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The staff with which I interacted (Mrs. Sophia and the cleaning staff) were incredibly helpful and hospitable; they were clearly committed to helping us enjoy our stay. The rooms and hotel itself were very charming and well-decorated. Some of the highlights included: breakfast and snack foods stocked daily in your room's refrigerator, personal patio/ outside space, close proximity (walking distance of perhaps 10-15 minutes) of all that Oia has to offer, and only a 5-10 minute walk to a bus stop or a car rental shop. We could have opted to stay in one of the fancier resorts or hotel on Santorini, but we enjoyed the personal touches we got at Heliophos. Tucked away in a tiny village outside of the "main drag" and staffed by warm and helpful hosts who genuinely were interested in helping us make the most of our time in Santorini, I feel like we made a great choice. The bed wasn't very comfortable. There was also not a lot of space for clothing or storage. These issues were outweighed by the positives, however, and were not a deal breaker for me. I still enjoyed my stay here and would recommend it.
Not really much things I like about this hotel. It is really hard to find, and the host does not speak english very well, we called her 3-4 times, but she cannot clarify that how we could find this hotel ! we have stayed the hotel for 4 nights, nobody has cleaned the room for us, even once! The hotels on the cliff with the sea view cost about 80-100/night, so this 50/night does not worth the money we paid.
Sophia the owner - operator was so warm, welcoming, friendly and very helpful. Heliophos is a charming series of rooms and apartments terraced down the hill. The rooms are compact but there are a many outdoor terraces with wonderful views. Breakfast is served on one of the terraces. The decor is charming and individual. Excellent value. Sophia phoned for our rental car and thanks to her we got it cheaper and a better car, and she correctly told us this was the cheapest way to get to the ferry terminal too. Like all places on Santorini it is a little difficult to find. They do not appear to have addresses - you just ask the friendly locals who were all very helpful.
The hotel is in a quiet location in a traditional village yet only 15 mins walk from Oia town, the owner Sophia makes you very welcome and there are lots of design/antique/boutique touches
The staffs were friendly and helpful. A room was very big and nice, but no toiletries like shampoo, shower gel. But when we asked for it, Sofia did find one for us. Kitchen utensils were provided.10 mins walk to Oia. Reasonable price even though the view was not as beautiful as Oia. Will definitely stay again.
Very nice hotel, very nice staff. Rooms are big, beautiful and comfort. The town finikia is also beautiful, a very nice traditional greece town.
beautiful,sea sight yes
View from the hotel is fantastic Far from Fira, about 20 minutes walk! Easily solved when rented a bike.
First would have to be the fantastic view. The staff and service was terrific and it would have to be one of the best places to go to in this big world of ours. Absolutely loved it !!!!
The view of the sea is excellent, so is the staff! Really doesn't get any better in my opinion. Greece is very beautiful in general, but is not a cheap trip! Local's complain about the Euro and it's impact on travel & their cost of living.
We had a great stay at the Lilium. The staff was very nice and helpful, the room was clean, the views were amazing, its location is a bit far from the town, but not too bad. Breakfast was good also. All in all a fantastic stay there. The bathroom had a dampy smell.
the wiev, the breakfast, the pool area, The too long distance to the city
A lovely comfortable hotel with fantastic views,the breakfast and dining area was very pleasant, again with wonderful views the food and service was good The hotel is situated a little to far from the town for us to walk and even though the hotel offers free transport it is limited
Very nice staff any beautifull view Beds were to hard on my old back :o)
Magnificent view to the caldera, comfortable spacious room (suite 303), nice pool and surrounding area. Friendly staff. It's quite a distance to reach Fira! There is, however, spacious parking space. The bathroom was too small and rather uncomfortable.
The view was spectacular! The entire hotel staff was wonderful! We will stay there everytime we visit Santorini and recommend it to anyone visiting the island. No
Very reminiscent of Mamma Mia. The style is exactly what you'd expect of Santorini. The staff are very nice and helpful. I only had a dinner and breakfast so I'll reserve my comments on the food because I may not have experienced all the hotel has to offer. The room was so nice. My only complaint is not with the hotel but with some obnoxious travelers that seemed to enjoy themselves a little too loudly. The food but I didn't have much of it to know what might ve been better.
The view from the hotel is amazing! The location of the hotel, close to Fira but not in Fira is ideal for those seeking a peaceful vacation. The free hotel shuttle bus to Fira is also a plus. Fantastic breakfast buffet. The bed was unusually hard and very uncomfortable. The A/C needed to be replaced. The bathroom needs to be updated.
The view is amazing. The restaurant is great, and the staff were wonderful. Bed was a little uncomfortable, and there was nothing within walking distance.
