After viewing other 5-star properties in Santorini, I was glad I chose to stay here. It is a unique boutique hotel with only 5 cottages; the rooms themselves are like museums with lots of art in them but definitely comfortable. All the expected amenities are there and the morning breakfast is served in a very nice way. My House of the Wind included a top-notch upright Yamaha piano and this was an unexpected pleasure. I wouldn't be particular as to whether or not you have a personal sundeck; all rooms are very close to the common area sundeck. You can see other people on the property or avoid them. Service is very personal with two resident butlers Monji and Peter and the owner's daughter Eleni is a gracious hostess-manager and hotelier. The location is very convenient; overlooking the volcano and sea with as good a view of any of the sunsets of Santorini. From there you can walk about 15 minutes to the town of Fira along a promenade with great views of the volcano and sea; take the cable car down to the sea; there are a few decent restaurants within 3 minutes walk of the hotel. On the island I had a car and driver as arranged by the hotel and it is a good way to cover the island in 4 hours albeit pricey at 100 euro per hour. One good thing about this property is that compared to other properties the number of steps you have to climb up and down is much less than others. On this trip I viewed Perivolas (rooms somewhat minimalist and lots of steps but not near anything); Katikies (a bit too exclusive for my taste, rooms not terribly impressive for the price and lots of steps but very close to pedestrian entrance of Oia); Zannos Melathron (didn't see the rooms but you have to walk through a maze of an old city uphill or ride a donkey just to reach the property and no view of the volcano). I didn't bother tp see the Amex Platinum Fine Resorts property but was told by my guide that it is a more traditional type of hotel and in a place that is secluded with no real view. The Astra Apartments were to me the most gorgeous and have a really secluded hideaway view over the volcano area, but again not close to anything and you're exhausted by the time you walk to the front entrance from your room. I didn't see the Sea Captains House which looks interesting if you want to be near or in Oia in a small type hotel like Tsitouras (Oia is about 15 km away from Fira); if you're into nightlife it's more interesting to be in Fira but I might have enjoyed it more to be closer to Oia where I could walk around more and see more things around me although it is certainly a day-trip place you can cover in an hour over lunch. I'm not a nightlife guy and by 9pm I was in my hotel room sitting around doing nothing because there is no place near the hotel to walk around after dark except to go to town to the bars. But all things considered it was a very relaxing property, probably the most user-friendly and Santorini is itself a lousy place to be by yourself but also a great place to get away from everyone and everything. So in that sense the property worked fine for me. For my purposes 2 nights was adequate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The mansion that forms the nucleus of the Tsitouras Collection was built in 1780. It was renovated in 1985 by the art collector Dimitris Tsitouras, who converted it into five units, each with a separate theme and name, all demonstrating his personal style and respect for the Greek tradition and the needs of modern travellers. Each suite has a complimentary wet bar, CD player, satellite TV, DVD, direct dial phone and safety deposit boxes. All bathrooms are in Greek white marble and fully equipped. An a-la-carte breakfast is served, and lunch and dinner are also available in this boutique hotel. In 2010, a pool was been built on the Maria Callas Terrace where guests can enjoy snacks and refreshing cocktails.Located at the quite village of Firostefani, a 10 minute walk from the main town of Fira. Easily accessible via air and boat transportation, 8 Km from Santorini airport and Athinios port. The Tsitouras Collection is a boutique small luxury hotel in Santorini, facing one of the most breathtaking views in the world. It consists of 5 suites only, each with a separate theme and name. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tsitouras Collection Firostefani
- The Tsitouras Collection Hotel Santorini/Firostefani