The Canaves Hotel came recommended by Small Luxury Hotels, and endorsement I take seriously as they only include well-run, unique boutiques style hotels. Canaves Oia is a great compliment to their portfolio of distinctive hotels and they take their affiliation with SLH very seriously.
The location in Oia is very nice, overlooking the caldera, but just far enough away from the daily onslaught of cruise buses to give it more privacy but a few minutes walk to be in the center of the town. From the reservation manager, Thanassis to the charming and friendly staff, I was treated as a special guest. I was traveling alone and at the last minute and they made sure that I felt welcome, safe and happy.
My last-minute reservation was accommodated with the only room available, a sign of a popular place as the season has not yet officially begun. My room was small but comfortable, plush bed and crisp sheets and wonderful view from the patio of the Caldera.
The daily breakfast was served looking out at the splendor to the Aegean Sea and volcano. The staff recommended several activities and restaurants that were hits- all of them- the favorite being a semi-private sail around the islands.
If you seek extraordinary hospitality in an idyllic setting, friendly attentive staff that makes you feel warm and welcome, this is the place in Oia.
I don't generally like to repeat trips, but this one I would do again if only to see my friends in Oia once again.
The gods and I found heaven on earth!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dramatically clinging to the cliff face, perched high over Santorini’s caldera, Canaves Oia Hotel has been transformed from 17th century cave houses. Consisting of two sections, Canaves Oia and Canaves Oia Suites are 100 metres apart and divided by the pretty cathedral of Oia. Each section has its own pool, pool bar, sun deck and reception and of course the same impeccable service.Enjoy breakfast on your balcony as you soak up the amazing vista. Afterwards, go into Oia and visit the Venetian castle and wander through the steep, narrow streets packed with small boutiques. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Canaves Oia Resort
- Canaves Hotel Oia
- Canaves Oia Hotel Santorini