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“Pleasant and cheap.”
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Villa Soula
Ranked #59 of 80 Hotels in Fira
Bedford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Pleasant and cheap.”
Reviewed 29 May 2012

A small hotel about five minutes walk from th bus station and town centre.
Rather basic, but clean and everything works.
Breakfast is self-service and offers simple continental fare of eggs, meat and cheese, plus cooee, toast and orange juice.
We had an enjoyable three days here.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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melbourne
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18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

I have stayed in so many different hotels in Santorini with the majority (if not all) being overpriced holes in the wall relying on the magnificent views as a distraction. Not Villa Soula. We stayed in one of the newly renovated deluxe rooms and it was absolutely value for money. Clean and new bathroom, nice little balcony, a day bed and air con that worked smashingly. What more could we want? 2 minutes from town and the clubs and the centre of town and you don't even need to walk on a main busy road like from Firastefani. That said, if you're not interested in the clubs and will try to get shut eye when everyone else is partying you could hear the music into the wee hours of the morning so that could be annoying to families.

Breakfast wasn't great but then - that's the norm in Greece. You can't beat the location, the amenities and the price. Will ONLY ever stay here again when I go to Fira. Don't get scammed into paying for a view. Everywhere you walk has a view - that's how Santorini is. They just rely on tourists to lap up the view from the bedroom. If you're going in Summer you will find a hundred bars open where you can take in the view and drink an ouzo with some olives for 12 euro - much cheaper and a better experience than paying 300 euro for a room. We ended up paying for triple for the view in Oia and it was nowhere half as good our experience at Villa Soula.

Strong wi-fi connection helped too :)

Room Tip: Pick the newly renovated rooms. They are a little dearer but worth it.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
Reviewed 31 January 2012

Villa Soula is a comfortable family place.It is only 2 minuits from the centre of Thira town.

Room Tip: You should choose a room at the back side because is more quite.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Raisio, Finland
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

Location is nice, just few minutes from everything in Fira. Taxidrivers found there easily. Rooms are quite small and ok decorated. Suite had worst location of the hotel, opposite of the reception and the balcony is towards to road. Sheets and towels are washed by hard chemicals, my wife got allergic reaction from them (after that she used our own towel). Receptionist didnt believe that and behaved rudely. Breakfast was quite poor. Best things of the hotel are location and free Wi-fi. Value for money is ok, but there is lot of choices in Fira...

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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gloucestershire
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Reviewed 13 October 2011

We ended up here due to a Greek air traffic controllers strike, the room was clean with a marble floor, a fridge and television came as standard. The on suite was somewhat small with the WC crammed into the corner but functional. Breakfast was an additional 2 euro per head and consisted of bread, jam, boiled egg and cake with coffee or tea. The down side would be how many boiled eggs could a man face over a week. It is well located a 5 minute walk from the main square, additional benefits was a small open air swimming pool. The staff are very friendly and helpful and organised transfer to the ferry. If we were staying more than one night we may have been allocated a larger room, its goods value for the price.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Lake Stevens, Washington
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Reviewed 16 August 2011

My husband and I got married in Santorini on July 23rd and we stayed here with our family and friends for a few days before the wedding. This hotel was so perfect! The rooms were clean and well decorated. It was within walking distance from downtown Fira, but just far enough away that is was quiet and peaceful. The staff were so friendly and helpful. There was a breakfast provided every morning with fresh toast, cheese, meats, cake, eggs, ect. They had a nice pool with a great area to hangout. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Fira. I will definitely stay here again when I return to Santorini.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Millburn, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 August 2011

We stayed at Villa Soula for 3 days in August 2011. It is well located off the main road in Fira so it is reasonably quiet and only a 5 minute walk uphill to the pedestrian shopping streets. The room was small, and the bathroom was smaller, but it was clean and had everything we needed, including air conditioning; very necessary in August! Service was excellent - they booked tours for us, called taxis, kept our bags after checkout on our last day, and even let us take a shower before we had to head to the airport. Breakfast was probably their weakest point, but there is a supermarket close by so we could supplement with yogurt, fruit, etc. One other negative, their website advertises free transfers to and from the airport and port but this was not available. We took a minivan from the Port for 15 euro and another minivan to the airport, also for 15 euro.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Villa Soula
Address: Fira 84700, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Fira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #59 of 80 Hotels in Fira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Soula 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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