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Afroessa Hotel
Ranked #7 of 49 Hotels in Imerovigli
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Wonderful Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

My wife and I have just returned from 12 nights staying at Afroessa Hotel on our honeymoon and can honestly say it was the most perfect choice for our trip. The location in Imerovigli is great, the view of the Caldera and sunset from our balcony was stunning, second to none on the island, and there are some lovely local restaurants. The local area is very peaceful and relaxed, but it is a nice 30 min stroll away from the main town in Fira if you want something more lively - we didn't hire a car or scooter for the whole time we were on the island and got on fine with walking and using the excellent bus service around the island to places like Oia and Perissa.
The main plus point about this hotel however is the personal service provided by Joanna and the whole staff at the hotel. It has a small, intimate feel and everyone was so helpful - the rooms are immaculately clean, the bar staff by the pool are great, and Joanna gave us some consistently excellent recommendations for things to do and places to eat, and was more than happy to make bookings and reservations for us.
I can't recommend this hotel highly enough for the perfect views, the wonderful staff and the great experience you will have if you choose it. 5 stars!

Room Tip: Our room (2) had an amazing view from the balcony but all face out onto the sunset.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We booked the Afroessa after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor and were full of hope that it'd be as good as all the write-ups said. It was. Completely and utterly. The Afroessa has the most breathtaking views of the Caldera and no matter where else we were told to see the sunset from (Oia, Fira or even to the south of the island), there was no better place than from the balcony of our room at the Afroessa. Stunning, quiet and uninterrupted views (we also saw a green shooting star on our last night - hope you see one, too!). Not only was the room amazing, but Ioanna and her team were fabulous, too - there to give great advice on what to do/how to make the best of your time there/what to do instead. The Afroessa truly deserves its great ratings. I wanna go back! And you will, too!!!!!

Room Tip: We didn't see any of the other rooms but were in room 7 (a suite) and it was definitely worth ha...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

My husband and I picked this hotel based on trip adviser reviews. We had been to Santorini several years ago but stayed in the centre of Fira, this time we wanted something a little calmer and certainly found it. The views over the caldera and of the sunset are breathtaking. You can get a local bus into Oia or Fira very easily and there are plenty of trips on offer too if you so wish. The pool area is very relaxing and never too busy. Ioanna, Nick, Eddie and all the staff were very welcoming and went out of their way to help. Everything was kept spotless and our apartment was perfect with a balcony for the view/sunset etc. You can order breakfast in your room and eat it on the balcony. Lunch and even a simple snack for dinner can be ordered until 10pm which we didn't realise at first. It is also easy to walk to the many local restaurants for your evening meal. All in all a very relaxing and wonderful break in a just lovely hotel.

Room Tip: We booked the apartment, room 7, which is just above the pool area. It was nice to have a kitchen a...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Alex and I arrived at Afroessa at the end of our holiday in Greece for a 3 night stay on Santorini and chose this hotel on the back of all of the reviews I had read here. I can honestly say it was the most magical 4 days of my life and the hotel really is just fantastic. You are welcomed as family (the one's you like that is!), long lost friends and the staff all go out of their way to make you feel at home. Stunning views, the most picturesque setting, beautiful rooms and the most delicious breakfast I have ever had (the Mediterranean omelette is to die for!!). We would go back to Afroessa so see Ioanna and her team in a heart beat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights in June. The location of the hotel is very beautiful in terms of the view of the Caldera and over to Oia and the sunset. However it is about 25 minutes walk from town, so if you prefer to stay somewhere for the view, rather than being in the hustle and bustle, i would recommend hiring some means of transport e.g. scooter as we did. The rooms in the hotel were a bit dated, but that didn't matter as we spent most of our time by the beautiful pool, or wandering around either of the two main towns (Thira or Oia). There is no restaurant in the hotel (although breakfast is available at an additional cost), however there are some very nice restaurants within 10 minutes walk of the hotel. This is definitely a hotel for couples looking for an extremely peaceful and romantic getaway.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

i arrived in the middle of august in the same hotel for one more time. we are a Greek couple and we visit the same hotel by far. it is very clean, very quit, and in the best place of kalntera with excellent view. the price is really worthy in compare with the nearest hotels. the managment is really friendlyand very helpful. of course i come in the next year, congradulations miss Gianna! dionisia

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Maria and I have travelled extensively throughout Greece, but had never been to Santorini until this year. We booked the Afroessa on the basis of reviews, like this one, and the hotel certainly lived up to them - so many thanks to the other kind reviewers who helped us to find an island and hotel that we will certainly return to again and again.

The hotel is beautifully positioned overlooking the caldera, the owner Ioanna and her staff are courteous, knowledgeable and pleasant, the weather fantastic. We had a great time and you will too!

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Property: Afroessa Hotel
Address: Imerovigli 847 00, Greece
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Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Imerovigli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Imerovigli
#7 Romantic Hotel in Imerovigli
#15 Family Hotel in Imerovigli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Afroessa Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel "Afroessa." Afroessa hotel praises romance. Our guests experience the exceptional view from our "old canavas" rooms, set atop Santorini's hillside. The original site of a winery built in 1700, it was renovated in 1998 on its existing foundation. Our ten studios, each with its own unique archway are built on five levels, with their own magical view of the Caldera. Each studio is individually decorated giving each its own distinct character, yet maintaining the traditional style. The beds are built into the foundations and the furnishings and decorations chosen so as to enhance the warm and romantic feelings created by the surroundings. The priceless moments which you will experience during the enchanting sunsets from your balconies and the relaxing pool bar, with chill-out music will forever remain in your memories, reminding you of the serene calm and magic of Afroessa. ... more   less 
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Afroessa Hotel Imerovigli
Afroessa Hotel Santorini/Imerovigli, Greece

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