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While the rooms, facilities and general atmosphere at Tamarix del Mar were all quite lovely, the real stand out was the service. Georgia, Demi, George and their staff all went out of their way to make our stay as amazing as possible. My wife and I stayed here on the second leg of our Santorini trip and had just come from staying a few nights at the Absolute Bliss Hotel in Imerovigli (on the other side of the island). Unbeknownst to us, both hotels had the same owner, and we could really tell from the quality of the service. As we mentioned in our review of Absolute Bliss, the service there was utterly outstanding, and the service at Tamarix lived up to the high expectations created by its sister hotel. So if you're staying in Kamari, we would definitely recommend staying at Tamarix -- the service alone makes it well worth it.
We got a free room upgrade for our honeymoon. The private jaguzzi outside room need to be pressed continuously, not good to use. Room is big and space but price is expensive. Breakfirst is ok.
Friendly staff to whom no request was a problem. Relaxing atmosphere. Comfortable, stylish suite. Well kept and beautiful pool area with comfortable loungers. Good and varied breakfast buffet. Reasonably priced bar snacks. Lovely place to stay. Not like is too strong but the description 'fully equipped kitchenette' is typically Greek and not very accurate i.e. shortage of cutlery and no cooking or bread knife. Not a problem as we didn't cook!
Friendliness of the staff
The Tamarix is a little piece of heaven. The staff is friendly and always ready to help and at the same time can be like a freind that you have known. The honeymoon suite was ideal for romance and the room was very comfortable. Unfortunately, the wonderful tub\shower\jacuzzi floaded the bathroom everytime we showered. We just adjusted by not having anything on the floor as the water drained away quickly, all in all it was a minor problem that if they fixed would make this hotel perfect perfect perfect.
everything about this hotel was first class no
Both the hotel and staff were first class the shower in the bathroom did not work property and water leaked on the floor
Friendly staff and quite, relaxing hotel. Very comfortable rooms and pool. Good value for money.
The accommodation was very nice and exactly like the photos on the internet. Great location too. Plumbing in the hotel was not very good, in particular the drainage system.
Beach is close to hotel Hotel with 5 stars? Xa xa ! Good joke! 3 maby.
Excellent hotel, pleasent staff, good position, very good breakfast Old tv
The hotel is close to the beach, clean and a good price. The service was very poor. There was no one at the hotel for 20 minutes when we checked in, so we had to wait for the manager to return from a break. The manager was again gone in the morning when we wanted to check out. The hotel is also difficult to find, with no listed street address.
The staff were very helpfull, the room was clean and so close to everything.
Great stuff, from day one until we left. beautiful rooms, clean minimal Greek atmosphere. Will visit again for sure! a real 5 start hotel. None
We stayed there for over a week.It was wonderful, hotel staff especially the guy at reception is very friendly, helpful and polite. All the facilities written on web site were provided. Bathroom did not have shower curtain, but it was a major problem as it room and bathroom were cleaned everyday.Breakfast menu could have some more options.
I realy enjoy my stay in this hotel very close (1min walk) to the beach, resto,stores,market easy to go to fira and oia by bus and the bus stop is just beside the hotel. The pool was very nice and the room was clean and modern very nice choice to stay in santorini The breakfeast was always the same thing
Amazing location, great pool, clean and great value for money Handheld shower a little awkward
The best hotel I've been to in Greece so far, everything was perfect! Excellent location, very close to the beach, restaurants, supermaket and bus stop to Thira just around the corner. Spacious rooms with very comfortable beds, modern design, very nice bathroom. The owner & staff were very helpful. Buffet breakfast was delicious, especially thanks for Greek yoghurt with honey :-) Very nice garden & big swimming pool. Great value for money. I'd definitely recommend Hippocampus as the best Greek B&B I've been to.
hotel was very clean and comfortable with spacious rooms. staff were very friendly and helpful, missed toast at breakfast! breakfast was fine but an occasional change would have been nice.
Convenient location, small family style accomodations Room selection is key. I think rates should reflect an ocean-view vs non ocean view distinction
The hotel was in a fantastic location. Shops, convenient stores, bus stop, and the beach were all within walking distance. The hotel was very clean and quant with a family-like atmosphere. Overall, a great experience.
friendly staff and good value and beautiful gardens breakfast could have had some sweet bakery
Very good location. This is the best town to be in Santorini. Best price/location ratio. Nice night promenade. Close to every facility. Very nice owner. Smallest bathroom is not possible... too bad.
Well maintained, clean hotel, just one minute walk from the beach. Friendly, helpful staff. Very good value for the money, would recommend to everyone
A wonderful place -- the hotel is immaculate with a beautiful pool, a nice breakfast, and comfortable rooms. It is also just a half-a-block to the beach. The hotel staff was extremely courteous and helpful
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
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
the wiev, the breakfast, the pool area, The too long distance to the city
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.
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 !!!!
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.
View from the hotel is fantastic Far from Fira, about 20 minutes walk! Easily solved when rented a bike.
Very nice staff any beautifull view Beds were to hard on my old back :o)
beautiful,sea sight yes
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.
