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All reviews chef kostas location is excellent steep staircase minor issue breakfast included ferry tickets two single beds hotel restaurant bus stop right baklava good size four nights pool area shopping and restaurants perfect location in oia pedestrian walkway this place is amazing
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Laokasti Villas are perfectly located to enjoy Oia, Santorini without paying inflated prices to overlook the caldera. The location is right across from the beautiful pedestrian way. Our superior unit was so quiet. It had a view of the Aegean that we enjoyed every morning as we ate our breakfast, delivered to us on our patio -included in the price! The staff was friendly and very helpful on how to use the bus and set up a wonderful and very reasonably priced boat tour. We loved it!

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Ioannis A, Ιδιοκτήτης at Laokasti Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Dear PamShetler, Thank you for taking the time to leave a kind review of your recent visit. We are delighted to read how much you appreciated the villa and how highly you enjoyed the experience. Always at your disposal, Laokasti Villas.

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

I stayed in the hotel for seven nights in late August as a part of a package tour.
Most other guests were independent travelers.

The reception was friendly and speedy, as was all other service.

The small hotel is well situated at the edge of the village centre.
The beginning of the pedestrian street is just across the road as is the nearest bus stop (to Fira - buses returning from Fira approach the village via the lower road).
There are two groceries within 100 metres and two bakeries within a few minutes walking distance.
There is a church across the road, but I never heard the bells while in my room, so I can claim the place to be rather quiet. (My room was next to the pool area.)
Thea nearest place to see the sunset is in the front of the church. The actual sunset can not be viewed from there as it will be behind the centre of the village, but you can enjoy the colours. With some elbow room.

My room was clean and surprisingly roomy. If I had wanted to watch the telly I might have been a bit disappointed as the screen is fairly small - but then who goes to Santorini to watch the TV.
The bed was firm enough for a not so thin middle aged man although it was a bit low.
My room had a sink, an electric kettle, a fridge and dishes.
Please note that some rooms have connecting doors to the next room. The doors are not sound proof...

The pool is not very big, but you can take a few strokes. It's also deep enough that if you can't swim you have to be careful.

I had my breakfasts at the room's terrace, which was nice. You can also go to the restaurant if you so wish. You have to order the breakfast the previous evening stating what you want to have. Some hot dishes cost extra, so if you are used to a full English (or what not) you might be slightly disappointed. I never ordered everything that would have been included in the basic price (you'll get cake anyway).

The restaurant of the hotel is ranked as one of the best on the island and as I had my dinner there on every other evening I can agree with the rating. For variation there are several other restaurants and cafes within a short walking distance. If you have your dinner at the hotel you might want to consider a reservation as the restaurant will be packed every now and then.

Altogether I most certainly will consider returning to the hotel as it is well situated in Oia - close to the services but peaceful and nice.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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Ioannis A, Ιδιοκτήτης at Laokasti Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Dear TJHelsinki, we truly appreciate the time you took to write this wonderful review. Your feedback is extremely important to us, since we are trying to offer the best possible service to fulfill our guests expectations. We hope to see you soon again. Kind regards, Laokasti Villas

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights at Laokasti Villas and had an amazing stay.

It's reasonably priced for an amazing location in Oia. Whilst not on the Old Town / Caldera side it's a 30 sec walk to the walkway, close to the bus stop, and surprisingly not too hectic or noisy given how close you are to the main road.

The accommodation was great with access to a small kitchen, much needed A/conditioning. Clean and comfortable with a lovely gift of a welcome bottle of wine. There is a nice separate living area so it doesn't feel like you're living and sleeping in the same area.

The pool area was fantastic. Lots of beds to laze around with gorgeous views and access to the pool bar.

The staff were impeccable and so helpful in helping us. They took us through a map of Oia but also the island which helped our bearings. They also were so helpful arranging transfers, activities with their own recommendations, laundry,restaurants and also accommodating at extra guest for us on our last night.

We would 100% come back and stay again.

Stayed: September 2017
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Ioannis A, Ιδιοκτήτης at Laokasti Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Dear Lauran T, Thank you for taking the time to leave a kind review of your recent visit. We are delighted to read how much you appreciated the villa and how highly you enjoyed the experience. Always at your disposal, Laokasti Villas.

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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed here on two separate occasions at either end of our trip to Milos. The location of the hotel is great - just outside the old town in Oia. There are no views of the caldera but you can see the sea on the other side of the island from the lovely pool and some of the rooms. The hotel was perfectly fine, and the rooms had comfy beds and a little kitchenette which was very handy. We also got given a free bottle of local wine with our room. We didn't eat in the restaurant except for breakfast. A bit more flexibility could have made our stay much more relaxed. As an example the hotel requires you to specify the day before what time you want breakfast, and what you want to eat, even if you are eating in the restaurant. It wasn't a big deal, but it made our stay less relaxing than it might be. And the system didn't seem to work terribly well, as despite this procedure on one day breakfast was quite late. As another example, when we checked in for our second stay a mistake with our Expedia booking (possibly by us) meant we'd been given a double room rather than two singles. The receptionist didn't really help us to solve the problem and it fell to us to separate out the two single beds and negotiate some extra bedding. Neither of these were particularly big deals but they meant the hotel felt less personal and friendly than it might have done, hence giving it three stars.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Ioannis A, Ιδιοκτήτης at Laokasti Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Dear 11katie, We have been happy to welcome you at the Laokasti Villas and hope that you had a pleasant trip back home. We would like to thank you for taking the time for sharing your feedback with us regarding your stay. We assure you that we will take very seriously all your remarks. We are looking forward to welcoming you again and quarantee our full attention. With kindest regards, Laokasti Villas.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We were in Santorini for a wedding and without renting a car this hotel's location was superb. It is right by the bus stop so if you want to get into Fira it is just a 1.80 Euro bus ride away. We made a few excursions to the different beaches and all buses depart from Fira.

The streets in Oia are absolutely rammed in the summer particularly around sunset as the sunsets here are about as spectacular as I've ever seen. Being set just before the main pedestrianised walkway most of this traffic and accompanying noise is avoided however you are still only a few steps away if you wish to find another restaurant to eat at or take photographs of the area which lends itself to postcards.

The staff were very attentive and helpful and although the breakfast was basic the setting was pleasant. Unfortunately we didn't get the chance to eat in the hotel restaurant because we had a 15% discount and had heard good things about the food.

The accommodation itself was relatively basic compared to some of the hotels in the area but included a fridge and cooking implements if self-catering is more your vibe.

Although I'm much more of a beach goer than a sitter around pools the pool was very large and deep for Santorini and great for a dip after a busy day out. Not a bad place for sunset either...

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Ioannis A, Ιδιοκτήτης at Laokasti Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Dear Chris R, thank you very much for your glowing review and we are delighted to read how much you have enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards, Laokasti Villas

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