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Reviewed May 25, 2011

fantastic view,excellent service...and great moments in jacuzzi

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank NATASSOULA
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Reviewed May 24, 2011

We are just back from a long weekend in spectacular Santorini and, without doubt, our stay at Blue Dolphins was one of the high points of the holiday. It is located at Firostefani, just a few minutes’ walk from the lively centre of Fira. Every part of the hotel is spotlessly clean, its rooms are light and spacious and its breakfast terrace (where one could be tempted to spend the whole day!) has the most amazing view of the caldera. Some of the rooms have private balconies - the view from the one above the breakfast terrace is even better than that from the terrace. Just a few steps lower, the apartment for four used to be a traditional cave house; though it does not offer a view of the caldera, it does have its own private courtyard, which could be a bonus for a family with children.

The hotel is easily accessed by car, something that is not always the case with hotels on the caldera, and we were always able to park just outside the hotel entrance. Its slightly ‘off-centre’ location means that Blue Dolphins offers peace and quiet, though a number of eating and drinking spots are just a short walk away.

The breakfast buffet, which includes excellent coffee, cereals, different kinds of bread, freshly squeezed orange juice, eggs, cheese and ham and – not to be missed! – the owner’s mother’s homemade jams, is constantly refreshed through the 2½ hour breakfast time.

But even more important than all of the above is the truly friendly and hospitable attitude of everyone working at Blue Dolphins. While clearly highly professional, they make you feel as though you are staying at a friend’s house and nothing we asked for was too much trouble. We were offered a map of the island and a printed list of suggested restaurants, bars, beaches, places of interest, etc. Moreover, Alexis (the owner) took the time to find out what sort of holiday we were after and highlighted the ones that were most appropriate for us - he was always spot on! Dionysis and the two ladies looking after the rooms and the breakfast buffet could not have been more charming and accommodating, all of them with a ready smile. Why couldn’t more hotels be like that?

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Vasiwill
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Reviewed May 23, 2011

We stayed at Blue Dolphins for 3 days during May 2011. We really had the feeling that the owners had spent a good amount of time and effort to understand what a traveller really needs and provide you with it. The rooms were clean and tidy and full with all equipment someone needs in vacations, the owners and stuff were very polite and helpfull, always ready to give advice and ideas to have a good time, breakfast was excellent and the location and the view just breathtaking! Plus it is not expensive. I will recomend it to all of my friends!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank gziv
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Reviewed May 23, 2011

if you want a place to go where you instantly forget where you came from and where you'll go back to, somewhere that is unlike anywhere else, and where the view is so breath taking that you feel floating in it, this is the place to be!!!
I am not talking about just a romantic place but somewhere that even my 8 and 10 years old children felt blissful. Not even Disneyland had this affect on them.
We stayed at a villa where grownups and kids can have privacy, which means that we were able to combine family and couple's vacation.
Absolutely worth the money!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank lydiakat
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Reviewed May 19, 2011

We stayed at three different properties during the lead up and a few days after our wedding last September. We chose the honeymoon suite for the night before and after the big day.

If you've looked at other honeymoon suites with a caldera view, you'll know how insane they are. We were not in a position to pay upwards of 400 a night! The Blue Dolphins was lovely, small patio overlooking the caldera (or just look out from bed when lazy!) and a lovely jacuzzi.

The champagne as a congratulations was a nice touch.

My sister and boyfriend stayed in the same hotel after we'd left booked in a standard double and were upgraded to the honeymoon suite, very nice!

We didn't have too much to do with the staff (busy in last minute wedding preparations and family events) but were friendly and kind.

We will be back for the fabulous view with few steps and reasonable prices in such a gorgeous island!

Room Tip: Honeymoon suites were lovely!
  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Jus_12
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