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Above Blue Suites
4.0 of 5 Inn   |   Imerovigli 84700, Greece   |  
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Ranked #3 of 23 Imerovigli B&B and Inns
New York, NY
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Paradise on Earth!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

This review is long overdue. We stayed at the Above Blue Suites last summer during our trip to Greece and were pleasantly delighted. After travelling all day from Mykonos, we arrived at the Above Blue Suites late in the afternoon. I was a little nervous when the taxi pulled up to the hotel because it was on a deserted street with nothing around. The outside of the hotel looked very simple so I did no know what to expect. Once we entered into the check in area, it was like a hidden gem of paradise. The views were breathtaking and the grounds were immaculate.
My husband and I were traveling with our 2 other friends. There is no restaurant at this boutique hotel so we would have had to go out somewhere for dinner. Instead of having to search for a place to eat after a long day of travel the staff set up a private dinner for the 2 of us at the quiet poolside with their personal gourmet chef, It was perfect.
I cannot say enough about the hotel manager, Dimitry and his staff. They were so warm and welcoming, anticipating our every need.
We stayed in the Rose Suite which was extemely warm and inviting. The beds were so comfortable and relaxing. Rooms were extremely clean and stocked fridge every night with water, beverages and other refreshments.
The Breakfast every morning was delivered to our terrace outdoors and it was so yummy! Above Blue Suites did not miss a beat with accomodations and service! I would definitely stay here again!

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  • Stayed June 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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George_Acqua_Vatos, Director of Sales at Above Blue Suites, responded to this review, March 24, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post this kind review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

After doing a TON of research, my husband and I stayed at Above Blue during our honeymoon last May. The staff was incredibly friendly with a laid back vibe (which is what we like).

Unfortunately, the weather was not the best - a decent amount of rain and colder temps - so we did spend a decent amount of time in our room. We stayed in the Heaven suite, which was beautiful, but if I had to do it again, I would have gone with Golden Echo since the weather was too cold outside to really enjoy the hot-tub (which, for some reason, was only hot on half of the nights we were there).

All that said, it was a really beatiful spot with AMAZING views!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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George_Acqua_Vatos, Director of Sales at Above Blue Suites, responded to this review, March 24, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for the valuable feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful and - mostly- sunny island, sometime in the future!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

If you're looking for a honeymoon spot....stop looking. It doesnt get any better than this. We stayed in the Heaven Suite during the August "busy" season and had the time of our lives. Its incredibly private, peaceful, has drop dead gorgeous views from the highest point in the island, rooms are exquisitely decorated, and the staff treats you like royalty.

Some suggestions:

- use the staff for reservations/ recommendations. They'll literally reserve the best tables for you at the restaurants of your choice.

- book at least some sort of honeymoon package. We did the basic one with candles, satin sheets, and Santorini wine.

- rent ATV from Jimmy's like everyone else here has mentioned....do the drive to perivoulos (best Sandy black beach on the island we thought) and Perissa. Kamari is soso with a nice boardwalk...but youll need sandals to walk on the beach (very stoney, people burn their feet). Nice outdoor theatre there that's worth checking out though if your looking for a night time activity.

-obviously need to go to Oia to catch a sunset. For us ...we actually went down there "early" one day (7:30 am- nobody wakes up in these islands until like 10:30) and had the entire town/castle to ourselves for pics. Then, came back later that night when it was packed to see the sunset....which really is the best you'll ever see in your life.

-Caldera tour....honestly do some research on this. There's a cheap option where you can take a Viking ship with 100 people...or you can book a semi private catamaran (8 people) like we did which also went to red beach, white beach, and ended at Vlichada. Not that much more expensive really.

- if you have time and are up for it...do the hike from Fira to Oia. Gorgeous.

