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“Romantic hideaway on Santorini”

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Altana Traditional Houses and Suites
Ranked #3 of 50 Hotels in Imerovigli
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

We were so glad we chose this hotel. There were cheaper options on Santorini, but the experience here was well worth every cent.

Christos was everything promised by all the other reviewers. He was so kind an attentive- we really felt spoiled. The staff were all friendly and knowledgeable, truly eager to help us enjoy our stay.

Our room was cozy, very clean, and with a stunning view. The pool is small, but as a small hotel it was never crowded.

Location, we thought, was perfect. We didn't want to be in a noisy or crowded place, but also didn't rent a car. It was a 15-20 min walk to Fira, which was perfect for getting to restaurants or shopping, but still quiet and much more private than other hotels we saw. Oia is a very easy bus ride away.

Overall, this is an ideal place for a romantic vacation. I can't say enough good things about it.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed 25 September 2011

My wife and I arrived late at night at the Altana and were met my Andrea and Chris. They immediately welcomed us and helped orient us to Santorini. Our room had corner windows with sensational views of the caldera, and our own private patio where we had our wonderful breakfast tray delivered each morning. It felt like being on top of the world.
During our four days on the island we were given helpful information about seeing other areas. (And I might add, we were always addressed by name whenever any of the management spoke to us) For example, while all the travel books say to go to Oia to see the sunsets, Chris suggested that we go there early in the day before the crowds arrive. And were we ever glad that we did. Oia has some wonderful shops and galleries, and we were able to enjoy them before the tour buses arrived.
And so each night we enjoyed watching the sunsets from our viranda while enjoying our wine and cheese. On two nights there were weddings just below our patio at the church below which were very festive and fun to watch.
We relaxed by the small pool in the afternoons and just could not get enough of the wonderful vistas.
My wife and I have now returned home, and I just developed some photos to frame so that we can smile and remember our wonderful time at the Altana.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

The traditional rooms have been renovated with a lot of taste, magic touches and individual terraces overlooking the volcano. Perfect spot for the sunset or just a breath-taking view over the caldera. The service was exceptionally good, very dedicated, knowledgeable and attentive team. This spot is a gem, perfect for honeymooners, or a romantic getaway, we had an amazing and relaxing stay!
On a more practical point it is important to say the rooms smell very nice and are not humid like most "cave style" rooms, the town is only 20 min walking distance by the cliff and generally,m Imerovigli has everything you need.

Room Tip: all rooms are gorgeous and have private terrace :)
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

We stayed here for our honeymoon for 2 nights in late August. Like other reviewers had mentioned, this place was just so beautiful and romantic. We were off to a rocky start because I had asked the owner to arrange transportation from the airport to the property but due to some miscommunication, we were never picked up at the airport so my husband and I ended up taking a taxi to Altana. To make it up to us, Christos (I am assuming he's one of the owners) had offered to upgrade us to a bigger room. I opted not to go for the bigger room because the original room we booked had a nicer view. However, Christos' genuine sincerity had really calmed us down and we couldn't stay angry. Christos is also very informative and recommended places for us to explore and good restaurants for us to eat at (and my god, were they good. Some of the best food I had on my entire Europe trip).This property also has a very good view of the sunset and it is very romantic and peaceful enjoying it on our private veranda.

The property itself is located on the mountain, and a little out of the way but the walk down to Fira is about 15 to 20 minutes (the walk up is a little longer). There's a bus stop located a few minutes from the property for you to go to Oia as well.

Overall, great hospitality and service, great breakfast, great host, magnificent view, beautiful infinity pool, nice room, what more can you ask for?

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

My family and i took up three rooms in the home. I dont think i could possibly put it in words, the Service brothers Mario and Chris gave us. They went over and above to provide everything i required for the day of the wedding. They put on a fantastic sweet and drinks table for all our guest prior to us leaving for the church, as it was what i wanted. Nothing to hard for them, They are professional and take it on as if they are family as well. Congratulations Mario and Chris and again Thank you so much and for taking care of, if it was not for you i think it would have being a void. My son Willam and Penelope also wish to thank you for all you did and the applause as Penelope walked into church as you and your staff watched on from your balcony. We are indedtited to you both. I will post photos up soon.

Room Tip: All rooms in the home are of highest standard and fantastic views.Pool is spectacular.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Altana Traditional Houses and Suites

Address: Imerovigli 84700, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Imerovigli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Imerovigli
#4 Family Hotel in Imerovigli
#5 Best Value Hotel in Imerovigli
#5 Romantic Hotel in Imerovigli
Price Range: ₹ 10,448 - ₹ 41,793 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Altana Traditional Houses and Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This charming boutique hotel brings centuries-old style, history and hospitality luxuriously to life at the highest point of Santorini’s breathtaking volcanic Caldera, in Imerovigli. The restoration project of a Traditional Mansion owned by a family of generations of Captains that began in 1979 established Altana Hotel in 1983 as the first high standard guest house in the area of Imerovigli and certainly among the first on the Santorinian Caldera. This historical building complex dating back over a century, between 1779 and 1883 has been preserved, restored and renovated to meet the highest standards of modern luxury. The 6 apartments and 8 suites at Altana, each unique, blend traditional local architecture and aesthetics with modern amenities that tastefully cater for any true traveler's comfort. A unique sensitivity to detail and restored original objects revive the simple elegance of tradition and pay homage to the history of the mansion. A deeply personal service philosophy offers a unique hospitality experience in a setting surrounded by an endless horizon of blue in a bird’s eye view of the Santorinian Caldera, the Volcano, and the whole of the Southern Aegean Sea, including the neighboring islands. Enjoy a dip under the sun in the highest swimming pool on the island and feel free against the sea breeze. Lose your breath to the vibrant sunrises and mystical sunsets from your private veranda. Relax in your suite’s private Jacuzzi pool or rejuvenate your mind and body with a plethora of massage, yoga, chi-kung and beauty treatments. Enjoy homemade breakfast till noon or experiment with local homemade delicacies, sweets and wine-tasting at ‘Kafeneion’, our preserved cave-house bistro. Sample a world of gastronomy with our cooking lessons, gourmet degustation & private candle-lit dinner experiences, which incorporate our own organically grown produce straight from the volcanic soil of the Altana farm. Savor the atmosphere of relaxation and discovery that will inspire some of the most romantic and exciting moments of your life. Dive into the magic of something old and discover something new...welcome to Altana, let us immerse you into the magic of Santorini. ... more   less 
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