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Ikies - Traditional Houses
Ranked #6 of 58 Hotels in Oia
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Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

We loved our 4 night stay in the Boatman's House. It was very relaxing despite being in high season. The terrace hot tub was very refreshing and we used it daily. The staff are so warm, happy to assist with suggestions and seem genuinely interested in their guests. The breakfasts were delicious and provided enough sustenance to get us through to dinner. The views of the caldera and Oia are breathtaking day or night. So happy to have finally made it to Santorini and that we chose Ikies.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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IKIES, Manager at Ikies - Traditional Houses, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2013

Dear swimisland,
Thank you for your kind words.
We are glad you were able to enjoy the Boatman’s House hot tub so much as well as the views!

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Reviewed 28 July 2013

We had the pleasure of staying at Ikies from the 15-22 July to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary and what a pleasure it was, we stayed in The Winemakers & could find no fault with this hotel at all. From the time of our initial contact late 2012 to actually arriving in Santorini the staff at Ikies couldn't have been more helpful from provisionally booking out rooms until we confirmed our choice, providing information, organising airport transfers, booking restaurants, Loella, Katerina & Maria excelled even organising red roses from my husband on our Anniversary. The guys that bring breakfast, serve cocktails, maintain your hot tub etc.etc. do so with a smile & a greeting, nothing is too much trouble here. Sometimes website pictures can deceive but Ikies is exactly at its website portrays, it truly is lovely accommodation in a beautiful setting & we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it & hope to return one day.

Room Tip: The Winemakers has a private terrace with hot tub accessed by its own gateway & only over looked...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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IKIES, Manager at Ikies - Traditional Houses, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2013

Dear CT1Farnham,
What a lovely review for IKIES! We are thrilled your 25th anniversary went exactly as planned and that we were able to help organize it.

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Reviewed 27 July 2013

Ikies occupies a prime position. It is just outside the tourist area and therefore quiet. From the balcony the view is breathtaking, the sea in front of you and to the right the village nestled against the hillside with the brilliant white buildings gleaming in the sunlight. The service was excellent and very friendly. Our excursions were organised by the staff end went without a hitch. Breakfast was included and very generous with a good choice of menu. We will certainly go back to Oia and stay at the same hotel.

Room Tip: For the best view choose a room at the top of the building next to the reception. From there you hav...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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IKIES, Manager at Ikies - Traditional Houses, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2013

Dear Marijke S,
Looking forward to seeing you again at IKIES! Thank you for the kind words.

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Reviewed 25 July 2013

Ikies was absolutely the pinnacle of our 16 day European anniversary. Service was exceptional, location and view were absolutely best on the island. We stayed in the carpenters room and will stay there again when we return to Santorini. The only problem was that the beds were quite hard. Perhaps good for some, but not great for me. There isn't a fitness centre but there's plenty of time to get back in shape when you get home. Although there isn't a restaurant in the hotel, there are MANY restaurants near by. Ikies does have great room service tho. So sit on your terrace, order a platter of olives, cheeses and bread and sip on an Ouzo. Santorini sunsets from your own terrace. Not too shabby ;)

Room Tip: Carpenters room is at the end of the complex and offers quite a bit of privacy. The steam room is a...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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IKIES, Manager at Ikies - Traditional Houses, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2013

Dear Ryan G,
We are so glad that IKIES was the highlight of your vacation! We will have to agree that a glass of ouzo and a ‘meze’ to go with it is a very nice way to enjoy the Carpenter’s terrace.

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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Reality seldom lives up to a dream. Ikies does.

We stayed in the house of the boatman for 5 nights and enjoyed every second. The location is idyllic, the room is cozy and clean, the service is outstanding, the terrace is a haven of serenity and the views are simply picture perfect.

Ikies is a very ‘peaceful’ place: we spent most of our holiday submerging in the complete tranquility it offers. The opulence consist mainly of the exclusive position on the caldera (which guarantees both the outlook and the privacy) and the discrete though welcoming homely feel, provided by the friendly and sincere approach of the staff.

Ikies is a very ‘classy’ place, without being elitist.

Thank you, Ikies, for a contributing to the creation a truly wonderful memory. One day we hope to return.

(Furthermore definitely recommendable: the hike from Fira to Oia! Beholding the natural and cultural beauty of Santorini in one relaxing experience.)

Room Tip: the house of the boatman is great because of the location of the the hot-tub
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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IKIES, Manager at Ikies - Traditional Houses, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2013

Dear Vic7505
Thank you for the truly flattering review.
We are so glad you had such a wonderful vacation - it seems the Boatman's House has this effect!

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Reviewed 21 July 2013

This was the perfect spot to stay while visiting Oia! The views are breathtaking, and each room feels like your own little private hideaway. The staff were amazingly helpful and attentive. So happy we stayed here!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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IKIES, Manager at Ikies - Traditional Houses, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2013

We are glad you enjoyed yourselves so much!

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Reviewed 20 July 2013

We spent 5 nights here at the start of our honeymoon in May and it was the BEST decision we made! Prior to booking, I was completely smitten with photos of the view from the rooms, the delicious looking breakfast and the overwhelmingly positive reviews on trip advisor. It did not disappoint - in fact it was a 100x better in person! We stayed in the boatman's house, which is higher up in the property, giving more privacy. We had a spectacular view over the caldera from our balcony (which also had a sunbed and an amazing spa that was always sparkling clean and heated) and we could also lie in bed and see the caldera. The location was excellent - it was a 5min walk to Oia village and then another 15min stroll past all the shops to the famous sunset spot. Being on our honeymoon, it was perfect for us to be just a little way off the main strip as we didn't feel crowded by people at all. The breakfast was incredible - could not get enough of the amazing Greek yoghurt, bread, fresh cheeses and tomatoes and boiled eggs...not to mention the delicious range of teas and fresh juice they offered. We also had lunch and snacks one afternoon and the food was incredible every time. The girls at the hotel were fantastic for the whole of our stay and also leading up to us arriving. They arranged a transfer to and from the airport (and changed it last minute for us when we got stuck in Athens with an airport strike) and they also provided us with lots of information about what to do on the island. Maria, Katerina and Loella were wonderful and whenever we saw them, they checked how we were going and if there was anything else we needed. They also booked us on a sunset cruise around Santorini (incredible - a must do!), booked us a quad bike and gave us suggestions for where to go on our trip round the island (so much fun!), booked us in for a massage and booked us in for a beautiful, delicious meal at Ochre, one of the fine dining restaurants in Oia with a view of the sunset. They were so kind and considerate - and great fun to chat to as well!
We can't thank everyone at Ikies enough for the care they took in looking after us on our honeymoon. We loved every minute of it. One day, we'll be back in Santorini and this is where we will stay without a doubt.

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IKIES, Manager at Ikies - Traditional Houses, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2013

Dear JenWhiteway,
We are so thrilled that the start to your honeymoon was so great and that we were able to surpass your expectations!
The Boatman’s House is indeed a wonderful room with plenty of romance and a unique view.
We hope to be chatting with you again soon.

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Address: Oia, 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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Oia
#4 Luxury Hotel in Oia
Price Range: £288 - £851 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ikies - Traditional Houses 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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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