What We Love
- Free yoga classes at the dedicated yoga and Pilates studio
- Splurging on a couple of nights in The Villa, which has its own swimming pool and spa
- Need to check in on work? They’ll lend you a laptop
- The full-size bath products from Apivita
What To Know
- Kids under 14 aren’t permitted
- 24-hour room service is available
- The hotel can arrange helicopter transport
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Photos of Grace all start with the infinity pool, and for good reason—it’s the largest along the caldera and has stellar views of the sea and Skaros Rock. The rooms are nothing to sniff at, either, as they have a super-cool minimalist look that’s mostly white with the occasional dot of color—all the better to highlight the bright blue of the sea. If you can, splurge on a room with a plunge pool so you can sip champagne and gaze out to sea in privacy (the Grace suite has an additional pool indoors). The hotel’s “Bespoke by Grace” program is a nice touch: you’ll get an email after booking that asks for your preferences for pillows, room fragrances and bath products, and once you’re at the hotel you can choose from a number of interactive experiences centered around gastronomy, photography and wellbeing. Santoro, the in-house restaurant, has a Mediterranean menu of sea bass moussaka and fresh oysters, but it’s the champagne lounge that takes the cake. Cocktails and bubbly from the well-curated selection are the aperitifs of choice while watching the sunset.
In the Area
While it’s tempting to float all day in the infinity pool, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy during your vacation. Spend an afternoon at the hot springs (though wear a black swimsuit as the minerals will stain light colors). The hotel can organize a boat to take you there. The Santorini Arts Factory is worth the half-hour drive south, since the refurbished factory hosts stimulating art exhibits and lively musical and dance performances. Closer to home, Anogi is just a few minutes’ walk and serves up fabulously fresh seafood in a homey atmosphere. Grab a table on the patio in good weather. For lively nightlife, Casablanca Soul is the place to be thanks to live music, DJs, and solid cocktails.
How to Get There
Grace Hotel surpassed all of our expectations sourced from viewing all of the reviews. Began with the transfer from the airport, the porters delivering our bags, and the welcome glass of champagne. The hotel and its views were as stunning as
advertised. The room was clean, comfortable, spacious, and provided a great view from the balcony. You do need to be relatively fit to go up the stairs- a common theme in Santorini. You really appreciate the porters transporting luggage. Highly recommend for a special visit to a special island.
......the check out was followed by a persisting thought 'what is the soonest that I can come back'. Yes, Santorini is a self standing amazing experience but Grace certainly assisted to explode the ambience of our stay.
A walk along the Caldera from Imerovigli to Fira, is an evidence itself that Grace is the best place to stay!
The exclusivity and seclusion that Grace provides, is unique but also rare, considering that in most -if not all- other hotels, the view is interrupted by pass-by travelers due to the infrastructure of the walkways. the location is right on the peak of the morphology triangle of Imerovigli providing the best edge experience.
the personnel is carved at global standards of service and their approach is impeccable! the amazing setting and design of common areas is perfect for the last touch on this art work during sunset.
the interior design of rooms is spectacular with a very well balance approach to the 'character' of the island, providing the customer with the required privacy.
what triggered our overwhelming surprise, was the level of cleanliness in all areas. Although we visited the hotel just before the seasonal end, everything was so neat, that made it look like we were the first customers at the seasonal start up. Having an extensive experience from top 5* hotels globally, I can certainly confirm that Grace and all management/ personnel embracing this project(at the end of the day it is all about people), have achieved an extraordinary result of top global rating experience.
It is needless to say, that Grace has overcome our expectations, tendering great value for money spend. no second thoughts!
Let’s start with the positives: The location and view is unbeatable. Room is modern looking and well maintained. We stayed at VIP Suite #44 but experienced issues with the faulty aircon with periodic noise and would turn off by itself. The very kind and helpful lady (she is probably the manager) from the reception promptly addressed to the problem and moved us to Grace Suite #54 when the staff couldn’t fix the aircon issue at Suite #44.
Now onto the negative: We had an issue with the attitude of the bar attendant at The Lounge on Oct 12, 2019 (Saturday) at around 4:30pm. I kindly asked the bartender (who was the only staff present at The Lounge) to take a picture for us and provided exact direction on how I wanted the photo to be framed (as I wasn’t satisfied with his initial shot), but he reacted negatively, refused to listen, walked away with an attitude saying, “I am just the bartender, not a professional photographer”. I was being totally kind/courteous and was shocked that he reacted in such a negative way. There was no miscommunication or misunderstanding at all. I would suggest the hotel management to address this issue and provide necessary training for this staff member to improve on his attitude and service quality. It is such a pity that our stay at this supposedly marvellous property is tainted at the last hour by this rude staff member at The Lounge.