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“Our outstanding wedding week with family/friends in Kamari, Santorini”

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The Boathouse Hotel
Ranked #16 of 75 Hotels in Kamari
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london
2 reviews
“Our outstanding wedding week with family/friends in Kamari, Santorini”
Reviewed 19 October 2009

This is my e-mail that i wrote to the Boathouse manageress whom i dealt with via e-mail for six months leading up to our wedding. By reading this e-mail you will understand the great deal of support and service i recieved from this very kind lady and her team in The Boathouse in Kamari. No question or request to big for her to sort. She was an outstanding support to me in planning my wedding abroad (from London). I cannot thank her enough and you will understand from my e-mail. The wedding was a fairytale with no hitches at all, and 38 adults and 8 children from the UK and Ireland attended and we alll stayed in the Baothouse Hotel. A wonderful family run business.
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Dear Diane, I really hope you recieve this e-mail. I am so sorry we never crossed paths on our week in Santorini. I am writing this e-mail to thank you so so much for all the kindness, support and help you have given me and my family over the last six months from the start to finish of our wedding plans. Your support and generosity within e-mails and your reassurance about how our big day would be was superb and so so right. We had a fabulous week at the Boathouse hotel even though my family members partying/socialising probably got on a few other guests nerves, the hotel was beautiful and the honeymoon suite was gorgeous. I hope Spiros and Angie are not to upset with us all!! Angie was great but i am sure we gave her a headache by the end, as travelling in a group is not always easy especially when it comes to collecting money etc.... Spiros's coctails i am told (due to my expanding bump) were "out of this world" and the chaps in the group grew very fond of him. His generosity and support to was outstanding. I only hope were welcome back to the Boathouse as i am fully aware that some of the group are already in the process of sorting next years trip to santorini as nobody is happy to be back in London!!The Almira restaurant, was everything you said and Christos was fantastic and such a gentleman. His team were superb whether behind the scenes or on the floor, they were all truly amazing and the food was the best we had eaten anywhere on the island. Our wedding reception was so lovely and our guests were blown away by it. So thankyou again to your hard working team. Lastly, as a thankyou to yourself for all your hard work with me throughout the six months and via the internet, we had a piece of Kilkenny crystal (from Ireland) made especially for you with Paul and my name on it and the date of our wedding engraved as a thankyou to you for everything. This Kilkenny crystal has travelled all the way from Co Kilkenny in Ireland to Santorini and i hope its made its way to you in Canada safely. I am not sure if Spiros understood the extent of our gratitude to you when my mother and I were trying to explain it to him in a rush. So i do hope its with you now and that you will find a use for it somehow. Once again thankyou so much to you and your kind team and Spiros for making our week so enjoyable and worthwhile, we had a fantastic time, and we would dearly love to be ALLOWED back!! my SON (6YRS) said to me today that he wants to go back and see the lovely lady at the Boathouse (Angie).I hope you have a nice vacation and good health to your family. Our kindest regards,Taylor-Fennelly Family (October 2009) x x

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Reviewed 14 October 2009

We have been to this hotel many times and always enjoy our stay. This time we were lucky enough to get the new Boathouse Suite usually reserved by honeymoon couples. We are seniors and thoroughly enjoyed it! The suite is roomy with two rooms - a four posted bed with a very comfortable mattress and an elegant decor. The sitting room is comfortable and looks out to a private patio with a spectacular view. It is also nicely decorated and has a gorgeous painting over the sofa. But the ultimate luxury was the new bathroom! It is divided into three sections with the toilet in a separated area, the ultra modern raised basin in the centre, and both a rain spray shower and a hand held shower in the tiled third section, plus two small windows.
The hotel is small but all the rooms were full. Two weddings happened while we were there. The Hotel's Almira Restaurant could easily handle the wedding parties while serving us and other guests excellent food.
Would enthusiastically recommend this hotel to others wanting a restful holiday in a beautiful setting with an attentive staff.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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chicago
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Reviewed 9 October 2009

A group of friends and I stayed at the Boathouse during our trip to Santorini and could not have been more pleased!! The staff was super friendly, the rooms clean, free breakfast, clean pool and AWESOME location! It was right across the street from the beach and just at the end of the strip of restaurants and stores. Perfect!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with friends
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Darlington
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Reviewed 6 October 2009

