Nihal Horne

Petit Palace Boutique Hotel

with Nihal Horne
  • Where:Santorini, Greece

  • Why:Honeymoon part 1

  • When:September 2016

  • Who:Me and my husband

Highs & Lows

  • Sangria the moment you walk in the door.

  • Almost every room has their own private balcony complete with sweeping views of the volcano and caldera. Prep for those famous Santorini sunsets (or moonsets, depending on when you go) with a glass of local red wine and your favorite person.

  • Free breakfast set up each morning on your balcony. Perfection.

  • This is a photographer's dream with photo ops. at every corner. Be prepared to potentially photobomb other tourists stopping in front of the hotel grasping for that last sunset shot.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 47/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique hotel

  • Vibe

    Luxurious, private, and scenic eye candy at every corner (caldera views).

  • Location

    Magically far enough from the city, but at the perfect cliffside angle for 24/7 stunning views. Be prepared to bliss out.

  • Rooms


  • Music

    Poolside had an interesting mix of 80s, smooth jazz, and down tempo.

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By

    Caldera Collection

  • Pool/Gym

    Yes, with an incredible view of the caldera and sunset.

  • Restaurant


  • Bar

    Yes, poolside

  • Minibar

    Olives, wine, cheese, chocolate.

  • Wifi


  • Children

    No little feet running around poolside, mainly couples. The hotel also discourages children under 13 because of the steep steps.

  • Price

    Worthwhile splurge but $$$

The excavations at Akrotiri have uncovered one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean.

Akrotiri ruins

Excavations of Akrotiri, Eparchiaki Odos Akrotiriou, Akrotiri, Greece

The excavations at Akrotiri have uncovered one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean.

To volcanic hot springs.

Sailing trip

Santorini volcano hot springs

To volcanic hot springs.

Overlooking Amoudi Bay.

Dinner by the sea

Amoudi Bay, Ormos Ammoudiou, Greece

Overlooking Amoudi Bay.

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