We checked in to find out that we had been upgraded from the base room (fabulos suite) to the highest one (Marvelous Suite). The hotel seemed to be full so this was strange. When we walked in, we figured out that it might have been because the other guests may have objected to the awful stink that was emanating from the room. Thankfully, it improved a bit after switching the A/C on but didn't ever go away. This was the only (but biggest) drawback.
Other than that the service was great-although the property only has a public jacuzzi, they have a tie-up to swim at another hotel's pool closeby. The room was gorgeous as was the bathroom. From our bed, we could see the caldera view (breathtaking) because of the way it was designed. The balcony was a nice size and semi private since it was at the end, but if the nearby suite people were sitting outside, then there wouldn't be any privacy.
Breakfast was brilliant and fresh (fresh orange juice, fresh olive tapenade, fresh santorini tomato pesto) and huge! A complete feast!
The location was really good too-not many stairs to climb or descend-only a couple. And it's right near many great restaurants like La Maison and others. They give free wi-fi (which only came in parts of our room).
We realised that in season time, Imerovigli is the perfect location to live in because the views are as beautiful as Oia but its quieter than Fira and Oia--and close enough to both: Fira is 5 minutes by car and Oia is about 15 minutes by car. Oia was too noisy and overcrowded in August, and got a little suffocating for my husband and me.
Parking is available in the square near the hotel (just up the couple of stairs) but it tends to get full easily. We rented a car from Alta rentals (who is also on that square), and the man there would allow us to park in front of his garage, or in some no parking spots and he'd change the car around every morning to a proper spot (he had duplicate keys)-so this turned out to be quite convenient.
All in all, lovely place-but just don't stay in a room that stinks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Smart and modern in design, yet reassuringly unpretentious in attitude Avianto Suites offer a relaxed retreat with heart-stopping magnificent views of the endless Aegean Blue, the volcano, Thirassia and the caldera combined. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Avianto Suites Santorini/Imerovigli