We stayed here with our 8 mth old baby for our wedding and really enjoyed it. A cot was provided free of charge and the rooms were clean but basic. The pool/bar area was really nice and they did the cheapest and best Mojitos in Kamari. Spyros picked us up free of charge from the airport and took us back on our return. The location was great and if you ate at the resturant own by the Boathouse (Almeria - 2 doors up) you got 10% deducted from your bill. All the staff were really friendly and very helpful. I would definatley stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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Dubrovnik
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Reviewed 30 September 2009

We just returned from three weeks in Greece and we have to write that our best experience was at The Boathouse Hotel on Kamari Beach! We had the Honeymoon Suite that is Sea view which was so lovely and spacious with a double shower! My sister and her inlaws had the Garden Suite which didn't have Sea view but had a litte gated garden for her 2 small kids to play. Spyros was the best, he even took us on a private tour of the small village of Mesa Gonia where his parents were born and where he grew up - the tour ended at the little winery in the town with wine tasting - we loved it and we have been on many tours but this was different as Spyros loves this place and has such great stories. This hotel and island are something we will never forget and we are aready talking about a return trip! Thank you Boathouse!!!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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new york
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Reviewed 25 September 2009

We stayed here is September and first reactions were what a nice hotel it looked. A well kept outdoor pool and bar is at the front and then a typical Greek building sits behind. The staff were welcoming and we got a ride form the airport (despite only emailing them late the night before) which was a nice touch. The room (pool side) was big and clean and fitted with air conditioning.

The bathroom was small and the water ran on the floor as the show curtain didn't do much........ plus if you fixed the shower into the wall holder it shot sideways. There wasn't much hot water (not a major issue given the weather). My biggest issue was the beds, which were hard as rock and didn't make for a comfortable nights sleep.

Breakfast was decent - cereal, greek yoghurt, cold meats and cheese. Eggs were cold hardboiled and bacon was ok(ish). Overall not great quality but good enough and plentiful.

Our group was asked to be quiet one night around 7pm as we were a little loud around the pool as guests were sleeping after a day at the beach (fair enough). The following night there were screaming kids around the pool around 645pm while I was sleeping and no-one was there to ask the parents to keep the volume down.......... seems a bit one rule for family one for a group of friends.

Staff were able to help book trips etc

Overall a nice place, not amazing but a decent budget hotel

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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DMZCanada, Owner/Manager at The Boathouse Hotel, responded to this review, 8 October 2009
Thank you very much for your review of The Boathouse Hotel and your recommendation. Our apologies for any discomfort you experience here with us. We were under the impression that all of the guests at Victoria and Fraser's Wedding were happy with their rooms and we do have some soft pillowtop mattresses that we could have moved to your room had we know of your preference for a softer bed (some guests like a firmer mattress where some guests prefer the pillow top extra mattress on top) - it would of been best to mention this to us as we always try to insure that all of our guests are comfortable. As for the noise issue - your group of friends were not all staying at The Boathouse and although we don't mind our guests inviting a couple of friends to have a drink with them at our hotel bar there was 20 of you (only about 6 of you were our guests)and it was getting quite loud. The children were all staying at The Boathouse and if we had known they were disturbing you we would also have asked them to keep it down. Again, we always try to insure all of our guests are taken care of but somethings need to be mentioned to us in order for us to correct them.
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dublin
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Reviewed 23 September 2009

family stayed at boathouse. good hotel, great breakfast, safe and air con included in price.
great wedding meal in almira restaurant (part of boathouse). food superb, wines flowed freely.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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Property: The Boathouse Hotel
Address: Kamari Beach, Kamari 847 00, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Kamari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Kamari
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Kamari
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Kamari
#11 Family Hotel in Kamari
#15 Romantic Hotel in Kamari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Boathouse Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the spectacularly beautiful island of Santorini, a major stop on many cruise ship tours, the Boathouse Hotel is a family run waterfront Hotel on Kamari Beach about a 5-minute walk from the center of Kamari and about a 15-minute bus ride from the main town of Thira. We offer Deluxe rooms with air - conditioning, telephone, safe-box, bathroom and balcony. Our rooms are spacious and have either Seaview or Mountain- view. An extensive Buffet Breakfast is served daily from 8am until 11am, Poolside. ... more   less 
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Boathouse Hotel Kamari
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