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“Honeymoon Vacation - Oia - Santorini”
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La Perla Villas
Ranked #29 of 56 Hotels in Oia
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“Honeymoon Vacation - Oia - Santorini”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Amazing views, friendly staff, and all of the accommodations a couple would need on their honeymoon. My wife and I spent 6 days at the La Perla Villas, and it was clearly the highlight of our European vacation. We enjoyed breakfast on our balcony and cocktails by the pool during the day. The Perla Villas represent the best value on Oia.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

We came here for our honeymoon and stayed for six nights. We had an amazing experience. We spoke with the receptionist about our room specifically, room 18, closest to the water, and apparently this room was newly renovated in May 2013. It was a cave room as they had advertised with stunning views. They brought us a simple breakfast every morning to our balcony: yogurt, fruit, boiled eggs, juice and coffee/frappe.

The wifi is spotty and the tv has nearly zero reception but its perfect for a couple that wants to unplug and just enjoy each others company. Sunsets every night are perfect with a bottle of wine which the receptionist gave us on our fourth night.

I also love the location of La Perla. There are several stairs down to get there but its at the end of the hustle and bustle of Oia. Its a great walk to the highly talked about sunset views at the tip of Oia but to be honest I preferred watching the sunsets in Imerovigli or our porch.

The other great thing about this place is there are no children! I love kids as much as the next person but on my honeymoon I really didn't want to have a bunch of kids running around the pool. This pool was relaxed, quiet and serene.

Overall I had a great experience. The new finishes in the room were great although there is no shower...just a bath with a movable shower head. Gets a bit tiring holding the shower head above you to shower but that is an easy fix I'm sure they'll do.

Room Tip: Try to get the rooms closest to the caldera, those are the ones that for sure are renovated.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

(Sorry for my English. I'm French)

What an amazing experience we had at La Perla !!!! First of all, the view is amazing as you can imagine. The sea view cave rooms were really nice and the balcony opens up on the caldera. The hotel is very quiet and run by a very nice lady.

We have always dealt with Zefi and she was always smiling and helpful. When you meet her, you know you have picked the right hotel ! And after spending hours shopping around for the best place in Oia, I was relieved when I got there and realized I had made the right decision!

You feel at home right away. It has nothing to do with the loud Katikies right next door. If I had payed so much money to be at the Katikies (supposedly the nicest hotel in Santorini), I would have felt jealous of the guests at Laperla, as we had a much better view and it was more quiet too !!!!! The swimming pool at La Perla is huge and very clean. The breakfast was perfect and the hotel itself is like heaven.

I will never forget it! Thanks for making my romantic dream come true !

Room Tip: Ocean view, for sure !
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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sydney
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

If this standard of accommodation and service was presented anywhere else at over 300 euros a night it would get at best a poor ranking and probably terrible.
What you are paying for is a fantastic view and probably the best pool in Oia. If you have never been to Santorini you will probably be blown away and won't notice the downsides - rooms that are spacious but look like they have been furnished from an op shop and are poorly maintained. You also could not pull curtains across all the windows in our room so you are up with the sun whether you like it or not (to be fair a problem encountered several times elsewhere in Greece). The kitchen "facilities" are a joke. The breakfast is average and yes they serve it on your balcony but that's because there is nowhere else and you have to scrounge around your "kitchen" to find some remotely clean looking plates to eat it off. Yes the pool is great but if you are lucky enough to find a pool towel hold onto it - they are precious. At this price you would think they would have enough towels to go around and even refresh them during the day - not the case. With some honourable exceptions (the guy who carries the bags and the young girl at reception who are both very helpful) the service is mostly just plain rude. Housekeeping have never heard of knocking and don't seem to think there is anything odd about barging in when they feel like it. I would also not recommend asking for a pool towel at reception unless you want your head bitten off.
There is much better value close by at Kima Villas for much the same product at 100 euros a night less (not as good a pool but vastly better service) and worse as well with some neighbours charging over 500 euros.
If its you honeymoon or you are otherwise compelled to be on the cliff face at Oia - this is OK - but only in that context.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

La Perla wasn't actually our first choice of hotel in Oia. We had booked at another hotel, but they oversold, so we ended up at La Perla. I don't think we could have been happier.

When we arrived in Oia, we weren't exactly sure where the hotel was. We carried our luggage up and down the streets before stopping in a shop and asking to borrow the phone. Rather than give us directions (we had wandered pretty far from the hotel), the hotel sent their porter to meet us. He grabbed our bags and led us all the way back to the hotel. We were extremely impressed by the service.

The view from our room was amazing. I'm sure there are many amazing views in Oia, but we were surprised to be treated to such a view for such a reasonable price. The hotel delivered breakfast to our balcony each day, and we sat and ate while looking out over the water. The hotel is also in an excellent area...a short walk away from everything. We were very satisfied with our stay and will definitely stay again if we are in Oia.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stanford, California
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

I have been at La Perla Villas 4 times, and will continue going there for as long I can. It is my last stop after sailing the Greek islands.
I love it, the view is truly captivating, and allows your imagination wonder with the thought of Atlantis.
The hotel seats right on the caldera. So, you have this awesome view of the sea and the growing volcano, which ones blow up the top of this island. Pack light because you need to go up and down several stairs to reach the hotel thou they always send someone for you to pick you at, and take your bags to your room . I love their small bust refreshing swimming pool. Their breakfast is very simple, so buy yourself some fruits. The service is very nice, But, most of all I go back to this place because of their cave/rooms, amazing view, friendliness, and cleanness.

Room Tip: All rooms look into the caldera
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

We recently stayed at this beautiful spot. While our room was tiny the view was HUGE and staff excellent! We were served our simple breakfast each morning on our balcony overlooking the water from our cliff top location. Each night the reception team helped us select excellent restaurants to head to. The position was in the most beautiful part of the island - Oia! There is no pool bar or anything fancy like that and it is not the cheapest around but at high season it's what you would expect to pay. Would not hesitate to stay there again! Thank you to the staff :)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: La Perla Villas
Address: Main Street, Oia 847 02, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#18 Luxury Hotel in Oia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — La Perla Villas 5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We Welcome You La Perla Villas & Suites is a luxury, boutique hotel situated in the heart of Santorini, Greece. Located on the famous caldera of Oia, every cave house or villa offers unobstructed views of the stunning volcano and Aegean Sea below. Officially characterized as "traditionally built" by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), La Perla Villas & Suites mixes the old and the new with its modern decor and luxurious amenities. Service and Staff La Perla Villas & Suites' perfectly trained staff is at your side from the moment you book your stay with us until the moment we must say good-bye. We are ready to take care of all that you might need to ensure your stay is an unforgettable experience. Upon arrival at La Perla Villas & Suites, you immediately step into a luxurious world where professional staff takes great pride in their ability to assist & meet every conceivable need of their guests. ... more   less 
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