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Afroessa Hotel
Ranked #7 of 48 Hotels in Imerovigli
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“The best hotel I have ever stayed at”
Reviewed 4 June 2010

Not only was this quant little hotel adorable, but the staff that worked there were absolutely amazing and so hospitable. My husband and I went to Greece on our honeymoon and Afroessa exceeded our expectations. The rooms were so cute and remined us of a cottage. This was just as nice as the pictures we saw online and I would definitely reccomend this hotel without reservation. Also, the breakfasts are amazing; home-made to order and only around 10 Euro a day.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2010

When we got out of the taxi we had no idea where the hotel was! But, Eddy took our luggage and we headed down steps to reception and the whole area was very clean. Check in was fine except I had left a bag in the taxi which contained our passports, computer, money etc. I am happy to say that Aliki took care of it and the bag was returned a few hours later with everything intact. The hotel was built into the cliffside, like many others and there were 2 rooms on each level with their own outside door. The room was very comfortable with the shower built into the rock! They offer limited breakfast served in the room which worked well. Eddy also opened the pool bar for us to sit inside as the 2 days we were there it was very very windy. Aliki and Eddy were very helpful and we loved our stay in Santorini but were disappointed we weren't able to enjoy the pool! The other disappointment was that the free wifi just didn't work which was frustrating as we use wifi to plan ongoing trips but Aliki did let my husband check his e:mail on her pc.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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toronto
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Reviewed 5 November 2009

Absolutely the best place we stayed in Greece. Excellent service. So welcoming as we started our honeymoon. Views were amazing. No reason to leave the hotel except to eat!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch
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Reviewed 15 October 2009

We travelled to Santorini with high expectations and were not disappointed. The views are every bit as spectacular as the postcards. Hotel Afroessa is about 5 mins from Thira by taxi or 30 mins walk so it is quiet and very relaxing. It is built right on the rim of the Caldera (the steps are very steep) and is perfect for watching the sunset. We had an apartment with a decent bathroom, small kitchen, a generously proportioned bedroom, lounge with two sofa beds and our own terrace (all rooms have their own), excellent. The pool is deep and refreshing with a bar and sun loungers. Nothing was a problem for Joanna and Mike who helped ensure we had a great stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would 100% recommend Hotel Afroessa to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 October 2009

We stayed at Afroessa from 10 to 13 September. We had some trouble getting around the Greek islands due do bad weather and apparently got some of the worst weather in months during our stay.

The location and views from Afroessa are spectacular and made up for any downside with the weather. This has to be one of the most spectacular locations on the planet, so spectacular I found it the perfect location to propose to my girlfriend. This hotel is always going to be a special place for my fiancé and I. If you stay you will never be able to fully take in the views and they are impossible to capture on a camera.

We stayed in one of the Superior Studio rooms and while not cheap, if you are going to make the effort to come to the island I can only recommend spending the extra money on a good hotel in a good location and good room with a fantastic view. Getting up each morning and taking in the view and location is an amazing experience.

About the hotel itself, the hotel staff will organise anything you ask of them, a tour, a car, a donkey ride, wine, a great breakfast, a restaurant booking and they will assist with advice on when and where best to travel to on the island. I would recommend organising transfers with the hotel as transport can be chaotic, you will be met on your arrival at the hotel and your bags carried down to your room. All the food we had at the hotel was great; our room was an ample in size, very clean and the whole hotel complex is clearly highly maintained. It is obvious that no damage or marks on paintwork is allowed to go by without immediate repair and the best way to describe the physical condition of the hotel is as near perfect.

The location is great; you can easily walk to Fira either by the cliff top walkway or along the road. I would recommend a bike or car to access the rest of the island. There is plenty to do on the island, restaurants and bars are within easy walking distance, I would describe Imerovigli as quiet compared to the rest of the island but that isn't a bad thing as the rest of the island can be a little too crowded with tour busses and visiting ship passengers.

I would defiantly recommend this hotel and location as a perfect place to stay especially if you intend a romantic experience in one of the most amazing locations on earth.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle
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Reviewed 29 September 2009

This hotel was a former winery. The owner/manager shared the photos of the original site with us. It was hard to believe this super cute place was part rubble years ago. The pictures on the web site are true but dont do it justice. I knew when we walked through the entry gate I was going to leave the hotel and pool for the next 3 days. It was romantic and beautiful. The food was good and the poolside service was perfect. Just what you need to relax and unwind.
The staff was great, eat at their reccomended places.
The sunset from the hotel is fabulous!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Virginia
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Reviewed 27 September 2009

We just got back from our honeymoon (3 days in Athens, 3 days on Crete, 2 days on Santorini, 3 days in Paris). If I did it all over again, I would have spent less time in Athens and more time in Santorini.

The afroessa hotel is a great value. The view are just simply ridiculous. Unforgettable. The owners were very helpful with anything we needed. They arranged for us to be picked up at the Santorini port for 15EU, which saved us time and hassle. They also arranged for us and another couple to split a cab to the airport which saved us 15EU total.

I would recommend this place in Imerovigli over others in Oia. Oia seems nice, but it was more touristy and crowded. The Afroessa is kinda secluded since it is near the end of Imerovigli...hardly any people walking on the path. Plus it's an easy walk to nearby towns for food.

  • Stayed September 2009, 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:
#2 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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