Hotel/Villa Anatoli is a great place to stay, located 5-10 minutes from Fira Town Centre.
The room and hotel itself is clean and they have a very nice pool, but the best part about it is definitely the staff and service.
We had called the previous night to inquire about public transit directions and the owner was very helpful. We had also told her we would be arriving around 12p.m. (check-in at 2) and wanted a tour that would allow us to see the Oia sunset and the volcano the same day as we were only staying one night in Santorini. She told us that we could check in early and would help arrange a tour.
When we first arrived, she welcomed us warmly by our names and offered us free refreshments as it was a hot day out. We had asked to stay in the main building with a view of the sunrise, which is exactly what we were given. She also gave us directions and a map to the main town center.
At this point, we had already booked our tour (went through a detour when we got off at the bus terminal), but she had remembered our request and had a few pamphlets of different tour options for us. As we said we'd also be visiting the hot springs, she offered us towels for our use there.
As promised, we got up around 5:50a.m. and caught the sunrise from the window in our room. We were scheduled for an 8p.m. flight to Athens and had left our bags there while we went to visit Oia.
We had returned earlier only to find out the bus schedules would not fit our flight schedule and they suggested to us that they would arrange for a cab to pick us up and drive us there (18 euros) and even suggested we use their pool and towels to cool off in the meantime (at this point we had already checked out hours ago that morning).
When we were done relaxing in the pool, we asked if it was possible to use a printer to print our electronic boarding passes. Unfortunately, their printer was out of ink, but one of the girls actually ran out to buy new ink to accommodate us! She came back on time, but unfortunately the internet was not working fully and so we could not print... but the level of accommodation was absolutely superb.
We also tried to leave a tip and were refused... they really treat you like family here!
As for the room, it is basic, and everything (AC, hot water, fridge etc) all work perfectly. The only thing was that the wifi signal was not particularly strong, but still worked (stronger in the garden and this is told upfront)... a really minor oversight given the great service here!
We would definitely recommend Hotel Anatoli and would stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We welcome you to Santorini and to our unit, which is located 500 meters from the heart of the island. In a comfortable and family place with a friendly mood and loving for our island, we are waiting for you in order to make your vacation enchanting and comfortable. All rooms are equipped with refrigerator, bathroom, TV , air condition, save box and balcony all of them have a view to the eastern side of Santorini, where you can enjoy the sun rising from Anafi Island. Also there is swimming pool with jaccuzi and parking place. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anatoli Hotel Santorini/Fira