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“Amazing location nestled on the cliff”
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Residence Suites
Ranked #43 of 56 Hotels in Oia
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San Carlos
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“Amazing location nestled on the cliff”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Residence suites has to be one of the nicest places we've stayed at. It was everything than we expected and more. We found it to be an excellent hotel all round and in an excellent location with magnificent views (volcano and the surrounding islands) and just minutes to the main pedestrian street. The rooms were spacious and modern with balconies facing the amazing caldera. Breakfast was excellent, plenty of variety to suit everyone. Everything about this hotel is fantastic, especially the friendly, helpful staff. All in all, this was a tremendous place to base ourselves in and I would thoroughly recommend it! Thank you so much for such a great stay!!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

Beautiful Santorini, jewel of the Mediterean. Along with this a stay at Residence Suites and you will have a great holiday. The setting is beautiful, staff so friendly and helpful, rooms clean, comfortable and convenient, a lovely home away from home spot. Thank you Residnece Suites for everything, even for sharing all the cats and dogs with us during our stay.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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makati
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

Santorini is an amazing island that everyone should visit. My wife and I recently had a wonderful stay at residence suites and highly recommend it for a number of reasons. The room was everything a room should be, enough space to store all my stuff. The breakfasts were great. Hospitality and familiarity are the best we got. Very convenient location as well! We couldn't have been happier with our choice to stay at residence suites.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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portsmouth
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

My husband and I have traveled to Santorini three years running. He is French, I am British, and both of us have traveled extensively. Upon discovering Santorini for the first time we realized how unique a place this island is.Residence suites puts you at ease the moment you arrive. It offers perhaps the single best setting of any hotel on this beautiful Island in that you get sweeping ocean views along with gorgeous caldera views of oia village and the surrounding villages ( fira,imerovigli,firostefani,akrotiri,pyrgos etc ) .We stayed in a cave studio and found it to be large enough to accommodate all of the clothes and other items we brought with us, and also extremely cozy. Everything in our suite was brand new. Beautifully redesigned, the decor is modern and warm.Each and every staff member that we ve met was cheerful and very helpful.We would certainly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Singapore
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

For Santorini, I recommend to stay in Oia as it's a nice quiet place with peace, tranquility, excellent location and breathtaking views (of the caldera and sunset). It's also within walking distance to the famous sunset spot (look for the windmill, you wont miss it). It was such a nice experience staying in a cave suite and the daily home cooked breakfast was fantastic. they make really gooood greek salad!! Remember to ask about the airport transfer (and go for it) since Oia is an old village with very few signs and you might get lost. Bathroom was tiny, shower area was right in front of the toilet bowl.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

I cried when we checked into our room because the view from our balcony (complete with hammock & hot tub) was breathtakingly beautiful and I was totally totally overwhelmed!
The room itself was a good size, light, airy & pretty but on closer inspection a tiny bit basic (especially the bathroom) but this didn't detract from the overall ambience of the suite. The best part was definitely the balcony. Breakfast was understated but the friendly service more than made up for this & any special requests were accommodated if possible. The facilities were fairly limited and I did miss having a pool a little bit but Oia is so beautiful we spent a lot of time sightseeing anyway so weren't in the hotel that much.

My only issue was that on our first night we did not sleep due to the sounds of stray cats & dogs fighting and barking all night! On the second night we also didn't sleep this time thanks to a local bar playing awful techno music then passing the microphone round to the rowdy drunk British guests who serenaded us into the night with possibly the worst rendition of someone like you by Adele (I used to like that song but the loud mouth karokee queen from Leeds truly murdered it). Being on the edge of the caldera means the noises echo round and the room was not sound proofed at all. It's a shame that the noise detracted from the serenity of the view & bars shouldn't be allowed to do this in a romantic honeymoon location.. It was exactly the type of holiday we were trying to avoid & felt like we were in Falaraki or Ibiza not Santorini! Having said that, I think this was bad luck on our part as we were told this was not usual & the bar owner apologised the next day as he knew it had got out of hand!

Overall though a lovely hotel but the price reflects this! We could only afford a couple of nights!

Room Tip: Ask for the room with hot tub on balcony! Best room in the hotel (room 1 I think it was?!)
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Helsinki
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

If you want to have you standard hotel experience in a standard room with the same features as anywhere else do not book this. However, if you want to see how these cute buildings look from inside - yes, they are caved and could be occasionally with small windows giving to passing narrow street and moist - go ahead and enjoy the most wonderful views to caldera, have really nice and relaxing breakfast and excellent service.

We stayed three nights in cave suite and enjoyed every moment of it. Despite the fact that shower and toilet are in the same small space and that your entrance to the room is also your bathroom with sink. We did not mind that jacuzzi and dip pool just outside our room were to be shared with other guests - which happened only once during our stay. We appreciated the fact that we stayed where Santorianias used to live before their homes were transfered to hotel and got to experience a bit how living your daily life in this limited area might have been.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Residence Suites
Address: Oia Main Street | Santorini, Greece, Europe, Oia 847 02, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#26 Romantic Hotel in Oia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the top of the cliff, in the heart of Oia village surrounded by charming blue domed churches, in an exclusive residential neighborhood of private homes. An exclusive collection of individually decorated apartments designed with luxury and comfort using art and a blend of traditional and modern architecture. Modern Greek decor bringing you maximum peace and tranquility with it's clean lines and original contemporary art. ... more   less 
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