Santo Miramare Resort4.0 out of 5.0
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Hotel is located in Perivolos, I was skeptical about the location but it was great. You need to hire a vehicle for sure though. It is walking distance to Kamari beach ( Black Beach ), which is great to Swim, lot of sunbeds, lively & great choices of restaurants. Hotel is Basic, rooms are clean but not luxurious. I stayed here for 3 days, had no complaints but no WOW factor as well. I arrived around 08:30 am but had to wait till 14:00 hrs to get a room but while We waited they offered us complimentary Breakfast for that morning. We had booked 3 months in advance with a request that We are celebrating our anniversary but was offered twin beds, so had to wait another 15 minutes after 5 Hours wait at the reception while they placed a thin double mattress & joined the bed. Bath amenities were average, I felt like same product was put in different bottle as Body wash & Shampoo. No electric kettle provided in the room. TV channels are poor everywhere in Greece ( can't blame them much ), had only 1 English News channel. Breakfast as suggested in other reviews is repetitive, We had same fruits, juices, breads, cold cuts, boiled eggs and everything. if You are vegetarian, You better load up on fruits & breads, Grilled tomatoes did not entice me. Pool is nice, big & salt water. There were 2 pools, great in size & depth. I always found sun beds when ever I went, no issues there. No Lifeguard on pools though. Bar at the pool was good, economical & good liquor choices. Staff at reception & Restaurant was polite & smiling. One of the girl was always smiling, helpful ( forgot her name ) & very pretty ;) Staff helped us to get Two Wheeler & ATV, who were good in prices & professional. I would recommend Santo Miramare to everyone as no fault but do not keep high expectation. No frills resort.
It was such a solace to find that upon arrival in Santorini, we were staying in kinda secluded “Perivolos Beach” at Santo Miramare Luxury Resort located right on the gorgeous Black sand beach. What a delight after the “hustle and bustle of Athens busy city/tourist life and traffic congestion. I will not lie, I loved EVERY bit of my wonderful “Greek Excursion” with the Temple of the God of Poseidon being among my favorite!! After all, I may now tell my Momi that I visited the exact place where the 1960s “Jason and the Argonauts” fighting skeletons scene was filmed!! To say nothing of the earlier downtown Athens with the awesome Acropolis sites and newly finished Museum (incredible you can look down in between your feet through glass exhibit and see an actual street dating back centuries!) Note to self: maybe next time do NOT do both tours on the same day! And to add more delight to this, we went back whining down the cliffside to a gorgeous sunset against the breathtaking open sea! That was such a surprise tour (ok, yes, it was hours long but I gathered by the end of my 10 day visit that “that’s what it is in Greece!). One simply cannot put into words how it feels to step onto the same soil that the Goddess Athena was formulated upon - 2 temples erected to her in Sounias, just below that of Poseidon’s! Anyway, I diverse, back to Santorini and how beyond happy we were to find ourselves on this lazy strip of black sand with its many cafes, restaurants, lounges and beauty within walking distance (away from popular OIA). Our suite had two balconies both overlooking several pools and views peeking over palm trees along the Aegean Sea. We enjoyed our favorite Café Terra Nera, the most; during our short stay there. Literally, we could jump out of bed and land there if we wanted to! Home cooking, it felt “family” owned, everyone was attentive and friendly (not always the case during our Greece adventure). I had a craving for spaghetti Bolognese - Perfection - they killed it (yes, you wait - everything is freshly prepared)…so yummy! On this diversified menu you MUST order “black forest waffle” light and airy with fresh strawberries and a ton of thick fudge chocolate and sprinkles dripping with tiny sour cherries - my daughter shared it with me; thought I would pass on dessert! Next time, we were famished from walking Fhra tour which was breathtaking, just like in the movies! (TIP: be mindful of time it takes to get to places especially when on a tour bus which often needs to pull aside to let other traffic pass through very narrow roads) - full of shops, pubs (serving Red Donkey beer – brewed locally) cafes, all along the gorgeous cliff side with its imposing white domes and overlooking the edge of this incredible volcanic spectacle. Definitely stop for lunch before the “souvenir shops” take all your energy (we ate yummy shrimp risotto at DaCosta ! So upon returning to our sanctuary and having a swim in the incredible velvety waters of this perfect sea (yes, that was just one ½ day so far) surrounded by black soft sand, I ate a cheese burger…it was so fresh, great