We stayed at Mystique in August 2012 for 5 nights. The hotel has a wonderful location with signature Santorini views of the caldera and typical Cycladic influence. We were indecisive between this property and Grace hotel in Imerovigli, but were happy we stayed at Mystique given it's proximity to the center of Oia. Oia is much more charming that Fira, full of pedestrian streets, cute dining options and shops and access to Ammoudi Bay waterside fish restaurants.
While Mystique is a luxury hotel with beautiful views and nice quality rooms, we did feel it was overpriced considering the small pool, very spotty service (not once did staff get our breakfast order right or not once did housekeeping provide consistent service) but the staff means well and has a positive and friendly attitude. We do have to say that the porter/bellhops were the best staff, real professionals with proactive approaches, smiles and saved the service rating here. It's a solid upscale luxury option if you are visiting Santorini and want access to the quaint mountaintop villages but also the volcanic beaches as hotel guests are able to use the sister property's Vedema beach club - easily accessible if you rent a scooter, 4-wheeler or car.
We stayed in a Vibrant Suite and while the terrace was smaller than Allure category, the rooms are a good size although the cave like structure does make the bathrooms in the back a bit dark and claustrophobia-inducing but that's the nature of the architecture.
There is no fitness center, but the location along the cliff means dozens of stairs so that's a workout in itself. The spa is quite small and ordinary.
The breakfast was delicious, and we dined there once - the setting along the water is very romantic but if you want a jaw-dropping, breath-taking once-in-a-lifetime dinner you must go to Grace Santorini for dinner. The view is absolutely stunning and the cuisine very good, with more sophisticated minimalist design and a hipper ambience than Mystique. We kind of wished we had stayed there, but I do think Mystique has a much better location that does outweigh the cool factor of Grace.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mystique is a stylish property consisting of 39 suites and villas built exactly on Oia's most famous cliffs with dazzling views of clear blue crystalline waters towards the Volcano and the Aegean Caldera. 18 Km from Santorini Airport and 20 km from Athinios Port.All accommodations are a wondrous exploration of driftwood, a free spirited, untamed material that harness the elegance of simplicity. Enticing patterns carved into the walls. All suites open onto sea-facing terraces with relaxing daybeds. Cobblestone pathways lead to the plunge pool surrounded by sun beds for the utmost relaxation.Guests may experience an outdoor infinity-edge pool, the "Aura" Bar, the "Charisma" Gourmet Restaurant, "ASEA" the new artisan Japanese restaurant and the "Secret" Wine Cave. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mystique Hotel Oia
- Mystique Oia
- Mystique Santorini/Oia, Greece