My wife and I booked the Apartment room for 7 nights late June early July for some chilling out after a hectic work year. Had been to Santorinin before so knew mostly what to expect as far as the island itself goes.
Even though this property was pricey we really wanted perfect views in a small exclusive location where we could prepare our own meals if we wanted. We like eating out but not EVERY night. We also wanted somewhere which is not a loud party location. Finally somewhere NOT in Fira but not too far away either. From the website Homeric Poems ticked most of the boxes.
Firstly, let me say that by most international hotel standards HP would probably not be classed as a 5 star property. The bathroom certainly not, though clean and neat fairly basic. The room itself was OK without being wow. Each rooms configuration, including balcony, also varies to each one.
Our apartment, HECTOR, did have a large and fairly private balcony (which we specifically wanted) but some others were smallish and either near the stairs down to the pool/bar area so people on the way down looked in on you, or you had another balcony right next to you. Like sitting at a restaruant next to another table.
Also, the kitchen included was very basic. 2 hot plates, no microwave, toaster, or oven plus the fridge was the smallest I've seen. As a 5 star property you would have expected some tea/coffee and milk to be there as you arrive.
Offsetting all this, the view was absolutely breathtaking 24/7. We ended up having dinner on the balcony most nights watching the sunset. Absolutely breathtaking and at least 10 stars. Pool area lovely. In addition the staff, to a man and woman, were fantasic. From the Hungarian guy in the pool bar area, the lovely girls in reception, they all made an effort to make our stay enjoyable (and they suceeded totally). I see some other reviews said otherwise but we could not fault them and the owners should be proud of how they look after their guests.
I recomend Nauossa (spelling) restaraunt in Fira for home cooked Greek food in a family run establishment. People line up to get in most nights. Also try the sunset cruise which goes out to the hot spings first (recomended by reception). Finally hire a cheap car to explore the island. There is quite a lot to see.
So, in conclusion, not 5 star, pretty pricey, but great location in a nicely maintained hotel.
We didn't want to leave.
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- Also Known As:
- Homeric Poems Studios Firostefani
- Homeric Poems Studios Hotel Firostefani
- Homeric Poems Santorini/Firostefani