beef, perfectly prepared with love. My Momi would have eaten it, and appreciated the home made perfection of it. Next time we went, my daughter had missed breakfast at the hotel, so we scurried down to our “trusty” eatery once again; she had Penne carbonera, again, so fresh and creamy (she did wait and was nervous as our Ferry pick-up was getting very close). But no worries for she had time for a final dip in those paradise waters as I finished up my Huge Pint of Beer - “Mythos’ , kinda reminded me when I was a kid of my Abuelo drank Budweiser or Miller – the smell and the very light taste. All the while engaged in wonderful conversation with a lovely lady from Athens who was on vacation and shared a wealth of information about those islands with me (like how we picked the Most Perfect time to come (12-21Sept via TK Air-Fantastic experience btw)!! Apparently some August climate is SO windy that the black sands on the beach and every other particle around Santorini whips up and smacks you in the face - not a good holiday for anyone (hope my Doc. Isn’t caught in this, he arrived there yesterday)! She says most Greeks and others in Europe take their vacation during the time of our trip - so ideally the first 3 weeks or so of September. I did notice many families on that side, from all over Europe - I noticed accents from Spain, Norway, Germany, England, and others with many little ones, toddlers, kids - so definitely a place to take “family vacations”. IF you are in the mood to travel that far from USA (9 hours + flight); and keep in mind that it is NOT so easy once you are there as well - everything takes a long time: Ferry rides take a while between Islands - Mykonos to Santorini _4 hours approx. Departing Santorini to Athens (5 islands stop and some choppy whether ) at 2:30p arrived almost 10p !! Only to run the next day (we were part of 20 sprinting for our JFK flight) through the enormous and crowded, albeit FUN, Istanbul Airport or miss our flight back home. But with stamina, Vitamin C (I left my voice in Mykonos and as I write this back home from Sunnyside, NY, I STILL DON’T have my voice back!!!); and a lot of heart, you will experience a delightful, memorable treat which will stay in your heart as it is in mine and my 19year old daughter’s (who was so excited and in love with this journey). HAPPY TRAILS U’ALL!!!!!
Absolutely impressed by this hotel! Nice, clean rooms, good breakfast, great location but most impressive for us was the staff! Such a great stay because of the staff, most of them from Albania! Thank you very much for a great summer holiday especially to Yannis, a real professional looking well after his customers! Well done guys!
Loved every minute of staying here. Right on the black beach with their own loungers and towels. Upon arrival the reception desk informed us because we were on our honey moon they upgraded us to a honeymoon sweet with an ocean view. Very clean hotel and a little slice of heaven. The breakfast was amazing also
Beautiful hotel, very clean and well maintained. Rooms are awesome, well-sized and with full amenities. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Great location - right behind it are the black beaches of Mera and Perivolos, with a lot of food options, and public buses to Fira and Oia are easily available. Pools here are nice, and there's a convenient poolside bar. Definitely a great place for family trips.
Our visit to the Santo Miramare Resort Hotel on Santorini (the Greek Island of Thera) is absolutely beautiful and photos don't actually capture how nice this place is. It was really clean, quiet and relaxing; a little piece of heaven in the sun. After a month-long tour of Jordan and Israel, this was “the place” for a little R & R before heading back home. The hotel staff was extremely attentive and willingly responded to your every need. What more could you ask for than to wake up in the morning to view the azure blue sea from your balcony with the pool area just below your window. I might add that there was a Jacuzzi pool. The food was fantastic; it was fresh, varied and plentiful. Breakfast was abundant (you could order a full breakfast or enjoy a continental repast of fruit and cheese with rolls. No matter what your choice, you were really set you up for the rest of the day. While evening meals were served buffet style, one could not ask for anything more. Lunch was served around the pool area with many options as well as bar service. If you ventured forth off of the resort grounds, there were many restaurants, cafes and bars nearby on the road to Perissa. One should sally forth to view the volcano caldera, book a cruise on a sailing yacht or power boat, or visit the many quaint little villages around the island. Each was more unique and inviting than the next. If you didn’t want to walk, there were bicycles for rent or taxis for hire. We would highly recommend Santorini as a destination trip and Santo Miramare Resort as a great place to rest and relax.
