From even before I arrived the service from Natali and her team was amazing! They e-mailed me before my departure welcoming me to their Hotel and asking if there was anything more they could provide before my arrival to make my stay more personal. I have never had a request like that from any of the many 5 star luxury hotels I have previously stayed at..
I was arriving on a very early flight 06:15 , personal transfers were included in my deal, and Natali arranged for me to stay in one of the group's other hotels, The Vedeema, until my room at Thea 160 was ready. That personal consideration was greatly appreciated, especially as it meant I could shower (or bathe), go to bed and have a few hours sleep after my night-time flight. I really appreciated that, and also thanks to the Vedeema Hotel for providing such lovely temporary accommodation equipped with every need (including Suncream!).
Natali also arranged the transfer from Vedeema to Thea 160. On arrival Dennis took care of my luggage, introduced me to Lia who greeted me with a glass of champagne, while I registered and then she escorted me to my BRAND NEW Executive suite where Natali was waiting to welcome me to Thea 160.
My suite was fabulous, as I hope you will see from the photos, each Executive suite at Thea 160 has it's own personal outside hot tub on the balcony looking out over the gorgeous blue Aegan Sea toward the Caldera - absolute bliss!!! On arrival fresh fruit, and a bottle of Santorini wine were provided free of charge as a welcome gift too. The suites at Thea 160 are built into the hillside like the traditional Greek Cave houses, adapting where possible from the original dwellings, and because of that I have to admit some clients might feel a little claustrophobic, and tall people might struggle with the height of the shower cubicle but there is a built-in marble seat in the shower and 2 shower positions. Lovely toiletries, fluffy towels, bathrobes and slippers all provided. . Tea and coffee facilities are also provided, along with Satellite TV and Blu-Ray DVD player.
During my stay Natali,Lia and all of the staff made me feel really welcome, every member of staff would greet me and ask how I was, but never became annoying or intrusive. Anything I needed, I just called reception on the room phone, and my request was fulfilled almost immediately, nothing was ever too much trouble. Breakfast in my room, was amazing, covered the coffee table with all the dishes. The food is really good, the pancakes at breakfast are super, as is the freshly squeezed orange juice.
I also made use of the Spa facilites, and cannot praise Balu's professionalism, technique, and skills enough. I tend to burn very easily, and he treated me with a cucumber wrap to soothe my skin, heaven! I can thoroughly recommend a visit to the spa during your stay.
Soon there will be other suites completed which will be equally amazing, maybe even better than mine, and a new entrance/exit with less steps to climb (a big bonus, because there are a lot of steps due to the hillside location). I can't wait to return in September to see how Thea 160 has developed and meet Natali and her team once more, knowing they will do their utmost to ensure I have a wonderful stay.
I can honestly say that my stay at the Hotel Thea 160 was the most relaxing, beautiful, and enjoyable holiday I have ever had and can thoroughly recommend other travellers to visit and try it for themselves. Natali is a woman on a mission to ensure that each and every one of her guests has the best experience ever, and as a result make Thea 160 one of the best there is in Santorini.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in Oia's famous cliffs, 160thea consists of 11 suites with traditional Greek design and Cycladic architecture.Based on the promise of its name, each suite offers to our distinctive guests, 160 degrees breathtaking views to the Aegean sea and the famous Santorini volcano. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 160 Thea Hotel Santorini/Oia