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Ira Hotel & Spa
Ranked #4 of 21 Hotels in Firostefani
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

a really nice holiday in a really nice hotel. fantastic views of the volcano nice spacious rooms good service. Very good value for money. a good 15 min walk to fira the capital.quiet area would definitely return.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

We stayed in this hotel back in May 2013. Upon our arrival we were really impressed with the breath-taking view of the caldera and Santorini. The location is perfect, a quick walk into the centre of town and the local bus stop is near by if you wish to travel to Oia. (however the views from the hotel are just as good if not better). The infinity pool was spectacular and very quiet when we were staying here, so it was very easy to relax.

The staff at the hotel were very friendly upon arrival and helped us with all our questions. There is Wifi available at the hotel. For the money we paid, we were slightly disappointed with our room, and its location. The breakfast was very tasty, however the lack of hot food was noticeable (compared to the hotels we stayed in on other Greek islands) Just a few small improvements and this hotel would be perfect!

Overall, however this was a very relaxing location and a perfect hotel to relax in when visiting Santorini if you want to avoid the crowds.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank lovethesuna
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Hotel IRA is in Firostefani , which is centrally located in Santorini. Do not stay in overpriced and overrated Oia area. Instead try this hotel ! One of the very best hospitality ever experienced in the world. The rooms are very clean. The breakfast buffet is superb. The infinity pool area is so relaxing and has amazing views of Caldera. The owner and day time staff are so welcoming and friendly ! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ! whenever we go to Santorini, this is the place to stay. For honeymooners, they have great suites and surprises...

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 October 2013 via mobile

This is the perfect place for couples to sit back relax & explore Santorini.
Fifteen minutes from the airport to the centre of the Island fria.
Rooms are different depending which one you choose. .we had the pool room on the main balcony...medium bed...double shower. .stocked fridge.
Breakfast was something for everyone.
Only thing missing was a bar which is why it was nice & quite later on.
Eateries in abundance on your doorstep all good if you're not fussy.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

I stayed at Hotel Ira with a group of friends for several days. The staff greeted us by name but knew when we wanted to be alone. I felt cared for but respected at the same time. Breakfast on the patio was devine and the food was great. My room was inside the hotel and didn't have a view of the caldera. Yet, it was roomy, comfortable and quiet. The air flow through the two windows was perfect on a warm day. We had a front move through and it got chilly. The AC/heater worked well when I needed it. Location is perfect since it's away from the crowds from the cruise ships but close to restaurants.

Room Tip: Rooms with a view of the caldera are lovely but smaller. There are plenty of viewing platforms so d...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Kathyadamsclark
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

My boyfriend and I were on a 3 month European trip and this was probably our favorite hotel. We didn't book a caldera room like other reviews suggested, but we were not disappointed! Our room was quite large with a separate living area from the bed. We received a "welcome" carafe of wine - yes please!
The views from the pool are just stunning. I think this place has the best views of the island since you can see all of Fira town and a lot of Firostefani. Some of the reviews suggested a lot of uphill walking, so we were a little worried since we wanted to relax after a ton of walking around other euro cities. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the walking was extremely easy from the main Fira town to the hotel. Plus the hotel isn't necessarily "out of the way" - there's still shops and restaurants leading all the way up to the hotel.
Maria at the front desk was extremely helpful, booking us a car one day and also a catamaran cruise another day. She never seemed to get sick of our endless questions about the island (and all the other Greek islands for that matter). Such a sweetheart and really hooked us up with how to get the most out of our vacation.
The breakfast was also our favorite in all of Europe (after suffering through sugary cakes and cookies for 2 weeks in Italy). We were happy to find a different type of hot egg dish, hot meat dish, little pies filled with spinach or something different each day, toast, fresh fruit, tomatoes cucumber and olives, meats and cheeses, and some pastries that were actually delicious and tasted home made. Aaand if you like coffee they will make you a fancy coffee drink on the spot behind the breakfast bar.
It was the perfect place to rest our dusty euro feet after a long time of travel. I almost burst into tears as we were leaving. Seriously.
Oh and I almost forgot - the sunsets - omg! Don't go to Oia. Watch them from one of the many rooftop terraces at the hotel or from the pool area. Some of our best pics (Ok go to Oia once to watch the sunset, just for the "experience.")!
Love this place! Will heavily recommend to family and friends.

Room Tip: We booked a standard cave room and were satisfied. If you're on a budget this is a fine option a...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

This hotel was a little out of the way but worth the walk. The room was clean and comfortable but the real drawcard was the view, especially from the lovely pool. Our room was large, clean and comfortable. Although the hotel was outside the main part of town there were restaurants nearby and a bus to the other end of the island.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: | Santorini, Firostefani 847 00, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Firostefani
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Firostefani
#2 Luxury Hotel in Firostefani
#5 Romantic Hotel in Firostefani
#6 Family Hotel in Firostefani
Price Range: £95 - £288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ira Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Find yourself in between the clear skies and the eternal blue of the Aegean Sea! Relax and enjoy one of the world’s most amazing places! You are here: in Ira Hotel & Spa swimming pool area where caldera’s beauty meets summer’s loveliness ... more   less 
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