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Canaves Oia Hotel
Ranked #12 of 56 Hotels in Oia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 July 2010

I have been to Santorini once before, but have never stayed in a place quit like Canaves. Oia is without a doubt the most beautiful part of Santorini. The views from our room and patio were breathtaking. We woke every morning with fresh fruit, omelettes, hot tea and coffee delivered to our room and ate our breakfast while enjoying our ocean view on our patio. We had double doors off our private patio that lead into our two level room. We had three people total. Two downstairs and one upstairs. This would also work for a couple and two children.

The staff here was so friendly and would help us with anything we needed. Thanassis was our go to guy for any recommendations around Santorini. The location of this hotel is perfect. It is a 5 minute walk into town to all the shops and restaurants.

The hotel felt very secluded, even when we went to the main pool. I mabye saw two other guests my whole 5 day stay. The hotel is on the side of the cliff, so the rooms are very spread out. It is truly a place to come and relax. Everything was very clean and well taken care off. I was sad to leave this place. I will hopefully be back soon! We had a wonderful experience here!!!

  • Stayed: May 2009
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Reviewed 10 July 2010

My wife and I went here on our honeymoon and it was the most beautiful place I have ever been, it was like sitting in a postcard. We were welcome with a hotel tour, a complimentary cocktail, and champagne and fruit in our room!!!! The staff was so nice and helpful, like nothing I have ever seen before. The staff specifically helped out with setting up transportation, and day trips. The pool was just perfect, we spent most of our time there. The free breakfast in the morning was perfect and delicious.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2010

We arrived in Santorini after going to Mykonos and werent quite ready for just how quiet it is. Yes, the views are absolutely breathtaking, but other than that this hotel doesnt have an awful lot going for it unless you pay up for the suites.

We arrived at the hotel, and were shown to our tiny room, which yes ok had a spectacular view BUT the bathroom was very small - a shower cubicle, toilet and sink with not enuogh room to swing a very small kitten. The bedroom had a small double bed and a tiny wardrobe with7 hangers. No folding space, no drawrs and no shelves.. we ended up piling our clothes around the small reception room by the front door.

We were then shown to the horrible small pool with no view and an unattended bar, with no loungers only chairs. To say I felt a bit deflated was an understatement... when we arrived in the room the receptionist refused to show us the rest of the hotel immediately, insisting we unpack first. When we got back to our room I felt cheated.. where was the pool from the pictures on the internet, it had looked so nice - how could I have been so wrong?

Later on, we went to reception to ask about the rest of the hotel - it was this point we were told that there were two parts to the hotel. We were in the old (cheap!) part and there was no room for a restaurant so we would have to take breakfast in our room every day (the breakfast was not nice at all). We were then shown the other part of the hotel which is a 5 minute walk along the road where cars and bikes whizz dangerously close by. The newer part was lovely - there was the pool, and the restaurant and the sun loungers... why hadnt they told us this to start with? Maybe because if they had we would have complained and insisted to be moved, but now we were unpacked so we just couldnt be bothered.

On to the breakfast - we ordered (to be delivered to our room every day) fresh fruit, coffee, juice and bread. They messed up the order once and didnt bring tea, and the fruit salad was tiny pieces of chopped out fruit which looked like it was out of a tin. On the last day I said we would eat in the new part of the hotel at the restaurant as I wanted eggs and didnt want them to be cold. The girl at reception told me (with a lovely patronising smile) that this would not be possible as there wasnt enough room. I insisted, and explained that I didnt like eating in our room because it was so tiny! She still kept saying no, and I still kept insitsting... until a male hotel employee came out of the office and said this would be ok. EVentually when we ate the next morning, we discivered it was completely different and so much more choice - a huge buffet of fresh fruits, meats, eggs, cakes, pastries. They were even serving champagne!

So my advice would be... go if you are in a suite. Dont pay €350 euros a night for the "cheap" rooms on the older side. Be aware this is two hotels with two very different levels of service.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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MCHAI, Owner at Canaves Oia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2011

Management’s note:

Dear Travellers,

We would like to thank you for all your reviews and the constructive comments, which we always encourage and take under great consideration.

Therefore, this winter we have implemented major renovations into both sections of our hotel, Canaves Oia and Canaves Oia Suites. We have also upgraded the facilities and services of both our sections in order to meet your expectations and needs.

We hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back at Canaves Oia Hotel and reverse your impressions.

Thank you,

The management
Canaves Oia Hotel

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Reviewed 3 July 2010

We had a great stay. Breakfast delivered to our room every day. Fantastic views over the Caldera. Couldn't fault it.

Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 July 2010

Santorini is my most favorite place on the planet, so let's get that out of the way first. The town of Oia on Santorini is where the Canaves Oia Hotel is located and it is the mecca for romantic Santorini.
It drips in romance from the rooms to the pool to the breathtaking view of the caldera. The food is amazing.
Yes, we are going back, and back and back.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2010

An amazing hotel which is located in a magical place with wonderful view!!!!! Honestly, it is very difficult to describe such a beauty. Everyone will stay pleased from the service provided in this hotel with the beautiful decoration.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank charlottejenkins
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Reviewed 29 June 2010

The most unique caldera view. Excellent service, polite and friendly staff .High standard decoration with unique pieces. Overall a really romantic ambience. We are definitely coming back.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank prouxwn
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Additional Information about Canaves Oia Hotel

Address: Oia 84702, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Oia
#4 Family Hotel in Oia
#7 Romantic Hotel in Oia
#9 Luxury Hotel in Oia
Price Range: £322 - £1,098 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Canaves Oia Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Canaves Oia brand began with the launch of Canaves Oia Hotel, which led to the property’s “boutique” concept. 18 uniquely designed suites are complemented by uninterrupted caldera views and a pristine pool with hanging chandelier, among other assets. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Canaves Oia Resort
Canaves Hotel Oia
Canaves Oia Hotel Santorini

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