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The Hotel "Afroessa." Afroessa hotel praises romance. Our guests experience the exceptional view from our "old canavas" rooms, set atop Santorini's hillside. The original site of a winery built in 1700, it was renovated in 1998 on its existing foundation. Our ten studios, each with its own unique archway are built on five levels, with their own magical view of the Caldera. Each studio is individually decorated giving each its own distinct character, yet maintaining the traditional style. The beds are built into the foundations and the furnishings and decorations chosen so as to enhance the warm and romantic feelings created by the surroundings. The priceless moments which you will experience during the enchanting sunsets from your balconies and the relaxing pool bar, with chill-out music will forever remain in your memories, reminding you of the serene calm and magic of Afroessa.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Full body massage
Rooftop terrace
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Car hire
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Room service
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Greek
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Maggie Z wrote a review Jun 22
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Hotel staff and the views are the only reasons why I’m even giving this a star. The manager, Elena, is the worst manager I’ve ever encountered. Our flights were delayed a day and we exchanged emails to keep our prepaid upgraded rooms with private pools. When we arrived, she had given our rooms away and downgraded us. After discussing on the phone, she promised to refund us and now has completed ignored all emails and WhatsApp messages. I would not stay here ever again given how Elena has managed the place. She made our honeymoon extremely stressful and frustrating.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
Margaret L wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Traveling in the time of Covid is a challenge and traveling with a cane in this era is a bit much. Our charming host Eddie, was able to give us an easier access room. We had the best, newest room but it was 200 steps down. The hotel is built into the rock wall and our first room was actually under the swimming pool! The breakfast Eddie prepares is huge and delicious. He’s also our bartender! That’s what I call full service!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Anna wrote a review Oct 2021
United States7 contributions1 helpful vote
Eddie was our welcoming host. He was very accommodating and fun to spend time with in the spacious lounge, where he is both bartender and breakfast cook. Our room set at the edge of the sea with panoramic views of Santorini. A traditional, quaint Greek restaurant is only a short walk from the hotel, where we returned for dinner each night.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
natalie k wrote a review Sep 2021
Antelope, California11 contributions1 helpful vote
ELENA the manager charged me $1000 dollars for a room full of ALGAE and MOLD!!! HEALTH HAZARD!! As soon as I opened the door for my room there was a HORRIBLE odor, sewer like!! I realized it was coming from the bathroom but it was so strong it was in the entire room. We opened the door to air our the room for an hour in hopes of the smell decreasing and I also sprayed my perfume all over the room. after I decided to lay in bed and that’s when I realized the bed sheets had weird stains all over! We spoke to reception at that point regarding the smell and sheets and he came to the room. He said he will try to run water through the drains to try to make the smell better and brought new sheets. We left the room for him to “clean”. We came back around 9 or 10 pm and the room was still horrible smelling. It was so strong I honestly got a bad headache and the new sheets still had stains (just a different type) and the man said sorry we don’t have any rooms you can move to. Besides this the room is in horrible condition, the bathroom has mold in it, the shower head has algae, and the bed looks like a motel 6 bed. NOT SURE HOW MOLD AND ALGAE IS ACCEPTABLE IN A 4 STAR HOTEL?!! I paid $$$$1000$$$ FOR 3 Nights for a room with mold, ALGAE, and a SEWAGE SMELL!!!! At this point I decided to contact hotels.com to see if I can move to a different hotel, they said the manager of the hotel ELENA refuses to refund us and is charging us the full amount and does not care about us sleeping in a room that is a health hazard!!!! I ended up moving to a different hotel at 11PM just 2 minutes away that was an actual 4 star hotel for the same exact price. AGAIN , thank you ELENA, you are a true SCAM ARTIST!! I also have pics of everything!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
Mike0299 wrote a review Sep 2021
New York, New York, United States9 contributions7 helpful votes
Afroessa has a great terrace and pool but is otherwise a little unremarkable for a caldera view hotel. Rooms are ok with lovely views, but ours was directly on the caldera walk and was therefore rather noisy. Afroessa is a long hike to Fira, but that was a good thing in our book.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Avoid rooms on caldera walk (there are 3). next to reception and next to pool
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Timmy P wrote a review Aug 2021
Oxford, United Kingdom13 contributions11 helpful votes
Afroessa has some of the best views on the island, in my opinion. The moment you walk in you are pretty blown away by the entrance views and they continue all the way down to the pool. We stayed in room one which was nice. It had a hot tub which sadly didn’t work until the last day but other than the pool bar being closed was our only complaint. Edi was great and looked after us during our time there. If you want something quiet and with stunning views we’d recommend this hotel. Also big shoutout to the cleaning staff there, they were so lovely!!!
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Date of stay: August 2021
Ben M wrote a review Aug 2021
San Francisco, California5 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed in Afroessa Hotel this week, and we are extremely disappointed in the hotel management. We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights, and one the 2nd day we were forced to switch rooms last minute because the management made a mistake with the booking. The manager was unfriendly and unaccommodating even though the error was the hotel’s fault. The pool and view is nice, but I would not recommend this hotel to friends or family due to the very poor hotel management.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Helen wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
To echo the reviews below, Afroessa hotel is a blissful, idyllic retreat with stunning views. But the most important thing for travellers to know right now is how safe and comfortable we felt at all times during our stay. Elena and Eddie were so welcoming and the breakfast picnic delivered to our balcony each morning was a wonderful touch. This is a truly special place and we cannot recommend it highly enough.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: The sunset views from the jacuzzi on the balcony of the honeymoon suite are unbelievable!
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cmf527 wrote a review Dec 2019
Beijing, China32 contributions15 helpful votes
My husband and are more off the beaten path travelers looking for a more authentic experience and getting to know the locals and culture. I did a lot of research for this tip and we visited Milos and Folegandros before making our way to Santorini. I wanted to enjoy the beautiful views without all the crowds so we settled on Imroveligi and I am so happy we did. We really enjoyed this part of our trip so much. Loanna was so kind in helping us to plan our days and since we traveled in early may it was before peak season we got to spend time with her. On the last night of our trip she made a special vegan meal for me and went to the store and peraped the entire meal. I still talk about how special and memorable that was for me. She wanted me to get a taste of the way greeks make Vegan foods and it was absolutely delicious. I had been meaning to write this review for some time but couldn't find the name. I highly recommend Afroessa!!! I hope we will return next year!! We Traveled May 2015.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Sleep Quality
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Stephanie K wrote a review Oct 2019
Pinellas Park, Florida13 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I’s stay at Afroessa was amazing!!! I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a beautiful, relaxing, and romantic getaway in Santorini. I am so happy that we decided to stay in Imerovigli instead of Fira or Oia. It was a short and scenic walk to Fira. From Fira, you can take a bus to pretty much anywhere. The hotel was peaceful, and the views were absolutely breathtaking. Also, the staff was so helpful!!! I would stay here forever if I could!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled
$187 - $355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Afroessa Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Afroessa Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sand Lily Boutique (0.2 miles) and 363 Lounge (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Afroessa Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Afroessa Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Afroessa Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Afroessa Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Afroessa Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Confetti Dessert Boutique, Kapari Wine Restaurant, and Le Moustache Caldera Pool Lounge & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Afroessa Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Afroessa Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Afroessa Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Afroessa Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Afroessa Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Afroessa Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Castle of St Nicholas (3.2 miles).