Great location, in the 'midst of Oia' and 100 metres from sunset alley. Very clean and the room we were in was as though for Hobbits - a cave dug into the rock, whitewashed and with appealing atmosphere. The staff were wonderfully helpful, the breakfast simple but adequate and the views simply stunning. That said, there are a few words of caution. If you have heavy suitcases, the walk and the steps down to the Residence are quite arduous. The photos give an illusion of space but in fact you are cheek by jowl with neighbours and it can be a bit noisy (although it was quiet when we were there). The toilet/bathroom are TINY and the main drawback is the lack of a suitably sized hot water storage tank, so if there are two of you, shower QUICKLY!! The bed was moderately comfortable and the towels slightly sand-paperish. There are Residence cats, which are wonderful, as well as a number of friendly visiting dogs - always happy to dine on tidbits. We were there the last week in April and it afforded relaxation and tranquility and the price was right (although in summer it doubles and then is not, in our opinion, value for money). If you are expecting five star - think again as you are really on your own. Oia is crammed with cruise ship visitors during much of the day, but the early mornings and evenings are wonderful. There was no internet facility.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the top of the cliff, in the heart of Oia village surrounded by charming blue domed churches, in an exclusive residential neighborhood of private homes. An exclusive collection of individually decorated apartments designed with luxury and comfort using art and a blend of traditional and modern architecture. Modern Greek decor bringing you maximum peace and tranquility with it's clean lines and original contemporary art. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Hotel Oia
- Residence Suites Santorini/Oia