While the island was pretty much empty since it was early March, I cannot say enough good things about this hotel and our stay there for 3 nights. The room was very unique and fun to have - basically a small cave carved into the mountain. We stayed in Erini, which was on the fourth tier of the hotel, just below the master suite up top. For the money I'd say this is the best one to rent. While the master has all the best amenities like the waterfall hot tub, larger space, and full balcony, I didn't want to spend 75% more for it. Our view was still spectacular. We didn't see our neighbors who shared our balcony so we still enjoyed our privacy, but maybe during the high season paying up for your own balcony might be worth it.
The location within Fira is very convenient, although a bit treacherous on our luggage wheels. It's just off the main street near everything and you have to walk through the street vendor alley ways to get there, so it might be a little packed in the high season, but you're never far from anything.
Since it was the off season, the hotel was managed by just one man Giorgos and breakfast was prepared by a lady (who I unfortunately didn't get her name). Giorgos was instantly our friend and guide - showing us everything we needed to know about where to go, where not to go, what to do while there and everything in between.
Our breakfast every morning was incredible: I will miss the ripe cherry tomatoes, fresh feta, fruit and yogurt, and the eggs and sausages. You can't get it that good anywhere in America, that's for sure!
I highly recommend this place for couples or individuals. I wouldn't bring small children here as the balconies' ledges are low and a little scary. If you are deathly afraid of heights, stick with the 2nd or 3rd tier rooms which aren't as high up but still provide a decent view. The 2nd tier suite (Daphne, I think) does have the stairs right in front of it, so if you like to sleep in late, I wouldn't go with this one.
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- Also Known As:
- Nefeles Hotel Fira
- Nefeles Suites Hotel Santorini/Fira