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Afroessa Hotel
Ranked #6 of 50 Hotels in Imerovigli
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Durham,England
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37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“Every bit as good second time...”
Reviewed 13 June 2010

Every bit as good second time around.

My wife and I stated at Afroessa in sept 08 but I forgot to put a review on Trip Advisor, so I suppose this review has the benefit of a second stay.
Location - at the edge of the village of imerovigli - so peace - perfect peace with the only traffic noise from the cruise ships 300 ft below in the caldera. Views are to die for.
We were in room 10 just above the swimming pool - perfect location and very peaceful. At 140€ per night however I felt it was a little small with no chairs in the room but only on the balcony.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. Booking was easy via the Internet and owner Ioana always took an interest in how your stay was going.
Some good restaurants were just a 5 minute walk away (la maison and Bella Thira two that i would recomend. ) Thira is a half hour walk, 5 minute taxi ride (5€) away if you want some greater choice.
So overall excellent well located hotel with views to die for. I'll postcsome pictures when I get home .

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 8 June 2010

I did plenty of research before taking my trip to Santorini, as there seemed to be many great accomodation options all over the island. My wife and I were looking for a place that would provide some relaxation, away from the nightlife we had so enjoyed on Mykonos (where we had been before arriving in Santorini) but also a place with access to restaurants, bars, and shopping if we decided we wanted to go out.

I'm happy to report that Afroessa was exactly what we were looking for and so much more! It provided the peace and quiet of Imerovigli, while only being a 20-25 minute walk from the busier, bustling main town of Fira. What really made it a winner though, aside from the incredible view (which I might add was unmatched anywhere on the island we travelled), the clean, comfortable accomodations (that felt more like our home for the 5 days we were there than a hotel) was the warmth and friendliness of the staff. Top to bottom eveyone here really went out of their way to make you feel like you were at home. From suggesting places to eat (and making the reservations), to booking cars for us, providing tips on great places to see on the island etc Amalia, Aliki and the team really made our stay the highlight off our two weeks in Greece.

The question now is not IF we go back to Santorni, but WHEN do we go back. I can asure you when that happens the first place I will be checking for accomodation availability will be Afroessa!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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kavala
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Reviewed 6 June 2010

the afroessa hotel is the best place to stay if you visit santorini....the island by its self is amazing...staying at afroessa. makes your holiday unforgettable...i stayed for 4 nights there and i want more.....i loved the view...the room..the pool bar...the hospitality!!!! its so peaceful and beautiful...it is strongly reccomended for those who want holidays with H!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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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:
#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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Afroessa Hotel Imerovigli
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