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“Wonderful Holiday”
Review of Hotel Hippocampus

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Hotel Hippocampus
Ranked #12 of 75 Hotels in Kamari
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Holiday”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Stayed here for 15 nights in August with my husband and son. Room a little cramped as we had to put in an extra single bed but spotlessly clean and air con (free) worked a treat! The included breakfast was plentiful and the staff went out of their way to accomodate and iron out any wrinkles. Would recommend as a base for exploring Santorini. Kamari beach is a 2 minute walk away along with plenty of shops and restaurants. Would definitely recommend eating in Fira - the sunsets are amazing and we didn't have a bad meal even with a fussy 9 year old. We will be back.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

We loved our time here, it's so handy for everything. The beach is a 5 minute walk.
The bus stop to Fira is a 2 minute walk and from here you connect to the rest of the island.
It only takes about half an hour to get to oia for the beautiful sunsets.
The family who run the hotel are lovely people, the breakfast is simple but plentiful and sets you up for the morning.
Plus, my partner proposed here, it is so romantic and full of couples.
Would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Chatham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

spent 10 nights here from 26/8/13 to 5/9/13 and had a great time. hotel was spotless and our room had a lovely big bed and excellent shower. we received a towel for our room and for the pool which was helpful. location is excellent right on the beach within 30 seconds but the pool is so big and quiet we didn't go. there are numerous restaurants on the promenade ones i can recommend is dolphin on the right side and one of the left with a brown sign with white writing. the rent a car shop next to the market behind the hotel was good value. lastly and most important i have to thank artemis, tula and (costas i think) for making our stay so special and for humoring my broken greek arranging our pick up from the airport and even taking us when we left cannot speak highly enough of them

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Surrey
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2013

Just had 2 weeks at the Hippocampus Hotel, Kamari and we could not fault it at all. Family run hotel, staff so helpful and nothing too much trouble (thank you to everyone Artemis). Even a vase of flowers in our room for our Anniversary. Spotlessly clean, sheets and towels changed every day, large pool (most of the pools in Kamari are quite small, this was one of the largest ones we saw). Only few minutes from beach and the many restaurants, but not too noisy. Bus stop just outside hotel to Fira, etc, only €1.60. Well recommended and would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2013

We went on our honeymoon to Santorini and decided to book this hotel because of the good reviews. I am very happy that we did, because the hotel lived up to the expectation and actually surpassed it.

Positives from the hotel:

- very nice hotel rooms, clean, crisp and well equipped
- large pool with area to lounge
- only a minute walk from the beach
- very helpful and knowledgeable staff
- morning buffet was very good indeed, especially watermelon and the tomatoes
- quiet area, even on friday and saturday nights
- we paid 562 euros for 7 nights so it was incredible value for the money spent.

Negatives from the hotel:

- none

Overall we had a great honeymoon and we both agreed that to this date it has been the best travel of our lives. A lot of it was thanks to Artemis(receptionist, travel guide, wine expert etc :) ).
We will certainly return to Kamari and when we do, we will stay at the Hippocampus.

Thanks,
Reet and Tanel Välja

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hove, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

My partner and I have just returned from Kamari, having stayed for two weeks in the Hippocampus hotel. We cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. It is just a two minute walk from the beach, set back in its own beautiful gardens with a lovely swimming pool. The rooms are clean and have everything you need, plus the balcony view is great. The breakfast is far from basic - cereals, fruit, bread, cheese, ham, omlettes - a diverse selection to choose from. And the family who own and run the hotel are just so helpful and really go out of their way to help with any enquiries or requests. Kamari is the best place in our opinion to be based in for a Santorini holiday and from there you can easily travel to the other parts of the island. Kamari has a lovely beach, lots of restaurants and bars to choose from, plus other gems such as an open air cinema which was delightful. Stay at the Hippocampus and you won't be disappointed!

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UK
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2013

By Greek standards this was a nice hotel.
Good location close to the sea front, which is close to all the restaurants and bars.
Rooms very well appointed, beds very comfortable, bathroom new and well equiped.
Pool is large for the size of the hotel.
Service very good, staff friendly and helpfull.
Breakfast very basic.

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Additional Information about Hotel Hippocampus

Property: Hotel Hippocampus
Address: Main Street, Kamari 84700, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Kamari
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Kamari
#8 Family Hotel in Kamari
#12 Romantic Hotel in Kamari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Hippocampus 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In Kamari, 50m away from one of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Santorini lies our hotel. Rooms tastefully-decorated, fully-equipped (a/c, fridge, safebox, hair dryer), buffet breakfast, big pool, garden, private parking, internet access. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Hippocampus Santorini/Kamari

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