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“Beautiful place with breathtaking view!” 5 of 5 stars
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Arc Houses
Ranked #30 of 49 Hotels in Imerovigli
Hannover
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“Beautiful place with breathtaking view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

This place is really beautiful, cosy, clean and has an amazing view as it nearly is at the highest place on the cliffs. Flora and her daughter are very friendly and helpfulgl. The Location of the hotel also is great - quiet and relaxed but close to the bus stop, a beautiful 15-20min walk to Fira. Price is relatively high but it's definitely worth it. And that's Santorini, I guess. All in all: truly recommended!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Arc houses is a great place to stay in Santorini. Our stay with arc houses was simply wonderful, the view is to die for, you don't need to go some vantage point to see the sunset, just relax at the veranda or terrace and enjoy the sunset. Its definitely bang for the buck...
There is some walking and going up and down the stairs involved for this hotel, keep that in mind while booking.
Flora is a great host and she takes care of each and every guest staying at arc houses. We booked the Thira suite and it was immaculate and comfortable. We loved our stay at arc houses...

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Where do I begin... The room has a wonderful view of the caldera (though not sunset... those you will only get in Oia). They were spacious and afforded a kitchenette so we could cook in if we chose (which we did for breakfast and most lunches). As everyone has mentioned, FLORA is amazing and COMPLETELY helpful! She even let my wife borrow her personal hair straightener for our stay when ours broke. She even made reservations to restaurants and excursions for us... truly amazing! Though Arc Houses doesnt have a pool, they partner with the next hotel who does and we were able to use it for free, so no worries.

Just know (for anybody wanting to travel to santorini) that MANY stairs are involved no matter where you go. This wasnt an issue for us, but if you arent a hiker then check out a different island. Really, its not that bad unless you are in an unfit condition to do stairs. They are WELL worth the beautiful view and amazing scenery you will experience. Plus they also served as great exercise to burn off all the WONDERFUL FOOD we ate :-)

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stayed in the Thira Room, spacious and very clean, with a view that can't be beat. The kitchenette had everything you need. The location was perfect for us, away from the crowded Thira town. It is a few minutes walking distance away from couple of super markets and restaurants. However, what made our trip really special was Flora and her staff - thoughtful, accommodating, prompt, and super friendly. In fact, I have to thank the people of Greece and their hospitality for making my holiday so memorable.

By the way, if you like Donkey Beer but don't want to pay restaurant prices, head to Jimmy's Market Cava (one of the two market mentioned earlier). This was the only super market I could find that carried them.

Room Tip: Property is located in Imerovigli village, the highest point along the caldera.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Just came back form our second time staying here in this hotel. The first time we came 8 yeras ago and stayed at the Mediterranean room. We loved our stay so much that we vowed to return. We sure did! We stayed at the Agean room this time. The owner, Flora is the sweetest and loveliest lady. Love her! She will help you plan your stay and will give you all the best suggestions on restaurants and where to go on this Island. The view in this Hotel is absolutely incredible and breathtaking. Every morning that you'd wake up and open your eyes to this view, you'd feel like you're dreaming! The rooms are clean and lovely. Though the shower may be a bit challenging, but it's all part of the charm of staying in a cave house. SO no big deal. It's a beautiful walking distance to Fira. Coming back is a bit of a hike but we loved it since the views are incredible and we got a good workout daily. You'd need a car to see the entire Island but if you just want to chill and relax at the hotel, then you won't need a car! Overall, I would defintely recommend this hotel

Room Tip: Loved teh Mediterranean room! The best views!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

How lovely I don't want to tell anyone this secret. Adorable! Beyond words for the view and our room the cave. Flora makes the stay what it is... A hostess who is Greek and a treasure. Her staff are efficient and full of smiles. It's a haven and heaven x

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

We have just spent a super week at Arc houses. Beautiful,clean and arty. Flora is a great hostess. She is very helpful and gave us lots of good advice. We would recommend Mezzo which is 5 min walk from apartment. Also we walked to Oia and enjoyed Katharos lounge. The buses are manic and timetables variable but good way to get around the island..................Gary n Ali.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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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:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Imerovigli
#20 Family Hotel in Imerovigli
#20 Romantic 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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