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Ikies - Traditional Houses
Ranked #4 of 55 Hotels in Oia
Certificate of Excellence
Seatt
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2 reviews
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“Honeymoon forever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

We could have stayed here until they kicked us out. Our honeymoon had many highlights, but our 3 nights here surpassed our wildest expectations. From the welcoming package to the full spread at breakfast, the views, the hot tub and fantastic jacuzzi and steam room in the bathroom, the initiative of the front desk (I asked where the best place to rent a car was, and they had the car waiting for us in 30 minutes), their recommendations, all the amenities, this place is top notch. We've raved about it to our friends, and would recommend it to anyone planning on coming to Santorini with their special someone. We were there just before tourist season started, in the Winemaker's Suite, and felt that the island was ours for the week. Sunset here, out at the end of town, is life affirming. Ikies is perfect.

Room Tip: I think the Winemaker's Suite, with its isolated patio, was the best option for us. Call the fro...
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, IL
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

I meant to write this review ages ago but better late than never. My husband and I had a wonderful honeymoon at Ikies. The location is beautiful, it's on the very end of the hotel strip. The views are stunning and it's a short walk into the main part of Oia. We stayed in the Carpenter's house and liked that it was on the very end so it felt more secluded than some of the other rooms. We picked this hotel because of the trip advisor reviews and because we thought it was nice that each room has it's own hot tub. The hotel pool is small but was never crowded. The staff was always very friendly and helpful, if needed. I loved the breakfast that came to your room each morning. What a beautiful thing to wake up to breakfast served to your room each day. I did find it funny that in Greece cats and dogs roam free. Don't be surprised if a cat or two or three come and visit you, especially during breakfast. They were never bothersome, just funny. We ate at the restaurants in Oia most of the evenings and I had gelato every night. Overall, I have wonderful memories of this place and don't have a negative comment to say. I would highly recommend staying at Ikies if you are in Santorini.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bakersfield, California
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2011

We stayed for 3 nights - 2 in Boatman's studio and 1 in the Winemaker's suite. We had originally booked 3 in the Boatman's studio, but I had wanted to check out the honeymoon suite. It was booked for the first 2 nights of our trip, which is why we went with Boatman. We were looking at trip advisor and noticed that Ikies was offering 10% off for stays in October. We had already booked, but we were still far enough away that we could cancel and rebook. I emailed Ikies and asked if we could take advantage of the deal, and while we were at it, if we could change our reservation so that our last night was in the Winemaker's suite. They had absolutely no issue with this and changed the reservation as soon as we confirmed. They were very helpful even before we got to the hotel. We received emails with information about the hotel and with different excursions we could take advantage of while we were on the island.

We were absolutely blown away when we arrived at Ikies. The view from the Boatman studio was breathtaking. We got there just before sunset, so we immediately ordered some delicious Greek snacks and drank the wine that came with our room. We relaxed in the hot tub and enjoyed the views. For breakfast, you get a sheet and choose what you would like them to bring. We had meats, cheeses, bread, fruit, yogurt, orange juice, tea and chocolate drinks. Everyone that worked there was so attentive and the service was very great.

We moved to the Winemaker's suite for the last night. The room is very large and the bathroom is huge - two sinks, separate toilet, separate shower and bathtub, and a steam room! The balcony was very large, also with a hot tub. We definitely enjoyed this room as well, but the views weren't as good. The Winemaker's suite is down lower in the hotel and it felt less private than the Boatman's studio. Also, the hot tub wasn't right up against the edge of the balcony.

Next time we will stay in Boatman's, but I'm glad we also got to stay in the Winemaker's suite. If you like more space in your room and a larger (and much nicer) bathroom, Winemaker's might be for you! It seems like you can't really go wrong at this hotel! They have wifi, fantastic breakfast and snacks that you can order from 1pm-9pm, very helpful staff, great location, gorgeous views and more! This was such a romantic and relaxing 3 night stay on our honeymoon. Thank you!

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oxted
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231 reviews
67 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2011

We've visited IKIES twice and have booked for our next trip already. It is an absolute haven from the world and a real bolt hole away from life's stress. The staff are friendly and greet you by name. They are there when you need them but never intrude and are keen to do anything to help.

The views from the rooms are among the best on the islands and we think sunset here is better than anywhere else in Oia. Ikies really is perfection!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2011

We stayed at Ikies at the end of September this year for a week with my husband and 2 kids aged 13 and 10 yrs. I spent absolutely ages researching our big trip to Greece and where to stay on Santorini. I think I read every review of every hotel but something kept drawing me back to Ikies and the heartfelt reviews on their site. This is a very special place and from the moment we arrived at the hotel I knew that my choice was AMAZING. Everything you read is true, the staff just gorgeous and helpful in every way, the location stunning and the rooms offer everything you could want. This is a unique boutique hotel. Don't look any further, stay In Oia for sure and stay at Ikies. We took our kids along as we were on a month's holiday around Europe but next time it's just me & my husband and Ikies. I hope nothing ever changes

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

My wife and I researched Santorini hotels thoroughly for our honeymoon and really liked what we read about Ikies. Despite the price, we decided to go for it since you only do it once....what a treat! We stayed in the House of the Boatman suite. It was so cozy, clean, and comfortable. Everything about it was great, especially the view of the Caldera.

We quickly learned that the service and staff at Ikies was superb! Always there to help and make you feel right at home. The breakfasts were AWESOME and the room service delicious! Again, totally worth the price.

Unfortunately, given the recent events in Greece, our stay was forced to be abbreviated as our flights off Santorini and then out of Athens were in jeopardy. The staff was completely accommodating and helpful in setting us up with transportation.

If I ever had the desire to go back to Greece, which I don't given the situation and unrest we were forced to experience in Athens, I would fly directly to Santorini and go straight to Ikies. It is a phenomenal place that I will never forget. It sets the bar for 5 star stays!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Annapolis, Maryland
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

Delightful rooms build into the side of the caldera with terraces providing one of the most beautiful views on earth. Bountiful, delicious breakfast delivered to your personal terrace, pools, hot tubs outside your door. Easy walking distance to the shops of Oia, and the nicest staff you can imagine. Not for the elderly or frail, cause lots of steps involved, but this is the case in all of the "cave" or "traditional" hotels. Staff takes care of your luggage and every difficulty, including taxi strikes and/or airline slowdowns and goes out of their way to make your stay comfortableand enjoyable.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Crabcake_11
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Property: Ikies - Traditional Houses
Address: Oia 84702, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Oia
#3 Luxury Hotel in Oia
#3 Romantic Hotel in Oia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Ikies - Traditional Houses 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ikies Traditional Houses is a special type of hotel. Its small size, exceptional location, traditional design, range of accommodation (honeymoon, maisonettes, and studios) and professional operation result in a rare blend of intimate and personalized service offered against a setting of unique physical beauty. Located at the edge of the picturesque village of Oia in the northern part of Santorini and with commanding views over it, into the caldera and of the surrounding Cycladic Greek islands, our guests at Ikies quickly tune themselves into the complete tranquility of the romantic village. ... more   less 
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