Fodor's Expert Review Poseidonion Grand Hotel

Dapia, Spetses Town, Spetses, 18050, Greece Fodor's Choice

Set with fin-de-siècle cupolas, imposing mansard roof, and elegant neoclassical facade, this landmark mansion was acclaimed as the Saronic gulf's own Hotel Negrescu in 1914—like that Nice landmark, this hotel was built to attract the cosmopolitan ocean-liner set and, today, the Poseidonion has been hailed as the most elegant hotel in all the Greek islands. While restoration has preserved its aristocratic aura, it also brought everything into the 21st century, replete with minimal mod furniture and loads of classy five-star hotel luxuries. There is a renovated historic wing and a new wing (done in the original style) next to the main pool. The Verandah Restaurant offers a high-style menu of Mediterranean delicacies, while the Library Brasserie offers delicious Athenian cuisine lit up with flashes of local Spetses flavors. An outpost of the top Athens cocktail bar, The Gin Joint shakes and stirs cool and colorful potions on the hotel's large terrace overlooking the cyan-blue Saronic Gulf. Treat yourself at the excellent Asian Spa with one of the many Ayurvedic therapies complementing the better-known massages and treatments.

PROS

  • the beautiful landmark building is "the place to stay"
  • impeccable service
  • simple but elegant guest rooms with high ceilings

CONS

  • not all rooms have a sea view
  • occasional hot-water issues in the grand old building
  • fills quickly in high season, so book early

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 22980-74553

HOTEL DETAILS

52 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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