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El Greco
Ranked #21 of 81 Hotels in Fira
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Ive been staying in El Greco hotel for the past 2 days. And i could not be any happier with the service provided. On the first day i asked for a baby bed and within 5 minutes it was in my room. The reception has been very helpful. The beds are very comfortable. Breakfast has a lot of variety. Location is convenient. I will recommend it for anyone.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights & it served the purpose in terms of location but I don't feel it's a 4* hotel.
The room was pretty basic, good breakfasts but the reception staff always seemed to come across as being hectic & slightly rude at times.
One of the main things this hotel needs to fix is the sun lounger situation. People clearly dump towels on these & head out for the day making it very difficult to get a lounger. They urgently need to advise that this shouldn't be happening.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Great hotel to stay in Santorini. Have already stayed twice in this hotel and both times everything was perfect. Asked for a room away from pool noise and although hotel was very busy they managed to give me one exactly where I wanted (viewing the fantastic caldera). Asked for tea making facilities and was given immediately. One aspect which was not up to standard was the wifi in the room which was unusable.

Room Tip: room facing the caldera and higher floor to get better view
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank ElisabeteDias
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

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.

Room Tip: Lower area buildings are newer and also quiet during our stay. Try to get a room on the 2nd floor fo...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Just had 6 nights. Terrible. Booked 2 rooms and when we arrived they tried to put us in a so called suite.
A room with an attic type bedroom with single beds- obviously a family room and it was situated right at the very far reaches of the resort.
After getting our 2 rooms we discover that there is no mattress on one of the beds, only a Base.
Rooms very substandard our bathroom has the toilet leaking all over the floor. First morning no hot water. Buffett breakfast very sub standard.
This property looks good from the outside but is basically a low grade 3 star property.

Room Tip: Try and get a room close to the restaurant area. Lots of stairs otherwise .
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Marg E
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Got married from here four years ago (just the two of us). Thought we would return because we had such a fantastic time at Santorini and our stay at El Greco was lovely.

We stayed again in June 2014; first impressions was that still a great place to stay, lovely location and great staff. However, the first week was spoilt by a large noisy, ignorant WEDDING PARTY!!! who took over the swimming pools, sun beds and bar/snack area. We also requested a move from our superior room which we had requested and we had to accept a lower grade room in a quieter area.

The WEDDING PARTY had no respect for any other residents, which is something that has been highlighted by other reviewers. If the hotel does not act immediately about this problem loyal customers will not return.

Another major issue we noticed was that connected to these WEDDING PARTIES were large groups of people/relations staying at other hotels who were using the El Greco's facilities to the detriment of residents staying there.

We still love this hotel, but unless these issues are sorted out we will not be staying at the El Greco again and would not recommend it to other couples (hence our 4 star rating).

Room Tip: Don't go when there is a Wedding Party !!
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

We have just arrived home today having stayed 7 nights at el greco. We travelled to santorini for our wedding and had approx 30 friends and family staying with us at el greco. We thought the hotel is in the perfect location. An easy 5-10 minute walk into the busy centre. Just far enough to leave it behind but close enough to stroll in of an evening or during the day. The hotel is beautiful. It is spread out, quiet, relaxing, clean and well decorated. The spa was very good. You can hire the whole spa area for an hour for 4 people completely free! The pool and sunbeds etc were very relaxing and perfect to escape to with my bridesmaids before wedding preparations took place. We also had the chocolate wrap which was very enjoyable. Staff are all very friendly and helpful. Food in the pool bar was of a good standard (although service was a bit slow) but overall we were very pleased with the hotel and we will definitely be returning.
A little bit about fira and santorini. Absolutely stunning. Such a beautiful island. Fira is packed full of fantastic restaurants. We didn't have a bad meal. Prices are similar to the UK.
We went to oia one evening. Again, it is a stunning resort! Highly recommend restaurant 218degrees. So many restaurants to choose from with breathtaking views.
I will end by saying we will DEFINITELY be returning to Santorini and El Greco and will recommend it to everyone!

Stayed: July 2014
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Additional Information about El Greco

Address: Fira | Box 91, Fira 847 00, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Fira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#15 Luxury Hotel in Fira
#21 Family Hotel in Fira
#34 Romantic Hotel in Fira
Price Range: £93 - £230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — El Greco 4*
Number of rooms: 89
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