Let’s just talk about how absolutely amazing Fileria Suites has been during my stay in Oia, Santorini. I have stayed in many hotels since I was young and nothing has compared to Fileria Suites now. While it is technically only considered a 3 star hotel on Expedia and other websites this hotel is definitely a 10 star hotel in my eyes.
The hotel only has 10 rooms, which means you truly get a personalized experience. On the other hand, they are typical European rooms and my best friend and I had to do a bit of dancing around the room to fit our luggage and function. But it was super cute and functional for our needs.
PHENOMIAL. LITERALLY PHENOMIAL. I cannot explain to you without going on for pages about the kindness the staff showed. I mean all the people on the island were exceptionally kind, but above all were the staff at Fileria Suites. The receptionist welcomed us with wine and chocolate, then quickly checked us in before whisking us away to our room. We were told to settle in before returning to the front desk to get some restaurant recommendations, a map of Oia, explanation of how the FREE breakfast worked, and more. Even after that we were always popping in and asking questions, getting help with transfers or reservations. Not to mention that they always greeted us as we left for the day.
This is not your standard breakfast. This is the breakfast of your dreams. You get not only three choices from a long list of items on top of a partial contenential breakfast as well (orange juice, bread, and more). On the first day, I told them I was gluten free and I never had a problem, plus they also got me gluten free bread as well! A gluten free dream!! Every day I got a bacon and cheese omelette, and two fruit cups because they were that good. Where I come from fruit is not in season so I was in heaven. Not to mention that breakfast is INCLUDED with the room!!!!! To be honest Yari (my best friend who travelled with me) and I couldn’t wait till the next morning for breakfast again. Because every morning it would arrive at whatever time you specified the night before and get set up on your balcony for you, which was so adorable. I loved that our balcony faced away from the street for the fact that we had a really peaceful breakfast and nighttime.
While the room may of been small and the bathroom was a bit more exposed than my best friend and I would have liked. But on the other hand the bed was amazingly comfortable and the water pressure was super relaxing. As far as feeling secure in our room, I loved how we had a staircase (outside of course) that only led to our room so no one was stomping past our door at anytime.
And as far as emotional comfort, they had Netflix on the TV remote, which was super nice to relax to at night while we got ready for bed.
I know a lot of people cannot afford to stay in Oia, but there are actually a lot of affordable hotels in Oia just across the street from the iconic Pinterest pin pictures. This is completely fine with me as I just wanted to be able to walk to all those restaurants. Plus, you don’t spend that much time in your hotel room anyway, if you are doing Santorini right. Oia is considered the elegant town, while Fira is known as the lively town with bars, clubs, restaurants, and shopping. My best friend and I are definitely more on the introverted elegant side, so Oia was perfect for us.
Let’s be honest almost any hotel has noise, and it shouldn’t be a negative against any hotel. For the fact that you can easily wear ear plugs or take melatonin. Any time you stay in a hotel it is a new environment and of course new noises, which in turn can effect your sleep. So please don’t complain about noises at hotels because that is easily fixable.
It was really very hard to find a negative at the hotel because everything was so wonderful. The one thing I wished the room had was a microwave. Since I am gluten free, should I get glutened I like to eat oatmeal to help with digestion. Other than that I had no complaints about Fileria Suites.
Between the amazing room, patio, shower, staff, and more I 100% recommend Fileria Suites to anyone and know you will love it too.