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“Wonderful Service!! Great Views! Excellent Location!” 4 of 5 stars
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Tholos Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Imerovigli | Santorini, Imerovigli 84700, Greece   |  
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Ranked #27 of 42 Hotels in Imerovigli
4.5 of 5 stars 235 Reviews
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Wonderful Service!! Great Views! Excellent Location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2010

My staff at the Tholos was better than expected. I stayed at the Tholos 10/13-23/2010 and would highly recommend this hotel for the service and location. If you think the Tholos is a big resort than you may be disappointed. The Tholos is a small, intimate hotel with clean rooms, amazing staff and unbeatable location. Michael, Poppy, Wroteck, and Goga really were the best staff i have ever met. they were incredibly friendly and helpful...always made us feel at home. While the rooms may be simple - it is Santorini and no one is expected to stay in the room all day. I would definitely stay again and recommend this hotel. It is worth the money. And, try Mama Thira's in Thira for food...it's amazing.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2010

We had a great stay at Tholos resort. Comfortable, cozy, great staff, and of course the incredible views. Breakfast on our balcony every morning overlooking the caldera was a dream and relaxing by the pool with a glass of wine after a long day of sightseeing was perfect!
Rooms are very basic but I'm told that's the norm on the island. The beds are a bit hard the bathrooms a bit small but not bad. You're definitely paying for the views here. Ask for the inside room so you are not sharing your balcony with your neighbors and be prepared to walk up and down some serious stairs and hills!! Robes and slippers are a nice touch.
The town of Imerovigli is very quiet and the walk to Fira from the hotel is a solid 25min. but I would definitely recommend staying here to avoid the crowds and noise. You get a more authentic feel.
Overall, it was a wonderful stay. Thanks so much to the great staff that worked so hard to make our stay enjoyable!

  • Stayed October 2010, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2010

We stayed a week in Tholos Hotel and we didn't wanna miss a minute!! The Volcano view was spectular, the room was nice and clean, we always felt "home" when we returned after our trips and tours.
The staff is very friendly and helpful and has given us valuable tips for getting around, eating and drinking places. It is like a family and everyone is doing a good job. All in all a very cozy place. We want to thank Poppi, Wojtek and Michael and all others for their help and for let us having an unforgettable week. We even had a good pool party in October not knowing all other participants... :-)

@Blondie: The staff definitively helps all guests to carry their suitcases upon arrival, but only if they know that you are coming... (Tip: even greek hotels do have a so-called Telephone where you can speak to other people!!)

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

I can't say enough about the chef and staff. We stayed for 3 days and were so well taken care of by Walther (chef) and the front desk. We felt like we had access to personal attention whenever we needed and the food for breakfast and out by the pool was amazingly prepared every time. The room was supercool and spacious and had the most amazing view of everything you want to see in Santorini.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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Edmonton, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

Do not stay here, unless you only pay 100 euros or LESS- We stayed in a standard king size room, (perhaps the suites, or other rooms are worth the $$) OUR room Was not! It started with a reception desk woman who was unfriendly, unpleasant and NOT welcoming after we lugged our luggage dn. 100's of stairs in 30degree heat! We then proceeded to our room, which looked like strawberry shortcake threw up (all pink, old, stained chair covers, ugly light fixtures, the WORST bed /bedding I have ever slept on, The floor would have been better! (I can sleep anywhere normally!) then the WORST surprise of all - the BATHROOM - I was disgusted- old, moldy shower curtain, and shower, with the dirty, ugly light fixture that made the bathroom very dark- ugly everywhere- as well, only a shower which the shower head was broken (we asked the front desk to fix, ) which they proceeded to use masking tape to tape the shower head on with. This hotel is rated 4* and we paid $300/night cd and were disgusted- I have stayed in 3 star hotels in Cuba with better rooms and customer service! IT IS NOT LUXURY which they promote! the customer service was terrible, to the rude front desk staff , pool staff etc. - on the first day, I was trying to calm dn. and lay by the pool to which I had to listen to the manager and pool attendant arguing in front of me with NO recognition that I was laying there!
We went hotel shopping the 2nd day, to which I can say, we saw many rooms, hotel which are the same or similar price with MUCH better rooms, washrooms, and SERVICE! We checked out, lost our$$ and the front desk staff again, was rude, did not try and fix the problem, and we were left again to climb the 100's of stairs with our luggage! (we are both fit, young) if you had any kind of health problems, good luck! I was disgusted that they still had our $ and still would not help us! if you appreciate and expect 4*+ standards- DO NOT stay here- ! you will be disappointed! TERRIBLE! hotel etc. etc. we proceeded to the ICON hotel- and EXCELLENT! rooms, service, etc. approx. same price for 5* that was a true luxury stay!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010 via mobile

We stayed at the Tholos Resort for 7 nights, and although Steve likened Imerovigli to Mos Eisley (?) we both loved the hotel. Wojtek, Poppi and Michael (and other staff whose names we don't know) were fantastic and couldn't do enough for us. We should make particular mention of Wojtek's food - fantastic, trust his choices as you don't need to order from the menu.....he delivers to your balcony, a truly amazing way to eat. The views are stunning and Imerovigli seemed a very good centre point for exploring the island on our ATV (from Sunbird) and an absolute must (following initial scepticism) for a safe and enjoyable means of transport.
Some good friends were made, not only our resident Canadians and Dallas cowboys, but Chris and Mario the Greek twins (ask Mario about Aberdeen airport!) from Altana Hotel. Whatever you do, head to Katina down Amoudi Bay for the best seafood and views, and the Corner Cafe on Perissa Beach for BBC News and an awesome Chicken Salad!
Thanks again to Wojtek and Poppi for everything, worth every penny and a recommended stay.

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

We stayed at Tholos resort at the strong recommendation of a travel agent at the port, who told us "we would not be disappointed." He was half right.

We were on our honeymoon and for the first two nights, our room was the smallest single I have ever stayed in, sharing a balcony with a family of 5 separated only be a little lattice work. The room was clean, but intensely small and 200 Euro a night! It was probably only 8 feet wide and the maid's closet was outside our only window.

After we complained about being mislead, the staff informed us that it was their only room left and we could be upgraded once others left. They upgraded us to the honeymoon suite a day later at no extra cost, which was easily 3 times the size of our initial room. Breakfast was delivered to our balcony every morning, which was delicious, and the pool was lovely.

Overall, the staff was helpful and the rooms were clean, but you can get a lot more for your money in Imerovigili

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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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
#26 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 Hotel Imerovigli
Tholos Resort Santorini/Imerovigli, Greece

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