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Abelonas Retreat

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#3 of 21 apartments in Imerovigli
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Located in the marvelous village of Imerovigli, just a mere 2 km from the bustling capital of Fira, Abelonas Retreat combines the perfect accommodation for endless relaxing moments, along with easy accessibility to the vibrant and busy lifestyle of the Therans…day and night. Imerovigli has been named “The Balcony of the Aegean” and for a very good reason. This is in fact the pinnacle of the island, perched on a cliff top that overlooks the infinite blue sea and the Theran archipelago. An oasis of calm is waiting to welcome you for a unique experience on the island of Santorini, unveiling its most magical scenery.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Boating
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Parking
Wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Snack bar
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Fishing
Walking tours
Car hire
Taxi service
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
Landmark view
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Greek
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AuroraEssex wrote a review Dec 2023
Chelmsford, United Kingdom51 contributions23 helpful votes
Really enjoyed our week here as the rooms are very spacious, nicely decorated and have the added benefit of a small kitchen and fridge. And then there is that caldera view - stunning. Whilst we had a huge outside area a first floor room would have an even better view. Paul and the team were so friendly and helpful - a credit to the hotel. Breakfast was beautiful every morning and a joy to sit on our patio with that caldera view. The hotel has a beautiful white and blue facade and a gorgeous swimming pool. Imerovigli is a lovely village with some very good restaurants and walkable to Fira too. I’d go back in a heartbeat and certainly stay in the Abelonas again.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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AiveV wrote a review Nov 2023
Tallinn, Estonia518 contributions60 helpful votes
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From hotel you can enjoy nice views over Imerovigli and caldera. Rooms are simple. We visited hotel out of season, restaurant wasn't open. Breakfast was served on terrace by menu. Its possible to park car near hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: Sea view is a must, higher floor is better!
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Graeme & Pauline wrote a review Sept 2023
Great Bookham, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
Wow, what a fabulous place to stay. I cannot recommend this fantastic establishment highly enough. We were so lucky to be moved to Abelonas because of an issue (overbooking) in Kamari. The rooms are superb, huge, well appointed, comfortable with breath taking views. Breakfast is to die for, as is the pool and twin level sun terrace, from which you can watch the infamous sunset. Manager Paul is a real Gentleman who will do anything to make his guests stay perfect. Alex his assistant is clearly learning from his mentor and is a super young man to have coming through the ranks. This hotel/studios is so brilliantly positioned for the top restaurants and bars, but most of all for the views over the Aegean Sea.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Make sure you have excellent walking shoes and do not try walking the Caldera in flip flops
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Responded 14 Nov 2023
Dear PollyCoombs64, Thank you sincerely for taking the time to share your exceptional experience at Abelonas Retreat on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that your stay with us exceeded expectations and that our team, especially Manager Paul and Assistant Alex, contributed to making your visit memorable. We are really sorry to heari about the overbooking situation in Kamari, and we are thrilled that the transition to Abelonas turned out to be a positive highlight. Your compliments on our spacious and well-appointed rooms, breathtaking views, delectable breakfast, and the inviting pool with the twin-level sun terrace are truly gratifying. Our team takes pride in providing top-notch service, and it is heartening to know that you felt well-cared-for by Paul and recognized the dedication of our assistant, Alex. We look forward to welcoming you back to Abelonas Retreat for another exceptional experience. Warm Regards, Concierge Department - Abelonas Retreat
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LuvGreece74 wrote a review Sept 2023
3 contributions4 helpful votes
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Just back from a 10 day holiday at this gorgeous hotel. Paul, Alex and the team are amazing and really look after you. Paul gave us lots of recommendations for places to see and places to eat, and every one was spot on. They really do go above and beyond to make your holiday special. We said that we would be gone before breakfast one morning as we were doing the hike to Oia, and they arranged a breakfast box the night before for us to put in our fridge. They also arranged a couple of sunset dinners for us with the best tables in the house, and a winery trip which my friend loved. The hotel also arranged our transfers to and from the airport so we didn’t have to worry about organising that. We stayed in a Maisonette room with a sunset and sunrise view from our balcony, and the views were just amazing! They set up our breakfast on the balcony (which was a fabulous breakfast), so you can take in the Caldera views as the sun comes up. The room was lovely and so clean, has everything you need. The pool and terrace area is beautiful and has such a relaxed vibe. I would go back to this hotel in a heartbeat and would definitely recommend it ❤️
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Imerovigli is the best for views and quieter, and if you have a lower budget then this hotel...
