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We stayed in Ambssador hotel during the first week of September. It is a really nice hotel, with a fantastic caldera view. Location of the hotel is very good – in a quiet area comparing with Oia where it looks little bit like an open –air tourist museum. Akrotiri looks more authentic and is basicly close to everything. If you like to go to the beach – then stay in this area, because the best and most beautiful beach (Black) is just 10 min to drive. The water was crystal clear. The small village of Akrotiri has couple nice and good restaurants too. Not far away are nice wineries too. Due to only 50% of occupancy of the hotel (what they said) because of the COVID-19, we were up-graded and got a two-bedroom villa with a big terrace with probably the best view the hotel has (villa no.15). The rooms were very spacious, clean, nice bathrooms with super soft towels, although one of the bathroom (shower) might need some small reconstruction just to represent 5-star standard. The hotel has a very nice restaurant where they serve a good breakfast, a big pool in front, where the water was warm, just perfect. All of that with a fantastic caldera view. The last, but not the least – the hotel has a very very nice staff! Especially on the reception- Annezina, but all of them (!) – very nice, kind and extreamly helpful! As well as the Manager of the hotel Christina. You made our stay at your hotel perfect! Thanks a lot!
Amazing views, lovely hotel, private and peaceful but easy access to main hot spots
Stunning views from the room - hardly a room, we had a duplex ‘villa’ with 3 double bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, large lounge/dining area, huge private terrace and private pool. Beds were comfortable. Maintenance helped to secure windows and shutters when we arrived as it was very windy. We wanted to soak up the view of the caldera and this hotel was perfect. The concierge was very helpful with perfect recommendations for dining, beach clubs and excursions. A nearby taverna did the most amazing food, and the owner picked us up and dropped us back and delivered lunch to us on our last day. Great beach club - 41- very comfortable sun loungers, very good food, excellent cocktails. We took a private catamaran called ‘whispering angel’ around the caldera, same price for 5 of us privately as the public excursions. Great boat and crew, delicious lunch bbq on board. Very good hotel, Oia is a must see as was the museum near the hotel of a well preserved Minoan town. Highly recommend.
Extremely high standard of everything possible that we would expect from such a luxury hotel the manager Valadis gave us great tips on best places to visit and other good restaurants around the island it really helped us to enjoy the island to the maximum , nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff Pantelis , Dimitris and Babis ran the main restaurant better than I’ve seen in most 5 star restaurants Cannot fault them at all very friendly and accommodating always greeted us with a smile , I also want to mention the spa treatment I Received I had a black diamond facial one of the best I’ve ever had and I’ve had plenty ! So thankyou Vasilis I will be back , all in all very good experience and if you want full luxury and complete rest this is the place .
Iconic hotel with an astounding view !
We (a family of 5) stayed 4 nights in the hotel and had wonderful time there. The location is perfect, secluded from the main cities : a kingdom of serenity. The view from the rooms are mind-blowing, you can se all the caldera and the vastness of the deep blue agean sea. Be aware of the fact that all rooms are different due to the configuration of the hotel built on a cliff. Some rooms have not a direct view from the sea. I particularly recommend the room 14 (cf photos) for families. The hotel manager, Christina, is the most professionnal and acommodating I’ve ever met (and I stayed at a lot of 5* hotels) ! Big thanks to her. The staff is lovely, especially Pantelis at the restaurant. My only regret is that the pools were not heated, so even if it is hot outside we feel cold when we go to the pool because of the powerful wind. Besides that, everything was perfect !
Relaxing, beautiful views, excellent service
I cannot fault the service or presentation of the beautiful hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. It is so relaxing and quiet. It was just what we needed. We paid €10 a day to have our breakfast delivered to the room, which was well worth it - the breakfast itself was spectacular! Two reasons for not giving it the last 🌟 1) the restaurant menu is very pricey and very limited. It also does not change. This made us reluctant to eat at the hotel as there was not much on it we liked. 2) soft drinks and water are extremely inflated in price, which was a shame. Alcoholic drinks seemed more reasonable. A taxi to fira is €25 from here. The bus (once an hour) is €1.80 We found no other faults with this fantastic hotel. We had a heavenly stay - this was our second visit and we would not rule out a third!
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