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Hotel Matina
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kamari Beach | Kamari P.O.Box 5213, Kamari 84700, Greece   |  
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Ranked #16 of 75 Hotels in Kamari
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Bucharest, Romania
1 review
“One of the best hotel experiences - ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2010

I would higly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a gorgeous, boutique hotel experience with attentive staff, that's value for money and in an excellent location. The rooms were spacious, well appointed, rustically decorated with Greek charm. I could get a babysitter when requested and the staff were ready and able to assist with tours, transportation etc. Breakfast was great, as was the pool bar / snacks. Fantastic hotel:)

  • Stayed July 2010, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2010

I stayed here for four nights at the end of May, 2010 (I originally booked for two, but saw no reason to leave after that!). As a solo female traveler I was naturally concerned with safety, but I felt entirely safe and well looked after by Vangelis and his staff. They went out of their way to be helpful. As others have noted, the hotel isn't on the beach but is a couple of minutes' walk away, and you'll pass some nice shops and places to eat along the way. The stop for buses heading to Fira and Ia is a block before you hit the beach, and the bus for the Ia Sunset tour I booked at the front desk picked me up right outside the Matina. The room was all I needed - basic, but quiet, clean, cool, and very comfortable. The pool is a nice place to lounge at, with a full service bar, and the complimentary breakfast with homemade breads was an excellent way to start the day! I would certainly recommend it to other solo travelers like myself.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2010

I cannot speak too highly about this hotel. We stayed for two weeks in June 2010, and the owners and staff did their best to make our stay a memorable one. The friendly atmosphere rubs off onto the guests and we met some very nice people who were regular visitors to the hotel. The hotel has a beautiful pool area and pool bar, where were spent several lazy days on the very comfortable sun beds. The rooms are comfortable and spotlessly clean, and are equipped with a fridge. Breakfast is taken on the terrace and is typical of this size of hotel. Cheese, ham, eggs, yogurt, melon, honey and breads are on offer, but sadly no fruit salad. We shall certainly be returning to see our friends at the Matina Hotel..

  • Stayed June 2010, 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2010

Where to start? The Hotel Matina is fabulous. A friend who had been to Santorini previously recommended the Hotel Matina to us and we are very grateful. The hospitality of the Sigala Family is second to none. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. The breakfast that they serve every morning was a great way to start the day. They can help you plan trips around the island and even take you if that is what is requested. The family and staff involved with the hotel ( Vasso & Ender, Matina & Vangelis, Maia & Dimitris, Valentina & Mihaela and of course Hara & Susie) are always more that willing to help make your stay very pleasant. Thank you all for making our stay very memorable. The O'Neal family will be back!

  • Stayed June 2010, 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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Paris, France
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2010

We stayed in Santorini for 3 days. Kamari is a tourist-ressort, so not so much to see as in Fira or Oia, but there's a beach, which is only 2min walk from the hotel.
Transfer from the port was 20 Euro each way, but getting to Fira is easy (bus every half hour). Service was good, (we booked our ferry tickets through the reception). The breakfast was okay, but not great, basic Continental. The pool is decent-sized and has a poolbar (can't bring own drink and food), restaurants, minimarket, scooterrental, dive-center are all close by.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pavia, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2010

I stayed there for a week with 5 friends. We had a great time. The service was great, the location is perfect. Literally a 2 minute walk from the beach. Everything is nearby: besides the beach, there are restaurants, car and motorcycle rentals, a minimarket, a bakery...Everyone is extremely helpful and prices are totally reasonable (at least in June). It is a simple hotel, but comfortable and CLEAN. Rooms have air conditioning and the breakfast buffet is good. We loved the yogurt!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Indianapolis
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2010

I have posted previously about the wonderful time we had staying at Hotel Matina in May. When we left, I inadvertently missed checking one drawer and left all my costume jewelry there. A quick call to them from Athens was all it took for them to find the jewelry and send it to me. It arrived today, intact, and all they asked was that I recommend them. Which I do!!!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Hotel Matina

Address: Kamari Beach | Kamari P.O.Box 5213, Kamari 84700, Greece
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Location: Greece > Cyclades > Santorini > Kamari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Kamari
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Kamari
#11 Family Hotel in Kamari
#19 Romantic Hotel in Kamari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Matina 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Matina is in a quiet flower garden with swimming pool & pool bar, only 2 minutes walk to the beach, in a nice central location of Kamari next to shops, restaurants & bus stop. Feel at "home away from home" according to our repeating visitors & enjoy our fresh buffet breakfast overlooking to pool. There is 24-hours reception, Internet service. Transfers from airport/port on request. Tastefully decorated combining traditional & modern style in elegance! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Matina Hotel Kamari
Hotel Matina Santorini/Kamari

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