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Ersi Villas
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Firostefani, Fira 84700, Greece   |  
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Ranked #16 of 42 Fira B&B and Inns
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Beautiful hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

This hotel is new, clean, well designed, with a beautiful view and close to the town of Fira. We loved our room (in June 2009 we paid 75 euros for a triple) and the pool was a huge plus. It included breakfast (however, not very filling - you will get a coffee, an orange juice and a piece of cake, unless it has changed since).
You will need some sort of transport though if you decide to stay here - but pretty much everyone rents something when stays on the island. Fira is a 2min drive away, Ia - about 20 min on scooter.
The son of the owner has a bike rental shop and was very helpful. If you come from Canada or the US, don't forget to get your international license though if you want to rent a scooter in Greece! Canadian licenses cover the rental of cars only!
All in all, this was a great place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Athens, Greece
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

We stayed in a room at the pool level. This was a little bit inconvenient due to the noise of the people visiting pool during day. Moreover your privacy is restricted, you can't open frequently the curtains because you can be seen from people passing through. Speaking for the room, it was very spacious, and comfort considering the price range of this hotel. The position of the hotel is very good. You can walk to Fira center in about 7-10 min. Staff was helpful, in our arrival they took us from main square of Fira to hotel.
On the negative side, A/C was quite noisy and sheets and towels were not changed in none of our 4 days we stayed.
To summarize i highly recommend Ersi villas for budget travelers due to its convenient location and comfort rooms, but keep in mind to book a room upstairs and not in pool level.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

The location of this hotel is in firastafani (good 10- 15 minutes walk from Fira), not facing the caldera, down many steps from the road. So its rather difficult to carry luggage to and from the hotel. We had booked a deluxe room for a couple, but was given a four bedded room and was told that its a bigger room, hence deluxe!! The biggest problem was the bathroom. The shower area is really minuscule with water flooding the entire room every time you shower, even with carefully drawn shower curtains. The breakfast was extremely basic. On the whole a disappointing experience.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Santorinios, Owner at Ersi Villas, responded to this review, August 17, 2011
Dear sir or madam

First of all we would like to thank you for your time to write a review , even though we are not sure if you have stayed in Ersi villas. As the owner of Ersi villas I feel compelled to respond to this untrue review , which is the only negative review on 2011.
We are very surpirsed because the distance from the nearest road is 15 metres and there are only two steps. It's no difficult to carry luggage to and from the hotel. It's very easy.
In addition we want to mention that our hotel offer view to the Aegean sea and the eastern coastline of the island . We never promote that Ersi villas offer view to the Caldera. So , we are surpirsed why you have complained about the view (not facing the caldera).
Another thing that we don't like is that you have complained that you stayed in a four bedded room than in a room with a double bed . We want to inform you that Ersi villas doesn't offer accommodation in a Quadruple room because we don't have this type of rooms.

I do strongly believe "my customers are my future". I am saddened to hear that these guests did not enjoy their stay but value all feedback and use it to ensure our property continues to earn its reputation as a special family run hotel , with great service, in a fantastic location. All I can do is stress how important my guests are to me. As a people person I endeavour to greet all my guests and see to any issues personally. I enjoy socialising with my guests as much as possible and often we enjoy drinks together. We are very happy to read all the positive reviews which our guests have wrote and we will continue to improve our services and to offer hospitality.

Elias
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Barcelona, Spain
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

Very nice place and very quite. A bit far away from the city center, but really pleasant.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

This hotel is near the top of my list when it comes to value. We stayed for three nights and paid considerably less than places nearby with identical views, cleanliness, pools, architecture, etc. The rooms are clean, the pool is quite nice with a great view of the sea (although not of the caldera. This hotel is on the opposite side of the island from the view of the caldera within 5-10 minutes walking). Fira, the city center, is 5 minutes away by foot and Oia is a short moped's ride away. There are numerous moped rentals a block away at 12 Euros a day and well worth it to explore the island at your own pace. We enjoyed our stay very much and would stay again without question.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

I stayed here in 2005 with my partner and returning again this July
I recommend this hotel
Great staff
clean
and perfect location~!
Loved having my room in front of the pool

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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athens
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

The room was spacious and very clean, the owner and especially her son really friendly. The location was as described-10-15 minutes walk from fira main square, and 5 minutes walk to the caldera. The only problem was the light coming into the room from the small windows near the ceiling that kept us awake from very early. The owner's son Louis did his best to cover the windows, but there was still too much light from the dawn.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ersi Villas

Address: Firostefani, Fira 84700, Greece
Location: Greece > Cyclades > Santorini > Fira
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Fira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ersi Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ersi Villas is a 3-star Firostefani hotel located in the charming Firostefani village on Santorini. Tourists wanting to have a marvelous beach holiday in Greece will simply fall in love with this island in the Aegean Sea.Offering traditional-style rooms as unique as the island of Santorini, the Ersi Villas can be noted for their attention to the cycladic style that reflects the tradition and individuality of Santorini, providing its quests with a more than pleasant place to stay.The Ersi Villas are situated in Firostefani, just a short walk from Fira's main square and boast fantastic views of the Aegean Sea and the Eastern coastline. You will also benefit from quick access to the city's shopping area and the island's night life. The location of the Ersi Villas, in combination with the peaceful environment, guarantees relaxing vacations for all types of traveler.Services and facilities available at the Ersi Villas Hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, Internet point, a wonderful outdoor swimming pool, sunbeds and beach umbrellas and a TV room. Bicycle rentals are also available. ... more   less 
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Ersi Villas Hotel Fira
Ersi Villas Santorini/Fira

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