Fodor's Expert Review Votsala Hotel

Pirgi Thermis, Lesvos, 81100, Greece Fodor's Choice

This alluring, Bauhaus-style retreat surrounded by wonderfully peaceful gardens that run down to the water is a beloved island institution, a favorite of scores of return visitors. The gracefully refined, family-like ambience and the simple yet comfortable quarters, all with terraces, ensure that guests feel as if they've settled into a private paradise. The gracious, nature-loving owners Yiannis and Daphne serve delicious family-style meals on the seaside verandas and lead insightful and fun excursions that include nature walks along "farmers' trails" that conclude with a meal at a taverna only the natives know.

PROS

  • friendly, welcoming atmosphere
  • excellent homemade dishes at breakfast and other meals
  • lovely seaside grounds

CONS

  • no in-room TVs or phones, a plus for many guests
  • no pool but a jetty and beach for swimming
  • few luxuries, offset by wonderful bohemian vibes

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Green
Casual
On the beach
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 22510-71231

HOTEL DETAILS

45 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Mar., Free breakfast

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