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La Maltese Estate Villa
Ranked #41 of 50 Hotels in Imerovigli
Certificate of Excellence
Montauk, New York
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5 reviews
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“Outstanding people”
Reviewed 21 May 2012

The views from the terrace of this hotel are incrediable. We stayed four nights, and felt pampered by the personal and exceptional service we received from each and every staff member. Breakfast each morning was great, freshly baked breads arrived with a warm and welcoming "good morning, what are your plans for today, and can I help you with anything". The people make this place special. Our room for the first three nights, was not pleasing. Water never got hot, the room was dark and very small. One our last day, we moved to a room, which faced the water and was much larger and sunny. The value you get from staying at La Maltese is the personal, one on one service you will be delighted to receive.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2012

We stayed in la Maltese for 3 days as we are oirganising our wedding at the same venue in August

sinply paradise and all the staff is excellent , professional and make your stay worth every minute

Great food , great atmosphere great staff ... we are very pleased that we chose this place to have our wedding

Room Tip: every room is different and has a different view from the Caldera and the sunset
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

Just left the Maltese after a four night stay and I am simply in awe that luxury like this is not only a dream. The view is out of this world, the stunning two floor apartment was beyond expectations, and as if that were not enough the service almost trumped that!

Nothing was too much I ask ... Taxis to town, restaurant recommendations, fresh towels at the pool, a car rental delivered on site, champaign, and a completely above and beyond ride to the hospital when my friend hurt herself (careful on the donkeys!!).

This review does not express well enough how wonderfully we were cared for.

Don't consider another spot. Maltese is perfect.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2012

We had originally booked a suite at another hotel, On the Rocks, which was under renovation as we got to Santorini. We were then 'upgraded' at La Maltese where we stayed for four nights.

At first sight, the hotel location is amazing, and the terrace, bar and pool area view is breathtaking. The hotel offers good amenities: a spa is freely available for private customer use, incl. jacuzzi, hammam and sauna. Although the temperatures in the jacuzzi and hammam were not always optimal (a little chilly), we found the spa very convenient for some relaxing and romantic time. The staff lights up candles and dims the light when you use the spa, adding a nice touch to the overall impression.

The restaurant provides an interesting menu (decently priced) in a fusion of greek, italian and more western dishes. It is not to be recommended for travellers looking for a typical greek food binge, but the food is nonetheless interesting and well balanced. On the breakfast side, this hotel provides a-la-carte service of outstanding quality. Definitely one of the best breakfasts we have ever had. The products are fresh, all the classic dishes are remarkably well done.

We experienced a near downturn as we were originally set in one of the rooms on the parking side of the hotel (which others have extensively described in their reviews). This room, although tastefully decorated, was simple, dark, and quite depressing. We did not notice any particular 'issue' with it; but it wasn't the romantic, caldera setting we had booked at On The Rocks. We raised this issue with our concierge, Adelina, who was very empathic and dedicated in her attempt to set us in a more convenient room. About four hours after we had that discussion, we were relocated in a suite on the lower terrace of the hotel.

This room, a duplex suite, was wonderful. It was tastefully decorated, with a stone-carved bed and walk-in closet upstairs, and a huge open shower downstairs. The view from the terrace was mesmerising. One of the most wonderful places we have ever stayed in. One small, negative point for the room (although it is due to extraneous factors, i.e. the season), the room was extremely humid at night. Our clothes dampened, even in drawers and closets - but this was far from dramatic.

The staff and service at La Maltese was of the highest standard and should be commanded. The concierge was constantly present, extremely efficient, courteous and voluntary. The service staff was very friendly and dedicated, achieving a very rare balance between respecting the customers privacy and easing them into conversation. The rooms were constantly kept clean and fresh, the housekeeping was remarkably thorough - especially since their staff worked in very rough and windy conditions during our stay.

Overall, this experience was fantastic and memorable, and we hope to be able to come back. Things may have been different if we had stayed in the parking-side room, or if we had not taken advantage of discounted rates for the rooms (both at On the Rocks and La Maltese). Nonetheless, this is a place that I could highly recommend, especially for an off-season trip.

Room Tip: Insist for the caldera view. The Hotel has good standing, but this will not make up for the parking...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

La Maltese provided us with beautiful surroundings for our spring trip in April. We stayed in a junior suite with a stunning view over the vulcano. The decoration was sparse, but luxurious, classical and complemented the white, stone walls and floors perfectly. The interior strikes an elegant balance between being personal and classical and is very tasteful as well as suited to the location and scenery.
The spa area was lovely and simple, the breakfast room lush and comfortable. The staff were without exception friendly, helpful and courteous. In particular, Adelina (I presume, the m' de maison) made us feel that nothing was too much and made sure we were well looked after.
With a storm hitting the isle, we took part in a wine tasting at the hotel with some other guests and can without hesitation recommend it.
The only reasons for why La Maltese does not reach full scores in this review are that, firstly, the suite is build for the heat of summer and as such was a little moist and cold during our 5 night stay. Secondly, we did miss having access to a in-house fitness, however, there is a exercise bicycle in the spa area. Thirdly, although La Maltese is beautifully place at one of the highest points of Santorini, the surroundings are not as charming or lively as those you may find if you choose to stay in Oia or Fira. On the bright side, this does mean that the surroundings are serene and perhaps (at least in April) less noisy and Fira is only a 15 minut walk away on a lovely little food path.
We will look forward to return to La Maltese when life allows as it was without doubt one of the best hotels we have stayed at.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 April 2012

Santorini is an amazing island and La Maltese is the best place to stay.
We visited early this season and even though it was windy and cold the staff did anything possible to make us feel like home.
Anything we asked we had it delivered within seconds with a big smile.
Breakfast is unbelievable, fresh and tasty.
We had a room with no caldera view but we used the room just to sleep and rest after exploring the island.
We would definitely stay in La Maltese next time we visit Santorini.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

We booked a room through the Vacationist website and I must say that La Maltese in Santorini was the highlight of our trip. Three things to give kudos to:

1) Staff - very helpful and accommodating
2) Caldera view - as I said, our senior suite faced the Caldera, which definitely made our trip worth it.
3) Food - the unlimited breakfast was one of the best i've ever had. Smoked salmon and eggs 500 different ways definitely made my trip.

The spa was mediocre as the hammam and jacuzzi were luke-warm. They didn't provide the invigorating heat sensation we were looking for. However, one member of our group took advantage of the holistic massage, which he raved about.

One recommendation that I would make is to provide Wi-Fi throughout the resort, not just in the lobby area. We wanted to relax in our fabulous room with internet access, but ended up just spending 3 hours at breakfast instead because we didn't have internet access.

Overall, fantastic experience at the hotel. Not sure I can relate to the other reviews since we did have a water-facing room, but this hotel was amazing. I forgot the name of the hostess who helped us most of the time, but she was amazing as well. VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: La Maltese Estate Villa
Address: Imerovigli 84700, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Imerovigli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Imerovigli
#31 Luxury Hotel in Imerovigli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — La Maltese Estate Villa 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the highest point of the Caldera, 250m above the sea on the top of the traditional village of Imerovigli, with spectacular views of the village, the cliff, the volcano, the famous sunset and the Caldera rim 10 km from Santorini International Airport and 10 km from Athinios Port 3 km from the capital of the island, Fira located La Maltese Estate, a neoclassic mansion-captain’s house, a true sample of luxury and culture have been renovated and converted to a luxury exclusive Hotel. ... more   less 
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La Maltese Hotel And Restaurant
La Maltese Estate Villa Santorini/Imerovigli

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