The hotel is located around 5 minutes walk of the bus station and is a good starting point to explore the island. I found the staff to be helpful. The view of the caldera is fantastic on the shared balcony. I stayed on the bottom level and there are a lot of stairs but I didnt find this a problem, it was good exercise, I think most hotels on the cliff will have a lot of stairs. There is a small bottle of complimentary wine in the fridge. I arrived a few hours before check in time and departed late but it wasnt a problem storing my bag with them.
The bad points were most of the time the wifi didnt work my the room, it only worked when I was outside of the room. I was told about this by the receptionist when I checked in, she said to try and go near a window but this didnt work either. I found the air conditioning to be inadequate, it didnt cool the room enough even at full blast. The breakfast could be improved, you choose what you want to drink, tea/coffee/orange juice and they bring you a tray of food consisting of 2 bread rolls, 2 croissants, a hot pastry, and fruit salad. (I thought there was also a bowl of sour cream but having read the other reviews this might have been greek yogurt)
If they could improve on the above, this hotel would be perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kavalari Hotel Fira
- Hotel Kavalari Santorini/Fira