“Spacious studio rooms built in Cycladic style on the clifftop of Folegandros, one of Greece’s tiniest islands”
The studios and apartment are stylishly simple and classically Greek: white-washed walls, blue shutters and bedclothes, a blue striped sofa, marble-topped table, kitchenette with electric rings and fridge - and a view to die for. There are some pretty touches - an antique wooden swivel chair, a stencilled black cat over the window, intricate lace doilies made on the island - but nothing too fancy. Directors' chairs and a paraffin lamp await on the balcony, for star-filled evenings al fresco. And everything works beautifully: plenty of hot water, a bath plug which fits, soft sheets, large towels. The sea-facing Blue Studios are worth the extra cost for the stunning views, but the village facing Green Studios get a slice of view too, often framed by flowers. The Suite offers a separate living area and kitchen, 2 spacious balconies and a prime spot overlooking the old town and Aegean Sea; but, location aside, we actually preferred the Blue Studios. Bathrooms have a shower cubicle and a hairdryer. Most rooms have a double bed and 1 or 2 single beds as well. One has been made accessible for wheelchair users, with a small space from where you can see the view. All have satellite TV, WiFi and air-conditioning.
The hotel provides a healthy breakfast including piping-hot omelettes, homemade cakes, preservative-free jams, freshly-squeezed orange juice, yoghurt and fruit salad - choose from the menu daily. The view from the bamboo-shaded pergola is stunning - just as well, as you may have to wait a while for your breakfast to arrive. A homely snack menu of, according to island stocks, omelettes, dips, pies and juices is available throughout the day and all rooms have kitchenette with electric rings, fridge, cooking equipment. For dinner, follow your nose down to one of the churchside village squares where, under the branches of a mulberry tree and a swinging string of light bulbs, a laughing waiter will avoid the darting children to serve you unbeatable home cooking on a wobbly wooden table. Artichokes with dill and potatoes, fava (split pea purée), kontosouvli (roast sweetbreads) and hot apple pie are springtime highlights. Previous clients have also recommended the Punta restaurant (in Chora), where the buses from the port turn around.
Well behaved children are welcome at the hotel, there are 3 cots available for little ones and a please all lunch menu. Babysitting isn't available and its cliffside location is not ideal for toddlers. Children over 3 years pay a supplement for an extra bed.
Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
Extra Beds Available