We stayed in Rimida as a more reasonable option within the available places in Oia. the place was charming, great view and rustic rooms.
Hospitality was good and the pool was very nice.
However, something strange happened when we asked for a taxi to the airport. The hotel staff ordered not a taxi (despite we asked for one) but a minibus shared with other travelers. they did not tell us, and a gentleman took our luggage to the road and waited there with us until a minibus came, I explained I ordered a taxi but the man excused himself saying this was it. We accepted the option as we were pressed to catch a flight. We would have been ok with it despite our reservations about not getting what we asked for, but upon arrival to the Airport we got a surprise, the minibus driver manouvered to charge us before the other customers and did not want us to know what he was charging the others, he asked other people to wait until we left, so we stayed. He had to take the money from the other passengers and obviously there were different rates applied and we (who funny enough were closer to the airport) had to pay more than the rest of the people in the minibus, who were paying a lower amount each. We were significantly upset and asked the driver, who was said he was sorry but excused himself referring to the "hotel mafia", meaning there were different arrangements depending on the Hotel. Obviously Rimida owner and his friend the minibus driver ripped us off.
Rimida Villas lost our trust, set a tourist trap for us and we want to share this information with you. A dissapointing end to an otherwise fair stay.
If you chose to stay there do not let them trick you with the transfers.
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- Also Known As:
- Rimida Villas Hotel Oia
- Rimida Villas Santorini/Oia, Greece