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Homeric Poems
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Firostefani
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Key West, Florida
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“Idyllic pampering”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

Splurge and get the private pool suite if you can. Spacious, tastful and one of the doors to the bedroom opens onto your pool, i.e. jump into the pool from the bedroom, really! Great staff and beautifully designed and decorated rooms. Like most places in santorini, you must be able to climb steps, equivalen of five flights from the main pool to the street level. Incredible experience! Amazing views of the sea, whole west side of island and sunsets!

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

just returned from Homeric Poems and miss it very much already.
we stayed in the Achilles Honeymoon suite which was fantastic. The suite is situated at the lowest part of the hotel complex, just below the pool / bar area. this gives you the advantage of totally uninterrupted views of the caldera from the large terrace (and also from the bathroom ). the one disadvantage is the number of steps you need to conquer to get back up to the town. You'll probably spend most of your time, as we did, in the stunning pool or on your private terrace, so in reality the climb up shouldn't bother you too much. However, anyone with mobility issues may struggle. In fairness though, this is probably the case for most of the island.
We found the staff to be extremely friendly and helpful, a fact made more apparent as at the time, the whole island was without power for a couple of days.
We also thought the location was great, 10 min walk to Thira and 5 min walk to some decent restaurants in Firostefani. Would recommend Mylos / Ginger ( sushi ) / Vanilia.
Homeric poems offer breakfast, served on you terrace, which is fantastic. the rest of the time its a case of room service, as there is no restaurant as such. Food was great though and decent value.
All in all, we went looking for a quiet break from London with some sunshine and relaxation. Homeric Poems gave us everything in spades. Will go back

Room Tip: Honeymoon suites at the bottom have the best views
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chavenay, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

After a long flight delay, we made a late booking at Homeric Poems. We got to the hotel around midnight ... unfortunately to be told that the hotel was overbooked and that we would stay at the nearby "Belvedere hotel".

It was very late ... and there was not much we could do. Unfortunately the room was awful. Unfinished electricity, dirty bathroom, and all together very basic. Paying over 300 euros a night, it did not meet my expectations at all !

We slept there and met the manager of Homeric Poems the next day. She is a nice person. We moved straight away to a room which some guests had left early morning. We had a nice breakfast and a relaxing morning contemplating the breathtaking view from the room terrace. After some talk, the price of room was discounted 30% which seemed OK.

I still believe when an hotel charges so much for a room, overbooking is simply unacceptable.
Homeric Poems is a really a nice place ... providing you stay there !

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

After the chaos of the port in Santorini it was just wonderful to get here. Its so cool, with its knee high gate, boat on the roof and welcoming donkey, you just feel you belong there and the staff make sure that feeling stays for your whole stay. While the rooms are cool white the view is red hot, you could watch that sun going down, over the caldera for ever and still not get bored. The hotel has a great little pool with the view, Santorini is about the view! Fira is just a 10 minute walk away and well worth it. some great restaurants nearby including Mama Thira. All in all great and worth every penny. Breakfast in your room/balcony is also a lovely touch and a good brekky too boot. Will be back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

I have been to Santorini 6 times, and Homeric Poems is the perfect place from which to experience both the peaceful private enjoyment of the Caldera from your villa, and ease of location to see the rest of the island. The POOL is amazing - picture perfect, essentially an infinity pool with the most dramatic views of the caldera. The Service is fantastic - both the front-office staff and the pool/bartender staff. Getting anything is simply a call or a wave. The Rooms are gorgeous. Well done again, hope to return to my Firostefani home again soon!

Room Tip: I've stayed at Three different Rooms - most recently the Aiolos Suite, which was perfect/romanti...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed here in early June. We had the honeymoon suite which was incredible, we were greeted by the fantastic Rosella, a lovely bottle of white and a beautiful dessert. The staff really worked so hard to make sure we had a wonderful time, George on the bar especially deserves a mention as a real legend! I can't speak anymore highly of the Homeric and it was everything and much much more that we wanted from a romantic break on the beautiful island.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

They had me from the very first moment welcoming us on our private terrace with a lovely little Greek snack and a delicious mint and lime sorbet for a welcome - of course all accompanied by the absolutely breathtaking view of the Santorini Caldera!

PLUS:
located close to Fira (about 10 minutes' walk), but in the quieter Firostefani, so you can enjoy lively Fira and then relax at your place
beautiful hotel and rooms that suit the surroundings very well, private terrace for every room
breakfast served to your private terrace, I loved it!
friendly and attentive staff
really good shower quality (definitely better than I expected in Greece)

MINUS:
our room (Eurydike) was the closest one to the pool, on the one hand quite useful, on the other hand not the most quietly situated room (pool activity and we had rather chatty neighbours in the neighbour hotel, which was just next door/terrace)
a few more sunbeds would be helpful

All in all a really nice place, that we can highly recommend. We will come back :-)

Room Tip: Rooms close to the pool are not as quiet as others and it takes a lot of steps to reach them
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Homeric Poems
Address: Firostefani 84 700, Greece
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Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Firostefani
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Firostefani
#3 Luxury Hotel in Firostefani
#4 Family Hotel in Firostefani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Homeric Poems 5*
Number of rooms: 19
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