Fodor's Expert Review Pyrgos of Mytilene

Eleftherios Venizelou 49, Mytilini, Lesvos, 81100, Greece

A restored 1916 mansion in the ornate Second Empire style, replete with amazing white-and-Grecian-blue tile work, fuses modern-day amenities and 19th-century nostalgia, with the emphasis on the latter in the frilly guest rooms. Period furniture, chandeliers, and stucco moldings are standard issue, but each room comes with its own style and color scheme (pistachio green to Venetian red). Particularly charming are the round rooms in the towers. On nice mornings, head to the veranda for the breakfast of local breads, fruits, preserves, and other products. For those who wish, full board is available.

PROS

  • handsome exterior looking out onto the sea
  • excellent breakfast
  • some rooms have expansive sea views

CONS

  • room decor verges on kitsch, with too much gilt and gold
  • no pool
  • a little fussy for casual travelers

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Quiet
Residential Area
Grande Dame
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 22510-27977 | 22510-25069

HOTEL DETAILS

12 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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