Concierge.com's insider take:
The isolated location—and the fancy service—of this family-run hotel would make a perfect setting for an Agatha Christie novel. The Art Nouveau–style mansion contains four suites, and the classic wood-floor-and-antique aesthetic throughout may be a bit fussy (enough with the dried flower arrangements…). Yet the rooms have lovely views of the sea and the little port of Agios Nikolaos. The property is set far from the island's crowded resorts, and those who prefer linen tablecloths and an extra-attentive staff will find what they want here. The traditional village of Volimes, the Blue Caves, and the much-photographed Shipwreck Beach (where the remains of a 1970s shipwreck are hunkered in the sand) are all nearby. The Nobelos family takes pains to cater to your every need: Boats and bikes are for hire, there's twice-daily maid service, and breakfast is served on the patio overlooking the water.
Closed for Christmas.