Expecting a late check-in, we emailed the hotel a couple of days before and they were quick to arrange an efficient private airport transfer. Upon arrival at the hotel, the first thing we noticed was a man sweeping what looked like an already immaculate lobby floor. He introduced himself as the manager. While some might find this detail trivial or funny, it was actually the opposite: A manager who voluntarily sweeps a clean, luxury hotel floor at 10 pm is a perfect example of the level of dedication and attention to detail that trickles down to the entire staff.
Danae Suites is a beautiful small resort perched on a sun-drenched Santorini Hill, away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist areas. Throughout our stay, the staff was friendly, professional, and reactive to our every request for help, notably with renting a car that was delivered to the hotel and changed the next day when we mentioned it didn't fit our needs. The front desk has a WhatsApp number you can text at any time, which proved particularly useful when outside of wi-fi zones on the island. The breakfast buffet was ample and delicious, thanks to Maria, a lovely, dedicated chef. The rooms are beautifully designed and we were lucky to receive a free upgrade to ours. If we were to nit-pick, the only downsides are the super tight paved road that provides the only access (any car bigger than a compact would not fit) and the fact that the private pools aren't heated. Other than that, our stay was perfect!!