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Afroessa Hotel
Ranked #5 of 48 Hotels in Imerovigli
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Bear, Delaware
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111 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Maximum relaxation!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014

This sweet hotel offers cute rooms with awesome service. The views will make you want to sit and stare at the ocean and cliff sides for hours. From this hotel you can see some of the most beautiful sunsets. Don't worry about missing breakfast, just tell them when you wake up and they will start to prepare your meal .... yummy!!

Room Tip: They all face the ocean so just ask for less steps if needed.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

Without a doubt one of the best hotels we stayed in during our most recent trip. As other reviewers have mentioned Imerovigli is THE place to stay while visiting Santorini, away from the "cruisaders" invading the narrow streets of Oia and the donkeys and discos of Fira. We stayed for two nights here and we deeply enjoyed it. The hotel is located on a cliff overlooking the Caldera, so the views are amazing. There are fancier options around but we found the Afroessa to be a very good value for money. We got room 8, which is on the lower level, next to the pool and the bar and it seemed like our room extended all the way to the cliff. The room was basic: a kitchenette and living area, a bedroom and the bath. The room had AC and a humidifier which was enough to keep you fresh at night. The bathroom was very simple, a shower and a toilet, nothing fancy, but comfortable and clean. It was all the way in the back of the room, which is basically in the mountain itself so some humidity got accumulated. Good thing it had a fan. The room also had a little sitting area in front and then a couple of sun beds which are for all hotel guests but we made them our own so it was a great extension of the room. All the staff was really helpful and friendly. Breakfast was not included, but they offer the option to have it delivered to your room. We had it once at the restaurant and it was good, filling and cheap. Enjoying the sunsets from the deck of the hotel plus the strolls down the old path to Fira were the highlights of our stay. The pool was a little bit cold though! I can't stress enough how much we enjoyed our stay in Imerovigli and in this hotel and for sure we would love to stay here again if we ever come this way.

Room Tip: Room 8 - you get all the amenities at your doorstep
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014

Excellent stay, the reception was really nice and the view from the rooms and the pool is just amazing. You can see the full sunset from your terrace. Really good service, free glass of wine during sunset time one night, luggage valet always ready to help super quickly, Ioanna from the reception has really good restaurant recommendations.
Wifi was working really well as each room have their own access, which is really appreciated:
They also help me to rent the car from the port to the airport, everything was perfect.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

To say this was an amazing stay would be an understatement. Afroessa was simply put, the best. From the initial transfer, to the our descent we were treated like family. The entire staff was helpful, friendly, and a pleasure to be around. They were the best we have encountered, and we have traveled quite a bit. As hard as it is to believe, the staff wasn't even the best part! The view from Afroessa is breathtaking!! We stayed in the room off the pool, and every morning woke up to a surreal view. The rooms were great although we didn't spend much time in them because we didn't ever want to waste the view. It was the prettiest we experienced on the island. We took the bus to the Red Sand Beach one day, which I would highly recommend. We also ate at 2 good resturants, within a 5 minute walk, Avocado and Anogi (get the octopus!) We were sad to leave, and will certainly be returning to Afroessa someday!!

Room Tip: All rooms have a unique advantage, there is no way to go wrong. We loved our room off of the pool!!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is just a lovely place. Imerovigli is the perfect location on the caldera side--away from the dreck of Fira and the over-opulence of Oia, but easily accessible from either by the public bus system. The hotel is just gorgeous and the rooms very comfortable. Ioanna and her staff went out of their way to fulfill our every need. Daily breakfast delivered to our balcony was a special touch. My only suggestion: the rooms, at least ours, could use a towel bar by the sink.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our stay at Afroessa was fantastic from start to finish.

A few days prior to arriving at the hotel, we received an email from Hara asking if we wished to arrange a transfer from the port. We agreed and were pleasantly surprised when the transfer (which cost only 20 euro) turned out to be on a modern Mercedes bus.

When the bus arrived at the parking area (which is some 50 meters or so from the hotel) two gentlemen from the hotel were waiting to assist us with our bags and chatted to us all the way to the hotel where they handed over to reception. We received a friendly greeting at reception and, as we were a little early, we were offered a drink and given the opportunity to sit down and enjoy the unbeatable view of the caldera and of Oia.

The room itself was large and comfortable and the view from the door and windows was simply breathtaking. Breakfast (which is not included in the room rate) was great and was served on the balcony so you could enjoy the best view that you will ever experience at breakfast.

The hotel staff were more than happy to assist in any way that they could and kindly provided us with recommendations for fantastic restaurants and arranged a hire car when we decided that we needed it on the second day.

We could not have been happier with our stay and will definitely be recommending the hotel to others.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Twickenham
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55 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We spent a fantastic 4 days at Afroessa in July and will definitely be back! The location is simply stunning, one of the most spectacular views we have ever enjoyed. A perfect spot to watch the sunset as well.
We loved everything about Afroessa...our lovely "cave" room, with a little kitchen and private balcony, the beautiful swimming pool and pool bar (fantastic mojitos), delicious breakfasts (and very reasonably priced) and the wonderful staff. Ioanna and her team could not have made us feel more welcome. They were so friendly and helpful, ensuring we got the best tables in excellent restaurants.
Imerovigli as a location was also perfect, quieter than Oia or Fira, but still plenty of restaurants within easy walking distance and from everywhere, the stunning view.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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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:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Imerovigli
#4 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 Santorini/Imerovigli, Greece

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