My husband and I recently spent 10 nights at the Golden Sunset Villas. We were probably there a bit longer than the average guest. Overall we had a great time and there are lots of positives about the hotel which have been mentioned by other reviewers.
We stayed in room 1 and it was a great room with a nice large balcony area. After reading about all the uncomfortable beds in Greece, we were very happy that our bed was very comfortable and we slept quite well the whole time we were there. The views from everywhere in the hotel are amazing, especially at sunset. The people in the hotel were always very nice. The location of the hotel is in a nice quiet location, but only a few minutes walk from Oia with all the shops and restaurants. The small kitchen in the room is handy. It's not a full kitchen but we made pasta one night and we were able to keep cheese and cold meats in the fridge.
The doorways are all different heights but mostly short. I was fine because I'm only 5'2", but my husband (5'10") ended up with quite a few lumps from hitting his head on the doorway to the kitchen.
Breakfast was not bad, just exactly the same every day so it got boring after 10 days. It was fine for me, although I would have preferred more fresh fruit rather than fruit salad from a tin. We did end up going out to breakfast 2 of the days because my husband was bored and wanted a hot breakfast.
They did our laundry at the hotel for 10 euros per load, which was pretty good value compared to hotels that charge by the piece.
There were a couple of negative points to Golden Sunset. First of all, one reason I picked this hotel was that it had a swimming pool. Unfortunately, it doesn't mention on the website, but the pool does not open until mid-May. Many other pools in Oia were open in late April when we were there because we could see people sunbathing by them.
Secondly, the bathroom in the our room was terrible. The toilet seat did not stay up on its own, making it very awkward to use the toilet for both my husband and myself. The sink was funny and if you bend over while brushing your teeth or washing your face, you run the risk of hitting your head on the glass shelf above, as it is in a bad position. The shower is small and you need to hold the shower head in your hand to use it as it's not at the right angle when attached to the wall. My husband didn't mind that, but I like to be hands free in the shower with a constant stream of water keeping me warm. Toiletries - shampoo, shower gel, body lotion, soap - were provided, but not replenished in the 10 nights we were there. I imagine if we'd asked for more they would have given it to us, but it's nicer to automatically get more when you run out. Towels were replaced daily, and they were nice and big, but rather stiff and scratchy. My last pet peeve about the bathroom was that the toilet paper was only replaced when we were almost out. I always felt like I needed to be careful how much I used because we might run out. Again, I'm sure we could have asked for more, but it's nice when these things are automatic. The good part of the bathroom was that it had a window so you could shower with a view (and hope no one walked by).
Overall it wasn't the nicest hotel I've stayed at but I think it was good in terms of value for money compared to a lot of the other hotels in Oia. I would have liked a nicer bathroom but I didn't want to pay an extra 100 euros a night for it! Santorini is not the cheapest place to visit and Golden Sunset Villas is a good choice to get amazing views and good service for a good price.
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