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Cavo Bianco
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kamari 84700, Greece (Formerly Astro Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 75 Hotels in Kamari
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“Lovely but not quite 5 star ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A bit of a delayed review but visited the Cavo Bianco for 1 week in August 2014. Whilst it is a lovely hotel, it's more of a good 4 star rather than 5 star. Lovely decor, very white, fresh and contemporary and although apparently it was fully booked, very quiet at times which was nice. Rooms are average sized (we had a junior deluxe) so not sure what the 'cheaper rooms' would be like. Rooms advertised to have tea coffee facilities although I had to ask 3 times over 2 days and the same for bathrobes. They really should include bottled water in the rooms. It's little things like that that make the hotel better. Nice toiletries though and the maid made up the room at great speed! Lovely touch was the balcony jacuzzi although not sure how often it's cleaned. Staff lovely and friendly. Spa was too small and the gym was very uninviting. Breakfast nice, croissants were amazing, fresh from the oven. Newly opened hotel but there are many improvements that they could make to ensure that this hotel is a true 5 star. For example, as it's such a small hotel, they could make eggs to order, include lattes and cappuccinos in the included breakfast, serve fresh juice rather than sugar syrup, offers for lunch and dinner at the hotel restaurant. I understand that they don't need to but we barely saw anyone eat at the hotel restaurant and because of that, there is no atmosphere in the evenings. Lovely pools which are nicely lit up with twinkle lights with lovely sun loungers and 4 poster beds. The pool by the bar seemed a waste as the chairs were for sitting not lying down so no one really used it and the chairs didn't seem to serve their purpose in the evenings as all guests headed out to local bars and restaurants.

Another petty thing is the lack of English Tv channels. We had a hazardous kettle where I nearly burnt my hand because of a faulty kettle which to be frank, should have been checked before given to us! We had a whole morning without any electricity and there was no communication between the hotel staff and the guests with regard to this which is bad form.

About santorini itself, beautiful island. Lots to do. Easy to get local bus to Fira and Oia which are must see places for the sunset. Beaches are all black sand which really aren't my cup of tea but are crazy busy and you have to pay for loungers. Water shoes would be advisable. We hired a quad bike for a day to go around the island and that's highly recommended. All in all a lovely trip and would definitely return but would stay in the luxury suites in Oia!

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here with a large group of teammates and was completely wow-ed the moment we stepped through the gate. Everyone spoke English very well and the service was honestly unmatched. I could go on and on about how delicious the breakfast was too! Everything was so fresh and we truly did not want to leave. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to be treated like royalty, visiting the island!

  • Stayed October 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

very warm hotel near kamari beach (just 3 minutes walking distance) and right in front of the bus stop to santorini town for those who do not want to rent anything like we did.

The staff was amazing, so welcoming and nice after a very long trip, and actually all over our stay that you feel really at home. Definitely would stay again at cavo bianco.

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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A nicely renovated Hotel, nice size rooms, very good service and good quality food. The pool area suits up to about 10 people which was rarely the case, we really liked the external bar near the 2nd pool/dining area. The Hotel is on 2-3 minutes stroll to the beach, close to the airport and bus pickup/drop off point. The only issue was the lack of hot water during peak usage times. Cheers Cameron & Amanda

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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A very special hotel - I like it. Near the beach and seaside. Very nice breakfast. A nice bed, nice staff. Clean and tidy. We stayed for a week at the end of September and the weather was quite windy. 20141022

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Just back from a wonderful stay at Cavo Bianco, Great location,fantastic hotel with lovely design with wonderful staff about 15 mins max to the hotel from the airport price about 15 - 20 Euros in a cab you can ask the hotel to book this for you in advance which we did and worked out well and was 20 euros. Breakfasts were good with a wide choice of fruit, cereal, bread jams hot food eggs, bacon, juices, tea, and pastries and always came round with the coffee frequently !!! The Hotel offers spa treatments had a facial which was very good 55 euros for an hour. The staff were always very helpful and friendly, the receptionist was always on hand to answer any questions we had. 10 mins walk to the beach, if you buy a drink at one of the restaurants on the beach front the beds are normally free they normally have a sign up to say this but check first just in case. Restaurants to visit in Kamari are Honey & Thyme turn left out of hotel 2 mins down the road great friendly service and good food. Nichteri along the beach front great service and excellent food also Sabbia Nera had great pasta. Gin and tonics were about 7- 9 euros each depends where you go, but wine was good value and so was the food. Take a trip to Oia and stay for the sunset best to book a table for dinner with a view, when we arrived we walked round and found a place by chance called Sunsets bar- restaurant which we booked there and then, the food was great and we had a fantastic view of the sunset !! Visit Fira, you can get a bus outside of the hotel that takes you to Fira the capital for 1.60 euros each way, you arrive at a small bus terminal where you can catch your next bus onto Oia for another 1.60 euros good bus service takes about 15 mins to Fira and another 20 mins to Oia Well worth a visit the hotel will give you a bus timetable and a map but check timetable as in late season the times can change. We also had a day trip to the volcano and hot springs which we got for 25 euros each normally 30 euros as the season is due to end in a couple of weeks but the weather we had was great. Places to eat in Fira which were nice were Ampelos wine bar and Argo restaurant which were near each other with very good views. Visit ancient Thera 40 mins or so to walk up the mountain or take a car or there is a little train that can take you to the top for 10 euros each and they gave us a bottle of water in the price the last train down is 2pm but be there 10 mins before departure. You can also take a walk down the other side of the mountain to Perissa which is a little steep to walk back up but once in Perrisa you can have lunch at one of the restaurants on the beach when you arrive and then take a water taxi back to kamari which takes about 20 mins for 4 euros each or walk back up the hill.

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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We stayed as a family (couple with a child and an Infant) for 3 nights at this beautiful hotel. It is a relatively small place with some 30 rooms but very well maintained.

Positives:
1. Location. Just few minutes walk from the beach.

2. Property. In terms of look and feel. Cleanliness.


3. Room. Spacious and unique structure. Sleeping area is like a loft.

4. Private jacousi. But the weather in which we went was not of much use.

5. Swimming pool. Nice area for sun bathing.

6. Staff. Friendly,courteous and willing to help on every thing. They even allowed us a late check out to accomodate our flight timing. Vicky and Dimitris are very friendly and helpful...so are the other staff members though we dont know their names.

7. There is a car rental / tourist information shop in front on the hotel. Adonis and Nicos were very helpful and flexible.

Overall the experience was so nice that there is now a lingering wish to revist the place.

  • Stayed October 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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Additional Information about Cavo Bianco

Address: Kamari 84700, Greece (Formerly Astro Hotel)
Location: Greece > Cyclades > Santorini > Kamari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Kamari
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kamari
#10 Romantic Hotel in Kamari
#13 Family Hotel in Kamari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Cavo Bianco 5*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cavo Bianco Resort combines beauty with pleasure, breathtaking surroundings with exceptional facilities, high class accommodation with impeccable service. If you wish for luxurious holidays at an elegant, stylish environment with a traditional touch, then Cavo Bianco Resort is the place for you. It combines luxury and style with modern amenities. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Astro Hotel Kamari
Cavo Bianco Santorini/Kamari

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