"3* hotel 5* prices "
Myself and my husband have just returned from a lovely holiday where we stayed 14 nights at the Belvedere. Mixed reviews but il start with the good.... firstly the pool staff, Nico and Kostas..... they were fantastic and you could be forgiven for thinking this hotel was theirs as they took excellent care of us and made sure we had a great time. Secondly the views... amazing.. exactly like the pictures you see online yet unfiltered. Thirdly the local restaurants. A short walk away and fantastic quality food and choice. Now for the not so good ... we were left stranded on arrival in the dark as the bus couldn't take us to the hotel and dropped us off by a tree! The hotel should have sent someone to meet us but they didn't and luckily a local gentleman showed us where to go. The room was functional but not amazing and the pool area the same. Not enough beds for those staying yet the hotel allows non residents to come and go as they please as long as they buy at the bar. (And don't get me started on the cost of drinks at the bar). We seemed to be in the minority as for length of stay (as I mentioned 14 nights), most only stayed 3-5 nights, so I naively thought that when it came to our last day we would be allowed a courtesy room for a shower later in the evening (check out was 11am!) we were told the hotel was fully booked and offered the shower/toilets by the side of the pool. So disappointing. I would still recommend this hotel but only for a short stay. Def not a 4* hotel more a 3*.
"Beautiful Views and Great Location in Firostefani"
As part of a trip to Greece, my girlfriend and I decided to spend 2 nights in Santorini to relax after a friend's wedding. Picking the hotel in Santorini was extremely difficult because everyone has a different opinion on staying in Fira or Oia and, not being particularly familiar with the island, it was hard to discern which hotels were in the best spots with the best views. After some pretty extensive research, we landed on the Belvedere Suites. We picked it for three reasons - rooms with views of the caldera, a pool and close enough to Fira to get there, but far enough away (Firostefani is a 10 minute walk from the center of Fira) that the noise was not an issue. The views did not disappoint - both the pool and our balcony overlooked expansive swaths of the caldera! That said, for the price we paid to stay here, we did think that the hotel room and amenities (especially the bathrooms) are in need of some updates. Everything was clean, but it was just a little tired. A couple of other things to mention, the language barrier with the staff was a bit noticeable in a couple of instances, especially at one point when there was a scheduling issue with a cab they were going to arrange for us. When they realized their mistake, they were quick to apologize, but it took a lot of time to get to that point. Also, one of the reasons we were concerned about booking here was that many people left reviews complaining about their room location. When we arrived, we were brought away from the main hotel building and over to an adjacent location (owned by Belvedere) that was about a five minute walk away. The room was fine and it wasn't really an inconvenience, but I would have appreciated a bit more information from the hotel about the location. I would also add that, unlike the main hotel building, this location's rooms were easily accessible from the walking paths and there was no security. While we never felt unsafe in the room, it was something we want to point out for future guests.
"Beautiful sunset views"
Great boutique hotel overlooking the Caldera in Santorini. Spacious, comfortable and clean rooms. Beautiful sunset views providing you pay extra for a sea view room. Clean pool, towels are provided every day for the pool or the beach. Good selection of food for breakfast (hot or cold) and light lunch. We were very well looked after at the pool bar by Nico! Thank you for a great holiday!
Stayed in June 2017 with a group of friends great hotel great staff especially Nico at the pool bar who kept us watered and well oiled all day! Not apologising to the Americans who we have apparently annoyed with our 'competing music' which according to them upset the ambience. If ambience to you is listening to Greek adverts on the hotel radio all day then crack on but it wasn't for us hence the music. Anyways some of your fellow countrymen (Joe, Jackie and Kate from Boston & New York) enjoyed it. Will return soon!
Perfect for a couples retreat. Short walk from all of the action but far enough away to enjoy the serenity. Would highly recommend this hotel for couples or even a small family. Pool view is sensational and restaurants are all closeby. Such a relaxing experience
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 1:00 PM , Check-out: 11:30 AM