For our anniversary, we selected this resort for our 5 night stay in Santorini. The staff at the lobby were friendly, offered us water while we waited for the check-in. They even upgraded us from the standard room to a superior room for free. After check-in, We were driven in a golf cart to Room 28 (lower newer buildings to the right with own pool and breakfast restaurant), which was on the 2nd floor. The room was big with a king size bed, flat screen TV, big stand-in shower, modern decor, fridge, and a cute small balcony overlooking the pool area. The rooms were cleaned daily and i loved the smell of their little lotion bottles.
This resort is not one of the hanging-over-the-cliff hotels, but it was big and roomy. If you want a view of the caldera, you just need to cross the street. It was also just a 5-10 min. walk to the local bus station (if you want to travel to Oia, Kamari, etc), a supermarkt was within 5 min walk (we got a lot of snacks and water there), and the town center of Fira was all a short walk away. They also have a spa and gym, but we didn't use it.
We only ate at the restaurant once, they offer buffet-style dinner and also a-la-carte dinner. We only ate there once, since there are so many options in Fira to eat at local restaurants. Breakfast had good choices and was served at both restaurants from 7-10 am, we only ate at the newer restaurant for breakfast, since it was right in front of our building.
Wifi was free - we noticed, it worked best during the day. In the evening, it's super slow - since everyone shares the same connection.
Tip: use the local bus to travel to other towns. It's efficient, cheap and runs very frequently. As of May 2014, the one way trip to Oia or Kamari Beach was just 1.60 Euro per person. You pay on the bus, make sure to bring small bills or change with you.
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- Also Known As:
- El Greco Fira
- El Greco Hotel Fira
- El Greco Santorini/Fira
- El Greco Hotel Santorini