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“Best place to stay in Santorini”
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Hotel Maria Preka
Ranked #40 of 75 Hotels in Kamari
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Best place to stay in Santorini”
Reviewed March 5, 2011

This is the most ideal location in to stay in Santorini. The hotel is ideally located and only few meters away from the beach. As it is a small hotel, rooms are maintained andf staff are very friendly and would offer to clean the rooms anytime. Some shops and nice restaurants are available just outside the hotel. The bus stop is just around the corner and this would take you anytwhere around the island. Do not bother renting a car for the whole week as you may only need it for a day or two as public transport is quite convenient. There is a rent a car just outside the hotel which i alsofound very affordable. I stayed in a self catering room only which is ideal because there is a nice greek resto around the corner and food is cheap and good. from this place i manage to see most of the Santorini. Kamari is by far better place to stay than Perissa. Oia is a must for honey mooners but with a tight budget, Kamari is the most ideal. And this hotyel is superb.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2010

Me and my partner stayed here in august for two weeks, the owner was not very welcoming and tried to get as much money as possible out of you. The studio was horrible, uncomfortable beds, noisy fridge that shook, also we got the dreaded room 20! if you get this room, request to be moved, the balcony and window overlooks the owners washing line, and the most disgusting thing was next door's toilet window was on our balcony, we couldnt sit outside because we got to hear and smell everytime they went to the toilet. Kamari itself is a gorgeous place to stay, lots of shops and lovely restaurants! make sure you go to al fresco! absolutely fantastic. Also a visit to oia and firastefani is a must. We went to watch the sunset in oia twice, absolutely breathtaking, would stay in kamari again, but definitely not maria preka!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 15, 2010

We have just returned from maria preka, the location of these apartments are great, about 150 yards from beach, tavernas, shop & bars. The apartments are very spacious, as we had a 1 bed apartment with its own private balcony. Maria the owner and her daughter were very friendly and helpful. Thira is a must to see the breathtaking views.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Worcs
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Reviewed August 26, 2009

Given that it is right in the heart of this noisy resort, I found the Maria Preka to be a welcome escape. The pool area was quiet and clean. In fact, the whole place was impeccably clean and very well presented, with all the flowers and fresh paint work. We had quite a large balcony which was big enough to use as a dining area. My only complaint would be the noisy doors. We were often woken by people coming home in the early hours and their doors slamming and shaking the rooms. I wouldn't recommend Kamari, but I the Maria Preka was fine.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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london
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Reviewed August 19, 2009

Just returned from 2 weeks in Kamari and stayed at the Maria Preka. The room was spacious (we had a one bedroom apartment) and was cleaned to a high standard. There is some dust but that is to be expected.

The pool was clean and I would say the only problem is the lack of a pool side bar.

The staff at the Maria Preka are very friendly.

There are some great restaurants in Kamari, favourites of ours were the Family Taverna, Sea View and the No name restaurant where we had a great greek night (well worth a visit).

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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west yorkshire
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Reviewed August 13, 2009

we stayed at Marie Preka studios in santorini the studios were brilliant, very clean and Marie and her daughter who run the studios are very helpful, they cannot do enough to help you.
The towels are changed every day so are the sheets, the studios are cleaned every day and the cleaner is very nice and cheerful.
The island is very beautiful and the people are so friendly, my son went to see the volcano i didnt go i went shopping in Fira the capital and stopped off for a coffee, they charged me 4.5 euros the price of a coke there was also 4 euros so be prepared to spend alot on food and drinks.
Overall i recommend the studios as you were made very welcome, and if you want a quiet holiday then this is the place for you, if you have children i wouldnt really reccomend Santorini as there isnt much for them to do.

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Portsmouth, England
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2009

Just returned from 2 weeks stay, rooms cleaned to a very high standard. Not sure what the previous reviewer expected, it is a volcanic Island and is windy at times. There is always dust. We have been to Kamari 7 times in the last 22 years. We did not have any complaints other than there was not a bar by the pool. If you wanted to buy any drinks or food you had to use the bar in their hotel just across the other side of the road.

Again mystified by the previous reviewer saying that the food was all bland greek food. For a start you are on a Greek Island and would expect Greek food, I did not find the food bland and tried a fair number of restaurants over the 2 weeks. Irini's the restaurant right next to the rock is wonderful, as is Lolos, the Family Restaurant, I can't spell the name but it has a blue sign with the men dancing on it. Took our son to Andreas taverna for his 17th birthday, it was wonderful and they made a fuss of him.

The Irish bar is very welcoming, and it helped that they had the Ashes on. There are more than 2 bars that offer Sky sports we found at least 5 in Kamari alone.

Definately recommend the outdoor cinema it is an experience. Still makes me jump when the film suddenly stops for an intermission. The bar is open throughout the film.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Maria Preka
Address: Kamari Beach, Kamari 847 00, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Kamari
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Kamari
#29 Romantic Hotel in Kamari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Maria Preka 1*
Number of rooms: 23
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