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“Stunning views, great service, will definitely go back!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Belvedere Santorini
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   91 Fira Town, Firostefani 84700, Greece   |  
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Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Firostefani
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“Stunning views, great service, will definitely go back!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

I have no problem in recommending this excellent hotel. With only approx 25 rooms it was nice and quiet around the pool (where the views are amazing) on most days even though we stayed there in the last week of July. The pool bar is the only bar and shuts early at 21:30 so pack you mini bar. I thought the lack of restaurant at the hotel was going to be a problem, however, with so many within 100 or so yards it wasn't. There is food available from the pool bar as well, although it's not a' la carte it's perfect for lunches.

We had a superior double which comes with a sea view and worth every penny. The room itself was large with mini bar although this was only stocked with soft drinks. The shower was superb with enough room for two!!

All the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. Luggage was carried from the transfer by the concierge when we arrived and even dropped it off by the restaurant we were having our final dinner at, where we were also being picked up.

This is one place where the photos on the website match the real thing!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belvederesantorini, Manager at Belvedere Santorini, responded to this review, August 19, 2011
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I would like to thank for finding the time to review us, and to express our great pleasure that you really enjoy your stay. Hope to see again at one of your next visits to Santorini.
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  • Rooms
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

My wife and i stayed at the Belvedere in June for 2 weeks.
Most people seemed to be staying no more than a week as they were visiting other islands. Therefore staying at the Belvedere for 2 weeks enabled us to get a good overall impression of the hotel and believe me it was superb-FIRST CLASS.
Before deciding on the hotel we contacted Maria a couple of times by email and telephone and she couldnt have been more helpful. This service continued when we arrived. The staff including Maria, Serge, Stan, Nicos were absolutely brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Whatever time we saw them we were always greeted with a smile and a chat. We were always made to feel special.
The first morning my wife asked Serge if she could have some toast. For the rest of the holiday Serge would wait for my wife to come down and then bring out the toast-what service. It was little things like that which made us realise that we had made the right choice of hotel.
The rooms and the view were spectacular.
Over the last 4/5 years we have stayed in many 5*hotels in The Maldives, Thailand, Mauritius and my wife's comment as we left was this was the best holiday I have had.
I just look forward to going back.
Thank you once again Belvedere for making our holiday really special. It may say 4* in the brochure but to us it was a 5*plus.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belvederesantorini, Manager at Belvedere Santorini, responded to this review, August 10, 2011
Dear Sir/Madam,
First i would like to thank you for finding the time reviewing our hotel.
Our hotel is oriented on our guest satisfaction and it give us great pleasure when we meet our purpose. Once again thanks for choosing our hotel for your holidays and we hope to be able to accommodate you at your next visit to Santorini.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

We stayed at Belvedere in late june and it was perfect! The view is breathtaking and the pool area, overlooking the volcano, is absolutely beautiful! We'll hopefully come back.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Belvederesantorini, General Manager at Belvedere Santorini, responded to this review, August 12, 2011
Dear Sir/Madam,
I would like to thank you finding time to review us.
Hope to be able to accommodate you again at your next visit to Santorini.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

When visiting Santorini one should upgrade ot a hotel with a view overlooking the caldera. Firostefani is a little village 10 minute walk from the main town of Fira without the crowds. The Belvedere Hotel is located centrally in Firostefani within a 2minute walk from the drop off area by the church (Note: both in Fira and Firastefani, you must walk to any of the hotels with a view since they are built right into the start of the caldera cliffs and the roads are only wide enough for 2 donkeys to pass (not kidding)). This is a beautiful boutique hotel with great views. Each room is slightly different in design and balcony - some have large balconies that seem to be part of the common areas, some have balconies that you must cross the hall to get to and some have a walkway just outside the balcony, So just check the room top make sure it meets your requrirements. The only downside is that the scrambled eggs at the buffet breakfast were cold - but then we found that this is common at most buffet breakfasts in Greek hotels.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

In one of the best locations between the busy Fira and the quite and picturesque Imerovigli lies Firostefani .
Friendly staff and beautifully new decorated rooms, big swimming pool with lovely view and bar.
The best thing is the path that passes through the hotel (to the right) and leads at the church of St.George , the highest point of Imerovigli, where I got married and to the left to Fira.
If you are fond of hiking do not miss the path from Imerovigli to Fira where you will enjoy the breathtaking caldera view.
Ideal relaxing walk at Oia and fish on the pier at Ammoudi.
If you like loud music and great drinks during the day go to Perissa Beach.

Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

It is my very first time to write a review of a hotel I stayed. I was to lazy to do so, except this time, Belvedere is truly a very excellent hotel that make me feel it is a must to write something about it.

The hardware of the hotel is undoubtedly amazing. Its location in Firostefani is just 10-15mins walk distance from the hotel (Although it was quite tiring when we finished a day of exciting activities). To me, Firostefani is the best place to stay in Santorini. It is away from the noisy & hectic centre, the Fira. The place is so peaceful & wonderful for viewing sunset. And we can overlooking the breath-taking sunset from the balcony of our room!! The room interior is cozy & minimal. I particularly love the poor-side bed that I laid on & viewed the sunset.

The staff there is very friendly & helpful. Helpful staff is important to tourists, esp they are in trouble and feel helpless in a foreign country. My boyfriend experienced baggage delay so he lived without any necessity for more than 15 hrs. We called the baggage tracking hotline hundreds times but failed. We sought help from the hotel reception, the staff there (we guess he is the Manager, an experienced one!) helped us to trace the luggage successfully! There was no one in the airline office in Santorini airport, that was why no one pick up the phone & no one sent the luggage to the hotel!!!! The staff arranged the hotel driver to pick up the luggage. ☺ Thanks god, and thank so much for his help.

One thing that disappointed us was the no-balcony room in our first night stay. We requested to change a room with balcony. Lucky enough (maybe all standard rooms with balcony were full), we were upgraded to a 2-floor suite!!! Everything was soooooo perfect in the room. The breath-taking view from our room can’t be described by words anymore. You must visit there!

I'll be back. :)

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belvederesantorini, General Manager at Belvedere Santorini, responded to this review, August 12, 2011
I would like to thank you for choosing us for your holidays in Santorini, and definitely for finding time to review us. Hope to be able to accommodate you at your next visit.
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Hamburg, Germany
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238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

The location in Firostefani is perfect with an amazing view of the caldera, the sea and the sunset. The hotel is newly renovated and is soooo beautiful in all its white, soft splendour. It's the typical Greek style of all white and no corners. The pool is lovely (with a jacuzzi part in one end),, there always seemed to be plenty of sun chairs (LOVE the double ones where 2 people can lie side by side) and plenty of great seats for breakfast. Sergey who works at the hotel is an angel, constantly helping and smiling. The bar has nice snacks and delicious fresh fruit juices. Daily cleaning service was great. Only slight criticism: the breakfast buffet could have been nicer with a wider variety of fresh fruit etc. And again - the location is PERFECT. Quiet quiet quiet yet only five steps opposite a new popular restaurant and 1 minute from central cute Firostefani where you have 10 different and lovely restaurants and cafés.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 91 Fira Town, Firostefani 84700, Greece
Location: Greece > Cyclades > Santorini > Firostefani
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Firostefani
#6 Romantic Hotel in Firostefani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Belvedere Santorini 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Belvedere is located in Fira, the beautiful and vibrant capital of Santorini. Suites build with respect to the Aegean architecture including the latest and the finest amenities, promising you to pass the more relaxing and calmness vacations during your visit to the unique one travelers’ destination; Santorini Island. ... more   less 
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