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Hotel Galini
Ranked #5 of 15 Firostefani B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 9, 2012

This is a great family run hotel which is superbly maintained with every surface gleaming.For travellers who want a bit of soul in their accommodation, this is a charming place to stay. However if travellers are looking for feather pillows, designer linen etc, it is not the place for them. It has a calm ambience with the blue and white colours, and made interesting by lots of quirky decorative pieces dotted around the hotel. The cafe which is within the main building produces simple, delicious and honest food. The view over the Caldera is stunning. The warm and friendly family take great pride in their hotel and a good measure of any establisments is their plants. The beautiful small succulent garden beds at the front were as perfectly maintained as everything inside.. So many places plant and forget to take care of their gardens which is an overall reflection on a place. We never eat at restaurant with half dead plants outside or limp flowers on a table inside! You won;t be disappointed at Hotel Galini.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 7, 2011

Boutique hotel rates do not justify a basic, claustrophobic room . Noisy cafe upstairs at night. Breakfast expensive, not included , scanty portions: Worked out more than €50 for 3 persons just for one sitting. View is spectacular but would be a standard feature for most hotels in area. Staff were friendly. Reception area cluttered with deliveries as well as luggage. Think twice before booking - better value for money is available somewhere else in Santorini .

Room Tip: Over-priced. Look at other places in area first before booking
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 1, 2011

Over priced, no breakfast included. No way does 2 bacon Rashers , 2 fried eggs, some bread some cookies and a cup and half of coffee cost 15 euro

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Thank JPGEE
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Reviewed June 25, 2011

We stumbled across this cafe & were attracted by it's view over the water and small cafe atmosphere. The food was fresh and delicious and service friendly. Prices were good also.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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1  Thank Teampower
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Reviewed May 22, 2011

Our son who had previously stayed at Hotel Galini on several occasions, had recommended this hotel to us and our friends. It did not disappoint. The owners and their daughter have this place in ship shape order....very updated, lovely clean rooms, mostly with balconies and fabulous views; plus, a wonderful little rooftop cafe overlooking the sea and the gorgeous nightly sunsets. Also, the food is excellent and we were very impressed by the Staff there.! Its proximity to town is within a very short walking distance. We would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in a smaller hotel with excellent amenities and easily accessible to buses/taxis if one wants to explore more of this wonderful island of Santorini.

Room Tip: Request a lrg. rm. w/private balcony.
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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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2  Thank disco_11
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Reviewed October 21, 2010

The Hotel Galini owners treat you as if you are a cherished member of the family and the location could not be more perfect.

The Hotel overlooks the caldera/the Mediterranean and is centrally located to town, only a short walking distance away. The rooms are comfortably furnished and immaculately clean.

The Galini Rooftop Cafe is a fabulous and welcome addition to the Hotel. The Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and for cocktails while watching the Santorini Sunsets from the best vantage point on the island. The food is all made fresh to order and is fantastic!!! The staff is friendly and very helpful if you need advice as to where to visit while you are on Santorini.

I have loved my many stays at The Hotel Galini and the owners and staff are one of the main reasons Santorini is my vacation spot of choice!

I highly recommend you visit Santorini - Heaven on Earth - and you must stay at The Hotel Galini for the best accommodations and service on the island!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 9, 2010

I recently stayed just one night and was given a room with one window (with bars on the window) facing the stairwell. There was no view of the outdoors. Also, they run a restaurant upstairs "Galini Cafe" and it was noisy both in the evening and morning time. You would think this means that breakfast is included-as it is with most inns on the island-not so. The family who runs the inn is never in the reception area and a sign states if they are away to go to the cafe. Not attentive service for those staying in the inn. I felt I was given a bad room cause I was staying just one night but my room rate did not reflect the type of room I was given. I don't consider 99 euros a good rate for a single room with no breakfast. I will say that the room was clean. Although you are asked to turn the water heated on ONLY 5 minutes b/f your shower. I think there are better finds in Firostefani and there are certaintly more friendly Greek locals than those who run Hotel Galini. You can find better in Firostefani.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel Galini

Address: P.O. Box 9, Firostefani 847 00, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Firostefani
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Firostefani
Price Range: $86 - $1,136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Galini 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched on the imposing greyish brown volcanic cliffs and ideally located in Firostefani, one of the most beautiful spots on the island, Hotel Galini overlooks a cerulean blue immensity with sweeping views of the volcano and the caldera.Through the years we have put our heart and soul and a great deal of commitment and dedication into imbuing with new life and vitality what was once true Greek hospitality. We invite you, our most welcomed guests, to discover our little paradise and experience our tranquility (“galini” in greek means “calmness”). ... more   less 
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Hotel Galini Santorini/Firostefani

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