The hotel and surrounding town are charming. It was very relaxing and a good location to be based. Next time I would rent a car to drive around the island as it is so small it is easy to drive around Santorini in a day. It is a pity that the pool and jacuzzi were not warm enough, but hopefully they can improve upon that. The staff are more than accommodating […] and went above and beyond the call of duty, including upgrading my friend and I to nicer rooms. I would definitely recommend this hotel to family and friends. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"terrible service in a challenging location"
We stayed here for one-night because it was a Starwood property and expected good service. Unfortunately, this was the worst hotel experience of our 3 week trip across Europe. The hotel concierge was unresponsive prior to arrival and failed to arrange our "free" transfer from the Ferry to the hotel, so we were left at the port / terminal without transportation […] on arrival. The hotel was not in a convenient location and we had other issues with the hotel concierge's complimentary transfer services. The hotel was far from other sites and inconveniently located. The pool was nice, but overall, the hotel concierge was over-worked, not helpful, and unapologetic about a number of basic guest needs. This hotel was understaffed for the number of guests, location, and the price we paid for the room. We left in a hurry and wished we had stayed somewhere else. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great service, beautiful hotel, totally relaxing"
The rooms were exactly as advertised and beautifully maintained. Breakfast was perfect with great coffee! All staff were knowledgeable and friendly. They even prepared coffee at 515 in the morning before we had to leave for the airport. Drinks were a little expensive at the pool bar and the music at the pool was a bit strange. Overall it was a wonderful […] stay and I would definitely go back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"An idyllic break - highly recommended."
This is not a main City 5*, but is highly recommended. Located in a lovely quiet village it offers good accommodation in a tranquil setting and in easy reach of other locations/interests. The front desk staff were very helpful and the standards of food and service were high. Our only quibbles were that the main pool was too cold and that the hotel's […] audio system damaged a CD that was a birthday present to my wife. I reported this, but was disappointed that the hotel did not offer a replacement or compensation. These only slightly marred a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We stayed at the Vedema for 3 days while travelling trough Greece for our honeymoon. Hotel was very unique and charming, built on a very old winery. The staff was helpful and very friendly. Breakfast was great. Rooms were large and comfortable and very nicely decorated. Not the most convenient location, however the hotel has a great complimentary shuttle […] service you can take into the town (Fira) or to the private beach. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Shower were only about 2 degrees away from COLD. Staff lacked the intimacy/friendliness expected of a small boutique hotel. Gym equipment was old, weight selection was limited, running machine was broken. First night they will pre-book you into the neighbouring restaurant, The food there was my worst meal in all of Greece.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Vedema Resort We would like to thank you for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to share your feedback. We were surprised that you faced issues with hot water in your room as this was never reported to our Front Desk by your self or any other of our guest staying in the same block as yours. Had we been informed would the matter have been resolved immediately. We need to express our amazement towards the fact that you felt that our staff lacked in intimacy/friendliness. The feedback we have had so far from all of our guests shows quite the contrary. All of our guests refer to our staff with the most kind words and praises. We are sorry that the gym did not meet up to your expectations, honestly we have not had a complain so far. We apologize indeed that one of our running machines was out of order, we did our best to repair it the soonest possible. Please be so kind and advice which Restaurant you are referring to, as the only Restaurant we make pre bookings for is the Vinsanto Restaurant which is within our property. We are proud of the reviews we have had so far as the comments have been excellent. We regret to hear that it did not meet up to your culinary standards. We hope to have the chance to have you with us again in the future and do our outmost to live up to your expectations.
