The Myst Boutique Lodge wraps its friends in consolation and tranquillity simply steps from all of the bells-and-whistles glamour and razzle-dazzle that Santorini can provide.
Its interpretation of conventional Cycladic model ditches the blazing white for light cream, gray and aqua; the cinematic caldera views for lengthy rustic vistas throughout the plains of Tholos to the ocean and the distant island of Ios.
However the sunsets from the northwest dealing with terraces are as dazzling as any on the island, the service as pleasant and attentive, the lodging as sweetly indulgent. And, if all that sensuous serenity begins to pall, the eating and purchasing distractions of Oia, Santorini’s most well-known – and costly – village are a mere 800 metres away.
, solo travellers and associates preferring a laid again, relaxed ambiance. Household lodging are within the works.
Three courses of rooms are organized to reap the benefits of the most effective sea views – framed like footage in an artfully positioned home windows. All rooms besides the poolside rooms have massive personal Jacuzzis on their terraces.
We checked into the center class “Supreme Suite” to discover a very comfy king-sized, pillow-topped mattress, a small seating space, a dressing space and a luxurious tiled bathe room. At 300 sq. metres, the suite was not monumental however greater than spacious sufficient for consolation.
On the personal terrace, the new tub and chaises longues have been aimed squarely on the sundown – the rim of the bathtub flat and secure sufficient for our cocktails. The highest of the road “Delight Suites” are twice the dimensions with two terraces – for the dawn and the sundown. They embody an extra reminiscence foam couch mattress so the suite can accommodate three.
Rooms have massive flat display televisions which are so state-of-the-art that anybody put up Millennial will want an instruction handbook to function them (trace to administration). There are additionally French designer towels and robes, excessive finish toiletries from the Greek honey primarily based Apivita model, simple to function room protected, and an in-room fridge provided with bottled water (really an uncommon function on Santorini).
Foods and drinks
The lodge had barely been open just a few weeks after we visited so eating choices weren’t absolutely developed. That mentioned, dishes on the sunshine menu of Greek impressed salads, pasta dishes, seafood and grills have been recent and properly offered. Eating is on a terrace with pool and sea views. A small inside eating space, helpful for dangerous climate, was bland after we noticed it but it surely was early days. If the décor elsewhere is something to go by, that can seemingly grow to be extra attention-grabbing.
Breakfast (included within the room charge) is each buffet model and cooked – from a menu choice. The buffet consists of cooking “stations” the place omelettes and waffles are ready to order. Drinks from the poolside bar embody cocktails and champagne.
All meals and drinks, together with breakfast, will be served poolside or in friends rooms as properly at no extra cost.
The Myst has an enormous, glowing horizon pool. “Floating” solar loungers – sunbeds for 2, anchored within the shallow finish of the pool, are positioned for the most effective views of the Aegean and, when the morning mist burns off, the neighbouring island of Ios.
Sure, its free
How a lot?
Suites in season vary from €518 to €725 per night time. Poolside rooms begin at €389.
What’s close by?
Oia, Santorini’s capital of glitz, is a brief – very steep – uphill climb or a €10 taxi experience away. The lodge plans to introduce a shuttle service to Oia within the present season. Oia Fort, a break with views, is a well-liked sundown spot. Amoudi Bay, a preferred seaside with cafes and the departure level for Caldera and volcano cruises is slightly below Oia and will be reached by taxi or a hike of 300 steps. Elsewhere on the plain, the vineyard Domaine Sigalas will be visited for tasting and purchasing.
Tips on how to get there
There are direct flights, in season, from London to Santorini airport, a few half hour from the lodge. Outdoors of the primary season, which runs from mid-Might to mid-October, a number of airways function connecting flights by means of Athens and different European capitals.