The owner was very welcoming and friendly. He immediately made me feel at home. The hotel is not far from the city. They offer rides to the city as well, since there is nothing nearby (I don't remember how much it cost). The owner invited me to join him and another employee to listen to Greek music and he ordered food for me which he paid for himself. I only stayed one night but I really enjoyed it. The place is clean and you get a free water bottle in your room.
Do not stay here..its a fairly warning. I booked here for 5 nights. I thought its was a great location to Oia and Fira,but i was wrong. Hotel is in the middle of no where. No store, no restaurant, no bus.Going to Oia and Fira have to catch a bus, then another bus to the island.Red flag, when chk in the hotel owner will keep your passport. This is 2019, toilet paper after used, do not put in toilet and have to put in trash can with NO trash can bag. This is unhealthy. The room has aunts trail on the floor. No store, no restaurant around. Where do you go eat and get your water to drink? why did people give this place 9.0 review? I have to leave the hotel and go stay w my friends in Oia. The hotel owner pocket my 5 nights money bcuz he would not cancel my stayed. Warning, Do not come here and make the same mistake . Do not trust review online .
My wife and I stayed at stravos villas for 2 nights, and we did not regret it. The whole staff was very accommodating and helped us with an early check-in. They set up the airport pick up for 15 euros and drop-off (at night) for 20 euros. On top of that, we were able to get a great sunset expedition set up by stravos villas which was much cheaper than what we found online.
The hotel is walking distance from fira if you don't mind walking 30 min or 15 minutes from the little downtown which you can take a bus to fira for 1.8 euros.
The hotel also offers breakfast for an extra charge, but if you prefer you can buy your own food at a supermarket 10-15 minutes away and store at the little fridge they have at the room.
We visited Santorini as guests to a family wedding, staying only three nights. This family run hotel fitted the bill perfectly, and in terms of price was one of the most competitive.
After our booking was confirmed we arranged an airport transfer. Very straightforward. Our room was basically furnished, but spotless and was cleaned daily to a very good standard. Breakfast was available - the greek yoghurt was delicious - and Steve, the owner, was on hand to assist with trips to Oia, and to arrange car hire.
Some may find its location a little challenging, since the local amenities are up a fairly steep hill, about a ten minute walk away. It is worth stocking up on provisions - there was a fridge in our room - as the food and drink area closes at 9.30pm.
All in all I thought this was an excellent budget hotel, which I would happilky recommend.
I'm not sure why the original post of this disappeared, so I'm reposting my review of my stay at Stavros Villas.
I stayed at Stavros Villas as a solo female guest in late May 2018 while visiting Santorini for a friend's wedding. To the extent that there were parts of my stay here that were pleasant, they were overshadowed by the experience I had interacting with Steve, the owner of this hotel, who as I was talking to him, restrained me with his arm and kissed me on the mouth without invitation. Wearing a dress is not an invitation.
I would encourage anyone else planning to stay here, particularly lone females, to either give your money to a competing hotel or prepare yourself for the possibility of having an unwelcome kiss planted on your mouth by an old man you don't know, immediately brushing your teeth to make yourself feel better, and then having to go to your friend's wedding preoccupied by thoughts about whether you need to switch hotels because he has a key to your room.