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Responded 14 Nov 2023
Dear LuvGreece74, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at our hotel on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your 10-day stay and that our team, especially Paul, Alex, and the rest, made your holiday special. It warms our hearts to know that our recommendations for places to see and dine, as well as the extra efforts like the breakfast box for your hike and the sunset dinners, added to the enjoyment of your trip. We appreciate your kind words about our Maisonette room and its breathtaking views, as well as the cleanliness and amenities provided. It's fantastic to hear that you found the pool and terrace area to have a relaxed vibe. We are pleased that the arrangements for your airport transfers and the winery trip met your expectations. Your recommendation means the world to us, and we would be thrilled to welcome you back to our hotel whenever your travels bring you to the area. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us, and we look forward to the opportunity of hosting you again. Warm Regards, Concierge Department - Abelonas Retreat
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Lidia B wrote a review Aug 2023
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Prime location, insane instagram views, cozy rooms, delicious food but the main pearl of the place is the staff! Special thanks to Alex who welcomed us upon arrival, provided with all the necessary info and set up our mood for an unforgettable vacation that it was. Housekeeping and breakfast staff were extremely thoughtful and polite. Highly recommended, possibly the best price / quality ratio on the island.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from George Tsolakakis, Ιδιοκτήτης at Abelonas Retreat
Responded 15 Nov 2023
Dear liliabK6159TJ, I trust this message finds you well. On behalf of the entire team at Abelonas Retreat, I extend our sincere gratitude for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback following your recent stay with us. We are delighted to hear that your experience at our hotel, from the prime location to the breathtaking views and cozy accommodations, contributed to a delightful stay. Your kind words regarding our dedicated team, particularly Alex, have been passed along to them, and they are equally thrilled to have made a positive impact on your visit. Our commitment to providing excellent service and crafting unforgettable moments for our guests is unwavering, and it is truly heartening to know that our efforts have resonated with you. Your recognition of our thoughtful housekeeping and breakfast staff is genuinely appreciated, and we are thrilled that our price/quality ratio has met your expectations. Your recommendation is the highest form of compliment we can receive, and we are grateful for your acknowledgement of our continuous efforts to offer the best possible experience for our guests. Once again, thank you for choosing Abelonas Retreat for your stay. It was a pleasure serving you, and we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome you back for another memorable vacation in the future. Warm Regards, Concierge Department - Abelonas Retreat
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Angalan1 wrote a review Aug 2023
12 contributions4 helpful votes
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Abelonas is a little gem! Perfectly situated near fantastic restaurants and just across the path that leads along the caldera. Breakfast was amazing, served each morning to our balcony. Be sure to order the night before, for your preferred time, but don't worry if you forget, they will bring the same order you had the day before, with a big smile and a nice chat to go with it. We were there to celebrate my 60th birthday and our champagne breakfast was something very special! Staff were so friendly and could not have done more to ensure that we had a fantastic stay, managing to book us on a sunset cruise at short notice. Note that this is a small, friendly place, and NOT a 5 star luxury hotel with all mod cons - however, you have all you need, clean, tidy and very, very pretty. We stayed in a ground floor caldera view studio, with a nice view, but I believe a 1st floor view would have been even better. And to top it all, there is an incredible view from the verandah above the pool - no booking an expensive restaurant is required! We spent many evenings there, with a bottle of wine and some nibbles, just watching the sun go down. Perfect.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: You don't need a car for a whole week. There's plenty to do on foot, so few days car hire would...
