sono state per noi le vacanze, in assoluto, migliori della nostra vita.
Non solo per la comodita’ delle strutture e l’ospitalita’ indiscutibile da parte di questa meravigliosa famiglia, ma anche perche’ abbiamo scoperto un’isola magica che ci ha stregato e che difficilmente verra’ “rimpiazzata” da un’altra localita’ vacanziera.
Ci siamo letteralmente innamorati di questo posto ed abbiamo deciso di farne la nostra meta fissa.
Spiagge incantevoli, ospitalita’, cibo fantastico, e prezzi davvero onesti, tranquillita’ garantita, e scorci indimenticabili, da ogni angolo dell’isola ( vi sfidiamo a scovare le spiagge piu’ insolite e sconosciute) in particolare dal meraviglioso castello (di origine veneziana – l’isola ha una storia tutta da scoprire…) che domina la Chora.
Avons séjourné en septembre 2011 dans ce charmant studio : décoration très raffinée et de très bon goût. Petit déjeuner très copieux, home made servi sur une terrasse dominant la mer avec une vue somptueuse.Très bon accueil et avons été très agréablement surpris par le charme de ce studio qui, par le choix des couleurs et les détails, vous séduit!
Ne pas hésiter à revenir ici lors d'un prochain passage à Astypaléa
Un'isola meravigliosa e un'accoglienza impeccabile. Buona la colazione ed ottima la possibilità di poter gestire gli altri pasti nell'appartamento, arredato e curato nei dettagli. Grazie a Mike e a Astypalaia ... una vacanza che ci porteremo sempre nel cuore!
“Miglior scelta ad Astypalea”
Abbiamo soggiornato ad agosto, in 4 amici, nei bellissimi studios della famiglia Mariakis.
La posizione, proprio nei vicoli della chora, è splendida, così come la vista dalla terrazza.
Tutte le mattine ci siamo svegliati con il profumo del pane e dei biscotti fatti in casa, in un ambiente cordiale e familiare. Gli studios rispettano l'architettura tipica dell'isola e sono adatti a coppie senza bambini, la sera si può andare a cena tranquillamente a piedi, o in centro, proprio a due passi, oppure giù al porto o alla bella spiaggia di Livadi. Anche il castello soprastante e la chiesa meritano una visita. Il giudizio sull'isola e sulla sistemazione, davvero conveniente anche da un punto di vista economico, è assolutamente positivo, in agosto c'è gente ma l'isola rimane vivibilissima.
A presto Mike!
Al Top per pulizia, accoglienza e servizi, gli Studios della Famiglia Mariakis si trovano anche al Top della Chora di Astypalea, in una posizione che permette di abbracciare con lo sguardo il mare sottostante. A due passi dal cuore pulsante del pesino, dal castello e dai principali ristoranti.
Wifi, tv, fon, cambio biancheria giornaliero, una colazione di tutto rispetto...e soprattutto grande disponibilità!
Alice e Marco da Creme
“Piacevole vacanza ad astypalaia”
Sono stato in due studios di Mariakys la settimana scorsa, benissimo! da tutto i punti di vista,
Accoglienza ottima studios molto carini breakfast migliore della Grecia!
vado in grecia tutti gli anni da ben 30, posso dire di conoscerla bene, ma la vacanza da Mariakys e' veramente piacevole e confortevole, e poi Mr.Mike Mariakis e' stato super per disponibilta' e cortesia.
Consiglio a tutti di provare.
La posizione degli studios ai piedi del castello e con una vista panoramica sul mare permette di vivere al meglio l'atmosfera dell'isola e muoversi con facilità. Mike e sua mamma si prodigano per risolvere ogni necessità. Camere piccole ma ben arredate e funzionali con un buon servizio di pulizia e un ricco e assortito buffet di colazione. Ho soggiornato la prima settimana di giugno con ancora pochi turisti nell'isola e negli appartamenti c'era un silenzio assoluto.
“Una vacanza autentica nel centro storico di Astypalea”
Conosco da anni la famiglia Mariakis, molto tempo fa passai tra i vicoli bianchi della Chora e conobbi Yiannis. Fu subito simpatia, poi rimasi affascinato dalla posizione delle camere, su in alto nel pieno centro storico, e ci tornai l'anno successivo ... e ancora, e ancora per oltre 15anni!
Oggi con il supporto del figlio Michalis hanno ristrutturato e migliorato ancora gli "studios" in perfetto stile Cicladico ma con ulteriori tocchi di eleganza e buon gusto. Ottimo servizio, gentilezza e professionalità sono un loro standard da sempre.
Quando posso passare alcuni giorni ad Astypalea, da loro mi sento come a casa. L'ospitalità è una caratteristica ormai nota della cultura greca (forse quasi uno stereotipo), posso dire che con i Mariakis la si percepisce nel modo più autentico.
Conosco Astypalea ormai come le mie tasche e parlo greco da anni, se posso essere utile a qualcuno ... scrivetemi, anche se Michalis (Mike) parla un ottimo inglese.
Che dire d'altro? Provare per credere!
Gli studios sono molto belli,l'arredamento è curato,la pulizia anche.
I bagni,purtroppo,sono un pò sacrificati.
Ottima la colazione,servita direttamente in camera o sul terrazzo.
La posizione è invidiabile ,situati nella Chora,in un attimo si è in centro o al porto;non è necessario muoversi con il motorino.
Mike e la sua famiglia sono molto disponibili e professionali.
Il rapporto qualità/prezzo è molto buono.
Direi il posto perfetto per passare qualche giorno ad Astiplalea.
“da consigliare a tutti”
ho prenotato questo hotel dal sito internet dell' isola di astypalaia ( dodecaneso). Lo consiglio perche' e' molto caratteristico, pulito, arredato con gusto, situato in una posizione panoramicissima ( appena al di sotto delle rovine del castello che domina il paesino ) e per la gentilezza del proprietario Mike. Nel prezzo e' inclusa anche una colazione a base di succhi , toasts, dolci, uova.
advice: ogni camera dispone di terrazzo panoramico. Io ho soggiornato in quella chiamata Bonatsa. un'alt...