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Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort, Santorini

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

All staff was so welcoming and friendly just days before they closed for the season. You could never tell by the smiles on their faces they had just been working non stop for the prior 5 months and were all ready for a break. Resort was comfortable and all amenities as promised.

We only stayed at Vedema for one night. We stayed at their sister property Mystique, but Mystique was fully booked. Glad we were able to try another hotel in Oia! The staff was friendly and upgraded us to a villa. We did not get to enjoy lounging around, because we booked a sunset cruise for the day. The only challenge for us was the breakfast, which is included. After leaving Mystique and having such a delicious breakfast spread, Vedema does not offer the same extensive menu. Of course I would have never known this if I did not stay at their sister property, but that truly is the only let down. The room was pretty with a large pool, that architecture is gorgeous and the staff is lovely. I wish we had another night, because we wanted to book a wine tasting and eat at the restaurant on property. I would definitely recommend this place to stay!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Vedema! We are sadly leaving today. The staff was outstanding and made our trip so relaxing as they took care of every detail. We stayed in the🔺 delta room, Angelina Jolie’s previous suite. Our private jacuzzi was perfect and the staff warmed it up to the perfect temp for us when we asked. The resort is secluded up in a lovely town with some restaurants right next door. The hotel shuttle takes you to the busy town of Fira for other great places to eat and shop and see the sunset. We also went to the beach club and enjoyed their amenities for the day and swam in the sea - really nice to have that option included! We rented a car for the day which we highly recommend! A little frightening on some of the roads but overall was a great adventure! We did a catamaran tour with sunset oia - highly recommended. They pick you up and drop you off from the hotel and take you to the red beach, white beach, volcano and hot springs, and for the fabulous sunset in Oia. At the resort - we highly recommend the wine tasting down in the 400 year old winery cave - Maria was fabulous! Also the breakfast buffet was tremendous every morning - full spread and also crepes and omelets made specially for you! Niki - at breakfast and lunch every day - made our meals spectacular with her recommendations and attentiveness. The front desk team were also wonderful! Thank you very much to all the staff at Vedema! We will be back!

Can't recommend this wonderful resort enough. The wonderful warm and sweet people made our stay extraordinary. We stayed in an Athenian suite, which was very spacious and had beautiful views. Each day the staff left us a thoughtful bite and a glass of vine. Breakfast is great, with many healthy options. We loved the location: the village is quaint, has a few restaurants and boutiques, and is a great base for exploring the island.

Just finishing up a 4 day stay here at the Vedema. Stayed in Z5 unit. Can't say enough good things about the resort. First of all, just came from Athens and needed some peace and quiet to unwind. Could not have picked a better place. Traveled many places throughout Europe where rooms are crammed and you are tripping over your suitcases and bags for several days. Not here. Spacious suites with comfortable sitting area inside and out. Now I'm not very good with names, but i can tell you everyone here has been so nice and welcoming. Good buffet breakfast every morning with many options. Had an omelette two of the mornings which are made to your specification. VIP drink gathering by the pool was great as we met other couples and had drinks on the house. Cobblestoned streets with minimal traffic make walking to dinner a pleasure. Lots of good restaurants to choose from in the area. Can't wait to come back. Thanks Vedema for a wonderful stay.

We were pretty excited about coming to this resort in that Our travel agent spoke so highly. The resort is lovely in the way that it incorporated the old and new into its complex. For example the restaurant is located in a 400 year old wine cavern which offered a rooftop seating area. ( the restaurant was terrific) our room left a bit to be desired, while clean it was dark & could use some updating. The outdoor Jacuzzi was disappointing and the lounges were dingy. The bathroom amenities such as shampoo etc. on our arrival were half used, as if the maids didn't see fit to put new bottles in after previous guests left. I expected more from a Luxury Collection Resort. This resort paled by comparison to our Mykonos Resort which cost less for more days. The Staff were for the most part helpful and friendly and they went out of their way to be accommodating. We did enjoy our stay but it in the end we came away with mixed feelings there were parts i Loved and parts that left much to be desired. Unfortunately the good did not outweigh those mixed feelings to make us want to rush back yo this resort

