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“Serenity in Oia”
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Canaves Oia Hotel
Ranked #12 of 56 Hotels in Oia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 22, 2012

We absolutely loved this hotel. The phenomenal views along the cliffs of Oia are something you won't want to miss. The breakfast by the pool overlooking the sea was also exquisite! If we are lucky enough to return, instead of shopping in the town and exploring the sites we would probably never leave the hotel and enjoy the quiet!

Room Tip: We had the honeymoon suite (not newly married), and the location was perfect. It was close to the t...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

I loved this place. The panoramic sea view from wherever you are in the hotel: your room, the breakfast terrace, the idyllic pool area is simply breathtaking. In fact, I probably spent most of my week gazing out at it trying to take it all in and that comes from a person with a particularly low boredom threshold.

It's just a few minutes walk into the heart of Oia and a twenty minute cab ride to Kamari beach if you fancy a day by the sea. Also recommended is taking up the opportunity for an afternoon on a catamaran to watch the sunset - booked by the hotel with no added commission.

The place is spotless; staff friendly and helpful without being overbearing; the pool and dining area (again with THAT view) just perfect for relaxation. This has peace, tranquility and good management stamped all over it. I can't recommend it enough, especially for couples.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

An exquisite whitewashed 'piece of heaven' - this hotel is perched on the cliff with the most amazing views overlooking the caldera at the beginning of Oia. It is very intimate and exclusive - the rooms are stunning - all white and glass and very chic - we were extremely lucky to be upgraded to fantastic suite with private terrace. The most attentive staff and very fast service we have experienced in a long time - a very delicious freshly prepared breakfast arrived on our terrace within 10 minutes of being ordered whatever the time of morning - (they even noticed that I didn't like kiwi fruit so left it out of my fruit dish the next day)!! The food is of an extremely high standard and lunch served by the (tiny but felt very exclusive) pool was delicious - lovely staff on hand to bring ice buckets of chilled water and wine to your bedside throughout the day! A kind of private butler service! Canaves has two sections - the other the more traditionally furnished part is a slightly hairy but fun (think stepping out of your riad in Marrakech) one/two minute walk up the road but unless you are with children who want a bigger pool I can't think why you would want to go up there apart from the odd very very delicious dinner (as that is where the restaurant and kitchen is). Thank you Mr Thannasus and lovely staff.

Room Tip: Room 15 - bliss
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We stayed 5 nights at Canaves Oia in August 2012 and it was perfect. The staff is top notch and the view is amazing. The Rooms have recently been renovated and are beautiful (we like a minimal look/feel). Breakfast is lovely.

We loved the being in the heart of Oia. I recommend spending at least one day at the pool, and renting ATVs or a car for a few other days to explore the island. The staff can arrange whatever you need. The beaches around the island all have a very different feel, so be sure to spend some time checking them out.

Don't miss the semi-private sunset catamaran excursion - the hotel can arrange this for you. It's a great way to spend half a day on the water visiting different sites (don't bother getting off the boat to swim to the hot springs...they are lukewarm at best). The BBQ is a nice touch and delicious!

Restaurant recommendations include Ambrosia, Scala, Petros, Kandouni and Papagalos.

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

Spent 3 nights here in August 2012 and loved it. Of course you pay heavily for the view, but we felt it was well worth the money. Very comfortable hotel, well maintained, well run, friendly and helpful people, very good food. I'd recommend it to anyone, if you can justify the cost. We just managed to avoid any children - a considerable bonus.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

The hotel is perfectly situated in Oia (the ideal area in Santorini) with the main "street" (marble walking path with shops and fantastic restaurants) just a hundred yards away. The rooms are beautiful and all are situated on the side of cliff with amazing views. The staff is more than accommodating and works to ensure your vacation is perfect. They are kind, hugely helpful, and have great recommendations for how best to spend your stay. I highly recommend and hope to return.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

There really isn't anything negative I could possibly say about this hotel or experience. Maybe the mosquito buzzing in the room because I left the door open I suppose, but that would be my fault I think.
Fantastic views, service, location and short walk to see sunset.
Did I mention the views ???

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Thank Andre D
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Additional Information about Canaves Oia Hotel

Address: Oia 84702, Greece
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Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Oia
#4 Family Hotel in Oia
#7 Romantic Hotel in Oia
#9 Luxury Hotel in Oia
Price Range: $426 - $1,379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Canaves Oia Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Canaves Oia brand began with the launch of Canaves Oia Hotel, which led to the property’s “boutique” concept. 18 uniquely designed suites are complemented by uninterrupted caldera views and a pristine pool with hanging chandelier, among other assets. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Canaves Oia Resort
Canaves Hotel Oia
Canaves Oia Hotel Santorini, Greece

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