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Iliovasilema Suites

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed at Iliovasilema for our honeymoon at the end of October, and we couldn’t have been more satisfied with our choice of hotel and location in Imerovigli. We originally booked a junior suite but when we arrived, they upgraded us to the honeymoon suite and a bottle of white wine was waiting for us in the room. A really wonderful welcome and a great start to our week in Santorini. Our room was very spacious, clean and modern, the bed was extremely comfortable and the hot tub at our terrace was the cherry on top. We got to enjoy it every day and even watch the sunset from the tub a couple of evenings. The breakfast was delicious and served at the room or out on the terrace every morning. Being there at the end of October, it was obvious that many restaurants had already closed for the season, but nevertheless, we had ample options to choose from in terms of dining. We dined both at Avocado and Mezzo – both very close to the hotel, and the food was delicious. A couple of nights we just stayed in and ordered room service. I can recommend the greek pizza – it was very delicious. Other nights we dined in Fira or Oia. All the staff at the hotel were very attentive and provided us with all necessary information about the ATV-rentals, restaurants, and various must-sees around the island. They were also kind to arrange airport transfer for us. One of the days we rented an ATV through the hotel, which was then brought to the hotel the next morning at the arranged time. When we were done, we just dropped the ATV off at our hotel and the reception arranged for it to be picked up again by the rental company. No hassle at all. It was just so easy and the prices are the same whether you choose to book through the hotel or through the rental company directly. We paid 35€ for the whole day. In terms of location, Imerovigli was the perfect setting – romantic, not too crowded, and the views of the caldera are simply amazing – we enjoyed each moment and were lucky to be able to watch the sunset from our private terrace almost each evening. Fira is approx. 20 min. on foot from Imerovigli and Oia takes about 2h on foot. We took both paths and really enjoyed the hikes. The scenery is just gorgeous. We had the best time during our week in Santorini! A big thanks to Anastasia and all the other staff members, who made our stay that much more pleasant! We will definitely return to Iliovasilema at some point. For now, we are left with the best memories of our time there!

We stayed here for 5 days recently. Our room was number 7 and had a lovely balcony with a spectacular view over the caldera. The room was comfortable and the staff (Anastasia and Maria) were very helpful. We would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anybody considering a short break in Santorini. Local walking good and a good choice of nearby restaurants. A must do is an all day boat trip around the islands with several stops for swimming and a great on board lunch.

Can not express how amazing our Stay with Iliovasilema Hotel & Suites was. The Staff, Anastasia and crew were incredibly helpful, friendly and insightful. We booked everything through them, i.e. Boat Cruise, ATV rental and Restaurants and we just followed their recommendations. Not a single one disappointed us. 10/10 we'll be coming back and recommending this place to our friends and family...Once I learn how to pronounce it.

We visited for a 6 night stay and this hotel is nothing short of perfection. The staff cannot be faulted. Every member of staff you meet is genuine and will bend over backwards to help. The front desk will book your excursions, recommend restaurants and anything between. Anastasia, the Operations Manager is sublime. Always on hand to help and incredibly approachable. The rooms are stunning, like living in a cave like many have said. The views are phenomenal, watching the sunset from your private balcony each night is a dream. Around the hotel are plenty of great restaurants and I can recommend a boat trip which can be arranged by the hotel. We loved our stay and could not have asked for more.

This hotel is excellent if you want that something just a little bit special! We had a week here for our honeymoon in early October and we would certainly recomend it! Anastasia and George and the Team here could not do enough for you, making sure your every need was met. We had a junior suite (Room 9) which I would highly recommend. It is right in front of the pool and the views are absolutely spectacular. We sat in the jacuzzi every evening to watch the sunset with a glass of wine and I don't think you'd get a better view of the sunset anywhere else on the island. Breakfast in the room every morning overlooking the Caldera was also special. The pool was hardly used and there was always a couple of sunbeds available. We had room service one night as well which was also very good. There are 6-7 restaurants within easy reach of the hotel and we'd definitely recommend Anogi and The Agean. Fira is approximately 25-30 minute walk and we even did the walk to Oia (about 3 hours) which was well worth it for the views. Before we went to the hotel we did have a slight concern about privacy as there are walkways that go in front of the rooms and terraces but the only time you see the odd person go past is when they return or leave their rooms. Altogether a wonderful time had and we would definitely go back to this hotel.

