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“Casa Francesca is located in the heart of Oia”

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Casa Francesca & Musses Studios
Ranked #44 of 73 Speciality Lodging in Oia
Reviewed 3 June 2010

Casa Francesca is located in the heart of Oia, is a great value due to the location, a block away the other hotels are double or triple in price, however be aware there are no one at the hotel site, the “reception” office is located several blocks away and they also handle a lot of other little “boutique hotels” in the area, having said that there is a lot of confusion, please have all your documentation with you, our reservation was for 6 days and after the 4th day they wanted us out, even so we have receipts showing that we have paid 6 nights and all of the emails and fax confirmations.
There are few small markets and great bakeries around, the bus stop is 2 blocks away, the area is quiet and has a great view of the other side of the island.
Overall our experience was good.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 March 2010

In my opinion, Oia's best kept secret - Casa Francesca - on the other side of the island is a very nice place to stay.I'd like to recommend Casa Francesca as a not expensive but of a good quality hotel. We decided to stay here for a few days and it was worth it. Although the hotel does not reside in the "heart" of Oia, it's no more than a 5 minute walk from all the action.The rooms are comfortable, cozy, and of great quality for the price.I'd recommend this hotel to everyone.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 March 2010

Thank you for an amazing holiday and we hope to see you again very soon.Charming layout and furnishings, the location is great, just cross the road and you're in the centre of Oia,close to the bus station. The view is also nice. Our apartment was a very generous size, comfortable, and everything was clean and tidy. Each apartment has everything you need -a balcony overlooking the sea, fridge , kitchen .Good value for a low budget.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank evafuzesi
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Reviewed 13 November 2009

checking in at the tourist information desk (across from the bus stop), where we were told to wait the famous greek "five minutes," which turned into an hour. we asked to see the room before paying, which was met with some reluctance, but agreed upon. we needn't have worried, as casa francesca's villa is a charming find in Oia, hands down the town to stay at in santorini. our villa had a small living room, kitchenette, the best bathroom and shower we encountered in all of greece, and a charming loft bedroom, along with a private balcony. the quiet villa is perched just off the main drag. across the street is a great bakery, perfect for stocking up on picnic lunches and breakfast pastries. yianni showed us the room, then took close to an hour giving us the inside scoop on the must-see and do in santorini.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jamie K
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Reviewed 19 October 2009

We booked this from Australia based on the wonderful photographs and good reviews.

We arrived at the property and were met by the agency, their rep was charming but overly keen to give us all the facts despite the fact we had been traveling for 12 hours plus.

First impressions were poor, the apartments was uninspiring, poorly furnished and inadequately appointed with dishes and spoons etc, the shower was tiny and unhygenic.

We had to drive to the agency to sign for the keys, they were not welcoming and everthing was too much trouble, we indicated that we did not wish to stay at the apartment and wanted to move the next morning. The rep picked us up the following morning and showed us another property no better than the first, eventually we were shown an apartment in a small hotel in Oia, which was better but much more expensive.

We agreed to pay the difference and enjoyed our stay.

My advice DO NOT USE Casa Francesca, it is basic budget accommodation, very noisy and not adequate for even a short stay.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Kyim
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Reviewed 23 September 2009

The owner of Musses Studios, Yiannis was a brilliant host and came around 20minutes after we arrived to give us lots of local information for things to experience on the island which really made our holiday experience very enjoyable. The studio apartment was just the right size for a couple and clean though basic. The veranda had a beautiful view to the east coast of the island and the oia caldera view was literally across the road from the apartments so it it was perfectly placed - just steps from Oia. Want to go back already, it was a wonderful break.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank AimeeAndChris
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Reviewed 21 September 2009

We wanted to visit Santorini and started to look 2 weeks before we went. Most of the accomodation we reviewed on Tripadvisor was either not to our liking or not child friendly. Finally we found Musses/Casa Francesca on another website and not one bad review on Tripadvisor so we booked it.

And thank goodness we did. Yiannis is a fantastic host, giving all his guests an introduction and recommendations as to where to go and visit. We had a 10mth old baby with us and found the accomodation perfect. We had a ground floor studio with a fridge, 3 hob cooker/oven&grill and a perculator (also useful for heating water for baby's bottle). The patio doors lead out to a verandah where there are a few seating areas and sun loungers, great for a morning read and they are shaded from the hot sun. Musses/Casa Francesca is so well located, with bakeries and supermarkets within a few minutes walk and the Caldera is no more than 30 steps across the road. And what a breathtaking sight.

The buses are frequent and connect well to all the other towns via Fira but cars are easy to hire so really its up to you. I would recommend Musses/Casa Francesca to everyone of all ages and especially to families with young children who I believe worry more about whether there are adequate facilities to prepare their baby's food/milk. This is definately for YOU.

BONUS POINT - As usual we were rushing on our last day and of course I left my jewellery behind. I discovered this on the journey to the airport and when our driver contacted Yiannis, he pulled out all the stops to get it to me before I left the island - even borrowing a motorbike to get there arriving 1/2hr before our flight departed. Unbelievable............THANKYOU SO MUCH!!

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with family
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1  Thank gilperswife
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Additional Information about Casa Francesca & Musses Studios

Address: Oia 84702, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 73 Speciality Lodging in Oia
Price Range: £49 - £60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Francesca & Musses Studios 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Francesca - Musses is centrally located off the main road, easy access to Oia bus terminal and sunset point, less than one minute walk from the Caldera view main walking alley where all the shops, restaurants, coffees, local churches are and a bus stop at 30m distance. Studios feature bedrooms in lofty upper level with a double bed. Apartments feature two bedrooms one in lofty upper level with a double bed second with two single or one double bed and can accommodate up to 4 people + folding bed or baby cot on request. Our Studios at Casa Francesca - Musses open onto a lovely terrace with garden, balconies or terrace with view to the countryside and sea. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Casa Francesca Hotel Oia
Casa Francesca Santorini
Casa Francesca & Musses Studios Santorini/Oia

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