Our stay at this hotel was a selection based on our tour operator (Air Transat). Although the hotel was clean, the front desk staff were not friendly, and made it seem like they couldn’t wait until you checked out. The included breakfast was awful without even so much as a toaster to toast bread. Saving grace was an excellent bakery located just across the street. We went to use the breakfast area one evening to play cards and were told we couldn’t because it was set up for the morning breakfast already. The hotel is also located about a 30 minute walk to where the shopping area was. On an island with so many hotels, I can easily suggest passing on this one.
The rooms are tiny and no view. However, worst of all was breakfast. Almost zero food and no service. The dayshift front desk woman (short, greyhair) was extremely rude and she made us feel like we were putting her out. I'll never come here again. Shame on Air Transat for putting us through this experience. The desk woman should be fired immediately. Not ANY kind of a hotel representative. The hotel location is a slimy area. Poor facade.
We really enjoyed our stay at Albatros. The hotel is charming and we loved the outdoor pool. It’s right near the bus station but we ended up walking to Fira each day which isn’t far at all. The breakfast selection was limited but it tasted good. Our room was larger than expected and we had a balcony with a beautiful view. The bathroom shower was very small though. There are some restaurants, bakeries and a grocery store nearby so you don’t have to go far for whatever you need. Overall, I was happy with our stay at Albatros.
It's not fancy, but Albatros certainly worked for us for the three days we were in Santorini. The hotel is very clean. The rooms, at least ours was quite small, although the air conditioning and fridge worked and we spent so little time there it really didn't matter. The pool area is clean and quiet. As for location we could walk to center of Thira in about 15 minutes. Plus there were a variety of restaurants and shops nearby.
Best things about this hotel is that it has a cool pool, close to the local bus station which is great to get and go to the port, 15min to Thera to walk and close to amazing restaurants and superb local bakery. Its very clean and interior is dated (but not end of the world for a budget hotel) and most rooms have a cute balcony.