A beautiful boutique hotel in a charming village on the beautiful island of Sifnos. Hospitality was outstanding and I wish I could give six stars! Very clean rooms, delicious breakfasts and a great vibe. The owner was so helpful in answering any questions and guiding us to the best places on the island that it added tremendously to our wonderful stay in paradise. Would visit again!
Smaragdi Hotel is a wonderful place to stay in the charming village of Artemonas. Owner Antonis went out of his way to welcome us and help with travel advice, and his staff was delightful. The hotel’s location is perfect, right in the center of town and very close to the Artemonas bus stop, yet still quiet and peaceful. It was very easy to catch a bus and explore the island. A full breakfast is included, and every selection we tried was delicious — and there are many options to choose from. Would definitely stay here again. Highly recommend.
This was our second time here and we were not disappointed. Owner and staff were very accommodating and the location is perfect. Some of the rooms have been remodeled recently and they have done a great job. The breakfast that came with our room was very good !
We stayed at Smaragdi Hotel for a month earlier this year and it was a brilliant choice. Our room was simple in the Cycladic style, conveniently appointed and comfortable with a private terrace surrounded by lovely gardens. The breakfasts included in the room rate are outstanding and varied. We soon learned that its owner, Antonis, is very proud of his property and his staff, both justifiably so. Everyone shows sincere interest in their guests and goes to endless lengths to ensure they experience the hospitality, experiences and sights that Sifnos has to offer. Plus on top of that, everyone is so much fun. Before long we no longer felt like guests, but friends. Smaragdi is the Greek word for emerald and this hotel is aptly named. It’s a jewel.
As the title says this hotel is the friendliest hotel my wife and I have been to, I believe it’s family run. Everyone is warm, welcoming and accommodating which creates a lovely atmosphere. The owner is a massive sweetheart and I want him to be my best friend. Delicious breakfast as well as coffee. As someone who has to have lactose free milk I was at first disappointed to hear the only alternative is almond milk as coffee + almond milk is a terrible mix but it was genuinely some of the best coffee I’ve ever had (and I’m always on the hunt for good coffee). The location is nice and quiet near a lot of hiking trails as well as some lovely local restaurants or if you want to walk for a bit it’s right by Apollonia which has more hustle and bustle. The rooms are currently being renovated which meant we unfortunately got one of the ones which weren’t done up. It was still clean with a fantastic view, shower was a little small but other than that great all round experience.…
The hotel is situated in Artemonas. Very nice location in a quiet village. Hotel is few minute walk from the center through charming alleys. The room was quiet , clean , comfy . Newly renovated. Friendly hospitality.
We struggled to find a spot to stay on Sifnos but were extremely happy with our decision to book Smaragdi. The updated rooms were well-decorated and extremely clean and cozy. The restaurant was delicious. We had one of our most memorable meals on the island there and the made to order breakfast is a delicious way to start the day. The hotel is well-located. The staff are extremely friendly. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this gem of a hotel. Looking forward to returning one day.
Our 9 nighs stay in Smargadi Hotel in Artemonas was an excellent choice. Beautiful Artemonas is a magnificent place to stay while in Sifnos, with easy access to anywhere on the island. Smaragdi Hotel is just next to the bus station, in front of the beautiful church. Adonis, the owner, is an excellent host. Always smiling and ready to help and to offer advice about where to go and what to see, what will be best everyday and in each wheather condition, where to find good music and so on. Together with his attentive team they managed to point to the special things that made our stay fantastic. Our room was always meticulously cleaned and has a private balcony, overlooking the square and the church. Not less important is the fantastic breakfast, with several choices of omelets ,pancakes, thick greek yogurt with fruit or granola and more. And of course we enjoyed daily the best coffee - whichever kind you like. The hotel also operates Smaragdi restaurant - with intelligent and delicious food choices, of which I recommended heartily in the restaurant section. Stay in Smargadi Hotel - you will enjoy every moment!…
I found this hotel really nice and warm! the staff and Mr. Antonis do all the best to make you feel comfortable and at home in a cosy atmosphere. Altough my room was not extremely new esp. the bathroom (I recommend to install a shower holder) the accomodation was comfy and pieceful as the island itself. Far from the crowd of the beaches and with Apollonia in reach of a 20 minuted walk thru beautiful steps, it is the perfect spot to visit, hike the island and reach pretty beaches with buses starting at 9 am near your breakfast area. Antonis will advise on how to organize your activites and I strongly recommend to eat dinner there as other tested places are lower in quality and food disply.
My wife and I just returned from three weeks in Greece, and we still dream of the magical island of Sifnos, and the phenomenal Smaragdi hotel. There are surely many other hotels and restaurants on the island, so here are the reasons why we recommend this one: First, the owner, Antonis, is amazing. Every day he suggested the best possible places for us to explore on the island - places we never would have seen otherwise, including many hidden gems. Our first day was one of the best days of our lives (going to several of the most beautiful places we've ever seen), and it's all due to his great recommendations! (The rest of the staff was also excellent! Everyone gave top service.) Additionally, the meals are phenomenal. Among all the Greek islands, Sifnos is famous for its great food, so, during our visit, we tried almost all of the top-ranked restaurants on TripAdvisor. This hotel deserves top marks for its food alone. For example, we love Greek salads, which we eat all the time (both at home and during our many visits to the Greek islands.) Smaragdi had by far the best Greek salad we have ever tasted. Not only were the ingredients the most fresh and delicious imaginable, but they add a local cheese (instead of using the traditional feta), which is mind-blowing. The location is also superb. Artemonas seems like a better place to stay than other villages on the island, but it's so easy to get everywhere else by walking or by a cheap, easy bus ride. We didn't have a car, but Antonis made everything so easy for us, explaining how to get everywhere we needed. There were so many superb hikes and walks that were just moments from our room. We could go on and on, but you get the idea: This place is a gem!…