The "Orloff" is a genuine, historic Hydra mansion, turned to an A' class hotel.
It has all characteristics of the traditional architecture of Hydra: thick walls, hidden interior courtyards and a beautiful garden. The house was built by the admiral G.Orloff in 1798, and has been lovingly restored to Hydra's finest and most characterisitic hotel.
Hydra, at the time, was one of the rare territories with relative freedom, and was called "little England" thanks to its powerful fleet and great wealth.
G. Orloff fell in love with the island and decided to built a house on it.
This is up to this day, the Orloff House, a hospitable space for fun and relaxation.
The Orloff stands on an advantageous site, very central and yet very calm.
It has easy access to everything: the port, the closest swimming spot "Spilia", the historic Hydra pharmacy and hospital, the metropolitan church, a monastery built in the 1600s, as well as the telephone company and the traditional Market Place.
At two minutes walk from the Orloff one is at the unique Hydra port, to taste its vivacity at all times of the day, the restaurants and bars and night life.
If one prefers to stay at the Orloff one can enjoy a relaxed yet joyful and animated atmosphere.
The Orloff is a small exclusive hotel with only 9 rooms each with a character of its own. While the old architectural splendor has been left untouched all modern comforts are provided.
Interiors are authentic and unpretentious.
It is the outcome of a harmonious blend of old family elements with soft updating touches, always in respect to tradition and authenticity.
Authenticity is alive everywhere: from architectural elements, to embroidered white linen curtains. Antique pieces have been carefully restored by traditional kraftsmen,
while interiors are completed with lamps, mirrors, carpets which give a
touch of cozy elegance.
All rooms have air conditioning, heating, private baths, direct dial phones, mini bars, and colour t.v. All rooms are double, while four of the rooms are superior double, which are larger rooms with sitting area.
Elegant yet simple, the Orloff does not give out the air of a dusty museum.
It is a space in which one can live and unwind, surrounded by people who care and are ready to respond to one's needs.
The atmosphere of the house is very relaxed with many inner courtyards and a secluded garden with mediterranean plants, secured by high white -washed walls.
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