Need to know
Fifty-two, including eight suites.
Noon, but times are flexible and early arrivals can store their luggage. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $180.37 (€162), excluding tax at 13 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional government tax of €4.00 per room per night on check-in.
Rates include buffet breakfast and minibar soft drinks.
At the hotel
Spa, fitness room, boutique, free WiFi in communal areas. In room: flatscreen TV, wired internet access, fully stocked minibar, slippers and bathrobes. All suites have espresso machines.
Our favourite rooms
Beat the honeymooners to the Cupola Suite if you can –lovebirds want it for its star-spying glass ceiling, mezzanine, private terrace and abundance of space. Another romantic option is the Pool Suite, which comes with a little garden, plunge pool and ocean vistas. If you’re a fan of the latter, book the Tower Rooms (207 and 107), which sit at the centre of the building, so benefit from dazzling views. We prefer rooms in the historic wing, but families would do well to book a spacious ground-floor Garden Room in the new wing.
Where the lavender blossoms in the gardens, there’s a grass-green, glass-tiled pool flanked by smart teak decking. Sun worshippers will also enjoy the little plunge pool with sea views beside the spa.
The hotel was the first in Greece to offer its guests spa treatments: unleash your inner Adonis/Aphrodite with organic Ila spa treatments – massages, facials and full body pampering sessions – at the hotel’s Asian Spa. Have your cares buffed away with a Himalayan salt scrub, Olympic-sized knots detangled with a Greek sports massage, and tension soothed away with a cooling face mask. Ayurvedic massages, couples treatments and head-to-toe pampering rituals are on offer too. There’s also a steam room and a spa pool.
Deck shoes and diamonds. A fedora or wide-brimmed, plate-shaped sunhat so you can people-watch for hours without accruing wrinkles.
Sample the hotel’s berry-rich homemade jam, made with produce from its verdant hilltop organic garden.
Cots are free for under-fours. In low and mid-season, extra beds are free for four–12 year olds; in high season, they’re 15 per cent of the room rate. Children are welcome in the restaurants, where highchairs are provided; staff will warm up baby food.