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“Lovely people, lovely views!!!”
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Manos Small World
Ranked #7 of 21 Hotels in Firostefani
Certificate of Excellence
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95 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Lovely people, lovely views!!!”
Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

The staff anticipated our needs (an extra-early breakfast before the cab-even though we hadn't asked!) and was so kind and helpful. The views were priceless and as others have said, breakfast is delicious. Rooms are spacious and clean, our only suggestion is perhaps a better mattress (at least in room 1). You must be reasonably fit to climb the steps up to the square to take the bus.

  • Stayed July 2014
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1 Thank ACBM
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ManosFirostefani, Owner at Manos Small World, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Thank you very much for your comment, we are really pleased to know that you enjoyed staying with us. Hopefully we will meet again in one of your next trips. Till then keep all the good memories.
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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We stayed here three nights from 14th June to 17th June and all previous reviews are correct.
Thanasis the owner is absolutely wonderful, a gentleman and certainly cares if you are having a great time or if you need anything. Complimentary wine and fruit on arrival. Some more fruit a couple of days later. He supplied ice cubes when needed and the most perfect breakfast, and different each day. The breakfast is prepared by a family member.
Fresh bread, tea or coffee, fresh fruit salad, cheese pie and a Greek sweet.
It is served to you when you request at your own table and chairs on the terrace overlooking the Caldera. What a view - to die for and that sunset. All the cruise ships arrive and depart below.
The rooms are of a good size, have been renovated and there is a couch, table and chairs, bench with a kettle, some crockery, cutlery, safe and a mini bar fridge. There is a jacuzzi also.
There is nothing to dislike and the grounds and rooms are kept immaculate.
We are both very fussy and would highly recommend to anyone. Absolute wonderful customer service from Thanassis, Yiannis who carries your bag and helps with breakfast and Gabby who
cleans your room and also helps with breakfast.
Yes there are steps to the Hotel, but Manos is situated on the first run so not that bad, but you are in Santorini and there are a lot of hotels with many more steps.
Would definitely return and do wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kitza S
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ManosFirostefani, Owner at Manos Small World, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Thank you very much for your comment, we are really pleased to know that you enjoyed staying with us. Hopefully we will meet again in one of your next trips. Till then keep all the good memories.
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

This is one of my very favorite places I've had the pleasure to spend a few nights. Manos is a true gentleman. The view is stunning, the rooms are finished to a high standard and are very clean. The breakfast is a real highlight, served on your terrace and different every day. We enjoyed spending the first couple of hours each day enjoying our breakfast. The location is perfect for watching the sunset, the selection of restaurants at the top of the steps are excellent; enough to have a variety and a good range of price. Manos and his team were always on hand for advice, I also enjoyed the daily newsletter with information about the area and suggestions for excursions. The local bus stop is at the top of the steps making it very easy to see more of the island.

  • Stayed June 2014
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1 Thank LisaDawson1976
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ManosFirostefani, Manager at Manos Small World, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Thank you very much for your support.
We are really glad to know that you ejnoyed staying with us and hope to meet you again in the one of your next vacation
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Crawley, UK
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2014

My second time back in Santorini and Ive made the best decision to stay in Manos Small World. The location is perfect. Literally, a few steps from the pick up and drop off point in Firostefani. The hotel has got the stunning view The best view of the caldera, the volcano and the Aegean sea not only in the patio but surprisingly the minute you open your eyes in the morning by your bedroom. The room was large, very clean, and i love the interior and artsy decor of the room. When I arrived in Firostefani, I was met and welcomed by Thanasis, the owner, who is an amazing host. As i have seen, he goes above and beyond to make every guests stay comfortable, relaxing, and enjoyable. The hotel staff also were also amazing. Rooms were cleaned few times a day.The patio was spotless. Always looked forward to breakfast in the morning with great selection of bread, fruits, egg, pastries, coffee, juice and so many other delectable choices. Every attraction in the whole Fira and Imerovigli area are within walking distance from the hotel. And Santorini has so much to offer for people like me who likes to travel a lot. Thank you Thanasis and Manos Small World. It has been an amazing experience. Highly recommend this hotel. One of the best Ive stayed in the world.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Thank NathalieC616
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ManosFirostefani, Manager at Manos Small World, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Thank you very much for your support.
We are really glad to know that you ejnoyed staying with us and hope to meet you again in the one of your next vacation
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

