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Ikies - Traditional Houses
Ranked #4 of 56 Hotels in Oia
Certificate of Excellence
Princeton, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“joining the chorus of praise”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

My wife and I spent six days in the House of the Winemaker. There are many things to love about Ikies and in particular about Winemaker. Here are just a couple:

- If you like having both walking access to a bunch of great things to do, but also a quiet retreat, then Ikies has *the* perfect location on Santorini. It is the outermost of the gorgeous cliff hotels in Oia. In other words, the trail from Oia ends at Ikies. (Actually, if you're hiking from Oia to Fira, then you turn left just before Ikies. So not even the hikers walk past Ikies.) Do not underestimate how busy the town of Oia can be. We visited in late May/early June, and already the streets were jam packed with noisy tourists. Ikies provided us both with easy access to the town, but also an escape from the hustle.
- The staff really are lovely people. They are always ready to help, and their advice was invaluable.
- It's been over a decade since I slept as well as I did at Ikies. It probably had a lot to do with Santorini itself (the fresh air, the beauty, etc..), but I've also got to credit the comfort of the bed, the location of the hotel, etc.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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IKIES, Manager at Ikies - Traditional Houses, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Dear toposophic,
Thank you for your praise!
Sleeping well on a vacation is usually at the top of one’s list, so we are glad that you were able to “tick it off” yours.
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Rodborough Common
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

Writing this from my candle lit terrace, next to my hut tub, with my complimentary cocktail in one hand and the provided room laptop on my knee, I begin to think I'm in holiday heaven.

The room we're in is idyllically located within Ikies on the absolute very edge of the Cadera, just within the boundaries of the picturesque town of Oia. We arrived not seven hours ago, greeted by the staff as we got out of our taxi, to complimentary wine (red and white), beer, water and other soft drinks.

Ikies and the people who work there cannot be described in words praise enough. All I can say is believe the hype and make sure you make a visit here one day.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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IKIES, Manager at Ikies - Traditional Houses, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Dear goodfoodandwine,
Thank you for the support and kind words!
It makes us so happy that you enjoyed the room and its facilities.
We also hope you found 'good food and wine' on Santorini!!
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We travelled as 2 adults and a 1 child and spent 3 nts in the gorgeous collectors room and being at this hotel specifically made our vacation in Santorini even more wonderful. The hotel was walking distance(10 min or less) to main square in Oia and taxis readily available near main square to return to hotel if didn't want to walk back. The collectors room was absolutely beautiful, spacious & very relaxing. The white bedsheets were so soft and inviting, we got a very restful sleep in a truly serene bedroom and a wonderfully serene setting. The showers and the bath products were amazing(hoping to buy some online). The breakfast was scrumptious, and with terrace view that is just unforgettable.
We relaxed in the hot tub overlooking the view of Oia. The staff, went out of their way to be kind and helpful. Our daughter fell in love with the house Cat, Stratos :)

Santorini, and specifically Oia, is a beautiful, memorable breathtaking place and being at Ikies made it even more a magical stay. We highly recommend Ikies for not only their wonderful accomodations but their even more wonderful staff who made our stay there so very very special. Don't hesitate for a second before booking here.

A special thank you to Katerina, Maria, and the rest of the staff.

Room Tip: With families, the antiquarian or collectors.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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IKIES, Manager at Ikies - Traditional Houses, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Dear Mala,
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments! It was a real pleasure having you and your family stay with us.
We are so glad you enjoyed the Collector’s House so much and that Stratos now has a new friend from across the Atlantic ocean!
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Boston
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Like so many other reviewers I have nothing but raves for every aspect of Ikies. The view, the location and the rooms themselves but most of all the warmth and quality of the service. The Ikies team truly cares about making your stay nothing short of fantastic. Having gone once before I knew what to expect but I was still completely impressed with the experience. Katerina, Loella and Maria each go out of their way to help make your stay special. They each have the perfect balance between being helpful but non-intrusive. They are warm, knowledgeable and genuinely want to make your experience memorable.
I recommend getting your own private hot tub - the difference in price definitely worth it. My other tip is to eat outside of Oia for at least one evening. Metaxi Mas is well worth the trip - much less expensive - and more authentic than many of the restaurant options in Oia.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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IKIES, Manager at Ikies - Traditional Houses, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Dear Jamie,
It was great seeing you again and we are honored that you chose to stay with us a second time.
Our mission this year is to locate other authentic tavernas around the island so that we have more alternatives to suggest!
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2013

