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Finikia Memories
Ranked #35 of 55 Hotels in Oia
Certificate of Excellence
New Delhi, India
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“Mixed experience!”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

We stayed at Finikia's Place for four nights in early October 2012. Let me start with the pros.

1. Stunning property. Stunning view. Very tastefully done rooms. We were given one right in front of the pool.

2. Restaurant. The food and service was decent. The menu has been given some thought and does not comprise the regular Greek fare.

3. Location. Good proximity to Oia. About ten minutes walk. We had rented a car so did not affect us anyway but even for those who don't, the hotel is close to Oia without being in the middle of the bustle.

Now the Cons.

1. Service was non existent. Nobody to help us with the luggage when we arrived and when we left. Nobody at the reception! Throughout our stay, we came across not a soul at the reception at any point in time. The waitress at the restaurant would double up as receptionist when queried but she was terribly ill equipped to do so. In other words, this is a do it yourself accommodation.

2. The room though tastefully decorated always gave one a feeling of lack of hygiene. This culminated into quite a situation when we faced bed bugs (shudder!) which led to a few sleepless nights and was quite a dampener. As always, nobody at the reception to consult for a change of room.

3. Breakfast was horrible (personally). A croissant, one slice of cheese, one slice of ham, a glass of orange juice, coffee, not fresh breads and the same preserve everyday. You could call it a typical European breakfast but it doesn't work for me.

All in all, could have been a great stay spoiled by the lack of service and help not to mention the bed bugs. Personally, would not stay here again.

Cheers

Sahil Taneja
New Delhi, India

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

I can't even imagine that any place could be better than Finikia! The location was amazing, the rooms are amazing and the restaurant is the best. As you cant tell, I liked this place a lot.
The location is great because you can walk to Oia or take the bus (which stops right in front of the hotel) to Fira really easily. It is also set off the beaten path just enough that you feel like the place is yours and you can star gaze at night.
The room was really funky and special. The bathroom was big and they give you the greatest Olive shampoo and lotion.
Breakfast is included and nothing beats sitting on their patio enjoying warm croissants. We ate dinner at the restaurant TWICE. The food is very reasonably priced and is definitely the best on the island. We ate their the 1st night and by the 3rd night my husband insisted we go back. we laughed because every time we passed the place on the bus everyone was saying, "I heard the food there is really good." Daniella took great care of us and was informative and kind.
Usually, a hotel is just a bed for me this place was way more than that!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

What more can I say other than a brilliant visit yet again - for the ninth time. Warm welcome, good accomodation, and excellent food ensures this one remains a firm favourite. Already planning the next visit.

Santorini is becoming much more popular so don't leave it too late to visit. This end of the island is probably quieter and still maintains a more "typical" atmosphere and is well away from the more popular resorts.

Oia - down the road - is definately on the day trip circuit most of the time but especially at sunset times and then they all leave. Hang around after the sun has gone down to see the best effects in the sky. The actual setting of the sun is just the start - but everyone rushes away and misses the best bit. Oia also takes on a different atmosphere once the crowds have gone and is very beautiful for evening shopping, drinks, or a leisurely meal.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

I could not recommend more highly. Fabulous "cave like" rooms with excellent food sitting watching the Oia famous sunset from the comfort of the rooftop restaurant. Danielle was a delight with her great sense of humour and assistance during our 3 days stay.

Room Tip: Nearer to the swimming pool is a must if you wish to swim or laze by the pool.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

During our week in Santorini, we went to Finikias place 3 times. The menu card is huge, and that is normally not a good sign, in my book. But the food was good and well prepared.

The terrace have an excellent view towards Oia.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

I was so happy with the staff, location, ascetic and service. Everyone is so friendly and helpful here, especially the girl at the front desk who made the stay so enjoyable and stress free...I will stay here when I come back! Loved the pool and veiw.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

arrived at Finikia Place for a 7 night break with 2 girlfriends. This place is fantastic, never stayed in such a clean and well maintained Greek pension in my life -you have to remember you are in Greece tho, when asked for a shower curtain Daniellas mum replyed " Its Santorini - no need for curtains ! " The pool called us back every day that we spent out - so peaceful, cool and perfect to unwind before getting ready for an evening in Oia. We all fell in love with Oia - who wouldn't - especially when there were not too many cruise ship guests imposing on our sunsets. Ate in Ambrosia -fantastic restaurant-gastro food and ice cold Prosecco.....yum !
Daniella at Finikia is a fantastic ambassador for them, she is so funny and nothing is too much trouble. The owner (Theo) never stops -unless the football is on ! - granted his English is not great, but hey we are in GREECE !! All in all can't wait to return, hopefully this year with my husband who will fall in love with Santorini as we all did.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Finikia Memories
Address: | Finikia, Oia 84702, Greece (Formerly Finikia's Place)
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Oia
#22 Family Hotel in Oia
#28 Romantic Hotel in Oia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Finikia Memories 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Finikia`s Place Hotel Oia
Finikias Place Oia
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Finikia Memories Santorini/Oia, Greece

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