The hotel has stunning views, the rooms are large, the bathroom has been updated, but the gem is the patio. I could just sit there all day and enjoy views. My biggest surprise was the breakfast....amazing. They watch intently in the mornings for when you wake, then bring the breakfast to your patio. And its not a small breakfast; egg, pastries, fresh fruit, cereal, bread, coffee, juice and warm milk for your coffee and cold milk for your cereal. I felt like I was at an very high end exclusive resort.

Manos is located in Firostephani which means the crown of Fira or really north of Fira. It's the perfect location, its out of the hustle bustle and over crowded Fira but just a quick walk along the caldera pedestrian walkway if he want to go into Fira. There are wonderful restaurants, shops and convenience stores. Also the bus stop to Oia is across the street. The bus depot for the southern part of the island is a Fira which is a quick 10-15 walk.

As others have indicated, the owner goes above and beyond to make your stay wonderful. The service really sets this hotel apart from the others. He told us which beach to go to based on the weather (wind direction), made us reservations for the spa, he called the police department when I had lost my camera at the beach...there is nothing he won't try to do for you. The entire staff is wonderful.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank MS624
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ManosFirostefani, Manager at Manos Small World, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Thank you very much for your support.
We are really glad to know that you ejnoyed staying with us and hope to meet you again in the one of your next vacation
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 June 2014

We had the most superb time staying at Manos Small World. The owner is a generous, kind man who went above and beyond to ensure we had the perfect stay at his beautiful hotel. The views are stunning and we had our table outside the room on the balcony every day. We ate breakfast on our balcony and it was such a highlight for us: greek yogurt, coffee, freshly squeezed OJ, eggs, cake - yes CAKE! With stunning views of the volcano and the amazing sunset. The staff are hard working and friendly and i can't recommend the place, the people and the amazing views enough - perfect. Absolutely deserves to have all the rave reviews on Trip Adviser. We highly recommend to everyone and hope to be back again soon. Thank you Manos Small World for a perfect holiday.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Natalie S
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ManosFirostefani, Manager at Manos Small World, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
Thank you very much for your review. We are really pelased that you enjoyed staying with us and hopefully we will meet again soon. Best regards.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

On arrival we were met by the owner who helped carry our luggage down to our room. He was very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The rooms are big by European standards, with a small couch, dining table and fridge. Everything was spotlessly clean and the service was outstanding. The rooms are cleaned and towels replaced every time you leave the room.

The view is breathtaking as echoed by all other reviews. You can see the ocean and caldera from your bed if you open the shutters. The balcony is a lovely place to watch the sunset. It is also not as loud and busy as the centre of Fira, but still within easy reach.

The breakfasts that are magically ready whenever you wake up in the morning were absolutely wonderful and different every day.

The owner helped to organise us an ATV for the day (they even came to collect us), which was the most spectacular way of seeing the island and exploring everything at your own pace.

If I had to find any faults, it would be that the water pressure in the shower was not the greatest and that the bed could have been slightly more comfortable, but these are so easily overlooked because of how wonderful everything else is.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank DaveyPJones
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ManosFirostefani, Manager at Manos Small World, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Thank you very much for your review. We are really pelased to know that you enjoyed staying with us and hopefully we will meet again soon. Best regards.
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Property: Manos Small World
Address: Firostefani 84700, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Firostefani
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 21 Hotels in Firostefani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Manos Small World 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautifully renovated and converted into modern luxurious junior suites, designed and decorated with elegancy, Manos Small World is the innovative accommodation suggestion.Perfect for all those who seek for fineness in a romantic and peaceful setting, our hotel is located on the rim of Caldera cliff offering a spectacular view towards the volcano and the breathtaking sunset. Popular to honeymooners is definitely the place that will inspire your senses. ... more   less 
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