This charming and romantic hotel is not visible from the road (the only above-grade indication is a door and doorway, with the name set in tile in English) but is highly recommended. (If you are driving your own car, be sure you have good directions and can use other hotels as landmarks.) The hotel is built into the side of the volcanic mountain and brilliant white. The hotel has a pool and many of the villas have their own private pools. We stayed in a two-story unit with a sitting room and bathroom on the upper level and a bedroom, large bathroom (double sink, shower and Jacuzzi for two) and private porch. On the lower level is the very large bedroom area, along with an entrance to the private pool and deck. The interior is uncluttered but functional. There is free wi-fi. The hotel also offers a free shuttle to and from Fira. The room has a small refrigerator/minibar. The staff was all very helpful, pleasant and accommodating; they all spoke English well. We arrived at night and, due to a delay in our connecting flight, our bags did not arrive until the next day. The staff was very helpful in making our day without clothes and toiletries as bearable as possible. There is 24 hour room service but if you want room service breakfast, you should order it by 10:00 p.m. the night before. Breakfast and dinner are served in an open air restaurant that views the volcano in the caldera and the best part of dinner in the fall is watching the sunset. (By October, the sunset is better there than it is in Oia, which is better in the summer.) The hotel has numerous services that were not listed in the hotel materials in the room, perhaps because we stayed at the end of the season. The only downside of the hotel is the fact that the individual pools are not heated and therefore, when we stayed in October, were too cold to go in. If you want to have an unhurried, unique experience, this is the place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Curved into the volcanic rocks of the Caldera, the Petit Palace all-suite accommodation in Santorini artfully embraces the blissful harmony of its surroundings. This exclusive sea view suite accommodation only two miles away from the capital of Fira, right by the chapel of Agia Irini in Santorini Island of Greece offers luxury accommodation with gracious-size rooms coupled with high quality modern amenities. All rooms are elegantly furnished and exquisitely crafted to achieve a degree of contented luxury. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Petit Palace Hotel Fira
- Petit Palace Suites Hotel Santorini/Fira