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“Nice hotel with exceptionnal view on the caldera” 4 of 5 stars
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Tholos Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Imerovigli 84700, Greece   |  
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“Nice hotel with exceptionnal view on the caldera”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The view is spectacular with a possibilty to see the caldera on around 180° up to Oia. We have a superior room which worth the value as you have a direct view on the caldera and the swimming pool. The swimming pool is a litlle bit small for swimming but perfectly located to relax in the water and a perfect view on the caldera. We had dinner every evening on our small terrasse, and the food was good, affordable and served with big quantity. The bad thing is that you can have a private terrasse used by other guests to go in their own rooms, which is not confortable if you want to envoy privately this perfect moment. Rooms are nice but a little bit minimalist and simply decorated.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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TholosResort, Manager at Tholos Resort, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for choosing our hotel and for taking the time to leave a report for our property. We were very glad to have you here and we hope that we will see you again in our premises in the future!

Given the chance that this is probably the last review for 2012 (our hotel is closed and will reopen at the beginning of April) I would like to thank all the guests that left reviews for us. It is very important to hear your opinion and will undertake every effort to keep our quality services up to the highest standards and improve wherever this is possible. In this regard, we have changed all our mattresses with the world famous Coco-mat ones, made from all natural materials and designed to improve your sleep quality.

We are looking forward to welcome you in 2013 and have more of your reviews here.

All the best from Tholos Resort
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We stayed at Tholos Resort for 7 nights in late October. The hotel were very helpful pre-arrival in arranging the transfer by email along with answering any other questions sent by email. Our arrival was leisurely and relaxing, our luggage was carried for us and there was no sense of rushing us to the room. We were upgraded from our standard room to a superior room by one of the lovely Annas who then took time to tell us more about the resort & the island and answer any questions. Our room was very spacious with beautiful views of the Caldera. You could not tire of such amazing views and it was a joy to wake up to them each morning or watch the sun set in the evening. Each room has a private balcony where breakfast is served each morning which was great. We were encouraged to order breakfast for a particular time on the evening before, however, this was not essential.

The pool area was very relaxing with the same spectacular views from the room. Because of the location, the hotel is fairly private, calm and quiet. We had some great cocktails and light meals from the poolside bar also. We found the staff at Tholos to be extremely helpful and accommodating. Not only did both Anna's provide excellent recommendations for restaurants, cruises and places to visit, they also allowed us to use the jacuzzi in an unoccupied balcony on our last evening and arranged for champagne to be delivered (we were celebrating an anniversary). This was a really lovely gesture that sealed the end to a perfect week. I would mention that we were staying end of season so the hotel was pretty quiet which is why they were able to provide the room upgrade and use of the jacuzzi!

We did have three minor niggles, none of which were serious enough to cause any complaint, however, they may be useful...All of the rooms are fitted with a kitchenette (sink, worktop, fridge plus crockery, glasses and cutlery) all of which we did use and were glad to have. However, the motor of the fridge in our open-plan room would occasionally wake us up as-and-when it clicked on. The shower had 3 settings: hydro-massage jets; hand-held shower head; and, fixed shower head. The fixed shower head was mounted too low to stand under, but it was still perfectly possible to shower using the hand held one. Part of the charm of the hotel is the traditional wooden shutters on the windows and doors, which were unlike some of the more conventional UPVC types on other local properties. This did mean, however, that on two nights where it was very windy there was some rattling from the shutters. This woke us on the first night but we resolved this problem easily by closing and locking all the shutters and wedging some folded paper where there was still some 'rattle room' at the top of the door so it was fine for the second night. The winds were close to 20mph so fairly uncharacteristic for most of the year, but top tip is to batten down the hatches if it's particularly windy on your stay!

