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Alexander's Boutique Hotel of Oia
Ranked #33 of 56 Hotels in Oia
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Perth WA
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“Blue diamond suite”
Reviewed 10 January 2013

Alexander's boutique hotel in Oia on the island of santorini was perfect. If you catch the bus from the airport get the driver to drop you off near the hotel as its a long hike back from the main bus port!
We stayed with my sister & her husband in the blue diamond suite - it was perfect lots of room and the balcony and large spa were to die for - we spent heaps of time in the spa looking out over the Caldera.
Breakfast gets delivered to your room when you call the main reception - the only issue I had with this was it would be cold by the time we actually got to eat it - I just popped it in the oven and warmed it up!
There was a little deli right next door so we just brought food and drinks as we needed them. The local bus stopped right out the front and we got around most of the island and spent time in the main port town - at the main bus port you have to change buses to Oia. The main shopping strip in Oia is a white tiled lane way running along side the main road, easy to miss if you don't know it's there. I didn't meet Alexander but my husband did and said he was very nice. Fabulous location & great hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Montreal
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Reviewed 16 December 2012

The hotel setting is beautiful and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. You also get your breakfast delivered to your room or the table on the terrace in front of your room which is nice. What we did not like about the hotel are the rooms. They are literarily like "caves" cut into the rock so it can feel claustrophobic and small. There was also a big Exit sign in the room that stays on all night. The pool is also in another hotel across the street so it is not very convenient.
Overall too expensive for what you are getting and not that great of a hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

Despite being the "low" season for travel in Santorini, Alexander's Boutique Hotel felt like the place to be. The view and the vibe complimented our need for a nice and relaxed stay. If you are looking for a beautiful cave hotel with a sweeping view of the caldera, this hotel is for you. Downtown Oia is a short stroll away from Alexander's, the ideal location for sunsets and snapshots.

We checked in mid-day and were met by the very nice and patient Yvetta in reception. She upgraded us to the 'Diamond' room that was part of the main hotel structure. It was meticulously curated with antiques Alexander picked out himself and felt like a home away from home. The room was comfortable with all the amenities you would need for the stay: jacuzzi tub, kitchen, living room, TV, immediate terrace access, bath robes etc.

A light breakfast is served on the hotel terrace upon request. The hotel also has a relationship with a local rental car company and can get you a competitive rate. (Cars are necessary if you want to see all of Santorini). The benefit of staying in a cave was the there was very little outside noise that penetrated the walls so tuning out the outside world was pretty easy. There may be random stray pets that wander the street that cause some raucous, but no noise from other occupants etc. One of the best places to watch the sunset was from the jacuzzi on the terrace, so take advantage of it during your stay.

During our stay, we met the namesake of the hotel, Alexander. He is funny, hospitable, and a great local resource. He introduced my friend and I to other Americans staying at the hotel and took us to a couple of great restaurants for dinner for the two nights we stayed. The staff at the hotel are friendly and do a great job of accommodating your needs. Yvetta is savvy and experienced.

Overall great stay and loved the personal experience of the hotel.

Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

This is a unique property with above average service and amenities. We were told that we had the VIP suite, which as it turned out was quite large, more like a junior sweet full of antique furniture and pieces. It felt as if we were in someones home. It was very tasteful and warm. great view of the ocean and the jacuzzi was right outside the door. Breakfast was was somewhat rigid in that it did not start until 8:30 and it was delivered and it preset with no option. It was adequate but a bit inflexible.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

We only encountered 1 problem. We were coming to Santorini by a greek ferry that docks at 2 am . We told the hotel to send a driver to pick us up, for which we were paying extra. But the driver never showed up. Thankfully a rental car place was still open that late at night and I drove and found my way...and hotel said they did send a driver but he couldn't find us...phones didn't work. But aside from that, waking up in the morning at that hotel, with the view you have, is simply breath taking. You are right in the midst of white painted houses and hotels everywhere. Breakfast is served under tables with umbrellas overlooking the sea and the Santorini volcano island. Hotel is comfortable. Rooms are great. Management is courteous and helpful...definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

We stayed at the Cave apartment which has their own jacuzzi outside your door where you can have the most amazing view of the sunset in the caldera. We didint have to go to town to see the sunset. We did it from our jacuzzi while drinking a cup of wine. It was a very quiet place so we could enjoy the nature and beauty of the scenary. The apartments are beautifuly decorated, more like a vintage style. At the apartments you have a kitchenet, fridge and everything you need to cook your own meals. But we prefered to have our breakfast at Alexanders and it was delicious and the view once again was amazing. Cons: At he cave, the room is not too spacious. but then you have a little dinning/living room where you can put your luggage. Its not too spacious but is not tiny either. The other con was that "the lobby" is at Alexanders but the cave is a bit further. However, the staff was very helpful and carried our luggage. We rented a car the day after so that little distance was no problem afterwards, And near the Alexanders there is a parking Lot and near the caves there is a lot of space to park as well. Everywhere you go in Oia you will have to walk a little but it is definetly worthy. But in General, I think

Room Tip: cave rooms are really quiet and you have to pick front view.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

We stayed in a Cave Apartment complete with a jacuzzi tub. The terrace, where we enjoyed breakfast every morning, overlooked the caldera. If you're going to multiple destinations in Greece, save your money for Alexander's Boutique. The Cave environment add so much to your stay.

Room Tip: The apartments offer a small kitchenette and there is a grocery store less than 100 meters away. So...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Alexander's Boutique Hotel of Oia
Address: Main St. | Santorini, Oia 847 02, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Luxury Hotel in Oia
#31 Romantic Hotel in Oia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Alexander's Boutique Hotel of Oia 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury, elegance, intimacy, breathtaking views of the caldera...Alexander’s is a boutique hotel consisting of suites, cave villas and cave houses all named after precious and semi-precious stones, according to Cycladic architecture. We are a hotel with less steps. We have been recommended by the New York Times, the Independent and the Daily Telegraph. Our hotel was the main location of the film “Thira.” Special occasions are magical when held at Alexander’s. ... more   less 
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