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“"A little paradise on a beautiful island"”
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Hotel 28
Ranked #4 of 75 Hotels in Kamari
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 July 2011

We stayed at this hotel for two weeks from the 21st June, and I have to say it was one of the nicest hotels I have stayed at. The staff at the hotel couldn’t do enough for you and were very friendly from the moment you walked through the door. Check in which was just after 10pm was really quick, which I am so not used to. Vicky was the lady on reception who booked us all in and showed us to our room, she was very friendly and came out to meet you off the coach. We were given room 301 which was an end room on the top floor. First impression on the room was that it was very bright and spacious for a hotel room. Small bathroom with a shower cubicle and toilet with a little side window. The sink was in the bathroom below a very large mirror. The room as previously mentioned was built with concrete, so yes the bed was also made with it. The bed seemed like a very large double with a headboard also made of stone with a gap were little pebbles filled the gap in a nice decorative way. It was very nicely decorated, very minimalistic but in a nice fresh way. There was a small fridge which you could put your water and a few other items as it was actually filled with drinks that you could buy. The wardrobe had a few shelves in it and a safe which was free to use. They didn’t have many hangers in the wardrobe but I am sure if you asked they would have found some more for you to use. It had a small balcony which overlooked the pool, even though there was a very large palm tree in the way, but who cares it overlooked the pool and you could see the sea in the distance. There was a small table and two chairs. And the room also had shutters, which really did come in handy to stop the sun coming into the room in the mornings as we didn’t use these the first night and it was so bright in the morning, well before you wanted to get up for breakfast. When you do use them though beware it was like coming out of a hole as the sun was blinding so might be best to put your sunglasses on!!
Reception area was nicely decorated, exactly like it looks on the official hotel pictures. There are large shelves were they have a library of holiday books for you to read what other holiday makers have left behind, there was a lot to choose from so if you forget to bring a book I wouldn’t worry about it.
On arriving for breakfast we met Argiro, the daytime receptionist and all round general manager as she seemed to do everything around the hotel and was always smiling. She was one of the nicest people that I have met on holiday and she couldn’t do enough for you whilst you where at the hotel and worked so hard.
Breakfast was quite basic. They had a coffee machine and tea available, as well as orange juice and a few other fruit juices. Hot dishes were bacon and scrambled eggs (a bit more like broken up omelette with peppers) they had cold boiled eggs and then there was different breads to choose from as well as some sort of cake that I never actually tried but everybody else seemed to love. There was also the usual continental ham and cheeses to choose from as well as yoghurt honey and selection of melons. It did get a little boring for the two weeks but that might have had a lot to do with eating so much in the evenings! You could either eat in the breakfast room or eat on the balcony at the side of the pool.
The pool area was lovely. They were definitely beds and not sun loungers as I fell asleep so much whilst I was there because they were so comfortable, they all had pvc pillows which was an added bonus. The beds in the shade did get used quite a lot whilst you were there, some people liked to leave a towel on a bed in the sunshine and then put one in the shade, which to me is a bit greedy but who am I to say what you can and cant do, you always get it on holiday! the shaded beds were really nice but it did get quite warm underneath there as there was still some sun coming through but still really lovely and with the view of the whole pool area. We mainly used the beds closest to the rooms as they had the sun all morning and then they went in the shade in the late afternoon around 3pm. The other beds on the far side against the wall had the sun from around 10:30 – 11 and then you were baking hot all day. Whilst we were there we had quite breezy days so the first week felt really nice around the pool so you never got overly hot, we got told this weather was quite unusual for this time of year it usually happened in August but I wasn’t complaining as it made the first week very pleasant. On to the pool bar. This was looked after by Xristos, he was brilliant always friendly and very chilled out. He looked after us really well whilst we were there and he worked really hard as he worked in this hotel from 10 to 3 and then went to work in their sister hotel Bellonias Villas in the evening until late with no days off so I have to give it to him he always had a smile on his face, maybe its all the sunshine! His cocktails were great, highly recommend going to the sister hotel in the evening, it was so pretty and you can even use their facilities in the daytime i.e. pool area and the loungers on the beach. The afternoon/ evening barman was George who was also a another nice member of staff. When we were around the pool we did eat lunch there and the food was gorgeous, very tasty and quite reasonably priced seeing as it was in a hotel. Would recommend the Santorini salad which I had quite a few of and even the tuna salad was tasty. We also had the burger and fries, which was so filling and you could tell that it was homemade. That came with bacon, mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato. Not sure what they put on their homemade fries but they were really tasty. We also ate a few club sandwiches which were another tasty meal. We did eat well on this holiday (yes it was a holiday and I was good before I went away) and with the size of the daytime meal we always had to have a sleep afterwards. The whole swimming pool area was really chilled out. There was quiet music playing on small speakers around the pool so it just had a really relaxed atmosphere. I would say that it was more of an adults hotel as there isn't really much of a shallow end in the pool for little ones and so I can imagine they could get easily bored.
The hotel is situated away from the main area and was very quiet. It took about 10 minutes or so to walk to the front.
If you need any extra appliances i.e. dressing gowns, iron, kettle with cups etc you just need to email the hotel and they will sort these out for your arrival.
I couldn’t fault this hotel at all, it was one of the nicest places I have stayed in. Ok its not a four star hotel but the staff get to know you and they treat you like a friend and cant do enough for you so I would very highly recommend it to anybody who is thinking of staying there.

