LOCATION! HOSPITALITY! GOURMET RESTAURANT!
Posted Aug 25, 2016
We spent two days at the Laokasti Villas this July. We arrived on Santorini early morning and were picked by a driver from airport to Oia. At Laokasti we were greeted with multiple pleasant surprises: our room was ready, we got free upgrade to bigger villa right at the pool and we could stay in there until our late departure. The hotel is located next to the bus stop in the centre of Oia and at the beginning of the main pedestrian walkway across Oia up to the western tip of the island (sunset viewing).
All staff is extremely friendly and service was superb. The manager Popi, made some phone calls to re-arrange our car rental in Heraklion, Crete, because we received an email with ferry schedule change. This is just one example of staff being helpful.
Hotel is very clean, nicely renovated and with beautiful décor.
But the best kept secret of Laokasti is the gourmet restaurant and its Chef Kosta. Very sophisticated and tasty food is incomparable to all the restaurants along the pedestrian walkway that seem to be “tourist menu” food factories. The best dish was grilled octopus in orange sauce. We ordered it twice, but you cannot have same experience twice at Laokasti. Kosta made different sauce for us when we ordered second time. Yes, service is highly personalized in Laokasti.
By the way all hotel guests receive significant discount on all items in the restaurant.
Thank you Popi and all the staff (including Polish Miss Ania) for such a pleasant stay.