"I will take you to a place you haven't seen before," my friend Vassiliki told me as she was driving; and while I was enjoying the smell of orange trees through the open window, I did not pay attention.
When we arrived at our destination and saw the location of Frunze Luxury Apartments, I realized that my friend was literal. Such a beautiful place I had never seen before! On the blessed land of Argolis, in an area of 4 acres of oranges in Saint Andrianos, the Frunze family decided to create a true haven of tranquility and pampering.
The warm welcome that captures your heart
Bill, the son of the family and head of business, came smiling to welcome us and from our first acquaintance handshake already, I felt familiarly and friendly. How nice, when people capture your heart at first contact; how creative, when young people start new businesses -I was thinking- as the playful winter sun was inviting us to sit outside in the "zen" pool area with the sunbeds and the comfortable poufs.
Drinking a fresh orange juice, Bill explains to me that, although Frunze has recently opened in the summer of 2019, it was immediately loved by the visitors. I look around the well-tended flowers, the trees with the juicy fruits, the impressive building, and while everything seems so peaceful and complete, I learn that Bill, along with his father Sergei and his mother Alina, still have many projects in mind to realize.
Unpretended elegance and affordable luxury
After taking some photos at the estate for our Insta-stories (on which Vassilis is very active), we go down a few steps and we find ourselves in the reception area. There I meet the family's beautiful mum, Alina, who greets me politely and returns to her cleaning duties. No coincidence, that the all places are glistening and marvelously smelling, as if the hotel has not yet opened its doors to the public!
We begin to visit one by one the eight rooms on both floors. Most of them are airy, with a nice Palamidi and mountain view, but also a full view of the pool and the green fields around. The view, the scenery, these are the first things that impress me, as I consider it essential and main thing in a country residence to have a view as far as the eye can see and to feel the freedom that only nature offers you.
Entering the rooms, I spontaneously must have released a small cry of surprise. The word "Luxury" in the title, I tell you, is not randomly selected at all. With the interior design moving to a minimalist mood highlighting the unpretentious luxury, with unique objects and furniture, the details are harmoniously combined, in a result that delivers good aesthetics. Great paintings on the wall, special wallpapers, modern open closets, beds covered with refined fabrics, elegant lamps, fluffy towels, they are all welcoming you to the "zen" and the well-being microcosm.
You cannot but love the deluxe green suites with the sofas in mint color, the bamboo lounge on the balcony, the floral wallpaper in green and orange. You cannot resist the charm of the deluxe blue suites, as also the smaller -but so cozy- luxury studio. You cannot but express your compliments when you look at the gorgeous luxury white apartment, with its gray, tranquil tones, its bathtub, its elegant living room, all perfect for an unforgettable honeymoon.
Personally, for a special occasion, I would choose the luxury gold apartment. The delicate shimmer of gold dresses details in the space, and gives a reflection and a sense of luxury that leaves no one unmoved. Of a particular design is the folding round table and the cork-like chairs, and of course the queen size bed with the gray-oil pillows and covers.
The experience of stay worth living
What indeed I would not give, to stay here for one night! To indulge in the arms of Morpheus, to get up refreshed in the morning and to enjoy my hearty breakfast on the balcony, with my eyes on Palamidi Castle and the loaded with fruits and scents orange trees... Here, in the ambient sense of affordable luxury, tranquility and absolute serenity of Greek nature, within the cocoon of the sincere hospitality of a wonderful family, to leave myself. To come and promise that I will be coming back here again and again.
Did you know that?
The rich and hearty breakfast is served in the room, where you can enjoy it either inside, or -even better- in your balcony, with view of Nafplio, the olive and orange groves.
There is air conditioning of latest technology in each room, creating a pleasant, healthy atmosphere, while there is also sound and heat insulation.
You will have your own stylish and fully equipped kitchenette, whichever room you choose. There will be a surprise for you in the fridge...
I would organize my wedding party here, booking all the rooms for my friends and throwing the most memorable pool party!
Do not miss a swim in the pool, if the weather favors it -it also has water massage!
The Frunze family plans to also include a tennis court, a playground, personal training classes, a rooftop lounge with incredible view and much more.
The family stays a few meters away, in a land full of olives, pomegranates, quinces and when the trees are full of fruit, they share them with their guests.
The old town of Nafplio is just a few minutes away from the property, if you want to stroll around its alleys and disturb the quietness for a while, while you can ask Bill to propose excursions nearby.
License Registry Νο.: 1119979