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“Beautiful hotel on a magical island! We had a perfect time!”
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Avaton Resort
Ranked #20 of 50 Hotels in Imerovigli
Certificate of Excellence
Berlin, Germany
1 review
“Beautiful hotel on a magical island! We had a perfect time!”
Reviewed June 5, 2011

Small boutique hotel with stylish interiors and perfect 5-star service. Great food in the hotel restaurant and AMAZING breakfast served on the terrace or directly in the room. Oia and Thira are within easy reach (Oia is about 10 minute taxi drive). The hotel has an amzazing view and we enjoyed the most beautiful sunsets almost every night. All in all a perfect vacation! We will definetely come back to Avaton!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed June 2, 2011

If you want a relaxing and quiet place to stay, then the Avaton is for you. Avaton is about 10 minutes walk (downhill) from the capital Fira and about 5 minutes and 5 euro by taxi back (uphill). The view is spectacular. The food was wonderful. The rooms were romantic and very well presented. Now the important part, the staff, especially Laura and Marcus, they were just fantastic, they could not do enough for you and nothing was too difficult for them. We have a fantastic time in Santorini, no thanks to them. If you looking for a place to stay in Santorini, then stay here, you wont regret it.

To you all at Avaton, thanks for making our holiday special.

Janine and Greg

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed May 22, 2011

We have very complicated lives and very little free time. We were also very much in need of a rest and a hassle-free holiday, we could only travel very early in the season and with my husband's 50th birthday coming up too, I wanted it to be special. What a tall order!!
As we would be travelling all day and arriving late on, and that on my husband's birthday, I called ahead and asked if the hotel restaurant would be open so early in the season? I had lived and worked in Greece many years ago and knew that things can sometimes be different to expectations, but I was assured that it would be and the reviews I had read were very promising.
I was happily surprised when I received an email 3 days before our arrival, from Laura, the Avaton manager, asking if we would like them to arrange a transfer from the airport for us, which we agreed to and it worked well. I got a good feeling from that.
The good feelings multiplied the moment we arrived. Our taxi was met by Markus, who greeted us warmly and showed us along to the hotel. For anyone who has never been to Santorini, if you choose a location on the "Caldera" - the crater top - you have to expect very narrow streets or pathways and possibly many steps to your accommodation. The Avaton Resort and Spa is on the edge of Imerovigli and therefore at the end of the path with just a few easy steps into the hotel. Laura met us on arriving there and we were immediately made to feel like very special guests - we were given an upgrade on the de-luxe room we had booked, to the Avaton Suite, as a special birthday present for my husband. Wow, what a welcome!
That night, due to our lateness, we ate alone in the restaurant, the first of many marvelous meals, and we were even treated to a "Happy Birthday" chorus with a birthday cake after dinner. Later we sank into our beautiful, comfortable bed and slept like babes, knowing we had found our own little bit of heaven.
Staying at the Avaton Resort and Spa is like staying with very good friends, nothing is too much trouble for them, but you have no obligation to fit in with their plans!
We enjoyed the most relaxing and pleasurable time, we ate like kings, beginning each day with the most incredible breakfast imaginable and delicious dining at night - as one of our fellow guests said, the scales provided in every room are a definite "no-go-area"! The hotel is modern in design but also quite intimate, everything is immaculate and of a very good standard and it all works. The spa is a beautiful experience and using the heated jacuzzi on our balcony, in such an unbelievably beautiful setting was a very memorable touch of luxury. My husband also enjoyed a very good massage.
Laura, Markus and all the team worked very hard to make our stay perfect, though always in a very discreet way. All our own impressions were also confirmed at dinner by our fellow guests and we were very sorry when we had to say goodbye.
We thank you all for making our stay so wonderful.

Room Tip: The rooms are all great, the suites even more so!
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed May 6, 2011

If you travel to santorini Greece, this hotel is a must. Great location, clean, comfortable and great food.

Room Tip: all rooms at this hotel have a great view.
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 6, 2011

We spent our time at Avaton for our honeymoon in Santorini. The hotel is well furnished with very nice deisgn. Our room was right beside the pool where you can enjoy a stunning view of sunset! Though it is not located in city centre, it a good place for you to relax and enjoy the peace of the island. We would highly recommend to rent a car for traveling around the island and in that sense, location of the hotel is no longer your concern and it's only 10 minutes drive from Imerogvili to Fira and 15-20 mins to Oia!

  • Stayed April 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 5, 2011

Our second stay at the luxurious Avaton Resort after we stumbled across it last year and decided we had to move there from a small hotel in Firastefani, regardless of price!

Laura and her team did not disappoint (again), in fact I would say the hotel had improved since last year. The owner of the hotel is very proud of it (he owns an older hotel in the same village) and he continually looks at ways to improve the experience. I personally love the architecture and the quality of all the furniture, attention to detail etc. The rooms are kept spotlessly clean and well maintained. Wireless internet is free. We took a first floor room this year for the improved views. Other than the occasional donkey hooves going along the path (there are no cars) and birdsong, the place is blissfully quiet and I enjoyed much needed sleep.

Fresh fruit and flowers are brought to your room, a bottle of complimentary wine, unlimited water and toiletries are also included. The spa is free to guests but treatments are charged; all set in a beautiful cave. The breakfasts are the best I've ever had at any hotel ... Helena does an incredible job and all expertly delivered by Markus. They even organised a birthday dessert (with candles) for my partner and never charged for this. Dinner is amazing and I did not find it expensive given the quality of food and the general prices in Santorini (the island is not particularly suitable for budget holidaymakers ...). They don't charge for bottled water, warm bread, dips etc like most other restaurants.

Laura in particular could not be any more professional or helpful; she organised some trips for us, taxis when required - a fantastic service!

We brought friends with us this year and they also loved the place. It's difficult not to relax in such a beautiful hotel in one of the best settings on the island. Oia may be more popular but who wants to be gawped at by thousands of tourists whilst you're relaxing ..?

All in all brilliant value for money and I can't wait to return!

Room Tip: First floor rooms get the best view
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Salvador, BA
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4 reviews
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Reviewed April 27, 2011

Avaton Resort and Spa is far from being a Big Hotel with lots of things to do and a wide range of activities. If you want this, don´t go there!!

But, If you want an exclusive treatment with a lovely and competent staff that never forgets your name and really cares about your stay, not only in the hotel, but also in Santorini. If expect an exclusive breakfast in your own balcony, a lovely and charming room with a wonderful view and a clear atmosphere you must go there!!

Perfect for couples, homeymoons and so on!! I went there with my spouse and it was perfect!!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Avaton Resort
Address: P.O. Box 97, Imerovigli, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Imerovigli
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Imerovigli
#16 Luxury Hotel in Imerovigli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Avaton Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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