We were greeted with a cool delicious drink and brought to our room via golf cart. The concierge was eager to help us with anything we needed to make our trip memorable. We needed a rental car and they quickly arranged one to be dropped off and picked up on the premises. It was so easy and reasonable. The property has 5 pools to choose from but you will want to be in the infinity pool looking out at the Mediterranean and sunset views. There is a walking path from the resort that leads you right into town that was quick and easy. Having our own person Jacuzzi outside was so relaxing and the rooms were so spacious and had every little thing that you could want. The small kitchen with your own coffee and cappucino maker and complimentary wine! The breakfast buffet is amazing and overlooks the pool. We needed to get a quick bite before leaving for a sailing cruise and I asked them to make us up some sandwhiches which they qucikly did and were delicious! We did not stay long enough to take advantage of the spa and they do offer complimentary service to each guest but I did check it out and wished we were staying longer! Overall I highly recommend. The lotions, shampoo and shower gel and oil in the rain shower were worth the trip!
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Hotel Overal90/10090/100Guests are very happy with the relaxation.Couples friendly is excellent.Guests are very happy with the Animation, entertainment, nightlife, music.“great gym” “honeymoon suite” “spa area” “spa treatments”
Facilities89/10089/100Great Swimming Pool.Guests are very happy with the Hotel age.Average Sport facilities.“main pool” “poolside bar” “pool bar” “main area”
Cleanliness97/10097/100Great Overall CLEANLINESS.Room cleanliness could be better.“Sự sạch sẽ” “Hygiëne”
Room90/10090/100View is excellent.Great Noise.Guests are very happy with the Bed.“private patio” “best view” “private terrace” “sunset views”
Food & Drinks89/10089/100Breakfast is nice.Guests are OK with the Dining experience.Great Wine.“Nespresso coffee machine” “restaurant area” “restaurant menu” “free bottle”
Staff & Service92/10092/100Great Staff friendliness & competence.Service is excellent.Reception is excellent.“entire staff” “helpful staff” “attentive staff” “friendly staff”
Price88/10088/100Average value for money.Food price is acceptable.Food & drinks price is excellent.
Location88/10088/100Great Neighbourhood & area.Shopping is excellent.Night life & dining is good.“multiple restaurants” “Oia town” “restaurant reservations” “Ammoudi Bay”
+Absolutely everything was incredible. From the second you walk into the lovely hotel to the next place you travel to, it will be one of your favorite places. We are now in Mykonos, which is beautiful and fun, however our hearts are still at Santo Maris. The service is what stands out. But the rooms, pools, and general vibe are so welcoming, we were not ready to leave. We spent four days there and if we ever return to oia.... this will be where we stay! Miss it already. Loved the location!!! The best.
My family loved Santo Maris! The entire staff was awesome, the resort is top notch, and the food & drinks were great too! A 5 minute walk to downtown Oia. The grounds were absolutely beautiful! We had the best view of the sunset from our private patio with our own jacuzzi. We look forward to spending time at Santo Maris again in the future!
My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon in June 2016 just after the hotel had opened and decided to return this year for our 2nd wedding anniversary. From our initial contact with Dimitra we were well looked after. Even having a complimentary transfer arranged from the airport. On arrival we were delighted to see that the hotel was still as pristine as before and had expanded to add some sunset villas. The service at this hotel is beyond exceptional. All the staff show such genuine passion and delight in their roles that they uplift the hotel even more. It was a credit to the hotel that most of the same faces remained. From the reception staff, waiters and waitresses to the wonderful housekeepers, nothing is too much trouble and all work is carried out with a smile. The food as last time was fantastic as is the wine and drinks selection. I’ve racked my brains for any negatives and there simply aren’t any. This hotel is 5star. No questions asked. We are counting down the days till our next visit. Thanks you Santo Maris, keep up the exceptional work!
