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“Quiet serenity and romance”
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Ecoxenia
Ranked #35 of 56 Hotels in Oia
Galway
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“Quiet serenity and romance”
Reviewed 10 March 2012

I stayed here with friends in one of the triple rooms on the first floor, and I can't wait to return with my husband... the hotel is very romantic, which was, sadly, a bit lost when you're traveling with friends.

In any event, upon arrival, we were greeted with drinks, an appetizer, and maps of the area, while our bags were brought to our room. The area surrounding Ecoxenia is a bit desolate and the topography is almost desert-like, which just serves to make the gardens on the premises feel more lush. Our room had its own patio with deck chairs from which we could watch the better portion of the magnificent Santorini sunset. As for the rooms, the beds were comfortable, the bathrooms were clean, Wifi was fast, and the kitchenette was suitably outfitted with pots / pans, etc.: there were even supplies for coffee and tea (including small cartons of milk!), as well as cold bottles of water. Ecoxenia also has bicycles that you can borrow to roam around the island (although, after seeing the Santorini roads and witnessing the way in which cars whip around the corners, we thought better of borrowing the bikes!). Plus, the hot tub as heavenly - particularly later in the day when the water was still warm, but the outside temperature was dipping back down.

All of the serenity, however, does come at a cost: the property is about a 20 minute walk uphill to Oia, and about a 15 minute walk to the local black-rock beach. All of this is to say if you mind exerting youreself in the Greek sun, either rent a car / scooter or stay closer to Oia. We thought it was lovely, though, and I look forward to returning soon!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 1 September 2011

We stayed at ecoxenia this august and it was a wonderfull stay. Chris the Owner is really an excellent guest and the studio are managed in a very perfect way. He is very helpfull and all the complex garden, spa, etc. are very nice. The rooms are clean and have all the conforts. We will go back to ecoxenia again fore sure. The location is very near to the beautifull Oia and also from our balcony we had a romantic view of the sunset. I strongly raccomend this place!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Yakima, Washington
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Reviewed 16 August 2011

My vacation in Santorini was made complete with my stay in Ecoxenia. The service was great. The owners/hosts were unfailingly welcoming and warm. Kristofer took time explaining the geography of the island and made helpful recommendations. He went out of his way to help me get to the hotel and back to the airport. The room I was in (good for 1-2 people) was vey clean, elegantly simple and unpretentious. I had a gorgeous view of both the sunrise and sunset. The bed had a right firmness to it. The kitchenette provided me with everything I needed. The bathroom was basic and clean. Water is not scarce, and to add to that, potable. They had excellent wi-fi, which helped me get in touch with friends and family over the net. The location is such that you're walking distance (though uphill) to Oia, but far enough to be away from the hustle and bustle of people. Their garden is very peaceful, as was their jacuzzi. You can hear yourself in this place, being so quiet and serene. The only thing I didn't quite like was that I could hear my neighbors. I would definitely recommend this inn to anyone! It has great value.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 May 2011

Ecoxenia is the most lovely place. It`s in a quiet location, away from the bustle of Oia, two minutes from the sea. You have a clear view of the famous Santorini sunset. It feels a little wild, and is very romantic. This is a place to forget the stresses of the world. The room we had was clean, the hosts friendly and helpful. Good value for money. Can`t praise this place enough really. Wish I was there now.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 May 2011

This hotel made our trip to Santorini the best it could ever have been. It is at a quiet location, helpfully close to the beautiful town of Oia, just 3 minutes away by scooter (and possibly quicker if you rent a car) - so you have convenience and privacy in a package. Christopher our host was warm, kind and extremely helpful throughout our week's stay. He welcomed us with drinks and gave us a run-through of interesting things to do/places to eat in the whole of Santorini. Christopher's family were also very kind and helpful. The room we stayed in was very comfortable and well-equipped, which included a kitchenette. The balcony gave a superb view of the sea and sunset - where I proposed to my girlfriend who is now my fiancée. We had a great time spending the day-time exploring the various cities in Santorini and always came back to an immaculately serviced room. The BBQ, jacuzzi and deckchair facilities were a bonus. The hotel also fitted a better wifi reception during our stay, which made great internet access from within our room. This place made our holiday perfect!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 April 2011

It is a very familiar place to stay and quiet.
You should take a rental car, to see all the great places on Santorini.
Also you will need this, to go to the beach.
At last a perfect place to make your holiday!!!

Room Tip: All the rooms have the same fiew to the garden.
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  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2011

On the very gorgious island of santorini with its spectacular landscape the villa Ecoxenia is a place to have a lot of relaxation and a good point for starting your sightseeing tours as well. Very quiet, but just 1 km from the town of Oia wiith the famous sunset (same quality of sunset from your ecoxenia apartement!) Near Ecoxenia in the north of Santorini there begins a beach of five km lengh until the famous rock of cap Colombo, not crowded, you find always a place to be on your own. Best idea ist to rent a car, or you use Ecoxenias bycicles! On the beach there are some nice simple tavernas, special tip: visit the vinery of Sigalas! Our friend Christophorus, owner of Ecoxenia or the members of his nice family will show you the way and give you a taste of volcano wine.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Ecoxenia
Address: Main street Oia - Baxedes, Oia 847 02, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Oia
#18 Family Hotel in Oia
#18 Romantic Hotel in Oia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ecoxenia 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The settlement: 8 traditional island dewellings that can accommodate 1-4 persons, built in a 2.000 m2 garden in tranquil natural surroundings with care for special quests who love nature, sea, privacy, tranquillity and romantic view for honey-mooners. View: From your private balcony you can enjoy the ocean view, Oia's famous sunset and the beauty of Ios, Sikinos and Folegardros islands in its fading line. ... more   less 
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