On a chilly October night stepped on Santorini for the first time. An extremely well-behaved young local man, another extraordinary member of the San Antonio Suites, offered us a complementary transfer to the hotel. We were delighted with such courtesy. Regardless of the dark, we were eager to get a ‘feel’ for the island and asking him tons of questions along the way.
This informative but rather short journey, ended in the most unique location; between a stiff cliff and a small cave-like gateway. It turns out the location of the hotel was the ‘shortest’ width on the island. Standing on that very spot one could see both front and back waters.
Stepping in to the cavish lobby, I had to hold my breath. This was one of the coolest, coziest and most elegant entrances that I’d ever encountered in a hotel. It’s actually a white cave hall decorated in the most luxurious way all along. Every little detail, from soft warm lightening to the stylish black piano, from welcoming champagne to luxurious furniture around, is placed there to make you feel special.
The exceptional plan of the hotel is such that once you walk all the way from the lobby, through the cave corridor, you end up in an infinity pool, on top of a cliff valley. The famous Santorini caldera has formed a gorge on this very spot and San Antonio Suites had rooms surrounding this natural wonder on both sides. We had been accompanied us the left side of gorge to settle down and chill out a bit before dinner. And as soon as the lady turn on the lights, the first sight of this most fabulously decorated suite had given us ecstasy. The white, simple and yet elite design felt like the seventh heaven. The room, balcony, day-bed, jacuzzi and every other detail that you could think of, all work in harmony to make you feel relax. The magnificence of our room coupled with the tranquility of the surrounding made us forget about everything else… The bliss had grown even more as they serve us complimentary drinks and fruits on the balcony, under the full moon.
We had a delicious dinner facing the ‘private valley’ of the hotel. Looking down the caldera cliff could make your head spin but the pure sensation you get from being so close to the nature and yet immersed in luxury is worth it all. By far one of the “uniquest” dinning experiences I´ve ever had. Also, the infinity pool and in-room jacuzzi facing the caldera are priceless. This is the perfect spot to spoil yourself to the fullest. Enjoyed every minute of it.
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