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1864 The Sea Captain's House
Ranked #29 of 55 Hotels in Oia
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Norman, Oklahoma
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“Couldn't ask for more”
Reviewed 30 June 2013

We stayed in the Venetian Suite. Breakfast on our balcony overlooking the velvety Mediterranean Sea was truly something from a dream. The staff was wonderful, welcoming, and accommodating. I recommend walking to most things, and renting a four wheeler to drive across the island.

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

Magic: from when Marcos collected us from the ferry terminal and expertly drove us through the winding roads against the spectacular views, to when Yiannis the donkey carried our luggage to the Falling Stars house, to opening the door to our little piece of Santorini heaven and gazing past the four poster bed and across the rooftops to the caldera. I took one breath and cried at how amazingly beautiful it all was. Words will not describe it. If you have been you will know. If you are reading this review – go, and then you will know too.
Falling stars house is like your own little sanctuary just of the “long street” where all the shops are, and where all the cruise boat tourists are stressing about finding somewhere that sells coffee, whether they will buy this or that trinket, or whether the ferry will wait. Step inside your little grey doors into your courtyard and then into the peace and beauty of falling stars house.
There are two double beds: one on the main level and one in the loft. The bathroom is basic but fine. There is a lovely little sitting area in front of the bed, a little table with a view to the old fort (and even after 5 days the view through this window still kept catching me by surprise and still took my breath away). Beyond the sitting area, double doors open up to the balcony where you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner, (but you might have to compete with two local cats who think this is their territory). We sat here sitting watching an endless parade of brides and other tourists posing for photos. Sorry to be in the background of all your shots.
A small cave-like kitchen is sufficient to prepare simple meals with food purchased from the nearby supermarket.
Romi (who is adorable) brings breakfast each day: delicious yoghurt, Jam, greek honey, fresh made croissants. Thanks Romi.
I won’t say more except: if you have the tripadvisor app, the cover photo of Santorini is the view from "our" balcony.

Sea Captains house:
We extended our stay in Santorini and moved to one of the other rooms off the sea captains terrace. The room is beautifully appointed, large and very comfortable. A big spa bath provides luxury and pampering.
Free fast internet. Lovely breakfasts bought by the beautiful Romi. Happy to sit on the terrace and read and draw all day (for the rest of my life).

Room Tip: dont be put off by the "no pool". this is a very special hotel experience. worth 1000 swim...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

We had a fabulous few days in this romantic hotel, the perfect setting to get engaged! The champagne breakfasts on your balcony with those views are to die for and the sister restaurant to the hotel is delicious! Head down to the castle at sunset and it's worth the trip down to the sea for a dip. The donkey carrying your luggage to your hotel is a lovely touch too! The house keeper was a delightful lady and really made our stay. The only thing missing is a pool but the large terrace with panoramic views and comfortable loungers more than made up for it. A must visit, quaint, atmospheric hotel in Oia.

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 February 2013

I am probably being a tad unfair giving this hotel 4 stars but hear me out before scrolling on to another review.
I booked this hotel as part of a multi hotel trip to both Mykonos and Santorini. We had stayed in 2 very good hotels in Anastasis Apartments in Imervogili and The Vencia hotel in Mykonos. Both with swimming pools and outdoor bathing areas. We stayed in Santorini in May and it was pretty hot. I knew the hotel did not have a pool before hand so i can't complain however if you are not aware of how hot this location gets you should definitely consider this when booking a hotel. Now on to the pluses. The location is right in the centre of Oia, one of the most beautiful little villages in Santorini, the rooms are built into the mountainside and have fantastic sea views. Our room was double height and very spacious with tea and coffee facilities outside of our door. The bathroom was nice with a powerful shower.

Room Tip: I think most rooms are the same, all nice with sea views. We stayed in the sailing suite and it was...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

We stayed in two of the hotels rooms and both were absolutely gorgeous. Stunning rooms, beautiful linen and amazing infinite views made our stay so wonderful. On top of that were Antonio's massages and Romi's breakfast's. Wow! Both added so much to our already fantastic stay in Oia. Dinner Ambrosia Nectar is also must - the food is delicious and service is outstanding. Thanks to Tony and his great team - we'd love to visit again!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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TheSeaCaptain, Owner at 1864 The Sea Captain's House, responded to this review, 31 December 2012
Thank you for your review and I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay in the Captain's suite for 4 nights and also in the Falling Stars house for 1 night last September. I've passed your remarks along to both Antonio for the massages and to Romi for the breakfasts. I know that you also stayed elsewhere on the island and hope all of your visit was perfect ! We'll see you on your next visit here.
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

Hands down, this may have been one of the most spectacular hotel stays I have ever had. The Sea Captain's House was an amazingly intimate, unique and truly special place. My boyfriend and I stayed for a short 3 day visit in mid July of 2012... our last stop during our tour of the Greek Islands. Tony, our proprietor did his absolute best to make our stay everything we had hoped for.
First, It is important to understand that The Greek Isles are ancient, mostly rustic islands made predominantly of lava rock. The old walkways of Santorini are NOT stiletto friendly, nor are they anything short of magical. There is a time and place for the ultra-fab, chic and modern mega-hotel...not here, not in Santorini. This resort is more of a charming, quaint and inspiring home, allowing plenty of insight into the traditional Greek allure Santorini is most known for.
After miraculously surviving the taxi ride from our water ferry, we were greeted by Tony, and a beautifully adorned luggage donkey. The Sea Captain's House is several "blocks" from the nearest driving road, so be sure to have some assistance for the large suitcases we tourists typically travel with. Our room was not quite turned over from previous guests, so Tony gave us a detailed tour of the intimate hotel. A little stroll and quick bite to eat nearby and our room ( Captain's Suite ) was ready. It was charming in every sense of the word, beautiful four post bed made with fine linens, domed and vaulted ceilings, large living space, lovely outdoor space and excellent quality bathroom products. Subtle little details such as a linen shawl for wear in the chilly evenings, to a homeade breakfast al fresco served by the lovely house-keeper. I could go on and on about the details that made out stay as special as it was, but I would prefer to keep to keep Sea Captains House our little secret.
Keep your mind open here, go wih the flow and take it all in. Everything may not go pefectly smooth, and maybe you'll get eggs when you've asked for granola, but when you are in a place as beautiful as Santorini do you really care? Thank you Tony, you truly made this experience one we will never forget. - (Danielle and John NY NY)

To mention:
No onsight restaurant, although breakfast is served every morning
No onsight swimming pool as these are very rare in Santorini
ONLY BRING COMFORTABLE SHOES, FLATS PREFERRABLE
NOT suitable for elderly or handicapped

Room Tip: There are only a few rooms, and I belive they book up fast. I can only speak of the Captains Suite...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

From the start the whole experience has been very good. The booking was easy with Tony being very responsive and providing details and costings. We booked the falling stars house. A traditional house with great views back to Fira and the volcanoes. Although away from the main house (about 60meters) it is like having your own place. The fit out and furniture adds to the charm. We also organised transfers and laundry (on the road for 15days) through Tony, both at a good price. Totally relaxing and enjoyable. Finally Ronni who delivered breakfast was exceptional, friendly and added to the experience. Thanks

Room Tip: Great views, great experience
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: 1864 The Sea Captain's House
Address: 1 Caldera View | In Village Center, Oia 847 02, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Oia
#18 Luxury Hotel in Oia
#21 Family Hotel in Oia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — 1864 The Sea Captain's House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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Top-of-the world direct views to the Santorini volcano, caldera and sea from this three suite, all with antique canopy king bed, luxury guesthouse hotel with full services. ... more   less 
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