Need To Know
63, including 27 suites and family apartments.
12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from £155.78 (€180), including tax at 13 per cent.
Rates include Continental breakfast. Children Baby cots (free) and extra beds for under-13s (20 per cent of the room rate) can be added to Junior Suites. The Maisonette Apartment, Executive Suite and Presidential Suite each have a sofa bed where one child under 12 can sleep for free.
Annually from November to mid-April.
At the hotel
Restaurants, bar, landscaped grounds with swimming pools and tennis court, Elemis spa, gym, open-air cinema, library of books and DVDs, bikes to borrow, pool table, private chapel, free WiFi throughout.
In your room
Flatscreen TV, CD/DVD player, iPod dock, Korres toiletries, bathrobes, minibar. Apartments have kitchenettes.
Our favourite rooms
Five of the hotel’s seven room categories offer two bedrooms, meaning there’s plenty of choice for families. Guests stay in one of several two-storey villas, each of which contains only a handful of rooms, some with shared private pools. The family apartments are sleek, two-bedroom layouts with kitchenettes, a sitting and dining area; these suites are great for younger children as they're all on one level and right by the playground. For families with older children, Maisonettes are slightly bigger, and spread over two floors, with two ensuite double bedrooms with showers, and two convertible day beds in the sitting room.
A small pool by reception and a dedicated children’s pool are among Emelisse’s swim hotspots, but it’s the infinity pool beside Votsalo restaurant that steals the show – with soothing sea views, slick decking and wooden loungers, plus rustic stone walls that soak up the heat of the day. Emelisse’s pools are lifeguard-free, but supervised children are welcome in all areas; it’s the tot-friendly shallow children’s pool, however, that’s best suited to little ones. Some suites and apartments have access to further pools.
The modest spa at Emelisse has two treatment rooms where you can indulge in a little pampering, courtesy of Elemis. The hotel recommends giving 48 hours’ notice to book treatments.
The nearby beach is pebbly, so you might want to pack some little-piggy-protecting jelly shoes, Crocs or wetsuit boots (they'll come in handy for watersports, too).
Allow 48 hours to organise spa treatments, and give a week's notice for babysitting.
Well-behaved pets are permitted to stay free at Emelisse, in selected rooms; enquire when booking.