Hotel Senia

Paros, Greece

Many know the fame of the popular Greek island destinations such as Mykonos and Santorini. However, few have heard of the upcoming star named Paros. Sitting in the middle of the Aegean between Athens and Santorini, this gem has been predicted by some to be one of the next big cosmopolitan island destinations, and the local hotel scene is providing chic hotels at half the prices you might pay at some of the more popular sister islands. While many hip boutique accommodation and dining options are appearing, the island has retained some of its quaint charm and peacefulness. Now is the time to take advantage of the island of Paros.

Hotel Senia sits high in the city of Naousa, which is on the northern side of the island. From the port in the hub city by the same name as the island, Naousa is an easy 20 min taxi ride. You might also consider the hotel's transfer shuttle for an additional charge to your room rate. It's perch offers a view of the small bay and hill that encircle it. While it's a brief 5-10 minute walk into the village center, your haven sits on a quieter side of the streets. This hotel offers panoramic views from either your room balcony, or below by the infinity pool that twinkles with lights at night. Next to the pool, you may enjoy the complimentary breakfast bar and omelet station. Enjoy your meal inside near the food, or immediately outside on the pool deck with the view to accompany your food.

Rooms are stylishly decorated in the blue and white Cycladic design. They are both comfortable and energy efficient. Guests will find both the bedroom and bathroom to be clean and spacious. We recommend the rooms on the top floor (there are only two) for the best views.

Hotel Senia comes at affordable rates you would have a hard time finding at comparable European destinations. However, what makes this place memorable is not the price or design, but the service. The manager of the hotel provided some of the best service and attentiveness we have experienced at any hotel scene, both large chains and small boutiques. He was very knowledgeable of the island, helping us map out everything from beaches and restaurants, to the other villages and photogenic spots on the island. He scheduled our ATV rental (the best way to travel on the island), and managed for the private company to deliver the vehicle and contract on the spot to the hotel office. He assists with everything from restaurant reservations, to leisure activities around the island. To top it all off, he delivered a bottle of Rose to our room upon arrival to help us celebrate. He seemed to genuinely be concerned with our satisfaction during our stay, and provided a high-energy and friendly personality whenever we came across him around the hotel. There are many trendy hotel options around the island of Paros, but Hotel Senia stands out simply because of the attention the manager and staff pays to their guests.