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“One of the better hotels in Kamari” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Hippocampus
Kamari 84700, Greece   |  
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Ranked #15 of 75 Hotels in Kamari
Perth, Western Australia
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“One of the better hotels in Kamari”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

My partner and I stayed here in July 2013 for 3 days. We were given an upper floor room at the front (beach side) of the Hotel. This room had a sizeable balcony and had some sea views, although there are quite a number of buildings between the Hippocampus and the sea.
The room was beautifully fitted out with quality fittings and accessories. The bathroom and shower is large, well appointed and one of the best hotel bathrooms we experienced in our Greek travels.
The mattress was excellent quality and we slept well. The shutters on the balcony door and the heavy drapes kept out nearly all noise and light.
However, the hotel adjoins a busy road and a large unsealed carpark, which is dusty, and noisy at night.
The flight path of aeroplanes landing at Santorini Airport also passes within 800M of the hotel. However, most aeroplanes were on their descent whilst we were there, as the prevailing North or NW wind ensures they land mostly to the North.
The breakfast at the Hippocampus was very basic, with a poor and cramped layout for the breakfast area. However, nearly all staff were friendly, helpful and enthusiastic.
The cleaner was less than enthusiastic, though, and we found dust and dirt under the bed.
The pool is large, clean and very popular. An outdoor shower adjoins the pool.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay here, and we would return, and we would recommend this hotel to others.

Room Tip: The rooms on the first floor at the front have a reasonable view, but get very hot in Summer.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

One of the finest hotel we have been in Greece, absolutely value for money!. The owners has given a new standard to the word service, always helpful and always with a smile, we have had a fantastic stay and will always remember the good time we have had and we will surely mis them and not to forget Koppi the dog. Martin, Maddy, Nikki Luitwieler.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We stayed at the hippocampus for 2 weeks this august as we got married in santorini.They were great before we even arrived in santorini, i did pester them with several emails regarding changing beds around in the rooms we had booked and even if they could arrange flowers for my wedding, they replied to my emails almost immediately and were willing to help me with anything. The hotel was so clean( the maid cleans and changes beds everyday), the breakfast was lovely and the staff are so friendly. The hippocampus is the the perfect location bars restaurant and beach are all a stone throw away we couldnt of asked for more. We are definately planning on going back to santorini one day and i wouldnt hesitate to book the hippocampus again.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Leipzig, Germany
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Well equipped room, hotel is perfectly located - close to the beach, shopping facilitys and nice restaurants. The bus station (connection to Firá and Oía) is also around the corner. Nice and helpful staff. Huge pool with lots of deckchairs.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We stayed here for my daughters wedding in June, Artimus was great she helped us sort out so many things in the 10 days we were there.(nothing to do with the hotel). The hotel was idealy located only a very short walk to the beach. The hotel was really light and airy and very clean and if there were any problems with the rooms they were sorted straight away. There was always someone on hand to help if you needed anything. We will certainly be having another holiday here.

Ann & Dave
Pinner

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We booked this in advance of our trip to Greece island hopping. It is a lovely hotel with friendly helpful staff and fantastic facilities. The breakfast and pool were particularly good. It is in a very central location for Kamari beech where there is a lot going on. We did think Santorini was very over developed and lacking in character in comparison with the other Greek islands we visited (Paros, Antiparos and Mykonos) which seemed a shame. The hotel is however perfect.

  • Stayed July 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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Vihti, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My husband and I stayed at this lovely cosy hotel at the end of June. The hotel has excellent location with only a minutes walk to the beach, numerous restaurants and bars. As a family run hotel the service was friendly, our room and bathroom clean and the morning coffee was indeed a real breakfast with greek yoghurt, juice, coffee, bread, creek cheese, fresh tomatoes and cucumber etc. We really enjoyed having breakfast outside on the terrace. The only downside was that our room did not have a beautiful view - we looked at the backyard of hotel with bushes and other buildings.
But this hotel offered us a great value for our money and we would definitely recommend Hippocampus and could quite well visit this hotel again.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Additional Information about Hotel Hippocampus

Address: Kamari 84700, Greece
Location: Greece > Cyclades > Santorini > Kamari
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Kamari
#7 Best Value Hotel in Kamari
#14 Family Hotel in Kamari
#17 Romantic Hotel in Kamari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In Kamari, 50m away from one of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Santorini lies our hotel. Rooms tastefully-decorated, fully-equipped (a/c, fridge, safebox, hair dryer), buffet breakfast, big pool, garden, private parking, internet access. ... more   less 
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Hotel Hippocampus Santorini/Kamari

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