We chose the Ziakis because of its location and excellent reviews so had no problem with the hill as it was our choice in order to get the wonderful view from our balcony. A 15 minute walk down the goat path each evening brought us to the restaurants and bars (thanks for the advice about bringing a torch) and it was easier and quicker to walk along to the bus stop at the top of the hill than to walk into the village. Other than check in and out we did not see or speak to anyone from the hotel as we were out every day and did not use the pool or bar although both looked inviting. The whole complex was spotlessly clean and the gardens well maintained and we had no complaints whatever with our room or furnishings, it was nice to have the option of a bath as well as a shower. We do not go on holiday to watch TV so I didn't even miss one, much better to look at the ever changing view from the balcony.
I would have no problem recommending these well appointed studios and apartments to anyone with good mobility who wants a quiet location with a fabulous view.