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“Still Dreaming of Perivolas”
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Perivolas
Ranked #18 of 54 Hotels in Oia
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“Still Dreaming of Perivolas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2010

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying 4 nights at Perivolas for our honeymoon. Both of us have stayed in luxury 5 star hotels before (the Ritz, Le Meurice etc.) but both preferred the minimal Scandinavian aesthetic of Perivolas that does not compete with but rather compliments the breathtaking view of the Santorini caldera the hotel is perched above. Our room, although we reserved one of the more basic options, was perfectly equipped and we loved having our own little terrace to read and nap in in front of the view. One small criticism is the mattress which was a bit too hard for my taste.
I can not rave enough about the staff at this hotel. From the moment we were collected from the airport, to the service in the restaurant and the concierge booking tours and cars for us we felt extremely special and cared for. They could not do enough to make sure we were comfortable. Both of us used the great gym facilities, incredible infinity pool and booked massages which were first class.
I am still dreaming of the DIVINE breakfast with the best Greek yogurt, fresh pastries, breads, deli meats, fruits, eggs to order and coffee. I wish so much other hotels would catch on to the simple yet world of difference a good quality breakfast makes for guests!
Twice we reserved a table on the private dining terrace. Not only was the food and wine delicious, but the secluded dining experience really made our stay seem even more relaxing and special.
I would like to say bravo to the man who runs this hotel-he has assembled a fine staff who seem very happy working in such a beautiful environment. My husband and I hope to return some day to Perivolas to celebrate our anniversary!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2010

We recently travelled around Greece for 2 weeks and were lucky enough to be able to stay at his magical hotel for 2 nights!

Big attraction- beautiful rim flow pool over looking the caldera
Rooms- we stayed in the jnr. suite which was spaceous and stunning
Breakfast- best breakfast I had throughout our entire trip
Lunch and Dinner: We ordered both lunch and dinner on one of the days- delicious!

Staff- super friendly

We also stayed in Fira for 2 nights and prefer the town of Fira in comparisson to Oia. But they are so close- just rent scooters to get around, lots of fun!

If you looking for beauty, 5 star hospitality and relaxation this is the place to stay!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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East Hanover, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2010

Santorini and specifically Perivolas was the perfect ending to our honeymoon. After traveling to two other locations in Greece we reveled in the peace, quiet and luxury this hotel offers. The staff was helpful and friendly. The rooms and grounds were well maintained (a few cats...but nothing like what is described in earlier reviews!) Not sure why you would need a TV in the room--as is mentioned as a complaint in earlier reviews--considering the view from your terrace and the pool and all there is to do on Santorini there is definitely no need for that. To make up for the lack of TV they provided a daily international paper and internet access was not an issue. It is definitely a couples retreat. We didn't eat dinner at the restaurant but breakfast and lunch which were both great and well-serviced. Drinks poolside were easy to come by. We highly recommend this hotel if you are looking to splurge while in Santorini! It was worth every cent!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2010

Santorini, of course, is world famous for the spectacular physical setting of the caldera. Oia is equally famous as the most picturesque village on the island. The jewel in that setting is the Perivolas "Traditional Houses" hotel. The view from its infinity pool has graced the covers of many magazines, and that same view is available from the private terrace of every room at Perivolas. Equally important as the gorgeous setting and luxe accommodations is the fact that the hotel staff has (from top to bottom) not only overcome the traditional Greek hostility to the concept of service but has triumphed over that disability. The service is warm, friendly, thoughtful, relaxed and -- this is the hallmark of true world class -- anticipatory. If you can afford it, you will come away (regretfully) from Perivolas feeling like you got excellent value. If you can't afford to stay there, you should at least stop in for a fabulous, casual lunch on the terrace and enjoy the view -- and the service.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2010

Great welcome, great structure, great view, great services, great silence.
Anything great but there was no TV in our room, and the small compact hi-fi system was broken. I didn't complain as I and my wife were there only to seek peace, however, a luxury hotel at € 420 a night (in low season) should care about it !
The breakfast was quite good, even not spectacular as I expected. I found much better ways to start a new day in other much cheaper hotels all over the world.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank TonyPagoda
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froth007
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2010

One of my ultimate favorite. All the white and blue dream! We absolutely adored our room/little cave. It is so romantic and peaceful. I want to go back already...if only it was not so pricey.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2010

I've stayed in a lot of nice hotels in my day and been to Greece several times and, well, I think Perivolas is kind of overrated. First the good stuff! The hotel is charming and it's a very, very beautiful view (absolutely breathtaking). It's built into the cliff side like most of the hotels in Santorini and overlooks the ocean and part of volcano. Amazing sunsets! The rooms are white, beautiful and clean.

Now the bad stuff! The pool is small and it felt like we were constantly trying to compete with other guests for "pool time," which is ridiculous for hotel this expensive. Also the service wasn't very nice. Some of waiters and staff had attitude and were very rude. They also don't have enough help. It took forever to get anything (room service, towels, etc.). It would be fine if the place was considered simply a nice hotel but for as expensive as it is, it is not worth it.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
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9 Thank wanderlust050
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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 Spa Hotel in Oia
#11 Romantic Hotel in Oia
#13 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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Perivolas Hotel Oia
Perivolas Santorini/Oia, Greece
Perivolas Hotel Santorini

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