Fodor's Expert Review Miranda Hotel

Miaouli, Hydra Town, Hydra, 18040, Greece

Antiques lovers might feel right at home among the 18th- and 19th-century furniture and decor (Oriental rugs, wooden chests, nautical engravings, ceilings painted in detailed Venetian motifs) decorating this traditional Hydriot home, now a gracious small hotel. Built around 1810 for a Captain Danavasis—and now classified by the Ministry of Culture as a national monument—the hotel celebrated its 50th anniversary as a hotel in 2011 with a special book about its rich history. For a change of pace guests can head to the main salon, whose walls are hung with giant black-and-white photographs, or go outside to a garden lush with pink and red blossoms. The two suites on the top floor—numbers 2 and 3—have balconies, sea views, and graceful ceiling frescoes done by Venetian painters. The Continental breakfast is served in the interior courtyard.

PROS

  • peaceful garden
  • precious artworks on display
  • lovely breakfast with homemade elements

CONS

  • somewhat dated and smallish rooms
  • thin doors do not provide enough sound insulation
  • the cramped bathrooms could do with a makeover

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Quiet
Central
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 22980-52230

HOTEL DETAILS

14 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Feb., Free breakfast

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