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Elies Resort Sifnos
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Vathi
Certificate of Excellence
N.Y., N.J.
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“aesthetically attractive, among olive trees”
Reviewed 18 September 2011

Although I usually don't like large or even medium size resorts, Elies Resort in Sifnos is the exception that proves the rule. Located near Vathi (or Vathy), a picturesque and sheltered harbor, frequented by sailboats, Elies Resort is set among hundreds of Olive trees (hence its name I suppose), hibiscus trees and bougainvilleas, superbly maintained. Artfully designed, the complex is very pleasing to the eye, spreading amphitheatrically on a 50,000 sq. meter site with wonderful views of Vathi harbor and village.

The Suites are decorated in an enjoyable minimal style and offer many amenities, from the soft bedding with fluffy pillows and supple comforting mattresses to plush bath towels, beach towels and Cypress spa robes. They offer two bathrooms, a small kitchen area, a spacious bedroom and a separate living room, both of which face the wonderful patio with a private swimming pool with salt water. We wished we had a better Internet connection in the room but this is only a minor issue.

Housekeeping is praiseworthy. Both ladies who serviced our room were very eager, competent and most of all, pleasant. The Front Office ladies were very hospitable and helpful throughout our stay. And so was the Room Service gentleman who took our breakfast order each morning. After the 2nd day he knew our preferences so we didn’t have to repeat them anymore. It surely makes a difference, knowing that someone is paying attention! Room service was well-timed and well presented and so were the servers. Many thanks to all.

By staying at a Suite in Elies, one gets the feeling of vacationing in his/her summer private home. The surrounding area is tranquil and as unusual as this may sound, the property provides an “old-world” Greek summer charm, pure and genuine yet luxurious.

Vathi is 15 km. driving distance from Kamares, the island’s main port but it is well worth the drive. A short 5’ drive, from Elies resort to the coastal village of Vathi and a short walk after that takes you to one of the best tavernas of the island, right by the monastery of Taxiarchis, named ‘To Tsikali’ where you dine on only local specialties on tables set right on the seaside.

Perfect island, great people, wonderful hotel.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 16 August 2011

Went there a few summers back with the family and booked one of the suites. A great chill out place for a 3 day relaxing stay. The beach linked to the hotel was alright, but other nearby beaches are better. The service is amazing and the staff were really all helpful, welcoming and warm.
The breakfast is a highlight, it was very good and diverse, especially good was its location next to the water where you can feel the sea breeze in the morning.
I recommend this resort for a nice relaxing getaway, one of the best in Sifnos.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 17 June 2011

Small, beautiful hotel located on a picturesque tiny bay, at Vathi where you feel as time has stopped. Staff is friendly and polite and helpful, this makes the hotel special as you feel like a guest not like a customer! A definite recommendation to any one visiting Sifnos!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed 15 September 2010

We recently visited the Elies Resort in Sifnos. A wonderfully elegant resort, with warm, hospitable, and professional staff. Outstanding service especially from Rita at Housekeeping who went out of her way to assist repair my basketbag. Certainly beyond the call of duty but it exemplified the personal attention that prevails. Our room, #404 was spacious, light, minimalistically modern along the LIM psyche and one that suited the environs. Breakfast was delicious and bountiful. An enjoyable stay in Sifnos where we met wonderful people. Highly recommend this resort hotel.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 July 2009

To begin with the hotel from the outside is great, that puts you into a very good mood. The hotel has the most helpful and charming staff. They kill themselves to serve you. But the rooms are another story. We reserved superior rooms ( four rooms ) at the rate of 390 Euros a night, although on their web site those rooms were described as with sitting area and large bathroom with bathtub and sea view, what we got was not that at all. None of our rooms mathced this description. Most were without sea view and sitting area, and ours had a very small toilet and a shower at the opposite end of the room. When we complained they tried to sell us the junior suites for 560 Euros a night when we refused they told us that the was full. The hotel was practically empty.So they wanted to push us to get the suites. The pool side restaurant has a very limited menu but the food is very tasty.
The main restaurant has fantastic service and food. It is expensive, but in a resort you expect that. The beach in front of the hotel, although has sufficient private sun area, is a public beach in very sorry condition and the sea is usually choppy with clean waters. The breakfast is incredible, it includes even Moet champagne and every sort of eggs and beverages. I would recomend this hotel conditionally.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 May 2009

Elies is a very special place and we felt lucky to be there! The whole property is beautifully done and carefully maintained. So much thought has been put into making Elies perfect, and the owners should feel very proud of what they have achieved here. It is located on a stunning bay, but set back from the beach so that is does not at all detract from the peaceful vibe of the area. Our room was very well designed and had excellent furniture, lighting, and art. It was immaculate, and was serviced twice a day by very kind and cheerful ladies. In fact, all the members of staff that we met were very cheerful and clearly proud of the resort. Everyone wanted to be sure that we were enjoying ourselves (we were!), and we could tell that they were enjoying/taking pride in their jobs. It is so much easier to relax when one knows that the staff is not planning a rebellion! Breakfast (included) is fantastic - anything you could ever want, and more! Champagne! And a view that will never disappoint! We ate all of our other meals at Manolis, just down the beach, because it is great and we adore the owners. We love Greece so much and have never found an island hotel that made us feel so relaxed, comfortable, and welcome. Can't wait to get back to Elies!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2008

I was just looking to see if there were any new comments on Elies and I am dismayed to see that my review never went through. I had to pop in and boost this rating and hopefully help someone.

I stayed at Elies in June. It was amazing. I was so impressed. The room was super clean, large, cozy. Had a nice casual style. Big bathroom with large (full size?) Korres toiletries. Big deck with amazing view, we had breakfast out here most days.

We spent everyday at the beach. We had just come from Santorini where we did a lot, so we enjoyed the change with relaxing days by the water. The water is nice and shallow and extremely calm. It was also very quiet when we were there. My husband took out a kayak but I don't know what else was available. One thing that was annoying was these little spiky things in the sand all around the chairs. They hurt so we had to wear our flip flops to the water and then back.

As for food, we had complimentary breakfast in our room most days. We did go to the restaurant a couple times but it was pretty much the same as room service. Food was simple but tasty. The worst part of the whole resort was the really rude guy that answers the phone for room service. I hated him. I mean, really despised. I used to make my husband call for breakfast because he was so horrible. He didn't like him either, but I refused to call anymore.

Dinner was usually at the restaurant on the beach next door to the hotel so I can't comment on Elies dinner. I forget the name of that place but it was cute and authentic. I loved the cheese on the horiatiki salad and asked the owner about it, since it wasn't feta. She said she makes it herself every day and she pointed out that my husbands meat was pork she raised herself. I recommend it if you stay at the hotel.

I try and stay at the best hotels I can possibly find. During this trip we stayed at the Grande Bretagne in Athens, and Mystique in Santorini, and Elies was definitely up there with these.

  • Stayed June 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Elies Resort Sifnos
Address: Vathi 84003, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Sifnos > Vathi
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Vathi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Elies Resort Sifnos 5*
Number of rooms: 36
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