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Arc Houses
Ranked #38 of 50 Hotels in Imerovigli
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 23, 2012

santorini island is beatiful but the place you stay is very important
arc houses is the hotel to choose
everything to know about the island is given by your hotel
And the famous sunset can be seen from your terrace

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Reviewed July 20, 2012

Very nice and comfy. The owner is very friendly and helpful. A spectacular view of the caldera, of course. On the whole, Imerovigli or Firostefani are the places to stay in Santorini: Fira is too loud, crowded, and expensive, Oia, does not have as much to offer, and is far away, and anything not on the caldera is not worth bothering - that view is the main reason to come to Santorini in the first place.

Room Tip: It has to have a caldera view.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

This place is incredible. The views really are second to none. The rooms are very clean, comfortable and well equipped. The overall service has a personal touch, especially as Flora is exceptionally helpful and tends to your every need, often well beyond expectations. We would highly recommend Arc Houses to anyone. The location in Imerovigli is really convenient as it give good access to all parts of the Island.

Room Tip: Stone room has the best views - the balcony is probably one of the best on the Island.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

My wife and I stayed with our two young children in the start of May this year, and it was the highlight of our 3 weeks in Greece. Firstly Flora is amazing. On the first night my wife and I had bought some wine to drink on the patio after the kids had been put to sleep. I was a Santorini Red...a little too sweet for us. Flora without hestitation offered us a bottle of her own...which was probably 10x more expensive then the store bought we had. When you meet her, pay attention to her tips. She knows THE BEST places on the island to eat at and visit. Now..the views. A lot of people head to Oia for the sunset. The best...without exaggeration..is from the rooftop patio at Arch Houses. You see it fall right between the caldera and Oia..and you don't have to push and shove with the other tourists. Now the room. Wonderful. I've stayed in some of the best hotels in the world and Arch's room was truely memorable. It was the best appointed kitchen we had in Greece and gave you the oppertunity to stock up on groceries (resturants in Santorini aren't cheap). The beds and bathrooms and everything was so clean and very well decorated. The location of the hotel is perfect, not on a main road..but steps away from the main path from Oia to Fira. Very private all in all. I cannot wait until I get to come back...one of the best places I've ever been.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank seasame_island
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Flora the owner/manager contacted us a week before our arrival to arrange an airport transfer and meeting point with the porter due to Arc Houses' secret location of this hidden gem. The 20min hilly walk to the main town may deter some but the views make it pass quickly. There are restaurants and convenience stores close by however. There isn't a pool on-site but Flora can make special arrangements to use the one next door.

Upon arrival Flora had a refreshing glass of juice and explained some housekeeping and the must do's of Santorini. The views are simply spectacular. The room is unique with its arch roof, open kitchen design and is very clean. Even bathroom is unique being a whole wet area and low hanging hand held shower head which takes some getting used to.

The maid Peggy, did our load of washing for just 10 euros. Bargain! She even folded them nicely on our bed. Porter was up at 5am to carry our bags and see us to our ride. Even Flora's cat was friendly. The night before Flora gave us a hug goodbye, we were so sad to leave.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

During the final days of our honeymoon we stayed in this small, beautiful hotel. Having seen much on the Cyclade Islands and being aware of the price range of hotels in Santorini, the Arc Houses are the perfect spot to stay in. We stayed at the Mediterranean Room which is the largest room of the (rather small) premises. We only used the upper bedroom since it was just the two of us and we were able to enjoy the Caldera view even from our bed.

The Room was fully equipped with a kitchenette, so we always prepared our own breakfast (a small shop is nearby) and saved a lot of money. For dinner we usually walked to Fira and even on the way to Fira there are many great restaurants to dine in. The only little small downside of the room was the small bathroom. Nontheless, the Arc Houses were for us the perfect place to enjoy the last days of our honeymoon. Flora is a perfect host and she did not even complain when I admitted to her that I had taken the room key accidentally with me to the airport. So, once again thanks for the uncomplicated key pickup ;-)

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

Even though my wife and I travel so much, and always are checking tripadvisor, so far we have not written comments. But this time we felt as a little act of justice to comment so wonderfull was to stay in Arc Houses. Starting with the warm welcome from its owner, Flora, who advice, attend and care as even on little details. The room (the mediterranean) is so amazing like you can see in the web site. It was truly beautifull (Flora is an architect), spotless as wet painted.
Moreover, it has absolute privacy, unlike another lodgings, which has the pedestrian street between the landscape and the window !!.
In Santorini, it´s like a ritual to sit for looking dusk. The best place to do that was at least our balcony, whith a wonderfull view to the sea.
At the and, nothing to object, everything to recomend. If we ever go back to Santorini, we know where to go...

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Adolfo C
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Address: Malteza Square, Imerovigli 847 00, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Imerovigli
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Hotel Style:
#20 Family Hotel in Imerovigli
#20 Romantic Hotel in Imerovigli
Hotel Class:3 star — Arc Houses 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ARCHouses hotel is situated in Imerovigli - known for the breathtaking view to the Caldera - at the highest point of the settlement. The hotel lies 50m. from the church of Panagia Maltesa ( Maltese ) and 1.8 km from Fira, the capital of the island. The hotel offers magnificent views of the volcano, the Aegean Sea and the, undoubtedly, most famous sunset in the world.The ARCHouses complex is a mixture of traditional cycladic and modern architecture. The architect and householder of Archouses, Mrs. Flora Nastouli, has designed all spaces with much love giving attention to every detail. The fine structural lines and the quality of materials used (linen & silk) create an elegant and luxurious ambience that adds extra comfort in your vacation. ... more   less 
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