Need to know
Noon; earliest check-in, 2pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability. Late check-out (before 6pm) is available for a charge (50 per cent of the daily rate). If you’re arriving early, you can use facilities, store luggage and hop in the shower room.
Double rooms from $329.13 (€293), excluding tax at 13 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional government tax of €4.00 per room per night on check-out.
Rates usually include breakfast (buffet and American options). You can also enjoy omelettes cooked just the way they like them.
Athens- and Stockholm-based architects Block722+ are responsible for the hotel’s sleek, modernist design, which stars cube-like suites and communal areas with a tropical Tiki feel, thanks to thatched roofs and bamboo partition walls.
Olea All Suite Hotel will be closed from 17 October, 2018, until 30 April, 2019.
Olea All Suite Hotel is usually closed from mid-October till the end of April.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, desk, shaving mirror, air conditioning (individually controlled), minibar, free bottled water, kettle, tea and coffee, blackout curtain and Zealots bath products. Honeymoon, Executive and Presidential Suites have a Nespresso machine and ceiling fan; Honeymoon and Presidential Suites also have a Jacuzzi and Marshall Bluetooth speakers.
Our favourite rooms
Do you prefer privacy, direct pool access or prime views? Pick accordingly. Superior Water Suites are set on the ground floor, set back a bit from the main pool, giving them a more secluded feel; rooms on higher levels enjoy loftier coastal outlooks. Executive Suites have a private pool and views of either the sea and the pool, or the countryside.
The lagoon-like pool is the glittering centrepiece of the hotel, flanked by sleeping-quarters (some rooms have direct pool access; many have pool views). The swimming pool is also built around the circular Cocoon Resto and Bar, which has a sandy floor, fit for visiting mermaids and mermen.
Olea Royal Spa is a peaceful, 300sq m temple to wellness, with a hammam, yoga studio, beauty salon and mini gym. Unwind with a facial or massage starring aromatic and essential oils and Mediterranean herbs.
Bring swimwear that Adonis or Venus would approve of, plus an appetite for Zante currants: small, sweet, seedless grapes, native to the island.
A sofa bed can be converted to sleep one extra guest (in all rooms except Honeymoon and Presidential) for 37.5 per cent of the room rate.
Over-12s are welcome, but the hotel’s really designed for adults.
Very: food is locally sourced, organic, free-range and seasonal; eco-friendly cleaning products and light bulbs are used throughout; the hotel recycles and has a fleet of on-loan bicycles.