My wife and I had an excellent stay at the Sun Rocks. We stayed there in mid August but I’m just now getting around to writing my review. The staff was very welcoming and professional and did everything they could to make our stay enjoyable.
Firostefani is a very pretty and quiet little cluster of hotels with some really good restaurants and a few shops. It’s a beautiful (but somewhat strenuous) 10 minute hike to Fira along the Cliffside walking path and a great place to stay if you want to a little more for your money and are willing to stay a bit further from the heart of the action. Tip: if you arrive by ferry, I highly recommend you have the hotel pick you up at the dock. It’s a long ride and would be very expensive by cab.
It was my birthday during our stay, and the staff gave us champagne and chocolate covered strawberries by the pool and also had a nice bottle of wine and some treats in our room later in the day. They really took care of all the details to make us feel special.
The staff helped us rent a four-wheeler for two days during our stay, which I highly recommend. It’s a great way to get around the island to see the other great spots in Santorini -- Oia, the beaches, the wineries, etc.
We stayed in the “Experience Suite”, which was very modern, clean and comfortable (yes, the room is just as beautiful as the pictures), but there are a few things I should mention. First, we didn’t mind and enjoyed the exercise, but you should know that the Experience Suite is at the very bottom of the cliffside – more than 200 stairs down from the hotel reception/the main path to Fira. The in-room hot tub looked amazing, but it took over an hour and a half to fill up with hot water, which was disappointing. The shower also looked great, but you couldn’t control the temperature control very well (water was either very cold or very hot; didn’t stay in a comfortable zone). Also, on the last night of our 4 night stay, the power went out on the whole island (apparently this happens fairly frequently). Everyone else got their power back within 30 minutes, but the surge protector in our room blew out and we never got power back. The hotel staff tried really hard to fix it, but after 2 hours they realized they needed a new part so they moved us to the Honeymoon Suite. The manager called us several times (from home) to apologize and go out of his way to accommodate us. He even gave us a credit on our bill for the inconvenience and let us stay in the Honeymoon Suite until 5pm the next day since our flight didn’t leave until the evening. This was totally beyond the hotel’s control and they went above and beyond to make us happy.
Overall, the Sun Rocks is top-notch and is a great choice for a perfect romantic getaway. My wife and I will definitely stay here when we come back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sumptuous aesthetics abound, reflecting its luxurious, low-key, in-house lifestyle where complete peace and tranquility in a magical setting artfully combine with abodes flourishing in comfort, convenience and seduction. Enmeshed around it is the meticulous attention to detail that makes all great hotels bask in magnanimity, that has made Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel, a key destination, time and time again, for Santorini weddings and honeymoons, a prominent couples only hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sun Rocks Santorini
- Sun Rocks Hotel Santorini/Firostefani