We stayed here in March...First time to Santorini and I am glad we chose this property. Fantastic location with wonderful staff. Nothing was to much trouble. Accommodation quaint, breakfast every morning perfect. Views stunning! Thank you!

We had an amazing say at Ilivasilema Suites! The view was indescribable - the best sunset we have ever seen! My husband and I stayed there for 3 nights on our honeymoon in room 11 and it was perfect! We had our own hot tub outside, a spacious room with a king sized bed, large bathroom and living area. We also had breakfast service every morning, which was delicious! From the start the staff was welcoming and very helpful. They helped us book excursions, gave recommendations on places to eat in Oia and Fira, could not have been nicer! We will be returning to Iliovasilema Suites whenever we make it back to Santorini!

Had a wonderful time here on our honeymoon. Located in Imerovigli, it's a very short walk (20-30 minutes) from the capital, Fira. Also a short walk (but quite the hike!) to Skaros Rock, which is right in front of the hotel. Certainly adds to the already incredible views. It's very high on the caldera, which lends itself to fantastic views. Pool is nice; deep. Sun chairs near the pool are very nice too. There is a bar with great views. We had a great room, with a private pool. Good size, nice bathroom, comfortable bedding. The balcony/terrace area was great, and we had an amazing view with breakfast every day. The private pool isn't heated, unless you've paid for that 'level' of room. Breakfast is continental, though they'll provide eggs on one of your days. We had many early days due to activities and the staff was kind enough to accommodate our breakfast for those times. Our 'private' area was on the other side of one of the walkways of the hotel, so when people checked in they would wind up walking in front of our area. Ultimately, not really that big a deal, as it happened so infrequently, but it should be noted that (in our room at least - #15) you're not necessarily isolated. Still - great room, unbelievable view. Staff was really, really nice. Very accommodating, and did a great walkthrough of hotel and room. They had fantastic suggestions for wine tours, as well as a catamaran trip. They showed different packages, complete with hotel pick-up, and it was a highlight of the trip. They even checked the weather to suggest the less windy day for our trip. Really nice. Had plenty of information about the island, buses, taxis, etc... When we booked, it was tough to find info on this hotel, but I have to say it was definitely a great stay, and I would definitely book again upon returning to Santorini. Very close to good restaurants too, and a short 10 minute cab ride to Oia. Sunset from here was just as good as Oia. If you take a bus from Fira to Imerovigli, the hotel is a short walk from the bus stop.

The view was amazing. The location and service was 5 star. Close to great excellent restaurants and bus into OIA. Big breakfast poolside was a luxury. My hotel of choice and will stay there again. The staff was thoughtful and so helpful. Thank you!

Iliovasilema Suites is not your typical hotel. But then none that overlook the Caldera in Santorini are. If you come expecting the Holiday Inn you will be disappointed get over it. Iliovasilema Suites is built into the hill and has the most outstanding views of the island. The reception area in small but manned expertly by Anastasia who explains the hotel amenities with a smile. There is no restaurant to eat the complimentary breakfast in but that just means it is delivered to your room at the time requested and you can eat it outside enjoying the morning air and view. Did I mention the view? The hotel is clean and well located half way between Oia and Fira you could walk to both but I recommend the bus. At the entrance is a small square that is ideal for tour bus pick ups. Our room was not the high end Jacuzzi room (next time) and it resembled a cave but that was part of its charm. There was however lots of light and a stocked mini bar to use. The Wifi did drop off a bit in the rear of the room but well its a ....cave so it is expected. Everywhere else it was the strongest Wifi we experienced in Greece. This hotel was the highlight of our trip and we wish we were able to spend a few more nights.

Room options

Standard Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite, Jetted Tub

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

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Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 467 reviews