In 1979, Pedro and Rose Michaletos purchased the land that the Farm Inn is situated on today, with the intention of breeding Arabian horses. At the time, the land was bare, save for a single storey thatched house, no road, no power, and no telephone. Pedro immediately set about moving the palm trees from the Hellenic Hotel which his family owned to Farm Inn soil, saying “If the trees grow, then we’ll grow”.
It took three years for Pedro to get permission to open a small inn which incorporated the original house and the conversion of the stables he had built. Following these exciting beginnings, disaster struck in 1984 when a major fire destroyed most of the 10 bedroom guesthouse. Pedro and Rose set about reconstructing their dream immediately, and a year later the Farm Inn reopened.
The hotel has since grown exponentially, but hasn’t lost its personal touch. There are now 83 bedrooms, 17 function venues, 2 chapels and 3 bomas - one of which is intimately situated amongst the roars of the lion enclosures. In addition, the à la carte restaurant has won numerous prizes for its delectable cuisine.
The Farm Inn in 1985