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“Most Beautiful Hotel Ever!”
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Porto Fira Suites
Ranked #8 of 79 Hotels in Fira
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Sunnyvale, California
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“Most Beautiful Hotel Ever!”
Reviewed 9 May 2012

This is my top pick of any hotel ever! The staff was wonderful, breakfast was great and the rooms with caldera views - spectacular! Every restaurant and tourist idea I was given by Louisa was perfect. Special thanks to Hercules (Lucas) for carrying our heavy luggage. I can't recommend this place enough!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

We stayed at the Porto Fira suites for 3 nights and 4 days in Nov of 2010. The hotel was one of the highlights of our vacation in Santorini. Demetria was extremely helpful and upgraded us to a suite which was absolutely perfect. We had the best views of the Volcano as well as the caldera from our very spacious balcony. The little window from our cave bedroom also provided breathtaking views and we spent countless hours staring outside. The suite was clean and had all the amenities despite being a cave. The hotel is at a very peaceful location and we still talk about our breakfasts on the rooftop terrace. The main street with the reatsurants, bars and car rentals is just a 5-10 minute walk uphill.
I highly recommend this hotel for its location, staff and amenities to anyone looking for a relaxing break without breaking the bank.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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New Haven, Connecticut
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed this place. The room was nice with two windows and a doorway that looked out onto our balcony and the spectacular view of the water, other islands, cruise ships and the sunsets! The staff were friendly & helpful. The breakfast was great. Everything was super, but the balcony was HEAVEN!
I would happily visit again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

I stayed in Porto Fira suites for 3 nights during December. We had a deluxe suite sleeping up to 4 people. It was very roomy and very individually styled, keeping with the white and greens of the cave look. It was cold during the winter - especially as the floor was concrete and had no carpeting, but the slippers supplied and few rugs scattered around the suite was substantial enough to keep warm - in addition to the 3 heaters. So the cold was not a problem.

Alex, who was the head of staff at the suites, was very informative and helpful. He even gave his contact number to all guests in case they ever got lost, or had a problem. He was very friendly, recommended restaurants and definitely helped top off our stay.

The view from the suites is amazing. One thing to note is the number of stairs. Obviously if you have been researching Santorini, you would by now figure that the majority of the island is stairs. I have seen many people complain about the stairs, but it's just an aspect that you have to get used to and accept. It was good daily exercise but you must know that you will be doing hundreds of stairs daily. Our suite was at the bottom, so to get to the breakfast room at the top, you were doing about 100 stairs. So if you don't like stairs, than you may want to rethink your choices.

The suites arranged transfers from the airport, so someone was waiting to pick us up then show us how to get from the road to the suites - as it is quite maze like with little alley ways. Someone will even carry your bags down and back up, as doing it yourself down hundreds of stairs would be a nightmare. This guy received a good tip as he thoroughly deserved it.

The only negative that I can think of is that the beds were slightly hard to sleep on. This is due to the fact that with the styling of the caves, the mattresses are placed on rock, not bed frames. So I think this is the reason why they felt a bit firmer. Don't worry, they weren't uncomfortable, I still slept fine, but it was firmer than expected. We suggested to Alex that perhaps adding a pillow top over the mattress may help. He seemed happy to take on that suggestion. I highly recommend Porto Fira to anyone who is looking to stay at Santorini (except perhaps the eldery and people with small children/prams, due to the number of steps). It is worth every cent.

Room Tip: If you don't like the number of stairs perhaps ask for one nearer the top.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 December 2011

We stayed the weekend before Christmas and it was peaceful and quiet. We managed to go to Santorini without our son (11 months old!) and it was like a honeymoon!

The place is great with minimal decoration so you can focus on the great view of the volcano. Alex (head of staff) was very helpful (especially with the hundrends of steps) and make us feel like home!

We can't wait for our next visit!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Porto Fira Suites

Property: Porto Fira Suites
Address: Caldera Cliffs, Fira, Fira 847 00, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Fira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Fira
#13 Family Hotel in Fira
#26 Romantic Hotel in Fira
Price range (per night): ₹ 11,184 - ₹ 47,708
Hotel Class:4 star — Porto Fira Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on a privileged location, on Fira's Caldera cliffs, with magnificent views of the volcano, the deep blue of the sea and the most famous sunset from your private balcony. A stylish property newly renovated consisting of 13 suites with a Cycladic style using local materials, stone-built suites with organic forms and smooth curves blended nicely with whitewashed walls combines simplicity with luxury. This combination plus the unique décor make the atmosphere really relaxing. From our Superior Deluxe Suite's Jacuzzi to the private balcony of our Petite Suite cave room, combine the simplicity with the luxury. ... more   less 
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