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4.5
#2 of 11 small hotels in Chora
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We have 14 beautiful apartments located in Chora Folegandros, which all embrace the Horizon where sea and Sky meet. We have given a lot of respect to detail, different decoration, panoramic views, and all the modern comforts needed, so in combination with our warm hospitality it is a guarantee for an unforgettable stay.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Car hire
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Safe
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Refrigerator
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Seating area
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Bay View
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English, German, Greek, Italian

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Chora 84011 Greece
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Great for walkers
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Efi N wrote a review Aug 2020
11 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived in Folegandros at 23:00 at night 05/08 and where collected by a hotel we booked online that ended up being pretty awful. Next morning we packed our bags and started looking for an alternative. That’s when we came across Fata Morgana. Our room had a large private balcony with space for three bed loungers and fantastic sunset views. The beds were comfortable, the staff really friendly, right next to Chora, with a lovely, super clean pool. If you like cats, the owners are kindly looking after a few of the local ones. Also the place is spotless clean. Wonderful place, we will visit again!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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SenoritaSuzieCapeCod wrote a review Oct 2022
Cape Cod849 contributions278 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our three nights at Fata Morgana were everything we dreamed of! Fani and her wonderful staff took great care of us and we absolutely loved Folegandros and believe we made the best choice ever in booking Fata Morgana. It’s location in the chora makes it perfect for wandering the beautiful streets with many shops and restaurants. The design of Fata Morgana is so very charming with 14 beautiful studios with incredible views. We stayed in room 5 which met our needs nicely. We took breakfast by the pool and enjoyed the fabulous sea views and service by dear Yiannis who also provided transfers back and forth from the port.
Folegandros was peaceful and beautiful and Fata Morgana satisfied our dream of staying on this beautiful Cycladic island. Thank you, Fani for your kindness. We will return.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Heidi wrote a review Jul 2022
Exeter, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is situated in an ideal location at the edge of the chora with fantastic views over the sea and the town and is just a few minutes walk away from the restaurants, tavernas and bars. The rooms are fabulous, we stayed in room 3 which was beautiful and had stunning views over the sea, but all the rooms looked great. The pool area is lovely and there is plenty of space to relax without being crowded and the staff are very helpful. I would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: It can get very windy as the town is on top of a cliff so it can get cool at night. It’s worth...
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Greer M wrote a review Aug 2021
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania30 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just enjoyed three days at the lovely Fata Morgana in Folegandros Chora and will recommend it highly to any friends visiting this beautiful island. Location superb with stunning western and northern views. The illusions caused by mist over ocean and village are unique in my experience and were the source of many peaceful hours. Just steps from this most charming village with countless fine restaurants. Kind and accommodating staff. Number Five was large, extremely comfortable, with a big private terrace. The pool is the ultimate luxury on an island where beaches are beautiful but one must work to get there.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Susiedevour wrote a review Aug 2023
Sydney, Australia65 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 4 nights Fani looked after us so well we stayed in studio 10. The weather was so hot and we loved the pool and all the beaches nearby. Fani lent us an umbrella so we could enjoy the beaches without getting sunburnt. All the staff were friendly and extremely helpful. The place was spotlessly clean and in a great location being so close to the chora and good position to transport. We didn’t have a car and just used the local buses which worked well. The breakfasts by the pool were lovely and nothing was too much trouble. Folegandros is a beautiful island with lovely restaurants, great beaches and not too many tourists. We will be back.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Studio 10 was very convenient and right by the Pool. If you want privacy the top floor would be...
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caribevibes wrote a review Sept 2023
Montreal, Canada52 contributions50 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is my 3rd time at this gem. I absolutely love this island because it has the ambience of Mykonos and Santorini without the crowds, consumerism and costs. Fani provides an amazing experience; she is welcoming, her staff are friendly and accommodating, and the accommodations are perfect. We absolutely loved our room and especially loved the Friday night party with DJ. And our great conversations with Plato. And the hidden patio overlooking the sea and sunset was the best. Highly recommend Fata Morgana. Won't be my last visit.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Just book it.
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Donny B wrote a review Apr 2008
Ontario, Canada10,480 contributions174 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fata Morgana Studios wasn’t our first choice for accommodations when we were planning our trip to Folegandros last summer. But since we enjoyed our brief stay there so much, it will probably be the only place we’ll consider contacting for a reservation the next time we visit that marvellous little island.

