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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Hippocampus Santorini/Kamari