The Lost Unicorn sets a precedent with its name; you expect it to be magical. Fortunately, it lives up to the expectation at every turn. From its setting, nestled at the edge of a village square, shaded by an ancient plane tree and surrounded by similarly vast, spreading boughs, to the charm and humour of its owners ( they are a Greek/ English couple and seem ably to combine the best aspects of both nationalities) to the colourful characters who populate the surrounding area (there's an old guy who wears a plastic-covered photo of his late wife on his chest!) and from the charming, hilly walks to the calm, pleasant beaches, this really offers the best of all worlds to anyone wanting to experience a taste of Greece more authentic and beguiling than the all-laid-on escort. Granted, there's no pool but the beaches are within close reach and, nearby, a resort called 12 seems to be pretty cool about non-guests using the facilities as long as you buy a drink or somesuch. There are places to eat out but it's way too tempting to stay in of an evening with one of the owners donning his whites to serve up food that retains a distinctly sophisticated flavour; a welcome change if you've been doing the taverna lunch thing every day. Tranquil without being even remotely dull: we can't wait to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lost Unicorn occupies an 19th century mansion at the central square of Tsagarada. It is furnished with antiques and its rooms have private bathrooms and balconies. Other room facilities include Cocomat mattresses, flat screen TVs, safes. hair-dryer, refrigerators and free Wi-Fi internet. The Lost Unicorn features a wonderful restaurant with velvet chairs and crystal chandeliers, a baby grand piano and a Victorian fireplace. In the Summer months the guest dine at a magical flower-filled terrace with a small fountain, that overlooks the oldest Plane Tree in Europe. The hotel’s chef specialises in a fusion of French and Italian cuisine prepared with local produce. The hotel also features a well-stocked Library and games’ room where guests can relax and enjoy a book or listen to vinyl records and an aristocratic Salon filled with antiques where guests can have a drink from the Honesty Bar.The beaches of Mylopotamos and Damouhari are just a ten minutes’ drive away. Hotel rooms: 8 all en-suite with large shower enclosed cubicles. Most rooms have balconies and high ceilings with colonial fans or Air Condition. We also serve the best Full English breakfast in Pelion! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lost Unicorn Hotel
- The Lost Unicorn Hotel Greece/Tsagkarada