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Blue Dolphins Traditional Apartments
Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in Firostefani
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Pleasant room, perfect view from the verandah, peaceful spot, nice buffet breakfast that quietly appeared outside our room every morning. Everything else I looked at with such a stunning view was much more expensive, probably because they have pools but a pool was not part of our criteria – the view is the thing. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stayed a few nights at the Blue Dolphin and we had a truly wonderful experience. We were very happy with our rooms as we traveled with youths. The view was very good, did not care too much for the small dome roof directly in front of our room, nevertheless, the view was beautiful... hey it is Santorini! Dennis and Thomas were very helpful with "everything", they directed us to restaurants with traditional food, help to arrange car rental, car to port.... thank you guys. Breakfast was on the veranda every morning was very good.
The location is very convenient, between Fira and Imerovigli, well within walking distance especially in the evening.
I would definitely stay at the Blue Dolphin again and would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

We have had a very lovely time staying at the Blue Dolphin apartments. Upon arrival the charming general manager, Dennis, informed us that there had been some minor drainage problems at the hotel - result: we were immediately upgraded from the simplest room (which is also delightful; very clean and plenty of space, nicely decorated with a big picture of a Santorini view!), to the enormous "Cave suite" for our first night. On top of this, when we mentioned we were interested in wine, Dennis surprised us with a complimentary bottle of his favourite Santorinian white wine. When do you ever come across service as friendly and generous as that?!
We have also been given a long list of personally tried and tested places to go swim, eat and have a drink at- all of which we have been enjoying! The apartments very much surpass their value and have added greatly to our holiday in Santorini. I couldn't really recommend it more!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 August 2013 via mobile

To put our experience at blue dolphins into words wouldn't do it justice. From the booking to the checkout, the experience was unforgettable. We arrived at 6am, to meet Dennis (manager) who greeted us warmly. He provided a room for us straight away and even offered to upgrade us to the romantic suite free of charge after the first night. Everything about the hotel was incredible. With breathtaking views of the sea/sunset and all amenities within a short walk, I cannot fault this place. Next time we go back to santorini, we will definitely be back here. No questions about it.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

Very nice and helpful staff. Clean facility. Very good breakfast. Excellent location. Breathtaking view. I can go on and on of all the good things about this place but my point is...we had a wonderful time staying in this hotel. We will be back again for sure. We booked two regular rooms and we got upgraded to suite for free. We rented a car through them also and everything went smoothly. We absolutely has no complains. I highly recommend Blue Dolphins.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

While the view from the room was amazing and the staff really helpful I was a bit disappointed with:

1) no parking was provided - therefore it was just luck to find one in crazy Santorini streets.
2) breakfast was not served in villa and we had to walk for 10 mins down to the main hotel area.
3) Ants were found twice in the room (lots of them) - although the hotel management cleaned the up, caution and spray before arrival should be done

Despite this it was a great room, with a stunning view, very friendly and helpful manager. For sure recommended.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

The rooms are clean and well appointed. Make sure you stipulate you want a room with a private balcony or room otherwise you will get one of the two lower rooms that share the breakfast balcony.

The rooms are a 20 minute walk to the heart of Fira and the bus interchange. Walk the road rather than the track its much quicker. Downhill is easy uphill is a slog.

There is a bus stop about 5 minute walk from the rooms and you can travel anywhere on the island in the bus for 2.6 euro. For some reason they use Coach buses you know the typical big 50 seat. It has a sign on it which says 'Local Bus' and that's the one you want. Its an adventure watching the bus driver steer in the tiny streets.

The breakfast is served on a wonderful deck and is typical European mix of breads, meats and fruits.

The price was good, the views fantastic. You can rent some amazing rooms in Firistina with hotels with pools and really the sky's the limit so these rooms are well priced. If you want to stay in the picture postcard area of the island stay in the next town up Oia.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Firostefani, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Firostefani
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Firostefani
#2 Family Hotel in Firostefani
Price Range: £58 - £233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Dolphins Traditional Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blue Dolphins is situated in the village of Firostefani, which is a 10 minute walk from the capital village of Fira (through a beautiful pedestrian path on the caldera). We have the privilege of being at a magical location in terms of view and peace of scenery, but also close to the restaurants, bars and nightlife of Fira, the capital of Santorini. Blue Dolphins is also connected to the picturesque village of Imerovigli which is also just a 10 minute walk through a pedestrian path on the caldera. ... more   less 
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