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Review of Old Oia Houses

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Old Oia Houses
Ranked #37 of 55 Hotels in Oia
Johannesburg
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2010

We spent 3 nights in one of the 2-bedroomed houses and all loved the place. The house, despite being close to all the action, was quiet and private and the views from the balcony were out of this world! Breakfast was provided in the apartment and this included orange juice, tea, coffee, freshly baked bread and jams etc.
Oia is beautiful especially if you are an early riser and can get out to take photographs before the crowds arrive. We loved everything about Oia and the Old Oia Houses.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2010

Plain and simple - our house was awesome. The woman who runs the rental service is a touch scattered and every time we saw her at their restaurant (Latzo) home base it was like she was meeting us for the first time but the houses are supremely excellent. Very spacious and clean with comfortable beds, a large bathroom and adequate sized kitchen. The best part is the private veranda where we enjoyed bottles of wine overlooking the famous caldera view. I would recommend this to any and all who want to stay in Oia.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2010

After spending many weeks checking out hotels and B & B in Oia we eventually settled for the Old Oia Houses, Gill was there to meet us when the taxi dropped us off and we stayed in room no. 5, Gill was also happy to arrange a taxi to pick us up for our trip back to the ferry. The accomodation was basic but thats what we expected. Very central to all the tavernas and shops, also the sunset viewing areas too. Only stayed two nights before catching the ferry to Crete so it was perfect for what we wanted. The view were wonderful from both our bedroom and the private terrace. Excellent value for money at 95 euros per night in comparision to many of the other over priced hotels. The balcony too was quite private, which couldnt be said for many other of the more expensive hotels in the area. Please be warned that Santorini is expensive!!!, we paid £20 for a small bottle of sun cream as I forgot to pack mine...If I was going to return to Santorini then I would definately stay here. Thank you Gill.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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134 reviews
115 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2010

We stayed in the "Venetian house". It is located right in the heart of town, with shops all around - yet it was very quiet. The house is on 3 levels. The main level is where the kitchenette, bedroom & balcony are. Bathroom is up a spiral staircase. Then a few more steps up to the private roof terrace. From our room balcony, you can see the blue domed churches to the right & left, and the water & caldera in front. You could get a glimpse view of the sunset, depending on the time of the year on the private roof terrace above. Otherwise, a short stroll down a path opposite the house to an open carpark area is the best spot to go for a crowd-free, unobstructed view of the sunset. Everyone jostles & cramps round the castle area & its surrounds, which doesn't necessarily make for relaxed viewing. When you get there you'll know what I mean.

As it is self catering, the kitchenette had basics like a carton of orange juice, 1.5L bottled water, olive oil, salt, pepper, butter, honey, spreads & a fresh loaf of bread each morning. There's a few minimarts by the bus station which sell cheaper groceries than the ones on the main drag. If you have a sweet tooth, do try the patisserie a few stores down the path on the right - it serves traditional Greek desserts & cakes.

The only toiletry provided was some liquid soap so do bring your own shampoo, etc. There was a large candle in a glass container which was a lovely touch to the place. You are also given separate towels for sunbathing/swimming. TV didn't have any English programs. DVD player wasn't working despite the technician trying to fix it. You probably won't need a TV as the views are just so amazing & you'd probably spend a lot of time just sitting outside at the balcony or roof terrace, taking everything in.

As for transport to the house, we took a bus from Athinios Port (we arrived by ferry) to Fira bus station then caught another bus to Oia. From there we asked for directions. I think a taxi would have cost 25-30 euros from Athinios Port.

This was the highlight of our stay. Highly recommend it!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hong Kong
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2010

When I arrived at the house that Gill arranged for us, I was really amazed! The terrace with spectacular view to the sea, the room is tidy and lovely. It is equiped with all essential facilities like kitchenettes. Location is great too! It is just located in the heart of town centre but still very quite. A few minutes walk to where you could see the most famous sunset in Oia. This is the place that I like most in Greece!!

Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2010

I highly recommend Old Oia House for accommodations in Santorini. My husband and I travelled to Greece the week of the riots and ferry/airplane strikes. Needless to say, our vacation which was supposed to be relaxing and stress free turned out to be the opposite. We didn't get our luggage for three days and the austerity of the riots left us unsure about travelling to Athens after the strikes were over.
Fortunately, the owner of Old Oia House took care of the missing luggage and reassured us about the riots in Athens. She made numerous calls to the airport to locate our bags. Not only was she helpful, but the room was quaint and we had a lovely view of the caldera. The location was also a plus. Our house was situated near the main square of Oia village. Once we got our luggage we did not want to leave!!!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 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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California
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28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2010

Situated in Oia among all those little houses with the view of Fira, Old Oia Houses is a wonderful place to stay. We were greeted at the airport by the owner and he gave us a ride to the apartment. The room is big with a queen bed equipped with a kitchenette and the bathroom is upstairs. The second floor also leads to roof where you can sun bath (although we didn't because it was cold). We woke up every day and watched sunrise from the roof. SPECTACULAR view. This place is right in the middle of Oia, location could not have been better. Perfect for a couple on a honeymoon or a romantic trip :) The owner was also very nice. He offered us a ride back to the airport and refused to take any tips. He only charged for the accommodation (which is 70 euros/night in Mar 2010).

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Old Oia Houses
Address: Oia, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Oia
#15 Family Hotel in Oia
#23 Romantic Hotel in Oia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Old Oia Houses Hotel Oia
Old Oia Hotel
Old Hotel Oia
Old Oia Houses Santorini

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