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Ambelia Traditional Villas
Ranked #18 of 73 Specialty Lodging in Oia
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

We stayed there for 5 days and it was fantastic! The location was perfect as well being so close to Oia’s town (only a short walk away). It’s situated in Finikia village (about 10-15 minutes walk from Oia’s center). Finikia is a very beautiful and peaceful village, is the traditional setting of Oia full of cave houses which are very impressive. Our cave house in Ambelia was fantastic and had a great sea view - full equipped - very clean with a real king size bed and unforgettable mattress!!! The breakfast buffet was just lovely with a lovely variety of homemade and local delicacies. The couple who run the hotel was very friendly and accommodating, Thanks to both of you guys Vasillis – Sissy and the relaxing time we had in Ambelia. Ideal for couples wanting a quiet and stylish break!

Highly recommend a stay here!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

we had a lovely stay at Ambelia Traditional Villas ! the rooms were spotless clean, very cosy and spatious. The home-made breakfast made a difference, and so did the very hospitable owners. the rooms are 15 min walk to Oia, but a walk within the village of Foinikia (where Ambelia is located) is also a must.
Highly recommended for couples of any age as well as families (with children over 3)

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank familyAthens
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Overall an excellent place to stay in Santorini. We stayed for couple of days in June and we were so glad to be there. The Villas are so spacious, perfectly clean and we had amazing sunset view every evening from our terrace. Vasilis and his wife Sisi are taking the best care of their guests. They made us warm welcome even it was very early in the morning. We also got great recommendations about renting a car, local restaurants and nicest beaches. The location is superb, It is just 10 minutes walk to the center of Oia village. There is a great vineyard and beautiful beach in walking distance as well. It's a traditional and relaxing place with friendly atmosphere.

Thank to Vasilis and Sisi for their sincere hospitality and for making our stay really special and memorable.

If we go to Santorini we will definitely stay again!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Eva J
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

This hotel was terrific! Our apartment was really huge, tastefully decorated, with beautiful views of the Aegean sea, very clean with all the comforts and the breakfast was excellent (yummy cake and greek kind of cookies, pasta of olive oil, fried eggs and more!!!! I’m getting hungry just thinking about it). The location is an easy walk to the town of Oia with the beautiful sunset, it is a quite traditional area so beautiful and peaceful.

Finally, the best and the most importantly, was the staff. They are extremely kind, helpful and generous: from the welcome drinks served by them to the loads of information and advice on where to go and what to see!!! They were so friendly and accommodating and doing anything they could for us. Thank u for everything. . It’s a special place you will feel like you want to go back to again and again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Βαγγέλης Μ
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Reviewed November 18, 2011

The hotel is perfectly formed, the villas are spacious with nice view, big veranda, have every basic amenity and are spotlessly clean. The service was very personalized, Sissy was very welcoming, chatty, funny and looks younger than her age. Sami is very helpful, he knows everything about the island and he arranged everything for us (rent a car, day trip, suggestions for restaurants and beaches) The atmosphere is really relaxed, the location was perfect for where we needed to be,- a short walk away from Oia.
Very good value for money. I have no hesitation in saying that it was an excellent hotel to stay in and I would definitely recommend it.
Great for couples!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Alice C
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Reviewed October 25, 2011

I stayed here with my husband in August/September this year. We stayed for 4 nights and had a wonderful time.

We stayed in the apartment at the top of the hill and found it really clean, comfortable and spacious. We had a huge veranda with a far reaching view of the sea and mountains. I think we counted another 7 islands we could see from there!

The apartment was really nice, with double & twin bedrooms, a living room, shower room & living room. We only used the double bed which was hugely comfortable and had french doors leading onto the veranda at it's foot :)

The shower room was also very spacious, if a bit dark. There was plenty of hot water and good pressure and clean white fluffy towels, which can be a bit of a treat in Greece!

The living room was very bright & clean, with loads of windows making the most of the view. There was air conditioning throughout, but the traditional design of the room meant that we didn't need it.

The kitchen was functional, but don't expect to be able to cook anything more than an omlette!

I should mention that if you take a taxi they wont be able to drop you right at the door step, you will have to walk across a very cobbly path and some steps. We found it a bit hard to find when we first arrived, but once we had our bearings it was very easy to take the 20 minute walk into Oia.

We paid £110 a night which isn't the cheapest place to stay, but is very much cheaper than the most expensive!! The room had a really luxurious and exclusive feel to it, it was so quiet and peaceful, and easy to walk into Oia. Perfect for a romantic getaway :)

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank 31katem
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Reviewed September 7, 2011

We stayed almost 2 weeks, we enjoyed every single minute. The appartments are very clean and wide, they include everything you need. The location is perfect.
I highly recommend this particular place for both friends and families.

Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
Thank JulieHelou
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Additional Information about Ambelia Traditional Villas

Address: Finikia, Oia 847 00, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 73 Specialty Lodging in Oia
Price Range: $105 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ambelia Traditional Villas 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
“Αmbelia Traditional Villas” is a group of stunning, fully self-contained cavehouses located in Oias’s Finikia. 8 genuine village-houses of a neighbourhood have been totally renewed in 2009 to become high luxury cave houses that offer all modern facilities. Each villa overlooks the blue northern shore of the island and has a private terrace with an amazing panoramic seaview. ... more   less 
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Ambelia Traditional Villas Santorini/Oia, Greece

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