Agree with many of the comments below - first impressions were excellent with personal guided tour by manager and very impressive public areas. Not only was there always pool beds available but the choice of the large more crowded pool with music, or 3 smaller quiet pools, was ideal. We found that sitting by the smaller pools but moving to the larger pool for a swim worked well.
As mentioned, the public areas are kept spotlessly clean. The gym is small but we enjoyed trying to work off some calories each morning. We didn't use the spa but the lighting and setting looked very tempting. Location is ideal, away from the bars on the front but barely a couple of minutes walk to the beach, via the back door. Also only two minutes from the Big supermarket, (bizarrely on 3 floors with goods stacked in the lift) and 50 metres from the bus stop to Thira and the rest of the island - we found the bus service excellent.
Rooms generally do not quite match the standards of the public space. We didn't find the hard beds uncomfortable, although the tendency to stub toes against the concrete base is painful. Bathrooms are not impressive with poor lighting and appear dated, but most rooms had either a balcony or terrace with a pretty view.
We only ate breakfast at the hotel and this was good and plentiful and was open from 8 to midday so suits both early risers and those having a lay in. Don't get too excited by reference to champagne - it was slightly bubbly spumante and not very good, perhaps better mixed with orange juice.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here but would give one word of warning. As the hotel is promoting itself as a wedding venue, this can lead to an uneasy mix of couples wanting a quiet break and large extended family groups taking up space around the pool and engaging in long and loud conversations.
I have to report that our sleep was disturbed on most of our 7 nights by wedding groups in high spirits when returning from the bars of Kamari in the early hours. Also that the disturbances was caused by Brits, not Germans as others found below. Not sure what management could have done about this and although we did not complain, I understand that others did.
Kastelli is a good location for a Kamari holiday, and overall would recommend the hotel.
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- Santorini Kastelli Hotel Kamari
- Santorini Kastelli Kamari
- Kastelli Resort Santorini
- Santorini Kastelli Resort Kamari