The location was good, the room was clean and adequate in size. The hotel is in 2 parts (not mentioned on web site). The part we stayed on did not have access to the 3 pools and restaurants unless we crossed a busy main road so we felt isolated. Not enough loungers for all the guests, especially annoying when they are empty but just draped in towels and the staff tell you there is nothing they can do! Also hotel has countless steps to pools and no lift!
Views and food were great. Staff was not friendly or helpful, and the rooms were not that clean.
Location and scenery The pool water is far to cold for a resort; Do the staff not ask why there are a dozen people around a pool on a warm day and nobody is swimming?
Gorgeous views, stunning hotel.. the staff were not very friendly, food was terrible and i love greek food but there cuisine was very western without the knowledge so very disappointed with the overall service off the staff and food!
The rooms, views, facilities were fabulous.A lovely location and hotel perfect for honeymooners... Would highly recommend to friends and family..perfect location away from the crowds and just a short distance from Fira. No
outstanding view, atmosphere the staff behaviour
The view, location and buffet breakfast
Fabulous 2 bedroom villa perched high up on edge of cliff. Magnificent view. Private pool and terrace where breakfast is served. Great personalized service. Nothing
Loved the view, location Bathroom needed ventilation/exhaust fan
San Antonio offers genuine, unpretentious luxury, high quality services and tactful/amicable/ welcoming environment from all its staff. The unique combination of the "private" view with this high quality service offering makes the staying in San Antonio a special, private and worthwhile experience. Even though San Antonio was only working for 2 months when we visited and there are very minor practical things that could be further improved, I do not think that any of these things would change my view of the hotel, therefore are not worthwhile to be mentioned.
Stunning hotel. The most incredible view, incredible breakfasts, beautiful rooms and highly professional and courteous staff. Liked everything
The view, could not get tired of that view, breathtaking! Also liked the infiniti pool, gourmet dining, the peaceful isolation and the uncrowdedness of this unique and wonderful establishment. And I can not fail to mention the exceptional service of the staff up and down the line, especially George Zygouris of the dining staff. everything was exceptional except for one thing , the room had an open floor plan inclusive of the bathroom facilities and as such there was no privacy when one would needed most.
Tranquility, the beautiful set up of the hotel, very nice room and the incredible pool!
Quiet and beautiful environment situated on the caldera cliffside. Helpful and friendly staff. While essentially isolated from the main towns, it was also relatively convenient to travel to Oia and Fira with a bus stop in front of the premises. Since the hotel is not very close to any shops or restaurants, you will have to either eat and drink at the hotel, or, take the bus/taxi for 10+ minutes to any nearby town for food and necessities. A simple trade-off if you know what you want.
Fantastic level of service. The private location. The stunning view. The wonderful food. And the wonderfully relaxing atmosphere, a true sancturary.
Must be the nicest accomodation on Santorini. Altho slighly remote, which adds to its magic, good walking trail to towns. Staff very friendly & helpful, ideal amenities, very clean, great pool and had own spa with magnificent view. nothing
Amazing luxury hotel, perfect location secluded yet very close to touristic villages, breathtaking uninterrupted view to the caldera, great infinity pool, well equiped cave rooms with all the modern facilities, perfect for honeymooners... The hotel just opened in April 2009 even though the service was great some things need to have minor improvements... like over humidity in the room...
The views from this location are beautiful of the caldera & peaceful. The staff is courteous & look pleasant with minimal makeup. The breakfast is good especially the choice of healthy nuts. The spa steam room is great. The jacuzzi is not very comfortable & needs more jets. The Nuxe shampoo wasn't very hair smoothing. Their regular prices are too pricey in peak season.
Small but quite clearn and has everything you need inside None
Everything! I absolutely recommend this place to anyone. We have been travelling Europe for 2 months now and have stayed at everything from a below 1 star hostel to a five star hotel and Villa Rose beats them all! Maria goes above and beyond to make your experience the best one possible. None. If your choosing between here and somewhere else in Santorini - choose villa rose!
Maria, out host, is the best host we've had. It's just a 5 minute walk from most things in Fira.
Best place we have stayed in Europe! Maria the host was fantastic, made us feel very welcome and went above and beyond as a host. The rooms are fairly spacious, very clean and comfortable. Highly recommended, great value for money. Thank you Maria for making our stay so enjoyable.
