Nefeles, I love you, I mean really, I love you. We arrived late on a Tuesday night, they do not have 24 hour staffing and they were unaware that we had missed our connecting flight. We had a tough time navigating our way to the Nefeles after being dropped off by a cab (they do offer a shuttle, but again, they did not know we missed our connection). Once we got there we realized that there was not 24/7 staff and the lobby was locked. Luckily for us, there was a couple staying there as well that happened to be up when we got there at about 11PM. They informed us where we would be able to find our key and voila, it was where they said it would be!
That was our only snafu. We stayed in the Nike suite, it is the Petite Standard room. I tell you what, it is beautiful, it is certainly a small room, but they really know how to maximize the space. At no time did it feel cramped at all. I now know what cozy means, it means you mentally are aware that the square footage is not high, but the space is so wonderful that it just feels good to be in it, that's what that room did for me and my wife.
They offer breakfast every morning and have an absolutely breathtaking view, regardless of which room you are in. You wake up to beauty and go to sleep to the same every single day. The staff could not have been more kind, always asking what else they could do to improve your stay, which really meant a lot to us because we had the absolute worst experience with weather in Croatia and then travel to and from Santorini (but that was the fault of the travel agent booking flights with short layovers and convincing us that the airports would be small enough that we would easily make all of our flights). Knowing that these people wanted to make our honeymoon the best it could be, really won us over, it really felt like they cared a lot.
Nefeles is just a short walk from the fantastic Argo restaurant, and a slightly longer (yet still short) walk from the almost just as fantastic Archipelago restaurant. They are close to everything in Fira, really. Murphy's, 2 Brothers, Highlander, Koo Club, and several other nightlife spots. Once you figure your way around Fira, everything is close. I do suggest not using Spiridakos to rent anything (they have a pamphlet in the binder in the rooms at Nefeles) they are scam artists, and if you're looking for an ATV, they don't even rent them, but won't actually tell you that, they'll just push a car down your throat.
The rooftop pool is a fantastic place to watch the sunset with a spouse or significant other, the water is warm, the jets are airy, and the view is out of this world. The pool next to the lobby is also just as wonderful, and if you need anything while there, the staff is ready to help you out.
There is no doubt, that when I go to Fira again, I will be looking into staying at the Nefeles again. Everything about them was perfect, and I thank them from the bottom of my heart for helping make my honeymoon everything we hoped it would be (after it had been a nightmare!).
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- Also Known As:
- Nefeles Hotel Fira
- Nefeles Suites Hotel Santorini/Fira