This place is all about pleasure and relaxation. I was afraid, very afraid, that this would not live up to my expectations (especially at these prices). I have memories of booking beautiful minimalist all-white hotel rooms elsewhere and ending up in what looked like an old couple's living room. This was a special treat for us, so I wrote in advance to the hotel to ask for an all-white room, to ask for a private balcony if at all possible, etc. I think we booked a Senior Suite. If you are afraid too, I can say this: I am certain that the wonderful management here will go out of its way to make sure you are happy (Alexandros and everyone were wonderful). Even in June we were upgraded to a Honeymoon Suite. There is never a hard sell, as I've sometimes found at other upscale hotels; when they needed a few extra minutes to prepare our room and invited us to sit at the restaurant while we were waiting, we were asked if we would like some water or anything else (rather than pressured to buy a cocktail or lunch, etc.) Santorini is a stunning, stand-out experience, as is this hotel. It's definitely worth it if you can afford to go at least once. I deliberated between this and Perivolas and I was glad we came here - we were right in town and Perivolas is a small walk from the main drag (not bad, but I like being able to run up to get a bottle of water or whatever in 2 minutes). The complimentary breakfasts are wonderful and you can order as many dishes as you desire. I don't understand the people who write to say they could not get loungers to sit by the pool all day, because I cannot understand being on such an historic island and wanting to spend the entire day at a hotel pool (Akrotiri? Red Beach?). We used the pool when we came back from our day and late afternoon it is no longer busy but just as spectacular. I loved it. We were in Suite 10, I believe, (the one nearest reception). I am going to try to post 2 videos of the balcony if I can figure out how!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Katikies The Hotel in Oia Santorini is renowned for its leading luxury, unparalleled services, warm atmosphere and sense of romance uniquely combined in an exceptional setting and natural environment in Oia Santorini, inviting its guests to experience moments of pure luxury. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Katikies Hotel Oia
- Katikies Hotel Santorini/Oia, Greece