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The Boathouse Hotel
Ranked #16 of 75 Hotels in Kamari
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

This property has a beautiful location - its right opposite Kamari beach! It is easily accessible by public bus. Special thanks to the staff for helping us out with directions.
We stayed in a room that faces the pool and the sea and had a little balcony, which was just the best place to stand and soak in the lovely environs of Santorini. The rooms and the bathrooms themselves are spacious, with basic amenities. The rooms, however, do give you a feel that they are old and need a little upgradation - with the swipe in key and softer beds. The breakfast here was basic, with few options for vegetarians.
Overall, we had a good stay here. Its the most value-for-money hotel I've stayed!

Room Tip: Chose a room facing the sea
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

We stayed at the boathouse for 6 nights and we couldnt have made a better choice. Right on the Kamari Beach the view is one to remember. Very nice room with a balcony it was magical waking up and looking out in the mornings. We cannot say enough about Diane and Spyros they make you feel so special that in it self made the stay worthwhile. When we return we wouldnt consider staying any where but THE BOATHOUSE.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Unpretentious, warm and friendly, spotless. The Boathouse had everything we were looking for and more. We had a comfortable room not facing the ocean but had a balcony. We had breakfast downstairs on the patio (large variety to choose from) next to the pool everyday and we just loved eating and looking across the street at the ocean. Close to restaurants, of which, we thought Ya Mas and a couple of the best were located near the hotel with attractive surroundings to dine at. Ask Kelly or Evie at the bar for other places to eat like waffles and gyro places, amazing, to go to. Local bus service was easy to walk to and gave access to all parts of the island.
Can't say enough about the staff and how terrific they are. Diane and Spyros were wonderful nothing was too much trouble. We would definitely rate our stay at the Boathouse EXCELLENT.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank pretty55
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

We have just returned from a short break at The Boathouse and had a wonderful time. Spyros, Diane, their family and friends made us feel very welcome (without being intrusive). Spyros met us at the airport and within half an hour we were checked in and enjoying the Kamari beach front. The room was spotlessly clean with air conditioning and a small fridge. Thankfully there was no TV. I think that it is indicative of the owners' consumate professionalism that many of the guests seemed to be repeat visitors. We would certainly love to go back.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

What a great little hotel located right on the beach. The owners made you fel right at home and 'part of the family.' Will, Evie, Diane and Spyros all pitched in to make this stay quite memorable. Ill also give props to Hotspot and Shadow who also made us feel right at home. The comp. breakfast spread was a nice touch and great start to the day. The location of the hotel is perfect right in the middle of Kamari beach with lots of shops, restaurants and lots of beach! The rooms arent the bomb diggy dog, but quite honestly (for us) the actual rooms are at the bottom of my list- as we really just sleep there. Im more into the location, atmoshpere and energy of a place- and the Boathouse was at the top in all of those areas. The pool was perfect and their little bar was quite entertaining. Thanks again to the Boathouse family, we will certainly stay there again if ever back in Santorini.

I highly recommend staying here

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

just back from our second stay at this wonderful hotel, Diane and Spyros their family and team make you feel so welcome. The hotel is spotlessly clean and breakfast is good too. We have booked to go back in 2014 but for longer this time.

Room Tip: the sea view rooms are very good, but all are fine when all you do is sleep in them
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights on our visit to Santorini. The location could not be better, right in front of the beach. The hotel is on the main seaside street with restaurants and shops and only a 5 min walk from the bus stop to Fira.

We got a first floor sea view room with a lovely balcony, which is in my opinion the best feature of the room. The room itself is simple but nice and always very clean, with a sofa, fridge, safe, air conditioner and hairdryer. The owners and the staff are friendly, they picked us up from the airport for free, which was very nice of them considering that we only booked the room one day before our arrival.

The breakfast is good and it is served by the pool and the pool bar. Wi-Fi is available for free but only close to the pool bar (not in the rooms). Planes fly over Kamari from time to time but we actually enjoyed this - not a negative aspect at all!

The only negative aspect in my opinion is the water heating system. There is a notice in the rooms explaining that due to the solar water heating system, there is more hot water flow between 10am and 8pm. The problem is that we sometimes wanted to have a shower outside these hours and the water was cold, which was not pleasant. I understand the shortage of resources in the island, but if the the water heating system at the Boathouse Hotel could be improved I would give it a 5 star rating!

In general I would recommend the Kamari area and the Boathouse Hotel to anyone visiting Santorini. It is easy to go to Fira or Oia for the day using the public bus system, and Kamari is a very good option for those who like the beach.

Room Tip: Choose a sea-view room, it is worth it!
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Boathouse Hotel

Address: Kamari Beach, Kamari 847 00, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Kamari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Kamari
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Kamari
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Kamari
#8 Family Hotel in Kamari
#15 Romantic Hotel in Kamari
Price Range: $98 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Boathouse Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the spectacularly beautiful island of Santorini, a major stop on many cruise ship tours, the Boathouse Hotel is a family run waterfront Hotel on Kamari Beach about a 5-minute walk from the center of Kamari and about a 15-minute bus ride from the main town of Thira. We offer Deluxe rooms with air - conditioning, telephone, safe-box, bathroom and balcony. Our rooms are spacious and have either Seaview or Mountain- view. An extensive Buffet Breakfast is served daily from 8am until 11am, Poolside. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Boathouse Hotel Kamari
Boathouse Resort Kamari
Boathouse Hotel Santorini
Boathouse Santorini
The Boathouse Hotel Santorini/Kamari

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