Whatever I say is really not enough to describe what we experienced in that magnificent hotel!
Arrival: When we arrived, Antonis kindly greeted us and showed us the hotel premises. A glass of Vinsanto was the first taste we had from the exceptional hospitality they offer. The second was a plate with fruits (strawberries, watermelon, grapes and cherries) that lovely Alexandra brought us in the room, a few minutes later, as a warm “welcome”!
Rooms: The hotel consists of 14 rooms. 9 of them are around pool and breakfast area (201-209), while the rest (101-105) are 50 meters further. These are quieter. At first we were given room 101. It is a very nice room with private Jacuzzi and private veranda, although on a public stair-path, but not very busy. The lights and clima are handled with automations. In the room you can find slippers, bathrobes and a sitting area with exquisite decoration. Giant plasma satellite TV and perfect linen with duxiana stroms, as well as every little detail in there, give you the outmost pleasure. The room has some privacy, but if you are with underwear, it is advised that you don’t have the door open… The view was good enough, towards the sea, Skaros, Oia and the volcano, but obstructed by some plants of the front yard.
Αfter the first 2 nights we were moved to the best (according to my opinion) room of the hotel, room 102, above 101. It is a suite, without private Jacuzzi neither private veranda, but the decoration, the space and the view are absolutely excellent! From the windows you can see the endless blue of the sea and the volcano, whereas from the balcony you can have the best and most unobstructed view, from the two sunbeds you can lie on! Magic! This room can be given with the next room 103, to families or group of friends. 105 is a lovely room too, for absolute privacy and great view. On its roof there is a private outdoor Jacuzzi with sunbeds. The only disadvantage is that in front of it, there are some electric cables…
Another good room is also 207, which is near the pool, with private veranda. The rooms around the pool are nice, but maybe a little noisy during the day.
Hospitality: Those people worth millions for what they do and how they make you feel! They treat you as if you were a beloved relative that they are happy to see again after years. They are so kind but never fake or overreacted. You think that the only thing that matters to them is how to make you happy. And it is more than obvious that they love what they do! The only (not enough) thing that I can say is Congratulations, Congratulations, Congratulations!!!
Position: Among the best points of the whole island, if not the best! Imerovigli has honestly the best view towards the sea and the inland as well. It is a very quiet village, with many luxurious hotels and almost no shop. BUT, if you stay to the half south part of the village you see the volcano and Fira until Faros, whereas if you stay to the north part of the village you see the volcano, Skaros, Oia and the famous sunset, from your balcony, or even the pool! Don’t make the mistake and run like thousand other people to Oia in order to see the sunset. Imerovigli is perfect as well, and Kapari is more than perfect, believe me! And, important, you can park just outside the entrance of the hotel and then go down some stairs until your room.
Food: As for the Kapari, don’t miss the opportunity to have an unforgettable dinner there. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is pure magic! Only 5 tables with candlelights, above the breathtaking view… It is advised to make a reservation. And don’t forget to order the desert with mascarpone. Delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And what can I say about breakfast? Open buffet, with cereals, milk, yogurt, fresh juice, fresh homemade pie, sweets, biscuits, cheeses, ham, plus jams, butter and a basket of fresh bread and croissants on your table, plus a la cart menu with omelets and crêpes, plus coffee or chocolate, I suppose that are quite enough for the beginning of your day, aren’t they???
Appart from the hotel , we strongly suggest “Anogi” Tavern in the central square of Imerovigli, “To psaraki” in Vlychada, and “Katharos lounge” near Oia.
If you have the opportunity do not even think about going somewhere else. Staying in Kapari is not just happy holiday, it is an unforgettable experience, about which you will talk for years after leaving.
THANK YOU KAPARI FOR THE MYTHIC MOMENTS YOU GAVE US!
Sofia and Thodoris
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The ideal mix’n’match: The distinctive Cycladic tradition meets minimalism! Located in the gorgeous village of Imerovigli, boasting a majestic view of the caldera, KAPARI Natural Resort is an exclusive sanctuary that invites you to experience the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation of your life. A 300 year old, recently restored, complex of traditional dwellings and houses, typical of the islands unique architecture, welcomes you with state-of-the-art personal services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kapari Natural Hotel Imerovigli
- Kapari Natural Resort Santorini/Imerovigli, Greece