In a nutshell: Only several years old, Fata Morgana is an attractive hotel property built in the charming Cycladic style of cubed and curved buildings constructed from a combination of natural brick and whitewashed cement walls. It has a very convenient location just on the edge of Chora, the main town of Folegandros, and its rooms, swimming pool terrace and main common areas offer truly wonderful views of much of the scenic north side of the island (check out the photos I’ve filed with my review to see for yourself). The Fata Morgana staff are pleasant and personable, and helped us feel fully comfortable in our spacious – and very reasonably priced – apartment-style studio. Overall, we were extremely pleased with the hotel and our accommodations, and our only regret was that we did not schedule more time there when we planned our holiday. We would love to go back for a longer stay, and we definitely would recommend Fata Morgana to others.

That’s my “Reader’s Digest”-style review for readers in a hurry. For those interested in greater detail about our experience at Fata Morgana and Folegandros, read on!

We added Folegandros to our Greek Islands holiday wish list after a leading travel magazine profiled the island in an enchanting cover story in December 2004. We grew even more eager to see the island after several travellers we met during our Greek holidays in 2005 and 2006 – all of whom had just come from Folegandros – commented enthusiastically about how much they had enjoyed it. All had stayed at the same place – an apartment-style property that not only got great press in the magazine article we had clipped and saved, but which also held the number 1 rating on TripAdvisor for specialty lodging on Folegandros. All of the gushing “you’re just going to love it” recommendations convinced us that we should stay there, too.

But that particular hotel had only one studio available during the time we could visit Folegandros last September, and its rate was well beyond our budget. We felt tempted to splurge, but searched instead for what we hoped would be the next best place to stay. Though TripAdvisor listed only three very brief reviews for Fata Morgana at the time, all were positive, and the hotel property – especially its chic swimming pool and sea view terrace – looked absolutely gorgeous in photographs on its website. We wanted to stay at a well-maintained, reasonably priced hotel that was in a convenient location and had good views. A nice swimming pool would be a bonus. Fata Morgana seemed to offer everything we wanted. We decided to give it a try, and hoped it would meet our expectations. Did it? Absolutely!

RESERVATION PROCESS: Booking a suite was simple. We emailed the hotel to inquire about rates and availability and Fani, the hotel owner, replied promptly. The good news: a sea view suite was available during the dates we hoped to visit Folegandros. Even better: the room rate was only a little more than half of what we had been quoted for a room at our first hotel choice. Once we nailed down the exact dates for our Folegandros visit, and arranged our ferry transportation, we emailed Fani and confirmed our three-night booking.

ARRIVAL: We were scheduled to arrive at Folegandros via high-speed ferry from Sifnos on Sunday, Sept. 23. However, severe winds disrupted ferry service throughout the Cyclades that entire weekend, and we couldn’t travel to Folegandros until shortly before lunchtime on Monday, Sept. 24. The weather delay cost us one-third of our scheduled time on Folegandros, but we knew that was one of the risks of trying to visit a somewhat “remote” island that is accessible only by ferry.

Fata Morgana’s daytime manager, Aris, was waiting with the hotel’s small van when we walked off the ferry pier at Karavostasis, the port town of Folegandros. Once two other passengers from the same ferry arrived, Aris gathered us all into the van and followed a long line of vehicles slowly winding their way up the 4-km-long mountain road to Chora, the main town of Folegandros. (The shuttle transfer from the port was included in our room rate, as was the ride Aris gave us back to Karavostasis on our departure day.) Less than 10 minutes later, we were standing in front of Fata Morgana, catching our first glimpses of the spectacular views that would command our attention throughout the next two days.

