If you've read any of the other reviews you probably realize by now that this is not a fancy hotel; the experience is more like a hostel with only private rooms. They get cleaned every other day and are pretty basic. We paid for a double room and it came with a King bed and a twin bed, a mini fridge and a working air conditioner. The hotel is located in a super tourist friendly but not overcrowded area, a 10 minute walk from the beach and just down the street from a grocery store, atm, 24 hr bakery, and tons of bars and restaurants. Attached to the hotel is a competitively priced ATV/ scooter/motorcycle rental shop.
Even if this was all that was included in the experience, I think it would be worth the super reasonable price, but what was really great was the service and the people who work there. John picked us up from the airport at 9pm (he was there waiting with a sign right outside baggage claim when we arrived) AND drove us and a group of others to our ferry at midnight a few days later, all for free. Later I saw him at the ferry port waiting for arrivals, so I don't know when he sleeps. Anyway, I think this is a service offered to anyone who stays there a few days as long as you give a heads up. Also, the woman working the front desk (I want to say Daniella but I could be wrong) knows like 7 different languages and gives great advice about where to go and what to do. All the people who work there are super kind and friendly, the pool is clean, there are dogs to pet, the location is convenient, and getting around from there is really easy (I'd suggest ATV but it's also right on a bus stop).
Considering we chose this hotel based almost entirely on the fact that it was the least expensive option, I feel like we totally lucked out, and I'd recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a laid back, affordable stay in Santorini.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Katerina and John is located on the island of Santorini. We are in the heart of the beautiful town of Perissa and only a few meters away from the beach. Perissa is known worldwide for its black beaches and sunny days. Our hotel offers you an unforgetable vacation in a very clean and safe enviroment at an economical price. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Katerina And John's Hotel Santorini/Perissa