I travelled here in early September 2013 with my fiance and his parents. The view was completely gorgeous and breathtaking, and the owner was super friendly with finding places to eat and things to do nearby.
The hotel is located towards the beginning of Oia's main pedestrian area so if you were making your own way from the airport, it would be easy to find. It's few minutes walk down some steep stairs (as is anywhere decent in Oia), but the staff were helpful in arranging airport transfers and then taking our luggage down to the room and then back up when we left. There is also a convenience store at the top of the stairs which was handy too.
We had 2 rooms, each with a double bed and there were kitchen facilities in both. The shower facilities weren't great - water went everywhere because the shower head wasn't terribly nice. The bed wasn't completely comfortable either which was a shame. But both our rooms looked out directly onto the pool area and it really was a fantastic view. The hotel has a great boutique-hotel feel - and the wifi is steady and quite reliable.
We wanted to book a third room at the hotel as well as we had a family member join us on our trip almost at the last minute, and although the hotel was helpful in suggesting somewhere nearby as they were full, during our stay they were quite strict with not having any non-hotel guests (i.e. our aunt) spend time in the pool area, even just for a few pictures. It's just worth keeping in mind if your travelling companions will be staying elsewhere and you want to spend time together around your accommodation.
In terms of the price we did find it was expensive compared to elsewhere in Europe - but really everywhere in Santorini is expensive!
As couple though, my fiance and I found the hotel to be very comfortable, relaxing and quite romantic. Overall we had a lovely stay.
- 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