1864 The Sea Captain's House

Oia, Santorini

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19.5
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms19.5
  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service19.5
  • Overall19.5
5
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

Perfect, just perfect, the setting, the, view, the vernacular architecture, the stylish interior design, the continuous flowing sculpted white surfaces, and the setting on the edge of the volcano and the deep dark blue of the Caldera lagoon. How good could it get? Takis and his wife are the most charming and helpful of hosts and over a delicious breakfast their advice on the day and the restaurants and the wines... And the restaurants they advised were superb and the wines local and interesting and rare grape varieties like the Mavrodragano. We stayed in the Cave suite under the Captain's suite and where apparently his crew (lucky crew!) lived with two double bedrooms, a candlelit jacuzzi, two more bathrooms, a kitchen and five aircon units not to mention more mood lighting control than a spaceship. And then there was the private balcony with its fabulous views and endless photo opportunities for Asian brides... There was even a mysterious internal stone staircase leading to kind of monks cell where I was inspired to sit and write... As I said - it was perfect!

What the hotel could do better:

As I said - it was perfect!

John

Stayed April 2015

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Hotel Description

In Santorini, the location does almost all of the work; most hotels just do their best not to spoil the view. Any hotel that can actually add something to the natural experience very quickly crosses over into the extraordinary — and the reason we’re here, as you might have imagined, is that the delightfully named 1864 The Sea Captain’s House is one of this rare breed.

First of all, even on Santorini, there are locations, and then there are locations. Oia, at the top of the inner crescent, is probably the island’s most picturesque town, its terraced residences cascading precipitously down the cliffside. The Sea Captain’s House joins them — with just four suites (and no reception or other common space), it’s scarcely a hotel at all, presenting what’s essentially an idealized, luxe version of Oian village life.

That means jacuzzis in every suite, for one, and an approach to decorating that goes beyond the stripped-down Greek-island norm — there are hints of the baroque in these bedrooms, with their antique woodwork and gilded mirrors. It’s all in the name of character, though, rather than pure flash; the scale of the place prevents it ever feeling over-opulent. Dine in, if you’re in the mood for some privacy, or book a table at one of the owners’ two village restaurants, if you prefer a more sociable stay.

Please note: 1864 The Sea Captain's House is open seasonally, March through mid-December.

How to get there:

Santorini (Thira) can be easily reached by plane or ferry. Flight time from Athens is approximately 45 minutes.

Ferries from Athens' Pireaus port to Thira take approximately 3 hours.

Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance with transfers to the hotel.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 4 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Valid credit card required. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com with your estimated time of arrival so that the hotel can arrange the Arrival Transfer if included, prepare for your arrival and send directions for finding the hotel. Prices displayed are for two persons only. When booking the Captain's Suite, or the Cave Suite there is a 50 EUR per person per night supplement for more than 2 guests. The hotel welcomes children aged 12 and up.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Valid credit card required. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com with your estimated time of arrival so that the hotel can arrange the Arrival Transfer if included, prepare for your arrival and send directions for finding the hotel. Prices displayed are for two persons only. When booking the Captain's Suite, or the Cave Suite there is a 50 EUR per person per night supplement for more than 2 guests. The hotel welcomes children aged 12 and up.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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