The resort itself is beautiful with a mix of the Santorini style that you would expect, volcanic rock walkways and walls that give a totally difference experience when walking to their restaurant or wine tasting room (which are both more of an experience than a delicious meal as the ambiance and decor is so well done), but also the fact that they kept structures, floors, and the feel of the winery that was here originally. BUT the resort itself wasn't even the most impressive part of our visit. My now wife of 13 days and I felt like VIPs. Everything from the high level of customer service, a concierge that was more of a travel consultant knowing all of the best restaurants, activities, and logistics. The people that work here is who I was most impressed with and made our stay something that we will remember for the rest of our lives. Some reviews have said that this is "off the beaten path" and I agree. You don't have to deal with the loud mopeds and buses driving by all night, you have great restaurants, a great bakery, wine bar with live music and some local shops. Plus they have a shuttle bus to take you to the beach or right into Fira. Well done Vendema. Mr. & Mrs. M

Beautiful boutique hotel in the village of Megalochori high up on the island so amazing views. 45 villas with range from excellent to luxury. We stayed in an Athenian suite with 2 bed 2 baths, a sitting room, a balcony and a terrace. I cannot recommend highly enough. Staff all amazing, grounds beautiful, quiet and never felt as if the hotel was full even though it was. Food, service, cleanliness, service, friendlieness, all outstanding without a sense of being imposed upon. I went for my mum's 80th and there are fabulous restaurants within a 5 minute walk from the hotel. It was the perfect late September break.

My husband and I spent three wonderful nights at Vedema with our two year old daughter. We stayed in the Agean Suite (Room Delta). The room was very large, clean and well appointed, with white walls and furniture and pops of blue in the tasteful art pieces. The room features a good sized "open plan" living and dining room, a small office adjoining the bedroom (which was perfect for our daughter's crib), and a huge bedroom and equally massive bath. The bedroom features white wood floors and a comfortable king sized bed with fluffy white linens. The bathroom has an oversize jetted tub and a nice separate shower with a rainwater shower head and spray nozzle. The shower drain was a little slow and after a couple of days, the bathroom began to smell a bit musty. I suspect they may have some minor drainage issues on the Property, as drainage seems to be an issue in many places throughout the island. The plumbing in the room was the one area Vedema didn't quite meet the level of a five star resort, in my opinion. The room also had a private outdoor hot tub which wasn't very hot, but that was fine with us because the weather was quite warm, even at night, so the cooler water was a nice reprieve. The light bulb in the hot tub flickered annoyingly unless it was set on full light. We suspect the light bulb was the non-dimmable kind and was simply incompatible with the socket. This was only a minor annoyance, however, and I forgot to even mention it to the staff. Given the level of service we received in all other aspects, I have no reason to believe hotel staff would not have fixed this issue as well. The buffet breakfast was fantastic, with lots of options including fruit, cereals, many types of pastries, all kinds of yummy yogurt parfaits, hot bacon, mushrooms, and eggs, coffee and tea, and free prosecco mimosas! Service was always prompt and friendly. We had lunch in the pool restaurant after checking in - it was decent but fairly expensive for what we ordered. I'd skip it in favor of one of the local family tavernas, the closest of which is just a few doors down the hill. The resort property consists of several buildings where the suites are nicely spaced out. The main facilities are situated on the site of a former winery, with some structures including a wine cellar that are something like 400 years old! The walkways and walls of the restaurant and bar areas are made of beautiful black volcanic rock. The fine dining restaurant and wine tasting rooms are absolutely gorgeous, even though we did not drink or dine there. The pool isn't huge, but it was nice and cool and our daughter loved swimming there in the evenings. The pool area/terrace restaurant are welcoming, and not one of those pretentious sunbathing spots you often see at five star hotels where beautiful people are constantly jockeying for sunbeds. There was a lovely evening cocktail hour where hotel staff chatted casually with guests while pouring generous complimentary glasses of wine and aperol spritzes and circulating appetizer plates. Our daughter ate an entire bowl of mixed nuts, and the staff just laughed and refilled it, cooing at her all the while. The staff happily found a wonderful babysitter to watch our daughter in our room while we went to Oia for the evening. My daughter could not stop talking about how much fun they had together (thank you again, Anthi!). The hotel is located in a quaint little town called Megalochori. The town is fairly quiet and features a few tavernas and shops containing handmade leather goods, art and other souvenirs. There are beautiful white buildings and bright blue doorways everywhere, and a lovely little blue domed church complete with bell tower. While the hotel is out of the way of major tourist towns, we rented a car and were able to park it in the hotel's small private lot, making it very convenient to explore the island while actually staying in a more tranquil environment than we saw in Fira and Oia. We stayed in four five star hotels during our travels in Greece. Vedema was the clear winner for our family! Thanks so much for making our stay such a pleasure! Highly recommended.

