Need to know
16, including 11 suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
The bar may be staffed by expert drink mixers, but if you can’t make it that far, there are ready-made cocktails helpfully stashed in the minibar.
The hotel shutters up for winter from the middle of October until May.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout, gardens, rocky beach. In rooms: Bluetooth speakers, smart TV, Nespresso coffee machine and kettle, air-conditioning and Meraki bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Each room is different, but every last one has uplifting Aegean views from its shaded terrace. If you like your Greek architecture cave-like and classic, request one of the original seven rooms, which have small pastel-coloured windows and shutters for Hellenic heaven. For a bathroom you could spend all day in, go for Monoceros and its skylight-enhanced, Sifnian stone number. And if a private pool’s a dealbreaker, book Norma or Indus.
The sea-edge saltwater infinity pool was Pantone-matched to just the right shade of Aegean blue. There are rattan parasols, giant cushions and sunloungers and chairs in tasteful tones of charcoal, grey and taupe. Swimming hours are 8am to 9pm.
An Elemis spa will open in time for the 2022 season.
Breezy does it: the laid-back approach to luxury here means anything goes – just make sure you pack swimwear that will withstand the rocky coves.
The cliff-top location is not easily accessible for wheelchair users.
Pets are welcome with prior permission. There’s no charge, but the hotel doesn’t provide anything extra for your fluffy friends. See more pet-friendly hotels in Sifnos.
The hotel welcomes children aged 8 and up (€40 a child a night). Most of the rooms have a sofa-bed and there are family-friendly suites that sleep four. The sloping setting is on the hazardous side and so children will need to be supervised.
The hotel harnesses rainwater in tanks, since water shortage is a huge problem in the Cyclades. All bath products are in refillable bottles, and reusable glass is used for the water bottles. The island’s many natural resources were used in the hotel’s construction (including the sleek stone in some of the bathrooms and, of course, the traditional stone walls). At the kitchen, seasonality is insisted upon: all of the vegetables come either from the grounds or small local producers, all fish is caught by the island’s fishermen and all meat is sourced from surrounding farms.