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La Maltese Estate Villa

La Maltese Estate Villa, Imerovigli greece

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An unusual exclusive property which has been converted from a former sea captain’s mansion. Reminiscent of a private member’s club, furnishings and decor are in an older more antique style, looking slightly tired in places which may be part of the charm.

Grounds have adequate sunbathing space, though both pools are compact and in an elevated position with ladders for access.

Suited to older guests looking for a property with some grandeur. Would also suit those with mobility problems due to the mainly flat grounds, unlike other properties in the resort.

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Exterior

A 200 year old mansion house in beige stone with green woodwork, archways and pillars. Balconies are reasonably sized, not all with sea views and some share a courtyard.

Property type: Hotel

Balcony/Terrace: All rooms

Storeys: 2

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Interior

Tiny reception of polished wood leads through to the main drawing room encompassing a piano bar and oval dining table. Mainly decorated in pale green and pink, with upholstered stately styled furnishings and curtains to match. Asian rugs adorn the floors with antique pieces and elegant artwork on the walls.

Rooms: 9

Grounds

Grounds consist of 2 staggered sunbathing terraces with a central seating area under a large shaded area featuring chunky wicker sofas. Dainty iron dining sets lead from the drawing room on the upper terrace and are adjacent to the raised plunge pool with a further pool which is located under a stone pavilion and accessed by a wooden ladder. Greenery is limited to a few plants in vases.

Location

Area Type: On the highest point of the caldera, overlooking the village and the cliffs below, in the centre of Imerovigli. There are a choice of restaurants, cafe bars and small shops within a few minutes’ walk, along with the bus stop for Fira, which can also be reached by a 15 minute walk. Hotel has private parking outside for those hiring a car.

Nearest beach: 9 km (Kamari)

Facilities

  • Bars
    • Poolside bar
    • Main Bar
  • Eating
    • All-buffet restaurant
    • Other
  • Pools
    • Square (5 yds)
    • Dip (4 yds)
  • Public facilities
    • Beauty/spa
    • Internet terminal(s)
    • Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Turkish Baths/Steam Room
    • WiFi Access
  • In-room facilities
    • Air conditioning
    • Hairdryer
    • Minibar/fridge
    • Safes
    • TV (English language)