I loved this hotel. In fact, it's where I first officially learned to love luxury hotels, after my wife and I discovered it walking around Santorini. For my entire life until this place, I was always the guy looking for the cheapest place that i could stand on any giving night. This changed all that. It was by far the nicest place we stayed in all of Greece.
We spent a week in a sr. suite with a semi private pool. I highly recommend that option.
I'll skip some of the great stuff that others have said and respond to a few of the negatives since there are lots of reviews giving a great description of this lux hotel. The good stuff is all true.
"The staff are always watching me": someone thought that the staff was always watching them. I call this outstanding service. At the slightest indication that I needed something, they were on top of it. I liked that. A simple glance at my empty glass means "Christina, I'd like another glass of wine." -- great!
"It costs a lot" - ya. That's right, which is why TripAdvisor let's you sort by deals, etc., It's a great place AND it does cost an awful lot. If this is not OK, use the value functions in TA and find a better value. This is 5star service and it costs. You are probably paying a fair amount for that last 10-20% of quality...that's true. But if you want the best place and you can afford it, here you go.
"The pools are small" -- true, but they are not THAT small. Not a great place to pull up the bago and drop the 10 kids in the pool. The concept at a beautiful place like this is to sit by the pool, having a drink and reading a book. Every now and then, take a quick dip to cool off (pool) or warm up (spa), then repeat. If you want a swim up bar and the waterslide, this is NOT your place (hey I like those things...just saying, this is not it).
i don't think that kids would like this place. Contrarily, if you don't want to be around kids, this is a great place.
- 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