Smaro Studios
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Smaro Studios

Sunset over the caldera
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4.5
#9 of 24 hotels in Firostefani
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to Smaro Studios. Smaro Studios in Santorini is on the Caldera cliffs. A small hotel with a big history, Smaro Studios has a wonderful view of the Caldera, the volcano and the gorgeous Aegean Sea. The hotel is located in Firostefani, a peaceful village just above Fira town. Smaro Studios combines hospitality and relaxation with the enchanting traditions of a beautiful Greek island.Guest Services. Smaro Studios has 6 apartments with a small equipped kitchen, air conditioning, free WiFi access, TV with SAT channels, telephone, hair dryer, safe box and private veranda to enjoy the view of the Caldera.- Heated outdoor Jacuzzi for up to 5 persons with views of the Caldera- Upon arrival a bottle of Vinsanto wine, fresh seasonal fruit & mixed nuts- Breakfast is inclusive- Reception is open from morning till midnight- We are here to assist you with island information & tips.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool with view
Free breakfast
Breakfast in the room
Rooftop terrace
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Bottled water
Iron
Kitchenette
Minibar
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Greek

Location

Firostefani 847 00 Greece
Name/address in local language
216Reviews10Q+A31Room tips

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liv2sunchase wrote a review May 2023
5 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I spent 4 days at Smaro Studios in Santorini. The venue as well as our hosts made our stay absolutely perfect. The location was exactly what we were hoping for. We had a beautiful view of the Caldera, close to restaurants, shopping and walking distance to the central bus station. We walked from our hotel to Oia and then down to Ammoudi Bay which I highly recommend if you don't mind walking. The Smaro hosts were so welcoming and provided us a lovely breakfast each morning, on our own little patio. They were helpful in organizing a shuttle for us, back to the ferry port for our departure and provided anything else we needed (iron, iron board, beach towels, extra water) Our room was clean and the mini fridge had a few beverages to get us started. The only thing I would have appreciated was some loungers outside. If we would have had loungers, we may have stayed to sunbath. It wasn't too big a deal for me since we enjoyed our days exploring. Smaro met all my expectations and I would highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Anni M wrote a review Aug 2021
20 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I wasn’t expect to love this hotel as much as I did. The rooms are very spacious and they produce little extras that make the stay all the more pleasant. Very very warm staff and they are there if you need anything. Out of my 5 island trip to Greece this hotel has been the very best. You won’t regret it. The views are also incredible. Thank you smaro suites for a very lovely stay!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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HalfwayHome wrote a review July 2023
Tampa, Florida135 contributions39 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at Smaro Studios was amazing, and when we come back to Santorini, we will definitely stay here again. Our room was spotlessly clean and larger than we expected, situated right at the top of the caldera ridge with spectacular views of the entire caldera and unbelievable sunsets.

The staff was always available, friendly and helpful, and delivered a large, wonderful breakfast to our room every morning.

I'm normally more of a mid-budget traveler, but I decided to splurge in Santorini so I booked the best room Smaro had. It was more amazing than many of the rooms at hotels in Santorini charging 2 to 5 times as much. We had tons of space, bathrooms with showers on both the first & second floors, and mini refrigerators on both floors too. Our patio had an outdoor dining set, umbrella & private hot tub. The bed was very comfortable, and there was a little nook built into an alcove over the stairs where my wife loved to read.

Don't fight the crowds in Oia to get a spot to watch the sunset, book this room and watch the sun do its thing every night while you sit out on the private patio, either in the hot tub or at the table, or even inside with your head out the window, drinking wine from the bottle you stashed in the refrigerator. Its relaxing, and amazing, and you won't believe how lucky you are.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Incognito wrote a review Aug 2020
26 contributions97 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel location is perfect and is 10 minutes walk from Fira. Amazing sunset and caldera view. Fira is the centre if Santorini and wherever u need to go, if u want to save some money and talk public transport which is perfect and cheaper than other EU countries then Head over to Fira bus stop.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PhiletLo78 wrote a review Sept 2023
Ile-de-France, France142 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Firstly, if you prefer a calmer atmosphere than in Fira or in Oia , choose Firostefani or Imerovigli . You will have from these villages the same views (even higher !) on the caldeira, nice restaurants and cheaper rooms.
Our 2 nights at Smaro Studios will stay as an excellent "souvenir": great location, large and luminous studio , excellent breakfasts, discretion and kindness of the hosts and finally a good and reasonnable price. They can arrange your transfer from everywhere on the island ( do not try , as we did it , to climb with heavy lugages from Fira bus Station!) .
We highly recommend Smaro Studios !
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Date of stay: September 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jennifer M wrote a review Sept 2021
14 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was surprisingly very spacious! We had stayed in about two hotels before staying with Smaro studios and so we were used to small hotels, however, this hotel was very spacious, which was a nice change. Breakfast was included with our booking and it was delicious! The staff was friendly, helpful, and COVID friendly! The hotel itself had a great view of the sunset, which was even better because we had a hot tub as well. I would book with Smaro Studios again!
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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GSSKUMAR wrote a review Aug 2022
Hyderabad, India41 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Staying here was a good experience. Owners (Mother & son) are always available and are very helpful in arranging the airport/port transfers. The support staff very excellent. The complimentary breakfast made us skip our lunch. The sunset view from each private balcony was an ultimate experience. 🏆🥇🏆
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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World_Hiker_Dallas wrote a review Apr 2020
Scottsdale, Arizona172 contributions265 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been trying to email or call someone from the property for over 2 months and they won't pick up or respond. I get it -- they are closed, but most owners are doing what they can to communicate. We all really wish for any communication, any at all. I really don't do business with companies that don't respond!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Adventure812299 wrote a review Aug 2021
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I can't recommend this place highly enough, super clean.. such a welcoming and enjoyable stay. Only a short walk from plenty of bars and restaurants, views are spectacular, staff are brilliant, breakfast was amazing, what else can you ask for.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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dkorres wrote a review Aug 2005
Paleo Faliro, Greece5 contributions10 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Me and my girlfriend stayed at Smaro Studios (the Smaro room) for five nights in the beginning of August. Our experience there was nothing short of wonderful!

