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View from the courtyard.
View from the house's door.
The courtyard.
The main living room and kitchen.
Living room couches.
The king size bed.
View from the bedroom out.
An artistic take of the bedroom.
The famous twin church domes above the terrace.
The courtyard from above.
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Cave house -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Oia, Santorini, Cyclades, South Aegean

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suffolkmu...
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“AMAZING HOLIDAY”
Reviewed 18 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
3
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We had a really lovely stay at Roses cave. The view is simply stunning and the cave has everything you coukd need. Oia gets very busy so we kept away from the crowds by eating at sunset at the other end of oia. There are some really lovely places to eat but they are expensive. A coffee can be 4 euros! A lovely place to wander and people watch. Buses are cheap and you can get everywhere on the island. Rose is great and a mine of information. Highly recommend. :)

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Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Natalie S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Honeymoon Location in Oia!”
Reviewed 14 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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I honestly don't know where to begin, or how to express how happy I was with my stay at Rose's Cave. Before arriving Rose was accomdating to my every question and concern and continued to treat my husband with sincerity while there. He also had amazing recommendation for activities and restaurants that fit our honeymoon budget!

The cave itself is in the perfect
location, vast view of the sea, quiet spot with little to no foot traffic, close to main shops, and town center. Many of the hotels/ B&B nearby are twice the price, really making Rose's Cave a bargain. It was also very comfortable and clean. In June the cave stayed cool during the day and perfect at night.

My husband and I had the most amazing stay and we would absolutely return.

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Aaron S
Chicago, Illinois
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Afternoons with Rose!”
Reviewed 19 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
3
people found this review helpful

The cave is outstanding, and the main attraction is Rose, who is extremely personable and just a really really nice guy. We had afternoon chats with him daily while sipping our delicious coffee (supplied by Rose). Best idea when coming to Santorini - see some sights, but also take time to just sit on the porch and enjoy the incredible view in front of you!

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Nancy Eli...
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Absolutely beautiful! ”
Reviewed 1 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
3
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We stayed in Rose's cave during the first week of May and it was amazing!
Rose arranged a taxi to take us from the airport to the Oia where a porter was waiting to take our bags down to the cave. There are quite a few steps down to the cave but it's very worth it once you see the accommodation.
The cave is located at the end of a path so you don't get any tourists wondering around near the apartment, you have a lot of privacy there and peace and quiet away from the busy streets up in Oia town centre.
The first thing to notice is the view! It was stunning and we had a completely panoramic view of the sea and little houses built on the Oia slopes. It was amazing having breakfast out on the front or a glass of wine in the evening watching the ships go by.
Inside the cave is a lovely living area with 2 sofas and a dining table with a little kitchenette. We had everything we needed to cook meals (fridge, cooker, toaster) there's also a filter coffee machine and plenty of tea bags already there. The bedroom is really cosy and it has plenty of storage space so you can unpack everything.
Rose was the best host! He's very knowledgable of the island and can recommend the best places to visit. He even had a bottle of wine waiting for us when we got to the cave which was really nice and we felt very welcome. Rose also gave us a mobile phone so we could contact him for anything we needed (restaurant reservations, car hires etc)
The location is perfect for exploring the island. We hired a car for 2 days and visited all the main attractions whilst stopping off at a few winery's! Definitely ask Rose where to visit because his recommendations were always spot on.
I really don't have anything bad to say about Rose's cave. It was perfect and I highly recommend it if you are visiting Santorini and want a relaxing and peaceful stay. I'd love to come back some day!
Thanks again to Rose for such an amazing experience.

Nancy G

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Dominic G
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Holiday Ever!”
Reviewed 31 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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I cannot praise this place or Rose himself enough! My girlfriend and I recently spent a week at Rose' Cave and hands-down had the best holiday experience of my life. Rose' knowledge of the island and culture really gave us an insight into what we could find and do while we were there. He took the time to find out our interests, and was able to suggest things to do that he knew we'd enjoy, and we did! Everything we could have asked for was on hand, no job too small or big for him. And he managed to do all of this without being intrusive. The cave has a glorious view of the entire island, and maintains a lot of privacy which you don't get with a lot of the other hotels/caves around Oia. Even sitting out in the sun we had total privacy from prying tourist eyes above.

I would seriously recommend a stay with Rose if you're thinking of going to Santorini, I'll definitely be booking again!

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Liked best: Very hard to narrow it down, the place had a fantastic vibe.
Liked least: the fact I had to go home!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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carol53
Redcar
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed 25 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Stayed for one week and wish it could've been for longer.

Santorini is beautiful and staying in a traditional cave house is extra special. Some cave houses have Jacuzzis but ours was more basic so did not have one, however, we were still very pleased with our choice as there was very little footfall outside and our terrace was very private. Some other houses were very open to people passing on the narrow paths and stairs or could be fully in view from above.

Rose, our host, lives above the cave house so is always on hand for information regarding where to visit, eat, shop etc. He is exceptionally friendly and helpful, speaks very good English and although lives so close, is not obtrusive.

The cave itself is exactly as described - constant temperature inside no matter how hot or cold it is outside, large living/kitchen area and a double bedroom. The showeroom was on the small side but well adequate for our needs.

As previously mentioned, there are quite a few steps down to this property but these should not be a problem to the majority of people.

If you need any further information, please get in touch.

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Steve J
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Perfect Stay”
Reviewed 9 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We had a fantastic stay with Rose as our host. Rose attended to EVERY detail from start to finish making it one of the best vacations ever. Thank you, Rose!

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