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Marizan Caves & Villas
Ranked #2 of 74 Specialty Lodging in Oia
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“An amazing place to stay on Santorini”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2009

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Marizan.

1) Great room: We were very excited that Yannis upgraded us to the Honeymoon Cave at no additional charge - it was so beautiful. Very spacious and nice. You are also allowed to hang out at the swank pool of the hotel next door, which is a great amenity.
2) Great service: We were pleased that Yannis let us check in very early, which he didn't have to do, since we arrived at 9 am. Also, Yannis drove us a few places that we needed to go, which was totally above & beyond the call of duty - and even offered to pick us up from dinner one night. All for no charge.
3) Great location: Marizan is in a lovely area just off the "main drag" of restaurants and shops, which I really liked. It takes only a few minutes to walk to town, and the sunset views are more beautiful where Marizan is than closer to downtown.
4) Great value: Just for something to do, we ended up looking up the prices for some cave hotels that were close to ours, to compare what we were paying to what they were charging. I was shocked to see that many nearby cave hotels, which looked no nicer than ours, were charging 400 or 600 euros/night. From looking at those hotels' websites, I honestly cannot see how they are any better than Marizan.

A few small nits to note, for full disclosure:
-The taxi that was supposed to bring us from the airport to Marizan did not show up. This may have had something to do with the fact that our flight arrived at 6:45 am, and apparently no one on the island wakes up before 9:00 at the earliest. Interestingly enough, the random cab driver we found at the airport had Yannis' phone number in his cell phone, and knew exactly where Marizan was, so it's not like you'll be out of luck if you take a random taxi.
-WiFi does not work quite as well on the level of the Honeymoon Cave, which is four stories below the entry thru rock. For those who bring a computer, this crisis is easily averted by going up a level or two and camping out closer to Yannis' quarters.

You should definitely stay here - you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2009

it felt like a home with the warmest welcome you could expect, the view is breathtaking with the best spot on the island the food and the service were excellent marizan villas is definitly the place to stay in in santorini!!!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
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Beirut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2009

you feel the charm of this hotel from the minute Mr Yannis welcomes you with his warm smile!! the comfort is directly felt in the spacious and homey rooms, u have the richest breakfast with the most amazing view, and if feel like a change, u can grab a cocktail or a drink at the pool, or even taste the best greeck salad there! Thanks a lot Yannis for making this stay the most enjoyable ever!

  • Stayed June 2009
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Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2009

We had a wonderful stay at Marizan thanks to Yannis & his family.
the Villas are beautiful & comfortable, the view really awesome! Plus it's a very quiet place & yet very close to the market!
I recommend everyone to stay there!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
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Beirut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2009

Marizan is home, not just because of the location, the rooms and the view but mainly because of an exceptional outstanding owner (Mr. Yannis) who makes you feel at home; whatever you need, he will tell you "no problem" and surely you will be satisfied
I really recommend this hotel for any person/group who want to spend an unforgettable vacation!

  • Stayed June 2009
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2009

We just got married in Santorini and we stayed for 10 days in Marizan with our families. Our stay was exceptional! We stayed in the honeymoon suite which was recently renovated in a traditional style with comfortable amenities and a special romantic candle-lit setting. We had daily breakfast (with daily fresh bread delivered to our room) on our large private terrace which overlooks Thirassia, the volcano and most importantly the sunset!!! Tourists gathered everyday in Oia to watch the sunset while we had our own private terrace to enjoy it romantically with a bottle of Santorinian wine!
While being located in a calm area of Oia, Marizan is at a walking distance from the center. It is also very close to Ammoudi bay where u can enjoy excellent seafood at Taverna Katina.
All family and wedding pictures were taken at Marizan as the view is simply breathtaking!!! To describe the owner, Yannis, as helpful would be an understatement! He contributed in every way to make our wedding a perfect event! He found solutions to every problem we faced!!! He even arranged for all car rentals (for our guests) , busses and the wedding car with Vazeos car rental. He also arranged tours for our family!!!
This is our second stay at Marizan as this is where we first decided to get married in Santorini. We extremely enjoyed our stay and are definitely coming back to Marizan!!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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brooklyn, nyc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2009

Not only is Oia THE place to stay when visiting Santorini, the Marizan villas is perfectly located on the edge of town, closest to the beautiful sunset and cozy Lioyerma lounge and pool.

Marizan is extremely quiet at night, yet close to the action of Oia, especially during the sunsets. A few minutes stroll along the edge of the Caldera take you by countless cafes, restaurants, art galleries, jewelry and clothing stores.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Marizan Caves & Villas

Property: Marizan Caves & Villas
Address: Oia Santorini | Garbinoi Miloi, Oia, Greece (Formerly Marizan Studios & Villas)
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 74 Specialty Lodging in Oia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Marizan Caves & Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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