Room Tip: Email the hotel for any requests, they are fast and efficient.
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2011

We stayed at this hotel last year and although we have just arrived back from a brand new and grand design hotel in Kefalonia, we did miss 'our perfect holiday' hideaway here in Kamari.

We found The 28 Boutique to be a very charming, 'very white', and very peaceful place to spend our holiday. The rooms were simple, as previously noted, the floors were polished concrete, the bed side tables and bed were similarly constructed but white and added to the character. Don't let this put you off, it really does work.

We had a lovely comfortable sleep every night, aircon was great and the shower/ bathroom simple but again stylish.

We stayed in 301 with a balcony overlooking the pool and the Argean in the background. The pool area is laid to random tile patterns and looks beautiful both in the day time and lit up in the evening. The double mattress sun loungers around the pool are the best invention I have encountered for pure 'poolside relaxation. There is a bar at one end serving drinks and lovely food and the opposite end is where you'll find the permanently shaded sun mattresses.

The breakfast was always pleasurable and well presented. The staff really did add to the pleasure of our stay, they were so friendly and genuinely welcoming. It has taken me a while to add this review for which I regret and only hope everybody experiences the same wonderful time at the 28 Hotel as what we did.

If it were adult only then it would be perfect for me, but then again, if I have children soon then I would hope it remains as it is now.

A real gem!!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 June 2011

Stayed at 28 Boutique second week in June and what a great find. Hotel staff were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble hope the management appreciate this.Hotel was great in every way could not find any faults.Sunbeds are superb unlike anything experienced at other hotels very comfortable and big.We hired a car for a day to see the sights which was more than enough as the Island is only small.Hotel is ideally situated close to the town but far enough away to be quiet.Breakfast is basic but more than adequte,Greek yogyurt with honey is fantastic.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2011

Me and my husband have recently returned from Hotel 28. This was our first holiday to Santorini and our expectations were high based on what friends have said. On arrival at the hotel we were met by a friendly receptionist who showed us to our room very quickly as it was quite late in the evening when we arrived she recommended a restauarant near by, the restaurant set the tone for the whole of our holiday.

The following morning we were greeted by a warm genuine receptionist who couldn't do enough for us and all the other guests. The breakfast was good and plently of choice. The rooms were clean, spacious and best of all quiet. We had a room over looking the pool so we could sit on the balcony with a sundowner at the end of the day.

Santorini is a beautiful small Island, as we hired a car for three days we saw all the islands twice over. Fira and Oia were both beautiful and we have never met such friendly locals as we did all over the island.

We would definately return to Santorini and to Hotel 28, the staff were exceptional and a real credit to the Hotel. Thank you for making our holiday special.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Susie66Chester
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Reviewed 16 June 2011

We went to santorini for a friends wedding and stayed at 28 boutique hotel first impressions were good we were met by hotel receptionist Argiro she could not do enough for you and always with a smile! Room was clean towels and sheets changed every day and a brilliant shower ! Pool was clean and quiet bar serving drinks and snacks was perfect 2 barmen very friendly we will definitely go back.

Room Tip: Email hotel ask for upper floor on back
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4  Thank annaWorcestershire
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Reviewed 10 June 2011

I really hate to say anything negative about Hotel 28 as we have had a lovely holiday there, however I don't think that it's quite as good as some of the other reviews indicate. On the plus side the staff couldn't have been more helpful or friendly, always smiling, and they do everything they can to make your holiday as enjoyable as possible. The pool area is lovely, although not really enough shade for our liking, and if you don't get up early to put your towel on the beds you might not get any! To be honest, we preferred to go to the beach and use the sunbeds belonging to the sister hotel, Bellonias Villas. Now the room - we stayed in room 206 like one of the previous reviewers and found the bed extremely comfortable, the shower was great (like a power shower), however to describe it as minimalistic is being very generous, as a more accurate description would be basic. The bed base is concrete, as are the bedside tables and the dressing table, the floor is grey concrete and also the bathroom walls and the shower base. Although it's been built in the 'traditional' style I'm afraid that it didn't appeal to us as we prefer clean, tiled floors, which they have outside but not inside! Other reviewers have mentioned that the towels are changed, and the room cleaned every day, but that is only what we would expect from any reasonable hotel. One other small point - we weren't provided with the bathrobes as advertised on the website, although to be honest that didn't really bother us. On the whole it's a pleasant hotel, but there are nicer ones in Kamari for the same price.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank 2inabed
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Reviewed 10 June 2011

Lovely Hotel, with extemely helpful staff who did everything to make our stay enjoyable. Great attention to detail in the furnishing of the building, which in turn was kept spotless throughout our stay.

Would recommend to families, couples and groups of friends.

Room Tip: Pool view was very nice
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Address: Kamari 84700, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Kamari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kamari
#4 Best Value Hotel in Kamari
Price Range: £75 - £125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel 28 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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