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Hotel Matina
Ranked #18 of 75 Hotels in Kamari
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“So glad we chose matin a hotel”
Reviewed 27 September 2011

We have just returned from having our wedding in santorini and we stayed in matina hotel with our family and friends.We want to say a very big THANKYOU to ALL the staff who all made our stay and wedding so special!! What lovely people they all are. We could not fault our weeks stay there and we will DEFINATELY look forward to coming back next year. All Our Love Paula and John from Liverpool xx

  • Stayed September 2011
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Reviewed 21 September 2011

Stunning beautiful and friendly the owner is called vangellis he knows everyone and everything about the whole place he'll even organise a trip for you

  • Stayed September 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

This is a basic three star family run hotel. My room was a twin, pretty small coupled with small beds. If you're after classy decor skip this place; rooms very dated. My room overlooked some waste ground. When I arrived the plastic balcony furniture was in the room - I carried it out - barely enough room for them. The shower would not hold a constant temperature - alternating between hot and cold and there was a random jet of water going off in another direction. The hotel is not on the beach front which is probably a good thing in that it's a strip and the Greek equivalent to Benidorm. The pool area looked pretty nice - I didn't use it though - too busy. Note that the sun disappears behind the mountain circa 5pm. Breakfast was average. The hotel is fine but I don't really get the "glowing" reports below. I paid €69 per night for the room.
Kamari beach is what it is - the black gravel "beach" resembles a temporary car park surface, difficult to actually get into the sea - you have to wear water shoes to avoid cutting your feet and pretty dirty. The shops/restaurants with a few exceptions were the height of tackiness. I only stayed for a few days; Fira and Oia are spectacularly set and these towns are Santorini. They are however so overrun with tourist droves, with visiting cruise ships massively adding to the numbers, that on the one hand it's nice to actually escape back to the beach. If you are only spending a couple of nights in Santorini I would recommend staying in Oia in one of the hotels built into the cliff. You will pay for it though but on balance it would be worth it.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 9 September 2011

Cute little hotel, verry cozy, rooms were verry clean. The location was perfect for us, 2 minutes walk from kamari beach and the main street with the restaurants and bars. Kamari is the best place to stay in santorini because it is close to beach. Also the bus stop to go fira is right at the corner of the hotel and is only a 15 minutes ride. Vasso the manager of the hotel was verry nice and helpfull. She gave us great recommendations and booked a tour for us. Only negative thing i have to say is that the shower was really small but overall verry nice hotel for the price.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Long Island, New York
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Reviewed 27 August 2011

Our stay at Hotel Matina was nice. First of all, the staff was warm and welcoming! They were nothing but friendly and helpful. Soon after we checked in, Vasso asked us if we wanted to move into a slightly larger room because someone else had cancelled. She had the staff move our luggage to a new room (first floor down from the lobby) which was spotless and a very spacious for the three of us. There are two buildings….I definitely preferred staying in the main building because you walk in from the front and pass the lobby. The other building has a back entrance without a lobby.
Internet in the lobby was available (1euro for 14 minutes)
Breakfast was very good--- a nice selection of yogurt, fresh fruits, pastries, and even eggs. Just make a left out of the hotel and it was a short walk to the bus stop and the beach. Pool was nice too!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Merano, Italy
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

We had a great time at hotel Matina, our kids were playing all time next to the clear swimming pool, and we had a very nice time at Kamari! Strongly reccommended for families with kids and dogs...
Breakfast is excellent, with lots of many home-made cakes (thanks Matina! for a different cake every day).

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 July 2011

The Matina is a small family-run hotel that is friendly and relaxed. There is a pleasant veranda looking over the pool where you can eat breakfast. The pool area has lots of comfy chairs and beds with umbrellas and a small bar that is open from 10 am until late for drinks and snacks. There are plants and greenery everywhere and the hotel has a cool boutique feel to it.

Our room was quite large and airy by Greek standards and well furnished with it's own little balcony with a table and chairs - looking out onto yet more creepers and plants.

No wifi but many cafes and bars have it. The hotel has a laptop in reception that costs 1 euro per 15 mins.

The breakfast is buffet style with plenty of fruit, dried fruits, cereals, ham, bread and cheese, eggs etc.. Very good tea and coffee in unlimited quantities.

The beach is only a 5 minute stroll away. The hotels that say they are on the beach are in fact amongst the cafes and bars and there is a road between them and the beach. Passersby all look in to view the bathers around the pool and it must be like being an exhibit at the zoo.

There is a very good family-run restaurant just around the corner from the Matika (The Sedaras or something like that) that is half the price of most others with better food.

All in all a lovely hotel that is good value and in a good location. The only negative I would mention is that the entrance is on a dangerous bend and the traffic on the narrow roads goes very fast. It might be difficult to negotiate prams and small children or elderly people safely.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Matina
Address: Kamari Beach | P.O. Box 5213, Kamari 847 00, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Kamari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Kamari
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Kamari
#23 Family Hotel in Kamari
#25 Romantic Hotel in Kamari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Matina 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Matina is in a quiet flower garden with swimming pool & pool bar, only 2 minutes walk to the beach, in a nice central location of Kamari next to shops, restaurants & bus stop. Feel at "home away from home" according to our repeating visitors & enjoy our fresh buffet breakfast overlooking to pool. There is 24-hours reception, Internet service. Transfers from airport/port on request. Tastefully decorated combining traditional & modern style in elegance! SEND AN EMAIL directly to the hotel for the lowest prices with TRIPADVISOR SPECIAL OFFER ! ... more   less 
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Hotel Matina Santorini/Kamari

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