The Tamarix is a 24 room hotel set just a short distance from the beachfront at Kamari. Each room is in fact a suite with varying levels of amenities. Some have terraces, some balconies & some have outdoor jaccuzis with the suite. We drove from the airport in a hired vehicle & the hotel underground garage was a real plus point as the vehicle was generally cool when we wanted to use it. Our suite had 2 settees,a small well fitted kitchenette, bedroom area & bathroom with whirlpool bath ( sadly in need of a little tlc). The cleaning standards were very good. Breakfast was adequate for the size of property with the normal selection of cold meats, cheeses, yoghurt etc together with salads, a hot selection & some cakes & breads.We were there for 2 weeks & the first week was never a problem with the pool & sunbeds but during our second week the availability of sunbeds became an issue primarily due to one extended family group who seemed to think that their holiday enjoyment superseded everyone elses - always a possibility !. In itself it would not put me off. The reception staff were helpful & friendly throughout our stay as was George the barman who deserves a special mention for his calm temperament when faced with more than a few orders at the same time. The only downside to the hotel is the lack of transparency which emerges from the room changing which happens all too frequently. Guests are it seems commonly offerred the opportunity to spend 1, 2 or 3 days at an alternative hotel or villas. This is "sold" to guests as being a gift or alternative so that you see more of the island - perhaps views over the caldera etc. It would seem that a consortia of properties are involved in this. It may simply be a marketing idea to upsell other properties if you were to return to Santorini but it doesn't work well at this time. We had a two day break elsewhere but were faced with the possibility of additional costs if we wanted more than a simple continental breakfast. We were also charged 17 Euros for our "Welcome Drinks" at the other hotel even though we were kept waiting for over 2 hours for the room to be cleaned ! There is no guarantee of having your original room back upon return but we did insist. This can cause friction in a small hotel as others have moved in to your room & are told to vacate which would be annoying to say the least. When we book a holiday with certain criteria we want to enjoy what we have paid for - it is nice to have a break but not to have to pay agai for what the Tamarix provide as standard.
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- Also Known As:
- Tamarix Del Mar Kamari
- Tamarix Del Mar Hotel Kamari
- Tamarix Del Mar Santorini/Kamari