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Aigialos Hotel
Ranked #29 of 79 Hotels in Fira
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“An amazing hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2012

From the minute I emailed the hotel for a reservation and got a response from Vivi, their wonderful manager, I knew this was a very special place. What a delight from the moment we were greeted at the airport, to check in where rose water with sugar awaited you, to the wonderful rooms we stayed in and the amazing rooms from the caldera.Not only the front desk staff of Dimitris, Giannis and Ioakeim but also the restaurant staff were so accommodating. They literally could not do enough for you. I cannot wait to return!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank MariaV10128
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Covington, Louisiana
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2012

In short, staying here was arguably the best thing we did in Greece. We were greeted at the airport with a sign and a driver to take us to the hotel. When we arrived at the hotel, the staff greeted us and offered to tell us about the island during check-in. We actually ended up doing everything that the staff recommended (dinner at the hotel, a catamaran boat tour of the island, and walking the 7 mile train from Fira to Oia). I should mention at this point that Top-Chef Season 2 contestant Marisa Churchill was on-site to made additions to the summer seasonal menu. We got the chance to meet her and talk about the local food and her time on Top Chef. Not a bad way to start the vacation!
While we waited for our room, we were served a bottle of chilled wine on the pool deck. The pool is very small but quite refreshing. It was originally used to process grapes for making wine.
The room was quaint and traditional (Levantes Suite). It came with 2 A/C units that were very powerful. The small patio had a great view of the Caldera. We took breakfast (included in the price) on the patio twice. Another night we had dinner by the pool area. The tomato keftetes (or tomato balls) were the best we had anywhere in Greece. I got the lamb dish and my husband the fish. Both were excellent. For dessert we had the chocolate soufflé/lava cake served with homemade ice-cream. It was simply fabulous. We paired this with a homemade Vinsanto dessert wine.
Another night, the staff made transportation and dinner reservations for us. When it was time to leave, the hotel arranged transportation for us to the airport. We were so sad to leave.
In short, this hotel is well work the money. It is conveniently located a brief 5-6 minute walk away from the bustling shops and night life of Fira. The view is amazing and you’re just far enough away from the shops to make this a quiet, romantic hotel. The staff was genuinely warm and welcoming and full of helpful tips about things to do around the island. Thanks to the men and women of Aiglaios Hotel, we had an amazing time in Santorini.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Sara L
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Carlsbad, California
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

We stayed in the Voreas suite of this amazing hotel. What made it amazing. Was it the view that caused you to catch your breath everytime you saw it from a different vantage point? Was it eating breakfast with the family on the Veranda while the cool winds of Santorini touched our senses? Was it the spacious lodging of the Voreas suite that allowed our family to stretch out and feel at home? Nope, what made this hotel amazing was the staff. Each and every person went "above and beyond" to ensure that our stay was a satisfying one. From the housecleaning staff to the hotel manager, everyone was incredibly helpful and genuinely interested in ensuring that we had smiles on our faces during our time on Santorini. The office manager, Vivi Tsota, was especially helpful and always energetic.

Our family would definately return to this gem of a hotel as would my wife and I for a more couple oriented trip.

Room Tip: Each room of this small hotel is different. The Voreas suite has a front veranda with an amazing an...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Elshovima
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Exeter, Devon
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012

With an excellent location and staff who are always willing to help this was an exceptional trip. The Hotel is on the edge of the Caldera and the views of the sunset were wonderful specially with a meal served on the private balcony. Indeed all meals could be served on the balcony and the service was always delivered with a smile and could not be faulted at all.
This is a small friendly eatablishment and the small pool is loocated by the bar and the seating which may be the reason we did not actuially see anyone using it. Similarly there are so many eating establishments nearby that we tended to use those often and the restaurant was quiet most evenings whuich was a pity
The sound of the donkeys passing the Hotel each morning on their way to the harbour was a nice experience and we shall not forget this place in a hurry and would certainly return
The Kaikias room was so cool and there was always a breeze so we did not have to use the air conditioning at all which was a nice surprise

Room Tip: We would suggest having a room towards the top of the Hotel with a private balcony but they are all...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank DaveCory
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

Aigialos Hotel is at a previlage spot in Fyra, not too many steps to reach it and with a fantastic view of the caldera. The sunset can be enjoyed everyday from the hotels yard, just amazing! The people that works in Aigialos are all more than helpful, always smiling and willing to fulfill every single wish you might have. The food is excellent, fresh and home made, very important thease days. In one word, Aigialos is more than perfect! Thank you all for making our staying in this special island even more special!
Voula, Froso, Despo (Cyprus)

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank despo k
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Additional Information about Aigialos Hotel

Property: Aigialos Hotel
Address: Ypapantis street, Fira 847 00, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Fira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Fira
#13 Romantic Hotel in Fira
#20 Luxury Hotel in Fira
Price range (per night): ₹ 23,463 - ₹ 44,716
Hotel Class:5 star — Aigialos Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Aigialos Collection consists of sixteen, renovated neoclassical houses that were originally the fine homes of the island's noble captain families. The architecture and design of the houses bring to life the traditional way of life of the island's nobility. Restored to perfection by master masons using local volcanic stone and coloured lime plaster, the houses are linked by cobbled walkways. Situated on the rim of the caldera, sheer cliffs that rise from the sea, the hotel overlooks the island's famed volcano. ... more   less 
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Aigialos Hotel Santorini/Fira

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