I was looking forward to my stay in Blue Sand Hotel, as I knew where it is situated and was sure that it would be lovely. Indeed, the hotel is a true gem, with just a few room so it has the atmosphere of a boutique hotel. Amazing design which takes the traditional architecture of the Aegean islands a step further, with really modern, minimal touches. Impeccably decorated in every aspect. Our room was not huge but spacey all the same, with most furniture built into it (such as the bed and small couch). The bathroom was modern and clean with Korres amenities which are my favorite. The small terrace had an amazing view, as is the case for all rooms really.
The breakfast / cafe area is lovely, with the best views. The greatest place to relax in the late afternoon, home some coffee and enjoy the sunset. Whatever we tried was delicious (best coffee on the island, fresh fruit salad, great snack menu - we tried the chicken fajitas which was unexpectedly tasty). Breakfast was not buffet, but fresh and tasty all the same.
The hotel is situated overlooking the island's most known and accesible beach, Agkali, which has nearby cafes and restaurants unlike most beaches which offer no facilities at all. The sea is beautiful with crystal clear water. And all that within a minute's walk down the steps from the hotel. Towels, umbrellas and chairs were available for hotel guests.
But perharps the nicest touch was personalized service by the owners, Katerina and Nikos, as well as Stavros at the bar. They were all very friendly and welcomed us warmly. Apart from the free transport to and from the port, Nikos was always available to drive us wherever we wanted (at a cost), which was a real plus as we didn't have a car with us.
Overall I thought the hotel offers great value for money for a trully special stay and I look forward to staying there on my next visit! Could not recommend it more strongly!
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