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Sofia Hotel Santorini
Ranked #19 of 21 Hotels in Firostefani
Reviewed August 3, 2010

Clean and tidy hotel in Firostefani. The location is excellent, it is a spectacular 15min walk along the caldera edge to Fira and 15min the other way to Imerovigli. The hotel is 15m from the square so you get a choice of a number of very nice tavernas and restaurants around (definitely try Aktaion) and there is also the bus stop for Oia.

Our room was small but tidy with a small balcony looking at the sea. The pool is very nice and you can go to Milos bar opposite the hotel to get your drinks and bring them to the hotel. Milos bar is also great for watching the sunset and there is a bakery and general store next door for water, magazines, drinks, etc.

Overall, a very good stay, the price was also very competitive (75euros) for high season in Santorini, you get a bit of peace and quiet away from the endless streams of tourists in Fira, yet can be right in the middle of Fira in 15 minutes.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 23, 2010

This is a great little hotel, in a great location and for less than 50 euros a night you won't do much better! The rooms were a decent size, not huge but sufficient with a nice big bed. The rooms are all tastefully decorated and opened onto a shared terrace. It has a small pool and some sun loungers in its attractive patio.

Within 30 yards of the hotel you have a number of good restaurants, the lovely Mylos Cafe (fruit and yogurt for breakfast and lovely cocktails for the evening (or even breakfast if you're so inclined), a convenience store and a bakery. It's only a 10 minute walk to Thira along a stunning cliftop pathway with amazing caldera views.

- A taxi to the airport from the hotel cost us 15 euros each way.
- Buses from Thira's central bus station cover the breadth of the island for less than 2 euros for most single journeys.
- The 'hot' springs aren't that hot (or at least weren't when we went) if this is your primary reason for doing a boat trip then it's probably not worth it.
- The Museum of Prehistoric Thira is surprisingly good.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 30, 2010

This is a spotlessly clean, comfortable hotel with a great staff who will do whatever they can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Whilst most rooms in the hotel are not facing the famous Caldera, there is a lovely raised terrace with comfortable seating on the roof from which you can enjoy the view. For the money, this hotel was just what we expected .... thank you Hotel Sofia!!!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2009

I stayed Hotel Sofia firostefani with my boyfriend in August and we had a great trip!!! The room was amazing for the price, and all the staff were so helpful and friendly. The owner set us up with a car rental and they helped us with any questions we had.
Was one of the best hotel experiences I've had and if you're looking for great value for your money then this is the place to stay!

Stayed: August 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 20, 2008

Stayed for six nights the first of May and we were sooo happy --perfect for us!!!
Sofia were so helpful and and pleasant!! Made our stay as wonderful as they are! The price is amazing and so clean--even picked us up at the port and took us to the airport without asking for anything in return--unheard of!!! Fantastic!!
The location is great and close to some great resturants which they graciously recommeded! Real Greek food!!!! Would definitely stay again and recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in Firostefani.

  • Stayed: May 2008
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Reviewed May 5, 2008

We stayed here for five days and we absolutely loved this little hotel. We had a fantastic view; the room was clean; and everyone was really nice but laidback. Our room had it's own shower which was ludicrously tiny, but that was probably the only problematic item. We had no problem with security or missing items.
Our friends stayed at another hotel that was twice as much money and it seemed like our view and room were pretty much equal.
I would definitely recommend Hotel Sofia.

Stayed: April 2008
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Stayed: September 2017
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Additional Information about Sofia Hotel Santorini

Address: Firostefani 84700, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Firostefani
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
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Ranked #19 of 21 Hotels in Firostefani
Price Range: $68 - $438 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Sofia Hotel Santorini 1*
Number of rooms: 6
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