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Philippion Boutique Hotel
Ranked #46 of 82 Hotels in Fira
Certificate of Excellence
Athens, Greece
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

We stayed in this hotel on 23rd of May.When we arrived at this hotel the owner was rude and abrupt that was the start. We had a family room which was two rooms ajoining. The second room with two single beds had no air con which was Ok but if the weather had have been any warmer the kids would have sweltered. The garden views were of the car park. We were a party of 7 and other family members upstairs had a slight view but this hotel is not directly on the caldera. When we complained about the air con the owner told us if we did not like it to leave. This would have been very difficult as we were such a large family group. I contacted booking .com and they were said we were entitled to our money back but that was eaiser said than done ! especialy as we had young children with us. After this the owner bailed my husband up and verbally abused him and threatend to sue us fo complaing to booking.com. My husband stood his ground and made it clear we had a right to make enquire as to where we stood with a refund. This made us very uncomfortable as he was very abusive and shouting at my husband. I would recommend for people to make bookings with hotels directly and pay a deposit instead of a booking company where you pay the whole amount in advance. That way if you decide to leave you only have a deposit to try to get back. The break fast was limited and not much of it we ate breakfast out a couple of times. On the upside the rooms were very clean, the staff very friendly and the hotel is very close to Fira and the pool area is also Ok. I think the owners attitude let this hotel down more than any thing else. I was also concerned that he was this rude to paying guests what did her treat his staff like.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

The owner is rude and nasty , there are NO views , the beds are awful , we had 2 rooms but 1 aircon and were told to open a window , when we complained we were told to go elsewhere , the breakfast was awful

  • Stayed May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for 4 nights recently. We ended up only having breakfast once (it was that bad in quality and always stocked out). The pictures dont do it justice, it's exaggerated. The rooms and accomodations feel thrown together and very cheap. It has no views at all (only the lobby).

The owner's son was very helpful and tried to help and he was by far the nicest person there. The owner was a different story, first thing we got to was to him flipping out at us, followed by another flip out because we wanted to rent a car from a company that was not linked to him. To the point that he almost threw us out because we wanted to check other rental competitors.

We had some friends staying at a different hotel, and when they arrived with us he was angry with us becuase they had accompanied us to the hotel. Would not recommend here unless you only plan on sleeping and getting out for breakfast and pool/beach time.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

Stayed at this hotel for 5 days in mid April at the start of their season - we were the first guests.
The staff are so friendly and helpful, and couldn't have done more for us. The rooms are very spacious and the decor is superb, and the whole hotel was spotless. It is just on the edge of Fira, about 10 minutes walk from the centre, and very quiet while we were there. There is a good sized pool with sunbeds and seating around it, and when we ordered drinks we were provided with a complementary plate of cold meats and cheese. The breakfast was good and had variety. The hotel had transport to collect us from the Port, and then we hired a car for 2 days to see Oia, Akrotiri and Kamari. I would certainly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms 108 & 109 have good balconies and a view of the sea and the sunset.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

My fiancé and I travelled with 10 members of our family to Santorini for our wedding. We searched the internet for a hotel which would be suitable for a large group of young and old. We were delighted with Philippion. The staff are fantastic. Super friendly and very helpful. The rooms are clean and very well presented. Whle the hotel is not in the heart of the city, it is a nice walk to town, with a sensational view along the way. Even my 82 yr old father managed it. The only suggestion I would make, is provision for even a basic room service option offering basic snacks and drinks. That woul have been handy when the kids were in the pool and didnt want to get out for a meal. That would make it even more perfect! We had a great time and would thoroughly recommend it.

Room Tip: Just let them know what you're after when you book. We sent an itinerary of who was arriving whe...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Fallston, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

I stayed in this hotel with my family for a week in June. The rooms were very clean, quit and comfortable. Breakfast was nice and had variety. Staff were friendly and polite. The hotel was in a nice location and 5 min from the town of Fira. I strongly recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

Stayed here for a week in September, first impressions very good, room was spacious and clean, room 111, double room, bathroom and outdoor patio, only issue with this room was that the bed was extremely firm, woke in the morning with a stiff back. Hotel is 5-10 minute walk to the centre of Fira town which was nice after a large meal, also close to Santo winery, roughly 30 minute walk, good for sunset views and wine tasting. Staff at hotel were helpful and friendly, the Albanian guy, don't remember his name is a great asset to the hotel. Pool is nice, quiet most of the time, breakfast is basic but I never went hungry, comprised of tea, coffee, juice, tomatoes, cheese, fruit, cereal, bread, cake and yogurt. I would recommend this hotel, thoroughly enjoyed our stay! We had a car for the week but you could use the bus service which seemed easy to use. If you have a car I would highly recommend a visit to Metaxi Mas restaurant, real greek food.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Philippion Boutique Hotel
Address: Fira 84700, Greece (Formerly Philippion Villas)
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Fira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#24 Luxury Hotel in Fira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Philippion Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Renovated in 2011-12, Philippion boutique hotel is situated on the main street of Fira, just 250 meters from the city centre. This ideal position combines magnificent views of caldera and volcano with all major attractions. Offers comfortable and quiet rooms with unique design and all amenities, swimming pool, restaurant –bar and quality services from experienced staff 24 hours daily. Free arrival transfer and free high speed Wi-Fi are also available. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Philippion Villas Hotel Fira
Philippion Hotel Fira
Philippion Boutique Hotel Santorini/Fira

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