Fanari Villas Santorini4.0 out of 5.0
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We stayed here for 3 nights after 4 nights in Mykonos. Oia is quite the change of pace from the party vibe of Mykonos so it was perfect to end on a more relaxing note. All of the hotels are on windy small streets not accessible by car, so the bell hop has to meet you to carry your luggage (strenuous work!) I liked staying in Oia as opposed to Fira bc literally the entire island comes to Oia to watch the sunset and it's hard to get back to Fira bc the buses get packed and there are not many cabs. The hotel is very cool - White caves and the rooms are rustic. Not as modern as our hotel in Mykonos. The beds in my room were comfortable but my friends next door said their beds were very uncomfortable. It is prime real estate for sunsets and almost every room has a private balcony where you can drink wine and watch the sunset (we has a shared balcony with out friends, which was perfect). There is a store right outside hotel where you can buy bottles of wine or prosecco, and there is also a bar in the hotel which is obviously more money. The pictures do not do the sunsets justice. There is a pool and lounge area. The restaurant gets packed at sunset time. The hotel is pretty quiet overall. Once the sun sets it can get pretty dark walking around and the bars close early like around midnight or soon after. There is lots of good shopping and I did some damage - great pottery and bowls and art. I bought a piece of art from Opera art gallery. We did a daytime sail around santorini which was awesome. I also highly recommend doing the hike from Oia to Fira. You can do it on your own and will see plenty of others doing it. Get up early and go before it's too hot - I would describe it as medium in difficulty - I am in good shape and had to rest to catch my breath a few times. It is really beautiful and definitely worth doing. I think it's 8K one way. I walked around Fira and got lunch and then took the bus back to Oia. There are a lot of stray dogs and cats - they all seem friendly and some of the dogs will take along for parts of the hike with you! Don't bother to bring heels to santorini - there is no way you can walk anywhere in them as the streets are hilly and steep. You need flats with straps. The food is amazing - I ate fresh white fish every night which most places filet and debone for you. Linguini with lobster is also popular and delicious. Our flight back to Athens the last day was so early we were getting picked up at 4:30am. The hotel arranged for the bell hop to come to our rooms and carry our bags to the pick up location. The hotel also packed us a brown bag breakfast to take with us that had a sandwich, juice box, and snack - which was very thoughtful and appreciated. Greece is so beautiful and an amazing trip. Fenari villas was beautiful and I would definitely recommend it.
This hotel is a small boutique hotel that ticks all the boxes, quiet, chilled and perfect in every way, if you are looking to relax then this is the place..!!! The staff are a small and friendly team and the restaurant for dinner is a must, the food accompanied by the service from Vladimir along with the sunset right up there with one of the best restaurants we have ever been too and we have been to a lot..!! One night the room did smell of drains but its something that happens in Oia and they sent housekeeping down to squirt bleach etc in the drains and this sorted the problem immediately, even if you dont stay here do book the restaurant as it really is superb,..!!! keep up the good work guys and looking forward to seeing you next year..!!
Fanari villas located in a sublime location for Santorini sunsets which are breathtaking. Unfortunately our stay was NOT pleasant. Will try to keep it short. Reserved 2 rooms (1 for daughters & 1 me &hubby) Rooms were charming --but dated. The 1st evening upon return from dinner, our girls room # 7 had an overwhelming sewage odor, frightening, so they roomed with us. Which was tight & uncomfortable. Next day staff offered to move them to #6. Beautiful balcony, nicer room. The next night, same thing happened. REPULSIVE smell of sewage in their room. Once again we squeezed into one room & dealt with it because our room had no bad aroma. We were unable to use the room 2 of the 3 nights of our stay. It was not a matter of opinion, smell unbearable & unsanitary. For the 1st lost night the hotel thought it would be fair to compensate by giving us a free birthday cake for my daughter's 16th birthday (most fine resorts would do that anyway). For the second night we lost, they reimbursed us for our dinner. Although they did do "something" It was not nearly enough. We paid in full, in advance for a room we could not use. They should have at least refunded us for 1 night. As we departed they asked my husband to sign a RELEASE about it. Claiming that it was a sewage problem on the island. The entire experience left me feeling dissatisfied and annoyed. It was patronizing & we are happy to move on in hopes of a more positive experience in Mykonos. The resort ESPARES just below Fanari villas would be one I might consider if we were to return to Santorini.