Through a passageway next to the Fata Morgana reception room, we caught a peek of the hotel’s sun-drenched swimming pool deck, and walked over to take a longer look while hotel staff unloaded everyone’s luggage. The sweeping panoramic view was exhilarating: To our left was northwest Folegandros, a broad brown mountain with a cluster of buildings near the peak – the traditional farming village of Pano Meria. Straight ahead, the sparkling blue Aegean Sea stretched from the rocky shore hundreds of feet below us to as far as the eye could see; Sikinos and other islands were visible as faint shadows in the hazy distance. To our right was Chora. The enormous Panaghia church clung to the steep mountainside high above, the whitewashed walls of its footpath zigzagging all the way down the slope to the village. The scenery was stunning, and actually far more impressive to view in person than in travel guide and website photos.

OUR ROOM: This was another pleasant surprise. Suite 12 is a cheery, bright and spacious second-floor sea-view studio apartment situated directly above the reception area and pool bar. Tastefully-decorated in a calming beige and white colour palette, the large room is well-appointed with air conditioning, a big, comfortable bed with side tables, a writing desk, a small bistro-style table with two chairs, a beanbag lounge chair, a daybed, a television, built-in storage cabinets for clothing, a kitchenette equipped with refrigerator, two cooking elements and sufficient dishes and cookware for two persons, plus a spacious bathroom with a standup shower stall, toilet cubicle, sink, hairdryer, soap and shampoo. The bathroom has a cute little window that can be opened for ventilation, while the main studio room has one window on the south wall, overlooking the road outside the hotel (the main road linking Chora with Pano Meria), plus one window and two glass-paned doors facing toward the sea at the north end of the room. Those doors open onto a narrow L-shaped balcony/terrace that overlooks the swimming pool and offers even better views (than the pool terrace below) of Chora, Panaghia, northwest Folegandros, and of course the sea. The balcony is equipped with a small wooden table and two chairs, plus a small clothesline.

Suite 12 was one of the biggest hotel rooms we’ve stayed in during our travels in Greece, and we loved having so much space (especially since our previous hotel room, on Sifnos, had been tiny). With the doors closed at night, the room was exceptionally quiet – perfect for a good night’s sleep. The balcony was a great spot to enjoy the late afternoon sun and watch the mesmerizing sunsets. We needed the air conditioning only at night, while sleeping, since the room felt a bit stuffy with all the windows shut. During daytime, we opened the balcony doors and one of the windows to keep the room comfortable with a refreshing cross-breeze.

The only shortcomings we could find with Suite 12 were all in the bathroom, but they weren’t serious faults. Water pressure in the sink and shower was adequate, sometimes weak, but the shower wand was one of those clunky and heavy old brass handles we’ve encountered at hotels on other Greek Islands and have found awkward to hold. (Even more irritating: There is no hook allowing you to mount the wand on the wall for hands-free showering.) A sign posted in the bathroom says hot water is provided 24 hours a day only during July and August; at other times of the year, only from 14:00 to 21:30. We dreaded the thought of morning showers in ice-cold water; however, we found the water comfortably lukewarm in the morning, and warm to hot from late afternoon until bedtime. (One of the TripAdvisor reviews posted since our visit says that guests could ask for the water heater to be turned on for them at other times of the day; however, no-one on the hotel staff advised us that we could make such a request, and we never thought to ask.)

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Swimming pool: One of the reasons we chose Fata Morgana was the gorgeous swimming pool pictured on the hotel website. When we arrived at the hotel, we expected to see other guests swimming or relaxing on the pool terrace, but no-one was there – probably because it was too breezy, and the pool itself was roped off. The powerful winds that had wreaked havoc on the weekend ferry schedules were subsiding, albeit slowly, and strong gusts of cool air continued to sweep the Cyclades. Though it was calm and comfortably warm on the sheltered street side of the hotel, occasional gusts of chilly wind made us shiver in our shorts and T-shirts while standing on the sea side of the Fata Morgana property.

