In the heart of the traditional village of Portaria, this hotel was built in 2011 in the typical local architectural style and is a real jewel. The building of 810m² is fully equipped to operate as a four star hotel and features three main levels. The ground floor includes a reception area, a living room with a cast-iron fireplace, a dining room with bar which accommodates up to 25 guests, and a professionally-equipped kitchen. The two upper floors offer a total of 10 bedrooms (19 beds) with bathrooms. Five of the bedrooms have their own fireplaces, and most have verandahs. Auxiliary spaces in the basement include five toilets for visitors, an office for the manager, two bathrooms with showers for staff, and five storage rooms. Other features include a luxurious elevator, independent heating/air-conditioning for each room, two tanks for heating oil, two boilers, solar panels for the summer months, parking for 14 cars, a verandah on the ground floor, a courtyard, and a roof made with special local tiles from the area. The hotel is on a cosy small street only 50 meters from the village square. Portaria is 2 kilometers from the well-known town of Makrinitsa, 12 kilometers from Volos and 310 kilometers from Athens. It is only 16 kilometers (a 20-minute drive) to the ski resort of Pelion.