Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
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Set just a couple of hours’ boat ride from Athens, Spetses island is a popular choice with affluent Athenians. Boasting pretty seaside towns, pine forest scenery, secluded beaches and a crystalline sea – it's not hard to see why.
Located just inland from the hustle and bustle of the Old Harbour, Orloff Resort Hotel has a simple and elegant design. Rooms are cosy and comfortable and the addition of a beautiful pool, a wide range of spa treatments and various fitness classes makes this an ideal choice for all kinds of travellers. The staff here are charming and will go out of their way to ensure you have a good stay.
A good breakfast is included in most room rates (check detail below). The hotel has a great restaurant located a few minutes’ walk away in the Old Harbour. Light snacks are available to order at the hotel itself and some rooms come with kitchenettes.
The 22 rooms offer an elegant Grecian palette of white and pale grey dotted with the odd splash of colour. The modern, marble bathrooms are a nice touch, and come with the added treat of Korres products. Whilst the cheaper room options do come up small, there are larger options available and even a couple of standalone houses for hire (Superior House and The Old Mansion) which can sleep up to 10 people – perfect if you're travelling as a family or in a group.
There is a lovely pool – though it’s worth noting that it’s closed each afternoon in order to allow for quiet siesta-time. The hotel also offers a range of relaxing massages as well as yoga and pilates classes – ideal for keeping that holiday bod in shape. Or if you’re more culinarily inclined, cook up a storm with cookery classes available on request.
The lovely island of Spetses is a rather high-class affair with smart boutiques, restaurants and marinas. The hotel is nice and central, just a few minutes’ walk from the Old Harbour or a 15/20-minute walk from the new port, Dapia. Since the island is more-or-less car free, it is best explored by bike, scooter or even horse-drawn cart.
How to get there
Spetses ferry terminal is a 20-minute walk from the hotel (1.7km). The hotel can also arrange a shuttle bus to take you to / from the ferry terminal.
Spetses does not have an airport but there are frequent boats to the island from Piraeus port on the mainland which is a 50-minute drive from Athens Airport (50km). Otherwise you can drive to the closest jump-off point on the mainland – Kosta – which is a 2 hour 50-minute drive from Athens Airport (210km) and take a sea taxi to the island (around 5-minutes).