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Responded 14 Nov 2023
Dear Angalan1, Thank you for taking the time to share your delightful experience at Abelonas Retreat on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled to hear that you found our hotel to be a little gem and enjoyed its perfect location near fantastic restaurants and the scenic caldera path. It warms our hearts to know that you celebrated your 60th birthday with us and that the champagne breakfast added a special touch to your stay. We appreciate your kind words about our friendly staff, who strive to make each guest's experience memorable. It's wonderful to hear that they were able to arrange a sunset cruise for you at short notice. We take pride in providing a small, friendly atmosphere, and we're pleased to know that you found everything you needed in your clean, tidy, and very pretty ground floor caldera view studio. Your recommendation of the verandah above the pool for enjoying the sunset is greatly appreciated. We value your feedback and hope to welcome you back to Abelonas Retreat for more unforgettable moments in the future. Warm regards, Concierge Department - Abelonas Retreat
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Sergio wrote a review Jul 2023
Palm Coast, Florida7 contributions2 helpful votes
The location is excellent and the resort itself is adequate. It is near some good restaurants, has great views of the caldera, and a short walk from the bus stop to Oia and Fira. It is a boutique hotel so not high end but clean and comfortable. We had a less than pleasureful check-in that took way too long and were initially overcharged. That got us off to a bad start but the rest of our stay was nice.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 14 Nov 2023
Dear Sunshine39878969688, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our excellent location, proximity to good restaurants, and the captivating views of the caldera. We also appreciate your acknowledgment of our clean and comfortable accommodations. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you experienced during the check-in process, and we regret any initial overcharge that occurred which has been resolved eventually. Despite the less-than-ideal start, we are pleased that the remainder of your stay was enjoyable. We appreciate your understanding and patience. Our team is committed to continuous improvement, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a more seamless and delightful experience in the future. Concierge Department - Abelonas Retreat
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Lisa K wrote a review Jun 2023
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Very glad we chose to stay in Imerovigli as it was away from the hustle and bustle. Very relaxing area with lots of restaurants. The made to order breakfast and pool were exceptional. All of the staff were incredibly kind and helpful. Thank you!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 14 Nov 2023
Dear lisakR6361CR, Thank you for taking the time to share your delightful feedback regarding your recent stay at our hotel in Imerovigli. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the serene ambiance away from the hustle and bustle, and that the abundance of restaurants in the area added to your overall experience. It brings us great joy to know that you found our made-to-order breakfast and pool to be exceptional. Our team takes pride in delivering a memorable and relaxing experience for our guests. Your kind words about the staff's kindness and helpfulness are truly appreciated. We strive to provide exceptional service, and it is gratifying to learn that our efforts contributed to your positive experience. Once again, thank you for choosing to stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back for another wonderful stay in the future. Warm regards, Concierge Department - Abelonas Retreat
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kelly s wrote a review Jun 2023
8 contributions2 helpful votes
Awesome location with great view of sunset. Paul, the hotel manager, was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. Highly recommend staying here if your on a budget Good breakfast and nice pool area for relaxing
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Room Tip: Rent a small car to see rest of island. Public busing was over crowded and not predictable on...
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Responded 14 Nov 2023
Dear Vacation517849, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our awesome location with a great view of the sunset. We appreciate your kind words regarding Paul, our hotel manager, and are pleased that his assistance and knowledge contributed to your positive stay. It's wonderful to know that you found value in our accommodations, especially considering your budget. We strive to offer a comfortable and affordable experience for all our guests. We're also glad you enjoyed the good breakfast and found our pool area to be a nice spot for relaxation. Your recommendation means a lot to us. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm Regards, Concierge Department - Abelonas Retreat
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82jaynew wrote a review May 2023
Wallasey, United Kingdom20 contributions22 helpful votes
From the moment we arrived the hotel felt so relaxing and calm.Staff were fab especially Mike bringing our breakfast to our room every morning which was delicious and so nice to eat whilst taking in the view. The resort is so pretty and very easy to get around the island . Thanks for a fab holiday
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Restaurants looking at the Caldera are expensive so check put the ones in the village.Buses are...
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Responded 14 Nov 2023
Dear 82jaynew, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your delightful feedback on your recent stay at our hotel. We are thrilled to learn that your experience was nothing short of exceptional, from the serene ambiance upon your arrival to the delicious breakfasts enjoyed in the comfort of your room with a breathtaking view. We greatly appreciate your kind words regarding our staff, particularly Mike, who went above and beyond to ensure your mornings were filled with culinary delights and relaxation. It's truly heartening to hear that you found the resort's aesthetic appeal and ease of navigation contributed to a memorable and enjoyable holiday. Your positive sentiments motivate us to continue providing the highest level of service and hospitality. We sincerely thank you for choosing our hotel, and we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back for another fab holiday in the future. Warm regards, Concierge Department - Abelonas Retreat
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PRICE RANGE
£71 - £164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ampelonas studios & maisonettes hotel imerovigli, ampelonas studios and maisonettes
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Ampelonas Apartments
LOCATION
GreeceSouth AegeanCycladesSantoriniImerovigli
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Abelonas Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Abelonas Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Skaros Rock (0.3 miles), 363 Lounge (0.2 miles), and Skaros Venetian Fortress (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Abelonas Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Abelonas Retreat?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Abelonas Retreat?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, a free welcome drink, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Abelonas Retreat?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Abelonas Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Moustache Caldera Pool Lounge & Restaurant, Throubi Restaurant at Andronis Concept, and Confetti Dessert Boutique.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Abelonas Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Abelonas Retreat have airport transportation?
Yes, Abelonas Retreat offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Abelonas Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Abelonas Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Castle of St Nicholas (3.2 miles) and Cúpula azul (3.2 miles).
Does Abelonas Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.