very good location, but terrible beds
Posted Jun 25, 2015
Location, about a 15 min walk from downtown Oia, is quite good. But the bed was the worst I've ever stayed on (including lots throughout Europe and lower-income countries in Asia). Hard as a rock (was it actually stone under the sheet and not mattress? It didn't feel like a mattress) and ludicrously loud and squeaky with even the slightest weight shift. Also felt like we had a bit of a bait and switch with the room -- when I booked it seemed we were going to be somewhere with a balcony and a view, but actually we were in a nearly windowless cave-like room next to the pool. Thankfully pool area was quiet at night. Restaurant nearby, Finikia, was excellent, inexpensive, and had a beautiful view of the sunset, and seemingly far enough away from town that we conveniently had no trouble as a walk-in with no reservation. Restaurant recommended by the staff (in Amoudi, bit of a hike to get to) by contrast was a huge disappointment.
A note of caution: pay attention to your checkout bill! They tried to charge us a 5% fee for paying for the room with a credit card, which had not been disclosed anywhere in our booking confirmation or on Expedia. After we pushed back on this, and offered to show the manager (owner?) our booking confirmation, he backed down and honored the rate that Expedia had quoted. The whole exchange left me with a bad taste in my mouth though.