Staff are gracious & helpful, but facilities and quality are severely lacking for this price point. Room: Avoid room 4H. This was the room we were put into with a child. The room is spacious, white, separated from other rooms. However, it is next to a town road (i.e. the road is outside your room) so speeding cars, ATVs, motorcycles will make loud bursts of noise as they occasionally (including late at night). The window of the bathroom looks out eye-level onto the road as well, so as you are relieving yourself in your luxury accommodations - you realize someone parking a motorcycle is starting at you (at your head). If you close the window, the bathroom lacks ventilation. Location: You will wait 15-20 minutes for taxi pickup, which will be needed to go anywhere. Figure 40 euro each way to Oi'a So 80-100 euro round trip to Oi'a (with tip. This location is fine to explore rest of the island, and is quiet with a few restaurants in the surrounding village (they were good, but not the best on our trip, and we ate at the higher rated ones). Breakfast: Shockingly overpriced even for a luxury resort. Price would be OK if there was a live cooking station (e.g., fresh eggs, carved meets). But to charge that much for eggs in a plastic tray, a yogurt toppings bar, and limp silver dollar pancakes -- is pretty depressing. They should improve the offerings here. We wanted to go out of our way to avoid it, but there are limited breakfast options nearby. Room Quality: Rooms are only OK. Bathroom shower door leaks a substantial amount of water into the main floor. Shower lost its temperature within a relatively short period of time. Cabinetry under the TV (e.g. holding the mini fridge) does not close properly so we left it hanging wide open even when not in use. Our wifi light flicked at night which was mildy annoying. Babysitting cost: The charge here of 25 euro/hour is the highest we paid on our trip. We stayed at Autograph collection in Crete at similar room-rate and it was 15 euro/hour. Maybe this is a higher price for Santorini, but I suspect this hotel charges a lot because of its review ratings/luxury focus. Positives are: - The staff. Lovely staff, probably the most friendly of our trip. They are also helpful on top of stuff. Ours was a short trip so we did not ask the staff to switch rooms, which I am sure they would have done if they could have. - Overall feel of the hotel is very cool. Pool looks nice, as does the pool bar (which I never saw anyone use during our modestly off-season visit). - Rooms are far apart from each other - Very quiet (if you are not next to the road)

Megalochori Santorini Santorini Island

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Megalochori, Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort, Santorini is adjacent to Gavalas Vineyard and within a 5-minute walk of Boutari Winery. This 45-room, 5-star hotel has 3 restaurants, a full-service spa, and a private beach. Also close to this Santorini hotel are Museum of Prehistoric Thira and Red Beach.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. There are ample dining options with 3 onsite restaurants, including ALATI, which specializes in seafood. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 45 air-conditioned accommodations feature furnished balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with dining areas and sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, designer toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Refrigerators, minibars, and electric kettles are also standard.


Property features

Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort, Santorini features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a health club. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 15 per person one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and a rooftop terrace.

Room options

Suite (Athenian)

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 5

Presidential Villa

King 3 | Sleeps 6

Suite (Aegean)

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite (Dorian)

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

77% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 528 reviews