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1. Delfini – Kamarai
The best hotel in Kamarai (where the ferry port is located) and the most family-friendly hotel on the island. Very friendly, family-run aparthotel with compact rooms and suites with mini-fridges (some) and balconies/verandahs. Superior double rooms come with outdoor hydromassage tubs, suites have seating areas, and the 2-bedroom family rooms have terraces with private plunge pools. The on-site pool is small, but there’s a beautiful infinity pool at the ‘7 seas’ cafe/bar steps away. The hotel offers a nice complimentary breakfast, restaurant with fantastic sea views, and is within walking distance of the Kamares port. Hotel Phone: +30 2284033740.
2. Alexandros Hotel – Platis Gialos
Constructed in the style of a small village (multi-level complex), this warm, family-run hotel has tastefully decorated rooms with mini bars, sofa beds and balconies/terraces overlooking the bay &pool/garden. Has a poolside snack bar, a filling breakfast buffet and a sandy beach within walking distance with tavernas and restaurants en route. Hotel Phone: +30 2284071300-2.
3. Niriedes Hotel – Platis Gialos
Delightful, small, hillside boutique hotel having chic ‘Standard,’ ‘Superior,’ and ‘VIP’ suites with artwork, custom-designed furniture, kitchenettes, mini-bars and balconies with sea views. Superior suites add sofa beds, bathtubs (some) and an additional balcony while the VIP suites have spacious (2m) sofa beds and a verandah with panoramic bay views. Has a pool & jacuzzi, lobby with a fireplace and an art gallery. Hotel Phone: +30 22840 71530.
4. Platys Gialos Hotel – Platis Gialos
Located on the far end of the Platys Gialos beach, this quiet, family-run hotel has spotless, austere rooms and suites with mini-fridges and balconies with ocean views. Suites are more spacious with seating areas and 4-poster beds. There’s a decent-sized pool, a snack bar and private beach. Guests can use the paddle boards and kayaks for free. Enjoys a good location; many excellent restaurants, cafes and bars are a few minutes walk away. Hotel Phone: +30 2284071324.
5. Petali Village Hotel – Apollonia
Set on a hillside, a short walk away from the Apollonia town center, this charming hotel has spotless, island-style rooms, suites and apartments with minibars and pretty, vine-covered verandahs with town & sea views. Suites add 4-poster beds and sofa beds, and the apartments add full kitchens (full size fridges, washer/dryers, ovens) and living rooms with sofa beds. Hotel has a heated pool with a hot tub, an ample buffet breakfast in the roof garden, and electric bikes for hire. And it’s perfectly located to explore some of Sifnos best hiking trails. Hotel Phone: +30 22840 33024.
6. Selana Suites – Chrisopigi
Pleasant boutique hotel with all-white, airy rooms and suites with fridges and balconies/verandahs. Upgrades have sofa beds and the top-end VIP suites have bathtubs and bigger verandahs. Has a good-sized infinity pool. It’s set in a remote location; there’s a monastery and a beach with two beachfront tavernas within walking distance. Hotel Phone: +30 22840 71217.
7. Verina Astra – Artemonas
Excellent, hillside, 7-unit, seasonal hotel (April to mid-October) featuring elegantly decorated rooms and suites with stone floors, local artwork, coffee facilities, ipod docks, fridges and large private terraces. Upgrades add kitchenettes, lounges, mini bars and sofa beds. Serves up great food (organic produce), has an infinity pool and there’s a beach a short walk away. Hotel Phone: +30 6976 867641.
8. Elies Resort – Vathi Beach
Cycladic village-style hotel, by the seashore having sophisticated rooms, suites and pool villas with contemporary art, mini bars, bathtubs, and verandahs. Pool villas have kitchenettes (cooking hobs, ovens), jacuzzis, ice machines and private pools with open air lounges. ‘Senior’ pool villas and above add small independent butler rooms and the top end ‘executive’ pool villas add more bedrooms and bathrooms; guests can use an electric car within the hotel grounds. There’s a beach, pool with pool bar, restaurant, tennis court and an art shop. Hotel Phone:+30 210 9698 100.