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Hotel Kavalari

Fira 84700 Greece
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#36 of 93 hotels in Fira
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The Kavalari, a small unique hotel originally a captain's house, the property retains its traditional island architectural style. Situated on the rim of the Caldera, 300m above the sea, the property has exterior stairways which wind down the cliff face to various flowered terraces overlooking the volcano. Rooms are built directly into the cliff with access to various flowered terraces where guests relax enjoying beautiful surroundings and spectacular sunsets.
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Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Greek
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BSBtraveller wrote a review Oct 2019
Melbourne, Australia299 contributions205 helpful votes
You simply could not find a better location for your stay in Santorini than this hotel, located smack in the centre of Thira. Whilst not the fanciest property on the island by any means, the location means you don’t need to leaves our hotel to jostle with the masses to se the sunset and taxis can get as close as anywhere and the walk is an easy 100m from the drop of point. (No hotel on the view side has drop off). The reception team are very friendly and super helpful with tips and info. There are so many restaurants close by. There is a small plunge pool, but no swimming pool, so if that is a must for you look elsewhere. The rooms are very clean and simply furnished and the breakfast is typical continental. I felt very lucky to have found this hotel and for the price, I think you cannot do better.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: Don’t pick room 13 it’s next to the breakfast room and they start at 5am. All the others would be...
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Meryl S wrote a review Oct 2019
Hollywood, Florida20 contributions18 helpful votes
Awesome location, comfortable large bed. spectacular views, wonderful stay, spacious room with really large shower. Great breakfast with a variety of meats, cheeses, croissants, and of course Greek yogurt and fresh fruit! Wonderful hospitality and service.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Laura M wrote a review Oct 2019
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Never met a staff as friendly and genuinely nice, every single person has a smile on their face and is willing to help and cares for your needs. Salim and his amazing fresh breakfast deserves more than 5 stars. The view is breathtaking and the hotel and their many beautiful potted plants are well kept up with. Conclusion impeccable customer service, super clean, amazing view and very well located.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Zoe K wrote a review Oct 2019
Cross Gates, United Kingdom15 contributions1 helpful vote
Where do I start.....we had a wonderful time at this hotel, it had everything we needed. This hotel is a hidden gem in a busy and expensive location and the cost of the Kavalari is very reasonable compared to other hotels close by. The views are beautiful which is why the cost of hotels on the cliff edge is high. People flock to see the views but at the Kavalari you get to watch the sunsets and Caldera from the luxury of your own balcony in a quiet crowdless space and photograph them all you like. That’s worth paying for. The staff here are friendly and more than helpful where they can be. We had a superior room (room 11) which is 2 flights down from reception. We had read the web page and wanted a bigger room with a balcony, we got what it said in the booking and what we paid for. Not all rooms have a balcony and these are cheaper but it clearly tells you what you get for your money on the web pages. The rooms are unique as this is a converted fishing captains house, don’t expect square modern hotel rooms, they are not. Most rooms are white washed cave type uneven walls which made it different. Thats what added to the character of this holiday for us, which we liked. The shower was small but had good strong hot water supply and the towels were lovely white & clean and changed daily. The room was spacious and had a big bed which was made daily and bins emptied daily. Fridge in room so you could keep your own drinks cold. Hairdryer in bathroom and tv in bedroom with limited news channels. Breakfast out on the seating landing was a served continental with plenty of nice fresh food : bread, boiled eggs, choc au pain, local cheese tarts, croissants, ham, cheese salami, fresh fruit salad and Greek yogurt tea and coffee everyday again sitting watching that spectacular view! We couldn’t want more. Little jacuzzi was nice to put feet in during the warm days when we got back from walking but it is cold water so we were not brave enough to actually sit in it even though the weather was 23 degrees. Loads of places to sit out in comfort and watch the world go by and sun sets. Hotel sat right on the Main Street to the bars, restaurants and shops, everything is on your door step. Bus station 5 min walk which takes you to all the other towns hourly for around 1.80-2.80 euros each way. The hotel is on a cliff side, do not go if you don’t want to climb stairs, again it’s part of the hotels charm and reflects the whole town which has stairs in all directions every couple of meters. I cannot stress how good this hotel is for the price, other hotels nearby are charging up to £300-£500+ per night for same views. I would definitely recommend booking a superior room upwards.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Carolina Rosali... A wrote a review Oct 2019
12 contributions15 helpful votes
The rooms at the Kavalari Hotel are cave-like and bathroom is small. BUT-the view made up for it. We had a great sunset and sunrise view everyday!. Our room was facing the water! Breakfast was very good. Dena and Lorenzo provided excellent service. The hotel is very close to restaurants and shopping centers.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: Request for higher floor room especially if you have mobility issue
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$104 - $251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Kavalari
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Kavalari?
Nearby attractions include PK Cocktail Bar (0.02 miles), The White Door Theatro (0.1 miles), and MATI Art Gallery (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Kavalari?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Kavalari?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Kavalari?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Kavalari?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Kavalari?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lombranos, Kaliya Reimagined Food & Drinks, and Falafeland.
Does Hotel Kavalari have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Kavalari offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Kavalari?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Kavalari?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Castle of St Nicholas (4.4 miles), Ancient Thera (4.5 miles), and Windmills of Emporio (4.6 miles).
Does Hotel Kavalari have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.