We chose this hotel because of some prerequisites. We were on our way from the international airport at Santorini by ferry to Paros. We needed a decent place to stay overnight, not far from neither the airport nor the port. Also we wanted that a taxi could reach the hotel front door, which is not necessarily self-evident in Santorini because of the rather particular geography. All other good things came as a bonus. Astro Palace fulfilled our requirements.
The hotel architecture was plain and modest, the interior very clean and well kept. The welcome and the reception was exceptionally good. A special bonus was a glass of local white wine of good quality was offered in the lobby, while we were waiting for our luggage to reach the room. The service was impeccable and clearly exceeded what normally could be expected of this level of hotel.
The room was spacious but sparingly decorated. As the outdoor temperature was just 17⁰C when we arrived, the room temperature was a little cold for my wife's taste. An extra blanket was provided in minutes.
Morning breakfast was exceptionally plentiful and diverse. The fruit department was rather meagre, though, probably due to that was still out of season.
Only the checking out experience was the only low point during our visit. When we left, about half a dozen of people wanted to check out at about the same time. A few of us had a schedule to keep. The receptionist tried to handle anybody's requests who just dared to jump the queue, all at the same time. Also, the telephone ringed continually and couldn't be ignored. Naturally she failed miserably to keep the situation under control and we nearly run out of time. It was a nerve-racking experience for many of us. All other services in the hotel had an adequate number of employees allocated. Clearly the reception would need at least temporary help to sort out peak periods.
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- 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