Fodor's Expert Review Byron Hotel

Platonos 16, Kapodistria Sq., Nafplion, Peloponnese, 21100, Greece

A great deal of charm prevails here, with its simple but tastefully decorated rooms. The building used to be a Russian Embassy during Nafplion's brief stint as a capital. Turkish carpets, dark woods, and the odd sloping, beamed ceiling set a dignified tone, with the large family rooms particularly impressive. The location at the top of the Old Town, up the street from the church of Ayiou Spiridona, means that many rooms have views of the hilltop fortress but this also necessitates plenty of steps to climb. Great value for the views.

PROS

  • old-fashioned atmosphere
  • lovely patio
  • tucked away in the heart of Old Town
  • views of town and hilltop fortress

CONS

  • some rooms are cramped
  • outlooks from some are limited
  • no public lounge
  • backstreet location can make for a trek with luggage (you might want to call ahead and ask for directions for the nearest parking and the easiest way to reach the hotel on foot)
  • outlooks from some rooms are limited
  • lots of indoor and outdoor stairs could be a real hardship for guests with mobility issues

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Central
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 27520-22351

HOTEL DETAILS

18 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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