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Carpe Diem Exclusive Boutique Resort
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Pyrgos
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“5 Greek Stars”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

We had a really good time and were looked after very well. We could not fault the hotel, and the staff, lead by the wonderful manager Valentina Gheorghita, were all professional and friendly. The menu was just right for the sunset and twilight dinners which we had on the private terrace with the most wonderful views.
This is not a hotel for a family holiday. We will go back and we would have no hesitation in recommending it.
You will need your own transport. Public transport is an issue and we overcame this by hiring a quad bike. All that you need to get round the whole island (but not for the nervous minded or back seat drivers!).
We had a perfect and relaxing week at Carpe Diem.

Room Tip: All the rooms have the same view so they should all be great
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

If you are looking for a relaxing and small boutique hotel with lovely amenties and very attentive and welcoming staff then look no further.. Though away from the traditional coast perch of Fira and Oia, Pyrgos has a very nice northery view back down the island and with car rental so cheap in Santorini this very central island spot allows you to quickly and easily acess the entire island. It is also very close to the best restaurants on the island especially Metaxi Mas which has the best Greek cuisine in Santorini. We can highly reccommend the massage and spa services which are second to none and Valentina, the hotels manager, is extremely lovely and very helpful.. She even speaks 8 languages!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Just back from a week in santorini with my husband and we stayed at the delightful, boutique suites Carpe Diem in Pyrgos. The accommodation was stunning, clean, tranquil and lived up to what you see on the website. Breakfast was served each morning on our veranda and there was always a good choice. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and were always smiling. The views over the island of Santorini were lovely. I would not hesitate to recommend Carpe Diem to anyone looking for a relaxing break in Santorini.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Townsville, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2012

If you are looking for 5-star Paris or 5-star New York you are looking in the wrong place. Carpe Diem is 5-star in its own way.

Pyrgos is a stunning location, close enough to Pyrgos and Fira town centre. But far enough away to be out of the hustle and bustle during peak tourist season. Slightly further from Oia (about 25mins). We hired a quad bike and enjoyed travelling around the beautiful island.

Upon arrival in Santorini the hotel offered us private transfers between the airport and the hotel. When we arrived at Carpe Diem we Bridgette welcomed us and our bags were taken to our suite. We were invited to enjoy a drink while Bridgette gave us some information about the island. We were then shown to our room and given a quick orientation about some of the things in our room and what the hotel offered.

The daily breakfast (free) is brought to your room upon request and you can tailor it to your desires. I can't think of anything the breakfast was missing. We also enjoyed lunch there on one occasion and the food was of a similarly high standard.

The suite itself is very large with modest but comfortable furniture. The TV was small, the bathroom fairly standard. But we didn't really spend much time sitting around in the suite. But you shouldn't choose the hotel for the bathroom or furniture.

The views from the private courtyard is exceptional. You look out over Fira and Oia in the distance. The caldera on the west side of the island and Kamari beach on the east side. You honestly feel like the king (or queen) of the island when you step out onto your courtyard. The plunge pool is also very nice (but it is a little cold). A couple of comfortable deck chairs are provided and come in handy for those days spent wasting away in the sun.

We stayed in the suite, but the junior suite seemed as good as the larger ones and they do seem more private, so its probably worth booking the junior suite and saving some money for something else.

If you were to look at the hotel on face value you would probably decide its 4-star but what makes it 5-star is the incredible location and views, the warm, welcoming and very helpful staff and the gnereal atmosphere of the hotel.

I will return to Santorini and I will stay at Carpe Diem.

Room Tip: Choose the junior suite to save some money and have a bit more privacy.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

Situated within walking distance (5 min) from Pyrgos, this small resort is the ideal hideaway in Santorini. They have two types of rooms - we used the smaller ones that are placed at the higher level - both types of accommodation have spacious terraces and private pools ( which are real pools and large enough). If you want privacy on your terrace & pool I suggest to pick the smaller type of accommodation , because the larger one's terraces are quite exposed. The breakfast was fantastic - everyday new choices, and the best of it was having it outside on the terrace with the mesmerizing panorama of Santorini. We had also lunch and cocktails and even I'm well spoiled ( living in Italy) - their food is really exquisite. The room was cozy and spacious and made me feel at home. The place is also close to Kamari beach (10 min by car) , 20 min to Fira or Imerovigli. Service and cleanliness perfect . I'd love to go back.

Room Tip: For privacy on the terrace choose the smaller accommodation.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Truly amazing hotel in every respect. Amazing scenery from its prime elevated location, magnificent accomodation and food and very friendly and attentive staff. I cnat think of anything that I would change apart from staying a little longer.

Kev and Lesley Walker UK

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

Celebrated our 10 year anniversary at Carpe Diem & totally mesmerized by the beauty and spectacular views. The arrived and were greeted by Bridgette who was just so warming with her welcome. From our balcony we could see Fira and Oia in the distance and every morning breakfast was served we were overwhelmed by that beauty. The staff were very attentive and requests were met without any problems. The Spa services are amazing and the hostess is very warming and professional. Highly recommended!! The port is less than 10 minutes away so travelling to neighboring islands is a breeze. We had a catamaran cruise with Sunset Oia which was recommended and that was just magnificent, also highly recommended. Rooms are tended to twice daily so very clean. Location is perfect. Rooms are lovely we had a Junior Suite which was more than ample, on the top level of the Carpe Diem. 10 rooms in total makes the silence a bliss. Food was amazing, service equally so and our stay was nothing short of perfection. We will most definitely be returning to Carpe Diem Pyrgos!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Carpe Diem Exclusive Boutique Resort
Address: Pyrgos 84701, Greece (Formerly Carpe Diem Suites & Spa)
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Pyrgos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Pyrgos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Carpe Diem Exclusive Boutique Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Carpe Diem Exclusive Boutique Resort, in Pyrgos Santorini, promises a holiday experience like no other. Boasting 270-degrees-wide views all over Santorini and the Aegean Sea, as well as unmatched privacy, it guarantees an unforgettable romantic experience for all couples. ... more   less 
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