If you have read my previous blog on how to live a Champagne lifestyle on a Lambrini budget in Santorini (and if not…check it out 😉) you will see that I wanted to spend a night in a luxury suite in the stunning and world-famous village of Oia. My tick list for our stay included a Caldera view to watch the sunset over the Aegean and of course our own private pool or jacuzzi (so I could pretend to be super rich) for just one night.
After hours of trawling the internet and scouring through a million hotels and booking sites, I found the most perfect hotel which was within my budget. Whilst ding this painstaking search (yes I am slightly dramatic) I found some of the most amazing hotels and villas that I have ever seen in my thirty plus years of life (that were obviously WAY out of my budget) but they might not be out of yours…so I thought I would share the best of the best of Santorini’s 5 Most Luxurious Hotels…so you can either book them for your own luxury Santorini break (you lucky beggars!) or if you are more like me…just fan girl over how amazing they are!!
So lets take a look and let the perving over hotels commence….
Grace Hotel Santorini, Auberge Resorts Collection – Imerovigli
Ok, so if a hotel has a “collection” name, you already know its going to be pretty bloody amazing and the Grace hotel is just that…and more!
The luxurious boutique hotel is, of course, 5* and offers the most jaw dropping jaws over the Santorini Caldera. Carved into the cliffside, all of the hotels stunning rooms and suites have sea and of course…sunset views which Santorini is so well known for and some of the beautiful rooms at the hotel also have their own private plunge pool on the terrace….YES PLEASE!
The hotels restaurant, Santoro (even the name sounds exclusive!), offers a five course champagne breakfast (well that is sure to set you up for the entire day!) and dining throughout the day and evening with the most stunning caldera and ocean views.
The jewel in the crown of the Grace hotel is its award winning sea-view heated infinity pool (I didn’t even know that pools could win awards…but they apparently can!) which runs along the entire front of the hotel with plenty of loungers and daybeds to spend the day soaking up the glorious Greek sunshine and taking in the amazing views….sounds awful (NOT).
The Grace Hotel also offers its lucky guests a fitness room (I’ll give this a miss, thanks), a Yoga and Pilates studio and a long list of luxury spa treatments (now this is more my cup of tea!) to help you relax, unwind and be pampered from head to toe…heaven!
There are plenty of room types and suites to choose from for your stay at the hotel and all of which have fabulous terraces with plenty of outdoor space for lounging about and taking in the sweeping views of the Caldera, and of course, your own private heated plunge pool. If your after something extra fancy and your budget is slightly larger than mine (and when I say slightly, I obviously mean drastically!) then do not worry, the hotel has a bloody beautiful Villa. With 400 square metres of pure luxury, the villa comes complete with plenty of amenities, a huge outdoor space and a large swimming pool (which matches the large price tag). Who ever says that money can’t buy you happiness, clearly hasn’t had a look at the Villa at the Grace Hotel because I am pretty sure that I would be more than happy if I could spend even just one night in this amazing space!
If you can afford it, then why not enjoy one of the best and most luxurious hotels on the magical island of Santorini…I know I would if I could!
If you want to check out the prices or just have a good old fashioned nosey at the hotel the link is below:
Canaves Oia Suites & Spa
If you want to be treated like a celebrity, then this is the hotel for you…I mean the hotel even has its own luxury yacht that is available for guests to use to discover the amazing coastline…oh how the other half live (buys euromillions lottery ticket, just incase 🤞).
The 5* Canaves Oia Suites and Spa have the most amazing reputation, and to be honest it isn’t at all hard to see why, with its picturesque white suites set into the islands dark volcanic rock cliffs, glistening pools and huge terraces. The views of the Caldera from the hotels stunning infinity pool are like something from a dream or a fairytale…it really is hard to believe that something so bloody beautiful and perfect exists.
All of you foodies out there won’t be disappointed with the selection available at the hotel (I’m happy with a Gyros but I’ll take it 🤣) with the Panorama balcony experience which offers the hotels luxury guests an intimate gourmet dining experience with incredible panoramic views of the beautiful village of Oia and the Aegean Sea and of course, the breath-taking sunsets (if you are bored of me mentioning sunsets already, then you might as well stop reading now…there’s much more of that to come!).
As I mentioned before, the hotel has a beautiful infinity pool with views to die for (and for once, I am not being dramatic!) and is the perfect place to relax after exploring the stunning island, soak up the Greek sunshine and have a cocktail…or two (or three, your on your holidays after all).
As well as having its own private luxury yacht, the hotel also offers its (very lucky) guests Yoga experiences and classes with views of the Caldera, wine tasting tours and of course, an award winning spa and wellness centre (fun fact – which used to be a 17th century wine cave) which offers plenty of relaxing treatments and places to relax and unwind…if you need unwinding after a day at this hotel, you must be mad!
