As most european countries, the rooms are basic. Santellini Hotel the rooms were very clean (cleaned every day) ideally has a fridge to which you can store all your drinks/water and a tv but not many channels of course (but who watches that much tv on holiday) BBC News in on Tv.
We were welcomed with a big hello from the owners, who immediately got us all sorted and showed us to our rooms. Shower is good, don't drink the tap water (bottled water only) and a note to all visitors (you are not able to dispose of loo paper down the toilets due to Greece have small pipes) but do not let this put you off.
First thing we did was check out the location of where we were, we'd come out of our hotel and turn right, your a 2 min walk to the Santorini Promenade with all the restaurants and shops. (I'll get to shops & restaurants shortly) You will not hear any noise from the hotel rooms, I can vouch for that as I get woken up easily and I slept through pretty much every night without failure. Pool is lovely and refreshing, a note to people it may get hot around the poolside as the sea breeze does not always reach over the walls.
Poseidon is a nice food restaurant, very friendly waiters. But the one that out beats allll the restaurants available to eat at is Almeira Restaurant, the food is delicious, I had Fillet Vinsanto, Fish Fillet with Nicois Sauce, Shrimps in Garlic, Pesto and Cream, all absolutely divine and will most likely be half the bill of any other restaurant again Waiters are very friendly. Algean Restaurant (Irish Bar) does good food and a english breakfast, also shows sports. Just 4 bar is good also for sports. Loveboat is a good place to meet up if there is a group of you, fairly cheap too. Don't go to the Albatross Bar if you wish to be ripped off.
Back to the Hotel again, Breakfast is good, an array of different choices, the owner will cook fried eggs for you if you wish (boileds eggs aren't runny in the middle) I quite enjoyed their yoghurt and honey with museli.
Turn left out of the hotel, do not go to the restaurant on the corner, Karelli I think its called. Orders were wrong and food wasn't that impressive (35 euros for just lunch) Almeira you could get three main meals and four drinks for under 50 euros (drinks being their beer)
Try a Yellow Donkey if you can in a pub, santorini's beer quite nice. Anyway... turn left outside the hotel, you have a car rental place/excursions place (good euro rate, july was 1.22 to the pound) further around the corner you have a supermarket, go to the one further on the left I think its called Johnny's, well priced and has lots of options, If you carry on walking down, missing the first left, you'll get the Irish Bar.
Beach is black sand and pebbles, so wear suitable sandals/flip flops, and obviously suncream!
Hope this has helped everyone thinking about Santorini. Please do ask me any questions.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Santellini hotel is a charming 26 bedroom hotel nestling in the heart of Kamari, one of the most popular and longest beaches in Santorini. Ideally located in a central but quiet and private part of Kamari, it is conveniently close to shops, restaurants, bars, a pharmacy, cash machines, other hotels, bus stations and is only a few steps from the beach.The hotel was built in 2003 in a traditional Santorinian style, has been completely renovated for 2015 and offers a variety of accommodation (double, single, triple/superior, maisonettes, honeymoon maisonette). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Santellini Hotel Kamari
- Santellini Boutique Hotel Santorini/Kamari