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“Possibly the best holiday we've had”
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Horizon Resort
Ranked #18 of 75 Hotels in Kamari
Certificate of Excellence
Telford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Possibly the best holiday we've had”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

We stayed at Horizon from 7th to 14th June on our first visit to Santorini. This was possibly the best holiday we’ve ever had and cannot wait to return.

After securing some extremely cheap flights, we spent quite a while searching for the right place to stay. In the end, it was the positive reviews that led us to book Horizon. It proved to be an excellent choice, the perfect place for us.

We arrived very late at night and were met by George, who gave us all the information we needed and were shown to our room on the top floor. It was a very hot evening and the room was too, but the excellent air con soon had that sorted. We had a giant double bed with a firm and comfortable mattress. I slept really well. The room also had a fridge, safe, desk area, TV. The bathroom is quite small with a compact shower – but it worked well. Nice balcony, where we sipped the complimentary bottle of wine, with the mountains to one side, and the sea view to the other.

Breakfast is simple. Coffee, juice, cereal, toast, yoghurt, cold meats, cheese. Not a big selection, but enough to set you up for the day.

The pool area is really nice with some great sun-beds. They’re nicely spaced out too, with solid fixed umbrellas. There’s also the pool side bar where George serves drinks, cocktails and snacks. His attention to detail in preparing the food is great – he’ll make sure it’s cooked/seasoned exactly the way you like it. Try one of his burgers!

George works hard and is always around if and when you need him. He’ll help you with anything you need or help you get where you need to get to (excursions, transport, local knowledge, restaurants). It's a very relaxing place and all guests and staff were really friendly.

The location worked well for us. It’s just off the main road, near the local bus stop and a 10 minute stroll to the beach and beach-front restaurants. (Ask George for directions to “Almira”). And also, near the Open Air Cinema (a surprisingly good place to spend an evening). Because it’s on the road, there is some road noise but it is NOT intrusive. The rooms have wooden shutters and once they are closed, you will not hear a sound from outside.

Horizon isn’t luxury; it’s a simple, clean, well maintained, relaxing B&B hotel with wonderful hosts, close enough to the beach, bars, restaurants, shops and transport. It represents excellent value for money. There are few, if any, negatives. We loved it and really cannot wait to return.

For info: we booked in October ’13 for a stay in June ’14 and travelled with Norwegian Air Shuttle from Gatwick. We booked the hotel via the link from Trip Advisor. We took a taxi from Santorini airport to the door, but next time will consider pre-booking a transfer.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

Arrived at the Horizon Resort after a short taxi ride from the airport on May 27 and stayed for 8 days. Check In was smooth and George was extremely helpful with suggestions and information for every question we asked. Our room was spotless on arrival and was cleaned daily. Included a small fridge (great for water) and a bottle of wine. Beds were very comfortable and air conditioner worked great.
The walk to Kamari beach is about 10 minutes if you go straight there, it always took us longer as we would stop by the many shops and restaurants on the way a lot of which you may miss if you stayed down by the beach. It was so nice to go back to the resort after a day of sightseeing and relax by the pool and enjoy the beautiful grounds at the resort. We went to Fira 1.6 Euros and Oia 3.2 Euros each from the bus stop located about a 2 minute walk away. Down the street the other way is the outdoor cinema (5 minute walk) which was great. Cost was 8 Euros to get in and drinks were about 3 Euros.
Can't say enough about George, his Mom and the rest of the staff at the Horizon. They work so hard to make your stay enjoyable and go above and beyond any other place I have stayed.
Would definitely stay here again for our next visit to Santorini.

Stayed May 2014
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Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014

My son got married in Santorini and was the reason we stayed at the The Horizon Resort as it was recommended by my son and now wife as they had previously stayed there.
We were delighted at their suggestion as it completed a wonderful experience. George and his family who run the hotel made us feel very welcome and we would certainly recommend this hotel to anybody visiting the Island.

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 June 2014

We stayed for 10 nights in May and had a lovely time. As we were travelling with a baby we had a travel cot set up for us and enough space in the room for it. Nice balcony over looking the pool and gardens with sea view in the distance. Was a 10min walk or so to the beach but we were happy with that as we are happy to be away from it all. Simple but nice breakfast. George and his staff were very hospitable even went out and bought a high chair for us as they didn't have one! All in all a good stay. Xx

  • Stayed May 2014
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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

First of all i would like to say a big thank you to George, his mum and his partner! What a lovely family who couldn't be more welcoming! The rooms are spotless, shower on the small side but does the job! Breakfast simple and adequate! Pool area very clean, exellent sunbeds extemely comfy! All the areas of the hotel and grounds are kept spotless all the time. The hotel is located a slow 10 min walk from the main strip of restaurants and bars, and the bus stop is literally a minutes walk away. Excellent location for us as it is out of the way of the hustle and bustle of the beach but close enough to go for lunch and dinner. George cannot be more helpful, one night it rained a little and I didn't want to get my hair wet so George took us up to the beach, Also on our last day we had a late flight and George let us keep the room until 3pm so we could get showers. You could not ask for a nicer hotel owner, he cannot do enough for you! We loved our stay at Horizon and would definatly recommend it. We are planning to hopefully go back next year!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Yorkshire1990
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

I am confused as to why this hotel has such a high rating on Trip Advisor. Yes, the price is great. However, our experience was unlike most who have written reviews. Yes, the owners were kind. The negatives - no sleep due to a very uncomfortable mattress and extremely loud road noise. Mould in bathroom. Breakfast was minimal. Long walk to beach. Would not recommend. Thank you to booking.com for helping us resolve our cancelation fee that was going to be charged. Found a place right on the beach for 7euros more a night. More than worth it!

Stayed June 2014
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1 Thank jcfries
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HorizonResort, Manager at Horizon Resort, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear guests,
First of all, we would like to thank you for your valued feedback.
The issues indicated in your review were interesting to us as you are the first guests to ever comment on them. We value the many guests who choose to stay with us and warmly welcome back those who return to stay with us over the years.
Our resort overview provided to Booking.com clearly informs our guests that the walk to the beach takes approximately 10 minutes. We are located along the main road into Kamari, a 5 minute walk to the outdoor cinema and a 2 minute walk to the public bus. If you are a light sleeper, we do have the option of exterior shutter doors on your patio doors that you can close to keep things quieter for you.
The final item I would like to clarify is that Booking.com did not assist you with your issues. You were provided with late check-in and only charged for the night you stayed with us with no cancellation fee which was my choice.
I am hoping you enjoyed the balance of your stay in Kamari.
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

This is the second time I stayed at the Horizon and it won't be the last. Ridiculously cheap, with very clean facilities, comfy beds and even breakfast. George and family are fantastic. I won't stay anywhere else in Santorini. A complete gem.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Horizon Resort

Property: Horizon Resort
Address: Emm. N. Bambakousi, Kamari 847 00, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Kamari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 Family Hotel in Kamari
#16 Romantic Hotel in Kamari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Horizon Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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