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Smaro Studios
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Firostefani 847 00, Greece   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Firostefani
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Aachen, Germany
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

Super location, super view and a very friendly manager. The breakfast was very good and served on the private balcony. We stayed in the room Katerina with a private balcony. The room was very comfortable, very clean and with a fridge and a small stove. Excellent place to see a quiet sunset. Restaurants and Fira are in good walking distance. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

I have stayed a Smaro twice before and they are wonderful, the food is wonderful, excellent service but can i please ask that you be more quiet in the mornings. Greeks tend to speak really loud and it woke us up every day. Other than that thank you for your wonderful service.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

We stayed during peak season at the beginning of August 2011. The room was fantastic with perfect sunset and caldera views. A short 5-10 minute walk along the beautiful footpath to Fira was the perfect distance to be close to everything but remain secluded and quiet in the evenings. We stayed in the Georgios room, which was the best. It was the highest of the studios and had the best views. The room was wonderful with a shower, kitchen, fridge, double bed, TV, internet, desk etc. Everything in the fridge was complimentary and we were welcomed with a bottle of Santorini wine for our stay. Breakfast was served in our private balcony and included eggs, pancakes, juice, coffee, cakes, and a toasted sandwich. The front desk was extremely helpful and provided us with advice and a free guide. It was a wonderful stay and we will definitely be back.

Room Tip: Stay in the Georgios room - it had the best views and was private compared to the others
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  • Stayed August 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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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2010

I have stayed at Smaro more than once and I love it! Breakfast is perfect along with a beautiful view. It is safe, cozy and away from the maddening crowd; however, a short walk will take you right into more action if you so desire. The owner Maria is a wonderful and warm person. If anyone complains about this lovely place, the problem lies within his or her unreasonable psyche!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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athens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

better than we expected.
Staff is very healpful and the service superb.
as i am a professional of tourism go ahead i highly recommend it

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2010

Santorini in July can be very expensive. We wanted to stay within working distance of the town but still had comfortable and clean accomodation with mod cons. Luckily we found Smaro. Situated on the edge of the Caldera, the view is more than satisfactory and some of the nice touches like sliipers, dressing gowns, some free drinks in the fridge, and breakfast on our balcony. There isn't a communal dining room but breakfasts are prepared individually. There were boiled eggs, OJ, pastries and pancakes as well as TV or Coffee, certainly enough to get you started and eating it on the balcony with a view of the volcano was even better. The walk to the town is either via a road or along the edge of the caldera - you are talking between 15-20 minutes walk depending on the route.

The room was on the small side but that is typical of the architecture of the houses and most importantly, things that you want to work like things being cleaned properly, hot water (you turn on a water heather in the bathroom for 15 minutes) and aircon all functioned well.

oh and I almost forgot, in the room a bottle of Santorini dessert wine - vinsanto

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2010

The Smaro Studios had beautiful rooms- all unique and with balconies. The breakfast was served on our balcony each morning at the time we selected. The hotel was quiet, but a quick walk into Fira. Would definitely recommend this to others.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Smaro Studios

Address: Firostefani 847 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Cyclades > Santorini > Firostefani
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Firostefani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Smaro Studios 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Smaro Studios. Smaro Studios in Santorini is on the Caldera cliffs. A small hotel with a big history, Smaro Studios has a wonderful view of the Caldera, the volcano and the gorgeous Aegean Sea. The hotel is located in Firostefani, a peaceful village just above Fira town. Smaro Studios combines hospitality and relaxation with the enchanting traditions of a beautiful Greek island.Guest Services. Smaro Studios has 6 apartments with a small equipped kitchen, air conditioning, free WiFi access, TV with SAT channels, telephone, hair dryer, safe box and private veranda to enjoy the view of the Caldera.- Heated outdoor Jacuzzi for up to 5 persons with views of the Caldera- Upon arrival a bottle of Vinsanto wine, fresh seasonal fruit & mixed nuts- Breakfast is inclusive- Reception is open from morning till midnight- We are here to assist you with island information & tips. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Smaro Studios Santorini/Firostefani
Smaro Studios Hotel Santorini

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