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Blue Dolphins Traditional Apartments
Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Firostefani
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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
“Highly recommend you stay here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

I highly recommend anyone reading this review to not think twice and book this place! I will definitely be recommending this hotel to my friends, yes it doesn't have a view of then sun set BUT it has a view over all the hotels in firastefani and I believe that it is a better view to see in the morning over all the white buildings and in the evening when all the hotel are lit up...anyway you can always go to a bar/oia to see then sun set. The staff and service was great and the breakfast was amazing..must try the yogurt, honey and the orange cake with jam. We just stayed in the standard room and I must say that it was way better then what was in the pictures (I'm afraid I didn't take any). The hotel is in a great location; walking distance to fira and imerovigli, restaurants, bars and the bus stop. Can't recommend this place more!

  • Stayed May 2014
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Virginia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

Uppon arrival we were upgraded to a larger apartment with better view and its own patio. The apartment was traditionally decorated, spacious and spotless. In the kitchen we found tea and coffee bags and the bathroom had amazing toiletries for us to use. The breakfast area offered a wonderful view of the caldera and the sea.
The hotel is conveniently placed at Firostefani between Imerovigli and Fira which you can visit on foot and its owner was more than pleased to give information as to where to go for strolls and views of the sunset. All I can say is view view view.
I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

The location of the Blue Dolphin was perfect. Easy, short walk to Fira. The rooms were simple and spotless. The view was so good that people were coming to the empty lot next door to take pictures. Breakfast on the patio was lovely and more than enough choices for all. We would recommend this hotel without hesitation and will be back.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

My husband and I stayed at Blue Dolphins for 3 nights and everything about it was amazing! We were immediately upgraded to a larger apartment with a private balcony at no extra cost which was such a nice surprise. The room was spotless, luxurious, and had great character. The views are magnificent from not only the balcony, but every window in the apartment including within the shower. The included breakfast each morning was delicious, especially the greek yogurt with honey, best I had during our entire trip in Greece! The location is in a nice quiet spot away from the crowds in Fira and Oia but only a 10 min walk away from Fira, and the walk itself is beautiful along the caldera edge so it was never something to complain about. The staff were wonderful, friendly, and incredibly helpful. We were given a nice orientation from Dennis to the hotel as well as Santorini in general and were given a map with all the sights and places to see. He coordinated the rental of a scooter for a very good price and the shop is directly across the street. I would highly recommend renting a scooter or ATV to get around the island and see the beautiful beaches and sights, definitely a highlight of our stay in Santorini. Even prior to our arrival in Greece, we were contacted by the staff to enquire if we needed an airport or ferry transfer on arrival which was very nice and everything was coordinated for us.

I would highly recommend staying at Blue Dolphins and I will definitely recommend it to anyone I know travelling to Santorini!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

I highly recommend Blue Dolphin hotel. It is a wonderful place with amazing staff. The hotel is located in Firostefani, but is a nice walk to Fira or Imerovigli. There is a nice breakfast with quality greek yogurt, honey, toast, fruit, boiled eggs, cheese, coffee, etc. The view from this hotel is unbelievable, and it will make your stay in Santorini magical!

Room Tip: Mykonos Room 107 for excellent views
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glifada, Greece
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

After 10 years of marriage we wanted a truly joyful and romantic experience, Santorini was the place on the map and Blue Dolphins was the hotel.

We had some memorable days at this hotel in the past and wanted to live the dream once again, enjoying 5 star VIP treatment at affordable prices.

We arrived in this small hotel and enjoyed the welcoming drinks on the patio overlooking the Caldera. The hotel people made us feel as guests rather than customers and made our experience even better.

The staff saw to our every need and comfort, from serving a delicious, home made breakfast with local Greek fresh products, to recommending which restaurants to go to, where to swim and which exciting tours to take.

“Captain” Thomas took us on a private tour (the "blue dolphins tour") to some unknown hidden places - "gems" that we would never discover on our own and had such a great time!! He drove us around Santorini , up in the monastery to see the island form 360 view, to the winery and had late lunch at the WET beach bar restaurant.

All in all Santorini is a magnificent island and probably the most iconic in the world.

Staying at Blue Dolphins allowed us to "feel" and "smell" the "Santorini experience"
It's like when you are adding strawberries to your champaign

Room Tip: The rooms on the 1st and 2nd floor have the best view.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bedford, New Hampshire
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

We had a wonderful 4 day stay here. The room was nice & clean. The breakfast was nice with wonderful coffee & yogurt. What really makes this place special is the staff. Alexis, Dennis & the very hard working cleaning ladies all made sure we had everything we needed. And extraordinarily pleasant to just have a conversation with.

We are here now enjoying our last nite. Thank you for a nice stay and will recommend to others!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Blue Dolphins Traditional Apartments
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 Family Hotel in Firostefani
#2 Romantic Hotel in Firostefani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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