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“Inexpensive, convenient location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Villa Soula

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Villa Soula
Ranked #57 of 82 Hotels in Fira
Corvallis, Oregon
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40 reviews
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“Inexpensive, convenient location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

An inexpensive hotel about three blocks from the bus station in Fira.  The first pleasant surprise is that it is on a quiet side street. The second is that the room was newly redecorated and quite comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful.  Small, covered swimming pool with no room to sit out and sunbathe.  Adequate but definitely not gourmet breakfast served with a thin brown liquid that they kept calling coffee.  Not luxury but not  bad if you are looking for a cheap hotel in Santorini.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2012

I stayed with my girlfriend for 3 nights in this hotel. I can say that the strength of the hotel is the location and its cleanliness. From bus stop that connects the whole island, it is 5-minute walking distance, and to Fira Flea market and center, 3-minute walking distance. For us, it is a big plus because we don't have a driving license, thus we use bus to go everywhere. Breakfast is sufficient. The bed is big and comfy. Overall, we are very satisfied with our choice.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

A small hotel about five minutes walk from th bus station and town centre.
Rather basic, but clean and everything works.
Breakfast is self-service and offers simple continental fare of eggs, meat and cheese, plus cooee, toast and orange juice.
We had an enjoyable three days here.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2012

I have stayed in so many different hotels in Santorini with the majority (if not all) being overpriced holes in the wall relying on the magnificent views as a distraction. Not Villa Soula. We stayed in one of the newly renovated deluxe rooms and it was absolutely value for money. Clean and new bathroom, nice little balcony, a day bed and air con that worked smashingly. What more could we want? 2 minutes from town and the clubs and the centre of town and you don't even need to walk on a main busy road like from Firastefani. That said, if you're not interested in the clubs and will try to get shut eye when everyone else is partying you could hear the music into the wee hours of the morning so that could be annoying to families.

Breakfast wasn't great but then - that's the norm in Greece. You can't beat the location, the amenities and the price. Will ONLY ever stay here again when I go to Fira. Don't get scammed into paying for a view. Everywhere you walk has a view - that's how Santorini is. They just rely on tourists to lap up the view from the bedroom. If you're going in Summer you will find a hundred bars open where you can take in the view and drink an ouzo with some olives for 12 euro - much cheaper and a better experience than paying 300 euro for a room. We ended up paying for triple for the view in Oia and it was nowhere half as good our experience at Villa Soula.

Strong wi-fi connection helped too :)

Room Tip: Pick the newly renovated rooms. They are a little dearer but worth it.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2012

Villa Soula is a comfortable family place.It is only 2 minuits from the centre of Thira town.

Room Tip: You should choose a room at the back side because is more quite.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Raisio, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2011

Location is nice, just few minutes from everything in Fira. Taxidrivers found there easily. Rooms are quite small and ok decorated. Suite had worst location of the hotel, opposite of the reception and the balcony is towards to road. Sheets and towels are washed by hard chemicals, my wife got allergic reaction from them (after that she used our own towel). Receptionist didnt believe that and behaved rudely. Breakfast was quite poor. Best things of the hotel are location and free Wi-fi. Value for money is ok, but there is lot of choices in Fira...

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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gloucestershire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2011

We ended up here due to a Greek air traffic controllers strike, the room was clean with a marble floor, a fridge and television came as standard. The on suite was somewhat small with the WC crammed into the corner but functional. Breakfast was an additional 2 euro per head and consisted of bread, jam, boiled egg and cake with coffee or tea. The down side would be how many boiled eggs could a man face over a week. It is well located a 5 minute walk from the main square, additional benefits was a small open air swimming pool. The staff are very friendly and helpful and organised transfer to the ferry. If we were staying more than one night we may have been allocated a larger room, its goods value for the price.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Villa Soula
Address: Fira 84700, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Fira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #57 of 82 Hotels in Fira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Soula 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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