12/24/14 Tania S Beirut, Lebanon
In August, I wrote a horrible review about Vedema's resort, and I wanted to apology to its management which was very patient towards our bad reaction to some supposed inconveniences. I have to fix my mistake and give this resort 5 stars, because I had give it 2 stars earlier. Let's talk objectively: Qualities: lovely resort, loads of available amneties: jacuzzi, pool, cafe, restaurant where you can have your breakfast near the pool, and another modern one for lunch, a little further in the resort( it's huge by the way ). Best of all, you've got an old winery which serves good white wine, and in this cave you can have a magical and romantic dinner. The resort is located in a lovely small village with some local restaurants, which was just beautiful. Last but not least, their rooms are comfortable and modern, with varied amneties, which is a good point. In brief, the resort was lovely from the design, amneties, and comfort sides. We had some arguments with the staff, who showed tolerence and patience in all situations, and I thank them for this. If your going on a trip as a couple, then this is the right place for you. My sincere apologies to the Vedema's management. Merry Christmas, everyone! Tania
"Dissapointing romantic birthday for my husband"
12/06/14 kathryn b Houston, Texas
The Luxury collection described this as having a pool and a beach. The beach was 7 miles away. The bathroom at the beach smelled of old urine. When it rained the last 2 nights, rain came in all the windows, getting everything wet. Stray cats joined us for breakfast every morning(I'm allergic to cats!) . I complained to the travel agent, who told me Americans were "sanitized". She told me everyone else enjoyed Santorini. So, while I'm at it, I've had terrible experiences with Leisure Travel. They were aware of all these problems and did nothing to rectify anything.
"Lovely resort in a quaint village"
11/26/14 Bev082 London, United Kingdom
Vedema is a lovely resort in a lovely setting but quite remote in Santorini. The hotel has a lovely pool, gym and spa and some suites, as did mine, have their own small private swimming pool and jacuzzi, with lovely views over the vineyards.The Hotel bar is a cosy nook for a late evening drink and the restaurant is excellent but limited choice to eat there each night. The small village around the resort has a few nice places to eat, a nice cafe, a little supermarket and a few shops but it is quite remote from much else. Breakfast was good served around the pool, a good varied selection with omelettes made to order. The staff at the hotel were friendly and helpful, the lady guest co-ordinated was exceptionally helpful and efficient and a pleasure to deal with. The hotel does run a shuttle into Fira but at limited times otherwise it's a 15 min taxi trip. I really liked this resort but would not stay here again as the location was just too remote from the action, restaurants, beauty of the sea and scenery of the lovely island of Santorini.
"Superb resort, excellent service, nice place."
11/04/14 Ashish_Chamoli New Delhi, India
I stayed at Vedema for 3 nights and 4 days (9th to 11th May), I was accommodated at the Olympian Villa (I was actually upgraded to the Olympian Villa as there was some problem with the WiFi of my designated room). The villa had a few well maintained rooms together with Jacuzzi and a private swimming pool. We had the view of the mountains and sea from our backyard. Their restaurants served delicious continental food. I also had a chance of tasting their home made long aged cheese and their strawberry shakes were fantastic. One may feel being too far from the city, but than people choose Vedema only to relax and unwind. Their staff was courteous and always wore smile on their face. Finally, it's a superb resort that one should visit when holidaying in Greece.