A supurb hotel with great staff and everything you could need.
Beautiful views of Kamari bay. The design of the hotel is unusual and attractive. When things went a bit wrong, they weren't dealt with very professionally.
The complimentatry bottle of wine, which was left in our room whilst we were at dinner. Though, we didn't end up drinking it. Rooms were a decent size, and we had good views of the beach. Breakfast was good, and there was a good variety. It was located at the top of the village, and an easy walk to the beach, bar and taverns. * Lack of wifi access in the rooms. * There was no soap in the bathrooms (though this may have been forgotten about...as it was off-season). *Some of the hotel facilities you have to pay extra for (such as the sauna). * The hotel doesn't offer airport/port pick-up.
New and spacious room. Nice view of the pool and beach. Lack of description of the hotel location makes it difficult to locate when we first arrived.
the building is quite new, like palace,i felt very comfortable and enjoy a bit hard for fashion shopping,cause out of the season shops are all closed
it was "home away from home".
The staff were excellent. The receptionist Cathrine is an asset to the hospitality business
friendliness of the barman at the pool to his guests, and the eficiency of the cleaning not much selection of food
Friendly staff and the cleanliness. The breakfast could be imporved to include fresh fruit / juices and just a better selection.
the hotel is amazing! its very new and the sea-view room has a wonderful view of the village and the sea. the location is not in the middle of the town but very nearby the beach. the room is very well decorated and the facilities are excellent. if the hotel can clealy indicate their names in english it woukld be great. i have some troubles in finding the hotel as the board in front of the hotel has the "Epavlis" written in greek letters.
Staff where extremely helpful and pleasant. The hotel is perfectly run and is very laid back. Beautiful setting. Breakfast was a little dissapointing. It was the same every day.
Didn't like the fact you couldn't have the balcony doors open and the airconditioning on at the same time which meant for a completely dark room!! ....The staff were not helpful at all when running late for a ferry to catch and fobbed us off in our frantic panic to get to the ferry in time with 45mins still up our sleave, but instead said sorry too late, catch another ferry in 3 days time.....wouldn't call a taxi and we ourselves found across the road, a transfer place to the port after 20minutes of mucking around with these people!
Great family-run hotel, located close enough to the beach without being over-run by other tourists, extremely clean and v helpful staff
Very helpful staff, very friendly, hotel very clean.
Great location, good pool, pretty gardens, nice family atmosphere, good breakfast and bar service, quiet at night.
This was the cleanest hotel we have ever stayed in! Staff were wonderful ands helpful and breakfast was lovely. All in all, very good and we would return Shwer was small and enclosed by curtain. Uncomfortable to use
the pool is great and a great escape from the heat the bathrooms were quite basic
The location is great. Very nice staff. Convenient to public transportation. The pool is great and so is the breakfast. I would have liked staying longer. I would highly recommend this hotel. The shower stall is quite small. If your a tall person, it will be cramped.
Great location, quiet but a quick walk to the beach. Staff was really friendly, helpful and informative. Breakfast was nice too.
The staff were very helpful. Our room had a balcony with a nice view of the hotel pool & mountain. It was 5 minutes walk to the beach & very close to restaurants & shops. Nice continental breakfast to be had on an outside patio.
Friendly waitressing staff. Very handy location - pebbled beach across the road. Lovely pool and bar area to relax around. The included breakfast in the price was adequate, Had a few meals, PIzza was very nice. Good special meals with a glass of free Beer or wine, Unfortunatley didnt get a balcony sea view. You need to request this when booking as there are only about 3 rooms with balconies,
Everything about the hotel was great, rooms spacious, cleaned daily and left with fresh towels. Air conditioning was included in the room rate (unlike most other Greek island hotels who charge for this). Staff (Adriana & Elena) were very pleasant and friendly and who couldn't do enough for our 2 small children (6 & 4), they always had a smile on their faces and often chopped up some fresh fruit for them to sit at the poolside bar out of the sun. The hotel is in a great location, so choice of lounging around the pool or 1 minute walk to the beach. Breakfast was included in our stay and had a good choice of hot and cold options that caters for most nationalities preferences. All in all a good hotel and would stay there again.
The good service and atmosphere. Very friendly personal. nothing
The staff was very friendly in a personal way. The room was clean and spacious. Breakfast had everything we wanted and much more.Very nice pool and atmosphere. Breakfast : the coffee was undrinkable so we ordered a capuccino every morning from the bar. Atmosphere : if you are looking for party and fun, choose another hotel. Here everything is quiet and relaxing in a loungy-kind-of-way.
Cannot fault it. Great service, would book again.
Ths staff was quite warm hearted, always smiling. The bath room was not equiped well enough. No shelf for towels. No bath tube and the water curtain is too small. Water always spills out to floor.