We recently stayed here for 2 nights on an island hopping trip to Greece. The hotel I located about a 15 minute transfer from the port. The hotel is clean, bright and airy and our room was really lovely. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. We thought the breakfast was really good - and we had a few Greek hotels to compare it with on our trip. The pool area is nice - the hotels beach is over the small road however it went deep too quickly for my taste. We did walk to Perissa one day, although it is suppose to be 20 minutes away it took us considerably longer, perhaps it was dodging the cars etc on the narrow road without a footpath. We caught the bus into Fira one day which as we didn't seem to go direct took about an hour, after a look around there we caught a bus onwards to Oia. On the return it was standing room only, the rather grumpy conductor told us where to get off the bus - it was dark and we could not see where we were, unfortunately after asking at a nearby hotel we found he had dropped us off a 20 minute walk away. After a 20 minute walk along very dark roads with traffic we found ourselves back at the hotel. Therefore I suggest you find out exactly where you need to be dropped off if you catch the bus or perhaps get a taxi. In summary we enjoyed our stay, the resort is very pleasant however if you want a bit more Greek character this perhaps is not the hotel for you.
Pros – very clean and modern rooms (newly refurbished), room has air-conditioning. It has a nice pool area with a pool bar (bit expensive though). Very helpful and friendly staff, free beach towel available at reception. The room was cleaned and fresh towels were provided daily. The hotel has its own exclusive section of the beach with free sun loungers and umbrellas. There was a good selection at breakfast e.g. yogurt, full English breakfast, cereal, orange juice and fruit. We had a warm welcome on arrival and someone helped us carry our luggage to the room. There is a fun train running along the beach front that takes you to the next village called Perissa, a vast selection of restaurants and bars to visit within walking distance. Cons – the pool was too cold to use during our stay (end of Sept), no kettle in the room, there was only 1 toaster available at breakfast so there was always a queue (it needs another one), the room was bright during the night (it needs a blackout blind), the bus stop right outside the hotel is unpredictable (it was 30 mins late), it doesn’t have a spectacular view (that Santorini is known for) from the hotel (because the hotel isn’t high up) and the hotel itself didn’t have any entertainment. There isn’t much to see (e.g. museums) within a walking distance so you either need to book a tour or catch a bus. Location – located on the beach front, it has many restaurants and bars in both directions along the beach front. There is a bus just outside the hotel (un-predictable) or another one along the beach front (10 mins walk) which runs to Fira (the capital) every 10-20 mins (it cost us €2.40 per way). Summary – there are definitely more pros than cons to this hotel and location and I would most definitely stay again.
The pool area was great, not too busy and very relaxed. Location is fantastic, just a little further up from the main beach strip of Perivolos, but still walking distance if you fancied a more lively night. Excellent take away gyros etc next door. Pool bar is slightly expensive but the staff are excellent. Breakfast is great - Full english breakfast ingredients as well as cereal, granola, yoghurts, jam, marmalade etc, in buffet format, we didn't eat there in the evenings so can't comment. My only peeve would be that I didn't sleep particularly well, but that was likely down to the bed being so different to my bed at home. Would full recommend, and would stay here again.
I gave this hotel a reluctant 3 stars and would have preferred to have given it 3.5. Positives. Complex and hotel is kept very clean, rooms are light and airy with twin beds, sir con, fridge, a sofa, dressing table and large bathroom with a decent shower. Although the staff in the pool bar can occasionally be a bit grumpy, the vast majority of the staff are very friendly and helpful. Negatives. Our beds were sagging in the middle and the pillows were hard. Fridge was a bit noisy. Tends to get very windy around the pool but much calmer on the private beach. Food in the restaurant is a bit disappointing, with limited choices and poor quality. Snacks from the pool bar are much the same. Pool rules say no glass around the pool yet they allow people to take bottles. Inevitably one smashed and although the people who smashed it cleared up, s member of staff should have been out with a dustpan and brush immediately, no one ever did. Surely it would be in the hotels interest for a member of staff to go around the pools and private beach area asking if anyone would like a drink or snack but nobody ever did. The area is fairly dead with no entertainment.
- Free breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- 2 outdoor pools
Located in Agios Georgios, Santo Miramare Resort is adjacent to Perivolos Beach and within a mile (2 km) of Perissa Beach. This 121-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, free breakfast, and free in-room WiFi. It's on the beach and also close to Waterpark Santorini and Museum of Minerals and Fossils.
Start your day off right with a free breakfast, offered each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at Main Restaurant, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.
All of Santo Miramare Resort's 121 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies or patios, refrigerators, and safes. Guests can expect to find satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers are also available.
At Santo Miramare Resort, guests enjoy 2 outdoor pools, a children's pool, and a health club. There's free offsite parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 30 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and a rooftop terrace.
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81% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 89 reviews