Xenon Inn – Nafplio, Greece

The name of this ‘apartment hotel’ is a little misleading, it really is not an inn but it is a first class and very hospitable place to stay in lovely Nafplio, Greece.

Apartment luxury in the Xenon Inn, in the Peloponnese city of Nafplio in Greece on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

Apartment luxury

The rooms are really apartments, plenty of space, very luxurious and a pleasure to stay in. The decor and furniture is tasteful and of a high standard, with a great big bed and a top of the range home entertainment system. If enjoying television or listening to music is your thing, this is the place to stay, could have spent hours just browsing the multitude of channels.

The luxururious spa bath in the Xenon Inn, in the Peloponnese city of Nafplio in Greece on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

That spa bath

Those that enjoy a bath will not be disappointed either because it includes an excellent jacuzzi which I tried out, as it seemed appropriate to be thorough in reviewing the hotel. It was a pleasure relaxing and having the powerful jets provide a comfortable massage once the control system was worked out. The bathroom itself is huge, I have stayed in smaller bedrooms in other luxury hotels!

Situated in the old port area of the Greek city overlooking the main square, it may not be the best view in the world.  It is however interesting to sit on the balcony and watch the bustling square full of tourists and locals enjoying the cafe culture of the numerous restaurants and coffee shops.

The hotel also sits above its own coffee bar/bistro which sells excellent coffee, something a little stronger if required and is where breakfast is served in the morning. This is ordered directly from the menu and offers a decent selection to fill up on for a day of exploration.

A spacious apartment in the Xenon Inn, in the Peloponnese city of Nafplio in Greece on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

Plenty of space

One of the most striking memories for me was the people that run the hotel and bar. From the moment I met the manager they made me feel right at home. Friendly and eager to help or advise, nothing ever seemed to be too much trouble for them and always carried out with a smile.

View of the square from the balcony in the Xenon Inn, in the Peloponnese city of Nafplio in Greece on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

Enjoying a coffee and some culture

It is often difficult to find serious fault with luxury accommodation, the standards are often so high that only the picky can find much to complain about. In these cases the difference between a good stay and an excellent one is the staff. The accommodation here was outstanding, but the welcome and subsequent way I was treated throughout made it special.

Nafplio (which we often call Nafplion) is a lovely city which is very popular with Greek visitors and it is easy to see why, plenty to see, impressive fortifications, a pretty harbour area and lots of shops, bars and restaurants to browse and enjoy.

There is a great deal to recommend the Xenon Inn, and if visiting the Peloponnese city and have a large wad of spare cash available, it will provide a touch of luxury and a heap of hospitality for those that need it.

The main square in the Old Harbour in the Peloponnese city of Nafplio in Greece on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

The central square

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      Iain

      Haha trust me Dayna I enjoyed a very pleasant hour in that bathtub, with and without the jets, very chillaxing indeed. Loved it here.

  1. Amanda Bretthauer

    So beautiful! Can I asked you what you paid per night, and which season you were there? We are thinking of a visit to Greece in the next year, and I love unique places to stay…with great comforts!

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      Iain

      Hi Amanda it is a lovely apartment hotel, I am afraid it was a paid trip but please don’t think that influenced my opinion, I stayed at many hotels and B&Bs free this year but only reviewed the special ones. Apart from being a lovely place the hospitality stood out. You can book here though http://www.lodging-world.com/gr/central/cities/nafplion/hotels Prices are 80-180 euros think my room must have been towards the towards the upper end of that.

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      Iain

      It was a lovely place to stay I really enjoyed the friendly team there too. Oh and love Nafplio, I returned again just over a week ago.

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