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Santorini Princess
Ranked #7 of 50 Hotels in Imerovigli
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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175 reviews
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“Amazing hotel!”
Reviewed 3 June 2011

We were really pleased with our stay at Santorini Princess. It was a beautiful hotel with an unbelievable sea view! The rooms were beautiful and the staff was incredible. They were really helpful no matter what we required, be it booking a volcano tour or arranging transportation for us. We loved the hotel and would definitely recommend it to others.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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Umina Beach, Australia
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Reviewed 3 June 2011

Spent 6 nights on our 5th visit to the SP. As wonderful as the previous four. Renovations have been done since last year, and lifts the hotel up a notch. Achilleas and Alexandros were as helpful and professional as usual. The staff, including Nadia and Igor are extremely customer orientated. Thankyou.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 30 May 2011

We stayed at Santorini Princess for two nights, and we truely enjoyed the spectacular view, beautiful heated pool, and excellent service. The location is very exclusive which also means it is best to rent a car to see the island. You can rent the car at reception and it is very affordable. The hotel is only about 10 minutes to Oia where you can enjoy a day out. Fira is a 35 minute walk or a just a short taxi ride away. We took the bus back from Fira and it only cost 75p. You just have to make sure you tell the driver to drop you off at Iris (the restaurant outside of the hotel).

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2011

enjoyed the location and the view. fantastic service and friendly staff.... we had a quick 2 days only - after bodrum and before istanbul and it was really relaxing and romantic...

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Crediton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 May 2011

Waking up to the view of the Caldera basin was absolutely wonderful! The Santorini Princess Spa Hotel certainly lives up to its reputation, its location is breathtaking! The apartment we had was a good size, a very comfortable bed, housekeeping excellent. Only downside, no kettle to make tea, something we missed first thing of a morning on waking up. Food was excellent, although we did not eat in the restaurant every evening, we wanted to experience the tavernas. Views from the restaurant were fantastic, watching the sunset whilst having dinner, very memorable! Staff at breakfast and dinner were excellent, nothing too much trouble, always there ready to help. The staff, from housekeeping, bellboys, waiters, receptionists are a credit to the management, they add value to the hotel! The owners, Achilles and Alex were very welcoming, personally making sure we were comfortable throughout our stay.

Walking is highly recommended along the cliff to Imerovigli, view out to sea constantly changing. Tavernas very, very good, excellent food.

I recommend hiring a car to explore the island including, Ancient Thira and Ia for the sunset, although I personally recommend watching the vibrant sunset from the hotel! There are many very good restaurants in Ia, especially on the quay, fresh caught fish, excellent.

Santorini is wonderful, unforgettable and although there are many steps when visiting towns, including ancient Thira, it is well worth the 'exercise'! We will certainly be returning.

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Room Tip: All apartments have a great view over the caldera
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2011

This is one of the most wonderful places I've ever stayed at. The location is tucked away close to the cliffs, and every room has a great view of the caldera (and if you're lucky, the sunset as well). The first room we got was great (room 5, I think?), but we were hoping for a second floor room. We discussed this with our host, and this was changed for us immediately (room 9). The pool is heated (to 30 degrees Celcius).

Location-wise - the resort is a short (and extremely gorgeous) walk to Fira (~35 minutes), and although you could walk to Oia as well, it's 1.5 h likely and not as easy terrain. Taxi is a 10 minute drive. The SP provides taxi service from the hotel for reasonable rates (a bit cheaper than taking a taxi from town... although I'm sure we got scammed a euro here and there from the taxi drivers). We rented a car in Fira one day, and the island can be traversed that way within a day - it takes 30-40 minutes to get from one end of the island to the other. Mostly though, we spent our time sitting on the sun chairs either on our balcony or by the pool.

The food is exceptional, and the staff provided excellent recommendations for places to eat in Oia or Fira, with any budget in mind.

When I read reviews on this place, many of the negative reviews had mentioned the hard beds. I did not find them like "rocks" as many had, and felt they were very comfortable (although they were firm).

I would recommend this place to everyone. It's pricey, but you get what you pay for. It was well worth it, to us. If you're looking for something upbeat and crazy, this place isn't for you. It is, however, very very relaxing. I did not worry about anything. They even give you a small parting gift on your way out. We stayed for 4 nights, and wish we had time to stay for longer.

Room Tip: We had room 9, it was great.
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 May 2011

My wife and I were recommended The Princess by friends of ours who stayed there in 2009 and we are happy to say that it did not disappoint. The location with it's spectacular views, the nicest and professional staff we have come by in some time and a commitment to making sure you enjoy every aspect of your stay made SP a wonderful experience. Do not expect the room amenities to blow you away but they are very clean and spacious - just a bit Spartan and simple when compared to the rest of the property. Clearly we enjoyed our time here and would recommend it to anyone wanting relaxation, the friendliest staff around and views that cannot
possibly get old.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Property: Santorini Princess
Address: Imerovigli 84700, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Imerovigli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Imerovigli
#2 Spa Hotel in Imerovigli
#3 Family Hotel in Imerovigli
#5 Luxury Hotel in Imerovigli
#12 Romantic Hotel in Imerovigli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Santorini Princess 5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In Imerovigli, the most beautiful village of Santorini, you will find Santorini Princess Luxury Spa Hotel. It is situated on the enchanting and world famous caldera, 300m above the sea, having the most fascinating and unique view of the volcano and the little islands of the Aegean Sea, and of course the breathtaking sunset. The hotel is a true ornament for the region as it combines harmoniously the traditional characteristics of Santorini with discreet luxury. ... more   less 
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