Art Maisons Oia Castle
- Free WiFi
With a stay at Art Maisons Oia Castle, you’ll be centrally located in Santorini, steps from Oia Castle and Naval Museum. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Baxedes Beach and Cape Columbo Beach.
Make yourself at home in one of the 8 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and plasma televisions. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a rooftop terrace. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.
Food & Drink
Take advantage of the hotel’s room service (during limited hours).
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request).
How to Get There
Ilias is the manager of the hotel and he is AMAZING! My husband and I went here for our honeymoon and we had the time of our lives! This review is very long over due (we went in the beginning of October). We were met at the gate by someone from the hotel and walked us through the enchanting village of Oia. Ilias met us and asked us what we wanted to do on this trip and literally took care of EVERYTHING. From booking our dinner reservations, our catamaran tour, and land tour- we did not have to do a single thing but show up to all of our reservations. Santorini is absolutely gorgeous and we were able to see the entire island- tip to tip- thanks to him. Now, for Oia castle- STAY IN OIA CASTLE. You will literally have the best view on the entire island for that MAGICAL Santorini sunset. The rooms are so unique and match the architecture of the island. You will have the picturesque view that you were dreaming of if you stay in Art Maisons Oia Castle. I am so glad that this was the hotel we chose. After traveling and seeing the entire island, we were able to get a look at the other hotel options we had and we hands down chose the best hotel for what we wanted- an amazing view, easy access to the shops and restaurants, and outstanding service. It was the trip of a lifetime!
Art Maisons Santorini was wonderful -- a coveted view from the room and balcony, welcoming and helpful staff, excellent and copious breakfast, a great private jacuzzi for soaking after a long active day. If your not into steps, in the room we had and to get to the jacuzzi, this may not be for you -- but then maybe Santorini isn't for you, either. A memorable experience.
We stayed in both the castle and aspaki hotels on our trip. Every member of their staff was amazing. The bell hops carried our luggage between hotels and to vehicles, the concierges at both locations suggested great meals and activities. You know the location is great when you have to fight to get to your front door because everyone wants to take a picture of the view you have. Would recommend to friends. (All photos are from the balcony of the rooms we stayed in between the two. Beautiful views.)
My husband and I spent 7 nights in Santorini - 5 of which we spent in Imerovigli and 2 of which we spent in the honeymoon suite at Aspaki in Oia. The hotel itself is great - beautiful cave like rooms built into the cliffs, beautiful panoramic views of the caldera and a nice complimentary breakfast each morning. However, we didn’t love Oia and were glad we only spent two nights here. Even in the off season (we were there late October) Oia is PACKED with tourists. Aspaki is tucked away in the cliffs just below the main walking path in Oia and due to the great location people would literally jam the walkway between the main path and the hotel entrance to pose for pictures and see the views. We had to push our way through hordes of people every time we entered or left the hotel. Having spent a whole week in Santorini and exploring every inch of the island, I would not recommend staying in Oia. You can easily hike there or take a shuttle there if you want to spend the day walking around the shops, but if you are looking for peace and quiet and relaxation, do not stay in Oia! We very much preferred Imerovigli (we stayed at the amazing Anastasis Apartments just on the outskirts) and would recommend that to anyone. But to each their own - if you like being surrounded by people everywhere you go and want to pay double the price for everything, then you may prefer Oia!
We can’t recommend Art Maisons highly enough to do it justice. We stayed in the Aqua Suite at the Castle for an extremely memorable four-day stay, and it was absolutely worth every penny. This is an incredible boutique hotel in a fantastic location with stunning ocean/sunset/Oia views, wonderful accommodations (including a full kitchen if you are inclined to cook), and the best, most accommodating staff we have ever encountered.
The suite was extremely well appointed and comfortable, had a lovely indoor cave pool, a wonderful sun deck, the most private outdoor Jacuzzi on the island, and offered everything one could possibly want in a hotel. The views were stunning at any time of the day, and it was extraordinarily private – the room and the views are attractions in and of themselves! Elias was warm and accommodating and was there to ensure everything went smoothly, the daily staff were attentive and unobtrusive, and the chefs, Anita and Dida, were a true delight.
Breakfast at Art Maisons is a five-star experience in and of itself, and anyone staying at the castle should be sure to take advantage of the private restaurant at Aspaki for lunch and/or dinner – away from the hordes of tourists, and a truly memorable meal each and every time, with spectacular Caldera views. The food was extraordinary, and prepared from scratch on the spot – and was delicious across the board – to the point that even though we tried different restaurants in Oia for different meals, we ended up coming back to Aspaki for late dinner each night because of the quality of the food and the ambience. Honestly, we were treated like royalty, with friendly, engaging, service from some truly delightful people.
We can’t recommend Art Maisons enough, and are already planning our return – although it was mentioned that the suite may be scheduled for renovation – what they might do to make it better we can’t imagine.
If visiting Santorini, save yourself from all the run of the mill places, with crowded spaces and average food, and treat yourselves to Art Maisons. You won’t regret it for a second. We certainly didn’t, and wish we could find better words to describe it.
Eric & Sandy - Ottawa