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“Great location, lousy service”
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Hotel Thireas
Ranked #8 of 53 Fira B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 19, 2012

We had to reschedule our ferry coming from Mykonos and I contacted the hotel by email in order to let them know. We had scheduled a ferry transfer but it wasn't rescheduled to our new arrival hour, 2 hours earlier.

We were able to get a taxi about 45 minutes later and arrived at the hotel; reception was CLOSED (nobody was at the hotel to help or even keep our luggage) and we had to wait about 90 minutes before somebody arrived in order to check-in.

Hotel advertised a spa tub that was unusable when we checked in. Despite numerous requests for cleaning it up, it stayed dirty throughout our stay.

We checked out about one hour after the specified check-out time. Staff was adamant about charging a late check-out fee. Said I wouldn't pay a penny because of all the hassle and called it a deal. Rudest service we've had in Greece by far.

All in all, the room was very nice and clean and breakfast was OK. Property has potential if they can just get their act together.

Stayed 2 nights @ September 2009

Room Tip: Stayed at Apollon, very nice suite
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

My wife and I stayed here in may and at first, we were slightly skeptical as there were not too many reviews on this place. Let me say, this was the best hotel we stayed in during our trip to Greece.

Positives: The view is absolutely breathtaking. You are right on the edge of the caldera with great views of the volcano and oia. The room was decent sized with a good sized bathroom. We had breakfast every morning on the terrace which was phenomenal. The manager dimitri was incredibly helpful and was very informative in planning our stay.

The only negative is that there are a lot of stairs to get to the hotel which might be cumbersome for an elderly couple or one with young children. However, if you want to stay in a hotel with a caldera view, every place will require cllimb down steps.

Great trip and great service.

Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

Loved Hotel Thireas! Great view. Breakfast was very good with a pretty large variety. What stood out most was how great Dimitri in reception was. Very friendly and helpful. Truly enjoyed his hospitality. Location was ideal. You will love Santorini amd Hotel Thireas.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

After a rough ferry ride to port, the nice shuttle driver (enzo/ancil-not sure) actually bought us a drink to settle my wife down while we waited for the remaining transfers. Ride to the hotel was 10mins maybe.. he took our bags down the steps to the hotel (not far at all) and made sure Dymitri checked us in- very nice owner-saw that my wife was weary from the ferry ride and thoughfully recommended we get some rest in our room then he'd give us a few recommendations around town. Room was larger than expected with an amazing view. Great bathroom with all the amenities, plenty of storage and electrical outlets-you do need converters, as usual. Also bottled water from the min-bar(book a room w/a minibar). Wind is a factor in May and we had to have 1 days breakfast in bed vs on the balcony, which ended up being fine. Breakfast was simple but good. Hard boiled egg, assortment of breads, yogurt with fruit and coffee/juice. Wonderful hotel, staff, location and the view is amazing- close to anything you could want to do in Fira, short walk to the bus to beaches/OIA.

Room Tip: Book the room with the mini-bar.. snacks/bottled water and even alcohol are cheap.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Booked this hotel for my Parents, I stayed in a hotel nearby. When you first enter the rooms, you find them a little claustrophobic, but once you look at the view, you forget about size of rooms. Unfortunately, all the hotels on the caldera have small rooms, so don't feel that you are being made a fool of ! 10 min walk to center of Fira, about 30 steps descent to hotel, which means you have to climb them again, but good considering where some of the hotels are on the caldera. Lovely hotel, close to everything

Room Tip: A nice bottle of wine towards the end of the evening, looking out onto the caldera !
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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

Stayed here in May 2011. Absolutely could not fault it. The staff were incredibly attentive on check in - provided recommendations and a map to get around. Strongly suggest you do try the restaurants they recommend - they were the best meals we had while in Greece. They also suggested a winery tour which was top notch.

While not overlly luxurious the room had everything we needed - and honestly why would you need luxury when you have that amazing view!!! Breakfast on the balcony every morning was a treat, and there was plenty to keep us fuelled for a day of exploring. The location was superb as well, close enough to walk to everything we wanted, but just far enough away that it wasn't too noisy.

As others have said, yes getting heavy suitcases to and from the hotel is a little difficult - but with the trade off for the view I know which one I'd prefer!

Thanks again Hotel Thireas for making our trip such a fantastic experience. If we are lucky enough to make it back to Santorini one day we'll be staying there again for sure.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 7, 2011

We booked this hotel but had to change to a different hotel the very next day as we were travelling with a toddler.

It was a nice hotel but not suitable for families with babies or the elderly.

The room has steps inside and the bathroom didn't feel very safe. Also, the balcony has a great view but the railings did not have any grills so that baby could fall out.

Will recommend it for couples only.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Address: Fira 84700, Greece
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Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Fira
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Fira
Price Range: $120 - $451 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Thireas 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small luxury hotel situated on the edge of the cliff, offering a breath-taking view of the volcano, the Aegean Sea and the traditional town of Fira. Relax in the terrace-jacuzzi and have your breakfast gazing at the view. A few minutes walk from the town centre. ... more   less 
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