In short Katikies Hotel is an absolute must if your travel budget can accommodate this stop in your itinerary. The Service is amazing, the Rooms are fantastic, the setting of the hotel is surreal, everything adds up to an unbelievable and unforgettable 5 star experience (I would give 6 stars if I could)
Perched on the side of the Caldera in scenic Oia, Santorini, the landscape almost defies comprehension. The dramatic cliffside views from all of the rooms and particularly from the beautiful infinity pools placed throughout the hotel are jaw dropping.
The rooms are spacious, traditionally set yet well appointed and modernly styled.
The a la' carte breakfast service at the hotel is excellent, essentially anything you want can be provided. Breakfast can be taken at your private table (in your room, or on your private patio) or at the main area alongside the scenic main pool.
Speaking of the pools - they are without question the perfect place to unwind and soak in the Santorian sun. The service at the pool is remarkable with every need seemingly predicted and fulfilled before being requested (exaggeration of course), but overall simply amazing. The Waiting staff is amongst the most friendly and most helpful we've ever met on our Travels.
Overall, the staff is friendly, knowledgeable and beyond helpful.
The one and really only downside I can list is that the hotel does not have a fitness facility. Although this is of note, there is a fantastic Hike from Oia to Fira which can be done, and a scenic and personally recommended road side jog you can take from Oia along the essentially untravelled secondary highway to Paradisos (5km round trip) or Koloumpos (10km rt). This of course if the stair climbing throughout the hotel does not give you your fill for fitness. I would not reccomend jogging along the main highway, traffic is considerable and it can become very congested.
Of final note, The hotel is in the advanced stages (as of May 2014) installing elevator access throughout the hotel. From what I saw during our stay, this will essentially permit stair free access throughout the majority of the hotel when complete should you require.
Our thanks to Katikies for an unforgettable experience, when we return, this Hotel will be an anchor to our itinerary again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Katikies Hotel in Oia Santorini is renowned for its leading luxury, unparalleled services, warm atmosphere and sense of romance uniquely combined in an exceptional setting and natural environment in Oia Santorini, inviting its guests to experience moments of pure luxury. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Katikies Hotel Oia
- Katikies Hotel Santorini/Oia