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“A jewel on the caldera cliff”
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Hotel Kavalari
Ranked #35 of 80 Hotels in Fira
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“A jewel on the caldera cliff”
Reviewed 17 May 2012

We spent 5 nights in this delightful hotel.It is just up from the bus station and in the prime village centre.It is minutes from the best restaurants and boutique shops.The aspect and view from the hotel is staggering,the breakfast is delicious and the staff amazing .James and Yanna could not be more helpful,our luggage was lost and Yanna made phone calls for us to retrieve our bags.What a great place ,highly recommended.

Room Tip: Room 15 was great!
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 May 2012

Very friendly and helpful staff, superb location with wonderful views over the Caldera - and of the sunsets - not to mention the comings and goings of cruise liners. The breakfast is out of this world, of which the local sparrows are very aware. Very convenient for good restaurants and shopping, the cable car, bus station and taxis. Some rooms are caves, hewn out of the volcanic rock.

Room Tip: It would be difficult not to get a good room, as they all have terraces and views over the Caldera.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2012

We loved staying at this hotel for our 3 nights in Santorini! It's quite easy to find from the bus station - head right uphill and then follow this road, through an intersection and as it curves round to the right, and then when you hit the main strip and can see the water, turn right and it is on your left after a short walk. We were lucky to have a private balcony and the small pool was a great way to cool down in the heat. We watched 2 sunsets from the patio seats, sipping the complimentary bottle of wine. Breakfast was quite different as it was served by table, but this felt like a really nice touch (though the hotel was quiet so perhaps not so great when busy). You do get tired of the stairs, so this is definitely worth considering in terms of the room.

Room Tip: There are a lot of stairs - a higher up room is probably better.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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San Gwann, Malta
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2012

Make sure you get a room over the caldera.
It is the most spectacular, amazing, moving and entertaining view that you will ever experience. And its all there for you to enjoy: the sun, the sea and volcano are all there beckoning for your attention. Breakfast is prepared on the spot for you with fresh yoghurt, juices, fruits and pastries. And yes there is absolutely nothing better than eating breakfast on the terrace overlooking the volcano.

Both location and service are excellent.

nothing else to add :)

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Tenants Harbor, Maine
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

Hotel Kavalari is a combination of a perfect location and great value. Located conveniently near the attractions of Fira, within walking distance of charming tavernas, restaurants overlooking the caldera, the new museum of antiquities and the bus stop for inexpensive transportation to any part of the island. Our room, at the top-most level, was comfortable and the view from our patio was spectacular. We stayed at the beginning of the season and were not bothered by noisy crowds. The staff was great. James was particularly helpful in recommending places to eat and places to go while Anna was exceptional in dealing with our Aegean Airlines problems. We could not be more pleased with our selection of the Hotel Kavalari for our stay on Santarini.

Room Tip: Ask for a room near the top.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Kavalari
Address: Fira 84700, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Fira
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#26 Family Hotel in Fira
#27 Romantic Hotel in Fira
Price range (per night): $144 - $1,419
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Kavalari 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kavalari, a small unique hotel originally a captain's house, the property retains its traditional island architectural style. Situated on the rim of the Caldera, 300m above the sea, the property has exterior stairways which wind down the cliff face to various flowered terraces overlooking the volcano. Rooms are built directly into the cliff with access to various flowered terraces where guests relax enjoying beautiful surroundings and spectacular sunsets. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Kavalari Hotel Fira
Hotel Kavalari Santorini/Fira

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