My husband and I stayed in the Carpenter House during October 2013. It was one of the rooms with a private balcony and hot tub, overlooking the caldera, which offers stunning views of the sunset. Our package included a champagne breakfast served on the patio each morning, and two cocktails at sunset. The staff was amazingly helpful and friendly, as well as efficient.
The layout of the hotel is fairly open, meaning the rooms all face out on the cliff seemingly offering less privacy; however, the Carpenter House was on the bottom and far end of the property, and since the hotel is fairly remote, we had more privacy than most. For instance, our neighbors had to walk through other guests' patios to get to the front of the hotel.
The private hot tub was a definite plus - it was cool during the day and heated at night (if desired). The food at the hotel was both tasty and fresh, although priced typical of room service meals. The menu was not very extensive.
The hotel is a 10-minute walk to downtown Oia, and most of that walk is on pedestrian streets. There is also a convenient hiking trail to Fira, offering gorgeous views and moderate exercise on the ca 2-hour walk.
- 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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- Ikies Traditional Hotel
- Ikies Traditional Oia
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