I need to be upfront and say that we did not spend one of the three nights that we had booked at this location. When we got to the property, it appeared to be relatively tired, not what we were expecting. The carpet was spotted, and there were plants on the balcony that were dying or dead. Also, the location is in a very noisy area of Fira, above a laundry. We booked based on previous reviews, all excellent rating prior to the other June 2016 review. However, we immediately knew this was not the place for us.
We have stayed in many apartments/condominiums over the years. My wife and I do not expect perfection. But this was definitely far removed from our expectations. It may be perfect for another client, but it was not for us. As a note, demographically, we are in our early 60s and travel relatively extensively.
Location is very central but on a noisy, crowded, dusty main street - I will be staying on the quiet side of the island for future trips. Price is probably the lowest you will find in Fira. Maria, the manager, is kind, responsible and responsive. AC was great.
But the owners (not Maria) need to do major upgrades! Shower leaked out on to carpet - rip out the moldy carpets and replace with hardwood or tile and/or get a functioning shower door! Air quality was poor and much of room was very dusty. Decor was not only lacking in taste but not functional - I had to move several pots of fake flowers out of the way to have room to put my luggage. The payment system was also messed up in accounting for extra people so we had to pay extra when we arrived. When I saw the bill from the owners perspective, I realized that TripAdvisor/FlipKey charges about a 15% fee - that's outrageous! Take your money somewhere else or try AirBnB which has more reliable reviews and only a 3% fee.
Great location near cable car and center of town however unit not as depicted in photos. The bathroom was moldy and there was no way to keep water out of rest of bathroom when showering. Maria was very sweet and helpful regarding issues we encountered. We found Fira expensive to stay in so for the price location could not be beat. We left early because even in June crowds were overwhelming and we wanted to be on the quieter side of the island.
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Just loved all,we have enjoyded every single minute in this place,it is in the center of Fira,just few steps from everything! It is fully aircondition acuiped and the bedrooms are in a quiet area of the house with two bathrooms and a wonderful patio overlooking the island..
Perfect choice but we have stayed only two nights...
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MARIA, who is the renter, was fabulous. She was incredibly kind & helpful. Her friendly and engaging manner - as well as her deep knowledge of Santorini - made these three days and HUGE highlight for our family.
This apartment was wonderful! It sleeps up to six people, with two bathrooms, which was a big bonus. The view from the balcony is absolutely breathtaking, and it is conveniently located only two minutes from the town square, on the main street. Our host, Maria, was also incredibly accommodating and really helped us feel welcome.
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I loved the place! It was perfect for us, in the centre of town, not even 5 minutes from the bus station so we could get to anywhere on the island! Maria our host was so incredible making sure we were always taken care of and had everything we needed.
The house was perfect for us too! Well kept, and clean. Definitely a great spot.