Hotel Platys Yialos is a terrific find on an island quickly increasing in popularity but still small enough and traditional enough to get a genuine taste of the Greek isles. Reading the older reviews I cannot help but believe that thie hotel msut be under new ownership. Our experience here has been fantastic. The hotel is well-located in the best Bach in Sifnos. They offer free breakfast which I highly recommend. Contrary to a previous review there was always butter and jam on the breakfast buffet and if anything had run out it was quickly replenished upon request. They served fresh fried eggs on the bar and had the most fantastic hand-squeezed orange juice.
Another reviewer mentioned there is free wifi in the common areas but not in the rooms. We found the free wifi accessible from everywhere in and around the hotel and even on the beach and an adjacent tavern. Sifnos is generally well-connected, the island sponsors free wifi in many areas a this has helped us greatly to keep our phone use down.
The rooms all have beautiful views and there are sizes to meet all needs. Our room was kept impeccably clean. There are safes in the rooms large enough for a small laptop. But you could leave it out, our electronics and personal items were never disturbed.
Bur the best thing I can say is how wonderful the proprietor is. He was a concierge of sorts, helping us to make arrangements. He was especially helpful when my sister threw her back out and could not attend the family wedding with us. The proprietor helped us to find the right medicine for her and even checked on her while the rest of the family was at the wedding. That was very kind of him - not expected but very much appreciated. My only negative comment is that the showers in some rooms are a bit small but that is par for the course in Greece.
Sifnos is a wonderful small island with an authentic taste of Greek island life. And this hotel was perfect for our stay. It wasn't the Ritz, but then again we neither wanted nit expected it to be .
One note of caution: if you do not have a car, make your bus or taxi arrangements well in advance as they tend to get booked around the ferry times. But Hotel Platys Yialos is very walkable to dozens of shops and restaurants located on the beach. I highly recommend lunch or dinner at the adjacent Restaurant Mezodopoleion. Excellent food at reasonable prices and just a stone's throw away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Platys Gialos was built from the Greek government as a Xenia from one of the most known Greek architects Mr.Aris Konstantinidis. In 1971 our family bought this hotel renovated many times and still operating it until today without destroying it's character and spirit. Xenia was built by the Greek government in the early 60s in order to attract and develop tourism in Greece. The most ideal spots were chosen and this is basically our main advantage.We are offering relaxing holidays by the beach just meters away seas crystal water. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Platis Yialos Sifnos