My family and I have just got back from a lovely trip to the beautiful island of Santorini and one of the things that made the trip as great as it was, was the wonderful Astro Palace Hotel. Now it's not overlooking the caldera and it isn't right in Fira town but that's what made it great for us. It's within walking distance from busy Fira town but it's also just enough distance to feel like in your own private oasis of calm.
When you arrive at the hotel, the staff are wonderful and run through a little history of the island, they suggest things you can do while your in town and even offer to reserve restaurants, cars, ATVs etc for you which is really useful and we took them up on some restaurant recommendations and ATV rental. We even arranged airport transfers before we left the UK through the hotel so didn't have to worry about that while we were there.
The hotel itself is lovely - exactly as it looks on the website. The rooms were lovely and big and decorated nicely. We did have some issues with the shower, but they were very minor. We didn't use the spa but took a tour and it looked really nice. The breakfast included was more than enough to satisfy fussy eaters and it filled us up until lunchtime when it was time to get a gyro (couldn't get enough of these while we were there). I loved the look of the suites, especially with the roof terrace, but they were a little out of my price range - maybe next time.
We spent a couple of nights in the hotel at the pool bar. It's a bit expensive (12 euros for a cocktail) but for ease sake, it fits the bill. The staff really look after you though so that makes up for the bar tab you can rack up.
All in all, we had the best time in Santorini. It's a beautiful island and our trip was made all the better for being able to stay in such a lovely hotel. Would definitely recommend and if I'm lucky enough to go back to Santorini then I'll definitely be visiting the Astro Palace again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Astro Palace Hotel and Suites with private pool is a new hotel built in 2010 located in Fira town. All rooms have sea view and half of the rooms have also a private pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Astro Palace Hotel Fira
- Astro Palace Hotel And Suites Santorini/Fira