We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Perfect”
Review of Smaragdi Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Smaragdi Hotel
Ranked #3 of 39 Hotels in Perissa
Certificate of Excellence
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 3 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed here in September and had an amazing time , the accommodation was amazing . We had a wonderful room with its own hot tub on a private balcony , bottle of champagne on arrival and Maria and all the staff couldn't do enough for us , perfect setting and walking distance to great restaurants and bars but hotel will arrange taxis for you which are very cheap . We cannot recommend this hotel enough and we will return , thankyou all so much for a really special stay xxx

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
1 Thank Riverdudey
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

752 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    559
    146
    31
    9
    7
See reviews for
119
423
34
2
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (130)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 November 2013

This place was a gem, me and my fiance stayed here for a week and it was the perfect experience, this place is really clean, super luxurious and looks and like a 5 star villa, the pool is fantastic, all of the staff are friendly and comforting. Even though we showered them for requests, they never said no, and always delivered and helped us with everything. The bus to Fira and Oia is a minutes walk from the hotel, were steps away from the beach and the local town for souvenirs. The weather is great, even though it is super hot, it is constantly breeze so you dont really feel it. Would I stay here again, In a heart beat.

Room Tip: we stay in a small room which was the cheapest, but upgrading is always a better idea, but we were r...
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank marciano89
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Despite the poor weather (May) we had a wonderful time. The hotel & pool were excellent & we had some great food. The hosts were fantastic & verybp friendly. Would highly recommend & we hope to visit the Smaragdi again in the near future.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank SWFC-OWLS1867
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2013

we stayed there for a week.The hotel was very close to the beach and it was very cleanded.Also,the stuff was polite with us and we enjoyed the big pool.We thank you for the best holidays we ever done!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank miltos2s
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

This was our third hotel in 2 weeks although a bit out of the way the hotel was great very clean and well maintained with a good staff who were only to willing to help. Our room was very large compared to most greek island hotels. The bed was comfortable and the room was well equipped. It is a 2 minute walk to the black sand beach ,beach bars taverns etc .A good value place to stay would like to return

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank MikeJaneRham
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2013

We spent 5 nights in a deluxe studio in the Smaragdi Hotel in October 2013.

Upon arrival, we found the hotel to be very clean and peaceful, although our visit was during the quiet season. The staff were all amazing and in my opinion the service was of a 5 star standard. On the first evening, Jorgos spent 45 minutes with us on the first day giving us information about the island: where to go; what & where to eat etc. All of the staff were extremely helpful and cheerful, and really contributed to a great holiday.

The room was spacious, modern and clean with a good bathroom and shower. The kitchenette had everything that we required, and the balcony was of a good size and perfect for breakfast or a drink.

The location is close to one of the best beaches on the island, with many brilliant restaurants and bars within walking distance. Perissa is about 20-30 mins by foot which isn't too bad. The main towns in the north are reachable by buses, otherwise hiring a car is easy. Taxis seemed a little expensive.

The hotel was great value for money I would recommend the Smaragdi Hotel to anyone visiting Santorini and if I ever return to the island I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank MichaelCh2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
North Midlands, England
Level 5 Contributor
20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

In June we returned from our 7th trip to beautiful Santorini and our 6th stay at Smaragdi and , as always , it was a great holiday and relaxing break.
We booked independently since British holiday companies no longer use Smaragdi; and found it an easy trouble free experience, to book via their website which gives choice of all of their rooms with different specifications from Petite Budget up to Deluxe Studios and all at special rates. They can source flights if you have difficulty in booking these yourself but we booked via ThomsonFly.
An airport pick up service is available - this enables your holiday to begin once you have collected your luggage without the hassle of having to hail a taxi.

The Smaragdi complex is situated about 2 minutes walk away from the black sandy beach of Perovolos - which is on the flat side of the island - so it must be mentioned that you do not get the view of the caldera to wake up to but you do get beach views from the higher rooms and views of the pool area and across towards Perissa town and Ancient Thira when sitting outside on your own terraced areas.
The complex is well set out and has lovely gardens , with well maintained paths and slopes to enable disabled access if needed , the buildings are cream Cyclades style and the pool area has plenty of comfy sunbeds , umbrellas and a jacuzzi. The pool bar opens all day and until midnight.