The Canaves Oia Suites and spa offers some of the best accommodation on the entire island of Santorini and all suites have unrivalled sea and sunset views , plenty of outside space to soak up the sun and top up the tan and of course…your own private plunge pool to cool down in and also an in room dining option so if your antisocial (like me) you don’t have the leave the comfort of your amazing suite (winning!). If you aren’t counting the pennies, then take a look at the top accommodation that is on offer at the hotel…the sexy as hell, Three Bedroom Villa with Infinity Pool. The amazing villa has enough space to sleep 7 people and has not just one…but two private verandas (greedy) with a large outdoor dining space (a private chef can also be arranged for an additional cost…ooohh fancy!) and an glistening infinity pool with caldera views.
The Canaves Oia Suites and Spa really is a breathtakingly beautiful hotel with world class service and amenities and also gets top marks on good old trip advisor (which is always something I take into consideration when booking a hotel). If its within your budget then why not treat yo self…I’m pretty sure you wont regret it!
Once again, I have popped the link below for the hotel if you want a good old nosey at it 🤣
Dana Villas & Infinity Suites
If you are looking for a contemporary twist on traditional yet mega luxurious stay in a beautiful cave suite…then the Dana Villas and Infinity Suites is a great option for you…and even if your not…its bloody beautiful just to look at (or as in my case, dream 🙌).
The stunning whitewashed hotel which is well known for its amazing service and hospitality hangs off the edge of the Caldera (not literally hangs, but you get what I mean!) and offers jaw-dropping views of the Santorini Volcano and the beautiful blue Aegean below…sounds awful…NOT. Situated in a peaceful area just outside of Fira the hotel offers utter peace and tranquillity but within walking distance to the beautiful capital of the island (which has tonnes of amazing restaurants and some great cocktail bars with a view…winning). It comes as no surprise that the Dana Villas and Infinity Suites is one of the most sought after and exclusive wedding venues on the entire island and many happy couples tie the knot at the hotel every year…its certainly beats the local registry office, that’s for sure!
For those of us out there that like some extra pampering and indulgence then the hotels Soma Spa has you covered (for some extra pennies, of course!). Whether you want a full body massage, fancy a facial or just a good old dip in the hot tub and to sweat out some of the copious amount of Greek wine you have consumed in the cave sauna and steam room…it has the lot!
If you have worked up an appetite with all of the relaxing and pampering then Orkos (the hotels new and very Greek named, restaurant) offers a true taste of the Mediterranean with an Asian twist…not a clue, me either…but it sounds delicious either way 👌 with the most fabulous views of Santorini Caldera, and is the perfect spot to enjoy the mesmerising, world famous sunsets, washed down with a nice glass (or bottle) of wine…or 2.
All of the stunning contemporary suites and villas on offer at the Dana Villas and Infinity Suites are whitewashed (it’s a theme in Santorini!) and are carved into the volcanic cliff face, offering its lucky guests some seriously sexy sea and sunset views from your very own private terrace. If your not on a budget then take a look at the amazing infinity pool villa which has a spa like bathroom with not one, but two showers…call it his and hers, a 23 square metre indoor pool and most impressive feature in my personal opinion, an infinity river pool that connects from the stunning bedroom to your private terrace…which again, offers the most amazing views of the caldera and the sparkling sea below…YES BLOODY PLEASE!
This beautiful hotel has it all, including a great location, close to the very heart of Santorini. This hotel is surprisingly on the cheaper end (it’s not cheap by any means, but compared to some of the others, it’s a steal!) out of all of the hotels on my list…and if that isn’t an excuse to book it, I don’t know what is 🤣
If you want to have your own, more in-depth perve at the Dana Villas and Infinity Suites, then fill your boots…the link is below.
Iconic Santorini, a Boutique Cave Hotel
Iconic by name, Iconic by nature…see what I did there?! The hotel offers award winning luxury, cave rooms and suites and was proudly names Greece’s Luxury Leading Boutique Hotel in 2019…so you know it is going to be blooming brilliant, to say the least!
The beautiful Iconic Hotel like many of the other hotels on my list, is carved into the cliff face and set within five levels with outstanding views of the Santorini Caldera. The hotel is big on hospitality and treats each (very lucky) guest like they are visiting the home of a close Greek friend…I need me some friends in Greece with a house like the amazing Iconic Hotel 👍. Centrally located yet far enough away from the busy (sometimes too busy) cruise port of Fira and just a short drive from the world famous, picturesque, whitewashed village of Oia, the hotel is in a fabulous position to explore all the the stunning island of Santorini has to offer.
