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“Amazing traditional decor, very warm welcoming staff & lots of love in Santorini....”
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Agali Houses
Ranked #3 of 15 Firostefani B&B and Inns
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
“Amazing traditional decor, very warm welcoming staff & lots of love in Santorini....”
Reviewed 17 August 2013

We were a honeymoon couple from India who stayed in Agali Houses for 01 night. We would like to make a special mention of the lady at the reception who was so warm & helpful all the times. The entire staff whom we met in our trip there was so very courteous all the time, and answered and helped us for all the requests that we'd made. We were given a very warm & smiling treatment throughout our stay in the hotel.

We got to stay in a beautiful suite (a huge bedroom with an adjoined kitchen area, bathroom & a private gallery). The room were very comfortable and well furnished with its traditional decor. The view it offered was amazing... we had our balcony and the entire caldera & volcano island seen from there. Needless to say, evening and night times in Santorini are very spectacular, and this hotel's location ensured that we don't miss on watching it by sitting in the couch sipping drinks.

We highly recommend this hotel for stay in Santorini as we felt that we got one of the best hospitality here and felt so very comfortable with the staff. As for us, we are quite positive that we will have one more trip to Greece, Santorini & Agali Houses...!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

From the moment we arrived we realised we'd made a great choice! We were met at the airport by a transfer organised by the hotel, then met by a strong porter to carry our cases down 2 flights of steps (which in Santorini is not many at all believe me). Then at reception we were greeted by a very friendly, helpful lady who explained everything we needed to know and more. Then really surprised us by upgrading us to a fab junior suite with outdoor jacuzzi. The staff at the hotel are very polite, friendly and very helpful. The rooms are very clean all with great views over the caldera. We had a very relaxing time, but when we did want to leave our peaceful terrace to hire a car or book taxis, the staff at reception were happy to arrange them.
Firastefani is small but has some lovely restaurants - Vanilia, Remos and Mylos. Plus it's only 15 mins into Fira - there are 3 ways - road, along the coastal path which is slightly longer and the path that runs straight from Firastefani Square.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

Agali Houses are a classic Santorini experience. It looks like they used to be actual homes (each staircase down the cliffside has a street name) and so they are quite spacious by European hotel standards. We stayed in a Studio Sea View, and it was amazing. Little front room and kitchenette, then a back bedroom and large bathroom. Our semi-private balcony opened up to an incredible view of the caldera.

Be prepared to get some exercise going to and from the hotel, as they are located a good ways down the cliff. The porter will meet you, hoist your bags like they are nothing, and make you feel like a ridiculous fat tourist by scampering up and down some couple of hundred steps with your luggage. The hotel staff meet you with fresh juice and walk you down (and down, and down) to your room where you'll get a nice half-bottle of wine.

The wi-fi extends to the rooms in theory but not in practice (at least, not for us), so you'll just have more time to gaze at the sea. Breakfasts are very nice, with table service. Their pool area is lovely (and where the wi-fi is strongest, hilariously). The whole hotel is gloriously quiet and peaceful.

We loved it and would go again in a heartbeat, assuming we spend some time saving up first. You definitely get what you pay for here.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Boucherville, Canada
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

That's the number of steps to our very nice room (#116) from the main road or boardwalk to Fira. A fabulous balcony very close to the swimming pool only 10 steps away, however without the customers being able to see us. My take is that most room and balcony offer privacy.
You get what you pay for with nice, attentive and dedicated staff, view to dream the day away and enjoy a good cocktail, good breakfast on a fabulous terrace and a nice and quiet room. We did Dana Villas in 2007, also very nice, but preferred Agali with a lower price as a bonus.
Trip Advisor reviews helped our choice and overall found them accurate. Many many photos to remember our 3 nights vacation.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

Loved this hotel. All the prior reviews were very accurate. The staff could not do enough for us from the moment we arrived and gave us great advice on places to go and renting cars etc. Breakfast was very good too but don't expect the full American buffet style. Overall great hotel in the perfect location in Firostefani

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Long Beach, California, United States
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

We stayed at this incredible hotel in June 2013 and could not have been more blown away by the views, the property itself and most of all the people who work there. They helped to arrange a transfer from the airport and when we arrived we were greeted by a gentleman who kindly carried our luggage down the stairs (and there are a lot of them) to our room, which was very much appreciated considering we'd just traveled 23 hours to get there. Sophia and Vaso at the front desk were so helpful, pointing us in the right direction in terms of where to go and what to do (they even helped to arrange our rental car and had the company come to the hotel to do the paperwork). We enjoyed a delicious breakfast each morning thanks to the ladies at the snack bar/cafe and they even learned and were catering to our preferences.

We booked a superior apartment and could not have been more impressed with the facilities - a living room, kitchenette, bedroom and a huge terrace overlooking the caldera - some of the most incredible views on the island.

The location is perfect - a quick (10 minute) walk into Fira and far enough down the cliff to offer complete and total privacy. There are A LOT of stairs, but the work to get up and down is all worth it once you're there.

We really could not offer a more enthusiastic recommendation to stay here if you ever visit Santorini. The place itself is amazing, but the people who work here are all so kind and helpful that they make the experience even that much better. We will most definitely be back!!

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 18 April 2013

We stayed here in July 2012, and my girlfriend and I can say that it's best we have been too. The location is great: close to Fira, but far enough no to meet thousands of tourists from the cruises. Th staff was very warm and dedicated us a lot of time to explain all the necessary information in Santorini, and the breakfast was incredible.
But the magnificent views this hotel has were the best of trip.
I hope to go back one day!
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Agali Houses
Address: Firostefani 84 700, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Firostefani
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Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Firostefani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Agali Houses 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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