Artemis Suites3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
A bit remote location to the famous Fira and Oia but finally we considered this feature as a very positive one! This is a 3 star hotel and it delivers what you can expect from that level. The room is ok, the staff is very friendly, the facilities are sufficient, the restaurant is good. The private dinner option is a must to try! After visiting the crowded Fira and Oia we even more appreciated the privacy of this place. If you prefer retreat and like family feeling where you are one of the few guests - on the other hand you are ok to travel a bit (15-20 min) to the touristic attractions, this is a right choice to stay in Santorini. Considering the cost of accommodation in Santorini, this is also a good value for money.
Santorini in Mid July was hot and busy as expected, but on our first trip to Greece it was a must visit. Artemis Suites is an oasis at the quieter more mid- southern part of the caldera rim. We didn't stay at the hotel itself but rather at a charming villa owned by the hotel in the nearby town of Megalochori - Villa Kampenario - but we had breakfast at the hotel and use of the hotel facilities. Lovely friendly helpful staff especially reception and pool bar staff. Great poolside view of the Caldera We were pleased we hadn't based ourselves in frenetic Fira or Oia - which we visited as the sun was setting after the cruise crowds were back on board. Better value quite and relaxing in our view. If you are reasonably confident driver we would recommend hiring a car. It allowed us visit more out f the way sights and restaurants at our own pace and schedule. It's not a large island - for instance 40 minutes to our favourite fabulous chilled sunset dining spot Katheros Lounge 5 minutes from Oia - thanks again to helpful hotel reception for getting us booking.
Had a great stay at this hotel. the views from the hotel are amazing. the staff were really friendly and helpful and booked loads of stuff for me. the hotel is located off the main road but would recommend getting a car as not easy to get about. there is a bus stop 300 metres away from the hotel but this is a busy main road with no pavements so not ideal the room itself is a little basic though. Water and drinks can be bought at the hotel bar near the pool
The hotel is beautiful, clean and well maintained. Staff were really friendly and helpful. The best feature is undoubtedly the caldera views and gorgeous sunsets that you can watch from the hotel bar/ restaurant. If you want to explore Santorini, we would recommend hiring a car to see the rest of the island as it's fairly quiet and could feel a little isolated, depending on what kind of holiday you want. If you want to eat out, Tzanakis is a fantastic family run restaurant less than 5 minutes away with delicious traditional food at a much lower price than many other local places. The small village of Megalochori is about 10 minutes away. It's a lovely place to wander around with some great places to stop off for food and drinks.
Artemis Suites is a wonderful hotel from start to finish, and the views are absolutely breathtaking. The rooms are in a traditional style yet very well cleaned, with efficient air conditioning and amenities such as mini-bar, safe and hairdryer. The bed was comfortable and we had a small balcony overlooking the pool and caldera. While not massive, it certainly was good value for money. The food in the hotel was also a bonus - breakfast was lovely and included cereal, pastries, some cooked items. yoghurts etc. The dinners were also of a high standard and reasonably priced. The cocktails were also amazing - the passionfruit and strawberry dacquiris in particular (only 5 euro on Happy Hour). The most special part of the hotel was little touches - free pool snacks when we ordered drinks, free lemon shots by the pool. The staff were hugely welcoming, personable and friendly throughout our stay and it was much appreciated. I would recommend booking a private caldera view dinner if possible - so romantic and spectacular views in a separate sea view area. Also, while in a relaxing and peaceful area, we did find it essential to have some form of transport (ATV). We booked from reception and highly recommend. One thing to note is that the WiFi isn't great, and only connected intermittently. Thanks to all the staff for a fantastic holiday experience.
Artemis Suites hotel delivere everything and much more that we could have ever expected. Breathtaking views from our room, included breakfasts to give us the energy to explore this island, awesome sunsets with drinks and food. Marina and the staff were exceptionally helpful. Definitely we will be back soon.
We arrived here after a terrible experience in another hotel, it was 01:00 am, and yet the staff was very welcoming. The suite was lovely, so as the wine and fruits to welcome us,much quiet around and a view that was truly amazing. Breakfast was delicious especially the greek ‘’ryzogalo’’ with cinammon on the top. We stayed by the pool with absolute relaxation and a one of a kind service, Joanna’s cocktails is a must! If you want a brake from the crowds this is the absolute place! All services provided were very well managed with the friendliest staff we have met, everybody goes above and beyond in order to have a great time.
Amazing hotel, fantastic staff, excellent location!!!!! We arrived at the hotel at noon time, the hotel manager offerd us a glass of local wine which was delicious and strong. Then we went to our lovely suite few steps away from the restaurant. The view was unbelievable, the room was clean and cozy . We felt like in heaven with angels around because of the staff witch was extremelly friendly and helpful. The breakfast was very nice as also the food. The location was perfect away from the busy and noisy center. Just private. We stayed there 5 days and we are planning to go back again next year. Thank you for the best holidays.
