Although in our 60's, we were offered the 'Honeymoon Suite' - the only one still available. We were quite happy with the offer, although it cost at least twice as much as the other lovely hotels we stayed in on other islands.
SANTORINI is expensive!!
We were kept waiting for at least 25 minutes in searing heat until someone could take us to the suite. There is no reception - you have to book in at the agency near the bus station.
The position was wonderful - down many narrow steps in the heart of old Oia. The views of the caldera from the very small terrace were truly spectacular.
On the terrace were 2 wooden slatted sun loungers but no pads - very hard to lie on. We asked if any were available, but none materialised during the 4 days we were there. There was an adequate umbrella with 2 chairs and a table. It was lovely to come back from a meal in the evening and just sit, looking out at the wonderful view.
Unfortunately, work was being carried out on the suite nextdoor, which meant that workmen were having to use our terrace for access - not very private for honeymooners!
The suite itself was built into part of the rock, offering a very welcome reprieve from the high temperatures outside.
The furnishings were adequate, although we found it rather strange that a 'Honeymoon Suite' should have a third bed and table and chairs for 4 people.
The suite was cleaned daily and fresh towels were provided, although I scrubbed the terrace where there was evidence of dog activity!
Generally, if we had have been on our honeymoon, we would have been disappointed with the overall shabbiness of the suite, even though many of the 'nicknacks' were antiques.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly renovated traditional suites are tastefully furnished with traditional and modern overtones, awash with light and host 2-6 persons in comfort and privacy. Make your stay a memory to cherish. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vip Hotel Oia
- Oia Vip Hotel
- VIP Suites Santorini/Oia