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“Great hotel, crowded island” 4 of 5 stars
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Remezzo Villas
3.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   Imerovigli 84700, Greece   |  
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Ranked #5 of 42 hotels in Imerovigli
Portland, Maine
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18 hotel reviews
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“Great hotel, crowded island”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We arrived at Remezzo very late (1am!) and the owner was there to greet us and show us to our room. The rooms appear to be all private little cave like buildings or spaces built into the side of the cliff. We were in the one next to the wine cellar. It was small, but adequate with a queen bed and a shower with decent water pressure and consistent hot water. The breakfast was very good - fruit, pastries, and eggs on the terrace. They have decent lunch and dinner food too. Not traditional Greek though if that is what you are looking for. The staff were all very nice. The owner is a younger guy who speaks impeccable English and is very helpful in telling you where to go. The view is of course amazing as it is from all the cliffside accommodations. The town itself is very crowded as is much of this island. We'd just come from Milos and Sifnos where there are few tourists and unspoiled landscapes. Santorini is very commercialized and crowded. At least Imerovigli isn't where the cruse shippers end up. Don't go to Oia when a cruise ship lets out! We got stuck in the crowd and it took us about an hour to navigate through the streets to get to the lower part of Oia where the Remezzo's owner told us was the best swimming. The swimming on the island is not great as most of the beaches are rocky, crowded and the water very cloudy. However below Oia (go down the long white steps where the donkeys are) you'll find clear water with lots of fish. There are two restaurants down there. We ate at the one to the right when you are heading down the stairs. Best octopus ever!!! There is no beach, you just jump in off a small concrete pier. The bottom drops off quickly which must be why we were able to see a few larger fish in this area. I even saw what looked like a baby swordfish! Also hike the trail from Imerovigli (it's the pathway right outside Remezzo along the cliff) to Oia. It's a great workout and you come upon some very cools sites along the way. Also be sure to rent a car to drive to the other less popular end of the island where the lighthouse is. Just below that to the right when you are heading back down is a road that takes you to a little hidden pebble beach with a cute little restaurant. Much fewer tourists venture here. If you are headed to Santorini, Remezzo is a good option (maybe go for one of the nicer rooms if you can) with nice staff, good food and clean well-appointed accommodations. However, if I had to do it over again, I would have spent more time in Milos or Sifnos instead.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Wollongong, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We absolutely loved our stay at Remezzos, we stayed in the Honeymoon Studio with private Jacuzzi, and I wish we could've stayed longer! Lovely and peaceful place, with stunning sunset over the caldera! The temperature of the Jacuzzi was always great, housekeeping dropped by twice a day and they tidied up the jacuzzi area every morning before we even woke up! We had quite an unpleasant trip from Crete to Santorini on the fast catamaran, it was a windy day and the catamaran felt like a roller-coaster for 2.5 hours, least to say lots of people were sick! Nonetheless, we were looked after at Remezzos and it made it all better!

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  • Stayed September 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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Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Outstanding service that exceeds all reasonable expectations. You will get good advice on where to eat and what to see. Don't overlook what is on offer to eat at the hotel as it is as good as what you will get elsewhere if not better. I preferred the view of the sunset from the hotel pool area than I did at Oia. It's quiet at Imeroviglia and whilst it's is a hike from Fira and Oia, it has a more relaxing atmosphere. Fira is a 30 to 40 minute walk from the hotel and Oia is about 2-3 hours. Both are easily accessible by the local bus and it costs about $1.80 Euro

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

A great place to stay. Wonderful location, amazing views and good facilities. A superb and delightful hotel. Everything was beautifully clean, and equipped with all you might need. The breakfasts were extremely generous with lovely fresh ingredients and much attention to detail. No lunch (or dinner actually!) required. Vassilis and his team could not have been more helpful (including replacing the standard pillows with a low, very soft one for me, seeing that I couldn't use the bigger one). Thank you for such a lovely stay.

