A pleasant and peaceful (but mid-range) place to stay if you're looking for a chance to escape the rat race.
LOCATION. Located in a quiet spot outside Kamari, Thalassa residents can access their own very quiet, private (black) beach, to watch beautiful Greek sunsets, or swim with the fish which can be seen close to the shore. It's also within an easy - less than 10 minute - walk to Kamari, for shopping, restaurants, excursions, or access to public transport (which is superb, always on time, and can help you travel throughout the island - to Oia and Fira, or to a local outdoor cinema - easily and very cheaply). Quads, cars and scooters can also be hired here.
HOTEL'S FACILITIES. On the very positive side, the hotel's public facilities - a swimming pool, 'dipping' pool, restaurant and outside eating/ drinking facilities are all very attractive, well-maintained, clean and guests are well provided for. The food was generally reasonably good (although don't expect lots of variety or seafood).
LESS POSITIVELY. The two main disappointments we encountered were the quality of the rooms/ apartments; and the rediculously overpriced services on offer.
The room was housed in what was a very pretty little building from the outside. On the inside, although clean, it was fairly shabby and had a bit of an ongoing damp smell, despite daily cleaning and open windows. No glasses, cups, kettle or iron were provided (although there was a fridge which helped). Air conditioning was limited to the bedroom area. And the bathroom looked like it could really have benefited from being (inexpensively) spruced up. (The bins for used toilet paper - and yes I know this isn't solely a Greek thing - didn't help).
Do be wary of charges for optional services. I was charged €60 for two 5-10 minute journeys to and from the airport, arranged by the hotel. (I did try to book transfers elsewhere online but couldn't see any cheaper. If there's a next time, I'll turn up at the airport and take my chances). Their prices for Santorini excursions also appear to be around twice that charged by Kamari tour agents. Do also be prepared to pay London plus prices for an on-site beautician. .
Leaving those things aside though, it's a good little hotel to base yourself in so long as you get a good deal on price, don't opt for the 'extras', and get a little more demanding than we were regarding room quality.
Possibly worth being a little more demanding than we were and asking if there are other, better room...
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