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Acqua Vatos Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Main Street, Kamari 84700, Greece   |  
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Ranked #21 of 75 hotels in Kamari
ClaireW1984
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here as our base for getting married and I have to say it was perfect! The hotel staff were brilliant, they doted on my 3 year old nephew and were so accommodating to him and the rest of our party.
Our room was cleaned daily and the rest of the hotel was immaculate.
The breakfast was tasty and the lady doing it all did a fantastic job of keeping on top of things!
The pool was lovely and quiet most of the time which meant guaranteed sun loungers!
It is close to the main stretch along the beach full of fantastic restaurants and bars.
A perfect hotel!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 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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George_Acqua_Vatos, Director of Sales at Acqua Vatos Hotel, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing your impressions from your stay with us.

It is always encouraging to see positive feedback from our guests and we are glad that you have enjoyed you stay with us.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back in!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We have just returned from a week in Kamari, staying at this adorable, cute and stylish hotel. This is the third time we have been to Kamari (we got married there so know the island very well) and I can honestly say we wouldn't stay anywhere else from now on. The hotel is in a fabulous location, the rooms are bright and spotlessly clean and the staff are so sweet and friendly and cannot do enough for you. Cannot wait to return, thanks again for a wonderful stay!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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George_Acqua_Vatos, Director of Sales at Acqua Vatos Hotel, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Thank you for posting your review on Tripadvisor.
We are delighted to see that you spent fabulous time at Acqua Vatos.
Thank you once again for staying with us and hope we will see you again in future.
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Booked this hotel last minute for a friends wedding, and we are so glad we did. The suite we booked was very nicely decorated, included 2 balconies and lots of space within the suite. The staff are exceptional and only too happy to cater for anything you need. Joanna was very friendly and so was the other staff there. The town of Kamari is really nice, all the Greek people working in the restaurants, bars or hotels couldn't do enough to make you happy! Really friendly and cheerful. Wedding was breathtaking, held in the Santorini Winery. Loved every minute of being there, will definately be back later this year

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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George_Acqua_Vatos, Director of Sales at Acqua Vatos Hotel, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Dear Guest,


Thank you for choosing again Acqua Vatos Hotel for your holidays and for taking the time to give us your detailed and most constructive review, which is much appreciated.

We were pleased to see that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that overall you were satisfied with the services and amenities provided.
Thank you very much and we hope to see you again next summer !
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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We booked that hotel because the pictures looked really good and so did the reviews. Upon our arrival, out room was not ready but we thought that was OK cause it's not always the hotel's fault. The hotel was indeed fresh and cute but the basic room is tiny, literally tiny with a boring balcony.
Anyway, we didn't bother about that so much. The morning after it was time for breakfast. If the hotel claims that breakfast is served until 11:00 this means that the buffet should be renewed until then and most of the stuff should be available at least until 10:30. But no, the owners had a different view. We would usually go for breakfast around 10:00 and there were very few things left. And since they were obviously trying to save money by being understaffed, there was only one poor lady taking care of everything at breakfast all by herself! No surprise then that she hadn't noticed that one the cake trays was full of ants!!!
A good hotel is a hotel that can deal effectively with any critical situation that might emerge. After the second day we realized that we couldn't flash our toilet! We reported the problem, they said they would have it checked and that it would be fixed by the time we would be back from dinner. When we came back from dinner the guy who was sitting at the reception didn't know anything about it and of course the problem was still there. To cut a very long story short, I had to ask them every day for three days to fix the problem. In the end they confessed that they had never called a plumper since it was "difficult to get hold of one", so they had been fulling us the whole time. After I had gone nuts and started screaming at them they said that they would place us in a different room. We were furious and just went out to have dinner hoping that that night we would have a working toilet. We came back from dinner and the same incompetent guy that was sitting at the reception the first night said in the most casual way that it was too late then to switch rooms and that they would do it they day after! Note that it was just 10 in the evening at that time! We ended up currying everything ourselves that night from one room to the other, he didn't even ask us if we needed any help! And during the rest of our stay none of the staff would talk to us, they had the nerve to be mad at us!!!
I have never had a worse experience at a hotel and being Greek myself, people like this make me feel ashamed of my country!

Room Tip: Choose one of the hotels in front of the beach instead.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Larbert, null, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We had such a great time , we are coming back this year and bring our friends with us . Here's to another great holiday . Good hotel great breakfast and the best pool and poolside service. All the stall were great the resort is great too good food and very friendly people

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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George_Acqua_Vatos, Director of Sales at Acqua Vatos Hotel, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
Dear guest,

We would like to thank you for choosing Acqua Vatos Hotel for your stay and for taking time to share your kind comments.
We are constantly all working for your smile! Providing you exquisite hospitality experiences and tailor made services is a primary concern to our team and we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel.

We thank you again for your review and we are looking forward to welcome you back.
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This hotel was a great surpise. I wasn't expecting it for the price we payed, but it was great! The hotel is small, but the rooms are ok, beautifully decorated and mine even had a small terrace with a couple of chairs and a table. the bed was really comfy. The breakfast was good, with Greek especialties! I didn't use the pool but it looked good. The staff was great! really helpfull and attentive! it's at 2 minutes walking from the Kamari beach, in a pedestrian way along the beach. We rented a motorbike to go to the other places from the island, as public transportation is scarce. I'd definitely go back to this hotel

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Whakatane, New Zealand
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88 reviews 88 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We were pleasantly surprised with this upmarket hotel which was half the price of our previous hotel over in Oia. This hotel exceeded expectations which were based on the price. It has a large pool with plenty of loungers, a pool bar, another outdoor seating area with huge comfy seats. The hotel is right on Central Road, which ends at the road along the beachfront.
Rooms were artisticly decorated with the theme extending into the bathroom. A patio area onto hotel grounds with a few trees contained table and chairs.
Taxi is cheaper than hotel transfers to airport. This hotel allows you to stay and enjoy the pool etc after checkout and has a shower to use free of charge to change ready for airport tsf.
Shops for supplies are just up the road.
Kamari Beach is pebbly beach so need to use the restaurant loungers which are 5 euro.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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George_Acqua_Vatos, Director of Sales at Acqua Vatos Hotel, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the delightful review and for taking the time to post it.

We are glad that the Acqua Vato's team has lived up to your expectations, and we all look forward to welcoming you again, hopefully soon!
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Additional Information about Acqua Vatos Hotel

Address: Main Street, Kamari 84700, Greece
Location: Greece > Cyclades > Santorini > Kamari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Kamari
#25 Family Hotel in Kamari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Acqua Vatos Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked away in the heart of Kamari in Santorini and just a few passes away of the famous black sand beach, the Acqua Vatos has been fully refurbished and transformed into a hip boutique hotel in the spring of 2011. It is trendy, elegant and from time to time eccentric, with minimalistic design and exhibitionist bathrooms. Acqua Vatos is ideal for families with kids, since there are rooms designed and equipped especially for them. The XXL pool is a star attraction for adults and children of any age. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Acqua Vatos
Acqua Vatos Kamari
Acqua Vatos Hotel Santorini/Kamari

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