Where do I start???
Ummm, the food is good.
So our room was a cave that had no windows except in the door, not ideal really! It was so dark we had to ask for an extra lamp to be put in. This helped a bit. The shower, which is in the bath, had no curtain or door so the floor ended up being ridiculously soaked.
A major grippe is that how does a 5* hotel not offer wifi in every room. This is not difficult to offer. The only place you can get it is by the pool or in the reception room. The latter is right next to the breakfast/dining room but you can't even get it in there. Pretty ridiculous really.
Anyway the hotel is beautifully situated. The views of the whole island are lovely. The staff are interesting, the waiters are charming and always smiling but the managers, well. When we ask for a bedside light bulb to be replaced (desperately needed as per above) it never happened. 3 days of asking we gave up. When we asked at 10.30pm for a taxi to be booked for 10am the next morning we were guaranteed it despite the manager being more interested in chatting up a blonde. The next morning the cab for Thira had not been booked. So we had the to take Eddie the driver (lovely chap), this of course costs 20 euros hotel transfer fee rather than around 10E for the taxi!!! Also a word of warning the pool is tiny and was very cold but it was very late september.
However all these little bad things do not make this a terrible hotel. Actually we had a good time because: Pyrgos is fantastic. Its not too inundated with tourists and the village is quaint. Selene restaurant and its separate cafe and Pyrgos taverna near the petrol station are highly recommended. Franco's on top of the hill is also very recommended for sunset cocktails.
This hotel could be fantastic with just a few tweaks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Zannos Melathron Hotel where history meets luxury..Location: Zannos Melathron Hotel situated on the highest level of the most picturesque settlement of Pyrgos village in Santorini. Santorini is easily accessible via air and boat transportation. The hotel is situated 5 km from Santorini airport and 6km from Athinios port.ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN:A 19th century mansion built by Michael Zannos, a master of the time, in 1750. The famous designer Giannis Tseklenis is responsible for the renovation and the decoration of all suites and public areas of Zannos Melathron. A man with inspiration and finesse who loves Santorini revived and completed in the best way Zannos Melathron that fills its visitors with pretty pictures and lovely emotions. As per 2015 Zannos Melathron is fully renovated and functions under new management. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Zannos Melathron
- Zannos Melathron Hotel Santorini, Greece