I was there last week for 4 nights with my boyfriend (we are 28 and 32 years old). We had room number 1 (I saw room number 5 though and i think it s the best). Although the room was for 2 persons it was huge!It had a large twin bed and two singles!The room gave you the feeling that it is somebody's home and had a traditional style.Generally it looked a little bit worn (eg. 3 lamps didn't work) except for the bathroom which was brand new and modern. Our balcony was the cutest ever!! Great view (buy little candles to put them in the lantern)!!
As far as the premises are concerned, they need renovation to some points as well.. e.g. worn sunbeds and in some cases torn.
The breakfast was very ordinary: Juice,yogurt,bread,butter,marmelade,honey,coffee and 3 slices of cheese and 3 slices of ham. The feeling having the breakfast though at the highest point of the island was perfect!
The reason i gave this hotel 4/5 is that the view is the most amazing of all the places in the island (Imerovigli has the highest altitude, higher than Thira and Oia) and it offers you a swimming pool to cool yourself when the sun heats you enough (other hotels nearby were more luxury but people were "burning" on their sunbeds since there was no pool. Hotels which were more luxury than Nefeli and also had a pool were extremely expensive,thats why i chose Nefeli).
I've been in this island for 3 times and the location and the view are undoubtedly the most perfect.
As far as the swimming pool is concerned don't worry for the size!!! Nefeli homes has 10 rooms and almost never were we in the swimming pool together with other people. Also if you notice the other hotels nearby (the ones that are on the cliff), the swimming pools are not big at all (maybe it s not so easy to make them due to limited space,cliff etc) . The swimming pools at this side of the island are more to cool yourself while having the breathtaking views, than really swim!!
Fira town was 15-20 minutes away on foot but if you take the sea- side route is the best walk you ever had!! You really enjoy it as you walk into little picturesque roads with traditional-island white houses with sometimes colourfoul roofs, and gives you the opportunity to take perfect photos of the Volcano, Imerovigli, Fira, Firasia and even Oia at some points. If you are on a hurry the bus stop is very close to the hotel(so is the supermarket). The buses can get you to Oia in about 10-15 minutes and in Fira town in 3-4 minutes.
The staff was very friendly and helpfull. They took us from the port and got as there as well when we left. It is a family-run business.
Generally i suggest this hotel for sure to couples and honeymooners who dont really care for very luxury stuff. I have to notice that if i didn't live in Greece and visited this hotel i would be even more excited about the whole thing(eg. even the old traditional-island style that the rooms are decorated with, is something usual and indiffirent to us Greeks but to foreign people is something really interesting and cute) because when you travel abroad you are more enthousiastic about everything!In fact I would have almost no negative thing to write.I would probably characterise this place (Santorini) and this hotel heaven on earth!!
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- Also Known As:
- Nefeli Homes Hotel Imerovigli
- Nefeli Homes Santorini/Imerovigli