What an amazing place, I can’t recommend staying here more. From start to finish our stay was perfect!
We stayed here for 7 nights, and after a not so great hotel experience in Athens we were so so happy to arrive here. We were picked up at the port by a friendly driver who took us to a nice air conditioned car. Our room wasn’t ready at check in as it was early morning, which was fine but we were able to use the pool or any other facilities while we waited. Anna gave us a tour of the beautiful property and when we came back when our room was ready, showed us to our lovely room. The décor of the hotel is so nice too, it’s extremely clean and is the epitome of what a luxury boutique hotel should be in my opinion.
The location of the hotel is perfect, its at the edge of Fira, so you have all of the shops, restaurants, bars, bus station, amazing caldera views, just a few steps from the hotel, but the hotel is completely private and away from the hustle and bustle.
We were celebrating on this trip so they also gave us a complimentary bottle of wine which was a lovely touch. Our room was large with a very comfy bed and a balcony overlooking the pool. We had everything we needed in the room, and the bathroom amenities were really nice and high quality.
The pool area is fantastic. You do need to be at the pool by about 10am though to get one of the very comfy day beds. The pool service is fantastic, you don’t need to get up at all to order a drink or food.
Breakfast is great, I can see why the Aressana have won awards for it, the selection of Greek food is fantastic, it’s all so fresh and tasty.
We never ate in the restaurant, but the menu looked good, and we had some snacks by the pool which were tasty. The drinks menu is great, and the cocktails are made perfectly.
I used the Spa for a treatment once, and it was well worth it. Ada was a great therapist, and the range of treatments you can have is great. All of the products that they use are Greek too I think.
Finally to the staff, they really are brilliant! They all seem happy in their jobs and do them so well, no request was too much them, Vagillus (I think that was his name!) on the front desk was particularly helpful with booking a sailing tour, and arranged an ATV to be brought to the hotel for us at no extra cost.
There was only one small negative and that was that one day there were no available loungers by the pool, and we realised that some people using them were not actually hotel guests, as when they were asked if they wanted their drinks charged to their room they said they weren’t staying at the hotel. Now maybe they were using the Spa or something, but it’s just a little annoying when you pay almost €300 per night, that you can’t lie by the pool as there are non-guests using the beds.
I’m not sure why this place is only 4*, it’s as good if not better than some 5* hotels I have stayed in!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aressana Spa Hotel and Suites is a selected member of the worldwide recognized association of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Located in the heart of the cosmopolitan Fira on the island of Santorini offer guests all the charms of the Cyclades islands artfully married with modern facilities and dedicated personalized services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aressana Hotel Fira
- Aressana Hotel Santorini
- Hotel Aressana
- Aressana Spa Hotel And Suites Santorini/Fira