just like the hotel's name, absolute bliss. The staff and the service were good. Honeymoon suite is perfect including the caldera view, breakfast at the balcony, the jaccuzi at the balcony with hot water!!!! except that the water is a little bit salted ; ) and the hotel is a little bit far away from Oia. if you walk to there it needs 2 hours and if you take taxi to there it takes €10 euro. you can also choose to take bus to Fira then transfer to Oia but waste time of waiting bus :) so we finally choosed taxi ; ) we will come back for this hotel
We had a nice stay at Alexander's Boutique Hotel in early Oct. I definately recommend to stay at Oia rather than Fira...The service from Alexander is perfect, people are nice and patient, always provide you timely feedback and good advices...breakfast will be brought to your room so you can have a sea view private breakfast without any disturbbing!! The only little issue is that they don't have their own swiming pool so you have to use one from the other hotel at the other side of the street where you don't have view of the sea.......but it is not a problem for us as we find old port from Oia for swiming everyday which is muce better!
The hotel is well designed and the room is unique. The breakfast is well served but not at the balcony in front of our room. There are welcome desert, but not tasty at all. Although in Oia, but there is no sunset view from the balcony. Actually, the balcony is facing south, and we could not see the sun after 4 pm from our balcony. Comparing to lots of fancy hotels during our trip, this one is not good for value.
The resort is located less than a mile away from the Fira bus station. It costs us about 10-15 mins walk(with/without luggage). There are lots of swimming pools to use which is really perfect. the breadfast is soso, but the front desk is really nice. The most important reason to choose El Greco but not hotels in downtown Fira or Firostafani, is we can see the sea right in front of us,super beautiful sunset.