The service from Maria & Nikolos keeps you blindfolded! They are amazing! Catching sleep for just a couple of hours a day to keep receiving the guests and bidding them a farewell from the air/sea ports as a voluntary service, they attend to every call with the same care! Mr Nikolos, one of the owners, defends, "every 10 euros earned should make a way partly back to the well being of the hotel and their guests" and adds that he enjoys it. This is apparent if you encounter the hosts yourself. The rooms are kept 'spotlessly' clean, a few edibles replenished each day and every call attended to, patiently. I would rate a 9 on 10! This is not something I didn't like - I only don't want the guests to choose this property with expectations and later get dejected due to this reason: the property isnt located on a sea-facing edge of the island. And if it did, I am afraid if I could ever afford to stay at this place! And am happy it's so reachable to many like me! It's neverthless quite centrally located yet secluded from the tourist buzz. If you arrive here at night, please wait till the next day break before you give up!
This was a great small hotel, just outside of Fira (less than 5 minute walk). Location turned out to be great because it was really easy to get in and out of, quiet, easy parking (get an ATV!), but super easy walk into Fira. It was also really easy to get to other locations around the island vs. some of the 'in-town' hotels. It also has a beautiful view of the Caldera and sunset. The staff was amazingly helpful with everything, including helping us coordinate with lost baggage and directing us to good places to get clothes in the interim. The pool was very nice to relax and staff was quick with towels and drinks. The only downside is that the shower was a little small and the Wifi was could be a little slow at times. The hotel does not have the same type of view as the hotels on the cliffs in Fira or Oia, but for the price, ease of access and other positives; it is well worth the value and very relaxing.
Extremely beautiful scenery! The staffs were very friendly and kind. Nothing.
Excellent service provided by very friendly and highly trained staff. Great rooms and truly fantactic views!
Peace and quiet. The view and location. Furniture and fixtures especially the shower and bathroom were antiquated
The room was huge and clean. The bed was very comfy! Bathroom was very nice! Breakfast was delicious! Overall a great value fior Santorini Island. The view was advertised as better view than it was. But the hotels with the best views are incredibly more expensive so we were happy with the overall nice staff, beautiful room and delicious breakfast.
Only the location Staff Cleanliness Wi-Fi Shower Service Swimming pool
Close walk to Fira Lovely place Loved our room They need to buy more hair dryers :)
Spectacular views, and most of the staff is extremely friendly and goes above and beyond. I think our stay would have been A+ if we didn't experience a hiccup part of the way through, which wasn't handled ideally. Not the end of the world but did put a damper on the idealic experience. If you're a super easy going traveler and nothing will phase you, this will be a fairy tale stay for you. If you like things a certain way or have a high bar, perhaps consider a different spot. But don't worry too much, in Santorini you can't really go wrong! :D
We enjoyed the location , and the pool great views also . unfortunatley the air conditioning did not work well at all and the bathrooms were very out of date , the linen was old and needed an update , the breakfast was very very basic
Staff, location and room.
This is a beautiful cliff side hotel. Once you actually get there, it's amazing. Trying to navigate there is literally impossible, although google maps will insist you can drive onto the pedestrian walk way to get there. We drove around for quite some time, then called the hotel. They were nice, but basically just told us to park and ask someone (I didn't appreciate that part of it!). It is a relatively short walk once you park (pretty much anywhere in Fira is a short walk)
This hotel was very clean and comfortable, with a beautiful view of the caldera. Staff was very accomodating, with an early check in. Pool area was clean and very nice. Overall very happy with this hotel.
The view was amazing (in our room, at the pool, everywhere!) we spent 2 full days at the pool, it was so relaxing and the pool bar girl made the best mojitos! It was quiet at our hotel, meanwhile if you wanted anything, it is a few minute walk to Fira town where you can get food, ice cream,coffee, etc. we wished there was wifi in the rooms
Perfect combination of adventure and relaxation... very impressed and pleased.
Great location! So close to everything..Our view was fantastic! and Paul was very friendly and helpful. It was great to have a pool right there that we could relax beside. Had the most amazing time and would not hesitate to stay there again.
everything is perfect it is a little far from the bus station, but it is not far from the fira city center
The Villas were family run and for the money we paid I thought it was excellent value. I little way out of main town but within walking distance of about 10 minutes. If you have a moped or quad bike its with 3 minutes Not the hotel only real bug bear was the building site that was going on next door. No mention of this on your site or from the villa owner. Still it was good value for money as the owners made us most welcome.
the room is so so so beautiful and the host is quite kind person. the hotel is located in a very quiet place but just 15 minutes walk to Fira city center. it will be so wonderful to live in this hotel.
