Maria, the hotel owner, was wonderful and spoke great English. We booked our room via email and she gave great information and directions. The hotel is in a great location - right off of the main foot path, but far enough away that it is very quiet at night. Nearby there is a little grocery store, an internet cafe, and many restaurants/cafes and vehicle rentals.
The view from our room was amazing - we had a private terrace big enough for two chairs, a table, an umbrella, and a little bench. While the room was simply furnished, it had everything we needed: double bed in a spacious loft, single bed on the ground floor, as well as two tables and chairs, a tiny kitchenette with a fridge and air conditioning (which helped up in the loft(. The bathroom was small, but very clean. A maid came every day to change sheets/mop floors/empty trash, etc.
The only real negative is that they took cash only. This wouldn't have been a huge issue except that when we were in Oia the two ATM's in the town were broken, so we had to take a bus to a nearby town to withdraw money.
Overall we had a wonderful stay. We looked long and hard for budget accommodations in Oia and this absolutely exceeded our expectations. We would recommend this to anyone!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- THEA is a small family unit and its history has begun 30 years ago. Located in the charming village of Oia, the hotel is “pinned” on the caldera cliffs offering breathtaking views to its guests. Our family invites to live a memorable accommodation experience. Traditional rooms & studios built inside the rocks of caldera, the so-called “cave houses”, are maintaining the traditional local architecture and at the same time are creating a unique environment, where our guests are able to spend endless moments of relaxation. The exceptional combination of the endless blue of the Aegean sea in accordance with the caldera and the volcanic islands is an experience that you can’t miss. Our philosophy is to maintain the prices low in order to be as one the best value-for-money hotels in Oia and the greater are of Santorini. The friendly service of our family is a promise to you that your stay in Santorini will be an unforgettable experience. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Thea Studios-Rooms Oia, Santorini, Greece