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Afroessa Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Imerovigli, Imerovigli 847 00, Greece   |  
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Ranked #6 of 42 Hotels in Imerovigli
San Antonio, Texas
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“Beyond beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We couldn't ask for anything more during our stay at the Afroessa in June. This small and lovely hotel (originally a winery) met all our needs and then some. Ioanna, the owner, and her staff were warm and knowledgeable and made us feel like family. The location is perfect - a quaint quiet town, with easy access to Fira and Oia, should you desire to go there. Our room was unique and lovely. Our patio afforded us the most incredible view of the Caldera and the magical Santorini sunsets. A delicious breakfast was delivered to our patio each morning. The staff helped us select daytime activities to our liking, and recommended restaurants. They were spot on, and couldn't have been more helpful. Our bags were delivered to our room upon arrival, and taken to our car upon departure. Imerovigli and the Afroessa are certainly on our list of places to return. We did not want to leave, and still wish we were there!

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were in a standard room and it was a very last minute stay as we had problems at another hotel in Imerovigli. The owner was very nice and helpful. We had our hotel and one airport transfer included. The pool is pretty and looked very inviting. There was character all throughout the hotel which was very unique and pleasant.
The room was spacious with a separate living area. I liked the stones in the bathroom. Breakfast was not included, but it was good and cheaper than the restaurant that's connected with the hotel. We were only here for one night but we loved it ! Their emergency contact was the owner herself as the reception closes after 9 or 10pm. We called her at 1145pm for something and she was very helpful and courteous. Defnitely recommend this hotel ! Situated in a quiet town ideal for couples. I'm glad we booked a hotel here rather than Oia where all the hustle and bustle are.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Wow, we could not have been more relaxed!! I had to make my wife leave after three wonderful days. Santorini has been picked by 'Travel and Leisure' magazine as the top island of 2014 and Afroessa is the perfect place to enjoy the beauty. Ioanna, the owner, was fantastic. She even called our restaurant and had a cake prepared for my wife's birthday. We could not ask for better service. Never pushy, but always there when you want it. Eddie and Nico work so hard to make everyone's time at Afroessa awesome. Afroessa is in the town of Imerovigli, north of the main town Fira. Fira is a town full of tourists coming in for the day from cruise ships. It is like an American beach resort on steroids. My point is, if you you want a relaxing time on this beautiful island you should stay in Imerovigli and the best hotel there is Afroessa.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

From the moment we checked in with Joanna, I knew we picked the right spot in Santorini. She was warm, welcoming, and gave us helpful information about the island. The hotel is in a great location, right on the cliff side of Santorini with out of this world views. The hotel is an old winery and Joanna has kept parts of it that melded seamlessly with her beautiful renovations. It is a quiet, magnificent hotel and the pool area is extremely relaxing. Our room was clean, had a lot of space, and the breakfast and food choices were very good. The best hotel stay on our trip to Greece - will definitely be recommending this to others!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hertford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was our second stay at Afroessa and was part of our wedding celebrations. We had chosen to come back to this beautiful and very special hotel for many reasons and our hopes and expectations were exceeded. Afroessa has an amazingly beautiful and quiet location on the cliffs and every room has breathtaking views of the caldera and the sunsets over Oia. It is situated on the coastal path which makes a breathtaking, easy walk to Fira or a longer one to Oia and is easily accessible for local restaurants which the staff are more than happy to book for you. The reception area is lovely as is the pool area and small bar. The pool is wonderfully deep and cool. The rooms are lovely and individually decorated and there is nothing nicer than waking to a leisurely breakfast on your balcony. Ioanna and her staff are so very welcoming and cannot do enough to help and greeted us like old friends. This is a wonderful oasis of peace and loveliness and can't be recommended highly enough. Just perfect and we will return again and probably again!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stayed here for 4 days (19-22 June). This was our first time to Santorini and after extensive research we're so glad we chose this hotel. We were greeted by the friendly staff who couldn't have been more helpful. Ioanna, the owner, was there to assist in every way. We stayed in Room 8, great room set out with everything you need and right beside the pool. The sunset views were incredible probably even better than Oia. The pool was a good size and the views over the caldera were breathtaking. Overall could not fault this hotel at all and would thoroughly recommend this one to all. Would definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stayed at Afroessa for a week in early June. What a great hotel and in a perfect location. The hotel itself is located at the quiet end of the village but is close to the restaurants, buses etc. The view from our balcony was magnificent and we had the added benefit of a room close to the pool. Our apartment was very comfortable with everything we required. The staff could not have been any more helpful or friendly which made our stay even better!! Many thanks to Hara, Edi, Spressa, Dora and Irene. We would highly recommend Afroessa to others visiting Santorini.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Imerovigli, Imerovigli 847 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Cyclades > Santorini > Imerovigli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Imerovigli
#6 Romantic Hotel in Imerovigli
#13 Family Hotel in Imerovigli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Afroessa Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel "Afroessa." Afroessa hotel praises romance. Our guests experience the exceptional view from our "old canavas" rooms, set atop Santorini's hillside. The original site of a winery built in 1700, it was renovated in 1998 on its existing foundation. Our ten studios, each with its own unique archway are built on five levels, with their own magical view of the Caldera. Each studio is individually decorated giving each its own distinct character, yet maintaining the traditional style. The beds are built into the foundations and the furnishings and decorations chosen so as to enhance the warm and romantic feelings created by the surroundings. The priceless moments which you will experience during the enchanting sunsets from your balconies and the relaxing pool bar, with chill-out music will forever remain in your memories, reminding you of the serene calm and magic of Afroessa. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Afroessa Hotel Imerovigli
Afroessa Hotel Santorini/Imerovigli, Greece

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