The staff and owners were very helpful and did all they could to ensure our stay was pl;easant
Friendliness of the hotel staff, and cleaness. Nice breakfast
The owner who was very helpful and pleasant. The location was peaceful but convenient and close to the caldera. The room was spotless and well appointed.
great service, friendly people, felt at home
5 minutes far from centre of Fira,nice decoration!staff was very friendly and helpfull!
lovely place to stay Not easy to find the villas in the frist time
people are very friendly
Almost everyone on the Hotel staff is very friendly and kind. The breakfast is good and the pool is excelent. The Hotel location, although not on the beach, is very central, and that allows one to reach every beach of the island in about 20 minutes by car. The breakfast is good, but could be improved considering the price one pays to stay there.
The staff were very good,the food was wonderfull and we thought very good value,our room was great and the location excellent.
The staff made our trip memorable. They were all excellent.
The food was excellent, it was on par with a five star hotel. The swimming pool is beautiful, very big and clean. I would not rate this hotel five star. The rooms are basic and the staff aren't very helpful (even though they do try to be but don't know how to be). Seems to me that it is considered to be a hotel only for tourists so they tend to get away with a lot.
The facility is beautiful Service was good. Hotel was quiet, pool was like out of a magazine. We would come back to this hotel. Would be nice to be able to have coffee earlier than 7:00a.m.
Champagne buffet breakfast, the free transfers from port and airport, the hotel swimming pool and proximity to the town of Fira (walking distance). The rooms are not well maintained for a 5* hotel and half of the rooms with 'volcano views' are actually facing the main road. Those rooms facing the other side may be better but they have a narrow staircase, without a bannister, leading up to the gallery/bedroom which was not practical. The biggest disappontment was the number of iunexplainable flys in the rooms. We changed rooms 3 times but just could not get away from them - not something one would expect to find in this level of hotel.
Everything was great. The room had an excelent view and we it felted like home.The pool was great and the staff was very nice.The organization and the display of the hotel was excelent, perfect for a nice and relaxation vacacions. Needs more variety on breakfast
everything, esp wi fi in the room. nice. helpful, friendly staff, short walk from town center and bust stop for tours. it was good overall. the fact that there are no screens and if you dare open windows or doors for fresh air you will have a room full of flies because of the intense heat. but the air conditioner works just fine.
People were very friendly and the place was nice The breakfast could have been better
We booked this hotel just a day before we were arriving. It was good deal and dx-room we got. There were swiming pool just in front of the room. very good location near the ocean. We were there in October(off season), so if it was in summer (peak season) that would be great fun. Room has everything. even the kitchen with all(dishes, cutlery, pan etc...). A shower room a bit smelled. The hotel was great except that.
Friendliness, personalized service, free pick-up transfer from airport
So clean, very pretty property, staff were funny, friendly and helpful. Location is brilliant for beach and sight seeing. I liked everything.
It was so pretty and quaint, very friendly staff, nice pool, and walking distance to the famous black beach. Also, good quality for the price. The bed was really hard.
Very personal service we received. Convience to the beach, clubs and restaurants. A/C did not work in our room.
Very hospitable staff! Amazing Renata on the Reception :) Beautiful hotel, comfortable rooms, good location, 15 minutes to Athens Port, and local buses go every 15-20 min to Fira. We liked everything
is very near of the beach in a quiet area of the island. economically priced room is horrible, everything is very old, furniture, linens, towels, pillows are not comfortable.
The staff was not coordinated, We had an e-mail saying the airport transfer was free and when we got there they wanted to charge us, and we had to insist to get the service as it was announced on an e-mail we received from them.
The hotel staff were extremely nice. I was travelling on my own. They provided a free shuttle to and from the airport. Always on hand to help. I had a large sized room that was very clean with good facilities.
Everthing is perfect, exclusive location, very nice hotel personnel, brilliant breakfast view to the ocean. We were sorry that we could not spend more time in the swimming pool in front of the hotel.
Everything was absolutely perfect - the room, the gorgeous view, breakfast, the pool, the quiet location. Nothing was too much trouble and nothing was too much trouble. It is in a really peaceful and tranquil spot and idling away the hours lying in a hammock with a fantastic view of the Caldera was really special.
Fantastic views and sunset and well suited to us being away from the busy tourist areas. Own transport is required ideally due to location which was quickly organised buy Koula for us. We had a car in 10 minutes delivered to our door step! - Loved it and had a great time. We expected the apartment to be self contained. No cooking facilities at all - but overall this did not effect our time in this lovely place. Breakfast could be a bit more varied - but this was typical of most places we stayed at (how much bread and boiled eggs can u eat?)
Wonderful location high on edge of volcano, gorgeous view, very spacious and super clean accommodation with very nice and thoughtful details...owners are super reliable and helpful, made us feel right at home...the best family run accommodation I've stayed at. Car rental is recommended as it is located in a more quiet location; however, Santorini is a place you want to rent a car in order to get around anyhow. None I can think of, great value, especially for Santorini!