The hotel caters for every individual guest and offers a large choice of extras and tailor made experiences including the use of the hotels wellness and fitness centre which provides the latest range of Cybex professional exercise equipment (yeah, I’m going to sit this one out). The hotel also has an amazing spa with couples treatment rooms and a heated and jetted, indoor grotto pool to soothe away any stress so you can fully relax and unwind (now, this is more my kind of thing!).
Guests of the Iconic hotel get breakfast delivered daily to their rooms and suites so you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast on your private, sea view terrace, without even having to get dressed…this sounds like my kind of breakfast! The hotels Pergola Restaurant also offers a authentic Greek island dishes which are freshly prepared daily, using only the finest ingredients, in an exclusive setting with the sexy sunset views of the Santorini Caldera…sounds dreamy!!
Iconic Santorini is a true boutique hotel with just 19 accommodations and suites, all of which have amazing private terraces which offer world class views of the ancient Caldera and the sparkling Aegean Sea below. Each of the rooms and suites are individually designed and decorated with touches of the Greek-style to complement the historic Cycladic architecture of the hotel, and after all, you are in Greece! If you are looking for something super special then check out the Iconic Cliff Suite which takes up an entire level of the exclusive hotel! The Cliff Suite offers its (very lucky) guests pure privacy and seclusion with a candlelit indoor grotto pool and not one, but TWO (ok, your getting greedy now) private wraparound balconies with sun loungers, a large outdoor seating area and of course, an outdoor jetted plunge pool with hypotonic, sunset views (yes, I said it again!).
If you are looking for an authentic, award winning, luxury boutique experience then the Iconic is a bloody good option for you (and if it’s within your budget of course!)
To check the prices or once again, just to have a good old stalk of the stunning hotel then the link is below 😍
Honeymoon Petra Villas
One word…WOW! OK, so the Honeymoon Petra Villas is my absolute favourite out of the five hotels on my list and is my dream hotel…yes I am fully aware I haven’t stayed here, but I have stalked the shit out it constantly for the past few months which counts…right?! Just look at the views…need I say more 😍
The Honeymoon Petra Villas is breathtakingly beautiful, adult only escape and clings to the hillside in the pretty village of Imerovigli, overlooking the Caldera and the sparkling sea below. The 5* resort is a family owned complex (which I always have a secret soft spot for!) and combines pure luxury and world class service to provide the best possible experience that the island of Santorini has to offer.
For me, personally the most spectacular part of this hotel is its super sexy infinity pool which is the largest on the entire Caldera and offers 270 degree views of the stunning volcano and the sparkling sea. I think anyone in the world would be more than happy soaking up the sun, with a cocktail in hand, enjoying the views of the Santorini landscape whilst taking a dip in this magnificent pool…and if not, stop reading now, because no one needs that kind of negativity in their lives 🤣
The foodies amongst us will also fall in love with the dining options available at the Honeymoon Petra Villas. At the Paragara restaurant which offers breath taking views, guests can enjoy a snack or a meal composed only of fresh products and organic vegetables that are grown on the hotels own farm…it doesn’t come much fresher than that! The pool bar also offers drinks 24 hours a day and offers locally produced wine to the most colourful cocktails, plus anything else you could want or need, which may be another reason I have taken a particular shining the the hotel! If all of the above doesn’t make you fall in love with this beautiful hotel then the hotel also offers a great wellness programme with treatments and pampering, wine tasting tours and sailing experiences, plus much much more.
All of the stunning rooms and suites on offer at the Honeymoon Petra Villas are elegant, luxurious and modern with terraces that have jaw dropping volcano and sunset views (yes, I said it again!). If you are celebrating something special, or just want a sexy upgraded room then the brand new Honeymoon Nest is the perfect option for you and is one of the best suites available on the entire island! The amazing Honeymoon Nest is spread out over three levels and has plenty of luxurious inside space and a bathroom with views to die for. The best part of this suite lies outside, as you step out onto your own large private terrace you will be able to enjoy yourself by lying back on your sunbeds and in your own outdoor Heated Plunge Pool, while at the same time admiring the amazing views and sea landscapes that Santorini has to offer…heaven is a place on earth!
If you are looking for an adult only, luxury, romantic stay, then I seriously cannot think of a better hotel for you than the Honeymoon Petra Villas.
Also if anyone knows of any sugar daddies that want to take me here, then please let me know (I won’t tell my husband, don’t worry 😂) JOKING!
If you want to check out the hotel and salivate over the photos then the link is below…enjoy
If you want to take a look at the hotels in more detail, the your luck is in! I have created a video with the amazing hotels and more detail about each property, check out the link below
I hope you have enjoyed perving over the hotels, like I did. If you have stayed at any of the hotels I would LOVE to hear your feedback in the comment section below.
I loved writing this so if anyone would like me to perve and stalk the shit out of any other hotels in any other locations and write about it then give me a shout and I will see what I can do👍
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