Alexander's Boutique Hotel of Oia
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAlexander's Boutique Hotel of Oia
We arrived very early in the morning at 7am at the hotel and had to wait till 8am for the reception to open. Evita came at 8am and greeted us with a huge smile. Unfortunately the guests staying in our room did not check out early so we were supposed to wait till 12pm for the room to be ready. She apologised even though it's not her nor the hotel's fault as check in time is always in the afternoon anyway. We kept our bags there and went for a walk but we were too tired from the whole night of not sleeping in Athens airport so we decided to sit on the bench in front if the reception and wait. We fell asleep on the bench in the scorching sun and the hotel staff woke us up not long after when our room is ready. We managed to check in at around 10:30am as the guests left early. We appreciate the efforts of the hotel and all the staff to prepare the room in perfect condition in such a short time. The housekeeper is extremely efficient in her job as we observed. The staff is also very nice and we chatted with him few times, a humourous and polite guy.
We had the cave house just across the reception with a big shared patio and the view is amazing. The room is big and spacious with a double bed and a single bed. We kept the bed like a couch and the cushions on the bed is very comfy. Kitchenette has all the utensils we needed and the coffee machine makes good coffee. There is also a water boiler if you need to make some tea. They provide you with coffee powder and tea bags. The shower is really hot and the water pressure is strong as well. We have no complains and we really like the room. I would say its great for the price with a caldera view. Their other rooms must be much nicer but this is the only category we would pay for. We were even thinking to book another hotel without view which is way cheaper but we are glad we didn't. It's a great experience to stay in the historical cave house with modern amenities and awesome view. It was definitely worth it.
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