Most hotels trade on at least one thing; location, view, opulence, brand, price, purpose, or service. With Artemis it's got to be the view (spectacular) and purpose (romance) - since it stunningly looks over the caldera from a slightly different perspective (Megalochori). They've cut a few corners, and lagged on maintenance but the overall effect is a slightly arty boutique that's aimed at couples looking for a romantic hidy-hole and that either have their own transportation or don't feel the need to be close to Fira. If you just want to stay in a beautiful villa and focus on your partner this is the place. But it's not really a full service resort either, they have a restaurant but it's more of a glorified kitchen. I had a great stay and would recommend it, with a few reservations: Positive: - They upgraded me to their best room, it had large two person jacuzzi tub in the middle of the room, a balcony with small table, umbrella, and two deck chairs. The bed was located up some (very small head-smashing) steps to a loft. Unique and different! - The view is just amazing - They offer candlelight dinners if you ask in advance - There was a bottle of chilled white wine when I arrived (I believe they thought I was arriving with a partner) (sigh) - The villas themselves are romantic / aesthetic - overlooking a small (but clean) pool which in turn looks over a dramatic cliff that drops to the ocean. - great photo opportunities. There's maybe only 20 photos to take here, but you'll find yourself happily snapping the same photos sunrise, midday and sunset - day after day. - Comfortable night sleep, aircon works well, hot water for jacuzzi, french doors that open to balcony. - Interesting design accents - like instead of a staircase banister they've used airplane wire to act as a design mesh. The hot-tub overlooks pool. Interesting use of rocks on property for tiles. - Front desk gal was extremely personable, rest of staff were ghosts. - Perfect for couples Negative: - Location: Don't kid yourself - It's really no-where near Fira, maps of the island can be deceiving. If you want to go to Fira for nightlife, food, shopping or to grab a bus to hit the beaches you have 3 options: 1) your own transportation (you can rent a bike, car if you have the proper license and want to brave the winding roads) 2) call a taxi 3) take the bus Okay, want a bus? You'll have to walk to do it. Not a small 'down the lane and cross the road walk' but a fairly serious haul. The bus also stops running fairly early (11pm?) So it's a taxi back. - Taxis: Taxis in Athens (and Greece at large) are super cheap, but you pay for it in Santorini as they're absurdly expensive. I was charged 15 and 20 euro consistently from Fira to hotel. They seem to make up their own price here. Pretty steep for an 8 min ride. So a trip to dinner in Fira and a few drinks - tack on 40e a night. Want to ALSO go out during the day maybe to a beach? Add another 40e (plus your RT bus from Fira). Essentially if you want to go out twice a day figure on spending an additional 60 - 80e on taxis - per day. On a 5 day stay you're looking at up to 400 euro. Ouch. File that under 'unplanned expense'. - The hotel could use a bit of TLC and some dosh from Lamway (parent owner) for upkeep / maintenance. Maybe this happens the end of each season (I don't know), but it's a little ragged around the edges: Sun umbrella on porch is both broken and also ripped in multiple places. When I went to move the wooden lounger the wheels fell off, water pressure is low for tub, bathroom poorly designed and maintained, no light over front door to help you get in, rusted fixtures. Overall it's both beautiful and a GREAT stay, it's just a bit tattered (when you stop and look). - Not staffed 24hr - they stop at 1am. If there's an emergency it wasn't clear to me who to call, especially if you don't have a Greek SIM. Also no chance for any food when you get in late. - Bathroom is NOT good for most women I would imagine, the door limits your access and there's really no place to get ready. - Wifi was good when available, but very spotty - often I had no working internet for hours at a time. (longest period was 14hrs) When I called to find out why I was told it was probably my device.. (er - I have Macbook, 2 iPads an iPhone with me - none of them are finding service - doh! Suggestions: - Could use daily free (or nominal fee) mini-van service to / from Fira at set times. Even just 4 runs a day would make a huge impact. Even better if they just hired a full time driver. - Design point: they have a small window facing the sea in the bedroom - if it were a slightly larger window (and not just translucent you could actually look at the beautiful sea from your bed.. Also - no curtain to close the window - so every morning you get up when sun does.. (not great after a few bottles of wine the night b4) - Romping on the bed must be a noisy affair as the headboard isn't attached and knocks against the wall at the slightest touch - TV visible in bedroom might be nice - More than two pillows on the bed - please! - Electronic outlets by the bed where we can actually reach them vs sitting on the floor and reaching under furniture. - Safe in room - Umbrella on porch is fixed with bolts - not possible to adjust to avoid the sun during the day - Could benefit from electronic card locks so you don't have to carry a physical key to the beach everyday. In the end I only stayed 3 nights - my remaining 6 nights I moved to a hotel in Fira - while not as beautiful I was able to put the 80e a day in taxi fare to a hotel that was central and allowed me to walk out the door to restaurants and nightlife and 3 blocks from the busses to the beach. (also I needed more consistent web access).
Wonderful food wonderful service. Very attentive and will explain items on menu if you need. Great view as you are up on the rooftop. Recommended by the staff at Nautilus Dome. Easy to find. Will definitely go back there again when in Santorini.
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78% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 182 reviews