Everything about Santo Maris ‘speaks’ luxury, quality and the maintenance of high standards with a true focus on the guests. First impressions count - to be welcomed and checked in by polite, friendly knowledgeable staff who not only provide all of the information necessary about the facility and the town of Oia sets the standard. Then there is the intricate design of the facility, the quality architecture and the incredible standard of the individual suites. The ‘message’ upon arrival is that you will relax in opulence. The facility staff, across the board are friendly and polite (save for the solitary experience at the Spa, as below). There is a main pool in the hub of the facility with three smaller pools located around and a fourth under construction. This allows guests to be part of the main activities or to enjoy a more reclusive and exclusive poolside experience. Breakfast by the main pool or dinner at the adjoining restaurant, Alios Ilios, maintain the standards including by providing sensational views over the blue Aegean waters. We had dinner at the restaurant at an outside table while the sun was setting, providing one of those experiences that Santorini is known for. After the sun had gone down the blue lightning of the main pool ensured that the ambience and the views continued and provided an aesthetic compliment to the dinner. As for the dinner - sensational food that must compare with the best that the Greek Islands have to offer. All of which was further added to by our knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and personable waitresses, Paola and Despina (credits to the facility). This is a ‘must do’ experience for guests. What, if anything, could be improved? Only a few things come to mind - the pool hours are unreasonably restrictive at 9am - 6pm so it closes well before the sunset (as does the poolside bar); the Spa is held out as a separate business meaning treatments are unable to be added to the room account and must be paid for on booking; and, unless you book through the website you are not collected from and returned to the airport by the facility. This last issue is a significant inconvenience and a major concern for a facility that holds itself out as a 5 star accomodation offering. Finally, we decided to avail ourselves of a massage and facial at the Spa. The massage was great (a particularly good therapist in Dafni) and the facial was okay. As a combined offering, an extremely relaxing experience. We were asked to complete a ‘feedback form’ and honestly but constructively suggested that the facial could be improved by communication in the nature of discussion around skin type and problem areas and an explanation of the products to be used. This is what brought the relaxation and the quality of this experience to an abrupt end. The receptionist, Maria, upon reading the form, quickly accosted us in a very passive-aggressive manner, stating that this feedback would “ not be good for the therapist- it would count against her” and strongly suggesting that we amend our ‘scoring’. Our efforts to explain that she was wrong and we were focused on suggestions for improvement, were ignored as she spoke over us and down to us. An extremely disappointing end to what should have been a quality experience similar to our other experiences here. Would we return to the facility? Absolutely. Would we use the Spa? Probably not - but if we did we would refuse to complete the ‘feedback form’!
+Tout était parfait
This is by far and away one of the best hotels we’ve ever stayed at. We originally stayed here not long after it opened for our honeymoon in June 2016 and returned this year for our second anniversary. All of the wonderful staff were genuinely delighted we had returned and have maintained their incredible standards. The setting is beautiful, the food and drinks superb and the staff really make it one of the best. From reception staff handling the booking to the waiting on staff and all of the cleaners, every single member of the team is an absolute credit to Santo Maris. Do not stay anywhere else in Santorini, you will regret it! Thank you all once again. See you in two years!
My husband and I stayed here last August in the Deluxe Junior Suite Sunset Sea View room. Now I still gave this place 5 stars.. BUT.. there was an issue with the room at first so I need to explain. We booked this particular room and were dreaming of it for so long.. we'd looked at the photos so many times and so when we arrived (and had paid in advance) and saw the room that looked nothing like the picture we were really disappointed. The room we first went into had a pool underground with no view and tiny balcony and it was on the side of the hotel so you'd almost need to look to the side to see the sunset and I thought "wow I've paid $1500 per night for this?". Anyway we went back and asked why it was different to the manager and one of the girls let it slip.. So apparently there are a few of these rooms under the same category but only 1 of them has this amazing view they show in the photos and the others are similar but no way near as nice. Anyway they were amazing and shuffled us around into the room from the photos and can I tell you.. it was unbelievable!! Seriously even better than the photos, down to the details, decor and cleanliness.. and that balcony.. just wow!!! Once all the staff saw us heading to that room they all kept saying 'thats the best room in the hotel'. Anyway it was room number 252 - so if thats within you're budget I'd ask for that if you can. I feel sorry for the people that they shuffled out of the room to move us there - as they would have paid the same amount.. so try request if you can or don't expect that same layout and location. After that we basically never wanted to leave the hotel. We ended up ordering pizza as room service and ate on the balcony one night by the sunset.. another night we ate in the hotel restaurant which was beautiful - they had a singer there and the feel was really nice. Cocktails and food by the pool, or even in the balcony.. it was just a beautiful feel to the whole hotel. The walk to Oia town was also really quick and a nice walk anyway. I much preferred the location of this hotel than the others in Oia. When you're in the heart of the town, you look at the white buildings and see people in their little pools so no where near as private as where we were. This hotel though wasn't little white building as you think of Santorini - its more of a resort feel I'd say. I remember when researching hotels I heard that it can get quite crowded and sometimes people all crowd around at the same spot to see the sunset.. but honestly the hotel location (and of course the room we had) was so peaceful, no one in sight, completely private, yet still close enough to walk to town. I would stay here again in a heart beat (requesting that same room). We also went to the spa here which was really nice - of course you pay a lot for it. Also.. on the last night we weren't flying out till 9pm and since check out was hours earlier we were worried about where to shower etc. They had this facility where we could lock up out bags, shower and change in there. I'd never seen anything like it! It was like a room with 2 bathrooms and lockers, no bed of course but there were benches to put your bags on. I believe that day we checked out, had massages then had late lunch by the pool and then showered in that room and got ready before the transfers took us to the hotel. It was really a great way to end the stay there.