We looked forward to taking a swim once the winds died down, but our plans for spending time in the pool were dashed the instant we stuck our fingers in the water to check the temperature – it felt icy cold! We were astonished, since Greece had just experienced an intense summer-long heat wave that set record-breaking high temperatures (and fuelled forest fires that devastated vast areas of its mainland). Aris told us that the searing summer sun didn’t warm up the water because the pool, like many in Greece, is extremely deep; that’s because Greeks love to dive. Although there was no way either of us would enjoy water that cold, Aris said the pool was popular with other guests and busy throughout the summer because the cold water was the only place they could escape the heat. The pool was roped off for safety reasons on this day because of the high winds; Aris said staff had to remove almost all the tables, chairs and other furniture from the terrace so the wind wouldn’t blow them into the pool. Since the weather forecast called for the winds to taper off during the afternoon, Aris said the furniture probably would be put back in place in a few hours’ time (it was).

Since we couldn’t take a dip, we thought we’d catch some sun by laying on some cushioned wooden lounge chairs that had been left in place near the pool. We didn’t see towels anywhere and when we asked Aris for some, he surprised us by saying Fata Morgana does not provide any for use at the pool or at the beach. I recalled the notice in our bathroom that said “Water is valuable in our island. Please use it with respect!” and thought the island’s limited water supply meant the hotel laundry couldn’t manage loads of beach towels. But Aris explained that, since the Fata Morgana accommodations are touted as studio apartments, rather than hotel rooms, Greek and other European guests understand they should bring their own beach towels. Given airline luggage limitations, we’ve never considered packing bulky beach towels – but then we’ve never had to, because they have always been provided everywhere else we’ve travelled. This wasn’t a huge deal at the time, but if the pool temperature had been to our liking, or if had we planned on spending time at a beach, we would have been annoyed at having to go beach towel shopping in Chora first.

Bar and lounge: There is a shaded bar with stool and table seating on the east side of the pool terrace, as well as an elevated, shaded lounge deck with wooden benches and comfy beanbag chairs; it overlooks the pool and has fabulous views of the island, sea and Chora. According to an extensive menu provided in each suite, beverage prices at the bar ranged from 3 Euros for a soft drink to 4 Euros for a beer, 5 Euros for a glass of wine, and 10 Euros for a cocktail. Snacks such as sandwiches, salads, pizza and ice cream also were available.

Breakfast room: Breakfast is not included in Fata Morgana’s room rate, but is available a la carte from a breakfast room adjacent to the reception area. Menu prices seemed steep, but the cost would have posed problems for our travel budget only if Fata Morgana had been situated in an isolated location, far from shops and tavernas. With plenty of restaurant choices mere minutes away, we preferred going to a café in one of the charming squares in Chora anyhow. To give you an idea of prices on the Fata Morgana menu: A “continental breakfast” of bread, orange juice and coffee/tea cost 10 Euros, while a “special breakfast” of bread, OJ, “cake of the day,” boiled egg and coffee/tea cost 20 Euros. The menu also offered an extensive variety of coffee – from Nescafe to espressos and cappuccinos – and tea, with prices from 2.50 to 7.50 Euros.

HOTEL LOCATION: We thought the owners couldn’t have picked a more perfect place to build Fata Morgana, simply because of the site’s impressive panoramic views and close proximity to Chora. The scenery was particularly stunning at sunset, when the terraced hillsides and cliffs, Chora, the adjacent mountain peak and the Panaghia all were bathed in the soothing warm glow of the fading sun. We certainly would not have seen that dramatic, memorable sight if we had stayed at the first hotel we considered. Meanwhile, the walk to and from the heart of Chora – where shops and tavernas are clustered around a series of four pleasant main squares – took only several minutes, passing several bars and restaurants, a motorcycle/scooter rental agency, and a flock of sheep along the way. Another noteworthy convenience: there is a bus stop right outside the hotel for the local bus that travels between Chora and Pano Meria, and from Chora to Angali beach, several times a day.

