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“Stunning ArcHouse - Flora is the best host!”
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Arc Houses
Ranked #39 of 50 Hotels in Imerovigli
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 July 2009

We are a group of 3 girls and we stayed at the Arc House in room 104 for 2 nights. It is a room that sleeps 4-5 people but we just indulged ourselves by getting this oversized room.

The room was spotless, equipped with 2 bathrooms, 5 beds, a kitchen and a sofa in the living area. We prepared our own breakfast in every morning. The kitchen was well equipped. The view from the room is so stunning with caldera view.

Flora - our host was so incredibly helpful. She was like a personal fashion consultant for us (the story was we bought something, didnt realise it was defected and Flora talked to the shop owner on our behalf eventually we got the item exchanged woohooo!)

Would recommend the ArcHouse for anyone, especially couple of wants to get away from busy Fira, Imerovigli is very tranquil and perfect romantic stay you gotta stay at the ArcHouse.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 July 2009

We stayed at Arc Houses over two nights during our visit to Santorini in early July 2009. The place is a hidden gem, far away from the madding clouds at Fira, up on one of the highest points on the island overlooking the caldera. The views were simply breathtaking, made all the more enjoyable by the superb accommodation. The studios (two of us stayed at the “Stone” and the other two at the “Aegean”) were truly in tune with the surroundings and the standards easily met those of 4-star accommodation. The owner – Flora, who is an architect and interior designer – has paid due attention to detail, from the comfortable beds, to the beautiful traditional furniture in each studio, the clean sheets and towels. Flora was also extremely helpful and made sure that we made the most of our time on the island with tips about where to go and how to get there! We had an amazing time and we would gladly recommend Arc Houses to those in search of Santorini at its best.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 July 2009

We really enjoyed staying in Arc Houses. The location was amazing - perched right on the cliffs in Imerovigli - and the hotel decor was very traditional (whitewashed walls, soft blue interior). We also appreciated the fully-stocked kitchen and the comfortable bed. The shower design is a little tricky to get used to, and the ceiling is a little low, but such is Greek cave-living (We had the Cave Room)! Our room had a partial volcano view and a view of the sea, but the rooms above afforded a full sea view. We were only a few steps away from a priceless panoramic view. Our suggestion: tour the island by scooter (it only costs 22 EUR for the day!). What a wonderful place to be! :)
PS - the air conditioning was a life-saver!

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2009

The perfect place to relax! Great location, able to walk to local tavernas and walking distance of Fira and excellent restaurants. The accomodation is spotless clean, the owner Flora is very welcoming indeed and of great help with where to go and what to see. Had an amazing holiday, one of the best vantage points of the Caldera to take in the breathtaking sunsets, The Caldera is magical and somewhat hypnotic ensuring your return to this beautiful island time and time again.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2009

We stayed for 3 nights in the mediterranean suite. There are fantastic views over the Caldera, made extra special by the fact that it is at one of the highest points of the island.

The owner was friendly and warm, making us feel especially welcome.

The room was clean and well maintained, although starting to date somewhat and whilst the accommodation is not to the highest of standards it offers some of the best views on the island at affordable rates.

Archouses is a great option for those wanting the benefit of a room with a view but not wanting to pay the 5 star prices that much of the other accommodation costs in the area. I'd definitely recommend the mediterranean suite as although costs more it is more private and offers the best view.

Just beware though, it is not recommended for people who don’t have a head for heights as there are some steep stairs to climb up to the room itself!

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2009

We stayed here for 3 nights on a trip of sensataional Santorini. The owner Flora is a lovely lady who will do anything to assist you and make your stay more comfortable. The rooms are basic but well decorated, very comfy beds but don't expect any more amenities than a 2 star hotel would provide. Location is in Imerovigli which is spectatcular in itself but the sunsets are to die for. Just 5 mins drive from Oia (most amazing place to swim and watch the sun go down - Ammoudi bay for that one). When you arrive definately get a cab from Fira...DO NOT WALK as it is a long way and all uphill. Also recommend getting a quad bike or scooter as it is the best way to get around the island. Overall a really enjoyable trip.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2009

Staying at ARCHouses was such a pleasant time - morning or evening we sat in front of the room by the little table, feet up enjoying the view of the caldera. We had 2 rooms - one for us and one for our 19 and 22 year old. The rooms had nice decorative touches and comfortable beds. Like all the hotels in the area, there are lots of stairs to climb to the rooms. The hotel was well-maintained and clean.
It was a 15 minute walk to Fira - the main town - and we went there about once a day. The walk is nice, hilly, and goes past lots of restaurants, shops and the sea is always in view. It's gorgeous.
Flora, the owner of the hotel, was very helpful, friendly and available. She helped us with any questions we had, and even finding a hotel at our next destination.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with family
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Address: Malteza Square, Imerovigli 847 00, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Imerovigli
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Hotel Style:
#20 Family Hotel in Imerovigli
#20 Romantic Hotel in Imerovigli
Hotel Class:3 star — Arc Houses 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ARCHouses hotel is situated in Imerovigli - known for the breathtaking view to the Caldera - at the highest point of the settlement. The hotel lies 50m. from the church of Panagia Maltesa ( Maltese ) and 1.8 km from Fira, the capital of the island. The hotel offers magnificent views of the volcano, the Aegean Sea and the, undoubtedly, most famous sunset in the world.The ARCHouses complex is a mixture of traditional cycladic and modern architecture. The architect and householder of Archouses, Mrs. Flora Nastouli, has designed all spaces with much love giving attention to every detail. The fine structural lines and the quality of materials used (linen & silk) create an elegant and luxurious ambience that adds extra comfort in your vacation. ... more   less 
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Arc Houses Hotel Imerovigli
Arc Hotel Imerovigli
Arc Houses Santorini/Imerovigli

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