I just love this hotel! We booked one night in the Winemaker and the other in the Boatman in the beginning. However, after staying one night in the Winemaker and due to the reasons that we really did not want to pack and unpack and we loved the Winemaker so much, we decided to stay one more night in the Winemaker. We were very grateful that the hotel was so nice to accommodate our request.
After we checked in, some guests were not checked in yet, so, the hostess was so nice to show us other rooms in the hotel. I found each room is beautifully decorated and has its own charm.
The Winemaker is really amazing! We love to stay at the terrace to see the view of the caldera and Oia. The evening drink and light meal on the terrace while we enjoyed the sunset view was so unforgettable!!
The room is comfortable. I sometimes like to stay on the sofa checking emails or reading. There is also a kitchenette in the Winemaker with complementary water and soft drink.
The bathroom is really spacious! There are a bath tub, shower area, and a steam room! I also enjoyed using the steam room there.
The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. One day when we were walking to the nearby winery and got lost, the staff immediately drove to take us to the winery after receiving our phone call. I appreciate that they are really considerate and thoughtful. In fact, during the whole trip, I coughed a lot due to the leftover of a flu I got earlier. So, I really needed time to rest. The staff was so considerate to allow us to stay in our room without charge until 6 pm when we had to go to the airport. I cannot thank enough for their thoughtfulness!!
The breakfast on the terrace was also an amazing experience. There was a bottle of champagne every morning when we had our breakfast. The breakfast was delicious, healthy, and fresh.
My husband and I would like to thank Luella, Maria, and Katerina, for their very attentive, friendly, and professional service. We will definitely come back again!
This is the hotel we highly recommend!!!

Room Tip: We originally booked one night in the Winemaker and the other in the Boatman. It turned out the Wine...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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IKIES, Manager at Ikies - Traditional Houses, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Dear Margarita,
We are thrilled that you enjoyed the Winemaker’s House so much – the steam room must have also helped with your cough!
Thank you for your flattering comments and we hope to welcome you again!
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Alameda, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We cannot say enough wonderful things about Ikies staff, accommodations and view! We recently stayed 4nights in mid - May for our honeymoon. The staff checked in on us to ensure everything was to our liking and was always available for assistance when needed. We received breakfast every morning on our patio over looking the breath taking views of Oia. Which is by far the BEST part of the island. We ventured all over the island and we were so pleased we spent the extra money for Ikies because it was worth every penny. Having the privacy and hot tub on our patio was so nice, it truly was a romantic get away!!! there's also plenty to do if your active, we went on a wine tour, did the 7 mile hike into Fiera, sailed to the volcano and swam in the hot springs. Again we cannot say enough amazing things about the staff and our experience at Ikies.

Matt & Dana Vi
Arlington, VA / Alameda, CA

Room Tip: Get a room with your own hot tub, it's worth it!!!!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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IKIES, Manager at Ikies - Traditional Houses, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Dear Matt & Dana,
Thank you for your kind comments
We are so glad your honeymoon vacation at Ikies was “worth every penny” and a “truly romantic getaway”!!!
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Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

BEST Hotel we have stayed at in all of our international travels. Oia is the place to stay in Santorini if you are going as a couple or with family and looking to be close to the nice restaurants and shops and to enjoy the most spectacular sunsets and sunrises every day! IKIES is perfectly located in Oia because it's a few mins from the center of town yet still a quick walk away. The views from IKIES are breath taking. The service is personalized and excellent. The daily breakfast at your terrace is just by far the best way to wake up to.... HIGHLY recommend it!

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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IKIES, Manager at Ikies - Traditional Houses, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Dear Andres,
Thank you for the praise!
Our guests do benefit from the hotel’s location: the sun rises behind us and one can see it creep over Imerovigli, and the sun sets in front of the hotel dipping into the sea behind the village of Oia.
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Property: Ikies - Traditional Houses
Address: Oia, Oia 84702, Greece
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Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Oia
#3 Romantic Hotel in Oia
#3 Luxury Hotel in Oia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ikies - Traditional Houses 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ikies Traditional Houses is a special type of hotel. Its small size, exceptional location, traditional design, range of accommodation (honeymoon, maisonettes, and studios) and professional operation result in a rare blend of intimate and personalized service offered against a setting of unique physical beauty. Located at the edge of the picturesque village of Oia in the northern part of Santorini and with commanding views over it, into the caldera and of the surrounding Cycladic Greek islands, our guests at Ikies quickly tune themselves into the complete tranquility of the romantic village. ... more   less 
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