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Blue Dolphins Traditional Apartments
Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Firostefani
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
50 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great Views, Good Value”
Reviewed 11 December 2008

After a 6 hour delay at Athens Airport we arrived at Blue Dolphins at 1am to be greeted at reception and shown to our room, very good service for such a small establishment.

Up at 9am for breakfast on the terrace confirmed our decision to stay at BD; the view of the calder was outstanding and the local youghat with honey was tasty.

Based in Firostefani only a 10 minute walk from Fira town it was isolated enough to get away from the crowds but only minutes away from the action. The 10 minute walk normally took us a half hour as there was so much to see.

We had a traditional apartment, bedroom, bathroom and general room with table and chairs, refrigerator, airconditioning, and sink. We were happy with the room, the bedroom was comfortable and cool. The bathroom was small, the only problem being the shower curtin was a little short and water spilled out. However the price was right, excellent value and the view was spectacular.

Reception arranged car hire for us, something I would not of attempted and it was a real plus allowing us to see the whole island at leisure.

  • Liked — The View & Breakfast
  • Disliked — Shower Curtin
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2008

We were here on our honeymoon in May 2008. Having scoped out places to stay for months and hours and hours, we found ourselves continually coming back to Blue Dolphins. I'm so glad that we made the decision to follow our instincts and book our stay.

We wanted to explore the entire island and decided that Firostefani (less than 10 minutes from mid-town Fira) was a perfect option, both for a little seclusion from the tourist hustle and for the views... oh the views! We had a private terrace with the most incredible view of the caldera. The room was the perfect size. We did a mixture of honeymoon suites and standard accommodations throughout our European honeymoon.

THE STAFF: Anja and her staff are incredible people. Our first morning there my husband and I were late for breakfast, but Anja insisted on making us a special order of traditional breads, homemade jams (amazing!) and my favourite... eggs! We talked for a while that morning and still keep in touch today. THIS is what Santorini is like -- this is the kind of people that live and work here. Warm, service-oriented, and very down to Earth.

THE LOCATION: As mentioned, perfect! We had a rental car included in our package and later rented scooters. Highly recommended. Very safe, too, just try to travel during daylight as street lights are sparse on the island.

FOOD: Lots of options. Our first night the ladies at BD gave us a long list of places to stay, their prices, and their personal opinions on the food. So helpful.

Blue Dolphins is family run and is shows -- pride of ownership, good value, location, and the staff make this the IDEAL place to stay if you're looking to stay near Fira. My husband and I have travelled far and wide... BD stands out in our travels.

Bon voyage!

  • Liked — View and staff
  • Disliked — Wish we'd stayed an extra night!
  • Stayed May 2008
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Oregon
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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2008

The stunning views (right on the caldera rim), spotless rooms, and excellent prices made this an excellent choice on Santorini. An added bonus was the fresh orange juice for breakfast and free rental car for two days offered at the time. The location was wonderful, quiet and out of the hubbub of Fira, yet only a 10 minute stroll into town along a no cars walkway right on the coldera rim.

  • Liked — View, breakfast, cleanliness, location
  • Disliked — Tiny room
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank OregonDavid
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Holualoa, Hawaii
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 August 2008

I stayed at the Blue Dolphin Apartments & Suites this past summer and it was a terrific experience. The staff were courteous, helpful, warm and welcoming when we arrived and throughout our stay. Prices were reasonable for the accomodations which were comfortable and as advertised. The view was incredible and it was a pleasure to look upon whether I was enjoying breakfast or an evening stroll. It is conveniently located and easy to travel to other areas while removed enough to be peaceful and quiet in the evenings. I would certainly recommend other travelers to lodge here whether for a few nights or an extended holiday.

  • Liked — The view and setting
  • Disliked — Breakfast was a bit too early ... because I stayed out too late
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with friends
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1 Thank HLSBrooklyn_NY
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Athens
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2008

I stayed in Blue Dolphins with my boyfriend for one week, we had an excellent time! Our room was a beautiful suite with a balcony overlooking the volcano, trully breathtaking!
Agna and Konstantina were very helpful, the homemade breakfast was delicious! Very good prices for the service and quality they offer, I totally recommend this beautiful hotel to everyone that wants to have a taste of the beauty, the quality of the service and the hospitality of the island!
Tanita

  • Liked — Homemade breakfast and view!
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank AthensTanita
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Athens
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2008

We just came back after a long stay in Santorini, and really enjoyed the Blue Dolphins hospitality.
We booked through the web site. The view from our room was breathtaking, and from what we saw most rooms are very well equiped and with a fantastic view...
The proximity to Oia-Firostefani-Imerovigli-Fira, and to Ammoudi-Columbo-Katharos (fantastic Santorini-style beaches) which are the "must" places to visit in Santorini is a big plus, and the warm hospitality of the owners and the staff really made our stay trouble-free and relaxing...
The web site is very honest and clearly descriptive of what one can expect from Blue Dolphins, and this expectation was very well fulfilled for us...
Will certainly be back next summer...
Pavlos & Angie

Stayed August 2008
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New Jersey
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2008

The photographs are nothing like the room you will get. It was a dump! My wife and I would not stay after we checked in, and needed to check into a beautiful hotel next door, the Hotel Ira. Please take my word for it...Don't trust the pictures. They would not even hold up to Greek law and charge us half price for not staying!

  • Liked — Nothing - Did not stay after seeing room!
  • Disliked — The fact that they would not credit our charge for not staying!
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank sighttraveler10
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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 Romantic Hotel in Firostefani
#2 Family 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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