Latini Family Hotel
Could a small wooden boat behind a glass window travel you to Alexandria? At Latini, where the hospitality and the art give the slogan of "full steam ahead", yes, the journey begins even before you enter the hotel. Its location is ideal. On the beautiful Philellinon square, only one minute from the port and from Syntagma Square, Latini Family Hotel is the perfect choice for those who choose to stay centrally. It is not only that. It is the story behind the hotel and the artistic breeze blowing in every corner, two elements that make it a special place to stay.
It’s all about the boat
Before I turn to Emmanuel Blesis alley, where the entrance is, I cannot resist to watch the boat behind the glass window. The elegant decorated label has also a boat. As soon as I walk into I see the same boat painted on the wall. And soon after, the works of art that I meet almost every my step. But, what about here? The owners of the Latini, The cheerful and restless Ivanela and Vassilis Vassilopoulos, asked to clarify the scenery. The boat in the window is handmade. It is made by his grandfather, Captain Vangelis with such an attention to detail that when Vasilis was young, remember that they put it on the sea and traveled regularly! Captain Vangelis traveling to Alexandria, with "Maria", the ship that is depicted on the label and on the wall. In this building used to live the grandfather downstairs was the warehouse and upstairs the home.
With all this maritime past, the hotel, which started operating in 2005, have inspired its name from the sea. As Vasilis explains, Latini is the Italian word for triangular sail cloth. Latini was the old traditional boats, type triangular cloth, some of them are still in Alexandria
I seat with Vasilis in a table in front of the entrance. Behind the painted wall, a leather sofa, two coffee tables and chairs. On the right, a furniture accommodates works of art that someone could buy in a very low cost price: handmade ceramics aquarelles with corners of the city of artist Milena from Bulgaria, silk scarves, jewelry with starfish. Next to the furniture a painting style Fayum, from Milena again, surrounded by old wood. Vasilis behind the bar prepares a cold coffee.
Family hotel with sensitivities
We go up the ladder to visit the rooms and our steps have companions, or more correctly, traveling, boats, life jackets, ceramic mermaids, small jars. The hotel has 9 rooms: six doubles, two apartments and attic. The rooms are stylish, with wooden floor, carefully open wood furniture and bedside tables in blue, curtains blue and white with polka dots, office with mirror, tables with sailboats, small balconies overlooking the square Philellinon. The apartments (room with two rooms with a door between them) are ideal for groups or families with children while the spacious attic with wooden sloping ceiling has, besides the big bed, and a corner sofa that opens (accommodates up families three children) and a balcony with great views of the harbor in Latini Family Hotel staring at the sea and dream. That you are on a ship sailing on calm waters. In a sea of happiness.
Did you know that?
In the evening you can enjoy a drink under the palm trees of the square, just outside the hotel. Here you can buy wine and homemade Latini jams. Clients staying here for long, the wine will be offered by Vasilis as a gift.
For one, Double, Superior Double, Triple, Superior Triple, Suite
Non Smoking rooms
Public parking at 30m
Distance from the beach
The nearest beach is Arvanitia at 400m
Check in: 13:00
Check out: 12:00
Cancelations: 14 days before arrival
Children under 3, free of charge in an extra bed (baby cot)
All year, except November 15th to December 15th