This small property (less than 10 rooms and suites, if I remember correctly) is situated on the main (small road) about a 15 minute walk outside of the town of Oia (pronounced ee-ya). It's a more remote location than properties in town, and has a very low-key nature, making my stay feel more like time spent in my Greek Island summer country home (I wish I had something of the sort!). It's not a typical hotel with a grand lobby, or hallways to rooms, and fancy elevators (in fact, there are no elevators) The rooms are accessed via outdoor stairs, and gates, and tastefully appointed patios all modeled off the traditional and simplistic architecture of the Aegean Sea island communities. A modest sized swimming pool with a full view of the magnificent caldera is located on one of the main larger terraces on the side of the mountain in which this hotel is located on. I noticed that many of the rooms had their own private Jacuzzi on the room's private terrace. This terrace was the epicenter of the joy of my stay. It was where my friends and I enjoyed a great laugh and some bubbly in the jacuzzi during nights, and it was where a lovely breakfast was brought to us each day by the hotel staff - coming exactly when we asked for it, and exactly as ordered. More importantly, the private patio was the source of all happiness and satisfaction for me in Santorini because it facilitated one of the island's best view, and it was at my disposal at any time, whether it was when I wake up in the morning, or just while drinking a cup of coffee. Words can't describe the incredible and unique natural beauty of the water and the land on this Island.
The room was lovely as well. Designed in the Greek minimalist style with smooth curves and stone motifs. The rooms windows, which peer out to the patio and to the jacuzzi, and of course to the unobstructed view of the caldera, were guarded with very lovely wooden shutters which could easily be opened and closed to block out light completely. A large sitting area with a dining table followed by two stairs to the large sleeping area, and finally a very modern bathroom. The bathroom reminded me of a combination of a Turkish bath and a cave (a very clean and non-creepy cave) Two amazing shower heads and wands, a huge mirror , and lots of space! Be careful as it steams up quite well in the cooler months and can get slippery!
They keep it very clean and area constantly replacing pool towels and shower towels, and making the beds daily. If there is anything you need or are unhappy with, don't be shy: Margerita who helps to manage the property, as well as the owners of the place seem to be ready to do anything to make your stay a better one. Whether that means you need more coffee at breakfast, more cups in the room, milk in the fridge, etc. Here, you will receive Greek hospitality at its finest. No large hotel can offer the personal connections one can find at a place like Oia Suites and with a worker like Margerita. On my last day, I was waiting for the taxi, and she showed me how to make traditional Greek coffee, and shared a lovely conversation with me. The prices are reasonable, and it's a place filled with good energy. I will definitely be back one day!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oia Suites hotel is built on the rocks of magic Oia village at Santorini. Oia Suites is a luxury hotel with unique design, decoration and atmosphere.The breath taking view of volcanic islands of Caldera gives to this unique hotel an unearthly sensation. Oia Suites hotel combines Cycladic architectural with luxurious stay and unforgettable Aegean sea view.Visitors can access Oia Suites hotel into 20 minutes time only, as Oia village is located near Santorini's airport (12km) and harbor (22km).Oia is globally famous for its traditional architectural with bright white concave houses, clerical alleys, magic view to Caldera and fascinating sunset, which considered as one of the most romantic sunsets of the world. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oia Suites Santorini, Greece