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"Lovely Resort But....."
We were pretty excited about coming to this resort in that Our travel agent spoke so highly. The resort is lovely in the way that it incorporated the old and new into its complex. For example the restaurant is located in a 400 year old wine cavern which offered a rooftop seating area. ( the restaurant was terrific) our room left a bit to be desired, while clean it was dark & could use some updating. The outdoor Jacuzzi was disappointing and the lounges were dingy. The bathroom amenities such as shampoo etc. on our arrival were half used, as if the maids didn't see fit to put new bottles in after previous guests left. I expected more from a Luxury Collection Resort. This resort paled by comparison to our Mykonos Resort which cost less for more days. The Staff were for the most part helpful and friendly and they went out of their way to be accommodating. We did enjoy our stay but it in the end we came away with mixed feelings there were parts i Loved and parts that left much to be desired. Unfortunately the good did not outweigh those mixed feelings to make us want to rush back yo this resort
"Honeymoon visit that made us feel like VIPs"
The resort itself is beautiful with a mix of the Santorini style that you would expect, volcanic rock walkways and walls that give a totally difference experience when walking to their restaurant or wine tasting room (which are both more of an experience than a delicious meal as the ambiance and decor is so well done), but also the fact that they kept structures, floors, and the feel of the winery that was here originally. BUT the resort itself wasn't even the most impressive part of our visit. My now wife of 13 days and I felt like VIPs. Everything from the high level of customer service, a concierge that was more of a travel consultant knowing all of the best restaurants, activities, and logistics. The people that work here is who I was most impressed with and made our stay something that we will remember for the rest of our lives. Some reviews have said that this is "off the beaten path" and I agree. You don't have to deal with the loud mopeds and buses driving by all night, you have great restaurants, a great bakery, wine bar with live music and some local shops. Plus they have a shuttle bus to take you to the beach or right into Fira. Well done Vendema. Mr. & Mrs. M
"Perfect place to stay in Santorini"
Beautiful boutique hotel in the village of Megalochori high up on the island so amazing views. 45 villas with range from excellent to luxury. We stayed in an Athenian suite with 2 bed 2 baths, a sitting room, a balcony and a terrace. I cannot recommend highly enough. Staff all amazing, grounds beautiful, quiet and never felt as if the hotel was full even though it was. Food, service, cleanliness, service, friendlieness, all outstanding without a sense of being imposed upon. I went for my mum's 80th and there are fabulous restaurants within a 5 minute walk from the hotel. It was the perfect late September break.
"Beautiful Property & Great Service off the Beaten Path"
My husband and I spent three wonderful nights at Vedema with our two year old daughter. We stayed in the Agean Suite (Room Delta). The room was very large, clean and well appointed, with white walls and furniture and pops of blue in the tasteful art pieces. The room features a good sized "open plan" living and dining room, a small office adjoining the bedroom (which was perfect for our daughter's crib), and a huge bedroom and equally massive bath. The bedroom features white wood floors and a comfortable king sized bed with fluffy white linens. The bathroom has an oversize jetted tub and a nice separate shower with a rainwater shower head and spray nozzle. The shower drain was a little slow and after a couple of days, the bathroom began to smell a bit musty. I suspect they may have some minor drainage issues on the Property, as drainage seems to be an issue in many places throughout the island. The plumbing in the room was the one area Vedema didn't quite meet the level of a five star resort, in my opinion. The room also had a private outdoor hot tub which wasn't very hot, but that was fine with us because the weather was quite warm, even at night, so the cooler water was a nice reprieve. The light bulb in the hot tub flickered annoyingly unless it was set on full light. We suspect the light bulb was the non-dimmable kind and was simply incompatible with the socket. This was only a minor annoyance, however, and I forgot to even mention it to the staff. Given the level of service we received in all other aspects, I have no reason to believe hotel staff would not have fixed this issue as well. The buffet breakfast was fantastic, with lots of options including fruit, cereals, many types of pastries, all kinds of yummy yogurt parfaits, hot bacon, mushrooms, and eggs, coffee and tea, and free prosecco mimosas! Service was always prompt