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New Paltz, New York

Fabulous place to relax

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed Jan 3, 2016
There were three elements that made this hotel so appealing that I decided to book it: simple, traditional architectural design, seclusion and magnificent views of caldera. And when were arrived at the hotel it exceeded our expectations. We stayed at the last villa in a duplex and two terraces that were offering unobscured views of the surroundings - especially spectacular during early morning breakfast when the sun doesn't overshadow Thira and Oia seen in the distance. Notabene, breakfast can be served at the outdoor restaurant or it can be delivered to your room. The entire place is extremely clean, service is excellent, everyone working on the premises is super nice and extremely accommodating.There a few restaurants nearby in Akrotiri, 2 or 3 little grocery stores and a few beaches with kayaking options. The only downside is a complete lack of clear signs leading to the hotel, which made me waste almost 2 hours before I was forced to call the hotel risking an enormous bill for rooming to have someone meet me in Akrotiri and finally guide me to the hotel. So placing clear signs in order to spare aggravation to their clients would be a wise idea. Other than that - Heaven on Earth!
I strongly recommend this place to anyone who enjoys views, doesn't have an issue with driving for 20 min far away from the noisy town of Thira and wake up in the morning to spectacular views of the caldera getting ready for a new day full of adventures :)
Date of stay: October 2015
Room Tip: Honeymooners :) - spend more money on a larger room on the second level - intimacy is worth your...
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 25, 2015

If you are searching for a stylish, relaxing, comfortable, friendly place to stay in Santorini, I cannot recommend Kalestesia Suites highly enough.
The location of the suites give panoramic views of the caldera and most of the island, though the location is a little out of the way and without precise directions quite difficult to find, more so if you arrive after dark as we did. Do not hire a car any larger than a Nissan note as the suites are reached through a very narrow gap between buildings ( see photo)
Kalestesia Suites are perfect for couples who want a relaxing break so iIf you want to be in the centre of the action this is not the place for you, although the main centres of Fira, Oia or Kamari can be reached easily by car or bus. The centre of Akrotiri, with its few retaurants, is within a twenty minute walk down a steep hill.
I cannot praise the staff highly enough, they are very friendly and helpful. In fact one morning whilst having breakfast ( which was excellent and filling) a tourist arrived explaining to Leftie, the waiter (terrific bloke), he was lost and asking for directions. After trying to explain how to get to his destination for 5 minutes with little success,Leftie jumped into his car for the tourist to follow to his destination. I must add Leftie did not abandon his guests.
The restaurant and pool areas are very attractive with terrific views. There is also a small gym for those who find relaxing difficult.

Date of stay: October 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 22, 2015

The hotel arranged a cab for us to get to the airport. We had a late flight in. The restaurant food is excellent. It is a long walk downhill to the bus stop, but well worth the walk to take a bus for 5 euros into the two cities. The manager was very helpful in giving us suggestions on where to eat and what sights to see.

Room tip: Upper floors for better view.
Date of stay: October 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 14, 2015

Booked this after reading other reviews. Exceeded all expectations. The views are spectacular. The room we stayed in was beautiful: so clean, excellent fittings with a view over the caldera from one balcony and the other side of the island from the roof balcony. Cannot fault the swimming pool and restaurant and Samson and his staff are amazing and so helpful. You can have the delicious breakfast brought to your room. If you walk out over the shrub land at back of hotel, you can find the perfect spot to watch the sunset without all the crowds at the usual places. There are great restaurants on the nearby road to the lighthouse and down at Red Beach - a five minute drive away. Would recommend you hire a car, a small one as road up to hotel is very narrow in parts (bit scary at first but after a few times, you'll be driving it like a local), and it is so easy to explore the island by car. If you want the noise, crowds and nightlife of Oia or Thira then this is not the place for you. But if you want a truly romantic, stunning and unforgettable place, you won't find better.

Date of stay: October 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We had the best time staying at Kalestesia Suites. It's in a quiet part of the island and away from the crowds and feels like a real getaway. Sampson and his team anticipated everything we needed and really made our stay feel effortless. The chef at the restaurant was fabulous and we had some of the best food at the hotel during our stay in Santorini. A car is a definite must as the hotel is not within walking distance to the village or any other amenities.

Date of stay: October 2015
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 28, 2015

This resort is stunning. Set high above the sea in the southern portion of Santorini you have perfect views of the entire island and its surroundings. This sunset was amazing and at night the towns of Thira &Oia are like jewels. Samson was an amazing host going out of his way to please. The wait staff was equally professional. The pool area is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. The drive to get here is not for the faint of heart as the road is tiny in spots, but well worth the effort. Rooms are new and very nice.

Date of stay: September 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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