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Afroessa Hotel
Ranked #6 of 48 Hotels in Imerovigli
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Wollongong Australia
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“Exceeded Expectations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

Santorini is without a doubt a very special place that should be on everyone's bucket list. For the total experience you would be hard pressed to find a better place to stay than Afroessa. From the first email enquiries through to booking, greeting and genuine desire to please the guests, Ioanna and her wonderful staff have exceeded our expectations of this wonderful island.
Advice on restaurants, activities were spot on. The views are unsurpassed, why bother going to Oia for sunset when you have it all from the comfort of your own private balcony.
Very good value considering its wonderful position.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

Having never been to Santorini we wondered where to stay. Oia, Imerovigli. or Fira?. For us, Afroessa in Imerovigli was the correct choice. We like to walk, wanted quiet privacy, and a convienant location. A bit of a wobble home after wine with dinner but worth it. By walking we saw much more than if we had stayed in Oia or Fira which were both very busy. And we were there end of April!
Ioanna, the owner and creator of Afroessa, has paid attention to every detail. The linens, toiletries, furniture...all hand picked and beautiful. Very comfortable bed and well laid out rooms. She gave us numerous great dining and touring suggestions. Eddie and the rest of the staff were all very professional and helpful.
We will return.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

Afroessa met all my expectations in terms of location and view (I highly recommend the room 108, giving directly to the poolside with a bigger terrace). The staff was very friendly and available. Waking up every morning with a breathtaking view on oia cape and blue Aegean Sea was amazing.

I didn't "5 stars" this place for the facility and amenity reasons. The ventilation in the shower room wasn't working, there was a flood after every show, the ventilation was very noisy and not working, the internet wasn't working during the first day, no toothbrush, conditioner, or any nice amenities you can expect from a quite expensive hotel.

Could be perfect with a little more effort.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

We just returned from a 4-night stay at the Afroessa Hotel in early May 2014. At first my wife and I were a little worried we stayed in a part of town that doesn't have much action vs. Oia or Fira, but by the end of the trip, we truly felt that Imerovigli is the place to stay in Santorini, and we couldn't ask for a better experience at the Afroessa! From the moment we arrived, Edi (an awesome and helpful staff member at the Afroessa) met us near the taxi and helped drop off our heavy luggage to the room. Joanna then helped check us into our room, and gave us very helpful advice/tips/info about Santorini. Our room was clean, simple, and had a beautiful balcony overlooking the Caldera. Ordering breakfast each morning was simple and delicious (I highly recommend the yogurt/fruit/nuts parfait!), and delivered right to your balcony. Throughout our stay, Cara (spelling?) was extremely helpful in calling us taxis, helping us rent an ATV, etc. The entire staff was amazing!

The location of the hotel and Imerovigli were perfect - a short 20 minute walk to Fira, or a short cab ride to Oia (or if you're up for it, an amazing 2 hour hike along the cliffs!). The sunset was extremely impressive from our balcony and the pool area, and the hotel was nice and quiet the entire time. We also hiked Skaros Rock - the path starts at about a 10 minute walk from the hotel, and is absolutely stunning. There's also an amazing restaurant called Anogi about a 5 minute walk from the hotel, and it was the best food we tasted on the island out of all of the restaurants we went to.

We definitely recommend staying at the Afroessa hotel!

Room Tip: Next time, we will probably opt for an upgraded, larger room (we stayed in a Standard Studio, which...
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

My partner and I stayed here and it was perfect. Joanna, the owner, is the perfect hostess and her staff couldn't do more to be helpful. It's in a beautiful location and it had all the charm that a large hotel group hasn't. We really couldn't have asked for a more perfect stay and if we return to Santorini, we'd certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

We stayed 4 nights at Aforessa. It's in Amerovigli, high on the cliff with an absolutely astounding view from every room, but still close enough to Fira to have easy access to shops and restaurants. Room was a perfect combination of comfortable and classic Santorini style - and very good value. And best of all, the owner Ioanna (Joanna) and all the staff were just fantastic. Nothing was any problem and it felt like we were staying with an old friend. If you want the best combination of views, charm, service, location, and value then don't bother looking any further.

Room Tip: So far as I could see, all rooms have a great view.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

We stayed at the Afroessa in late July 2013 for 3 nights. Our airport transfer was met by Eddy, who picked up our bags and escorted us to reception. Upon check in we were given a home made map of the area, plenty of ideas for places to go, and restaurant suggestions. Our room was charming, comfortable and we enjoyed incredible views from our balcony. Breakfast (which was delicious) can be ordered with 20 minutes notice and is delivered to your balcony. The pool is located several flights of stairs down the hill and was clean and refreshing. The stairs are fairly steep, and there is no hand rail which didn't bother us in the least, but if you have mobility issues it may be a concern. We walked on the "old path" from the Afroessa to Fira, and to all of the restaurants for our evening dinners out. Johanna organized an ATV rental for us (I would highly recommend that little adventure), advised on excellent restaurants, and was an exceptional host. I would go back in a heartbeat!

Room Tip: Our room was next to reception yet it wasn't too busy, and I am someone who likes a little priva...
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Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Afroessa Hotel
Address: Imerovigli 847 00, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Imerovigli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Imerovigli
#4 Luxury Hotel in Imerovigli
#7 Romantic Hotel in Imerovigli
#15 Family Hotel in Imerovigli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Afroessa Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel "Afroessa." Afroessa hotel praises romance. Our guests experience the exceptional view from our "old canavas" rooms, set atop Santorini's hillside. The original site of a winery built in 1700, it was renovated in 1998 on its existing foundation. Our ten studios, each with its own unique archway are built on five levels, with their own magical view of the Caldera. Each studio is individually decorated giving each its own distinct character, yet maintaining the traditional style. The beds are built into the foundations and the furnishings and decorations chosen so as to enhance the warm and romantic feelings created by the surroundings. The priceless moments which you will experience during the enchanting sunsets from your balconies and the relaxing pool bar, with chill-out music will forever remain in your memories, reminding you of the serene calm and magic of Afroessa. ... more   less 
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