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Acqua Vatos Santorini Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great Hotel, well maintained rooms are clean & fresh. Rania and the reception staff are friendly, kind and very helpful. lovely pool at the side of the Hotel. The location is great 2 minutes down the road is the Beach, all around are great restaurants and shops everything you need is close by, local bus stop to Fira 1 minute away. Buffet Breakfast at the hotel was fine, there is something for everyone.

We have just returned from Kamari and It was a great place to stay and Santorini is a very beautiful Island to visit. However, due to the value of the pound it is a little on the expensive side, especially Fira. I love the Acqua Vatos Hotel. The location is perfect as it's extremely close to everything, including the beach, restaurants, cocktail bars, shops and the bus stop to Fira and Oia. The rooms are spotless, stylish and clean with a large comfortable bed, balcony, fridge, TV and a very good modern bathroom with shower. There was plenty of storage for clothes. It has a lovely pool in a pretty garden and has plenty of comfortable sun loungers or chairs. There are also different size rooms that you can choose from to suit your budget, all very good value for Kamari and Santorini. The breakfast is great with a large selection including freshly baked Greek pastries. Miltos and Rania on reception are so friendly and all the staff working here are all lovely and so kind and helpful. My wife and I were so happy here, I didn't want to leave. Fira and Oia are both worth a visit and are very easy to get to, although you have to be a bit of a mountain goat getting around. The views are fantastic and the sunset at Oia is spectacular, It has to be one of the most attractive places in Greece.

We had a fab time at the Aqua Vatos. Everything was perfect. If I were to nit pick the bathroom was tiny. But It certainly diddnt bother us. The breakfasts were lovely. Free tea and coffee all day long. The pool was gorgeous. And the hotel was well placed for Everything! We will certainly return to the beautiful Aqua Vatos, . We are returning to Santorini next week. But this hotel was booked up. So sad we time defo!

I love this hotel. The location is perfect as it's extremely close by to everything, including the beach, restaurants, cocktail bars, shops and the bus stop to Fira and Oia. The rooms are very stylish and clean with a large comfortable bed, balcony, fridge,tv and a fantastic modern power shower. There was plenty of storage for clothes. Lovely large pool in a pretty garden which is great for swimming and has plenty of comfortable sun loungers and chairs. There are also different size rooms that you can choose from to suit your budget, all very good value for Kamari and Santorini. Drinks are served all day at the pool bar by the very friendly barman Costas. Breakfast is great with a large selection including freshly baked Greek pastries. Rania and Miltos on reception are so friendly and helpful.In fact everyone working here are all lovely and so kind and they all helped me with some new Greek words I was trying to learn. I was so happy here, I didn't want to leave.

We booked a week with Thomson in Acqua Vatos and were monumentally disappointed. The "boutique" hotel is basically a B&B, and a very basic one at that. Location was fine (though Kamari beach is very ordinary, and Oia is a much nicer place). Staff friendly but minimal contact. Our room was sold as having a garden view, in truth it was tiny and looked out at a bit of scrubland and backed on to a busy car park. The bed was very uncomfortable and was fixed to one side of the wall. Not great for 2 people at all. Furnishings were basic and not at all as the pictures indicated. A hanging rail and one chest, no table inside and a tiny TV. Bathroom was minuscule and the shower had no door and so sprayed water all over the floor each time it was used. The bathroom was never cleaned and thick long hairs from a previous guest remained for a whole week. I think we must have had the worst room in the hotel. Tatty wash towels and beach towels not once replaced. Every noise could be heard all night. Shouting, talking, sneezing and singing- we heard all of them, every day... absolutely awful. There was underwear outside a room one night from the room next door- charming! Breakfast was the cheapest imaginable. Orange squash not juice, tinned fruit, some variable homemade items and a few bits of processed cheese and ham. There were a few nice items one some days, but not much. Cutlery and glasses often dirty and a very basic offering in all. Fine for a free breakfast which is what they advertise. Not fine for what Thomson stated was boutique hotel breakfast. The pool area, so beautiful in the brochure was by a main road, unkempt and tired looking. A few battered sun beds and some scrubby bushes. The advertised vineyard was basically a bit of waste land with some vines. Fine- but don't advertise it as a feature! No atmosphere, no bar snacks or food. And a very basic bar by the pool, rarely manned and poorly stocked. Not at all in any way, whichever country you are in was it "boutique". I think apart from the cleaning issues, the fault lays with Thomson. They are mis-selling this property as a quirky boutique hotel and in fact it is a B&B. Heartbreakingly, we went to Oia one day, and saw beautiful properties at a fraction of the cost. Stay there not here. Thomson were very unhelpful when contacted, said we may as well stay as it was only a 7 day holiday, as we'd have to pay to change hotels and it would take a "while". The guy on the phone actually laughed and said it was a beautiful island and not to worry. Unbelievable. In this day and age, travel agents should work harder. We never book with them normally, preferring to find our own way. I wish we had this time, as the hotel was completely mis-sold. Santorini is a place to discover yourself not to book with Thomson. At least the hotel as close to the black pebble beach and restaurants. Though note, far better eating as drinking is to be had elsewhere on the island and at far less cost.

