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Residence Suites
Ranked #42 of 58 Hotels in Oia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 May 2010

We ve just returned from a week stay and it was absolutely great.We were blown away by the beauty of the hotel and the surrounding are. We considered staying in fira, but are so glad we choose not to!We found this neighborhood to be the most beautiful, charming and fascinating area in all of santorini. There are amazing views of the cliff, very interesting history, charming boutique shops and restaurants,white washed streets, etc.I would strongly recommend this hotel, especially if you're looking for a slightly different way of visiting santorini other than the beaches.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 May 2010

Where do I start. Firstly our expensive (30 euro) transfer to the hotel actually forgot to pick us up. You can easily catch a bus to town, then another to oia and get off at the last stop and walk into the 'tourist office' - which is where you need to go for the first part of the check in process, it's actually run by residence resorts. You will then be redistributed to where you will actually be staying. We stayed at the calderra villas. Hmmm. Our room was mouldy. By that I mean at least 30% mould. If you brushed past the Walls it would actually come off on your clothes or skin. The stench was horrible and we could not sleep. The next day we asked to be moved to another room and it was much better.

Breakfast definitely was not worth waking up for - breadroll, jam, yogurt, muesli, cheese slices.

The view was spectacular, and the front desk staff helpful if you ask them a question (maps, bus timetables etc not provided) but that's all. Not worth the money because you can simply get the view by walking around in oia or sitting at a cafe.

Also I'm not sure which hotel the pictures on their website relate to but they could not have been of the hotel we stayed at.

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1  Thank ArZeLi
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Reviewed 25 May 2010

Having just returned from Santorini, we wish we had taken note of some of the less positive reviews about the hotel.

True, it is in a very charming location but for the money you pay it is so basic (when you compare to cheap prices for luxury accommodation on other Greek Islands).

The staff are friendly but the breakfast is really not worth the effort to wake up for. We can also confirm the comment about Ikea furniture being used - we saw such furniture being built for some of the rooms and had some in our room.

Unfortunately we felt cheated overall. Perhaps this just says that Santorini and indeed Oia are overpriced...

ps. be aware if making a booking for "Residence Resorts"...you could end up in another hotel (booking Residence Resorts does not mean you will be placed in Residence Suites).

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

We booked a 7 night package at this lovely boutique hotel for our wedding anniversary and we found it perfect.Our suite was comfortable and well equiped.We were upgraded to a junior suite and we had a great view over to the volcano and the hot springs.The staff are incredibly nice and helpfull.All in all very good quality in an expensive area.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 April 2010

My husband and I loved the Residence suites ! The views are incredible and the location is fabulous. We had a beautiful suite looking out over the cliff and the volcanic islands.The jacuzzi area was quiet and relaxing.From arrival until departure the staff has been friendly and professional.The setting in Oia is unbelievably beautiful.
If you are looking for the perfect romantic escape or Greek get-away Residence suites is an ideal hotel destination. This is definitely the best place to go to if you can. Worth the spluge.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 March 2010

We stayed at Residence Suites for 3 nights in October 2009 and we highly recommend the place. I was really impressed with the hotel, jacuzzi and its caldera views.. The location is perfect and providing you have legs to scale the 50 or so steps you will enjoy dinner and sunsets nearby.As we sat on our terrace enjoying breakfast each morning, we constantly watch the beauty of the sea and the view across the caldera. All we could do was smile and appreciate how lucky we were to have found such a perfect spot.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2010

Wonderfull small hotel with beautiful views to the volcano and the rest of santorini island. We stayed with a couple friends to celebrate a 50th birthday, and could not have choosen a better place in the whole of santorini.This is an elegant hotel with the most beautiful grounds. Situated on the cliff right in the very center of oia , it is the perfect base for a relaxing stay.
The rooms are elegant ,comfortable and super clean.The staff too are friendly, and helpful without being over conspicuous. This hotel would suit people looking for a quiet but elegant break .I have no hesitation in recommending Residence suites, it is firmly embedded in our travel plans.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Residence Suites

Address: Oia Main Street | Santorini, Greece, Europe, Oia 847 02, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#26 Romantic Hotel in Oia
Price Range: £50 - £259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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

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