I stayed at this hotel for two nights with a couple of friends. I wasn't very happy with their shuttlebus service/lack of it. I called them from Mykonos earlier the same day we were checking in, asking them to pick us up at the port. They told us that there couldn't be any "last minute bookings" so we had to get a taxi/bus. We did take a bus for 2.20Euros which was super cheap, but we had to drag all of our luggage all the way to the hotel in a 10 minute walk.
When we got to the hotel, I immediately asked if we could book a shuttlebus to the airport. The lady said this time that they "did not have any shuttlebus service" at all so we needed to book taxis to get to the airport. But guess what? The last day we were at the hotel, right before going into a tourbus and leaving the hotel, we saw a shuttle bus that clearly said "Astir Thira" on it, picking up two other males. I was so angry, but decided not to ask the reception ladies since they had already helped us with the arrangement of our transport to the airport (through the coach bus for the tour we booked, which would take us directly to the airport the same evening).
Another thing that concerned me was how we had to drop off our keys at the front desk every time we left the hotel. The key for the safe also did not work (didn't have much luck with safes during my whole trip to Greece). Also one of the room's key was able to open another room's key. And when we asked for our keys when returning to the hotel, the front desk person didn't even ask us our names or any other identification questions and almost gave us the wrong room key. The level of security at this hotel definitely needs improvement.
Otherwise, good things about this hotel is the general friendliness of the staff (despite some who were dishonest about the shuttlebus), and their helpfulness in helping us choose the local tours around Santorini.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In Fira, the capital of Santorini, a few meters from the main square, is the Astir Thira Hotel. It’s a newly-built luxurious hotel with a spectacular view of the Volcano and the beautiful sunset. Our facilities offer 23 luxurious and comfortable rooms, all equipped with private bath and balcony, telephone, channels of music, fridge, colour television with greek and satellite channels, air-conditioning, hair-dryer and safe deposit box. The Hotel also offers a breakfast area, a salon with TV, Internet access and a relaxing swimming pool for enjoyment. The warm, friendly and family atmosphere as well as our helpful staff guarantee, a fantastic and unforgettable vacation. Have a nice day and many thanks for your staying at ASTIR THIRA HOTEL ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Astir Thira
- Astir Thira Fira
- Astir Thira Hotel Santorini/Fira