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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Oia, Santorini, Cyclades, South Aegean

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DanaT590
1 review
“Pleasant stay and the owner is incredibly helpful”
Reviewed 9 July 2017 for a stay in May 2017

I booked two nights stay in Deluxe Villa Maestro (2 bed-room Suite)and two nights stay in Gaia Sea View Suite (1 bed-room Suite) during my trip to Santorini. My husband and I had great stay there and we love both of the Suite Rooms so much! It was spacious with very unique design!! Comfortable and you could find everything you need in the house. Cookware like pans, plate, spoons etc were there so that you could cook by yourself. The bread and jam severed in the morning was great! On the 1st day of our arrival, we reached the house by ourselves and honestly we felt quite lost at that moment. But indeed, we should send an email to inform the owner that we had arrived the parking place nearby the house so that the gentleman would come and guide us to the house. I do appreciate the helpful gentleman called Thomas who introduced the house and guided us the easier way to reach the house. He also took good care of our needs during the stay! The whole environment was great and we could enjoy a quiet vacation. We even met donkey on the way to our house for several times! Very interesting experience!! On our last day, we chose to enjoy the sunset view in the house and we were so lucky to enjoy the firework display from Oia Castle!!! Lastly, I really would like to express my sincere gratitude to the owner Mr Antonis as he was so helpful to send us back the lens that we left in the house!! He was so helpful and I knew it's not easy to handle the whole procedure (from Santorini to Hong Kong)! We had a very comfortable stay there and would like to thank you once again for Mr Antonis!

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Jasmine S
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Not-so-good experience but got compensated”
Reviewed 22 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Our family of 2 adults and 3 children stayed in Villa Maestro for 3 nights. On the second day when we returned to the villa from our day out, the villa did not have electricity and hot water. We called the host and they tried to arrange for workers to fix the problem without success. That night, our family members all went to bed without shower and the kids were scared to go to the toilet because of the darkness. The next day, the electricity came back after the electrician worked on it. However, that night the electricity stopped working again. The electrician worked on it again until midnight. They found a damaged external lighting caused a short circuit to our entire villa. After negotiations with Antoine, we were compensated EUR250. The compensation was satisfactory and made us not as upset. However, our experience was made less than perfect nevertheless. Also, the Wifi doesn't work.

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Management Response
22 Jun 2017
Dear Mrs Jasmine,
Thank you for your review, and sorry for this disturbing experience.
Note that the wifi works perfectly till the middle of the house, since after that point it is in the ground, so no signal can reach.
Kind regards
Antonis Gavalas
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Maria R
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Blissful Santorini Retreat”
Reviewed 2 March 2017 for a stay in August 2016

We traveled here in August of 2016 and really enjoyed our stay. We stayed in the Estia Suite and it was just as photographed. Eri was very helpful during our stay - she took time checking us in and giving us information about the residence and the area. She booked a boat tour for us and dinner reservations as well. The breakfast was fresh and delicious. It is not located in the center of Oia, which we preferred as there are so many tourists especially in August. It is a short walk to the center (10min) and there are two great restaurants in the neighborhood of the residence which were our favorite meals while we were there - Krinaki & Meze Meze. We also walked down to the beach from the residence and stopped at the vineyard on the way (Domaine Sigalas). This was a tougher walk as it is steep going down and back up (~25 min) and in the August heat it was tiring but we didn't want to rent a car and it wasn't really necessary unless you want to go to the other side of the island, which we never did as there was so much to do near us. We stayed for 4 nights and I would definitely go back.

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Management Response
6 Mar 2017
Dear Mrs Roth,
thank you so much for your lovely words!
We will be delighted to see you again at Fava Eco Residences!
Warm Regards
Antonis
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SydneyTev...
Sydney
Level 6 Contributor
376 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
“Lovely, spacious, cool and comfortable”
Reviewed 17 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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This is a lovely home away from home – very nicely decorated with tasteful touches throughout. The main lounge/dining area leads up a couple of steps into the large queen sized bedroom, and down some winding steps there is another bedroom with a double bed. Whilst neither of the sleeping rooms offers a closing door there is ample privacy. The divan seating in the lounge would comfortably accommodate another two guests.

There are two bathrooms each with spacious shower, toilet and basin and excellent water pressure.

The kitchen is small but well equipped, with a small fridge and a two burner cooker and microwave oven. There are three eating areas – a small corner table in the kitchen, a dining table in the lounge and a lovely outside table with sun umbrella. The terrace is a shared space with two other apartments, but we never saw our fellow guests.

The daily breakfast basket is top quality with something to suit all tastes – cheese, olives, fresh fruits, cherry tomatoes, bread rolls, butter, eggs and jams – all organic.

Fava Eco Residences are accessed by a winding footpath (with quite a number of steps) from the public parking area – the walk takes about five minutes. We were assisted with our luggage both coming and going which was greatly appreciated. From the Finikia village parking area there is a flat and easy walk of about 15 minutes to the much more touristy and expensive town of Oia, which we loved to visit. However we would recommend Finikia for its more authentic and local atmosphere – as well as its peace and quiet.

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Liked best: Lovely quiet location yet easy walk to Oia
Liked least: There was no banister to downstairs bedroom - tricky at night
Travelling group: Friends
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Spuetz
Sydney, Australia
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“absolutely stunning apartment, very nice service”
Reviewed 20 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

What a find! It's like living in a cave, but a luxurious cave! Stunning, modern, yet very cosy. In the morning we were provided with breakfast in a basket - everything you need. Coffee for the coffee maker, milk, bread rolls, eggs, a great cheese, fruit.

We were picked up by the landlady and a helper at the parking lot. Then it was quite a hike through this enchanting village on the hillside. No chance for a car or even a motorbike to get to the place. But that's the charm of it. All the while a short walk into the town of Oia...

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Liked best: the cave-like design
Liked least: no curtain or door to the master bedroom..
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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