I knew this hotel before, for its spectacular look (and membership to Relais&Chateaux) but only this year I really checked-in. First best thing about is the location, one of the highest-situated in Santorini, hence the fabulous panoramic view that takes the breath away, literally, wherever you look. Second best thing is the building. An historical house, one of the few latin mansions still existing on the island, with gorgeous ceiling-paintings and decorations, all old and classic yet very fancy in the same time.
Then comes the rooms, most of them being the former mini caves that once formed the medieval compound, splattered around the main building and down the hill, in a total lack of geometry, and that makes it more eye-catching. All of them are painted in ochre, have different names and sizes, some have private pools or jacuzzi or else, depending on the relief. I stayed a weekend in Floria, a studio with a big comfy bed, kitchinette, huge flat tv, antique furniture (lovely!) and an impressive underground stony bathroom.
I was up all day and busy and I may not have seen every little thing about the hotel but I got to interact with the staff (very international and pro, I so liked that!) and I found time to check the spa and the pool but what really blew my mind was the main sunbeds terrace beautifully set-up into a ruined (!!!!) space within the property - an unique design, I have to admit - it just can't get more pictoresque and comfy in the same time!
I also don't know the dinner but breakfast and lunch was delicious and the restaurant terrace is a serious competition for your senses - simply the best view from Pyrgos.
Special thanks goes to the staff and to Vladimir the concierge, so professional and a true needsolver, he knows everything around inside-out!
Oh, did I mentioned the surprise and the fun I had with the donkey who cared my luggages up and down the hill?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Zannos Melathron Hotel where history meets luxury..Location: Zannos Melathron Hotel situated on the highest level of the most picturesque settlement of Pyrgos village in Santorini. Santorini is easily accessible via air and boat transportation. The hotel is situated 5 km from Santorini airport and 6km from Athinios port.ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN:A 19th century mansion built by Michael Zannos, a master of the time, in 1750. The famous designer Giannis Tseklenis is responsible for the renovation and the decoration of all suites and public areas of Zannos Melathron. A man with inspiration and finesse who loves Santorini revived and completed in the best way Zannos Melathron that fills its visitors with pretty pictures and lovely emotions. As per 2015 Zannos Melathron is fully renovated and functions under new management. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Zannos Melathron
- Zannos Melathron Hotel Santorini, Greece