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Manos Small World
Ranked #10 of 21 Hotels in Firostefani
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

Hats of to the owner - Thinasis, and his beautiful... and beautifully run guest house.

Firstly, if you are not familiar with the geography of Santorini, Firastefani (and Thira for that matter) is pretty much all 'stuck' on the side of a west facing cliff. You would be pretty hard done by if you didn't get 'that view' of the Aegean sunset.

Manos Small World one of those quaint guest houses perched on the side of Firostefani. It is perfectly located in terms of distance from the hustle and bustle of Thira (a mere 10-15 mins walk); and proximity to the local restaurants of Firostefani.

Manos' decor is simply clean white. The rooms are a very good size. We had a junior suite, which consists of a bed area and living area, while in room facilities consisted of fridge, kettle, hairdryer, fee wifi, tv, etc, etc. The in-room decor was very elegant and fitting for the island.

The breakfast was a perfect balance of fresh fruits, yogurts, eggs, breads and homemade delicacies - made by Thinasis' family.

The management of Manos was second to none. Thinasis was there for you for every little need and could not do enough for you, whether it is organizing tours, hire cars, or recommending a local restaurant.

This place is desirably highly ranked and we would instantly recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

Fantastic location with stunning views of sunset and the caldera. We were greeted by the owner who helped carry luggage up and down the steps. There was wine and water waiting in our suite. His recommendation for a small nearby taverna (family owned and operated at the top of the steps) was perfect. If you want this stunning, breathtaking and awe-inspiring view then it's worth dealing with the steps. The breakfasts were fantastic-homemade goodies, delicious, varied and plentiful that are served on the terrace. the staff is friendly and very helpful. Our room, a suite, was spacious and very clean. The days were hot and the evenings were cool.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

Went there for my honeymoon 2 years ago and this really was the best place we could have chosen. I cannot think of a particular lowlight or negative feedback for this trip. I coordinated in advance with the owner Manos and he set up some wine & flowers in our room upon arrival. Since the hotel is located in a cliff you need to go down a few steps but Manos was waiting for us at thet top to park our car and he took care of all the luggage (we called him from the rent a car office).

Bathroom were perfect... spotless, as well as the jacuzzi and the buildings. It is worth every euro.

We will definitely will go there for our anyversary.

Room Tip: Do not hesitate to contact the owners for any particular need you may have.
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

Fantastic location overlooking the Caldera. Amazing views from the balcony where breakfast was served. Everyday there was a different breakfast served with something home made added to the tray- whether it be home made greek sweets, waffles, all fantastic. The owner was always very helpful when asked for help, whether it be for a sail trip or quad hire. Each day when returning to our room in the late afternoon, we would always be surprised with a treat , whether it be an ice cream or Greek ice coffee. The rooms were very spacious, the views breathtaking and the location was perfect. Scenic walks along the Caldera to Fira. No pool, bar or gym but the residence and views were superb.

Room Tip: Don't think it matters they all have great views.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 27, 2011

This hotel is in the most spectacular spot. The sunsets are absolutely stunning. The rooms are very spacious with modern furniture and very comfortable beds. You also get a big TV and bathroom. Couldnt ask for anything more in a room. You also get a table on the balcony to look at the stunning view, which you are also served a delicious breakfast. We couldnt eat it all, such a variety of great food. The staff are lovely, not a complaint.

The only 2 things that arent as great are the steps and no pool. So for older coulples that are not looking to do anything other than relax, it may prove difficult. However young ones like me, you'll love it as its close to the clubs and you can quad to the beaches etc. Mano's does have a hot tub, but its already hot so a pool would have been nice.

All in all, a highlight of our whole trip.

Room Tip: All are great.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 16, 2011

My husband and I spent a wonderful week at Manos small world at the end of August. Thanassis, the owner, was always available and very helpful regarding any questions we had on excursions or restaurants. He also advised us a very good deal for renting a car for part of our stay which allowed us to tour the island thoroughly! The position is wonderful. All rooms overlook the Caldera with breathtaking views from the terrace in front of each room. Breakfast was served on the terrace shortly after they noticed the room window shutters opening. They even catered to a certain brand of green tea that I usually have for breakfast, which wasn't usually served. Staff always kind and even the 72 steps that divide the entrance to Manos from the main street are made more simple by staff helping with the luggage. The location of Firostefani beats Fira hands down! It is much less crowded than Fira, yet close enough that you can walk there on the panoramic promenade around the Caldera (about 15 min walking leisurely). Do bring comfortable walking shoes for touring Santorini and don't miss dinner either at Vaniglia restaurant, just above Manos or at Saltsa just on the main road before entering Fira. Manos does not have a pool, but we were interested in going to the beaches, however, it does have a very nice hot tub on the terrace.
Excellent choice for a dreamy, romantic holiday!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2011

We stayed in Manos for 5 night in October when the season was starting to be over. We liked to hotel very much: the location, service and room itself. The terrace was nice and view was as beautiful as it can be in Santorini. Restaurants and cafes are nearby. Someone here in the tripadvisor was complaining about the breakfast: that is true but breakfasts are always light in Southern Europe so do not expect too much. Please also notice: no pool, no restaurant, no bar.

Recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Manos Small World

Address: Firostefani 84700, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Firostefani
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 21 Hotels in Firostefani
Price Range: $125 - $423 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Manos Small World 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautifully renovated and converted into modern luxurious junior suites, designed and decorated with elegancy, Manos Small World is the innovative accommodation suggestion.Perfect for all those who seek for fineness in a romantic and peaceful setting, our hotel is located on the rim of Caldera cliff offering a spectacular view towards the volcano and the breathtaking sunset. Popular to honeymooners is definitely the place that will inspire your senses. ... more   less 
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Manos Small World Hotel Firostefani
Manos Small World Santorini/Firostefani

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