Santorini is a place I've always dreamed of going since I was little, the postcard perfect scenery intrigued me and I have been wanting to tick that off my bucket list for the longest time. Since I have been slaving myself to complete my University degree for the past few months, I thought what better way to treat myself after my exams than to spend a weekend in Santorini.
After much research, Mystique was the hotel I chose to stay at during my long weekend at Santorini. The decision was mostly based on the fact that the hotel was situated in Oia, renowned to be the most scenic part of Santorini, and as it was one of the only five star hotels available since I made a very last minute booking for the holiday.
Although Santorini is known for it's caved white houses, at Mystique, the rooms were painted in a beige colour instead. This is the trait that most distinguished the hotel against its neighbouring villas.
Our hotel room was cave-like as expected, and had a minimalistic style which fit perfectly with the surroundings.
Outside our room, we had our own terrace area where we enjoyed our daily breakfast. The terrace also had a hot tub where we sat in the evenings whilst looking out at the splendid Caldera view.
The hotel had two pools, where I spent most of my days lounging at, soaking up the greek sun, allowing myself to fully unwind.
My favourite of course was the infinity pool! My obsession with infinity pools have only grown since my visit to Anantara Veli in the Maldives.
The service at the hotel was impeccable; not only were complimentary drinks offered by the pool when the temperate outside grew increasingly hot, but there was also a basket full of books by the pool for hotel guests to borrow during their stay. It's small touches like these that make Mystique special.
The hotel also had three different restaurants, where I enjoyed several lunches at. My favourite by far was the restaurant by the infinity pool, which offered European and Greek cuisine. On the other hand, I thought the Japanese restaurant at the hotel was disappointing, as the portions were small and overpriced.
Four days at Mystique passed by quickly; it was hard to say goodbye to the amazing view of santorini, and the days of sipping Aperol spritz without a care in the world...
Overall I enjoyed my stay at Mystique and would recommend the hotel to others. What I loved most about the hotel:
- The decor and style of the hotel
- Location of the hotel (5 mins walk from the main area of Oia)
- Service of the hotel
- Free Wifi (always a plus in my book!)
What could be improved:
- Our bathroom was a bit weathered and needed a touch of renovation
- Food at the restaurants were good, but better could be found outside of the hotel
- There was a small charge for breakfast to be delivered to the room; I thought this was a bit unnecessary
- Most of the hotel rooms had a lack of privacy, as hotel guests had to often go past our terrace to get to other bits of the hotel, but this is a common trend throughout Santorini.