Santorini, Greece

Santo Mine Oia Suites

Price per night from$404.79

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR381.07), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Suite spot

Setting

Sunset-ready sensation

Santorini is set to get even better next summer with the arrival of Santo Mine Oia Suites to the crescent-shaped coastline’s most northerly spot (AKA sunset heaven). This all-suite hotel is formed from secluded neutral-toned sanctuaries, with either a private pool or a hot tub out on every sundowner-ready terrace. There’s a tunnel connecting it with big sister next door Santo Pure, where guests can head for spa usage and concierge advice. 

 

Smith Extra

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A bottle of Santorini wine (sparkling for GoldSmiths) plus a plate of local delicacies and fresh fruit. GoldSmiths will also receive a free yoga session

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

37 suites.

Check–Out

11am. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Prices

Double rooms from £369.64 (€433), including tax at 13.5 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional government tax of €10.00 per room per night on check-in.

More details

Rates include breakfast.

Also

Santo Mine Oia Suites has two suites that are accessible for guests with mobility issues, and the communal areas are accessible, too.

Hotel closed

The hotel opens in April for the Greek summer season and shutters up in October.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout, outdoor gym, and a wine cellar. In rooms: 50-inch TV with Netflix, air-conditioning, Nespresso coffee machine and tea-making kit.

Our favourite rooms

This is Santorini and the MO for most holidays here is catching a show-stealing sunset – book your room wisely and you’ll have one of the best places on the island to watch it all to yourselves.

Poolside

Each suite has either a private pool or a hot tub, and there’s an angular main pool for sunseekers to congregate around as well.

Spa

There are three treatment rooms at Santo Mine and guests are also welcome to use the full spa facilities through the tunnel at Santo Pure.

Packing tips

Your regular Greek-island essentials: good reads, sunscreen and a wind-proof hat.

Children

Little Smiths aged 12 and up are welcome.

Sustainability efforts

Santorini stone was used in the construction of Santo Mine and all of the materials are LEED-compliant. The buildings all have planted rooftops, plus the hotel has organic gardens and eco-friendly watering practices, and single-use plastics are outlawed.

Food and Drink

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Dress Code

Sunset shades in homage to the nightly show.

Hotel restaurant

The dining concept is still being decided, but Greek-island mode has been activated and plenty of super-fresh seafood is likely to feature. The restaurant is above the main pool, with a view of the Aegean.
 

Hotel bar

 If you can bear to leave your private terrace for sundowner o’clock, the bar will be ready and willing to receive you with cocktails graced by botanicals from the hotel’s herb garden. 

Room service

Available around the clock.

Location

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Address
Santo Mine Oia Suites
Santo Mine Oia Suites
Oia
84702
Greece

Santo Mine is on the northernmost tip of Santorini, AKA sunset central. The town of Oia (of blue-dome fame) is a swift stroll away.

Planes

The island has an international airport that’s around a half hour’s drive away. Direct flights touch down from London during the summer. It’s also easy enough to land in Athens and travel onwards by ferry.

Automobiles

You’re in Santorini’s most sought-after spot, so you probably won’t be venturing very far. But if you have come by car, there’s a free private parking area nearby.

Other

The island’s main port is down a zig-zagged road in Fira, from where you can set sail to other Cycladic isles, such as Paros and Ios.

Worth getting out of bed for

For many incoming visitors to Santorini (including the coach-loads shipped into the north of the island at the end of every day), sunset is the premier activity on the agenda. Luckily for guests of several rooms at Santo Mine Oia Suites, you won’t have to vie for a spot amid the sunset-seeking throngs but can watch Helios’s chariot disappear from the supreme comfort of your private (often Jacuzzi- or pool-enhanced) terrace. Oia may now be crowded, but there’s a reason why everyone wants to see it (beyond the blue-dome-church photo opp) – the village has various whitewashed and colourful buildings stacked down the cliff face, with windmills and yes, photogenic places of worship, and handily is just a short stroll from the hotel. Also within easy reach is Ammoudi Bay, from where you’ll be able to set sail on yacht trips around the coast. Archaeology fans should not miss the Bronze Age settlement at Akrotiri. Thanks to its volcanic soil, Santorini also creates some acclaimed wine (especially good is its assyrtiko) – vineyards to visit include Sigalas Domaine, Estate Argyros and Santo Wines. Nearby beaches of note should you tire of your terrace (unlikely) are Baxedes, Koloumbos and Armeni.

Local restaurants

Down the road in Ammoudi, the namesake taverna by the port is a perfect place to enjoy some super-fresh seafood. If you’ve ventured inland to the hilltop village of Pyrgos, stick around for supper at Metaxi Mas, which serves classic Cretan dishes. And if you’ve hiked the caldera-edge path to Imerovigli, reward yourself with a meal at Grace Hotel’s fine-dining restaurant overlooking Skaros Rock. 

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this all-suite hotel in the Cyclades and unpacked their swimwear and sunset snaps, a full account of their island break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Santo Mine Oia Suites in Santorini…

No one really needs a reason to go to Santorini. The Greek island is one of the most-visited parts of the country and it isn’t hard to see why. But making it even more alluring next summer is the arrival of Santo Mine Oia Suites, at the northernmost tip of the island’s curving, croissant-shaped coastline. For the uninitiated, sunset central in Santorini is precisely these co-ordinates. What’s more, the coach loads may be disembarking onto the streets of Oia above the hotel, but here in this all-suite enclave you’ll have your own sunset-primed patch from which to watch the nightly spectacle. Even better (and somewhat surprisingly, given the construction Santorini has seen over the past few decades), no other properties are visible from Santo Mine. Over at sister hotel next door Santo Pure (accessible via a tunnel), wellness retreats are held regularly, some of which involve day trips over to Thirassia, a smaller island across the caldera that’s said to be like Santorini was in the Sixties. And on hand to help your day go even more smoothly are butlers, available on request for whim-catering of most descriptions. 

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Price per night from $404.79