The staff were incredibly helpful and just made the stay quite exceptional. The whirlpool on the deck was perfect for cooling off. Oia was very busy but the setting of the villa allowed for privacy. A great place to stay.
Fanari Villas is amazing from the day we arrived to the day we left we were so looked after. Staff were great and so friendly nothing was ever a problem. Rooms fantastic and views to die for especially for sunset. Highly recommend Fanari Villas cannot wait to return one day.
Amazing location within the spectacular caldera of Oia. This was my 3rd visit to this beautiful island - first while on a cruise, and then staying in Fira. If you're going to visit Santorini do it right and stay here! The views were amazing. You feel like you have been transported to heaven on earth. The rooms were also quite unexpectedly spacious. It was all very tranquil and magical. Complimentary local red wine also went down very nicely! Now the staff and service... are exactly how all hospitality staff should be! They were friendly, helpful and engaging. And non of it felt robotic or forced. It felt like they genuinely loved there surroundings and wanted to help. A result that comes from a great work environment. So, I applaud the management of this organisation and will tell as many people as possible of our wonderful experience! 🙌🏼🌊❤️🇬🇷
As the song from an old Hollywood musical says, the best things in life are free. And so, there is no price you need to pay from the sunset views from Fanari Villas. You can chose to see it from your private balcony, or from the open air restaurant with a limited but enchanting menu, and some very nice local wines, including a Santo sparkling that very much complements everything around you. Now, you still need to pay for your trip there, and for the room. Make sure you have kids included in the reservation. We made the reservation though Expedia and ended up having to pay a hefty daily extra for our 9 year old. The best part of the room is the balcony and jacuzzi. Inside, it could be bigger and more smartly furnished. However, I saw some pictures of better looking rooms from other travellers. All in all, the front desk team and everyone in the hotel make every effort to make your stay amazing. The breakfast with the caldera view is not bat either... and the view, again, comes included in the room price. If Santorini is in your plans, I would definitely recommend Fanari Villas.
Beautiful rooms, great restaurant, awesome sunset views, and impeccable service describe this gem of a hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed this romantic little spot during our time in Oia. The staff bent over backwards to accommodate us and make sure that our stay was as best as possible. The only issues that we had were with the noise from outside the room and minor maintenance problems. However, we definitely recommend this place, especially for couples.
We were staying in Oia, Santorini at another location and booked at the restaurant at this Hotel to celebrate a birthday. The dinner was delicious, service excellent and the views were just stunning, including one of the best seats anywhere in Santorini to watch the sunset. If you dine here, you will not be disappointed. Maja, the Front of House lady, could not do enough to make sure the night was enjoyable and memorable. Staff were excellent, but it think I already said that. Book here just to watch the sunset.....it is well worth it. Highly recommend.
Going back to Fanari Villas is like going home but a little more luxurious! We got married there a year ago and so this May was our second time back and I cried when we left. Fanari Villas staff are family and they will never know how special they make my husband feel every time we are there. The hotel is the most beautiful hotel we have ever stayed in! (We have been to many different places in the world) This time we stayed in the honeymoon suite (room#1) & I am still dreaming of the private cave like jacuzzi inside the suite and beautiful balcony view and of course the suite among the other suites we stayed in and my family stayed in last year were all absolutely gorgeous! The buffet breakfast is yummy and the restaurant view is worth a reservation for the sunset! I hope one day soon we will be back.
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93% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 314 reviews