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“Most amazing hotel ever”
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Perivolas
Ranked #20 of 56 Hotels in Oia
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“Most amazing hotel ever”
Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Our jaws dropped when we first arrived. We were initially greeted by the concierge who gave us a tour of the property. Breathtaking. We felt so special from day one. We loved the hotel so much, we never left. Cancelled all our plans. Aside from the impeccable view, the rooms were so adorable! One negative is that the staff can be a bit snooty. One lady in particular- although the rest were very kind.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

It's been four months since my wife and I visited Santorini. We can't get it out of our mind. Perivolas is the perfect cliffside perch from which to "take in" Santorini's spectacular caldera. With its icing-dipped walls and authentic, minimalist, almost reclusive feel, it was truly perfect.

Perivolas is pricey. We felt it was worth it. To be fair, it is not, by any stretch, the only place in Santorini or Oia to command spectacular views. Most hotels in this area seem to cling to the cliffside. I can't speak to them. I can only say that Perivolas was exactly what we wanted: no TVs, a small, close setting, spectacular views, faithful architecture and design, capable and friendly service.

Room Tip: We stayed in a superior suite. We loved it, but I can truly say that you should push your wallet as...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2013

The views from this hotel are spectacular, some of the most amazing scenery I've seen. Set into the cliffs, the hotel is full of charm and character. There aren't many amenities but you really don't need much else when the setting is so perfect. We went for their suite with private pool which was well worth the price. The interior was quite basic but very comfortable.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Perivolas is a small cave hotel on Santorini. I have seen pictures of it and wanted to go there for a least 6 years. Finally, this October, we made it. I must say, it lived up to all my expectations. We would like to have stayed forever. However, we did stay for 3 nights. Originally, we thought we'd check out the ruins, wine vinyards, shopping. Except for a day of sailing around the island, we never left the hotel. It was just too beautiful. The view from our room was exquisite, especialy the sunsets. We ate breakfast each morning overlooking the infinity pool (shown in many travel magazines) and lunch outside on the upper terrace. It is definitely the place to unwind. Service is excellent and the "cave" cool and comfortable. I'm already looking forward to returning. However, with all the steps, it is probably not the place for children or the infirm.

Room Tip: We looked at several rooms and found them all charming. We did not stay in the big "Perivolas...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2013

We stayed here in early October for the first week of our honeymoon and I don't think there could be a more perfect honeymoon hotel. We had originally booked a Junior Suite, but they upgraded us to a much larger and more private Superior Suite. We were welcomed in our room with a complimentary bottle of wine and fresh fruit then given a welcome champagne cocktail by the pool as the staff showed us around the property. Everything about our stay was perfect. The view, the scenery, the food, the drinks and the wonderful staff. They assisted us with anything we wanted, making dinner reservations, bringing food and drinks to our room, arranging rides to different places on the island, and even helping us to collect a missing suitcase from the airport. The complimentary breakfast buffet is not to be missed! This is a truly special and unique place. It is definitely a bit pricey, but the experience is worth every penny.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Germiston, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2013

My life partner and I spent 2 nights at the Perivolas and loved every moment. Our cave room was beautiful with an indoor jacuzzi and seperate bahroom. It had a kitchenette and minbar and was stocked. All water was complimentary and a fruit bowl was filled when we arrived.
Although many of the rooms are fairly open to passers by, ours was extremely private. Because the traditional houses are built into the side of the mountain, expect lots and lots of steps wherever you go on Santorini.
We made use of the pool which is as perfect as they come and has been used in many photo shoots and adverts. The breakfast was simple but top class and the pool side lunch was as good The complmentary dessert wine was a nice touch.

A short walk and we were in the village of Oia with lots of options for dining and shopping.

The staff were always very helpful and very pleasant and nothing seemed too much trouble.

The only negative was the airconditioning, which could not cope with the heat.



Our entire trip was filled with memorable moments.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Santorini is a magical island and Perivolas is where you want to stay to experience the magic. The location is great. The rooms, renovated caves, are unique. The view is amazing. The service is wonderful. But what really makes this hotel special are the people in the front office. Bessy and Sophia make you feel like guests in their home. They know the island well -- where to eat, what to see. They take personal pride in making sure that you enjoy yourself to the max while on Santorini

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Perivolas

Property: Perivolas
Address: Oia 847 02, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Oia
#13 Spa Hotel in Oia
#15 Luxury Hotel in Oia
#20 Family Hotel in Oia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Perivolas 5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The charming and intimate Perivolas Hotel is the ultimate in the relaxed and elegant simplicity of island living. Combining breathtaking views with the luxury of absolute tranquility, beautiful architecture, warm hospitality, excellent cuisine and an inspiring land and seascape. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Perivolas Hotel Oia
Perivolas Santorini/Oia, Greece
Perivolas Hotel Santorini

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