Good Location, Not Quite What Promised
Posted Jun 8, 2013
It would be hard to have a bad time in Oia, Santorini even if you were just camping. This hotel is several steps above that. Pluses: good location, bedroom with high ceilings, some views, good price. Minor inconveniences: room smells moldy, breakfast begins at 9 a.m. (so go out early and come back for breakfast) and a humorously narrow bathroom with 30 inch by 30 inch shower and adjacent toilet in a five foot wide space. Controls so low (butt high) you turn the shower off and on if you move within it; the shower curtain is so short the small bathroom slick floor gets wet. The advertisement I saw for this hotel boasted of a knowledgeable staff and cable television. I mark down a place for not living up to its claims. For all practical purposes there is no television since one only gets a few fuzzy Greek channels. Staff did try to fix it, with one saying that "the wind blows the antenna around." I was hoping to watch some of the French Open. If you don't plan to watch television, this won't matter. Also, in one of the reception staff I met the first hotel staffer in Greece who spoke no English. I asked if she had any lunch recommendations. She looked at me quizzically. I asked about restaurants. She sounded out the word back to me. Another hotel patron rescued me with a good recommendation. Neither of these last two items or the bathroom size may matter to you. If price and location are the key for you, this place will be fine.