A historical waterfront house on the island of Kastelorizo has been converted into a boho-chic hotel by French architect Marie Rivalant. With just seven rooms and a romantic island setting, this is the perfect place for complete escapism. 

Kastelorizo made Parisian designer Marie fall in love three times: first with the island itself, then with a man living there and finally with an old, waterfront house. So she moved to the island, married the man, and bought the house. 

Location

Everything about this stunning little island is quiet and peaceful. Surrounded by the jewelled turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Kastellorizo allows you to experience authentic island life while enjoying its neo-classic architecture and all its charm. Cobblestone alleys and traditional colourful mansions dot the scenic village and the waterfront is lined with tavernas and café-bars that spoil you for choice. Mediterraneo Kastelorizo Hotel is away from the crowds at night, and by day this side of the bay is also quiet, making it an ideal place to swim in crystal clear water.

Character & Style

Marie decided to turn the house into a little hotel and did so without trying to make an overwhelming design statement. The house was charming enough as it was, so Marie kept its traditional flair but added pops of colour, arty bathrooms and oriental details- giving it a touch of the exotic. Its simple, unpretentious atmosphere is what makes this place special.

Room types

Overall, Marie has created a delightful little haven with seven vibrantly coloured bedrooms, some of which look over the harbour and a sunbathing terrace on the quayside. The rooms are spread over two floors and offer lots of light and a nice breeze as they face the sea, and others have a more oriental feel, with mattresses on a sleeping platform. A gorgeous suite occupies the ground floor that opens out into the azure waters of the Mediterranean. A bathing ladder leads you to your own private infinity pool where you can swim in the stunning turquoise Mediterranean Sea.

Food

A Mediterranean breakfast is a blend of Greek, French and Turkish delicacies including yoghurt, nuts, homemade preserves, cheese and freshly baked bread; this is served on the terrace. 

Facilities/ Services 

  • Breakfast included
  • Attached bathroom with a dryer
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Snacks & drinks (on request)
  • Dinner (on request)
  • Sun beds & beach towels
  • Canoes & diving equipment
  • Laundry (extra charge)
  • Baby sitting (extra charge)

Ideal for… families, couples and anyone looking to swim, relax and take in the island’s entire beauty. Also those in search of a wellbeing getaway as there are yoga retreats held here in the months of May, June and October. 

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This article was written/ edited by a team member of IN+SIGHTS GREECE.

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