Travelled with a group of 5, 2 guys, 3 girls (all 27-ish, professionals). We had the quad room Naxos with balcony and the studio next to it Paros. We used Paros as our main gathering room - it had a balcony, double bed and massive bathroom. Second bedroom had 2 singles and a second bathroom. Balcony overlooked the town and Caldera (on an angle but fine) - unbelievable sight and breathtaking to sit and enjoy. There is another hotel directly infront so you can't see the ocean to the right and therefore no sunset from here, but there are tons of places on the island you're better off taking in the views anyway. Spent every night of our stay after dinner and clubbing just sitting and drinking wine on our balcony.
Paros room was simple and small but clean and fine. If you were just taking this room, then you would spend most of your time out anyway and on the communal balcony which hardly has anyone on it.
Borth rooms had pumping airconditioners.
Alexis the owner was fabulous. Very friendly and helpful and suggested the ship cruise into the Cladera and sunset which was worth every penny for 42 euros each for 5 hours and food! We also contacted Alexis directly and were able to negotiate the room prices to 250 euros per night for both rooms (total).
Breakfast is fantastic also, no complaints there - cereal, juice, eggs, bread, jam, coffee.
We hired a car (right out the front, very handy) for two days and spent most of the time at the beach or in Oia or out to dinner.
If you are after a good base hotel, then this is perfect. No pool, but who cares if you are going to the beach every day (we were the kind of group that didn't really spend much time at the hotel, but enjoyed every minute of the time that we did).
Also a perfect hotel if you want to be in more quieter parts of town, away from clubs etc, but still only 10 min very easy walk to Fira and many restaurants (don't wear slippery shoes as the cobblestones can be slippery).
Would recommend Casablanca restaurant for a fantastic value, food and views - magical - and also Ammoudi in fishing port of Oia (300 steps down but worth the effort!).
Spend a day and evening in Oia if possible and you can't beat watching the sunset from the ships in the Caldera - the guys that work the ship are the most entertaining of all!!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Blue Dolphins Traditional Apartments Hotel Firostefani
- Blue Dolphins Traditional Apartments Santorini/Firostefani