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“Amazing view, excellent service, friendly staff”

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Blue Dolphins Traditional Apartments
Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Firostefani
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
“Amazing view, excellent service, friendly staff”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

We arrived very early in the morning, and the staff (Dennis in particular), were extremely helpful, and allowed us to leave our bags and check in earlier than we had expected. We were given lots of useful information which helped us have an excellent time in Santorini. Our room was amazing, the view was fantastic, and my girlfriend and I could not have been happier.

Room Tip: The romantic suite has the best view of both the caldera and volcano.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We are a family of three (two parents and one child) who stayed in June 2013 as part of a round-the-world trip. We had stayed at the apartments before and enjoyed the recently upgraded rooms. Dennis and the staff were very helpful and courteous, answering all our questions and offering recommendations where needed. The view is superb and is best enjoyed with the Greek-style buffet breakfast. The location is also good as long as you are able to manage a reasonable number of stairs, though this is the case with almost every hotel on the caldera in Santorini. Overall I would recommend this hotel to all travellers except those with very limited mobility.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

This review probably arrived a little too late, but I stayed at Blue Dolphin for 3 nights back in June 2007. I was not disappointed. This place is awesome! The view is stunning! The apartment is huge! The help and advice were great! The walk to Fira was one of the most breathtaking walk I had ever encountered! I will definitely stay here again when I come back. This area is quiet but close to Fira. We had a car, so it wasn't a problem getting to Oia and other places on the island. Santorini is the most beautiful place I had ever been to, and Blue Dolphin makes it perfect.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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California, United States
1 review
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Kudos to Dennis for accommodating my family of 5!
The rooms are very clean and sanitary.
This is one of the best locations in Firostefani, walk to nearby restaurants was a delight, as you pass picturesque sceneries.

The views in the veranda are amazing. Having breakfast with unobstructed views of the Caldera makes you feel you're really on vacation.

I will definitely stay at Blue Dolphins next visit.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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New Braunfels, Texas
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Our family of 4 stayed in this wonderful hotel in June 2013. We had one of the family suites and it was perfect. It was very nice to have 2 bathrooms and the main bathroom was huge and had a lovely view of the volcano crater. Our terrace was big enough for all 4 of us to sit out and enjoy the beautiful view. The hotel's location was close enough to walk to Fira and also restaurants and shops along the way. Breakfast was delicious and the staff was very friendly and helpful!
There was no pool, which was not a big problem, but would have been nice to swim at the end of a day of beach time.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

This was my first ever visit to Santorini and I had a lot of fun. The prices of the rooms are very reasonable. The breakfast is served everyday at 8:30 in the hotel's terrace which has an amazing view of the caldera. Firostefani is middle way between Fira and Imerovigli. So it isn't too crowded and isn't very expensive but still within walking distance between both. The staff was always very friendly and very helpful.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

We booked a double room with views, upon arrival it wasn't quite a double room, 2 singles pushed together, a very small dark room and no views (we were very disappointed). We approached the manager who said they would upgrade us for free for the following 2 nights into a larger room with a large deck with views. We were happy with that, the next morning the owner came to us and asked if we would like the romantic suite which was even better! We were delighted and this made our trip. The breakfast was very adequate, jams were delicious. People working around the hotel were always very friendly.

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  • Stayed June 2013, 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 Romantic Hotel in Firostefani
#2 Family 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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