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Villa Toula
Ranked #40 of 50 Fira B&B and Inns
dallastexas
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47 reviews
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“Wanted to like it, but didn't”
Reviewed 5 October 2009

Based on the prior reviews, I really wanted to like Villa Toula, but I just didn't. Maybe it was just the room that we had.

I will start with the shower, the ceiling is cut at an angle, so for tall people, it might not be comfortable. It has a hand held shower, which I hate because it always floods the bathroom. To make the flooding worse, the shower curtain is too small length wise for the shower area leaving about a foot at the bottom uncovered. The shower drain is too small to handle the water coming from the shower and so the water overflows the shower into the bathroom to the bathroom floor drain (which is on the opposite side of the toilet) leaving you with a wet floor for the rest of the day.

The room is on the first floor and over looks the breakfast/common courtyard which everyone has to walk through to get into the hotel. It is always noisy, and the french doors have sheers over them - so the only way to get any privacy is to close the shutters blocking out any light. And when the staff is preparing breakfast, you can hear them talking on the phone and working.

The room is small, not leaving much room for luggage space.

The location is good. But I wouldn't stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2009

The couple who run Villa Toula are wonderful salt of the earth people who go out of their way to help you enjoy your holiday. Drinks were offered on arrival and there was water in the fridge- all for free- small gestures like this are rare these days and were very much appreciated. Villa Toula itself is colourful and feels like a homely b and b rather than a cold money making hotel. Each evening the owners would come and light little lamps in the patio area so you could sit out there and drink wine and enjoy the summer evening. The cost was very reasonable for the budget double and breakfast was sufficient with the cheese and ham toastie making a pleasant addition to the usual cold continental fayre. Thankyou kindly.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 September 2008

We loved the Villa Toula :-)

Booked a double room through Hostelworld. Stayed for 2 nights in Sept 2008. Got a huge room with a double and 2 singles!

PROS:
- Free aircon (many places charge you extra for it)
- Free breakfast - not just continental, you get a ham and cheese toasted sandwich!
- Nice clean rooms
- Free bottled water in the fridge
- Excellent location right in Fira Town
- Parking around for scooters etc
- Toula is AMAZING. She is SO friendly and helpful and is there to assist you with anything you could possibly need. She even delivered home-baked cake to the rooms one day!

CONS:
- Nothing really! Use of the wireless (by getting the code) would have been helpful, but Toula let us plug our laptop into her office instead which was ok :-)

We happily recommend Villa Toula to anyone looking for a nice, clean, central, affordable place in Santorini - harder to come by than you may think!!!

THANKS TOULA!

  • Liked — Toula! Location
  • Disliked — Nothing really! See review :-)
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa Toula

Property: Villa Toula
Address: | Main Square, Fira 847 00, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Fira
Amenities:
Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Fira
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,438 - ₹ 8,045
Hotel Class:2 star — Villa Toula 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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