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“July 2014”
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Fanari Villas
Ranked #22 of 56 Hotels in Oia
Certificate of Excellence
Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
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“July 2014”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

We recently stayed at Fanari Villas for our 26th Wedding Anniversary. This was our second year running. We first came across Fanari Villas on a day trip from Kamari 3 years ago.

We book our stay direct and on both occasions have had nothing but first class service from first contact to leaving. The team at the Fanari Villas are the most pleasant professional first class team. There was familiar faces among the team and our complete stay was flawless from beginning till and during our departure. We requested the same room as we had previously stayed and had our most relaxing holiday to date.

Plan to return again.

Mr & Mrs Fox

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Stay here on your trip to Oia! We were lucky enough to spend our first four nights in Oia at Fanari. (The last four nights we spent at Aspaki. We wished we had stayed at Fanari for the entire trip!). Firstly, the staff is helpful, attentive, and considerate. The host/hostess helped us exchange money, recommended restaurants and made us reservations, helped us rent a car, and much more. The room was spacious, clean, and comfortable. We had a nice balcony area, with a table and two chairs. We spent a lot of time here in the late afternoon and evening. It had a PERFECT view of the sunset!! You can sit on your balcony, avoid the crowds, and enjoy the view! During the day, we sat on the comfortable lounge chairs and soaked in the sun. The pool was a few steps away. You could see the bay, the caldera, and hear the donkey bells. We enjoyed the breakfast. I like a light breakfast, so cereal and fruit were perfect. My husband enjoyed a pastry and the eggs. Great eggs! We highly, highly recommend this hotel!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

Pros:
1. You can enjoy the great view of sunset at your own balcony
2. It's located at five-min walking distance from the downtown

Cons:
1. No free pickup service
2. No 24hr over-the-counter service is a bit inconvenient
3. Comparatively costly

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed June 27, 2014

LOCATION: Fanari has easily the best view of the sunset on the island. People line up for two hours before sunset in order to get a good view just a few steps away over at the castle ruins, but if you stay at Fanari, you do not need to stress at all when it comes to getting a great view. It is also close to restaurants and shopping. My favorite part of the location has to be that it is right in front of the 1000+ steps downhill to the bay where the donkeys walk up and down...they wear bells so hearing them walk up and down the cliff means you get to hear the most peaceful sounding wind chimes from your room. It's a dream come true! SERVICE: As it turns out, the staff had been helping my boyfriend for six months to secretly plan our engagement and arranged a photographer. Our parents flew in to surprise me for the engagement, and the staff put them in highest rooms where I wouldn’t see them, and made sure that everything stayed a secret! HOTEL: photos do a good job of portraying the rooms and we got a free bottle of wine. The only complaint I would have about the room as that the bedspreads were comforters rather than duvet covers so they may or may not have been very clean, and the bed wasn't the most comfortable mattress in the whole world, but other than those two minor things, it was PERFECT. The sun deck was absolutely beautiful, and the pool was romantic and charming. The restaurant has THE BEST baklava and spanakopita ever!!

Room Tip: The junior suite has steps leading up to the bed's platform.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Huddersfield, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2014

We stayed at Fanari Vills last week in the sunset honeymoon suite. the location is superb with a great view of the sunset, the room was lovely and spacious and the staff were very helpful.
The villas are at the quieter end of the village but is only a short walk into the centre and the many shops and restaurants.
We would definitely recommend the hotel and will be returning soon.

Room Tip: Go for the rooms at the top of the resort
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Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

My fiance and I had an absolutely amazing experience at the hotel. From the minute we walked in, we were greeted with nothing short of friendly and happy people. Alexandra and her team (Nicholas and Maya) were extremely helpful in helping plan my engagement, and were there to answer any and all questions throughout the trip. The complimentary breakfast was absolutely delicious and the service was again wonderful. Combine this wonderful experience with the beauty of the hotel and the surrounding views and it makes for one of the best trips that I have ever been on. If you want to stay in a hotel with a perfect view of the sunset, the best choice in Oia is by far Fanari Villas. As you watch the sunset from your balcony with unobstructed views, turn around once to look at all the tourists clamoring over the walls to maybe get a quick snapshot and enjoy your glass of wine happy and comfortable!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights after a sailing holiday. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the rooms are really lovely, as long as you are in a superior suite as this is higher up. We had a lovely room, with our own hot tub and view of the sunset.The wifi had troubles and the light in our hot tub was broken which they failed to fix. so no evening dips for us. The hairdryer was useless, bring your own!

I booked in for a massage, which is behind the pool. Not a great place for treatments. They said it would be quiet, but a maintenance guy came down making a load of noise and ruined my massage. In fairness to Fanari, they refunded the cost, but if you want a massage in a quiet, remote spa, I wouldnt get it here.

The breakfast was really disappointing. The OJ was not fresh, the milk tasted like UHT milk, the fruit was fruit cocktail from a tin and there were very few hot options. The fruit was limited and the meat and cheeses processed. Greek yogurt was nice. They need to improve this. We paid a lot per night and felt that we did not get value for money.

The location however is perfect and the rooms are superb!

Room Tip: Request a room high up, as others have to pass and you wont have privacy on your balcony.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Fanari Villas
Address: Oia santorini, Oia 847 02, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Oia
#16 Luxury Hotel in Oia
#17 Family Hotel in Oia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Fanari Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dream-like, magical, and absolutely breathtaking are words that are used by our guests to describe the indescribable: the beauty of Fanari Villas Luxury Hotel in Santorini!Located in one of the finest locations in the world, Oia Santorini, Luxury Hotel Fanari Villas is a favorite destination for those who want the highest quality accommodation in an enchanting and peaceful setting. From the hotel, guests are provided with the most stunning view in the world: the deep blue Aegean and the Caldera, which at sunset are enveloped in the orange and red rays of the sun. ... more   less 
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