HOTEL STAFF: We found the Fata Morgana employees in general, and Aris in particular, to be personable and friendly. Staff always greeted us and exchanged pleasantries whenever we passed them on the hotel property, and one of the housekeepers even came over to say goodbye and thank us for visiting when he saw us preparing to check out. Fani let us use her laptop computer to review our digital photos, check our email and send messages to the hotel at our next destination. Meanwhile, we had quite a few interesting and fun conversations with Aris, during which he shared a wealth of information about Fata Morgana, Folegandros and its booming tourism business, and Greece in general. And we’ll never forget something he told us just after we checked in: If we ran into trouble or had any kind of problem anywhere on the island, all we had to do was ask someone to phone the hotel, and he would immediately come and get us with the van. We thought he was kidding – we’ve never been offered that kind of customer service from a hotel before! – but Aris was serious. Fortunately, we never had to phone him for assistance, but it was good to know we could call him for help in an emergency.

FOLEGANDROS: Since we lost one of our scheduled three days on Folegandros because of the ferry delays, we didn’t have enough time to take one of the round-the-island boat tours that included a visit to the Chrysopilia cave – an excursion that several repeat visitors had highly recommended to us. We also had time to visit only one beach – Angali – during a fun day of hiking to Pano Meria and the northwest part of the island. Nevertheless, we had a great time walking around Chora and the Kastro, climbing the footpath up to Panaghia, and dining on excellent Greek cuisine at several tavernas in the village. We also enjoyed late afternoon relaxing on the Fata Morgana swimming pool terrace and lounge deck (after the winds let up on our first day, all the poolside furniture was put back in place) and watching the sunsets from our balcony.

Folegandros is a real gem of an island. It truly is a “get away from it all” place as many guidebooks claim, and we found it incredibly peaceful and relaxing. If only those winds hadn’t kept us from getting to the island a day earlier!
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Date of stay: September 2007
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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keivi wrote a review Aug 2006
Syros, Greece104 contributions76 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
An absolute stunner. The room was huge and airy, with 2 verandas with fantastic views to the sea and pool, the decorations tasty and the staff unpretentious. Conveniently located 5mins walking off chora's center, it has been very recently constructed and that shows in the cleanliness, the selection of materials, everywhere. It's constructed in such a way that all rooms enjoy the views to the sea and the sunset in the evenings. We've had a lovely time in Folegandros and our staying there certainly contributed a lot to that. I have attached some photos as a testimony. Heartily recommended to every kind of visitor.
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greece0907 wrote a review Nov 2007
Melbourne39 contributions31 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fata Morgana is a superb little hotel built on the clifftops on the outskirts of Chora, Folegandros. 5 minutes walk and you are in the main square, with a number of very good traditional restaurants and tavernas to choose from, as well as grocer, travel agent, pharmacy, medical centre, small shops etc. Chora is a 10 minute drive from Karovastasiss, the port, but the owner will pick you up from the ferry if you give them your arrival time.

Fata Morgana is quite new, tastefully built in the Cycladic style. The studios form an amphitheatre around the pool, all facing the breathtaking ocean view from the clifftop. It is hard to imagine a more beautiful setting. The view is very different to Santorini, but equally amazing. The owner's family have lived on the island for generations and you can tell that they simply love the place. "Fata Morgana" was the fairy half sister of King Arthur, and is also the name for a mirage that appears above the horizon over the ocean. Gazing over the edge of the cliff to the neigbouring islands, which at times seem to hover above the mist on the horizon, you appreciate that the hotel was not randomly named!

