The room is small, the balcony smaller and the bathroom whilst spacious is more because so much space is wasted not through any planning. The lift barely takes two people and bags must wait. The castle is way off in the distance and the tour buses roll by right underneath the rooms almost all of which are " castle view" which means "on the main drag". The nearby restaurants are tourist traps and Mystras is probably best done in an hour or so and then move on leaving the old Byzantium king and this tired hotel to their respective slumbers.
A litmus test for an hotel is when they put their name in individual lights outside how many are alight. At the Byzantion is was just ZANTIO. The rest were dark. That is how tired it is . You just feel it is all too much for the owners and staff. Yes it is cheap, what do you get for €45 these days ? Not much and that is what you get here. Not much. It is in the centre of town , it does have a pool but it is a bit dirty and to be fair the breakfast outside on the veranda is okay and the girls helping are friendly. But you just feel the place needs a shake up and a new broom.