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Tholos Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Imerovigli | Santorini, Imerovigli 84700, Greece   |  
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Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
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4 hotel reviews
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“What can i say.. made our holiday perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We made a last minute reservation here when we arrived at santorini, as the one we had booked - Thea apartments - we not at all what we expected. It was alomst twice the price, but my god; it was really worth it.

Our stay here was the best hotel stay ive had in my life. Staff is service minded and charming, and is always there for you..

We are coming back!

Room Tip: The view is best from the superior studios, we had the one on the secound floor, and those are the b...
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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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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We, a family of 3, stayed for three nights in end of June. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Views, as others have, noted were simply terrific. We had breakfast everyday in a verandah outsides our room looking over caldera. We had senior suite just above pool. Maria was super helpful and always a service with a smile. Chris and chef were always available meet all our needs. Location is fantastic. We will return. Totally recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 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
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Breathtaking view to Caldera and the volcano, in a magical location! The room and the view was just amazing! In addition, we were kindly awarded an upgrade to the family suite which was a beautiful surprise! Perfect staff and hospitality, in an island and a hotel which we will definitely visit again!!

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights room facing the volcano one of the most prettiest sunsets. Hotel is 15 mins away from Fira and Oia by a easy bus ride. Staff was very friendly. Rooms are clean and pool has a great view. They have a bar at the pool. We usually went to Fira or Oia for lunch and dinner. Good price worth the money.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Truly a special holiday. Fantastic large suite with a picturess view of sunset on the caldera of Imerovigli. Very friendly staff. I recommend Tholos Resort for a romantic Santorini holiday. Enjoy your holiday.
Greg

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stayed here for 14 nights and gained the impression that this was very unusual because most guests only seemed to stop for 3/4 days then move on to other islands.

To reach the hotel you have to walk down a steep set of steps then walk about 150 yards along the cliff top path between Thira & Oia so it's definitely not somewhere to stay if you're infirm. However this is true of many small hotels in Santorini and is part of the attraction.

When we arrived we didn't know exactly where the hotel was and spent some time trying to find it while carrying suitcases (an email should have been sent asking for our arrival time so they could arrange a porter but we never received it - make sure you contact them in advance).

When we did reach reception we had a very warm welcome and throughout our stay everyone at the hotel was friendly with big smiles and were always checking that we were enjoying our stay.

The hotel is small and comprises only 12 rooms on several levels which are built into the cliff face. All of the rooms have magnificent views of the caldera from their balconies and they are ideal for sunset views, it's possibly worth stopping here for the view alone.

We opted for a superior studio room and probably got the best one in the hotel (maybe due to our length of stay). The bedroom/sitting area was well decorated and felt both light & airy. It was well equipped with a fridge, sink, kettle, hairdryer and small TV (which we never used). There was also free Wi-Fi but the bandwidth was variable and never very strong so video was impossible. The furniture comprised a wardrobe and 2 small sets of drawers, at first glance there didn't seem enough storage space for clothes but we eventually managed. Robes & slippers are also provided. Outside there was a large balcony with chairs and an umbrella.

We had fresh towels every day, linen was changed very regularly, the rooms were kept spotless, toiletries were replaced daily and tea/coffee was kept topped up. The maids servicing the rooms were really friendly and did their best to make sure you were never disturbed.

Breakfast, chosen from a menu on arrival, was served every morning on our balcony at a time we preferred and they were always on time. The bread wasn't always the best (it was home made and seemed to depend on who was doing the cooking) but the rest was fine.

The pool area was small, but sufficient for the number of rooms, and there was a pool bar. Beach towels were provided for use on the sun loungers.

There was also a small restaurant but we didn't use it because we prefer to explore and try new places. This seemed to be true of most of the guests.

Locally there are plenty of restaurants once you get to know the area, some are in Imerovigli (try Avocado or Estia) and other are along the cliff to path (try the Aegean). All were good quality and reasonably priced (for Santorini).

