We stayed at The Santo Miramare Resort from 18th August to 1st September for our Wedding which we had on the 28th August. We travelled with Thomas Cook and used their wedding co-ordinator Reebie.
When we got to the hotel and our room we were really pleased at the standard. We booked a Junior Suite which had a side sea view but wasn't as good as i would have liked, unfortunately the Junior Suites aren't that well placed. However it was a lovely room, had a lounge area, kitchenette and the bathroom was quite modern.
The reception was lovely and the man behind reception gave us a leaflet of trips (which were more expensive than elsewhere in Perissa) then we were taken to our rooms by a very friendly Porter.
Staff in general were very friendly and always said hello. Violetta who works at the pool bar is particularly good and is always smiling.
The pool and bar area are very nice. The pool is huge and there are plenty of sunbeds but it never felt like there were too many people there. There is also a smaller pool and then a childrens pool as well as a jacuzzi :-)
We never went to the restaurant but heard it was quite good value for money for eat as much as you like buffet 15 euros. The resort (Perivolos) itself was a bit strange, there were music bars playing loud dance music during the afternoon but then after your evening meal at night they were dead. So if you want somewhere to party at night Perissa (25 minute walk) has some karaoke bars and nightclubs/bars. There are some good restaurants nearby on the front; Meteora and The Best where the food is good and not too expensive.
We travelled with 27 guests altogether over the two weeks for our wedding in our second week. When we got onto our transfer we were handed a scroll tied up with ribbon with an appointment to see our wedding co-ordinator the next day. When we met her she told us what day and time our wedding was going to be and gave us a booklet about the wedding and extras you could book. You could find these slightly cheaper elsewhere but to save giving money to people who you cant guarantee will give a good service i thought best to go with Thomas Cook then i had someone to blame in the UK if it all went wrong. The flowers i were given which were part of my wedding package were lovely, a big bunch of orange and cream roses.
I had already been in contact with the Manager Dimitris about organising our reception as i was worried about having to find somewhere when we got there. So we met with him when we arrived and told him what food and drink we wanted and how we wanted the tables to be set out and he set to at organising it. We got married at The Santo Winery overlooking the Caldera which was stunning then we had a few glasses of wine and went back to the hotel. DImitris had set the area up with coloured organza round the top table to match BM dresses, bride and groom sign at our seats and tea light holders on the tables. The food was fantastic and everybody was full nearly after the starter. They were coming round with wine all the way through the meal. As a gift he had given us a bottle of sparkling wine and a huge cake which was yummy and we had a little ceremony which Greeks do where we cut the cake in a cross and fed eachother then crossed arms and drank the wine. Afterwards we had the speeches and had drinks at the bar.
The next day we had a huge breakfast in bed even though we were slightly hungover :-s Then enjoyed the rest of our holiday driving round the island. Fira is fantastic and im hoping to book for a week next year for our first anniversary.
I would definately recommend this hotel it was of a good standard, the staff were very helpful and friendly and they did a brilliant job of organising our wedding reception.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Santo Miramare is a fine luxury resort next to the black sandy beach of Perivolos. The absolute destination for families, group of friends, honeymooners or anyone who desires a highly standard accommodation in a traditionally built resort that offers everything the world famous island of Santorini is promising for. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Santo Miramare Hotel Perivolos
- Hotel Santo Miramare
- Santo Miramare Resort Santorini/Perivolos