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Blue Dolphins Traditional Apartments
Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Firostefani
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“Amazing stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

We had booked the very basic room and were upgraded to a large room with a huge private balcony upon arrival. Unbelievable. Views were breath-taking, especially after a long journey to Santorini from SFO. Breakfast was great as well. The location in Firostefani was ideal - farther away from the hustle and bustle of Fira (though still walkable) and with several nice restaurants and shops nearby. We also explored the surrounding villas and cliffs neighboring the hotel, and the whole atmosphere was just so tranquil and quaint. Wished we could've stayed forever!

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

BEST location by far on the island!! At the top of gorgeous village Firostefani , overlooking the caldera and the volcano. Only 7 min walk from the center (Fira village). Haven't slept in a cleaner room than that of this unique hotel!! 5 star establishments cannot compete with how clean my room was. They cannot also compete with the quality of the homemade breakfast that was served every morning at the cliff hanging veranda!!! And what about the staff ? Well I left from there with 3 new friends!! Alexis , Dennis and Thomas!! Amazing guys gave me all the information needed ( and more) of what to do , what to see , where to eat and drink on this magnificent island!! If you are lucky enough to spend a night with one of them and leave the island from the "inside' (as they do) you'll have a lot to tell your friends when you go back home. Make sure you take the ISLAND TOUR with Thomas to see places that you wouldn't be able to discover by yourself. Haven't had such a great time for years!! THANK YOU BLUE DOLPHINS!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

Alexis was very kind and offered great service to us. He took the time to show us were the great places were, provided maps,
He made himself available at any time. Very clean, excellent bed ahhhh!
I would highly recommend Blue Doplhin if you plan to stay in Santorini. We look forward to a return trip and stay with Blue Dolphin.

  • Stayed November 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

Came to santorini island and found the place but reception had nobody there so we had to call three numbers to find someone and the owner finally called back and got us into the villa and apologized for the inconvineance of not being there and upgraded us to a larger room at no cost even though it was not his fault because he had emailed us few times to ask us when we were checking in.. So in short, the owner was extremely nice, helpful and helped us find whatever place we wanted to go to. Also the view is absolutely great from the room balcony!! I will certainly stay there again

  • Stayed November 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

We came to Santorini from Crete, got to the reception under a heavy sun and we are informed that we got an upgrade to the Villa. It was 15mins away uphill, but it was a fantastic upgrade. A nice 2 floor big house, fully furnished with complete kitchen, with an ASTONISHING view of the Caldera. Day, night, afternoon, the view was always great. Very very quiet place, at night we had fantastic dinners at the balcony.
There are nice restaurants and supermarket close. We rented motorbikes and drove around the island. Very nice location, very nice place.
Only problem we had, is that there were ants in our bed the first 2 nights, we talked with the person that cleans and then issue was solved.
Congratulations, we loved our stay at this hotel!!

Room Tip: Villa is great, do not know about the other rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Blue Dolphin was all that I hoped for in Santorini and more. The photographs of the view don't do justice to its mind blowing beauty. We only went for 3 nights but I could have stayed longer.
We were upgraded to a 2 bedroom apartment which was gorgeous. A bonus for 2 girls traveling together. We were then greeted by Thomas who patiently gave us his time and local knowledge to help us through our time there. His restaurant and bar recommendations were very helpful and spot on.The day tour we took with him was a definite highlight- a must do.
Blue Dolphin is walking distance from Fira. Perfect for us as we like to walk. The only trouble we had was getting a taxi home later at night when walking was not so desirable.
We would have appreciated a pool as it was very hot when we were there, but were able to use a pool at a hotel about 20 mins walk away.
I would recommend this place to any kind of traveler!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Arriving by boat at midnight a taxi is awaiting. A few minutes walk from the center oh Thira. Very good service. Nice people, excellent support for excursions, rent a car and restaurants. Price and quality are very attractive.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Blue Dolphins Traditional Apartments
Address: Firostefani, Greece
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Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Firostefani
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Firostefani
#2 Romantic Hotel in Firostefani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Dolphins Traditional Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blue Dolphins is situated in the village of Firostefani, which is a 10 minute walk from the capital village of Fira (through a beautiful pedestrian path on the caldera). We have the privilege of being at a magical location in terms of view and peace of scenery, but also close to the restaurants, bars and nightlife of Fira, the capital of Santorini. Blue Dolphins is also connected to the picturesque village of Imerovigli which is also just a 10 minute walk through a pedestrian path on the caldera. ... more   less 
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