We've been coming here more years than not since our first visit 15 years ago. We have seen the hotel expand and develop but without any compromise to the warmth and friendliness of the owners and extended family and certainly no compromise on quality.
The food is delicious and much of it is grown in the beautiful gardens. On the rare occasions we have eaten out in the local town, we always wondered why we bothered. Breakfast includes freshly squeezed orange juice, yoghurt, honey, fresh figs and freshly baked cakes as well as the usual breakfast fare. One year, we were disappointed that the usual full fat Greek Yoghurt had been replaced by a low fat version. We commented that we missed the real stuff and next day both types of yoghurt were on offer! It's that attention to the little things that sets this place apart from the rest.
Each year we see the same guests - many Greeks or with family origins in Greece who are drawn back here for true R&R. But privacy is respected with no more than a nod of acknowledgement.
For those who have a need to explore there is plenty to see locally and further afield - the seaside tone of Stoupa, a trip through the caves, or visit to ancient Olympia.
If I have to find something to criticise it is that it can take up to 20 minutes from one person being served their main course at a table to the last person receiving it. Does it matter? Only if you're really hungry and have to watch the rest of your family savouring their delicious meal before yours arrives. But then they have to equally watch you enjoying your own!
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