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Ikies - Traditional Houses
Ranked #4 of 56 Hotels in Oia
Certificate of Excellence
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

We spent 4 nights of our honeymoon in the Winemaker's suite at Ikies and loved every second of it. Several weeks before our trip, I received emails from the Loella and other staff members with extensive tips, ideas, and suggestions for our trip. Before we arrived, we'd emailed back and forth several times and had transfers arranged, dinner reservations made for each night, and ferry tickets taken care of - they even were kind enough to answer my questions about the rest of our honeymoon on other islands!! I knew before we ever even stepped foot on the property that the service here is really unparalleled - and that was indeed the case throughout our stay, as well. Every single member of the staff went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed and wanted. The fabulous staff really make Ikies special.

The property itself is just beautiful. The Winemaker suite is spacious and comfortable. The bathroom is huge and the air conditioning was appreciated on hot days. The real star of the suite is the outdoor terrace - wow, wow, wow. It is huge and stunning. There is a table with umbrella to enjoy your champagne breakfasts, 2 lounge chairs, a sun bed, and a hot tub that was kept cool during the day to use as a dipping pool. We loved sitting out there any time of day, taking in the amazing views.

The location was perfect for us. Being at the end of Oia allows you to really appreciate the amazing view of the entire village overlooking the caldera. We enjoyed the quick walk into the middle of town - it was just removed enough to feel private and a little quieter, but close enough to venture in and out with ease throughout the day.

We feel very lucky to have spent part of our honeymoon in this special place and would absolutely recommend it to anyone looking for the perfect hotel in Oia. You will not regret this choice.

Room Tip: The Winemaker's House is one of the honeymoon suites and is a wonderful choice. We chose it beca...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

We have just returned from Greece and Ikies was one of our stops. This small hotel was one of a kind and the service was perfect. Upon arrival they upgraded us to the "Artist's Cottage" and brought a bottle of sparkling wine. The front desk staff was more than helpful, and the breakfast was very good and served outdoors with a spectacular view. I would highly recommend Ikies when in Oia, Santorini!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

Recently stayed for 1 week at ikies. Oia is stunning, accommodation amazing and service second to none. The staff couldn't do enough for you. A holiday to remember, we can' wait to return one day! 2 satisfied scouters

Room Tip: We stayed in the gardeners room and the view over the caldera whilst having breakfast was stunning.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

Seriously..... We were 2 picky couples, looking for the perfect oia experience. We had santorini on the bucket list... And boy did we get it right! We (2 couples) stayed here on a recommendation of a friend. What we got was:
- an upgraded spectacular 2 bedroom suite (complimentary)
- the nicest staff we'd ever met
- a spectacular cave home, with major luxury - like patio breakfasts, indoor outdoor hot tub and complimentary everything
- our every whim waited on
- assistance on planning our days (thank your santorini tours boat rides) and ATVs
- spectacular breakfasts, and free wifi

How do we rate the million dollar view? The perfect staff, and the patio that allowed us seclusion while showing us the sunsets? We call Ikies perfection. If you come with our expectations, do it. There is nothing else as perfect!

Room Tip: Go for a room with a hot tub
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

We spent the first week of June in Oia, staying at ikies for all seven nights on a friend's recommendation. We could not have been in a better place. All credit to the skills of the young & enthusiastic management team, you feel as though among considerate & yet discrete friends.
The Cook's House was perfect for the three of us, spacious with two bathrooms, one upstairs & one downstairs. The photo on the website doesn't do justice to the private balcony overlooking the caldera. Eating breakfast there, or an evening meal with a glass of wine watching the stupendous Oia sunset was a daily delight. As ikies is on the edge of Oia, ( a 10-15 min pleasant walk into the centre), the sunset can be enjoyed away from the mass of tourists & because of the way ikies faces you are still enjoying the sunset when most of the central Oia hotels are plunged into darkness! There is no restaurant as such, but besides a superb breakfast, food is freshly prepared to order & served on your balcony. There is also a fully equipped kitchen area & a table inside the house if you want to make your own food or eat inside. The room service menu was restricted but appetising & freshly prepared. It certainly kept us happy for most of the nights we were there. The Cook's House didn't have its own plunge pool but is close to the main pool, which is small, but we always had it to ourselves. Following previous experience on Corfu, we had come armed with mosquito repellent but did not encounter a single mosquito, not even a wasp or a fly! Certainly ikies is kept immaculate, but maybe the height above the caldera is inimical to mosquitos? Sited on the edge of the caldera, ikies would not be suitable for small children or for guests with mobility issues as there are, of necessity, lots of steps. It would be one of the most perfect places for a honeymoon, especially one of the houses with a plunge pool!
Thank you Maria, Ines, Loella, Michael, Bekim, Stavros, Adriatic, Julie & Claudie for making us so welcome & looking after us so well.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is where you want to stay. The hotel is in the best city in Santorini, and is on the edge of town so you are not in the daily bustle of tourists. We stayed in the Fisherman's room and it was perfect for us- a sitting area and kitchenette, a gorgeous bathroom with blue tile, and a lofted bedroom. The views from the porch of our room are what you see on postcards- the Caldera and the ocean. The morning breakfast on your porch is to die for- by far the best breakfast we had on our two week honeymoon. The pool is wonderful, and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. We even had a minor credit card emergency and they allowed us to call the credit card company in the US for free. The hotel is quiet and luxurious. The only caution I would give is that it is probably not the best hotel to stay at with multiple children (a baby would probably be fine)- as it is definitely oriented toward couples- and you do have to walk on a small stretch of the road to get into town (only a few minutes) which would make me nervous with children, but as an adult is not a problem.

Overall Ikies is fantastic and we hope to go back someday!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

From the moment we arrived the staff at Ikies were absolutely friendly. There were always trying to accommodate anything we needed and had superb knowledge of the cities nightlife, touristic sites and excursions that we needed to be arrange. They made our stay at Ikies fantastic. The location of the hotel is fantastic, we could literally enjoy the sunset view from our terrace along with our drinks whilst everyone flocked to Oia to view the sunset from the streets. Oia itself is a small town but it has everything that you need, its rather quite and more catered to couples but the party is literally a 20 min (18 Euro's) trip away. The services and room provided were amazing. Champagne breakfast and complimentary evening cocktails made our stay perfect. The 2 bedroom suite we stayed in (House of Carpenter) was massive with an indoor jacuzzi and steam room along with 2 double bedrooms. It was absolutely luxurious. The only thing that they could possibly improve on is the selection/potion of meals for breakfast and in room dining. Other than that i would most definitely be returning to Ikies (Oia) next summer ! I recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to visit Santorini. It definitely one of the best hotels on the island !

Room Tip: Higher floors have the best view and less steps :-) The room on the top 2 floors were the best !
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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 Luxury Hotel in Oia
#3 Romantic 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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