The village possesses fascinating surroundings and currently 12 distinctive, independent guesthouses which offer precious moments of relaxation and revival. Each dwelling has its own specific characteristics, but regardless of which one you choose, you will be impressed by their comfort, elegance and unique aesthetics.
The Hotel can be found on the island of Crete in an area of great natural beauty, surrounded by the largest olive grove on the island.
On approaching Kapsaliana you will realise that the hotel is the village itself, a fascinating group of stone buildings of Cretan and Venetian architecture, nestling in peaceful surroundings with superb views of the countryside and the sea.
It is the perfect place for rest and relaxation, particularly as the whole settlement has been painstakingly renovated using natural materials to create a harmonious blend of old and new. The mixture of the traditional Cretan architecture of the houses and courtyards combined with Venetian carved stone vaults and outside staircases, make it a visually appealing compound.
Seventeen of the original houses have been carefully converted into comfortable elegant, cosy guest houses clustered around the old Olive Press.
Four new houses have been created to the same architecture as the original houses.
Each house is individual in design and has all modern amenities within simple, tasteful interiors. Most houses have their own fireplace, private terrace, free internet access, music channels, satellite TV, mini bar, air-conditioning and central heating.
“Kentavros” is the name of a spacious double room with a living room corner and a bedroom with double bed and beautiful view over the gorge, the western part of the village and the green hill full of myrtle. Located on the first floor, it also features a small balcony at the entrance of the room.
The double room “Izar” has one bedroom with double bed, fireplace and private terrace. It is located on the first floor of the complex overlooking the courtyard of the old olive mill. The room can be connected with the room “Altair” and make a comfortable single space with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 terraces and separate entrances.
The “Hyades” have given their name to a comfortable double room in the main building complex of the old olive mill. The room has a double bed and fireplace, with the original wooden beams and stone openings. In the double room “Hyades”, couples can enjoy their holidays in Crete all year round in a room decorated with great taste offering all modern amenities.
The Double Room “Eridanus” has a bedroom with double bed, a sitting corner by a decorative fireplace and a dressing room next to the bathroom. It is centrally located in front of the spacious paved square, which is a continuation of the courtyard of the old olive mill. The room is ideal for couples looking for a delightful comfortable room for their stay in Crete.
Tip: The Double Room “Eridanus” used to be the home of the so-called “tritaris”, i.e. the man who was responsible for the cultivation of the surrounding fields of the monastery and who took 1/3 of the harvest.
The superior double room “Libra” has a spacious bedroom with a double bed, beautiful bathroom, dressing room and sitting corner. The room can comfortably accommodate a couple. It also has a private entrance, its own courtyard with fragrant flowers and parking space outside the door of the courtyard. From the large private terrace you can enjoy the views over the canyon.
The “Libra” room can be connected to the “Hydra” room and be transformed into a lovely house with 2 bedrooms, living room, 2 bathrooms, fireplace, garden, patio and private entrance.
“Berenices” is a superior double room. It has a small sitting corner, where the sofa can host an extra person, a double bed and fireplace. The large private terrace offers a lovely view over the lush western side of the village and the sea. The room is located on the first floor of the complex.
The bright star of Altair gives its name to a Superior Double Room. It features a double bedroom with a private terrace and doors that connect it with the room “Izar”. The room “Altair” has a wonderful view over the olive groves and the sea, while its own stone staircase connects the terrace of the room with the pool. It is ideal for couples looking for a cosy room or for families, as the space can be connected to the adjacent room “Izar”.
“Hydra” is the name of a comfortable suite. It has a small living room and a sofa that can accommodate 1 child, a fireplace and an archway that connects to the bedroom with a double bed. The suite also has a small garden; it is located on the ground floor and overlooks the west side of the village and the canyon with myrtles. The suite “Hydra” can be connected to the “Libra” room and transformed into a lovely house with 2 bedrooms, living room, 2 bathrooms, fireplace, garden, patio and private entrance.
Search for Sirius in the sky while staying in the homonymous suite. The suite has a living room with a sofa bed that can become 2 single beds suitable for 1 or 2 children, and is connected by a traditional arch with the bedroom that has old beams and a fireplace. This is an ideal choice for families with one or two children.
The Perseus constellation gives its name to a comfortable suite, with a traditional arch that connects the living room to the bedroom with a double bed. It is decorated with authentic Cretan elements located on the ground floor of the central building complex.
Tip: There is an authentic Cretan oven at the entrance of the “Perseus” suite.
Superior Junior Suites
This unique junior suite is located in the centre of the Hotel, overlooking the terrace with the restaurant’s pergola. The «Aquarius» suite has a beautiful arch in the middle connecting the sleeping area to the terrace and the sitting corner with the fireplace to the northern terrace. Walk up the stone stairs to sit in the large terrace with the wonderful view over the olive groves and the sea. The large terrace on the north side has its own entrance and direct access to the outdoor parking space. It is an ideal choice for both winter and summer holidays and a great choice for couples looking for a peaceful and quiet stay.
The beautiful open plan suite “Pegasus” is spliced with stone walls has a sitting corner and a double bed where from the terrace you will enjoy the panoramic view over the olive grove and sea. This is the perfect choice for couples who want to combine a relaxing stay in a traditionally decorated room with a large private terrace.
The comfortable, two-room suite “Cassiopeia” features a living room and a bedroom with a double bed. Each room has its own private terrace, while the suite has also a dressing room. It is located on the floor of the main building complex with beautiful view from the private terrace over the lush western side of the village. Ideal for couples who want to spend their holidays in Crete in a delightful room.
This is the beautiful story of Andromeda, and “Andromeda” is a beautiful Superior Suite with a loft where is the bedroom and a bright living room with a large fireplace. The suite also features a private terrace with beautiful views over the square of the village. Ideal for couples who want an outstanding place for their stay in Crete.
The Superior Junior Suite “Orion” is a beautiful and comfortable suite, suitable for couples, located on the floor of the main building, the olive mill. It features a spacious living room where an arch leads to the bedroom with double bed and fireplace. From the private terrace you can enjoy a wonderful seaview and search for the beautiful star of Orion, while the windows overlook the village square full of lemon and orange trees.
The “Pleiades” suite is a spacious, 2-room suite with a sitting area, fireplace and bedroom. Both the living room and the bedroom have access to the terrace with the pergola and the garden. The suite overlooks the lush hillside and is ideal for families looking for a unique suite to stay in Crete. Ideal for families with children because of the outdoor protected space.
Located on the ground floor, the “Cygnus” is a small single room with an arched entrance leading to the bed. This is an ideal choice for single travellers or families with a child who wants a separate room.
The privately owned Olive Press has been transformed into a lounge area for guests, complete with fireplace, comfortable armchairs and sofas, TV corner, books and magazines.
There is also a large outdoor swimming pool for guests to swim, sunbathe and enjoy cool drinks and snacks from the bar.
At the centre of the settlement is a large stone building with outside terrace and garden square, this houses the reception, restaurant/café and lounge. Our restaurant and café allow you to enjoy a delicious meal or drink in front of a blazing fire or outside on the terrace. The terrace is covered by a pergola and can cater for groups of up to 150 people; in addition, the reception area includes a small lounge and a gift shop selling local handicrafts.