In summary- we had an amazing time and couldn't recommend this island/hotel any more!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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George_Acqua_Vatos, Director of Sales at Above Blue Suites, responded to this review, March 24, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your valuable and detailed review. Your kind comments motivate us to improve even more. Hopefully, we will welcome you back very soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Wonderful view, great location and very friendly staff. Upon arrival, they were very helpful in suggesting good restaurants and must visit attractions in Santorini. The only qualm we had was that their service levels were inconsistent. A few requests we made during our stay included helping setting up times to visit the vineyards (as they suggested this needed booking). In the end though, we ended up setting this up ourselves, as there was no follow up on it. Similarly with ordering food for an evening meal. Other requests went wonderfully though such as being able to get our breakfast organised earlier than usual. We stayed here during off-peak season, so during peak season the problem may become even worse.

Despite this minor set back, the overall attitude of the staff, quality of the suite etc was top notch overall. If you're OK organising things yourself, this is a wonderful place to stay.

  • Stayed November 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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George_Acqua_Vatos, Director of Sales at Above Blue Suites, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for your review and for taking the time to share your comments about your very recent stay at Above Blue Suites.

We are very sorry to read that you are not satisfied with our services though the issue with the wineries you are mentioning, is a big misunderstanding, as the receptionist understood that you wanted information about where the wineries were located and great your willingness he served.

We state that this is a misunderstanding because the hotels staff informed you that it’s better to advice the reception before you decide to visit a winery in order to call them and confirm that they will be open, considering that there is no information from them on their operation hours and all that in order to achieve maximum customer service.

There is no possibility in booking an appointment with a winery since it’s a place that operates for a big number of guests.

Besides, I think you understand perfectly that if the service of the hotel was not willing to serve the most, would not provide specific information from the outset and of course would provide bad service from the beginning to the end of your stay, something that never happened as we can read from your review.

We are very sorry for all the inconvenience caused and we committed to do our best in order to experience the real customer service that Above Blue Suites provides to its Guests, if you ever decide to visit Imerovigli and Above Blue Suites in future.

Thank you.
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Had the most amazing holiday in Santorini staying at the Above blue suites.Stayed in the Golden Echo suite for 10 days, and it doesn't come cheap, so probably not value for money, but who cares. this place is fabulous. Santorini is a must see place, and you won't stay anywhere better than this hotel. Negatives??....We had to come home.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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George_Acqua_Vatos, Director of Sales at Above Blue Suites, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful remarks! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Run! Don't walk to this beautiful boutique hotel in Santorini. The rooms are well-appointed. Breakfast arrives on time on your balcony in the morning. The staff was a delight. They upgraded us to ensure our special requests were met. Susana who checked us in was so sweet and accomodating. She even helped us plan out our sightseeing since we were only there for 2 days. I would book again in a heartbeat. It's definitely a 5 star experience.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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George_Acqua_Vatos, Director of Sales at Above Blue Suites, responded to this review, October 21, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable feedback. It is truly rewarding for us to see that we please our guests in every aspect, as we love to take care of every detail to make your stay unforgettable.
We hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back very soon!
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

My wife and I stayed at Above Blue in early September for our honeymoon. From arriving at the airport to being dropped off one week later, everything was just epic! When we arrived Maria ans Susannah greeted us with a warm smile and a welcome drink. We stayed in the harmony suite which is at the bottom of the steps and it took our breath away. A welcome bottle of champagne was on ice in our room also. The hotel is quiet and intimate, the perfect honeymoon destination. All the staff are very attentive and nothing is to much trouble. We loved chilling in our jacuzzi, reading and relaxing with a glass of bubbly.

I challenge anyone not to enjoy this hotel. Total luxury! a big thank you to Maria, Susannah, Ilyan and all at the best hotel in Santorini! Can't wait to come back one day.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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George_Acqua_Vatos, Director of Sales at Above Blue Suites, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for your amazing review! We are delighted that you stayed with us and had a good time. We look forward to your next visit!
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Additional Information about Above Blue Suites

Address: Imerovigli 84700, Greece
Location: Greece > Cyclades > Santorini > Imerovigli
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Imerovigli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Above Blue Suites 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Above Blue Suites represents a new concept of sanctuary where ten suites perched in the highest point of the stiff cliffs, facing the endless blue of the Aegean Sea, combine harmonically the unique architecture of the famous Santorinian caves, with the sophisticated luxury and the particular decoration, offering generously a truly romantic atmosphere. ... more   less 
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