Thira is a fairly easy 30 minute walk away but Oia is a bit harder and takes 2.5 hours. An alternative, if you don't want to hire a car, is the local buses which are easy to use because they have a conductor and are very cheap.

Overall I'd consider Tholos Resort to be an interesting hotel in a great location which has it's own style and is good value when compared to OIa. The reason I didn't I give it 5 stars is because of the bathroom - it was at the rear of the room and was dingy and just had no appeal at all. The shower/bath was a dismal grey colour painted directly onto concrete and looked dirty even though it was clearly clean. If the it had been white or blue it would have made a massive difference. Also a brighter light (the eco bulb took ages to warm up and was never very bright so making the room seem dark) and some newer fixtures would have helped.

Room Tip: Our room, 205, was more private than others. Some rooms can only be reached by going across someone...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Smyrna, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We loved this hotel! It was the highlight of our 2 weeks in the Greek Islands. We paid the 20 euros for the transport from the port to the hotel, well worth it as taxis are very hard to come by in Santorini. We were greeted by a man who carried our bags to our room. We stayed 4 nights. Our room was perfect! It was spacious and had a wet bar, and the view! It was the best night sleep we had in Greece. Breakfast was delivered to our terrace every morning (included in price) at a pre-chosen time by us. One day we got a bottle of white wine and sat by the pool all day. With views like that, why leave?

We hiked over to the top of Skaros rock, took about an hour if you go to the church halfway down the front of it. Really nice how close it is. One day we hiked to Oia from the hotel, that took about 2 hours. The staff was so proactive: I would take restaurant names or activities to them and they would offer to make all the calls and set it up for us. They were so warm, especially Maria! We'd come back and tell her about our day in the evenings.

We saw a sunset in Oia, Fira and one at the hotel and the hotel beat them all. It was so much nicer sitting on our balcony with wine and cheese than fighting the hoards in Oia, and I thought the view from the hotel was better with the volcano and the boats in the lagoon.

There are quite a few steps down and up, but that's pretty much all the hotels in Santorini. We called the morning we left and they carried our luggage back to the top. Imerovigli is quiet, but you're a 10 minute cab ride or an ambitious 30 minute walk from Fira. It was nice coming back to our sleepy area at the end of the night. Wish we could have stayed longer!

Room Tip: All rooms seem to have an amazing view
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Address: Imerovigli | Santorini, 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:
#19 Luxury Hotel in Imerovigli
#27 Romantic Hotel in Imerovigli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tholos Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Santorini hotel of your choice in Imerovigli, on the island of Santorini. Much beloved and world-famous, the island of Santorini in Greece is a place of awesome beauty and bewitching atmosphere. Its exceptional character is a blend of blazing volcanic rock, against the backdrop of the deep cobalt-blue sea and the clear Aegean sky. The imposing Caldera is the result of the volcano's biblical eruption, a crescent of cliffs rising steeply hundreds of meters above the water, with white villages nestled upon their tops. One of these picturesque settlements is Imerovigli, a small distance away from the capital of Santorini, Fira, where you can find Tholos Luxury Hotel Resort. Perched on the cliff of the Caldera, the hotel will offer you an accommodation of luxury and hospitality, in a magnificent setting overlooking the volcano. Panoramic vistas to the crater, submerged into the deepest blue waters, sparkling under the bright sunlight, will leave you enchanted in the day, while the spectacular sunsets that turn the landscape into a melange of dreamy pictures will make your memories unforgettable. The whitewashed apartments and studios, all in the traditional Cycladic style, are built on different levels of the cliff, with terraces or balconies facing the superb surroundings. In their discreetly luxurious interiors you'll find comfort and relaxation. At the patio by the outdoor pool on the other hand, you'll enjoy refreshing moments under the sun or romantic time under the stars. The service, day and night, is friendly and impeccable, while the hotel's owners are always at your disposal for your every need while staying here. ... more   less 
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Tholos Resort Santorini/Imerovigli, Greece

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