"Luxury, away from the hustle and bustle"
10/14/14 ashesc84 Auckland Region, New Zealand
My husband and I stayed for two nights in Vedema in October. We stayed in the spacious Aegean Suite which was bigger and better than we had expected ha ha! Loved that we had our own jacuzzi in the terrace and sunloungers facing the pool. The hotel is tucked away in a little town of Megalochori, which is a little far from Fira and Oia, but I do recommend that you stay here for at least one or two nights to explore the 'other side' of Santorini! It's a short drive to Pyrgos (watch the sunset from there), and dine in Metaximas in Exo Gonia after. It's also a short drive to Kamari, Ancient Thera and Perissa etc. Oh, and definitely do a drive out to Akrotiri for the sunset on another night as well! The buffet breakfast was a great mix of freshly squeezed fruits and fruits, and the usual cooked eggs, bacon etc. Love the white and blue, as you would expect from all over Santorini :) If you do laze around the pool, order a drink and say hi to Konstantinos :) More photos and details here - http://wp.me/p2mYTP-Vr
10/13/14 kimon Florida
We spent about a week at Vedema and had a great time. It was a fantastic hotel with an even better staff. I really have to recognize the top of the line staff that work there from the shuttle drivers to the porters to the front desk staff to the f&B staff to housekeeping. All of them are exceptional! The hotel itself is a little out of the way, about 10-15 minutes by car from Fira and about 40 minutes from Oia but, that's not a bad thing unless you're visiting Santorini and want to be right in the middle of all the action. I highly recommend renting a car because depending on the free shuttle service while nice, it puts restrictions on your schedule. Taxis are a sore story on the island and it's best to have your own car. The rooms were immaculate and the complementary bottle of wine & fruit basket were very nice touches. The views from our room were spectacular! The breakfast buffet was one of the best I've had in any hotel I've ever been to. Really great. However the premium hotel restaurant "Alati" is a bit pricey when compared to the huge selection of restaurants in the area. The biggest complaint I have, if you can call it that, is the WiFi connection. When at the front desk, it is really good while anywhere else it simply sucks. I understand that going on a vacation one should switch off but, it's 2014 and being online has become an important aspect. Going back to the spectacular staff, I want to especially call out Anthony and Sylvie at the front desk and the manager/lead at the breakfast buffet. They made what was already a great stay be amazing.
10/04/14 Nikki D
My husband and I stayed at the Vedema for two nights during our honeymoon. It's a beautiful resort, although we expected more from Starwood's luxury collection. The staff is bed friendly and helpful. The rooms are the only drawback, they seem a bit out dated and in need of an upgrade (the showers, bathroom, etc) The rooms are very roomy. You're a bit far from the action on Santorini but everything is accessible (there are buses that go to Fira and Oia). Overall, beautiful hotel, okay villas.
10/03/14 AmanpuloMoores Torrance, California
My wife and I were treated to amazing service and food that we will not forget. From the time that we arrived at this luxurious resort, Antonis went out of his way to arrange tours and meals for us. The food was amazing! The suite was one of the most beautiful suites we have ever seen. We cannot imagine going anywhere else. Be certain and have dinner in the wine cellar!
09/30/14 Jerrisland Boston, Massachusetts
The Vedema was a perfect way to end our tour of Greece. Our room was spacious, comfortable and clean; the breakfast buffet was delicious (loved their fresh juices); the staff was helpful and friendly. Standouts: Lena at breakfast and Sylvia in reception. They made our stay all the more wonderful. We didn't get a tour of the resort, I didn't know about the hot tub or beach until I read it here. Oh well, we were too busy anyway. This hotel does not have a caldera view, I strongly suggest renting a car. Driving is easy and we were able to get around easily. Acrotiri and Red Beach nearby are both worth the trip; Sunsets in Oia were crowded and fun, but honestly I saw the best sunset just down the road from Vedema without the crowd.
"Loved this place"
09/25/14 andyholiday London
We returned last week from 10 wonderful nights at Vedema. We were a little bit worried about being too far from Fira or Oia but we are delighted we decided to stay here. It's peaceful, relaxing and the service is fantastic. Our villa (an Agean suite) was a good size and very private, with two terraces and its won Jacuzzi. The staff here are very friendly and excellent at helping with all your needs. The buffet breakfasts are fantastic, with huge choice. We took advantage of the shuttle service to Fira (a stunning place for a drink at sunset) and to Black Rose beach, which is really lovely (clear, warm waters and great service that can be charged to your room.) The food at the hotel was excellent and there are several really good restaurants in the village, all less than a minute's walk. In fact we thought the food in these places was generally much better quality than the restaurants in Fira. The pool is clean and lovely. We spent most days relaxing around the edge in the very comfortable loungers. We had a very enjoyable and informative wine tasting in the wine bar in the ancient part of the hotel. The only slight criticism is that we had massages in the spa which were very expensive and not very good. For the price I'd have expected a really great massage but it was average at best. Other than this minor quibble, I couldn't recommend this place enough and we'd definitely stay again. Santorini is a beautiful island.
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