Twenty years ago, we visited Hydra on our honeymoon. We went back to Hydra, our favorite place on earth, for our 20th anniversary in October 2013. The Mistral Hotel made this trip even more wonderful than we could have ever imagined. The setting is a beautiful old building that has been remodeled but kept old charm. The garden courtyard of tables is available for dining or visiting at any time. The lobby is stately, classy and comfy. The decor of the entire hotel is in keeping with Greek art and is beautifully presented everywhere one looks. The hotel is meticulously clean. Our hotel room on the 2nd floor was so very nice. Besides a bathroom with tub and shower, there was a small refrigerator, wardrobe cupboard, dressing table, and louvered doors that opened to a tiny deck with a marvelous view of the garden next door, the roof tops of the village, and a corner of the Aegean Sea and the mountains. Owners Jenny & Theo and all of the Mistral Staff were always friendly and cordial.
The daily breakfasts offered to guests between 8:00 and 10:30 every morning are something to speak about. We were blown away! Theo prepares the meals. It begins with a warm vegetable puree in a little glass. Following that, guests are treated to an amazing parade of varied courses--each a little different each day--such as: fruite juice, egg in an egg cup, tomatoes with olive oil and feta, kalamata olives, dolomathes, a square of cheese pie or spanakopita, bread, fresh fruit such as melon and grapes, a fruity gelatin mold, ham/cheese on toast, followed by a delicious pastry of some kind. Of course tea and coffee are poured non-stop. The music that played during these morning breakfasts was beautiful. The ambiance of this experience made us feel that there could be nothing better in the universe at that moment!
We stayed for four nights. We can't wait to return. What a wonderful experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mistral is a 3 star hotel located just 3 minutes from Hydra's port. A stone mansion with 17 rooms that its proud in keeping Hydra's traditional colors and atmosphere. All rooms are renovated with modern facilities and comfort. In our flowered garden you can enjoy a different breakfast everyday, homemade with traditional products. Mistral and Hydra ....both simple yet elegant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mistral Hotel Hydra