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“Not in Oia” 3 of 5 stars
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Vrachia Studios - Apartments
2.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Oia-Baxedes, Oia 84 700, Greece   |  
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Ranked #49 of 55 Specialty Lodging in Oia
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Not in Oia”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I was looking for accommodation in Oia specifically. The mapped location is not true. Rather than in a good close locality to Oia town, it is at least 6km away down the cliff on Baxedes beach. The description says walk or bus to Oia - neither are options. It's 10 Euro from the villa to Oia, more for anywhere else. The lady was nice although spoke almost no English and the villa was clean. Because we were such a long way from everything we had no water or access to food / shops to buy anything - there is no toaster (or kettle for the coffee and tea she also left). We saw no one at reception at any time except on two occasions - check in and one other morning as we were each leaving. We had no hot water for two days.
It's cheep and clean - though bed very hard. Otherwise, stay elsewhere and DO NOT LISTEN TO THE MAP REFERENCE. It is wrong.

Room Tip: Rooms ok if you are young, fit, and looking for cheap accommodation - you will need transport.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I stayed here with my teenage daughter on a girls weekend we had been planning. We booked for four nights. I was looking for accommodation in Oia specifically, and the mapped location of this villa put it on the short list. Well, the mapped location is not true. Rather than in a good close locality to Oia town, it is at least 6km away down the cliff on Baxedes beach. The description says walk or bus to Oia. Actually the bus (not frequent and not to Oia) takes you four times a day on a 30 minute trip to Fira where you can catch any one of the very frequent 20 minute buses to Oia. If you want to bo back on the bus, the last service leaves Fira at 6.30pm. Or you can catch a taxi. It's 15 Euro from the villa to Oia, more for anywhere else. We asked about walking our first night and were told its too far. I think the map reference on last minute is for their restaurant which is in the location I was looking for in Oia. The lady was nice although spoke almost no English and the villa was clean. Because we were such a long way from everything, she left us some bread and jam the first night, which was very nice. Although there is no toaster (or kettle for the coffee and tea she also left). We spent over 150 in taxis before I cracked it and booked another hotel that was actually in Oia where it said it was. The villa lists it's facilities as including balconies (we had none) CD player (we had none) Internet (thank goodness that worked) and tour/ticket assistance. We saw no one at reception at any time except on two occasions - check in and one other morning as we were each leaving. The very very limited English made it nearly impossible to get directions to the closest food, I don't know how we would have managed tickets. The very friendly and delightful staff across the road at Pelagos were kind to us and booked us a taxi when we couldn't get anyone at the taxi office to understand where we were. If you have a car or other transport and are looking to drive everywhere each day, go for it. It's cheep and clean. Otherwise, stay elsewhere and DO NOT LISTEN TO THE MAP REFERENCE. It is wrong. P.S the photos of deck chairs may look like they're gathered around a pool but they're not. I knew in advance but there is no pool.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Vrachia Studios - Apartments

Address: Oia-Baxedes, Oia 84 700, Greece
Location: Greece > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 55 Specialty Lodging in Oia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Vrachia Studios - Apartments 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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