My partner and I have conflicting thoughts on our stay. I found the staff pleasant and helpful enough; she though thought them distant and stand-offish. They offer services on the website and Thomson site but they don’t know what the services are in reality for example it says they offer prams/strollers for children but when we asked for this they didn’t offer it or even know what it is. The rooms are tiny and caused us trouble to no end. There was seemingly one iron between the whole hotel and no ironing boards. Compared to some hotels on the island it was good and modern but lacked the space. There was no atmosphere at the hotel and we found ourselves spending time at other hotels where family was staying

Just returned from a great week. As stated by some previous reviews our room was fairly small but had everything we needed, and we were only in to shower and sleep so the size wasn't a problem. The breakfast was good, home cooked local dishes as well as bacon and eggs plus the usual cereals and cheese and meats. Close to the beach and restaurants and opposite the bus stop to Fira. Miltos on reception was always very friendly and we had a few laughs with him during the week. The towels were changed everyday but I was very surprised that a couple of times frayed and ripped ones although clean were left, also as stated by a previous reviewer the outdoor seating needs a clean, it's nearing the end of the season so guess these will be attended to before the start of next season.

we've just spent a wonderful week at the Acqua Vatos hotel. The rooms were lovely though the bed was a little hard. The staff were so friendly and very helpful offering advice on everything we asked. The reception, terrace and pool areas were all lovely. The breakfasts were excellent- very varied and you could eat as much as you wanted. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

As far as the hotel is concerned there are no problems, apartment cleaned with clean towels every day, friendly staff, every morning you have a different choice of breakfast and the food is delicious. Down point - Taxis are a rip off, it costs €20 from the airport to the hotel ( ten minute drive ). The driver going to the hotel jumped up and blocked the minibus exit and in a aggressive tone said " you pay now, you pay €20 " we gave him the money then he got our bags out. 😠. Public transport costs about €1:80 to fira bus station, from there you can catch a bus to Oia which costs €1:80, cheap as chips.

My room was clean and spacious. the bed was quite hard so were the pillows. there was a TV phone and hair dryer , also a good size fridge . Towels were change every day and bins emptied. Breakfast was good with plenty to choose from, the coffee machine was on all day and free to use any time The hotel is quite pretty and in a excellent location in the village with all it's shops and restaurants, also super markets and bus stop in the street opposite, and the sea's only a few minutes walk away. There is a lovely big pool , but the furnishings were looking a bit tired and grubby. no one seemed to wash them down The pool bar was a let down worst one I've ever seen not a lot of choice in drinks and no snacks crisps , nuts etc. and no one around to serve most of the time, a lot of people were going to the shops and bringing food and drink back , we went to a lovely bakery up the road to buy our lunch and bring it back to the hotel , that wouldn't be allowed in most hotels I've stayed in, but no one seemed to care.

Kamari Santorini Santorini Island

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Pool bar
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Kamari, Acqua Vatos Santorini Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of sights such as Wine Museum and Estate Argyros Santorini. This 32-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. In central Santorini, the hotel is also close to Art Space Santorini and Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


All 32 air-conditioned rooms feature patios, refrigerators, and free local calls. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and satellite TV. In-room massages are available, and rooms also include free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Acqua Vatos Santorini Hotel enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a computer station. You can take advantage of free offsite parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 12 per person one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include a library, express check-in, and express check-out.

Room options

Standard Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Economy Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 751 reviews