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Canaves Oia Hotel
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Oia, Santorini, Oia 84702, Greece   |  
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Ranked #8 of 47 Hotels in Oia
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“My favorite place ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

My husband and I actually got engaged at Canaves in Oia. I have the most wonderful memories of this hotel. We had a gorgeous two story room situated in the cliffs with the most breathtaking views. Every room was unique, and each had stunning views. The staff was very friendly, and the whole experience was so serene. We were thinking of staying at Katikes which is practically next door, but this was a bit cheaper. We were not disappointed! We travel a lot, and this is still one of my favorite memories of all time.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

Serene location, but near shops and the most surreal sunset you'll ever see. Go there with someone special bc it is a special place. Staff was attentive and polite. Would highly recommend for honeymooners or couples looking for a romantic getaway.

Resort is also nearby to shops and dining.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Paris,France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Me and my wife went to Canaves this past May..the hotel was simply amazing. We really cannot find anything negative.. I will not talk about the view since it will be amazing either way....!!! The food was delicious, the guys at the restaurant so quick , gentle and efficient and the girls at the reception simply amazing....Needless to say that we stayed in a recently renovated Junior Suite and it was worth every last euro (40 sqm for a room built litterally in the cliff ? One of the largest rooms we have stayed in Santorini and this is the 4th time we come..)

No spa in the hotel but all kinds of treatments are available in the privacy of your own room....We never left the suite in our 4 nights stay.....

Special thanks to Thanassis, Markos and of course the wonderful maids of our suite R23 :)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lake Ridge, Virginia
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16 hotel reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

My wife and I went to Santorini for part of our honeymoon and Canaves was one of two places we stayed (the other was Fanari Villas), because we wanted to experience them both based on their respective reputations, and both were wonderful places with their own styles. Canaves was excellent in every way - the staff was very helpful, it was centrally located in Oia, the views were beautiful, the breakfast was delicious, and the grounds were were chic and elegant. I can't say enough positive about this place. The owner is virtually the stereotype of the elegant European gentleman and me and my wife felt welcome the entire time.

This is one of the famous cave hotels, so part of the rooms are formed into the rock and there are cool stone passageways off of the dining room you can walk through. The room in which we stayed had a downstairs sitting room and a separate upstairs bedroom, which was very cool. Within the context of a Santorini cave hotel, the grounds had more of a modernist than classical feel, although the furniture in the rooms was all very traditional European wooden furniture and cabinets. All of the rooms I could see opened up to a semi-private balcony with a table and chairs, which connected to a series of walkways overlooking the sea. So, when you walk out to leave your room you have the most wonderful sensation between the view of the water below, and the gleaming white of the building around you. I did not eat dinner there, but based on breakfast I am sure it would be outstanding.

Room Tip: I found the two level room to be quite neat, because you get a wooden staircase and you can sleep an...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We were upgraded to a honeymoon suite with an indoor-outdoor pool at the Canaves Oia Suites (not to be confused with the adjacent Canaves Oia Hotel--which is also very pretty). The room was gorgeous with spectacular views. Staff was very helpful as well. Hotel is also very convenient to the bus stop. Hotel has lots of stairs, so best to ask about room location when booking if this is problematic.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

This is a charming hotel with an amazing view.
Friendly staff and nice food and drinks.
Although the room decoration and the music in the pool could be better, it stills deserves a 5.
Thank you for all the good memories.

Stayed July 2012
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Olney, Maryland
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

....my wife and I spent two days there while touring Greece and the Greek Isles for a month is September and October. Beautiful two level room and a large patio over looking the sea and the beautiful sunsets. A wonderful way to unwind with a bottle of wine and some snacks watching the sun go down. Really an accomodating staff with tour and direction help. Great pool side restaurant. Wonderful shopping area close by.....and some local friendly and playful dogs lull nearby. Would definently go back!

Room Tip: Not sure there is a bad room....built on a hill side everything over looking the sea,
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Oia, Santorini, Oia 84702, Greece
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Location: Greece > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Oia
#3 Family Hotel in Oia
#6 Luxury Hotel in Oia
#8 Romantic Hotel in Oia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Canaves Oia Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dramatically clinging to the cliff face, perched high over Santorini’s caldera, Canaves Oia Hotel has been transformed from 17th century cave houses. Consisting of two sections, Canaves Oia and Canaves Oia Suites are 100 metres apart and divided by the pretty cathedral of Oia. Each section has its own pool, pool bar, sun deck and reception and of course the same impeccable service.Enjoy breakfast on your balcony as you soak up the amazing vista. Afterwards, go into Oia and visit the Venetian castle and wander through the steep, narrow streets packed with small boutiques. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Canaves Oia Resort
Canaves Hotel Oia
Canaves Oia Hotel Santorini, Greece

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