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Hotel Makarios
Ranked #50 of 77 Hotels in Kamari
Espoo, Finland
1 review
“I honestly don't understand the bad reviews”
Reviewed 26 June 2013

I mean, what on earth do you people eat at home? The food was not the best I have eaten, but also far from the worst- never left the restaurant hungry. It was basic Greek cuisine, no chips, burgers or pizza, which I found good. I was there with a 1- year old and she seamed to like the food ;)

Otherwise a very basic 3 star hotel, only complaint is that some of the staff was rude.

Oh, and don't rent a car from the hotel, they charge you extra and won't bring the car to the hotel. They even took the baby seat from the car without telling us, cause someone else needed it (?!). We thought it was stolen during the night... But surely this has nothing to do with the hotel itself.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Norwich
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2013

I booked in here for 2 nights in June, I had being staying in Oia the previous 5 days so was spoilt for views. I didn't expect the Makarios to be the Ritz and just accepted that it wasn't. Beer, wine, ouzo, raki, soft drinks all free til 10pm, which is fine with me. Food OK, lots of salad, chips once and tzatsiki once, variation of meats from swordfish, to souvlaki, chicken, roast pork, you got more at lunch time that in the evening which was strange, fruit for dessert. Rooms clean, staff friendly, pool cold but that's how a like it. Quiet in the evenings as there is no entertainment, I was on honeymoon so made my own entertainment!

Overall, if I stayed here it would be as a base and I would hire a vehicle and tour the island, for the price it is good value for money. Personally I like to try different tavernas in Greece and would usually not opt for an all inclusive, but some of our guests to our Santorinian wedding were staying here so we joined them for a couple of days.

The airport is close by and you get great views of the planes flying over, I didnt see it as a problem, you just get used to it, there are no flights in the evening.

Although I did think the price of a taxi from airport to the hotel was high at £10 per person, but that is nothing to do with the makarios.

Hope this helps

ElleJay

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 June 2013

went here last week 10th june.would never go back here the food was s### and the head chef had problems.it was so bad i craved for chips.staff are nice and pool ok.beer and wine ok the cold snacks was ham and cheese sandwich thats it and a hot snack was ham and cheese toastie.o and ice cream but only served from 3pm to 6pm ???? ice cream laws lol breakfast was cheese and funny ham asda value i think.aiplanes are very close to you and the airport.went to the beach and its mmmmm ok and you get hassle from waiters to eat and no nightlife at all .and no entertainment in the hotel at all apart from the chef and some strange man who went swimming at meal times only.He jumped in done a lengh then jumped out then changed infront of everyone to show his white bum but it made me laugh.but i guess its ok for couples but not this hotel please stay clear

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Helsinki, Finland
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2013

Food was great 4/5 only sometimes meat was really dry so thats why im not giving 5 points, and because there was no bacon in the morning ;)
the distance to kamari centrum was little more far away than 500 meters
Really near to airport though
Cleaning service was awesome

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Boston
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2012

Booked this hotel directly from its website.The all inclusive choice is really value for money. Food and drinks were always available till 22.00. The variety is not that big but the food was excellent and the stuff adorable!!!!There is also a bus stop right outside the hotel which was really convenient!The hotel is 5 minutes walk from the beach area and 10 minutes from Fira. The cleaning was daily,the wifi free of charge,the tennis court and the jaccuzzi free.So what else to ask for???? Perfect place and worthed every euro!!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Walton on Thames
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2012

Excellent Manager and staff, hotel always clean and tidy, helpful booking tours for us
Yes it is near the airport and on main road but what a place to relax and take in the sunshine, plenty of sun loungers and tables & chairs.Free use of computers, aircon and room safe, we went on an all inclusive great choice of food always cooked fresh, plenty to drink all day long, snacks and ice creams a bonus. kitchen in immaculate condition.
Sea minutes away but like all the beaches large pebbles. Great value for money would book direct next time and would recommend for a peaceful relaxing holiday a good base if you want to explore the island.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2012

My husband and I (in our 50s) took my parents (in there 80s) to this complex. After reading some of the reviews we were a bit worried! On arrival the hotel manager welcomed us very warmly. He explained all about the free safe deposit box and air conditioning gave us our room keys and said if there are any problems or concerns please come and see him. Our rooms were on ground level so it was very easy for them; the rooms were large clean and had everything we needed for our stay.

The food was good and the salads fantastic. Deserts were mainly fruit and Greek pastries. The rooms were cleaned every day towels changed whenever used and toilet rolls were always replaced. Although the all-inclusive finished early we were too tired to care, you could still stay in the bar area and talk!

Yes I would go back. All the staff were so friendly and helpful, just what you need for a holiday.

Room Tip: The hotel caters for all ages, not just us old fogies !
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Makarios

Property: Hotel Makarios
Address: Kamari Beach, Kamari 847 00, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Kamari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 77 Hotels in Kamari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Makarios 2*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gazing the east and hardly 150 meters from the sea at the village Kamari, hotel Makarios welcomes you with all the modern comforts. Enjoy moments of relaxation drinking cocktails in our comfortable swimming-pool or Jacuzzi and have fun playing tennis or Ping-Pong. ... more   less 
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Makarios Hotel Kamari
Hotel Makarios Santorini/Kamari

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