My husband and I stayed in one of the upstairs rooms with a private balcony for our honeymoon.
The view: Heavenly. I've never seen anything like it! The view is worth five stars. From our balcony which wrapped halfway around our room, we had an amazing view of the town, the caldera and the rest of the island. Seriously, there's no way to stay in this room and not walk away in love with the hotel.
The service. Tasos is great! We only had email contact while we were booking the hotel, but we had no problems. When we arrived in Oia it was well past midnight but Tasos stayed up and waited for us. We never had to carry our bags. Tasos was very helpful in recommending restaurants (Blue Sky is delicious, we went back a few times) and activities (sailing tours!). Every morning we called Tasos when we were ready for breakfast. He brought us greek yogurt, fruit, croissants, orange juice, and coffee. We ate breakfast from our private balcony overlooking the caldera. Let me repeat that: EVERY MORNING WE HAD BREAKFAST ON OUR PRIVATE BALCONY OVERLOOKING THE CALDERA! I love this hotel, if you can't tell.
The room: please remember that this is a cavehouse and not a traditional American hotel. There was a lofted area above our room which we did not use. If you are planning to have people sleep up there, it's probably best if it's only small children. There were two twin beds on the top. The bathroom is also small, but again, this is not an American hotel. Sure, the shower set up is a little funny - but this is a cavehouse in OIA, not a Holiday Inn. The bed wasnot the most comfortable, but it is surely passable. I've seen a few comments about bugs on this forum. We did have some ants in the room. We don't chalk this up to the hotel, but the fact that this is a cavehouse perched on a cliff on an island. Let's be realistic with our expectations.
The location: We explored a few other towns on Santorini and we're so glad we chose Oia for our honeymoon. It's picturesque! There is no shortage of amazing places to eat. Kima is about a 10-15 minute walk to the very tip of the island where the famous sunsets are (by the way - make sure you go at least one night!). Along the way are restaurants, shops, churches, and so many places where you just want to stop and stare at the views. It's a perfect location!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the most beautiful area of Santorini, called Oia we have created KIMA VILLA.Apartments built in the heart of Caldera with a unique panoramic view over the sea, the caldera and the volcano. Our spacey rooms are fully equipped with Kitchen, private bathroom, air conditioning, television, dial up phone, exclusive veranda, daily service and breakfast. The pool completes the ideal scenery offering ultimate relaxation facing the breathtaking view over the high steep slope...Enjoy a refreshment from our bar.Spend with us an unforgettable vacation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kima Villa Santorini/Oia, Greece