I will confess that I am picky, and relentlessly scour the internet when choosing hotels or restaurants, poring between the lines of the reviews, and squinting at photos on websites, in order to ferret out the very best options. The Villa Evgenia appeared to have everything we needed - a great price, clean rooms, good location, and friendly service. My college daughter and I arrived late in the evening at the Santorini airport near the end of a month-long trip through Europe to be greeted at the gate by George, Villa Evgenia's manager/host extraordinaire. He couldn't have been more welcoming, and when we checked in it was evident that he was intent on providing exceptional and attentive service to his guests. Our twin room was spacious, very clean, with fridge, desk, tv, safe, and remote temperature control - and offered many places, including a large wardrobe, for storing the contents of our suitcases. We had a private balcony (thoughtfully outfitted with table, chairs, and a retractable clothes drying rack,) with tall, painted blue shutters that very sufficiently blocked out the early morning streaming sunshine, until we were ready to throw them open and bask in the sweeping view that stretched out across the rural landscape to the Aegean Sea, with an island floating in the distance.
The Villa Evgenia is a tremendous bargain that does not cut corners. The pool area is elegant and first-class, and we only wish that we had had more time to spend there, sprawled out with a book. The walk into town (and the local bus station) is very convenient, there is a mini-mart very close-by for bottled water and necessities, as well as a full-service laundry, and numerous atv/scooter rental places. Everyone we encountered was helpful and extremely friendly. We very much enjoyed eating at "Mama's House" in town, sampling one yummy dish after another over several meals - the Fava Bean Puree is delectable and feathery-light!
We very, very enthusiastically recommend a stay at the Villa Evgenia, as it more than met our expectations. It is so rare to find such an affordable establishment that truly caters to the every need of their guests. Among the many pluses, they cheerfully provide free airport transfers, even at inconvenient times when most hotels would steer you to the nearest taxicab. Villa Evgenia is a homey oasis of calm and elegance, and George runs a truly outstanding hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Santorini, an island of magnificent landscapes and incomparable beauty, born as the result of the volcanic eruption. It is visited yearly by many couples, families and groups eager to experience the magic of the island. Set in the heart of one of the most famous holiday destinations in the world, Evgenia Villas & Suites welcomes you to experience genuine Santorinian hospitality, quality services and accommodation. Located in a quiet part of Fira capital, a location that allows you to experience the serene feel that Santorini has to offer, while still being close enough to the town to enjoy all of its amenities, this hotel is affordable yet exclusive. Recently fully refurbished, our rooms and amenities provide comfort and luxury. The high quality services found at Evgenia Villas & Suites assist in making guests feel relaxed and calm. For those that appreciate relaxing by the pool having a drink from the pool bar while enjoying the soothing sounds of lounge music, the hotel's pool area is ideal. Alternatively, for those who prefer beach bars and amusement, the nearest beach is just 2.5Km away from the hotel. The decor in all of the rooms has been produced with Cycladic island style in mind, exhibiting traditional colouring with an elegant modern touch. Attention to detail and great thought have been put into every room's refurbishment. Having many years of experience in the hotel industry, the love and care that this family puts into their business shines through, making guest's stay memorable and enjoyable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Evgenia Villas & Suites Santorini/Fira