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Studios Marios
2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Kamari on the Beach, Kamari 847 00, Greece   |  
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Ranked #1 of 28 Kamari B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“EXCELLENT xx”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

me and boyfriend visited Santorini in July and the most fantastic holiday. Marios Studios are the perfect base. I found the hotel very quiet as it was just of the main strip. The rooms were cleaned often and to a high standard. The family were all very friendly and helpful. The beach front has sooooo many restaurants to choose from we tried a different one every night and I did not have one bad meal, breakfast, lunch or dinner. we hired a car one day for 40euros I think. The islands so small it doesnt take long to get round, but you must see the sunset in Oia before leaving! travelling up to Ancient Thira in a car is not for the faint hearted, I probably wouldn't do that again :0) All in all a fantastic holiday!!!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

The help from the Owner was Incredible, the rooms are fantastic and the Views and place is amazing

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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4 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

As usual my partner did a lot of researching on the web before selecting our holiday destination and accommodation for this years summer holiday and after deciding on Santorini the tripadvisor reviews for Studio Marios seemed to indicate this was just the sort of thing we were looking for.

From the moment we arrived Mario, his mum and staff made us feel right at home. Mario is an exemplary host who speaks perfect English and epitomizes the 'nothing is too much trouble' hotelier. Studio Marios itself is a small family run 3 star studio hotel. Our room/studio was tastefully decorated with large murals depicting typical Greek scenes and was immaculately cleaned every day. The beds and linen were new and comfortable and there was a small dining table and chairs as well as a large wardrobe. Our studio also had a small kitchen area with a fridge, 2 electric cooking rings, sink, crockery etc. The bathroom was brand new and very tasteful, with quality glass and porcelain wash hand basin, a wet room style shower and loads of fluffy towels. The room was airconditioned and had a good sized balcony with shuttered french windows, which looked out over the pool and towards the mountains. The balcony had a table and chairs and just as importantly a clothes drying rack, essential after a visit to the beach or pool.

The hotel pool area is relatively small but was again spotlessly clean and as Mario also runs a small, inexpensive poolside bar, many a happy hour were spent relaxing beside it whilst our 12 year old played with the other important member of hotel staff, (Bisou) Mario's friendly spaniel.

The hotel is no more than a couple of minutes walk from the beach and the numerous excellent bars and restaurants of Santorini. There is also large free car park approximately 100 metres from the hotel.

We booked direct with Mario through his website and found the whole process very easy from start to finish.

In summary I suppose the question we all ask ourselves at the end of a holiday is "Would we go be back?" I think the fact that we've just got home and are already looking at dates for next year answers that one.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

We booked a last minute package trip that was self catering. Mario's is well situated one road away from the beach front, towards the southern end of the town. Our room (#11, on the 2rd floor) overlooked the mountain rather than the beach but still had a decent enough outlook.

The kitchen facilities were very basic - two hot plates, a fridge and sink so may not do the job if you plan on making mousakka. There are plenty of decent resturants along the beachfront where +-20 euros will get you a reasonable meal for two without drinks.

The room was spacious and cool, so much so that we thought that we didn't need to worry about arranging air-conditoning (you pay separately for it). Because of the heat we slept with the doors open which was a mistake. Most of the younger crowd get around by scooter so there was constant buzzing of scooters until 2 or 3 in the morning as there is a sizable parking area for the beach just along the street from the hotel. We tried this for a couple of nights but eventually we just arranged the air-conditioning so that we could close the doors at night and get a full nights sleep.

The service was good and helpful tips were offered for a few excursions. The owners dog, Bijou, was very friendly and always up for a bit of attention.

It was helpful to have a pool at the hotel for times when you just wanted a dip but didn't fancy looking for a spot on the beach (and be aware it is a dark pebble beach)


Tip for the area - we found it helpful to take a wander all the way along the beach front before deciding where to have dinner - lots of places offer similar things so shopping around was definitely worth while.

Room Tip: Ask for room 6 or 7 to get the best beach views
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  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

Studios Marios is an ideal place to stay if you're looking for somewhere that is good value, friendly and relaxed. It's a 2-3 star so not the right place if you want luxury but if you want a comfortable place to stay in a good location then its ideal. The rooms are clean, a good size with a fridge, hobs, bathroom, dining table and balcony. We felt very much part of the family feel of the place and right at home. Marios is really helpful and suggested places for us to eat out or visit too which was really useful.

The apartments have a small pool which is fine for a quick dip or chill out but they are located just two minutes walk from Kamari beach which is a black sandy beach with clear water. There are also quite a lot of beach bars and restaurants all along its main strip - they are okay for a few nights but if you're there for a week its good to mix it up with evenings out in other places like Fira or Oia . The bus stop to take you into Fira is located just round the corner.

All in all the apartments were a great place to stay and I would recommend them. All of the people involved in running or working at the apartments were really friendly and it made our holiday all the more enjoyable.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

we have just got back from here and had a fab time marios is a superb host will help you in anyway.the rooms are cleaned everyday and have some really good views ..we loved it here and would recomend anyone wanting to or thinking of booking definetly do .the hotel is a stone throw away from beach and all the shops and beach promenade.if your going antorini definetly book yourself a quad bike 39 euros for the day we did and toured the hole island you just cant get lost amazing beautiful places to see.for the best english breakfast we went to the irish bar faab breakfast and fab host ther too.groove bar is a must ran by english people.we visited perissa water taxi 4 euros each way will take you beach is less pebbly ther definetly invest in some beach swim shoes as the the sand is hot and hot pebbly you can get them anywhere for about 6 euros.the red beach is harder to get too long climb up and down beside a hill and it gets packed out.that was the only down side to the hole holiday and really thats nothing.fantastic place you gotta go ther

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brookfield, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011

Mario is the most accommodating host/owner I've met. Truly his service and attention is 5 star. The room was quiet on the courtyard side facing beach, (we slept with the doors wide open, too), the room was very clean every day, nice balcony with table and two chairs, nice modern bathroom with nice shower, nice thick large towels, comfortable beds. Lobby is nice and the pool, despite it's size, is perfect, always clean, quiet and still fun. I had lots of questions and needed guidance on renting ATV's, getting laundry done, and Mario took care of everything. My daughter's friend got hurt on the beach and Mario came right out, helped her back to the hotel, fixed the cut and made her smile. He's very relaxed but quick and efficient. His family is lovely. Staying at Studios Marios is like staying at a close family friend's house that happens to be a well-kept hotel. Marios is like a family friend who is there when you need him and wants to take care of his guests.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kamari on the Beach, Kamari 847 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Cyclades > Santorini > Kamari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Kamari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Studios Marios 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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