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El Greco
Ranked #21 of 81 Hotels in Fira
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Stayed for 3 days this month after a couple in Athens. On the edge of Fira (5 minutes walk), its well appointed with pools, nice rooms and a pretty attentive group of staff. The breakfasts were plenty in variety and the solid turn over meant it was fresh as. My wife hurt her foot in Athens, so we decided to drive. The staff had a hire car to us in 30 minutes and we drove the whole island, seeing all the sights and finishing up at dinner in Oia...wow what a sunset. Had a nice bar which stayed open late and with some nice young engaging lads looking after us. No complaints here. would I go there again if we went? Sure

Room Tip: Theres a few levels. Get closer to the reception building unless you want a bit more exercise
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

We spent a lovely week here. I love the way that the hotel is spread out so that you never feel like it's too busy. The pool ares are very relaxing, food at the pool bar is good but the breakfast was disappointing, not much choice same things almost every day.
The location of the hotel is very good just a few minutes walk to the centre.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

The El Greco is lovely. Clean and convenient to town, just a short walk north. The staff is very helpful. The hotel was relatively large and was very busy while we were there. There are 5 sort of cul de sacs, each with their own pool. We stayed in the newer portion of the hotel (Room 012) which is further away from the front desk but more updated then others in the complex. We had our own "restaurant" for breakfast, less foot traffic, and our wifi was much better than in rooms closer to the front desk

Odd obsevration: They give you one key for the room no matter how many people. Also, the key ring contains a tag with the room number as well as the key to the safe in the room. Suggest removing safe key from the ring.

Renting a car was very easy as the front desk staff makes the arrangements and the car is brought to the hotel. The staff was also very helpful in arrnaging tours and recommending restaurants.

Room Tip: the literature says the hotel was recently updated - the exterior is beautiful but some rooms still...
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Stayed here for a week with friends. Great location right next to the town of Fira, only a 3 min walk, if that. Hotel is very clean and the rooms, although a bit basic, are fine. Breakfast is very disappointing. Same food every day and no chef present to cook eggs/omelettes etc. wifi poor around the pool, but better in reception. Staff super friendly and very efficient, particularly the bar staff.

Room Tip: All of the rooms have excellent location next to a swimming pool
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

The hotel is very close to Fira town only 10 min. away. The room was very clean and spacious. The breakfast was disappointment. Also the wifi in the room was not very strong. I will recommend this hotel highly.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Nice and close to Fira with just a five minute walk which is great. The hotel itself is not the best, we came at the end of season so the spa was closed and not all items on the menu were available.
The exteriors of the hotel are impressive, but for a recently renovated hotel, the rooms leave much to be desired. They're extremely basic with dated furnishings and an empty mini bar.
The restaurant is the same, resembling a school camp cafeteria and giving a drab and dull feeling.
The staff were not very friendly or helpful, they seem to prefer to sit at the bar chatting than serving you. We ordered lunch by the pool and our dirty plates were still sitting there the next day at lunch time. The young girl at reception is great, happy to help with whatever she can.. If it wasn't for her I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

This hotel is close to Fira town, just 5 minutes walk to carrefour supermarket, and few more steps you reach FIRA.

Hotel has a lovely swimming pool, due to the chilly weather, i didnt jump into the pool as its icy cold. (This hotel do consider handicapped friendly.) They do have a varieties of breakfast buffet, pretty decent :)

The only comment i had was the wifi, you can hardly access to internet in the room, but you get strong signal once you step out of the room. Well, not a big issue as i'm here for holiday, but it will be a plus if this can be improve.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about El Greco

Address: Fira | Box 91, Fira 847 00, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Fira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#15 Luxury Hotel in Fira
#21 Family Hotel in Fira
#34 Romantic Hotel in Fira
Price Range: $125 - $309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — El Greco 4*
Number of rooms: 89
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Also Known As:
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