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“Breathless Views” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fanari Villas
Ranked #23 of 55 Hotels in Oia
Certificate of Excellence
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
47 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Breathless Views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

We stayed here as a birthday surprise for my husband during our trip to Oia. The view from our hotel room was just absolutely stunning and the staff was just great. They were very accommodating and made sure that everything was in order and perfect. We enjoyed a bottle of wine on out own private terrace and watch the beautiful sunset. This place is just amazing! Very romantic!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

We enjoyed our stay here, it was the last hotel stay in our Greek islands holiday. We booked initially for 3 nights and ended up extending our stay for a further 6 nights as Oia is such a lovely place and the hotel is situated in an excellent position. (The photos I've posted show all the people gathering at the old castle to watch the sunset which we were able to enjoy from the terrace which was fairly private.)

If you are travelling as a couple and wanting privacy, I would make sure you state when booking you need as private as possible an area. Some terraces were better than others. We were travelling as a family of 4 therefore we had two rooms which meant we had a whole terrace to ourselves and we moved halfway through our stay to two new rooms which were cosier but even more private.

The location really is the best feature of the hotel. I had to think hard whether I could rate this 'excellent' versus 'very good' but we had just stayed at the 'Rocabella Art' in Mykonos (similarly rated 4 star) which was perhaps not situated in such a spectacular location but it was so much better in service, comfort and food. And I have to agree with a recent reviewer that the female on the reception desk was rather rude on several occasions. (Definitely needs to work on her people skills!) I didn't bring it up with the lovely Nicolas (also at reception) because hey, we were on holiday and couldn't be bothered with the hassle.

The beds could be softer, the food could be better, the reception desk female could be less abrasive. But otherwise we had a fantastic stay!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Gf0rce
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

Needed 4 nights to relax between busy work schedule. This place is amazing! The staff are wonderful. The location is the best I have ever seen. The food is great. You feel as if have come home. Your spirit relaxes and all is well! The staff have got the balance exactly right - all the service and attention you need, but also sufficient space and distance so you can be yourself as required. Not an easy thing to do, but they achieve it with grace and style. Those used to boutique luxury hotels will find this very much to their liking. The location is beyond words. You simply must experience it for yourself.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 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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1 Thank Trubeno
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Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

Views from hotel room and restaurant were extremely great ! We've never experienced such great views ! But an female clerk at front desk gave us terrible impression. Her attitude was rude and impolite. That made our trip spoiled... Aside from that, everything was excellent.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank kingkazu
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FANARI, Guest Relations Manager at Fanari Villas, responded to this review, 4 August 2013
Dear guests

Thank you for spending some time to write for us after departing our complex.

We surprisingly read your notes that created us mixed sentiments. We are pleased that you found your stay with us pleasant & “excellent” but we were disappointed that you got the impression that our personnel / colleagues were behaved inappropriate and “impolitely”, as you noted, as it was not reported any insidence or issue.

Really it is the first time that we receive such comment as it is our basic and stable policy that we try to reach and fulfill our clients’ expectations as much as we can because we believe that you are working minimum 360 days of the year and you need these 3-5 “holly-days” to relax and feel like home cocooning.

We hope that you would give us the chance in the future to welcome you once more and feel the hospitality by enjoying our unique style and facilities of our complex.

Thank you for your sincere and constructive comments, which we always encourage and take under great consideration.

Remaining at your disposal

Alexandra Darzentas
Guest Relations & Sales manager
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New York
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

Everything was terrific. Great room for the three of us. We had a perfect sunset viewer on our balcony.The food in the restaurant as well as breakfast was delicious. The location was perfect.. I would recommend it to anyone looking to stay in Oia.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

We stayed at Fanari Villas for a week in June and it was faultless. Nikolas and his colleagues were very friendly and very helpful throughout the week. Car hire, trip bookings, restaurant booking were all taken care of very easily at reception.
The room was nice and the location is 10/10. We had the sunset view every night from our balcony. The pool/sun lounging area is fairly small but it was never busy so it was perfect.
The breakfast (buffet style) was good and had a lot of choice. The food at the restaurant was amazing too with good service and a great view!
We would recommend this hotel to anyone who is thinking of going to Oia, Santorini.

Ryan & Ashley

Room Tip: We had a Junior Suite which was perfect for the two of us. Luggage/clothing space is limited but no...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RW04
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St Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

My wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon and had a wonderful time. The management and staff were very friendly and helpful from the start. They were able to alter our check in/out dates, let us use their laptops, gave good dining and tourism recommendations, ordered cabs etc. We stayed for a week and nothing was too much trouble. The room was very stylish and comfortable. The view from the terrace was spectacular and food was very nice indeed. Would thoroughly recommend for a peaceful, romantic getaway.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Stewart M
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Additional Information about Fanari Villas

Property: Fanari Villas
Address: Oia santorini, Oia 847 02, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Oia
#16 Luxury Hotel in Oia
#17 Family Hotel in Oia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Fanari Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dream-like, magical, and absolutely breathtaking are words that are used by our guests to describe the indescribable: the beauty of Fanari Villas Luxury Hotel in Santorini!Located in one of the finest locations in the world, Oia Santorini, Luxury Hotel Fanari Villas is a favorite destination for those who want the highest quality accommodation in an enchanting and peaceful setting. From the hotel, guests are provided with the most stunning view in the world: the deep blue Aegean and the Caldera, which at sunset are enveloped in the orange and red rays of the sun. ... more   less 
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Fanari Villas Hotel Oia
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