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Experience elaborate architectural design in a piece of history at Tainaron blue - a fabulous guesthouse in a converted Tower of Mani set by azure shores on the southernmost tip of mainland Greece.

The stone Towers of Mani were originally built as points of defence, thanks to their enviable vantage point overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the southern slope of Taygetos Mountain. Today, Tainaron Blue Retreat invites you to experience those sensational views for yourself - all the while relaxing in the lap of luxury at this exclusive hideaway.

A painstaking renovation has revived the stone tower of Tainaron Blue Retreat to its original appearance, all the while incorporating exquisite design and restful interiors inside. With just three idyllic rooms, you and your companions will feel truly spoiled by the attentive staff as you begin to unwind away from the crowds and bustle of larger hotels.

Whether you're watching the sun as it sets over the sea, or rising early to catch the first rays of light spreading across the Peloponnese coast, indulge in breath-taking scenery and a sense of pure serenity. A hydrotherapy infinity pool invites guests to cool off in bliss, while stylish poolside loungers tempt you to relax in the Mediterranean sunshine.

There's also a fabulous restaurant for guests to indulge in sumptuous Greek gastronomy - an intimate space on a first-door terrace overlooking the coast and sea. As the sun goes down before your very eyes, enjoy mouth-watering dishes made from delectable local ingredients, paired with a selection of excellent wines.

Inside Tainaron Blue Retreat, another world awaits - as it's here you'll find the truly magnificent bedrooms. Throughout the tower, exposed stone walls blend with touches of natural wood and bespoke metalwork, creating an unmatchable blend of historical and contemporary ambience.

A traditional narrow staircase takes you from the cosy reception/kitchen area up to the spectacular Master Suite, which spreads across the top two floors of the tower and offers the most fabulous sea view. With two utterly wonderful double beds - one in the main bedroom and one in the loft above, accessed via a beautiful boat ladder - it's perfectly sized for a family. The private bathroom features a small bathtub, fluffy robes and slippers. You'll even find a small wooden balcony for basking in the warm Mediterranean breeze.

The equally refined remaining bedrooms are found on the ground floor - two stunning rooms with magnificent vaulted ceilings and the added benefit of a connecting door for larger groups of guests. The Junior Suite sleeps three between a double bed and a totally unique single bed, built into the stone wall! With the mountain view, easy access to the patio and a bathroom with a glass shower cabin, you're guaranteed total indulgence.

The Executive Double bedroom next door offers a sensational sea view, and is perfectly sized for a romantic escape for two. The bathroom features a stylish wet room shower, and you couldn't be better located for that fabulous infinity pool!

Whichever you choose, you're guaranteed the same level of sophisticated elegance, with a Smart TV, a Nespresso machine, a minibar and air conditioning found in each room. Sleep soundly in opulent COCO-MAT linen, and treat yourself to local, eco-friendly Mani's Rose toiletries.

Explore stunning Mani and beautiful Cape Tainaron during your stay, with car and bike rental both available through Tainaron Blue Retreat. In this area shrouded in ancient myth and mystery, as well as exceptional natural beauty, visit the Temple of Poseidon, discover the cave at the tip of the Cape long believed to be the home of Hades, or take a boat ride in the unique Diros Caves!

When sensational Mediterranean scenery and beautiful Greek sunshine combine with relaxation, tranquillity and exclusive luxury, there can be no doubt that fabulous experiences await you at Tainaron Blue Retreat.

Things to note

All rooms are non smoking, the Junior Suite and Executive Double Sea View room interconnect to create a bigger room for larger families. Pets are not permitted.

Tried and tested

"My decision to book for the third season in a row is probably one of the easiest decisions I'll make this year! You have a very, very special place that for whatever reason has deeply touched my soul. I'm not usually one for great sentiment however Tainaron Blue has a quality about it that I've not found at any other place I've visited. I wasn't joking either when I said that the moment you step through those gates something truly is like the burden of work/life that you've been carrying with you for the year is lifted. It's very hard to put into words but the sense of calm and serenity (coupled with incredible food & hospitality of course) is second to none.
I'm already counting the days until I'll be back."
Tom M, London

"We still look back very fondly on our time with you and feel very privileged to have spent our honeymoon in your incredibly curated oasis."
Mr B Mc K, Edinburgh

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The basics

Region: Mani, Peloponnese
Cost (from): £160 per night
Sleeps: 2, 3 or 4 per room
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1 per room
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 566

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Master Sea View Suite sleeps up to 4, double bed, loft double bed, bedding & towels provided, private bathroom, ecological amenities, small bath tub, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, air-conditioning, satellite Smart TV, mini-bar, safe.

Junior Suite sleeps up to 3, double bed, single bed, bedding & towels provided, private bathroom, ecological amenities, glass shower cabin, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, air-conditioning, satellite Smart TV, mini-bar, safe.

Executive Sea View Double Room sleeps 2, double bed, bedding & towels provided, private bathroom, ecological amenities, wet bath shower, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, air-conditioning, satellite Smart TV, mini-bar, safe.

Local activities

Onsite: Hydrotherapy. Offsite: Hiking trails, caves, gastronomy, Poseidon temple, Greek villages & towns, Mani Towers, swimming, cycling.

At a glance

  • Luxurious boutique guesthouse in marvellously reconstructed Tower of Mani, Greece
  • Three unique rooms, all with sensational views:
    • Master Suite with Sea View (sleeps 4)
    • Junior Suite with Mountain View (sleeps 3)
    • Executive Double with Sea View (sleeps 2)
  • Historical features and contemporary design for a tastefully stylish stay
  • Peaceful outdoor patio
  • Hydrotherapy infinity pool with poolside loungers
  • Intimate restaurant serving innovative Greek cuisine
  • Explore historic Mani and mythical Cape Tainaron
  • 75 miles from Kalamata International Airport; 210 miles from Athens International Airport

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