I wish that TA would allow "half" ratings, as I really want to score this place 4.5:
As per the title of my review, Kastelli is stunning - The resort is spotlessly clean, very well laid out with multiple pools with lots of bougainvillaea and olive trees planted throughout.
Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and we were upgraded to a Junior Suite with private roof terrace upon arrival. The Hotel Manager - Antonis - helped recommend local restaurants (also reviewed by me on TA) and negotiated a lower rate for us when it came to booking a sunset cruise with an external company. In summary, the service was exceptionally good.
So, why a 4.5 and not 5?
The rooms are very simple in terms of decor. Everything in the bedroom is white-washed concrete, including the bed! This, combined with a hard mattress and very hard pillows meant that the bed wasn't comfortable. Also, the bathrooms look quite dated (then again, this is Greece!). Our shower had very poor water pressure, but friends in another room didn't have the same issue, so it must be the luck of the draw to some extent.
The inclusive breakfast was OK - usual buffet selection, so nothing special.
However, we ate our evening dinner in the restaurant twice (so 2 out of 7 nights) as it was very good. Beware - the portions are huge. I'd advise that 2 or more share a starter if everyone is ordering individual main courses.
If ordered in the morning, the restaurant will also order in fresh fish for the evening. Not cheap, but worth it. Our party had mussels, sea bass and lobster all of which were great.
Kastelli stock a good range of Santorini wines ranging in price and also arrange wine tasting evenings.
I would go back. I'd say that I would definitely go back in Antonis buys some softer pillows!
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- Also Known As:
- Santorini Kastelli Hotel Kamari
- Santorini Kastelli Kamari
- Kastelli Resort Santorini
- Santorini Kastelli Resort Kamari