and friendly. We had lunch in the pool restaurant after checking in - it was decent but fairly expensive for what we ordered. I'd skip it in favor of one of the local family tavernas, the closest of which is just a few doors down the hill. The resort property consists of several buildings where the suites are nicely spaced out. The main facilities are situated on the site of a former winery, with some structures including a wine cellar that are something like 400 years old! The walkways and walls of the restaurant and bar areas are made of beautiful black volcanic rock. The fine dining restaurant and wine tasting rooms are absolutely gorgeous, even though we did not drink or dine there. The pool isn't huge, but it was nice and cool and our daughter loved swimming there in the evenings. The pool area/terrace restaurant are welcoming, and not one of those pretentious sunbathing spots you often see at five star hotels where beautiful people are constantly jockeying for sunbeds. There was a lovely evening cocktail hour where hotel staff chatted casually with guests while pouring generous complimentary glasses of wine and aperol spritzes and circulating appetizer plates. Our daughter ate an entire bowl of mixed nuts, and the staff just laughed and refilled it, cooing at her all the while. The staff happily found a wonderful babysitter to watch our daughter in our room while we went to Oia for the evening. My daughter could not stop talking about how much fun they had together (thank you again, Anthi!). The hotel is located in a quaint little town called Megalochori. The town is fairly quiet and features a few tavernas and shops containing handmade leather goods, art and other souvenirs. There are beautiful white buildings and bright blue doorways everywhere, and a lovely little blue domed church complete with bell tower. While the hotel is out of the way of major tourist towns, we rented a car and were able to park it in the hotel's small private lot, making it very convenient to explore the island while actually staying in a more tranquil environment than we saw in Fira and Oia. We stayed in four five star hotels during our travels in Greece. Vedema was the clear winner for our family! Thanks so much for making our stay such a pleasure! Highly recommended.
"Hotel is not worth the price."
Staff are gracious & helpful, but facilities and quality are severely lacking for this price point. Room: Avoid room 4H. This was the room we were put into with a child. The room is spacious, white, separated from other rooms. However, it is next to a town road (i.e. the road is outside your room) so speeding cars, ATVs, motorcycles will make loud bursts of noise as they occasionally (including late at night). The window of the bathroom looks out eye-level onto the road as well, so as you are relieving yourself in your luxury accommodations - you realize someone parking a motorcycle is starting at you (at your head). If you close the window, the bathroom lacks ventilation. Location: You will wait 15-20 minutes for taxi pickup, which will be needed to go anywhere. Figure 40 euro each way to Oi'a So 80-100 euro round trip to Oi'a (with tip. This location is fine to explore rest of the island, and is quiet with a few restaurants in the surrounding village (they were good, but not the best on our trip, and we ate at the higher rated ones). Breakfast: Shockingly overpriced even for a luxury resort. Price would be OK if there was a live cooking station (e.g., fresh eggs, carved meets). But to charge that much for eggs in a plastic tray, a yogurt toppings bar, and limp silver dollar pancakes -- is pretty depressing. They should improve the offerings here. We wanted to go out of our way to avoid it, but there are limited breakfast options nearby. Room Quality: Rooms are only OK. Bathroom shower door leaks a substantial amount of water into the main floor. Shower lost its temperature within a relatively short period of time. Cabinetry under the TV (e.g. holding the mini fridge) does not close properly so we left it hanging wide open even when not in use. Our wifi light flicked at night which was mildy annoying. Babysitting cost: The charge here of 25 euro/hour is the highest we paid on our trip. We stayed at Autograph collection in Crete at similar room-rate and it was 15 euro/hour. Maybe this is a higher price for Santorini, but I suspect this hotel charges a lot because of its review ratings/luxury focus. Positives are: - The staff. Lovely staff, probably the most friendly of our trip. They are also helpful on top of stuff. Ours was a short trip so we did not ask the staff to switch rooms, which I am sure they would have done if they could have. - Overall feel of the hotel is very cool. Pool looks nice, as does the pool bar (which I never saw anyone use during our modestly off-season visit). - Rooms are far apart from each other - Very quiet (if you are not next to the road)
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM