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“Great value for money” 5 of 5 stars
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Porto Carra Hotel
Thira, Fira 84700, Greece   |  
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Ranked #37 of 76 hotels in Fira
Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2007

This must be one of the best value for money hotels in Thira!! The views were unbeatable and that for less than 100 Euros including breakfast. Our room was very spacious and clean. Even though the owners speak very little English, they were very helpful and friendly. We are going back there this year!

Stayed June 2006
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2005

We stayed at the Porto Carra after asking the locals for an economical option on the caldera rim - 40 Euros in June for the amazing view I have ever seen. My wife and I were blown away - we were surrounded by hotels where people were paying nearly 9 times what we paid for the same view.
Admittedly, rooms were basic, but clean. Also, the hotel has a great bar where you can enjoy a cocktail right on the rim of the caldera.
Unbeatable value for money

  • Stayed June 2002
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2004

My wife and I stayed at Porto Carra in June, 2004, and absolutely loved it. We had heard stories about how expensive it was to stay on the Caldera, but everyone said there's no point going to Santorini if you are going to stay anywhere but the Caldera. People - it is definitely worth the extra dollars!

Porto Carra has really friendly staff (ahem, though the cleaning lady can be a bit short!), and a lovely wine bar - perfect for a cocktail while watching those magnificent sunsets, or for a coffee and a romantic nightcap.

Located just near the steps - the "donkey trail" - down to the bay, you can sit and watch the donkeys going up and down all day, bringing the tourists in from the cruise ships.

The rooms were clean and comfortable, although like many Greek island hotels, there is a little bit of mildew and damp around the place. We had no complaints about the bed. Towels were a bit on the thin and coarse side, but changed daily. Each room has a large terrace that is shared with the room next door, and is equipped with tables, chairs, umbrellas and greenery.

And when the afternoon comes, grab a bottle of local wine from one of the bottle shops nearby, and settle in for that sunset.

Stay at Porto Carra. Marvel at the view. Then pinch yourself. You only paid 60 Euros.

  • Stayed June 2004
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Porto Carra Hotel

Address: Thira, Fira 84700, Greece
Location: Greece > Cyclades > Santorini > Fira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#30 Romantic Hotel in Fira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the hotel Porto Carra, the panoramic view of the volcano and the famous magnificent sunset of Santorini directly from your room. Our complex consists of 10 double and 3 triple rooms with verandas overlooking Aegean Sea. It is located at Fira center, the capital of Santorini a short walk from the shopping area, restaurants, cafes and bars. All rooms equipped with bathroom, TV, air-condition. ... more   less 
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Porto Carra Hotel Santorini/Fira

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