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Arc Houses
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Malteza Square, Imerovigli 847 00, Greece   |  
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Ranked #18 of 43 Hotels in Imerovigli
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“Absolutely beautiful hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

The hotel was absolutely beautiful..very nice interior and exterior design..stayed in the room which sleeps 6 people...extremely spacious comfortable and very clean. The view from our room was just wow..loved waking up to it and sitting by the veranda/terrace. The hotel was also not far to the bus and taxi stop and also 2 min walking to a nice restaurant. The owner is very friendly and service was good.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I stayed at ARCHouses for 3 nights, and although the electricity was cut off in the island but the staff did their best to provide us with enough water. The manager was really helpful and the porter too. The rooms are clean, and their layout is really interesting. The location is amazing you can view the sunset from the terrace and sunrise from just around the corner. I had just wished they provided breakfast it would have been perfect.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I ve stayed at several good hotels in Santorini over the years, but I must admit that ArcHouses is by far the best in terms of uniqueness, view, service as well as price-value ratio. Absolutely recommending it to anyone that visits the island as a tourist, a couple or family!!!

  • Stayed August 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 Reviewed August 12, 2013

Among all the options available in Santorini, Imerveglio turned out to be the exact right location. An easy walk to Fira and a longer, more exciting walk possible even to Oia.
Arc Houses turned out to be a perfect place for us travelling with a teenage daughter. The view from the room and terrace is truly astonishing paralleled by the friendly and personal service that we received from the owner and her daughter. They also can help out with really good suggestions on local restaurants, certainly appreciated considering the abundance of options available on the island.

Certainly a place to come back to.

  • Stayed July 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Arrived in Santorini for only one night of a two week vacation in Greece. Flora, the owner and manager, arranged to have a taxi pick us up at the Port, which was a terrific idea as Santorini can be confusing. She had porters meet us at the street level to take our luggage to the hotel. She was delightful and very helpful with a wry sense of humor that captivated all of us. We staying in Thira 104. The view was amazing as we were situated on top of the caldera with a lovely breeze. The apartment was immaculate and well designed. Flora was extremely helpful with restaurant suggestions, touring ideas and arranging for our luggage to be picked up and transported to the port so we could spend the day sightseeing. Overall this was a highlight of our trip.

Room Tip: Make sure you ask for a room with a view. We did not but we had a terrific view, however I read ano...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Booking overseas accomodation can be nerve racking. I booked at Arc Houses based on reviews I had read. The day myself and my family (5 adults and 7yo child) arrived, we were very pleased with Arc Houses. The staff (especially the owner Flora) were very good. They were able to recommend excellent activities for us to do and great local restaurants. There are various rooms at Arc Houss, my family only had one which, slept 6 of us however, 4 of us were required to sleep in beds located in a mezzanine area. If you are travelling with young children, I suggest you not book a room of this kind due to the ladder climb required to get up to those beds.

Wifi was not not good inside our room and we had to go out onto the porch to secure it. Mobile phone reception for some of us was non existent but for a couple of others, it was ok. Arc houses is not walking distance from beaches and has no pool which on the odd occasion we thought would be nice. It had wonderful views and we were not required to go anywhere bar our porch to watch the sun set. My Mother absolutely loved staying at Arc Houses and stated she could live there permanently. It's close to a couple of restaurants, local shops (food), and bus stop. It's about 15-20 mins on the bus to either Oia or Fira.

If I was to return to Santorini, I'd have no hesitation staying at Arc Houses again.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Arc Houses is a wonderful little boutique hotel situated on a high point along Santorini's crest. Flora is a wonderful hostess, and the room was charmingly homey, with lots of books, knick knacks, and a decorator's touch. The Arc is more of an arch as the rooms dig back into the mountainside. Large and spacious, we even made our dinner there one evening in the compact kitchen. Great views of the sunset from the rooftop deck. Flora gave great advise of where to go and how to get there. Only wish was that there was a pool to relax by during the day; the Santorini weather was inviting to just kick back and soak it all in. Note it is not a B&B, so you have to visit Flora's local mini market for breakfast foods!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Malteza Square, Imerovigli 847 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Cyclades > Santorini > Imerovigli
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Imerovigli
#17 Family Hotel in Imerovigli
#19 Romantic Hotel in Imerovigli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Arc Houses 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ARCHouses hotel is situated in Imerovigli - known for the breathtaking view to the Caldera - at the highest point of the settlement. The hotel lies 50m. from the church of Panagia Maltesa ( Maltese ) and 1.8 km from Fira, the capital of the island. The hotel offers magnificent views of the volcano, the Aegean Sea and the, undoubtedly, most famous sunset in the world.The ARCHouses complex is a mixture of traditional cycladic and modern architecture. The architect and householder of Archouses, Mrs. Flora Nastouli, has designed all spaces with much love giving attention to every detail. The fine structural lines and the quality of materials used (linen & silk) create an elegant and luxurious ambience that adds extra comfort in your vacation. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Arc Houses Hotel Imerovigli
Arc Hotel Imerovigli
Arc Houses Santorini/Imerovigli, Greece

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