We booked the villa with private pool for 4 of us.
I would begin with finding the hotel. We rented a car but finding the hotel wasn't easy at all, especially after the rough ferry ride. As for the location, although the hotel is in Fira, it's still bit of a walk from the main area with restaurants and bars.
It definitely is not a 5-star. The staff was friendly and helpful in advising on the city tour.
We were offered welcome drinks while we checkin. The room was average but the private pool was a joke. We had a duplex villa with a double bed at top level and a sofabed at lower level. Outside the villa there were 5 small pools set next to each other and we could choose our pool. I have uploaded a picture for reference. There was the main big pool on the other side that wasn't temperature controlled.
The room had a small tv screen at lower level, and only one corded telephone at top level. I wish the hotel gave some thought when finalising small details like these.
One good thing that we had in the villa was the spa bath tub.
The food was average. We ordered pasta with wine sauce, and this was the best we had on our entire trip. But the breakfast was poor quality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Astro Palace Hotel and Suites with private pool is a new hotel built in 2010 located in Fira town. All rooms have sea view and half of the rooms have also a private pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Astro Palace Hotel Fira
- Astro Palace Hotel And Suites Santorini/Fira