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“Lovely relaxing stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Gardenia Hotel
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Perissa Beach, Perissa 84700, Greece   |  
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Ranked #15 of 51 Specialty Lodging in Perissa
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Lovely relaxing stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The room itself was basic, but this is usual with accommodation in Greece - we had everything that we needed for our stay and had a wonderful time!

The reception were very good and very helpful when asking about the local sites, bus times etc...

Only wish we could've stayed longer!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Went here last year on a self catering deal. So can't comment on breakfast.

Even at a budget price I think it is worth warning this hotel is very basic, tired and dated.

We had to hold the shower head to wash with the intermittent warm water. The toilet refilling after each flush sounded like a washing machine on its final spin. As did the flat's above, which I could hear clearly. The kitchen area was a sink with an electric single hob cooker from the 1970s. All the cutlery was rusted and in need of replacing. The beds were in need of replacement and the two power points were very inconveniently placed. The tv did not work, although this was not the opinion of the rude unhelpful night manager. It must be said none of my concerns were addressed at reception.

The room was clean and the terrace lovely to sit on. The hotel is also well situated. Close to good restaurants and bars. And Perissa is in general a very cheap resort.

I booked the Gardenia based on good trip advisor reviews, but I have to be honest and say I would not return. Perhaps I got unlucky!

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Just love this hotel, 3rd time revisited and quality assured at all times. The staff are so pleasant, nothing is too much trouble, breakfast is great, the pool bar with George is great, always sunbeds available, just love it, so relaxing xx

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We have just got back from the Gardenia Hotel and can support all the positive comments here on TipAdvisor.The staff, Paolo,Roland and George ,( all happy to help or advise on the local restaurants, sights, and travel around the island), the ladies who prepared breakfast and cleaned the rooms all did a brilliant job. Our room was basic but comfortable with free air/con, cleaned every day and fresh towels when you wanted, bedding changed a couple of times in our weeks stay.The tap water is a little salty and there is a slight smell of Sulphur now and then. I would happily recommend the Gardenia Hotel and we will returning ourselves in the future. Just a quick mention about the resort , turn right as you leave the hotel and 2 minutes you are at Gods Garden Restaurant ,nice meal but has been a bit overrated, i think that it has got too popular , the Atlas Bar fantastic pizzas. Further on is the 24 hour bakery and the "Co-Op". Instead of turning left turn right and there are bars/eateries ,The Meltemi, Dorians,Grandmas Recipes,all good value. A word of warning this road has very few pavements so be aware of the traffic which can be quite fast. Along the beach road there are lots of restaurants again reasonable prices and good value,Tranquilo,Acropolis (we ate here twice very good) just about done ,up facing the church entrance is Demis Bistro, good breakfast, and just right for coffee or a beer watching the world go by. Brilliant Hotel and resort .

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Coventry, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

If youve been to Greece you know what to expect. The rooms are basic - but who wants to spend the time inside??? this hotel is everything you need for a great holiday. Well located, clean and tidy, with air conditioning. Really pleasant staff. Loads of great restaurants nearby. Maybe we were lucky - but we didnt have any noise at all! Swimming pool great with a bar at the end! What more do you want?

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool
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3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Just returned from a wonderful holiday in Perissa staying at the Gardenia. I went with my husband to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The staff were wonderful, so friendly and welcoming! The location was perfect - about halfway between the beach and the bars/restaurants there and the bars/shops/restaurants on the main road. Typical basic hotel rooms but ours was spacious and always clean. Pool was great, fairly big compared to others I'd seen and the pool area was lovely, quiet and relaxing with plenty of loungers.

Local tips - up to the main road, next to the Coop Mini Market is a 24 hour bakery, that I cannot rate highly enough! We went every morning for delicious pastries! Dorian's on the main road in the opposite direction does great cheap cocktails and there are a few cheap restaurants on this road too. Down by the beach I would recommend Aqua for wonderful staff and cocktails, Apollon, Tranquillo and Atlantis for great, well priced meals. Beautiful town!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We have just returned from a 2 week stay at the Gardenia. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and this had a lot to do with the staff who are always checking you are happy and have a wealth of knowledge about the local area. We arrived on the day that all power on the island went down. Although this caused a few problems, Roland on reception brought in a generator to ensure that we could at least have hot showers. As others have said, the accommodation is basic and the showers are typically Greek with hot water if you're lucky. However, the maid cleans the room every day and the communal facilities are also very clean. The hotel is well located for the beach and the main restaurants of Perissa. Overall we feel Santorini is somewhat overhyped (particularly the sunset in Oia), but it is a beautiful island and we had a relaxing stay as well as doing a bit of sightseeing. We highly recommend the volcano/hot springs tour (booked for $20 with the agent at the end of the road) - tour guide extremely knowledgeable and as a whole day trip is vey good value for money. The best pub is Dorians where cocktails are only $3 and our favourite restaurant by far was Sirocco (gorgeous food, great service and excellent value for money).

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Perissa Beach, Perissa 84700, Greece
Location: Greece > Cyclades > Santorini > Perissa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 51 Specialty Lodging in Perissa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Gardenia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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