This hotel has some positives. The views are amazing. But, there are amazing views EVERYWHERE on Santorini (we rented a car for 3 days and can vouch for that). The breakfast was very good. But, other than that, we were highly underwhelmed with the Katikies. We stayed six nights on Santorini, but only two at the Katikies. What we learned by staying at another place for the 4 nights prior to arriving at the Katikies is that you DO NOT need to spend $500+/night to have a lovely stay on the island. Our room at the Katikies was unbelievably small (especially the bathroom) and loud. We could hear the people above us walking around, the wood floors were incredibly squeaky, and we were woken up during the night by the sound of pumps (not sure if they were Katikies or the facility next door).
I had read trip advisor reviews before going, but we had already booked our trip. The negative reviews about this place are right on target. I wish we had saved some money by not staying here. I have stayed at some nice hotels around the world, so I feel like I can give an accurate assessment. Other points to highlight (also pointed out in some negative reviews I read and agree with) are that the hotel only recommends it's own restaurants which are completely overpriced, the pools are gorgeous but there is limited seating, the stairs are steep, and you feel like the staff is constantly watching over you. Yuck.
Wouldn't stay here again. We "found" this place from a travel agent who said it is the best and we disagree completely.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Katikies Hotel in Oia Santorini is renowned for its leading luxury, unparalleled services, warm atmosphere and sense of romance uniquely combined in an exceptional setting and natural environment in Oia Santorini, inviting its guests to experience moments of pure luxury. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Katikies Hotel Oia
- Katikies Hotel Santorini/Oia, Greece