The rooms (studios)are large, clean, well equipped, tastefully decorated and very comfortable. We travelled as a family with 2 young teenage children, who were accommodated on 2 single beds (one of which was a rollaway). The room was so large that even with 4 people it was still very comfortable. All of this for a very reasonable rate (we went off peak in September). The bathroom is typical Greek Cycladic island design, handheld shower, no bath, the floor gets wet and the plumbing is "just adequate", but everything works fine! (and when in Greece, do as the Greeks do. If you want a bathroom like home, then probably best to stay at home...!)

Folegandros is really something special and was the highlight of our holiday. If you want glitzy restaurants, nightclubs, expensive shops and hordes of obnoxious tourists, then stick with the likes of Mykonos and Santorini. If you want amazing landscapes, great beaches, beautiful sunsets, tavernas, great food, warm hospitality and unspoilt Greek culture, then you can't go wrong with Folegandros. (it does get busy in July/Aug though, so be warned!)

Positives? location, landscapes, views, beaches, friendly owners, a sense of isolation (no airport), tradition and culture.
Negatives? none, but be warned that outside of july/aug, if you want hot water first thing in the morning, you need to ask for the boiler to be turned on! a minor inconvenience, but it did annoy my wife....

Folegandros is a magical destination and you will struggle to find better accommodation than Fata Morgana
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Date of stay: September 2007
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Georgia_Liaskou wrote a review Sept 2011
Athens1 contribution6 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
the place is wonderful with a magnificent view but these guys are definitely non professional.
they were arguing with their customers and were holidng a grudge towards them.
really unprofessional behaviour.
it is very likely that they will ruin your vacation.
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Date of stay: September 2011
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from morganafolegadros, Owner at Fata Morgana
Responded 25 Sept 2011
It is very sad when a small group of guest do not respect the rest of the Travellers. It is even more sad that their egoism is bigger than their Conscience. Our Smiles and good behaviour unfortunately stopped when we felt our Hospitality being RAPED! The fact is that none of our Customers Complained about us but only about the group of people that where not respectful , so that i guess makes you the people that actually created the problems. Due to the poor Review of yours and no details, proof is that you just want to let your egoistic anger out on us. Thank you for proving us right as creating a profile just to write a review about US in a hateful manner. This only shows us that we where correct to argue about your behaviour in our hotel.
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Alessandra M asked a question May 2017
Biella, Italy88 contributions24 helpful votes
Sono disponibili asciugamani da piscina o spiaggia? Grazie
Answer from Mark
Province of Milan, Italy160 contributions100 helpful votes
Si, gratuitamente!
caribevibes wrote a tip Sept 2023
Montreal, Canada52 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just book it."
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Susiedevour wrote a tip Aug 2023
Sydney, Australia65 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Studio 10 was very convenient and right by the Pool. If you want privacy the top floor would be better"
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Heidi wrote a tip Jul 2022
Exeter, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It can get very windy as the town is on top of a cliff so it can get cool at night. It’s worth bringing a jacket or extra layer just in case"
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FrankSydney wrote a tip Oct 2019
Sydney71 contributions66 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"ask for a room with a terrace overlooking the ocean"
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Alison H wrote a tip Jul 2019
Hoyland, United Kingdom33 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Studio 2 is amazing. Private area to the front with sunbeds and a great sea view!"
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LOCATION
GreeceSouth AegeanCycladesFolegandrosChora
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fata Morgana
Which popular attractions are close to Fata Morgana?
Nearby attractions include Astarti (0.1 miles), Wine Bar Merkouri (0.1 miles), and Aquarius Cafe Bar (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fata Morgana?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Fata Morgana?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Fata Morgana?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, a poolside bar, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Fata Morgana?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fata Morgana?
Conveniently located restaurants include Parasagas, To Zimaraki, and To Goupi.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fata Morgana?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Fata Morgana located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Folegandros.
Are pets allowed at Fata Morgana?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fata Morgana?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, and Greek.
Does Fata Morgana have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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