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Hotel Sunny Villas
Ranked #17 of 50 Hotels in Imerovigli
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Reviewed August 11, 2010

I stayed here with my family and a few friends and it was perfect!! The rooms were very spacious and the view is to die for! You have uninterrupted views of the Caldera, Oia and Fira. The rooms are naturally cool as they are dug into the hill and each have their own patio. The manager is very helpful - when we couldn't get a taxi to the airport on our last day he drove us into town. He also helped with recommending restaurants, sightseeing and organising and maxi taxi.
The breakfast is delicious and it is very nice having it on your patio. The kitchen was also very useful and large.
The location is lovely - it is a nice 20minute walk into the heart of Fira along the cobblestone path.
The only downside would be the lack of sunbaking area by the pool - sometimes it got a bit too full.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 20, 2010

We stayed at Sunny Villas in July of 2009. It was my 4th time in Santorini and I was taking my then girlfriend to propose to her. After reading the reviews on how great the hotel was and how nice the staff was we decided to stay at Sunny Villas. We reserved the cave studio and it was fantastic. The style and the design of the room was exactly what we wanted. The bathroom was great and we both loved the shower. Our veranda and view of the caldera outside was worth the price of the room itself. We loved waking up in the morning and having breakfast outside and enjoying the view. The pool and pool bar were great. All the staff we met took great care of us. We were hoping to go back again this year but we'll have to wait for another year. I've been to many greek islands and Santorini is by far my favorite and now I also have a favorite hotel to stay at when I come there.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2010

SUnny VIllas is in a great location, which i think is the best in Santorini. It is between Fira and Oia, with an outlook of the afternoon sun and sunet, directly out to sea and the caldera. View is thebest thing about this hotel.
In terms of features, service and facilities Sunny villas does the main things, but not to a very high standard.
it is fine for a 4 day stopover, but there are too many shortcomings to spend longer there.
Positives:-
Very helpful reception - Andreas. he cannot do enough for you and makes you very welcome.
Pool/ restaurant staff also helpful and friendly.
Location and view is perfect.
Rooms are cavelike and quaint. adequate space and basic facilties.

Negatives:-
Steps everywhere. Obviously as built on a cliff..
Lots of tourists all day taking photos of the view and looking into your room if door/ window is open. Annoying.
Pool is literally the size of a jacuzzi. You have to swim in circles. No shower. entry via ladders.
Sun deck is tiny and normally full. Deck chairs are very old fashioned, uncomfortable and basic. Cannot lie flat, must sit up all day. only 6 chairs available.
poolside bar is also the kitchen and restaurant. minimal menu choice and often waiter disappears for long times during the day.
Rooms are often full of moisture, humidity and damp. hair and clothes get wet at night.
Bathroom fittings and bedroom furniture is 1970's and old fashioned.
Not all surfaces are clean - e.g. wardrobe shelves were v dusty.
TV is small, old and rubbish. mainly german and greek channels.
Breakfast is very limited selection. mainly just bread, juice and greek yoghurt.
We requested eggs but they were special order and came out all wrong (e.g. bacon served to a vegetarian, and were fried when we asked for scrambled)
Wifi only works near to reception, and there is nowhere to sit with a laptop except for directly next to busy reception desk.

Santorini was very interesting and different to visit, we rented a scooter and explored whole island. Restaurnats are hard to find good ones, even with tripadvisor recommendations! and expensive due to high number of tourists.
Volcano tour is let down as it's just looking at rocks and walking around in high sun heat.
Sunsets were magical.

I would stay elsewhere nxt time, there are loads of similar guest house style B&B's to stay at in Santorini. We are simply used to more luxury for the price.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 24, 2010

Thanks to Fantasy Travel we ended up here - otherwise might have overlooked it and stayed in Oia. I wouldn't go anywhere else in Santorini - had the BEST sunset views right from our patio. We stayed in room # 108 and had two bedrooms, two bathrooms, fridge, jacuzzi, and a magnificent patio overlooking the caldera where our breakfast was brought to us every morning. Andreas and his brother, in fact everyone at the hotel, were very helpful and friendly. Very close to lots of nice restaurants, and right on the footpath to Fira. Highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 8, 2010

My husband and I stayed at Hotel Sunny Villas in May 2010 and found it fit our needs well. We had a studio, with kitchenette and a fully furnished patio, that offered beautiful daytime and sunset views. We dutifully went to Oia for the famed sunset, then realized the next evening that we had a comfortable, unobstructed view from our patio. Andreas gave reliably good restaurant suggestions, and was very helpful in every way. Whoever suggested it is a 15 minute walk to Fira must walk very fast and not want to see anything along the way. It took us at least 25 minutes on the footpath, but then we weren't in any hurry. It was vacation, after all! You can get back from Fira on the local bus, although if you don't hit it just right you may have to wait a bit. At 5 pm, when it's hot, don't walk as we did - take the bus!

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 6, 2010

We had read the reviews on trip adviser prior to booking Sunny Villas and having seen all of the positive comments our expectations were very high. Needless to say, Sunny Villas exceeded those expectations and more! We completely agree with others that Imerovigli is the place to stay. It has the best views, it's away from the tourist traps (which are very easy to visit), and has plenty of good restaurants very nearby. With regard to Sunny Villas, the rooms are beautifully finished with a lot of character, the balcony is the perfect spot from which to spend hours reading and enjoying the beautiful sunsets. Like others on this site have said, Andreas could not have been friendlier or more helpful. He recommended a bunch of restaurants, we tried them all and he was right every time. Santorini is an amazing place and Sunny Villas is the perfect place from which to enjoy it. I can't recommend this place highly enough.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 31, 2010

Stay in Imerovigli - it is the highest point of the caldera edge, quieter than Fira (which is accessible by foot in 15 min along a caldera view footpath), with a sunset view comparable to anywhere else on the island.

Stay at Sunny Villas - Private balconies with uncompromised caldera views, nearby bus stop and car/atv rental access... you will not check in and then look with envy at any nearby hotel. We walked Oia, Fira, Kamari, etc and would not have stayed anywhere else.

Andreas and his brother Michael run the show, and were by far the most responsive of my Greek contacts when planning the trip (often responding to my email questions within a few hours). They greeted us every time we walked past their office, and offered us many suggestions on how to enjoy the island. A cautionary note for different tastes though... if you are looking for a tuxedo clad servant or a butler when you travel be aware that Andreas and Michael left the impression of genuine hosts. This authenticity enhanced our experience, creating more like a bed and breakfast atmosphere.

No hotel with an impressive caldera view has walking access to a nice sandy beach. We took the bus, but had more fun the next day renting an atv for 24 hrs (20 euro).
We chose this hotel based on Trip Advisor reviews that were so positive I suspected Andreas was writing them. I was nervous because, despite the advertised 'volcano view', google maps sometimes placed this hotel on the low elevation east side of the island. These hesitations were unfounded. I guess sometimes even Google gets it wrong.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: Imerovigli 84700, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Imerovigli
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#13 Luxury Hotel in Imerovigli
#14 Family Hotel in Imerovigli
#21 Romantic Hotel in Imerovigli
Price Range: $135 - $513 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Sunny Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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