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
The most incredible stay from start to finish. We cannot wait to come back to Santorini to stay at Grace. Before our trip we reached out to the hotel for restaurant & beach suggestions and to book a rental car, and from the get-go they were on top of it to make our stay amazing. Mikalis at the hotel took fabulous care of us before, and once we arrived at the hotel, he is the absolute best! It’s a stunning location, with the incredible views of the Caldera and everyone who works at the hotel, from the driver Harris to housekeeping and all the servers at the pool and breakfast area are so friendly. Every morning, there is a breakfast feast and every night upon return to the hotel room, there are surprise gifts left on your bed. I would run back here as a couple, or with older children. The only difficulty of the hotel are all the steps to reach it, so if you are a family with young children or have elderly family with you, it would be difficult as you need to walk about 8-10min from drop off, down steep steps to reach the entrance of the hotel. There is a gym, Pilates and yoga room which are new and clean. We loved this hotel and are so thankful we chose to stay here because everyone at Grace made our stay in Santorini so memorable.
This is a great hotel with amazing views, exceptional amenities, attention to detail in the design of every room and staff that try hard. Albeit, I am not rating it 5 star just because I felt sometimes the service was slow. Staff tried really hard; therefore you won’t have any issues in terms of staff making an effort. But on many occasions service was slow, maybe partly because this is Greece and culturally people take it easier. That’s the only area which we considered as “room for improvement”. We stayed in a junior suite with great views. Restaurant food was not to our taste. But staff always booked us into best available restaurants.
I had a pleasant experience, everything was great , the only issue that I didn’t like was the behavior by a manager which she was very impolite with her staff and I saw that , otherwise overall excellent !!