Set in a walled garden by the sea on Lapad, this 16th-century Renaissance stone villa opened as a small luxury hotel in 2008. It has just 12 rooms and one suite, all with wooden floors and sweeping curtains. Ancient wooden beams adorn some units; furnishings tend to be sumptuous, to match the historic building. A delicious à la carte breakfast is served in the front courtyard, and there’s a heated outdoor pool (with Jacuzzi) in the sheltered garden at the back. There’s also a hotel boat, available for private excursions, with a captain provided. Kazbek is a peaceful world unto its own, offering an aristocratic ambience. The personalized service here is welcoming, but never intrusive.