Perfect stay! Very friendly staff. Nice hotel. Clean - inside/outside. Poolarea is modern and cool, often accompanied with soft backgroundmusic. Beach is very close, 50m, with a lot of restaurants. They say beach is better further down but we found it to be so much more crowded that we prefered this side of the beach. The planes didn't disturbed us cause there are not too many arrivals/day. It sure added some excitement though. The bus to Thira is a 10 min walk. In Thira - dinner can be very expensive! The romantic Rest Estiatopio (on the way down to the harbour) charged 2 pers eur 4 for butter to the bread (!!!). You think the bread was included? Nope! Bread eur 2. Tomatosallad eur 18. Cactusdrink (no alcohol) eur 10 each. Fish - omg!!
Location, friendliness and efficiency of staff in arranging cars, buses, etc... Swimming pool water was too cold
The hotel was very nice generally. It was clean, very nice location and the staff was friendly and able to answer to any queries. Additionally, late check out was offered.
The room was lovely and it had a very nice balcony. The pools were great! Delicious breakfast. Not in walking distance to any restaurants or shops.
it had a good pool area the location is very bad. It was my first time in Santorini and i didnot realize the location would be so dull and boring. there were no restaurants closeby and the hotel was very isolated.far from any entertainment or civil life. it looked very depressing. there was only one person at the reception and noone to carry the luggage to our bedrooms. Thus i had to carry the heavy suitcase to the basement all by myself. during the booking i chose a room with a balcony but they moved us in the basement.I left the hotel next day.It was too depressing/isolated. According to the booking.com if i cancelled the hotel one day before arrival i would have to pay 50% of the total duration but the manager demanded i pay full.Finally he agreed.Horrible hote
The pools was very nice and close to the beach. The location of the hotel was far from center, so you either needed a scooter to move around or then the busses, which didn't go so frequently. There is wrong information about the hotels location, at www.booking.com it looks like it is directly in the center but it is in the halfway of the Santorini airport.
People were very friendly and the place was nice The breakfast could have been better
Friendliness, personalized service, free pick-up transfer from airport
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.
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.
Very personal service we received. Convience to the beach, clubs and restaurants. A/C did not work in our room.
So clean, very pretty property, staff were funny, friendly and helpful. Location is brilliant for beach and sight seeing. I liked everything.
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.
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 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.
Views and food were great. Staff was not friendly or helpful, and the rooms were not that clean.
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
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.
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?
outstanding view, atmosphere the staff behaviour
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 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!
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!
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
The view, location and buffet breakfast
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.
Loved the view, location Bathroom needed ventilation/exhaust fan
Staff was friendlky and helpful with my many questions. Free Internet access from my room and lobby. Nice breakfast. Family oriented w/ nice pool and 2 minute walk to an awesome black beach. Must Do. None
Swimming pool, large rooms well equipped, Too near to the airport (landings)
Very pleasantly surprised with the hotel. Had a wonderful time. The staff was excellent and very helpful. The room was large and comfortable with a balconey overlooking the pool. The breakfast was fantastic. The only negative was they dont keep tea coffe makers, like most hotels in Asia and europe.
nice pool and close to beaches, within walking distance to many places to eat, shop, and beach, can rent cars, etc across the street from hotel Electricity stopped along with water on May 18th (fro about 15 minutes). Internet was not free although we had our own laptop so not comparable with other hotels. Beds not comfortable as could feel coils/springs. Towels rather old, too
The staff was very friendly and helpful. Helped us with our plans and answered our queries very well. None, everything was pleasant.
We enjoyed lots about our stay. The room was a great size with a nice balcony looking over pool. The pool area was excellent and spotless. Staff were very helpful and happy and the location was great with transport to other areas of the island close by.
Swimming pools, near to the beach and airport
The facility was very well kept, everything clean. We stayed for 4 days, it would have been nice to have a little variety in the morning breakfast.
The pool was lovely and the hotel was located within a short walk to the beach and many restaurants. Rooms were well designed The bathrooms have not been updated recently
The owners were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble to make sure we enjoyed our holiday.i would definately use this hotel again it made our holiday. everything was great.
The location on the main street of Kamari is fantastic. Essential tourist services near by, such as car hire and tour operators, were great. The hotel pool was just right for a short stay (five nights in our case). The breakfast, included in our room rate, was more than satisfactory. Severino, the host, was first rate and very friendly.
Amazing pool, great location (not far from the beach) and well looked after by George and his amazingly friendly staff
Very helpful stuf Terrible shower
we were made to feel very welcome and felt very family friendly.
The hotel was close to the beach, restaurants and life i Kamari. The people working there are friendly. The hotel are not as nice as it looks in the pictures. The rooms need renovation, espesially the bathroom. The cleaning could the better. The hotel is located in a street it traffic.
Good location. There are plenty of restaurants and mini markets around, as well as bus stops. Nice swimming pool and breakfast. Very small room. Tiny old bathroom. Leaking toilet create water puddle on the bathroom floor that eventually becomes smelly and also makes loud dripping sound for 15 mins after flushing. The reception girl is the most bipolar person we've ever met.She'd be so bitchy one minute and cheerful the next.Staff were helpful but we didn't get the genuine friendliness.Would not stay again definitely.
The owners/staff were wonderful. They did everything possible to help make our Greece vacation perfect. The hotel location is across the street from the bus stop and an excellent Gyro stand. Also their pool is excellent.