Lovingly and exquisitely constructed & decorated, Smaro offers a luxurius standard of accomodation, including a beatiful little jacuzzi with spectacular views of the caldera in the cozy common courtyard, which was put to good use!
Said breath-taking view was shared by the balconies of all 6 rooms - I cannot describe the elation of waking up each morning in full view of Imerovigli, Thirasia and the volcano...

On a final note, Maria, who runs the place, proved exceedingly polite, helpful and accomodating - at our request, she allowed us to keep our room past the checkout time at no extra charge, since we weren't flying out until late at night and the next occupants were arriving late in the evening...

All in all, we both cannot wait to visit Smaro again next year and have our breakfast on the balcony! Thank you once again, Maria, for an unforgettable experience!
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Date of stay: August 2005
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Answer from Incognito
26 contributions97 helpful votes
Well if with hot tub u mean the jacuzzi, then the jacuzzi is on ground floor nex to the reception and from there u need to stand up in the jacuzzi for the view. But in my opinion Smaro studios was worth the price for us at least. We had a room on the top with private balcony where the breakfast is served. All day we enjoyed at various beaches and at evening at our balcony admiring the view and late evening a dip in jacuzzi. Hope this helps
Answer from KJA3
Washington, DC438 contributions300 helpful votes
Sorry, but I don't know.
Answer from 2306magoo
Sydney, Australia40 contributions26 helpful votes
Apologies but I do not as we were in Studio Katerina "I think". The view wasn't bad but the top studio which was tiny did have a great view as you sit on the balcony. Views of the caldera are usually from the balcony and not from inside the room UNLESS you are right down the bottom and have the energy/patience to walk up and down 100 stairs.
Answer from KJA3
Washington, DC438 contributions300 helpful votes
There are a number of stairs -- maybe 40 -- to the entrance to the studios. They will arrange a porter for you. Enjoy!
Answer from WesleyWing
Montreal, Canada57 contributions30 helpful votes
Hello Mark, like Ghoshi said, I am pretty sure you can manage something with them. I asked for a baby crib for my little munchkin by sending a e-mail and Smaro Studios wrote back to me to confirm the crib within 24h... Enjoy Smaro Studios! Cheers
Yolandi M wrote a tip July 2021
55 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get ready to spend a lot of time the private jacuzzi, so bring loads of swim suites to ensure you have enough for your accomm and beach!"
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babunkolkata wrote a tip Nov 2019
Kolkata (Calcutta), India59 contributions222 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms with private balcony"
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PJLow wrote a tip June 2019
Singapore, Singapore473 contributions129 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Studio Georgos is the best because it's right at the top so quiet."
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Abhinab_padhi wrote a tip Feb 2019
Bengaluru, India3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try booking the topmost room that gives the best view."
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Todd S wrote a tip June 2018
Maryland141 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Some rooms are back in the 'alcove' some and may not have as good a view."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$198 - AU$391 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
smaro studios santorini, smaro studios hotel santorini
LOCATION
GreeceSouth AegeanCycladesSantoriniFirostefani
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Smaro Studios
Which popular attractions are close to Smaro Studios?
Nearby attractions include Three Bells of Fira (0.3 km), Aegean Designs (0.05 km), and Three Bells of Fira iconic viewpoint (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Smaro Studios?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Smaro Studios?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Smaro Studios?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Smaro Studios?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taverna Romantica, No Name Restaurant Santorini, and Kokkalo Fagopoteion.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Smaro Studios?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Smaro Studios?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Smaro Studios?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Castle of St Nicholas (6.2 km) and Cúpula azul (6.3 km).
Does Smaro Studios have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.
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