We loved the tranquil setting, the spacious rooms, and the amazing view. The jacuzzi is beautiful and so romantic to watch the sun set from it. The staff were kind also. Only the weather!! It is about 15 minutes walk to the nearest shop (uphill) which is fine, as the walk and view is beautiful but it is a little further out than we expected. However you would not get such spacious and quiet accommodation otherwise so it was a small price to pay. We arrived early (flight overnight) but there were no facilities nor opportunities to even get a drink of water. We walked and walked but everywhere was closed at that time in the morning. We would get a day flight next time.
Amazing view ! Newer building. Excellent service by Koula , the owner. Comfortable room ! Good breakfast, served with a nice smile. Lots of parking. I highly recommend this great place if you go to Santorini. Located between Fira and Oia , so it make it ideal to visit the island. You can even walk to both cities by using the trail that is located right in front of the hotel.
I liked the kind welcome, availability and welcome of the owner. Nice and well kept swimming pool and nice view. Good breakfast. Very good value for money. You need to rent a car to stay in this hotel, taxis will not take you to Thira from here, as it is a too short ride. And buses risk to be full. The room is simple but nice, but the bathroom shower is open and water goes everywhere when you use it since a curtain is missing.
The rooms where fantastically decorated, spacies, new and where cleaned every day - you couldn't ask for anything more in the room. The view was fantastic the sunset was directly in front of the hotel so you had the most amazing view over the water and of the sunset - breakfast was also served over looking the water. The hotel is as beautiful as the pictures on the website - they are not exagerate (as you can get sometimes) at all! Really beautiful place. There isn't constant reception put the owners live on site and tell you that you can knock on their door anytime you need anything which is lovely but at 11pm when you realize you dont' have a sheet (although we did knock) it was very awkard. In addition, the owners have children who are very cute and very polite but they swim in the pool and make all the noises children make so if you don't like this then be warned.
It was in a lovely setting looking out over the caldera and also a perfect spot to watch the famous Santorini sunset. It was an apartment not just a hotel. Quite a way from everything, I didn't realise quite how far. But quiet and peaceful also.
The view from my hotel room was fantastic. All the accommodations and amenities were fabulous and the staff was excellent. It was absolutely the highlight of my trip to Greece.
the room is so nice with pool in front and view. The qwner also very kind and take care us so special.
The staff at Ira were kind and helpful in every way. They provided transfers, restaurant recommendations, general advice and a cheerful presence at all times.
Fantastic location on edge of the caldera, friendly hosts, easy walk into Fira.
The beautiful view over the caldera was absolutely incredible. The staff were all very helpful and just generally wonderful!
The best is the view, and there is a nice very good and cheap restaurant near by The Hotel access is difficult and there is no signs
Wonderful view from room, breakfast on the terrace, room itself, perfect situated hotel (location), Nothing!! Everything just perfect! Pitty that it became very windy, so we couldn't use the terrace anymore. Beautiful anyway.
Very nice and warm welcome from Sofia and her crew, very nice rooms, nice badroom, large bed, superbe view on the Caldera. Very good breakfast on your private terrace. Sofia is really caring for her guests! Excellent new discovery! Continue like that! Nothing!
The design is amazing, the rooms and the private balnonies are huge and very comfortable. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Breakfast excellent. View beautiful. It was advertised the room as an caldera view. Its not. its is facing to the island in front of, but i didnt mind finally because its nicer than the caldera.
Amazing View, the hotel is fantastic and the staff was great!
Beautiful setting and facilities. Wonderful and attentive staff. Difficulty in locating and unattractive approach.
Having breakfast served every morning on the balcony was amazing and looking out at the magnificent view.
In addition to the breathtaking views and luxury suites, Sofia and her staff were some of the most amazing people I've ever had the pleasure of staying with. We stayed here for the first leg of our trip to Santorini (3 nights) and were blown away by the hotel's beauty, serenity and hospitality. For us, staying in Imerovigli was perfect, as it was in between Fira and Oia -- so we could get to either easily -- but was less busy and chaotic, which provided for a peaceful and romantic stay. If we ever make the trip back to Santorini, we'll definitely be staying at Absolute Bliss.
Absolutely fabulous. The room is amazing the view is incredible. warm hospitality by the staff. Sofia was really helpful and courteous. Absolutely recomend this hotel as one of the best in Santorini !
every thing is good.
Sofia was the most perfect host. We were more blown away than we could have even imagined by the hotel. As the name alludes an absolutely blissful experience. It was the very end of the season so the weather was chilly- but could fault the service not!