The Caldera Villas are in the most beautiful part of Santorini, Oia (think every picture you've seen of Santorini... it's taken in Oia). The rooms are 'caves', meaning built into the rock. This was exactly what we were looking for, simple white traditional Greek rooms. However this does have some draw backs. As stated by others, there are lots of stairs (make sure you are greeted to take your bags down or up) and they can be rather slippery as they are traditional (meaning older).
We struggled to think if we would recommend these villas, first and foremost the view is stunning, the pool is lovely and Elena and Sam, our hosts were wonderful and very accommodating.
However there are a few things that you need to consider, one plumbing is not to western standards. We could handle tissues in a bin rather than the toilet itself however there was a very strong smell coming from the drains. We found this in two places in Oia so I couldn't tell if it was the location of the fact the same company ran both.
The other issue was the 'honeymoon' villa. There are actually several on the property with two of the being down the very bottom. These rooms are dark and gloomy and other guests have to walk through your 'private' balcony to get to their rooms. There is only one room that looks like the pictures of the honeymoon suit. If you like it, confirm it's the room you'll end up in.... we didn't. We asked to be moved and ended up above the reception in a two bedroom or more likely one bedroom with a lounge (with a double bed in it). I really liked this room, it's view, it's private balcony and it's layout was better than others. I think it was room #3.
So in summary, if something could be done about the drains and the pictures online weren't so misleading (each room is different... take pictures of them all!) I would give this 5/5.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the centre of Oia, Caldera Villas overlook the volcano and feature a swimming pool and accommodation with Cycladic decor. Room balconies offer caldera and Aegean Sea views. Rooms, studios and suites combine local architectural style with modern comforts, such as free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. Some room types provide well-equipped kitchenettes and seating area. Some units include a hot tub. Caldera Villas features a sun terrace and a swimming pool. Guests can enjoy a buffet continental breakfast daily. Staff can arrange bicycle and car rental and offer traveling advice. Armeni beach is a 10-minute walk from Caldera Villas. The bus station, bank, restaurants and shops are a 2-minute walk. Free public parking is possible at a location nearby Villas Caldera. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Caldera Villas Hotel Oia
- Caldera Villas Santorini/Oia, Greece