My Greek family and I went to this lovely apartment hotel during Christmas 2014. We were hoping for snow and to make use of the nearby Ostrakina ski centre but unfortunately we were disappointed as the weather was not cold enough. We were not disappointed though with the Ostra Menalon Luxury Suites. The service was very friendly and the live-in caretaker and his family couldn't be more helpful. They even lent me a mobile phone charger when I realised I had not brought the correct plug attachment with me (UK plugs do not work in the continent). We had an unlimited supply of wood for the fireplace, which made our visit more picturesque. The apartments were stocked with all mod cons, including free wifi, jacuzzi in the bath and lots of table games and cards. Every night we would play the next day's meals in cards!
And as for the view, waking up to face the forested mountain 1200m above sea level was the most relaxing thing I have experienced in a long while. It was so relaxing I was even prompted to have a yoga session.
The area also benefits from lots of well signed mountain paths of varying degrees of difficulty. The infamous E4 European long distance pathhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E4_European_long_distance_path passes metres away from the hotel. As we couldn't ski we walked the forests and had a great time.
For those of you who are looking for an alternative to the hugely commercial Alps, it'd say take a plunge and go to Menalon.