Need to know
32, including 20 suites.
Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm, but flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $199.38 (€177), excluding tax at 13.6 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €4.00 per room per night on check-out.
Rates usually include breakfast.
The hotel is on the edge of Psarou Beach, one of this glitzy island’s glitziest spots – grab a sunlounger and watch the yachts drop off Leonard DiCaprio, Mariah Carey and Bon Jovi.
From late October to late April.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout, beach, gym, valet parking. In rooms: Nespresso coffee machine, iPod dock, iPad, air-conditioning, TV, free bottled water, minibar and Hermès bath products.
Our favourite rooms
All the rooms have the same curvy, cave-like appeal, with shades of grey, bright white and stoney hues. For a terrace treat, book a Junior Suite with a Full Sea View & Outdoor Hot Tub, which has plenty of alfresco space and an Aegean-facing advantage (remember: the higher your room, the better the view). Party poopers should request a room furthest from the neighbouring beach club.
There’s a petite heated pool by the restaurant. It’s better suited to cooling off than for hardcore lengths, but you’ve also got the Aegean on your doorstep (and potentially a private pool on your terrace).
The Kenshō Beach Spa is (you’ve guessed it) on the beach and it takes its marine theme very seriously: there’s a ‘spa water pod’ and a treatment that harnesses the metabolism-boosting properties of sand – you won’t need a whale-song soundtrack to feel in touch with the sea at this spa. Other treatments employ the powers of fabulous French brand Codage, and smoothies and healthy snacks – avocado dip and kale chips, anyone? – will perk you up out of your post-pampering stupor.
Don kaftans, kimonos and cover-ups for poolside posing; bring sensible shoes for the cobblestone staircases.
The communal areas are wheelchair accessible, but there aren’t any specially adapted rooms.
Children under two stay free; after that, it’s €100 a night, but the maximum occupancy of all rooms is two guests. Babysitting can be arranged in advance.