The rooms are well equipped with all you need for a stay, whether its self catering or eating out at one of the many local tavernas which are within close walking distance . The furnishings are tidy and neat and there are double beds available - not just 2 singles pushed together.
There is plenty of crockery and cutlery and cooking utensils, and washing up liquid and wash up pad is provided! Although the bath rooms are small they have a shower curtain and a means of fixing the shower head onto the wall instead of having to hold it and struggle to shower. There is also a hairdryer. A lovely touch is a bottle of cold water in the fridge when you arrive! As you will need to purchase water as the Santorini water has a salty taste because of its high mineral content, Smaragdi sell water for drinking in handy 6 packs at a competitive price which saves the need for carrying it back from the shop! The nearest supermarket - the Euromarket - is about 5mins walk away. Free Wi-Fi is available around the complex and there is plentiful hot water owing to the solar heaters on the roof of each part of the complex. A free safe is also available within each room.

By far the best part of Smaragdi is the warmth and kindness of the family Maria and George ( brother and sister) and staff whose main aim is to ensure that your holiday is a memorable enjoyable experience, all members of staff are helpful and reception is available 24hours, they will arrange car hire , trips and provide information about places to visit and the island itself.
Cleaning is carried out to a high standard daily , and sheets / towels changed 3 times a week. Beach towels are also provided which helps with the packing weight!!
When we needed medical attention on our holiday nothing was too much trouble for Maria and Irene - for which we are very grateful- a taxi was called for us and we were given advice to explain how to attend the medical facility in Thira , along with advice about contacting the familys own specialist if that were needed.

As always we were sad to leave and will return again to our home from home in Santorini very soon !! Thank You All xx

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
3 Thank Thira
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Perissa
2.6 mi away
Atalos Apartments & Suites
0.7 mi away
Stelios Place
Stelios Place
#2 of 39 in Perissa
484 reviews
2.3 mi away
Anassa Deluxe Suites
Anassa Deluxe Suites
#2 of 75 in Kamari
354 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.2 mi away
Villa Renos
Villa Renos
#4 of 80 in Fira
799 reviews
2.0 mi away
Cavo Bianco
Cavo Bianco
#5 of 75 in Kamari
406 reviews
5.9 mi away
Blue Dolphins Traditional Apartments
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Smaragdi Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Smaragdi Hotel

Property: Smaragdi Hotel
Address: Perissa 847 03, Greece
Phone Number:
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Perissa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Perissa
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Perissa
#4 Romantic Hotel in Perissa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Smaragdi Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Smaragdi Hotel lies at one of the most famous beaches of Santorini, Perivolos. It is an A class Hotel, which follows the traditional Cycladic architecture at its exterior and interior decoration. The hotel offers all modern comforts to its guests such as a large swimming pool, pool bar, breakfast room, playground, currency exchange, Jacuzzi, Free WIFI high speed Internet etc.The hotel rooms are spacious, sunlit and well taken care to the last detail. They are all fully equipped in order to make your stay here more pleasant. The hospitable atmosphere, in combination to the trained and pleasant personnel, which is always at your disposal, will make you feel at home. Arrival Transfer Free arrival transfer from airport/port (08:00-23:00, minimum 2 nights stay is required). Please inform the hotel through email or fax (you will find these contact details on the confirmation email you receive after you make your reservation) with the arrival details at least 14 days prior to your arrival in order to be able to book your transfer. Free arrival transfer is provided only if you have prebooked transfer appointment 14 days in advance. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation. Kindly note that departure transfer is upon extra charge. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, 5viajes2012 S.L., Expedia, Ebookers, Odigeo, Priceline, Travel Republic (UK), Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, HotelQuickly, Evoline ltd and Cancelon so you can book your Smaragdi Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Smaragdi Hotel Perissa
Smaragdi Hotel Santorini/Perissa

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing