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Hi! My name is Panagiotis. I would like to welcome you to my beautiful studio in Santorini in Greece! For any questions, please, do not hesitate to contact me!
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Very fine. Nice and helpfull people.
The room was clean and we had a great time in Oia.
The apartment is nice, with a great view. It's a little out of the way (not in town), but its only a short walk. I wish there had been wifi in the room, as - being a bit isolated in the apartment - it would be nice to be able to communicate with friends and family from the comfort of your own space and not have to walk to reception (in a separate building).
Tarkiss, the owner, is very friendly and helpful. He collected me from the bus stop and also drove me into fira one day when he was heading that way anyway.
STUDIO NOT LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN OIA AS ADVERTISED. the #1 principle of good service is to manage expectations appropriately, and Panagiotis really shoots himself in the foot here. The studio is described as being in the center of Oia, or at least only 100m from the "center community" or something like that. This is NOT the case--although his argument is that he is 200m from A "community center building". It is in fact located in Ammoudi Bay, and it was a 15 minute walk uphill to Oia. There are no cliffs in this location, just flat land with scattered homes, and a LOT of construction. We had emailed Panagiotis for more information on finding the place, the day before arrival--ie, what's the address? How do we get there? If we took a cab, where would we tell them to go? His response to this was incredibly unhelpful, just "Oia on the way to AMMUDI PORT 200 meters from the community which is in the center. Thank you." This information was so misleading and unhelpful that we wondered around Oia proper for an HOUR before a helpful shop owner recognized his name and pointed out that the place is not in fact in Oia. His assistant laughed out loud when he heard we were staying there, which was obviously a warning sign. When we DID finally make it to the studio (AKA ETHER STUDIOS), and I expressed my frustration with his directions, and the location, he just tried to laugh it off and blame AirBNB for limiting what he's allowed to say (??). SO frustrating. He was not apologetic AT ALL, just full of excuses. So by this point, it's late, I'm tired, I just want to drop our luggage and go into Oia. I figured that the studios themselves must be super nice to make up for this very suboptimal location--boy was I wrong. First off, everything is coated in a heavy layer of dust, thanks to the nearby construction and the heavy winds. I think they've given up on sweeping the place ever, so there's a very nice layer of this dust that will coat your feet if you dare to walk barefoot. The apartment is in total disrepair--bathroom unfinished (shower head even fell off the wall at one point), windows and doors not sealed, light fixtures not working, bare furnishings, incredibly uncomfortable bed, NO A/C as advertised. There's a patio, but it's certainly not private! They didn't even provide towels--and when I requested them, Panagiotis rationed them very strictly--we could only get two, and although he said they would replace them daily, they didn't. We had to leave them crumpled up in a ball in front of the door to get them changed. There is a "cafe" advertised at the pool, but there is no food or coffee included in the cost of the studio. I will admit, the sunsets were great. That was honestly the only good feature of the place, BUT it's SO windy thanks to...
Verblijf viel nogal tegen. Allereerst vonden wij het moeilijk te vinden. Accommodatie bleek Ether Studio's te heten, maar van die naam zijn wij nimmer via Airbnb op de hoogte gesteld. Bij het reisbureautje op het busstation kende men het ook niet en toen ik uiteindelijk de eigenaar belde werd ik zeer kortaf te woord gestaan en met een onduidelijke beschrijving op pad gestuurd. Kamer zelf stelde weinig voor (op het geweldige uitzicht na), keiharde bedden en een smoezelige badkamer. Douche zonder gordijn dus alles zeiknat en amper afvoer zodat het water op de badkamervloer bleef staan. Ook zeer opmerkelijk dat de schoonmaakster zich kennelijk zo vrij voelde om mijn plastic tas met was op de vloer leeg te gooien en vervolgens te gebruiken als afvalzak in het (wcpapier) prullenbakje in de badkamer. Tenslotte nog een onvriendelijk afscheid aangezien mevrouw kennelijk niet doorhad dat wij (helaas) al op voorhand hadden betaald. Geen aanrader dus.
Very nice studios with a fantastic view from everywhere in the property. We had a great stay here! Amoudi is at a walking distance great to snorkle!!
We really enjoyed our stay at Ether Studios. Its about a 3 minute walk from Oia, the most beautiful town on the island. We were recommended to hire a car and this proved great advice for exploring the island. The rooms are basic but clean, pool is fantastic all of which have a sunset view away from the hussle and bussle of Oia... relaxing!
The only hick-up was due to payment complications. I booked for 4 people which was clearly stated in airbnb communications. On arrival I was told I had only paid for 2 people and that a further €60 was due. Admittedly it was still reasonably good value but I mention this to hopefully eradicate this confusion in the future.
Staff are friendly and helpful.