Absolute amazing service, friendly and beautiful villaa
My girlfriend (fiancé by the end) and I stayed at this amazing hotel for 4 nights - from arrival until departure there is nothing to fault this hotel. Breakfast each morning was so good - large spread to cater for all needs and wants. 5 minute walk to the town of Oia - with two different walking routes from the hotel to get there. The private terrace and jacuzzi was perfect for us however on one day we did use one of the five pools at the hotel right next to our room. Before booking the hotel I did lots of research; during our stay we did see some of the other hotels we were considering however we are more than happy with our choice of Santo Maris - highly recommend staying here and would stay again on returning to Santorini.
Santo Maris is a lovely hotel at the end of Santorini Island in Oia. As such, it is isolated from the main village of Oia. It is a steep walk up to the village along a narrow path, not tranversible at night. This had an advantage of no noise and a disadvantage of being away from the buzzing nightlife of Santorini. The hotel itself is beautiful with many different villas to choose from. The staff were excellent, particularly the porter staff that were very obliging.. Multiple pools dot the oasis and there is a central dining area and bar. The restaurant was very good.
Amazing service by Thalia, Dora and Katerina at their pool bar. Very hospitable staff from the golf cart taxi drivers to restaurant attendants. I will say concierge lacks in some guidance and follow-up. Overall great resort and location is the best! Walking distance to oia village and amazing rooms
The room was amazing with a view of the ocean and our own private balcony and hot tub. The staff were all wonderful and became true friends of ours who we are still in contact with today. Oia is just a quick walk up the hill to an amazing town with shops and restaurants and amazing views. Shout out to Dora and Validas who quickly became good friends and helped us make sure we maximized our experiences on the island! Miss you guys!
We just spent 6 days and five nights at this oasis in paradise. Located just outside the main area of Oia(200 meter walk up the footpath) , this resort offers privacy, tranquility, quiet and peace. Service at the pool provided by Validis and Dora is amazing. They are the masters of shade management underneath the blazing Santorini sun. Dimitris took great care of us each morning at the delicious and ample breakfast buffet. The coffee and cappuccino here are amazing. They have a nicely appointed gym to keep up with your workouts. Our suite was gorgeous and comfortable. The sunset views are some of the best in the world. The entire facility is spotless. This place is worth every penny. You will not be disappointed staying no here. Peace
+Unbelievable views Great service Lovely bedrooms and great attention to details One of the best hotels we have stayed at
We stayed for 3 nights. This hotel is beautiful, quiet, and clean. The manager was very accommodating and the service by all employees was outstanding. It was also very close to the square. A traveler tip for everyone. Bring very comfortable shoes. It’s a massive climb to the square as well as a 200 stair descent to the port.
-Private path could use lighting for safety in all ways. +Beautiful boutique hotel but with great feel of luxury and really good service. Walking to Oia in provate path. Brought you fresh waters at pool and room everyday (free of charge). Breakfast was amazing - must have it included! Spectatcular voews from the suites with sunset view.
-Rien a redire +Tôut était parfait. Hotel à découvrir . Nous y retournerons
+The staff are super friendly and helpful.
A wonderful 3 night stay so convenient to Oia but away from the crowds. Beautifully appointed suites with a spa and plenty of pools to cool off . Fantastic breakfast with plenty of helpful staff, great gym. Good WiFi coverage.The highlight is the sunset! A special place on a special island.