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“Attention Yields Perfection”
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Celestia Grand
Ranked #1 of 80 Hotels in Fira
Certificate of Excellence
Westchester County, New York
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Attention Yields Perfection”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

From the moment you arrive on property, and Niko greets you and takes you to your villa, you will know that you will be THE focus of he and his staff throughout your stay. Never having stayed in a villa of this level, my wife and I were a bit taken aback by the non-standard check in, wherein Niko escorts you to your room and goes through "Niko's Famous List" of what to see and do on Santorini. You're informed that whatever you need--and I mean WHATEVER YOU NEED--you're to call Niko, day or night, and it will be arranged. Car rental? Done. Breakfast of your choosing? Just tell them what time. Which gyro spot is best? Lucky's in Fira. Ask, and it will be done. The room was kept spotless, the views are unreal, and it's truly unique luxury built into the side of a volcanic mountain.

Ours was the Superior Honeymoon Suite, and we recommend it highly. A private deck that could fit sixty was all ours, as was the ample pool, shaded outdoor dining table, and an outdoor bed and shower.

The hotel's central location is perfect as well, with a quick five minute shuttle ride (provided by the hotel) to the island's capital, Fira, and a car rental will get you all over the island with ease.

Despite what I was told by friends (Greek friends) for years about Greece, we never felt we were being taken advantage of, and the people were incredibly polite and welcoming.

Niko was almost like the Greek father we never had by the trips end, taking us to the airport himself at 5 AM the day of our departure. The man is tireless and loves his job so passionately it shows.

In one word, go. You will not be disappointed.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We ended up here accidentally due to a mixup at a partnering hotel.

It was amazing! The service is undeniably attentive, Nick the manager is super sweet and friendly.

The breakfast is amazing and the view to die for. Very private and so much room!

Don't leave the doors open all night anywhere in santorini in case of Mosquitos!

This is definitely a special part of Santorini.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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7 reviews
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stayed at the volcano view for one night and then moved to the Celestia Grand Executive Villas for the remaining 2 nights of our vacation. We truly had a magical holiday. We felt like a king and queen throughout our entire stay. Mr Nikos the manager of the villas took exceptional care of us, he truly is amazing at his job. My partner had arranged to propose to me and the hotel management had taken care of everything as requested (candles, roses petals, wine ect, everything was perfect). The villas are luxurious with amazing views and a delicious breakfast is served every morning in your villa. We definitely would recommend this hotel to anybody who is looking for unforgettable, luxurious holiday. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Winter Park, Florida
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

Staying here is like being a King and Queen with the most gorgeous views and the ultimate in hospitality. Nikos is the manager, and he will take personal care for your stay. He is available at all hours with a private number to his cell. He will be your concierge for anything you need or want. He truly cares about your time there, and strives to exceed your expectations! The suites are beautiful inside and out. The breakfast brought out to your personal terrace is exceptional. However, the most amazing thing is how they have carved each suite into the side of the cliff to provide probably the most breathtaking sites you will ever have. One hears of the beauty of Santorini, and it is hard to think there is a way to exceed your expectations, but if you come to the Celestia Grand, they will no doubt exceed them for you! It has to be the best villas on the planet. Thank you Nikos for the time of our lives!

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights for our anniversary and I think we could not have chosen a better place. Our villa was just perfect, very spacious and clean, well equipped. The views are amazing (in my opionion better than from Oia or Fira) as you are more secluded here. As many before me agreed, what stands out beyond anything is the service of all staff, and namely Mr. Nico, who managed to make this vacation extraordinary! He helped me make our anniversary extra special and even prepared some very charming surprises for us, securing dinner reservations in the most romantic restaurants. Never go out for dinner without his advice! :) Its totally worth it. Even the a little bit secluded location is not at all a problem as there is a shuttle bus to town, or the staff will personally drive you there when ever you want to go. Very kind! Will definitely come back!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is the best place to stay while your stay in Santorini. The location is just minutes away from Fira and the view from the villa is FANTASTIC. We had booked the honeymood suite and had a private pool in our villa and it really was a treat. Niko, the hotel manager was really friendly an explained us the history of the island and things to do. Thanks to him, our stay was very comfortable. We even had a person designated to our room and had an in-villa private breakfast and service as and when required.
Though the night we stayed there was a storm in Santorini, something that we were told has never happened before in santorini especially not in end of May (29th May)! But Niko and his team were very helpful and made sure we were comfortable and got everything we need.
Just 5* service !
By the way, forgot to mention Niko gave us his number and said we could call him anytime incase we needed anything, and infact he was kind enough to offer to pick us up (as we were staying in another hotel earlier) to check into Celestia Grand.
Not only this property is fantastic to stay, the staff and the experience make it worth coming back again and again. I think this is what makes a big difference.
In all honesty, I would definitely recommend this property and home back again and again !

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Miami, Florida, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed June 11, 2014

Some friends and I stayed in two separate villas and we couldn't be happier. Nico the hotel manager was beyond amazing. anything we needed he was there and had the best recommendations to what to do in Santorini.
The villas were nice, clean and had a lot space. we enjoyed our private breakfast by our pool every morning and though the weather was not always great, the views were still amazing.
I 100% recommend you stay here. you will have a great experience with exceptional service.
thank you Nico for everything.

only thing would be to skip the massage!!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: Celestia Grand
Address: Fira 84700, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Fira
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Fira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Celestia Grand 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Celestia Grand Executive Villas (ex- Volcano View VIP Villas) are under New Management! We welcome you to discover Celestia Grand from our Trip Advisor page and by visiting us in person on beautiful Santorini Island in Greece. Celestia Grand consists of 6 independent luxury villas with private pools. The spacious and private villas are nested atop and on the edge of the Caldera cliffs with stunning views of the Aegean and the famous Santorini sunset. The service in world renowned -- friendly and unimposing. The villa complex is just 1.8 KM south of Fira town in a peaceful location but still close to shopping and entertainment. Each concierge villa offers a furnished and spacious cliff-side terrace with magical views, private pool, hydro massage tubs, AC, computer and wifi. The villas are perfect for families, honeymooners, persons seeking anonymity and privacy, executives, and other VIPs seeking peace and personal service in a stunning setting. Choose from either one bedroom or two bedroom villas with breakfast included and served to the villa (Winter self catering packages do not include breakfast) ... more   less 
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