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“Excellent quiet spot”
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Rose Bay Hotel
Ranked #25 of 75 Hotels in Kamari
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
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“Excellent quiet spot”
Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

We had a lovely 3 day stay here. The location was perfect for us - away from all the crowds, our own little paradise. A very short walk to the main beach 100m, shirt walk to bus stop to get to Fira or Oia; lots of lovely restaurants. The staff were extremely helpful, especially the reception who helped change some if our tour details. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We were booked into this hotel as part of a Saga tour of three Greek islands. We spent eight nights there in total on a half board basis and have to say the staff and the food are first class. The location is also perfect because although the beach at Kamari is poor - like all beaches on Santorini - the "strip" is very lively and great fun at night and is only 100 yards away. The hotel is on the flight path but flights are relatively few and, apart from the odd one at night, not a great inconvenience.
The pool is very nice and the rooms are cleaned every day. All in all a very good little hotel.

Room Tip: The rooms around the pool are best. The first one we were allocated was out the back with no view an...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

We've been first time to Santorini from August 22nd to September 2nd 2012.
After arriving at the hotel at 11am we could do the check-in, but we've been told that as the hotel currently is fully booked the hotel room will be ready at noon only, which did not bother us at all. It gave us the opportunity to discover the area around the hotel and have a welcome drink at a bar somewhere around.
We got back to the hotel at about 2pm and got the room key. Our room was 213, which was a corner room (three-bed-room) and a balcony with backyard-view. It was ok, but after we tested the bathroom - especially the shower - we noticed that water run out onto the floor from somewhere and that the shower shower head was full of limescale, which made only few water coming out in all directions. TV did not show picture as the cable was loose.
We went back to the reception desk and reported. At the same time we asked whether it might be possible to get a pool-view room. The lady at the reception was very helpful and offered us a room for the next day as people will leave and we could change room as soon as the room will be ready.
We spent the rest of the day at the pool area and enjoyed the big pool (not usual at all for the hotels on Santorini at all) local beer (yellow donkey) and a club sandwich. The value for money was great - the club sandwich exceptional fresh and tasted fantastic.
When we went back to the room the TV has already been fixed in the meantime. However, we did not watch TV during the rest of our holiday also in the new room - channels quite poor with only one English and one German beside Italian channel as only once not being Greek.
The change did happen very smoothly and uncomplicated. Also the second room was very spacious, which is not usual on the island it seems according to many other reviews. The balcony was bigger and facing the pool.
We did enjoy the peace and quiet on Santorini and in Rose Bay very much. Rooms very clean and daily new towels. Only negative thing is the extremely hard mattress. Might be ok for heavy weighted people, but can give back ache if you're light weighted. You get used to it after a couple of nights though I must admit.
Breakfast was quite a big choice, but no variety from day one to last day, so after a few day you exactly what you like and you're going to eat. The toast-machine was a bit annoying as there were just four slots to put four slices of bread into and all other guests have to wait until the bread was toasted. It also toasted very unevenly, so you had to turn around the bread after half time. Beside this the service was very attentive and friendly and nothing to be complained about at all. Just beside the hotel there is a small supermarket with the most essential things to buy cheap and store in the fridge in the room.
The hotel is excellently located in a road that leads to the beach front with all the restaurants and shops, which made it a quiet place. Still you only had to walk down for about 2 minutes and you've been on the stony beach.
Except of our arrival day we never spend the day at the hotel pool, but went down to the beach where we had a set of two sunbeds and a parasol out of palm-tree from the restaurant Splash. The costs were 5Euro per day and set (so for two people), which was less expensive than all the other sets down the beach to the other side of Kamari. It is quite painful to get into and out of water as the stones hurt depending how you hit them by walking in or out of the sea. Crocks, which we had are not ideal, best would be beachwalkers that fit well the feet give hold and you do not lose in the sea.
We usually eat a small snack at Splash, so we could even stay at the same beach area the whole day and even got served at the beach on our beach-set. Splash is reviewed by us in the restaurant review section to be referred to.
To the bus station it's about a 10 minutes walk. Buses cost 1.60 Euro and do always turn by Fira the capital - you always have to go to Fira if you want to go by bus to other sites. So no direct bus to Oia for example. Bus to Fira takes about 10 minute and from Fira to Oia about 20 minutes. To Oia it counts as two rides so you pay the 1.60 everytime you get into a new bus. Buses run every 20 minute.
It's easy to be in Santorini without a car as long as your hotel is in Kamari and no-where outside. We only rented a car for one full day to see things you do not get to with the public transport (eg the lighthouse at the very end of the island - stunning view of caldera, the sea and its different small islands).
We most likely will return to Santorini to have a great and relaxing time and we would again choose the Rose Bay hotel as we overall liked it very much. Not modern, but clean, which we rate and appreciate far higher than super modern, but dirty and full of bugs. We recommend Rose Bay.

Room Tip: Our room was 211, which was a good one with pool view balcony.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

The Rose Bay Hotel was a great gem. Really close to the airport *18 Euros by taxi), a very friendly staff, a great pool, and just steps from Kamari beach. The breakfast spread is both ample and free, and while the Wi-Fi wouldn't work in our room -- it just didn't reach room 215 -- it worked very well and was free at the pool.

The rooms were very clean, had an open fridge (great!), and free parking for guests. I'd highly recommend using the ATV rental shop about 10 minutes walk north of the hotel, down the beach towards the mountain and very near the Landry facility. Sorry, I can't recall the exact name, but there's a pug on site. We got a 350 ATV for 75 Euros for 3 days (insurance included) and it was a BLAST. Don't do Thira without getting an ATV. Buy your own cute helmet at the 2 Brothers store in town.

Anywho, this hotel is an awesome jumping off point. Great price, free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, near the beach, beautiful. It's just a quick ATV ride to anywhere on the island.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

We had a very nice ten days here. At first I was I was surprised there was not a lift but it was only two or three floors. We were on the second. It was not an old hotel but was traditional. The staff were so nice. The place was very clean, I mentioned it was my husbands birthday the next day. When we got back to our hotel room there were flowers and a card telling us ther was free cocktails at the bar for us. I would recommend this to any one.

Room Tip: If your elderly or have young children in maybe a good idea to ask for a ground floor
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

My wife and I had a perfect stay at the rose bay:
The pool is very large and the setting very pretty.
The rooms are basic but clean: however make sure you get one overlooking the pool. At first we were given the maisonette which was arguably more modern but was extremely dark. Thanks again to the staff for helping us changing to a pool view, that made our stay a lovely one.
The bar at the pool is cheap and the Lolos restaurant across the road is good (and cheap as well compared to other restaurants in Kamari)
Breakfast is very decent
The table tennis and gym area is small but clean
The staff is friendly and helpful.

In terms of location, it is good as well. 5 mim walk to the bus to Fira, 5 secs to a mini market, 30 sec to the beach and to a car rental company.
Should i go back to Santorini, I would definitely stay again in Kamari and again at the Rose Bay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

Staff very friendly and helpful.
Close to restaurants and mini-market. Food cheap at hotel. Spacious room and clean. Would come back again.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Property: Rose Bay Hotel
Address: | P.O. Box 11, Kamari 847 00, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Kamari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Kamari
#22 Romantic Hotel in Kamari
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Hotel Class:4 star — Rose Bay Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 55
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