The accommodation is situated in a quiet village but within 5-8 minutes walk there are plenty of restaurants, shops and a big supermarket. We were welcomed with a cool drink by George who, throughout our stay, could not do enough for us and the other guests. We stayed in a very spacious comfortable room with an equally large bathroom, complete with spa bath, plus shower with a seemingly never ending supply of hot water.
The free breakfast was huge and there was a wide variety of dishes both hot and cold. It was set out on the terrace each morning at our chosen hour.
Although the accommodation has no pool, guests are able to use the pool and facilities at the sister hotel Petit Palace. This is a 20 minute leisurely stroll away along country lanes with fields of vines on either side so nothing too onerous! The staff here are also very attentive and it has a good restaurant and bar service. Watching the sunset over the Caldera from one of the terraces, whilst sipping a vodka and freshly squeezed orange juice, was a favourite evening pastime.
George was a mine of information about the best beaches and restaurants. Taxis were reasonable although the fares fluctuated according to the driver. We decided to hire a quad bike for 3 days to really explore the island from north to south and east to west. If you are persuaded to do this my only advice is to collect the bike at the depot. That way you ensure that you get a helmet that fits properly and any concerns with the bike can be rectified on the spot.
Fira was a lively town with good restaurants and bars. Oia was crammed full of tourists; prices were inflated and the restaurants over rated. The beaches in the south and on the west coast were good. If you are into archeology then Akrotiri in the south is a must.
A good experience all round.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A fine boutique hotel in picturesque Messaria, in the island of Santorini. The former residence of a Prime Minister is now transformed into a luxury mansion that offers impeccable hospitality to those seeking an unforgettable getaway. The mansion’s luxe atmosphere, reverberating its glorious past, is coupled with all modern comforts and an exceptional service focused on flexibility and personal touch: we promise to tailor-make your every wish come true! ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, LoveHolidays, Hotels.com, Expedia, Agoda, Odigeo, Ebookers, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., Bookgreece.com, Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your Markezinis Suites reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Markezinis Suites Santorini/Mesaria