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“Only good memories here from our end” 5 of 5 stars
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Heliotopos Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Imerovigli, Imerovigli 84 700, Greece   |  
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Ranked #20 of 43 Hotels in Imerovigli
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Only good memories here from our end”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

I could go on and on about the beauty of Heliotopos hotel--its amazing view is one for the books and its serene environment makes you never want to go back home. Perched right at the heart of Imerovigli and facing the beautiful Santorini caldera--there is no place you'd rather be to take in the goodness of life. It's at a good location that splits you between Fira to soak yourself in irresponsible partying (so fun!) and Oia. I can only sing praises for the hotel because it doesn't really get better, more tasteful and more authentic than this. But what i'd very much like more to stress on is how the hotel really bent over backwards for my friends and I. First of all, when we arrived(waaaayy earlier than our check in) they were kind enough, after serving us coffee, to provide us with a temporary room, since where we'd be staying at was still unavailable, so that we could rest for a few hours. We left before check in time to take a tour of the city, travel on to Oia etc..we got back half past 11pm. Waiting for us was Lila, with a smile on her face, telling us they had called the police and hospitals, thinking of the worst, since they hadn't heard from us since we left in the morning and we hadn't even checked in yet. We thought she was joking, she wasn't. We were very impressed at her genuine concern for us. We then started calling her Mama Lila. We had a good chat with her, found things in common, laughed about the whole thing, and called it a night. Then my wallet incident. Basically, being the spaced-out girl that i am, i forgot my wallet in the bus after our boat tour. Upon hearing me panic at the reception, they immediately called the boat company and took action. After more updates with Ms Iota who was checking in with the company every so often, she rang us up at our hotel room and said the bus driver had found it! They drove over to meet up with the bus driver while we went out to Oia. I was so overwhelmed at how they handled the situation. See, this was none of their business anymore, things were out of their hands, but they found a way. Talk about going the extra mile..they literally drove a few extra miles! They really made us feel like we were taken care of, and that's what made them that more special to us. Thanks so much to Mama Lila and the rest of the staff. Thanks for your patience, thanks for your top-notch hospitality! You really made us feel as though we had a home to come back to in Santorini, as opposed to just a hotel. I will recommend this place to all of my colleagues. Cheers to all of you! Miss you already, and we just left a few days ago!!!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
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Padua, Italy
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The personal is very kind and gentle, but the structure is not a 4 stars
the bathroom of the suit was really too small and old.
The common area is really too small for everybody and there were no private sun loungers for us.
We rented a bike for all week and we never staid there during the day. Better like that.
The housekeeper did not clean out glasses for all the week.
I suppose that other rooms could be better then our. Anyway I have no regrets because of the view.
I want to put in evidence again the absolutely the first class about kindness!
Not the same for the structure.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We spent a week in this hotel recently. It is a family run hotel with 10 rooms only. What we like most about this hotel is the friendly atmosphere and extremely helpful staff (Elenie, Lila and others). They specialize in organizing weddings. But without a wedding ceremony, you can still enjoy the stay there.
We felt like staying at a friend's house. Every morning, at the breakfast table, the staff chat with us and give us all kind of information about nice local restaurants, things we could do and see, how to get around on the island, etc. Without the information, we could not have found these things to do and restaurants to try.
The location and the view is great. Book the suites if you can.
The only drawback is that they do not have a hot tub on the balcony if you do want to have one (some other hotels in the area do offer that), and the bathroom is a little old.
We will recommend this hotel to others.

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  • Stayed June 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Heliotopos offers a simply breathtaking view of the Aegean. The hotel is a perfect spot to stay when visiting Santorini. Courteous Staff, spacious rooms and amazing food (specially the breakfast) is what you can expect from this hotel. Located in the upscale Imervoigli village it is only a 15 minute drive from the airport as well as the main village Fira. I would highly recommend this hotel when visiting Santorini whether it may be hosting a wedding, honeymoon or just chilling with friends and family.
PS: The hotel even has its own little cave as well!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Doha, Qatar
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12 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Dear Lila&Vanda&the rest of Heliotopos lovely team!

We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for organizing our wedding this year on the 20-th of May!!! We could not choose a better wedding planner!!!
Lila, you are a very special person, professional and prompt in answering any brides questions and dilemmas! ...not to mention that you always know how to make a women feel special and confident on the biggest day of her life!...
I highly recommend your team of professionals in organizing any couples wedding as it is indeed a tailor-made service. Your big day will turn out to be even more spectacular than you have expected it to be and you will always feel at home in Santorini because Lila will understand your needs and desires and will always go the extra mile in achieving it!

MANY THANKS from our side, we came home richer....we know have great friends on the island of love!

Passion does the difference!

Keep up the good job!

Your friends,
Georgi&Alex

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

This was my third time in Santorini, but definitively my best time. My boyfriend and I spent 3 wonderful nights at Heliotopos in Imerovigli and loved every minute of it. Iota and the whole staff made us feel welcome. She recommended restaurants and things to do and her recommendations were right on. The views from our balcony into the caldera were astonishing. These memories will stay with us forever. This is 'the' place to stay on this beautiful island.

Stayed September 2012
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Beirut, Lebanon
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Take a good look at a Santorini postcard with its dramatic scenery of white and blue lodges, perched atop imposing cliffs, plunging into the azure Aegean. Now go to Heliotopos, and admire the same view (and much much more) every morning when you wake up, and at night right before you go to sleep.

I came over with friends (15 people total) for a wedding and we stayed there for 3 amazing days.

In terms of location, it is difficult to find much better. Other than the breathtaking view, the hotel is only a few minutes away from the main city Fira. We were able to enjoy our peace and quiet at the hotel when we wanted (whether outside at the pool area or in it's comfortable rooms), and head straight to Fira with all its stores, restaurants and bars when we wanted some more action.

Every morning we woke up to Heliotopos' award winning breakfast. It would be a sin to come to Santorini without tasting their delicious homemade marmalades (my personal favorite: the kiwi marmalade).

And last but not least, the friendly and dedicated people who work there did everything (always with a smile) to make sure we had a memorable stay. Whether it was to suggest good restaurants or make reservations for one of the many island activities, they did it wholeheartedly.

Santorini is definitely worth another visit, and when I come back, I know where I'm going to stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: Imerovigli, Imerovigli 84 700, Greece
Location: Greece > Cyclades > Santorini > Imerovigli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Imerovigli
#14 Luxury Hotel in Imerovigli
#20 Romantic Hotel in Imerovigli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Heliotopos Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Heliotopos is a unique boutique hotel complex in the traditional dome style, with one or two storey suites and studio apartments. Built on the foundations of old island structures it has been constructed to reflect the beauty of Santorini's architecture. Located at the highest point of the crater-top (the rim of the Caldera) it offers an extraordinary, breathtaking view of the volcano, the sea and the surrounding islets from every point of the hotel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Heliotopos Hotel Imerovigli
Heliotopos Hotel Santorini/Imerovigli, Greece

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