A bit of a delayed review but visited the Cavo Bianco for 1 week in August 2014. Whilst it is a lovely hotel, it's more of a good 4 star rather than 5 star. Lovely decor, very white, fresh and contemporary and although apparently it was fully booked, very quiet at times which was nice. Rooms are average sized (we had a junior deluxe) so not sure what the 'cheaper rooms' would be like. Rooms advertised to have tea coffee facilities although I had to ask 3 times over 2 days and the same for bathrobes. They really should include bottled water in the rooms. It's little things like that that make the hotel better. Nice toiletries though and the maid made up the room at great speed! Lovely touch was the balcony jacuzzi although not sure how often it's cleaned. Staff lovely and friendly. Spa was too small and the gym was very uninviting. Breakfast nice, croissants were amazing, fresh from the oven. Newly opened hotel but there are many improvements that they could make to ensure that this hotel is a true 5 star. For example, as it's such a small hotel, they could make eggs to order, include lattes and cappuccinos in the included breakfast, serve fresh juice rather than sugar syrup, offers for lunch and dinner at the hotel restaurant. I understand that they don't need to but we barely saw anyone eat at the hotel restaurant and because of that, there is no atmosphere in the evenings. Lovely pools which are nicely lit up with twinkle lights with lovely sun loungers and 4 poster beds. The pool by the bar seemed a waste as the chairs were for sitting not lying down so no one really used it and the chairs didn't seem to serve their purpose in the evenings as all guests headed out to local bars and restaurants.
Another petty thing is the lack of English Tv channels. We had a hazardous kettle where I nearly burnt my hand because of a faulty kettle which to be frank, should have been checked before given to us! We had a whole morning without any electricity and there was no communication between the hotel staff and the guests with regard to this which is bad form.
About santorini itself, beautiful island. Lots to do. Easy to get local bus to Fira and Oia which are must see places for the sunset. Beaches are all black sand which really aren't my cup of tea but are crazy busy and you have to pay for loungers. Water shoes would be advisable. We hired a quad bike for a day to go around the island and that's highly recommended. All in all a lovely trip and would definitely return but would stay in the luxury suites in Oia!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cavo Bianco Resort combines beauty with pleasure, breathtaking surroundings with exceptional facilities, high class accommodation with impeccable service. If you wish for luxurious holidays at an elegant, stylish environment with a traditional touch, then Cavo Bianco Resort is the place for you. It combines luxury and style with modern amenities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Astro Hotel Kamari
- Cavo Bianco Santorini/Kamari