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“Terrific location!”
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Arc Houses
Ranked #30 of 48 Hotels in Imerovigli
Tempe, Arizona
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“Terrific location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

We stayed in the Mediterranean Room at the Arc Houses in September. It is the largest of the rooms and was very spacious with a lovely private patio out front. The location is great--far away from the tourists in Fira with great views of the caldera. My husband had done a lot of research into places to stay on Santorini, and we picked Arc Houses in part because there aren't a lot of stairs there. The grocery store is very close by as is the bus stop. We ate dinner at Mezzo and the Blue Note which are both very close, and we enjoyed both places a lot. Flora was a wonderful host with lots of good suggestions of things to do. We walked into Fira one day and walked part way to Oia the next. Flora arranged transportation for us from the port and to the airport. This is a first rate property!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

What a amazing place to stay in Santorini. This place is fantastic and just how you see it on their website, no photo shop here. The views are spectacular especially at sunset.

We stayed in the Mediterranean and just loved it. The stairs to the room are a bit daunting at first but you soon get used to them. The rooms are clean and very, very comfortable. They have everything you need in them.

Flora, Dora and the domestic staff are just wonderful and can't do enough for you. They even organised for us to use the neighbouring villa's pool, We truly loved our stay and would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Do yourself a favour and stay at ARC Houses.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Parkland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

We spent 5 days at Arc Houses this past May...it is all that and more. We loved staying here, as it is so beautiful, the best part is Flora, she's an unbeatable host, from the second you arrive, you will feel like you are family. The view is outstanding, and the rooms (which are all different) are beautiful. A truly wonderful memory!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Lugano, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

I spent 5 nights in Arc Houses hotel with my boyfriend and a couple of friends. As we arrived we noticed the wonderful view that you can enjoy from this little hotel! All the rooms are different. Our friends' one was simply HUGE, but no windows at all besides a small one.. our room was not so big but it was really nice, with two windows, and we had a private balcony from where we could enjoy an amazing view of the ocean. The bathroom was a bit small, but ok.

As the breakfast was not included, we bought some stuff at the supermarket (which is 2 min walking) and we could have breakfast on the big terrace where we found a table and some chairs. The view from there was awesome, and we could also enjoy one of the famous sunset.

THe position was great, because we could get Fira in 5 min by car or 30 min by walk, which is a great walk. In 15 min by car we also reached Oia, and in 30 min the beaches.

The only problem we got was a bit of noise because of the swimmingpool on the roof above our room... But besides that it was a perfect stay.

I would absolutely recommend this nice hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

Although a bit tricky to find, this place was a real gem amid a sprawl of other accommodation. Flora was an unbeatable host and was very enthusiastic about her island. She offered us juice when we arrived and several good suggestions for our short stay.

The small table on the veranda had an outstanding view where you could see both Fira and Oia and of course the gorgeous sunset. We were spoiled beyond doubt. Flora also arranged for us to have breakfast delivered from a nearby restaurant on our balcony, although I don't think she does this for everyone.

The room was separated into 3 levels - on the bottom was the bathroom and a spare room with a bed, the main floor was the kitchen, couch, and small table, and a few stairs lead up to the master bedroom, which was dreamily comfy. Lots of natural light and you can even see the views from bed!

When we checked out, Flora was not there so we left our keys in her office with a small note. Once she found it, she called us and apologized for not wishing us farewell, and asked to ensure everything was okay. One of those additional measures that you don't get from everyone.

All that being said, we paid the low season price for which it was great value. If we had been traveling in high season, the prices would have been a bit steep for us. In any case, we were very happy that we had stayed here, and would definitely recommend it.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cotswolds
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

I am a little late in writing a review, however even though we have been home for almost a month, the memories of our time with Flora and Dora at Arc Houses haven't faded. We stayed in the stone room, which had a beautiful private balcony with a view to die for! I have literally got about 300 photos of the same view just at slightly different times of the day! Flora was the most welcoming host I've ever met and we left feeling like she was a friend. Dora was equally charming and helpful. Every attention to detail was taken from the moment I booked our accommodation back in May to the moment we departed. Anything we asked for we got, champagne glasses, restaurant bookings and attraction info. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Arc Houses, although would equally hate for it to become so popular that it changed, it is so perfect in every way. Flora you were wonderful and I really hope we can visit you again....I can't rave enough about your cracking apartments. I really do hope that we will be back. Thank you so much. Lucy and Pete

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

Stayed here for 3 night during my trip in June 2011 to Santorini. I was given a free upgrade of my room upon my arrival. Flora also took an effort to give me an overview of Santorini and also offered a welcome drink. The Arc House have one of the best view as it's very nicely located. There's a local store nearby when you walk to the bus stop. Can't wait to be back here again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Arc Houses
Address: Malteza Square, Imerovigli 847 00, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Imerovigli
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Hotel Style:
#20 Romantic Hotel in Imerovigli
#20 Family Hotel in Imerovigli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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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