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The Elegant Mill: A unique place with splendid view and guaranteed privacy
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Karya, Lefkada, Ionian Islands

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EmmanuelR...
Mulhouse, France
Level 6 Contributor
423 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Paradise on Earth”
Reviewed September 25, 2019 for a stay in August 2019
1
person found this review helpful

Don' t know if the words will be enough to describe the place.
Amazing place in the nature with incredible view on the ionian sea and island
located in the nature and the wineyards
The place is also not far from a cultural village (3 km) with all the restaurants and supermarket. No need to go in the busy touristic area.
Perfect accommodations : the studio and the mill are so well equiped. Nothing is missing. Fell like at home, even better !
The garden is like Eden with a beautiful swimming pool ; just the right size with amazing sea view…
We spent probably our best holidays ever over there.
The most important is also the people : the owners are so nice, friendly and helpful. Just for that reason we will be back !
We warmly recommend !!!

Date of stay: August 2019
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 Oct 2019
MERCI BEAUCOUP ! IL ETAIT NOTRE HONNEUR D'AVOIR ACCOMODE LA SUPERBE , SENSITIVE FAMILLE ROLL. A LA PROCHAINE1
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Morganjkw
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Absolutely Stunning!”
Reviewed July 14, 2019 for a stay in July 2019

Which says it all! The views, the Mill, the studio, the grounds and the cat - his name is Michalakis and he's quite a little sweetheart. The Mill is indeed very excellent as is the location very private, very quiet and very unique! Thank you team Thomas, Yiannis and Michalakis for looking after us. Xxx

Date of stay: July 2019
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Management Response
16 Jul 2019
Thank you so much Morgan and Paul. We are looking forward for your return to the mill.
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Reviewed August 30, 2018 for a stay in August 2018
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people found this review helpful

Date of stay: August 2018
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
31 Aug 2018
Thank you very much Michael for your stellar review. Looking forward to your return at the mill next year!
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emmap988
East Anglia, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Jaw-droppingly beautiful!!”
Reviewed July 15, 2018 for a stay in July 2018

Wow! It is impossible to convey in words just how staggeringly gorgeous this property and in particular the view from it is! It is absolutely and utterly stunning. Every day for a week we had the great privilege to be able to enjoy it. We had sailed in our first week so it was super to be able to see so many of the various ports we had overnighted in from the comfort of our terrace and pool. I could go on and on - suffice to say that the view and the setting is just perfect.
The property itself has been renovated with great love, care and taste. The Mill has two bedrooms, the top one has 4 windows facing in all directions which gives a perfect breeze at night to keep you cool in addition to the ceiling fan. The bedrooms are full of gorgeous touches and ooze style.
The studio is gorgeous with amazing views and a lovely ensuite bathroom. Lots of space and again put together with beautiful touches.
The bathroom is in a separate building to the Mill but is beautifully done and only a few steps walk.
There are two kitchens (one In The Mill and the other outdoor) which are very well equipped. We ate outside every night - there is an excellent bbq.
Thomas and Yiannis are fabulous hosts. Very helpful in the prep / booking phase, fabulously welcoming when you get there and attentive yet discrete while you are there. They were quick to answer texts with requests for info / table bookings etc but otherwise left you alone with the perfect privacy that the Mill affords.
This property is perfect for two couples or for a family with teenage children. Karya is a few minutes drive away and has shops and bars and tavernas.
I can not recommend The Elegant Mill enough. Our whole family fell in love with the place. A beautiful infinity pool, stunning setting and so many different places to sit and admire the view. Totally wonderful.

Date of stay: July 2018
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Management Response
16 Jul 2018
Thank you very much , dear Emma , for your wonderful review. We hope to see you again next summer.
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orange559
Florence, Italy
1 review
“Fairytale Setting for a Magical Holiday”
Reviewed July 12, 2018 for a stay in June 2018

I stayed at the Elegant Mill in early June and loved it from the moment we drove through the gates. Set on a hill in the centre of the island, near the delightful village of Karya, the Mill is an enchanted refuge. Breath taking views over the islands to the South and surrounded by lush green mediterranean vegetation, the Mill is an oasis of peace and serenity.
The beautifully restored Mill is perfect to sleep in, the thick walls keeping the air naturally cool, whilst the large, 'contemporary', living unit has panoramic, screened windows that share the amazing views over the islands and the bay dotted with sail boats.
A perfectly equipped outdoor kitchen provides a huge grill and a pizza oven. The guest's every need has been anticipated with care and excellent taste.
The gardens are a spacious and again a winning blend of simplicity and style, and a haven for butterflies and honeybees as well as providing lots of shady areas to relax. The infinity pool is generous, immaculately maintained and boasts stunning views over the islands.
Iannis and Thomas could not have been kinder or more thoughtful in meeting us and introducing us to their Mill, making sure all was in order, gifting us wine and fruit and generally making us feel at ease and at home.
Lefkada town is vibrant whist keeping a definitely local character and the various beaches on the island provide beautiful swimming.

Date of stay: June 2018
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Jul 2018
Thank you so much Mary Rose and Jens! A fairytale review from a fairytale pair of guests!
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MrTralala
Frankfurt, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very nice place”
Reviewed October 29, 2017 for a stay in October 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Fantastic place to stay on Lefkada. Better than the fotos. Close to everywhere on the island. Most beautiful beaches reachable within 30 min drive. Amazing setting in the mountains with great views. Calm and cozy. Highly recommend.

Date of stay: October 2017
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Oct 2017
Thank you so much , Filip and family. We hope to see you again!
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565robinz
2 reviews
“The elegant mill - The real paradise”
Reviewed September 24, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

What can we say...? WOW! to describe the mill and everything connected in one word. The mill is certainly the most beautiful place we ever been to. You can see that the mill was desinged with soo much love and passion for details. The location offers everything what you can ask for. It was the perfect spot to calm down, watch the stars, having a bbq, enjoy a swim in the pool, relax, or just sit down and be overwhelmed by the view you have from the mill.

Besides all that you will meet Ioannis and Thomas the most friendly and caring hosts. There are always around to help you out or to give you some recommendations where to go to.

With these words we hope to return one day to enjoy the elegant mill and the hospitality of Ioannis (Jochen :-)) and Thomas (Thomas :-))

Efharisto, Jamas, Danke and see you soon in Berlin or where ever.

Kathrin and Robin

Date of stay: September 2017
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 Sep 2017
Thank you very much, Kathrin and Robin. Meeting you was a real pleasure. It is a blessing for any host to have visitors as sensitive and respectful as you are. Auf wiedersehen!
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