If there is one destination that should be on your “must-see” list, then Santorini gets my vote.
I am not sure if it’s the location, architecture, delicious food or stunning views from every corner of the island, but this place is simply magical.
I arrived in November 2013 with my then-boyfriend (now husband), to celebrate turning 30 years young.
I have posted a few pictures on my Facebook profile, but they simply don’t do any justice to the beauty of this island.
So here is a special little post dedicated to one amazing hotel in Imerovigli, Santorini.
Just like almost all hotels in Santorini, it sits on the edge of a cliff and literally, every room (suite) in the hotel has stunning sea views.
We stayed at an amazing place called Above Blue Suites.
When you arrive at the hotel, you don’t see anything apart from the hotel sign. You’ll have to walk down steep steps to reach the reception and suites.
Each suite has an outdoor Jacuzzi on the balcony and some of the more expensive ones even an indoor Jacuzzi.
The views are just spectacular. On the edge of the right side of the photo is a village Oia, probably the most famous place in Santorini. More on that later!
The hotel pool is pretty cool too. We didn’t hang out there much as it was start of November, so not really your pool weather.
Even the hotel security guy was pretty cute.
This was our suite, called rose. Shaped like a cave, as for most of the hotels, that’s the only way to build on these steep cliff – by drilling inside the rock formation and creating cave-shaped rooms.
The room was a one long hallway ending with a massive bed with side doors leading to a toilet with shower.
Not your average hotel room, right?
From tiny decor details to the quality of the furnishing and services provided, it’s hard to imagine a better place to stay on the island.
This was actually the first real luxury hotel experience for me, so I was getting excited about every little feature. Like breakfast!
Served on your private terrace, you could choose from a menu that also included a free glass of champagne every morning. You can guess what I had!
No waiting in the queue to get to the hotel restaurant. You pick the time and the staff will set everything up on your balcony.
Right next to the hotel was a small pathway that I couldn’t wait to explore already on our first day.
You can wander around, and you will notice there are almost no borders between the houses or hotels. You can stumble into someone’s garden by mistake or let the local cats lead your way to the nearest beauty spot.
After our first night in the Rose suite, we had lots of problems with the hot tub that wouldn’t work, and because it was a special occasion, we were pretty disappointed. The staff couldn’t get it sorted despite sending a handyman, so instead, we got a free upgrade to an even bigger and better room. Did I say I love this hotel already?
The suite was almost opposite our old one, one major difference was that it has one hot tub also indoors and was a lot more expensive.
Apologies for the messy photos, when I was taking these I had no idea they would end up on a blog one day!
The star of the show – indoor hot tub. First time for everything on this trip.
If you’re looking for a cool place to say, I couldn’t recommend Above Blue Suites enough!
The staff is super friendly, helpful and they will do anything to make you happy. If you check their reviews on booking.com, you will see what I mean.
I can’t wait to be back one day to relive this holiday all over again!