  • Stayed September 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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Sydney, Australia
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30 hotel reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Stayed for 3 days in the 3 bedroom apartment which looked directly out to the pool and the caldera.
From the moment we arrived, the whole place had a calming effect on us. No traffic noise at all. The apartment was as per the photos and is a top notch boutique set up. Great for a longer stay -small but efficient kitchen. The villas are reminiscent of some of the cave houses in Cappodocia in that they are built into the side of the cliff and have outstanding views. Everything inside is whitewashed.
The staff are excellent. There is an all day menu for snacking by the pool or in your room but the huge breakfasts really fills you for the day.

Room Tip: The rooms have different facilities so it is best to check the website for what you want - they all...
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  • Stayed September 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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wa. st.
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We just completed a three week visit to Turkey and Greece. So many awesome things to see but I'd have to say our greatest "Wow" was this delightful hotel. What a location, overlooking the caldera of Santorini and the rooms are delightful. Our room had a veranda and hottub where we could sit and enjoy the incredible view here. Also, a short walk to very good restaurants which were reasonably priced. Vasiliy, the owner/manger of the place was a gem. He made our stay "over the top". The breakfasts at the hotel were also superb. Can't say enough good things about Remezzo at Imerovigli.

Room Tip: Room with a view to die for.
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  • Stayed September 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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Chester, UK
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Another wonderful holiday at this superb hotel. As per my previous report (31 Oct 2011), the attention from the staff was exemplary and it is simply not possible to find fault with any of them.
The breakfasts were as before (large, varied, well prepared and tasty), and not a single lunch was needed during the week.
A couple of enhancements from last year are worth noting:-
1. They now serve light food in the afternoon and evening, so if all you need is a Greek salad or a pizza, you won't need to move from the hotel. Example prices (Sept 2012):- Pizza/pasta €8-9, Sandwiches €6, Salads €8-10, Souvlaki € 10, Bruschetta € 3, Cheese plate € 6.
2. The provision of complimentary iced melon water while sunbathing is a nice touch and welcome.

We were interested to learn that some of the furniture and the little model house shown in the photograph were actually made by Kakha, the porter/general factotum. He is a reassuring presence around the place and, like the rest of the staff, seems to be around whenever needed but not in the way when not. We had a hire car from the airport and were making our own way to the hotel but nevertheless he was there to greet us in the public car park on arrival – a very welcoming touch.

Servicing of the rooms seems to happen ‘by magic’. The hotel staff are discreet and the rooms are usually serviced whilst one is having breakfast or otherwise away – similarly, the staff choose their moment for cleaning, turning down etc. Towels are replaced daily – given the requests from most UK hotels to keep using re-using towels, this is an unashamed (if rather guilty!) luxury.

I have seen some sites suggesting that the hotel has only 12 rooms. In fact it has 20 – there are 12 individually styled rooms of various sizes and then an additional 8 studio rooms.

We stayed in the Superior Suite, as last year, (Room 9) for 5 nights and the Honeymoon Suite (Room 10) for 2 nights. Both are spacious and very comfortable (re-upholstered since last year). Both have the rather strange bathroom arrangement whereby separation from the rest of the apartment is by a ‘floating wall’ or curtain rather than with a wall and a door (see photo). The Honeymoon suite is enormous and the patios for both rooms, both overlooking the Caldera (and one of the best sunset views on the Island) are very large too.

The only difficulty in reviewing Remezzo is that there are not enough superlatives in the English language. Well be back.......

Room Tip: Rooms 9 (Superior Suite) and 10 (honeymoon Suite) both have spacious terraces with superb views of t...
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  • Stayed September 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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Address: Imerovigli 84700, Greece
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Location: Greece > Cyclades > Santorini > Imerovigli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Imerovigli
#8 Romantic Hotel in Imerovigli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Remezzo Villas 3*
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Remezzo Villas Santorini/Imerovigli, Greece

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