Overall we had a fantastic experience and would recommend Tholos Resort to any would-be visitor to Imerovigli.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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TholosResort, Manager at Tholos Resort, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Dear Joanne,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We are very glad to know that you enjoyed your vacations in Tholos Resort and we hope to see you again in Santorini in the future. Your points will be taken into notice and we will try to do our best.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

My girlfriend and I were there.. We got an amazing room (each room in the resort has a view to the sea- one of the most amazing view I've ever seen...)

Wonderful staff- they helped us with everything we needed (Even late check out because our ferry back to crete was late..) - they know everything there is to know about the island and they always eager to help.

I really recommend this hotel !

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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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TholosResort, Manager at Tholos Resort, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Dear Lio,

Thank you for your kind comments about our hotel and staff. It was a pleasure to accommodate you in our premises. He hope to see you again in Imerovigli!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Stayed here for our honeymoon... place was incredible, the staff were extremely friendly, breakfast delivered to your door every morning. Cannot recommend this place enough! Definately will be back at this hotel when i return.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TholosResort, Manager at Tholos Resort, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Dear Antonio,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your honeymoon and we are definitely waiting to see again soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Santorini is a very special place and Tholos resort is a life time experience.
Right at the top of the caldera with a breath taking view of the volcano, profecionel and service minded personnel, gourmet restaurant, super clean rooms.
Thank you for some great days.
For sure we´ll sees again

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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TholosResort, Manager at Tholos Resort, responded to this review, September 30, 2012
Dear Jannis,

Thank you for your kind words. We expect to see you again!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

Everything from the rooms to food to service and amenities were amazing! The staff are very nice and were there for anything we needed. Very private and quiet, also very close to Fira. Waking up to breakfast served right on our balcony looking out to the Mediterranean sea was breathtaking! Would definetly go back here! Thank you Tholos for giving us an amazing holiday experience!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 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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TholosResort, Manager at Tholos Resort, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you for leaving a review and for the very kind comments for us. We are definitely expecting you to come back to Tholos!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Tholos resort is a 12-room hotel with pool, located on the edge of the caldera cliffs in Imerovigli. It has a calm and peaceful energy, good for relaxing, unlike Fira. I would definetly reccommend Imerovigli because it does not have many tourists wandering around. Fira, with all the cruiseships, is very crowded and noisy!

Our stay at Tholos was a bit expensive, but you are on a perfect location and that has a price. We also decided on this hotel because we really wanted to wake up every morning to the infinite blue and pay 50% less that it's neigbours, like Grace, Astro or Absolute Bliss. They are all on the same spot. So I think Tholos has very competitive prices.

We booked through bookings.com and were initially placed on the 103 room, which I think was the smallest of them all. This happened to me before when booking though an online site. Hotels have to retain a room for this and often save the weakest room. We found our room a bit dissapointing, the WC a bit old and the room not so spatious and a bit dark.
But as we told the staff this and they were very helpful in upgrading our room to a 1-bedroom appartment (much much nicer) for a small fee (from standard to superior room) so I think that was excellent and gave our holiday a great boost.
Hannas at the reception were amazing, very attentive and helpful. Opposite to other reviews, we found their advices spot on, namely in terms of restaurants, wineries, beaches, and even a yatching trip which was absolutely delightful.

Breakfast may seem a little limited for some, but we have to keep in mind that they bring it to your room in trays, so they can't bring the whole kitchen! Every time I wanted to have a bit more or a new thing, I would simply ask them and they would send another tray or more "supplies".

Overall, and although Santorini is not a cheap place to spend holidays, it was a very unique stay an Tholos made it happen.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TholosResort, Manager at Tholos Resort, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
Dear Joana,

Thank you on behalf of everybody here for taking the time to write a review about us. We really hope that you will stay again in our property.
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Also Known As:
Tholos Hotel Imerovigli
Tholos Resort Santorini/Imerovigli, Greece
Address: Imerovigli 84700, Greece
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Location: Greece > Cyclades > Santorini > Imerovigli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Imerovigli
#16 Luxury Hotel in Imerovigli
#25 Romantic Hotel in Imerovigli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tholos Resort 4*
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