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Hotel Kavalari

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#42 of 90 hotels in Fira
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The Kavalari, a small unique hotel originally a captain's house, the property retains its traditional island architectural style. Situated on the rim of the Caldera, 300m above the sea, the property has exterior stairways which wind down the cliff face to various flowered terraces overlooking the volcano. Rooms are built directly into the cliff with access to various flowered terraces where guests relax enjoying beautiful surroundings and spectacular sunsets.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Ocean view
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HOTEL CLASS
2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Greek
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grexis wrote a review Jan 2024
Malvern, Pennsylvania287 contributions41 helpful votes
Be prepared for many steps as is normal in Thira. Staff was pleasant although not always available or very helpful. Rooms were adequate in size. Not the cleanest in my opinion. The shower was very dirty. The breakfast got monotonous after two days. Location is very good and views are great.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: The pool is very small and only large enough for about 4 people. Water gets warm.
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thelamontster wrote a review Oct 2023
Richmond, Virginia15 contributions17 helpful votes
107. This is the number of steps between the hotel entrance and our room. Roughly the climb one would find in a five-story building, except you go down to your room instead of up. Since this is not mentioned on the hotel website I wanted to put it up front. The staff on-site were very helpful and friendly and the service was very good. Breakfast overlooking the caldera was beautiful. Our room was tended every day, but the light fixtures in the room all gave rather cold light, which gave the room a bit of a cheap, youth hostel feeling at night. The room options we were given by Bedsonline included "Twin Standard" which was what we reserved. When we got to the room, however, we found we had been given a double room. The hotel had no interest in correcting this mistake, either by re-making our bed or changing our room. We were told that the rooms are listed as "Twin or Double Standard", with option to be as determined by the hotel. This was not the choice that was presented to us. Although the staff were friendly, as I said, the hotel management was not. After first making our reservation I learned about all the stairs thru on-line forums. Since we are about 70 years old and have knee problems I requested a room with fewer stairs, even if we had to pay more. Our travel agent was told this could be accommodated, but when we arrived it had not been done. We were given a double room, not a twin, at the bottom of the stairs. Hotel response was, "Sorry, but we are fully booked." When my agent called the manager about this the manager chose to insult her rather than admit a mistake by the hotel. Bottom line: Beautiful location, good service, unresponsive management, facilities misrepresented.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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AndrewHomaha wrote a review Sept 2023
Omaha33 contributions29 helpful votes
First is the beautiful view. You can't beat it. The rooms were all wonderful. We stayed in room 25 which was like a cave room - very cool. We watched the sunset every night on the balcony area. We bought wine at the local store and enjoyed the sunset. The staff was wonderful and very helpful when we needed ice for our drinks. Rooms were cleaned daily. Breakfast (which was included) was very simple (eggs/breads/yogurt/meat and cheese). The one warning is you better be ready for steps. From our room,it was 107 steps to the top... I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Samantha C wrote a review Jul 2023
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I booked and paid for my visit in full in June. I came to Santorini in July. I showed up to the hotel and they claimed to not have my name. So I showed them that they themselves and booking.com confirmed my stay. I had my confirmation and PIN number. I also already got charged by the hotel Kavalari and showed proof of the transaction. They told me they cancelled me, refused to refund me and essentially left me stranded. Also I paid a car to take me to this hotel $40… so wasted more money. Ended up finding a way better hotel with a better view that treated me like a queen. Booking.com and my bank have been notified and are investigating.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Call before you get there to make sure you don’t get scammed like I did. Or just don’t stay here.
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Vaibhav B wrote a review Jun 2023
Mumbai, India1 contribution3 helpful votes
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Very bad stay. Faced three issues a) Photos of the rooms provided do not match the actual room b) room provided had leakages and damaged walls c) worst of all, there were too many cockroaches in the room. It was a total nightmare to stay at the property. Alternative provided was not feasible given that it had 2 separate beds. After issue of cockroaches, another alternative was provided but by that time my wife fell sick of horror and it was not possible to shift in suck feverish and sick condition.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: Avoid at all cost. Only location and view of hotel is good. Everything else is a nightmare. Lots...
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Charlotte B wrote a review Jun 2023
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Amazing hotel right in the middle of the town Fira. Great rates, views, complementary breakfast and drinks! Front desk lady was so friendly, helping us figure out how to book excursions. If you stay in Fira I highly recommend checking this place out. Loved our 3 night stay.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: The only thing that could’ve been better was the hot tub outside of our room. It was cold and did...
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Donna wrote a review Jun 2023
Providence, Rhode Island4 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a wonderful two night stay at this hotel with an unbelievable view if the caldera. Rooms are simply but well furnished and spotless. We had a wonderful terrace to ourselves with breathtaking views. Breakfast (included) was delicious. The staff were knowledgeable and very helpful in arranging for tors and restaurant reservations. The hotel is central to almost everything you might want to do in Fira yet was surprisingly quiet. Great value for the price.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Like everywhere in Santorini there are lots of steep steps and no elevators.
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Barry T wrote a review May 2023
Brisbane, Australia50 contributions13 helpful votes
Really nice accommodation with spectacular sunset views. Room was basic but very clean and has what you need. Short walk to everything in Fira, including the bus station which is less than 5 mins. All the Hotel staff are amazing, breakfast is served daily with a stunning view. Alexandra was super helpful organizing transfers, storing our luggage and even printed our ferry tickets for us. Thanks for a wonderful 4 night stay.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hugo A wrote a review May 2023
Calgary, Canada20 contributions23 helpful votes
The hotel by itself is post card scene. Staff is awesome, friendly and helpful. Location is the best you can get for the view and the beautiful Thira’s cobblestone streets. Breakfast is simple but well prepared.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Helen B wrote a review Apr 2023
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The view was outstanding, our room was lovely and clean, big double bed which was really comfortable, the staff were lovely and really helpful. For the location as well I think this hotel is really good value for money! We had a shared terrace with our room and watched the sunset a few times from the terrace. We had breakfast included which was a spread of bread, little pastry triangles with cheese, fresh fruit, greek yogurt etc it was great :) Loved it and hope to visit again one day.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We went to Santorini in April, it did rain one day but the weather was good the other days, to...
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£96 - £191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
29
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Kavalari
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Kavalari?
Nearby attractions include STOA SANTORINI (0.10 miles), PK Cocktail Bar (0.02 miles), and MATI Art Gallery (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Kavalari?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Kavalari?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Kavalari?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Kavalari?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Kavalari?
Conveniently located restaurants include Falafeland, Iriana Cafe lounge bar, and Salt & Pepper.
Does Hotel Kavalari have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Kavalari offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Kavalari?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Kavalari?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Castle of St Nicholas (4.4 miles), Ancient Thera (4.5 miles), and Windmills of Emporio (4.6 miles).
Does Hotel Kavalari have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.