One of the women had us sit down for a mini orientation where she went over the property details and its amenities, excursions around the island, as well as information on where we could pick up my "thank you" gift for choosing to stay with them. Hubs didn't get one as it was something special for their lady guests.
Orientation took about 20 minutes and, afterwards, one of the hostesses proceeded to show us to our suite. We were led to our room by walking down a tunnel built underground. Our hostess pretty much flew down the pathway. We were walking a bit behind...okay, waaaaay behind because it took some time for our eyes to adjust in the dimly lit pathway. This might not fly in the U.S. as it may not be the safest way to get to and from your hotel room but this feature was one of the more memorable features of the hotel.
Meanwhile, our bellhop was on his way to meet us right outside our private pool with our things.
Around the Property
One of the maintenance guys on staff bears a striking resemblance to the late Robin Williams and he was a favorite of ours...he had a permanent smile on his face and was just the sweetest guy. We waved to each other every time we saw one another and he'd offer us a ride on one of the hotel carts anytime he saw us walking up the hill. He and I exchanged some words and he even taught me some Greek. I spoke to him with the words I learned whenever we'd see one another.
Also, I can't forget to mention Pepi. She's the nice blonde lady at the front desk - she played a big part during our stay - she was so helpful and very thorough explaining things around the island...where to go as well as where to stay away from. We relied on her when we needed to set things up - she booked our catamaran tour, hooked it up with a beach bag, as well as directed us to select restaurants around the island. All we needed to tell the other places were "we're guests at the Ambassador" or "the Ambassador sent us" to get a deal. The other places would have to verify it, of course. Sounds pretty cool and mysterious when you say it out loud, right?!
The room's curves were apparent throughout and played up its cave-like vibe.
Cabo Rosso Restaurant
My only regret is that we didn't dine there one more night while we were there. There was a young man that looked like a young Johnny Depp who waited on us (think of his "Nightmare on Elm Street" days)...although, hubs thought he looked more like a young Emilio Estevez in the "Breakfast Club").
Much to our delight, we noticed hookahs just outside their restaurant. We never tried it before so we decided to go for it! Yes, we are social smokers and since the kids weren't with us, we thought, "why not?!" They had a bunch of different flavors to choose from and we chose peach. The filled the tub with what I assume is tobacco with flavor and gave us a new tube to attach. It tasted so good and we were so relaxed. It cost us 40 euros (approximately $45.87) - honestly, I'm not sure if that's expensive but we had such a good time.
Check out www.ambassadorhotelsantorini.com/ should you plan to book a stay there!