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Smaragdi Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Artemonas
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 September 2012

We recently visited Sifnos and stayed at the Smaragdi Hotel in Artemonas. The hotel features garden style apartments at the base of Artemonas. The service was brilliant. The owner Andoni and the staff were extremely attentive, helpful and generous with their time and advice. The rooms were immaculate and serviced daily. They were on the small side but suited our needs and each features a patio or verandah. Breakfast is provided in the outdoor hotel cafe/restaurant and included in the room rate. The cafe is also opened in the evening. The village of Artemonas is astounding, especially in the evening and night with picturesque narrow winding streets leading to restaurants, taverna's and cafe's. The hotel is well situated with easy access to the buses which run routinely from Artemonas to all other major towns and beaches on the island. I would recommend the hotel to anyone wishing to experience an island village away from the traps of other beachside accommodation.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 August 2012

I have visited Sifnos a number of times and have stayed at Smaragdi hotel most of them.
For me, the top 3 assets of Smaragdi are:
-#1 location: Artemonas is soooo beautiful and Smaragdi is at the central, quiet, square. The bus station for all beaches is a 1-minute walk and Apollonia (Sifnos' capital) a 15-minute walk through the village with magnificent views.
-#2 Antonis: as already stated by many others, Antonis is the hotel's heart! He is the owner and "tour-guide", always eager to help you and give you the inside information on the best locations on the island. He makes everyone feel at home.
-#3 breakfast: breakfast is served until late (I think 13.00) and it includes whatever you imagine... fresh orange juice, all kinds of coffees and teas, omelets, home made bread, greek yogurt with fresh fruits and honey, eggs with bacon, croissant....

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

Great hotel with excellent staff and the amazing owner Antonis! I have been there twice: July 2011 and Aug 2012 and when I go to sifnos I'll stay there again! The location of the hotel in Artemonas is very convenient - just 5 min drive or 15-20 min walk from Apollonia and very near the bus stop. The rooms are nice, very clean and with nice private verandas. The best thing is the breakfast in the great outdoor garden-veranda: excellent decoration, fantastic music and amazing coffee & omeletes, crepes, waffles etc!!! I feel like home in Smaragdi.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 June 2012

We stayed for four nights in May 2012 and had a fabulous time. The hotel has been gretly improved since we were last in Artemonis and is a credit to Antonis and his friendly staff. There is a most attractive, recently upgraded, outdoor bar area where breakfast is served (the best we have ever had in Greece).

Our room, which was cleaned thoroughly every day, had a large balcony with spectacular views.

We will definitely stay at the Smaragdi again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

antonis made our stay not only pleasent, but with his personal attention- we felt at home.

his hotel is situated in the central part of the island, making it convenience to see the different parts of sifnos.

we will gladly come back to sifnos and no doubt- come back to smaragdi hotel!

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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

very clean rooms with modern decoration and the owner make the best capuccino ever....and of course he is very helpfull and he has a good sence of humour,i will defenitly recomment this place

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

We stayed at the Smaragdi Hotel for 4 nights last week and I’m so glad we chose it.We got off the bus from Kamares (the port) which leaves you right at the village square in Atemonas, and the Smaragdi Hotel is in the village Square.The room we got was lovely, bright and airy with a balcony looking out on the square and the villages beyond. Atemonas is particularly lovely in the evening as the sun sets and all the kids are out playing, neighbours are chatting, and it really is a taste of Greek village life.The bathroom was stocked with great yves rocher toiletries, and plenty of fresh towels were provided every day and our room was made up when we returned exhausted from another day in the heat. The breakfast at Smaragdi was lovely and really laid back, it is served outside on the shady terrace, and you can get delicious Greek yoghurt, fresh fruit, bread rolls and fresh capuccinos or a pot of coffee. We also had freshly squeezed orange juice every morning, I can’t emphasise how relaxed the atmosphere is at this hotel, its one of those places that makes it look like running a hotel is easy! The main village Appollonia is within walking distance along the marble paths, through the village of Pano Petali, also don’t forget to climb up through the streets of Artemonas to the top of the village to see the lighthouses, theres a fantastic view out over the sea. The people in the villages are friendly and after a few days you start to recognise the locals.I would love to return to Sifnos and if I do I would stay in Smaragdi Hotel again, it has everything you could want from a hotel and was great value too !

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Smaragdi Hotel

Address: Central Square, Artemonas 840 03, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Sifnos > Artemonas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Artemonas
Price Range: £49 - £101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Smaragdi Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a distance of only 5km from Kamares port and 1km from Apollonia, you can reach the most picturesque and traditional village of the island, Artemonas. Smaragdi hotel is situated in Artemona's main square. "Smaragdi" features 12 rooms, recently built according to traditional architecture of Sifnos, fully equipped providing all the facilities for a pleasant stay: Direct dial phone Mini bar Colour TV Individually controlled air conditioning Safety deposit box Individual balcony ... more   less 
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