We are a group of six friends and have just got back from staying at the Hermes hotel. We had a wonderful time there and would recommend the hotel to anybody. All the staff are very friendly and extremely helpful - like other reviews we think Effie is the star! Nothing is too much trouble - she ordered taxis for us, gave us great advice on things to do, even got a pair of shoes taken to another town and mended for us! and she makes you feel so welcome. She is a special lady.
The hotel is very pretty - set back about 3 minutes walk from the beach. There are two pools - in separate areas - both have plenty of shade around them if you want to get out of the sun. One has a jacuzzi built in at one end - neither were at all crowded. Everywhere is spotlessly clean. We had three rooms on the top floor - each had a small balcony with chairs and a table. . Each room had a safe in the room (charge of 2 Euros per day), mini bar and a decent hairdryer in the bathroom. The bathrooms were all spotlessly clean, soap, shampoo and shower gels provided- with fresh towels every day. The hotel also provides a pool towel for your holiday (ask at the bar or reception for these) which you can also take down to the beach (1 euro charge if you change for a fresh towel). An iron and ironing board is available if you want one - ask at reception.
Breakfast is simple but adequate - a self service buffet- fresh breads, ham, cheeses, boiled eggs, cereals, yoghurt and fruits, with a good selection of teas and coffee but avoid the fruit juice which isn't pleasant- though it is possible to get freshly squeezed orange juice at an extra charge.
We ate dinner in the hotel twice - you can choose to eat inside or al fresco by the main pool which is very pleasant. There is a good selection on the menu - and we all had lovely meals. If you like them - the gigantes beans and the fava were the best we tasted in Kamari. Certainly if you decide to go to the open air cinema whilst you are there (and we would recommend the experience - Effie & Julia can tell you more) then eating at the hotel is most convenient - and we were offered a couple of free extra dishes to sample with our meal. The hotel house wine is also very good.
We loved our stay at the Hermes and if we ever go back to Santorini will most definitley choose to stay there again - it is the staff that make it so special. PS - a special thanks to the barman who put up with us popping in for a nightcap every night just as he was closing - a sweet and patient man.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Hermes Hotel, a family run 4 stars Hotel where hospitality and personal care for every guest is a must. Hermes is a quality vacation A' class Hotel located in Kamari Village, in a pleasant walking distance of 200 meters from the most cosmopolitan and black sandy beach of the island. The Hotel, built with the traditional and unique Cycladic architecture, was partly renovated in 2016 and elegantly equipped to satisfy all your needs. It consists of two buildings with nice gardens between them, a stunning outdoor pool, a pool bar and a restaurant. Besides the pool are the hotel's everyday's meeting points. Relax under the shadow of the palm trees, surrounding the jacuzzi pool, on the other side of the garden, feeling a warm and homelike environment. A cozy lounge area is available all day long for moments of socialization, surfing on the internet, or watching your favorite TV program. In case you feel the need to exercise, the equipped fitness area will be at your disposal, all day long. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hermes Hotel Santorini/Kamari