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This small hotel, featuring magnificent villas, is superbly located on the Caldera cliff, 220 m above sea level, and offers guests breathtaking views of the ancient volcano and of the Aegean blue sea. It is built according to the traditional Aegean Cycladic architecture. Fira, the capital of the island, can be reached within a short car drive, since it is only 2 km from the hotel. The port and the airport are approximately 10 km away.
Check-out ends at: 11:00
Scenic honeymoon location
Reviewed 20 october, 2021
We didn't get off to a great start with our honeymoon as we were sold a 'double room with sea view' with Onthe beach, only to be told by the hotel it was actually a 'maisonette' (which is still a double but not the 'superior double room mentioned on their website). The hotel were really good and tried to give us other options but we had to pay extra for all these (this was miscommunication on the websites' part). There are only a few rooms so if there is a specific one you want then I'd advise booking early. We had the maisonette - which I wouldn't recommend. It has balcony but it's on a busy walkway and people always having photoshoots outside the room, which block the view and people walking past are looking in so you don't get and privacy during breakfast or in the evening. There were times when it was so noisy with people outside that we had to go in the room to hear each other. Whilst I like the cave style at the top, the ceilings are very low and is a hassle going up and down the stairs. Also, the room layout isn't ideal as there is only natural light if you open the front door - again not ideal with do many people walking past. My advice would be to get one of the rooms either on the same level or above the reception. Not sure what numbers these are, but it's quiet, no one in your views and privacy. The room was a bit smelly as well. It does include a fridge, wardrobe, TV, and good shower. There is also body lotion, showergel, shampoo and conditioner. Breakfast is nice and delivered to your balcony/terrace The filter coffee is better than the cappuccino! Only problem is you have to order the evening before but sometimes you don't know what time you will want it the next day. However, we found them quite flexible of we needed to change the time. Staff were super friendly and always offering to help. We ended up booking our own trips as they didn't fit what we were looking for. But they always offered to help. They arranged the transport to and from the airport (40 euros each way) and on the first night the porter even showed us around the village do we can find some food quite late. Even the cleaner was friendly! What was really nice was that they let us use a large bathroom to change and shower despite checking out earlier that day. We could also store our luggage, which all meant our last day was so relaxing!! We mentioned on our booking it was our honeymoon but received no greeting, note etc which is disappointing, but I think this is quite common in Santorini. Location is perfect. The best views (which is why everyone is outside!) And within easy reach of everything: 15 mins to Firastefani, 30 to Fira, 40 to Fits bus stop where you get the bus to everywhere very cheaply - better than taxi. There's also a bus stop in the village to Oia and Fira (it's easier just to walk to Fira though). It's also on the scenic path to Oia. Swimming pool has great views. Almost looks like an infinity pool and nice and quiet, despite just being a level above the main walk way. Only 5 loungers though and could only fit one of two people in the pool at a time, so wouldn't recommend if you want to be constantly round the pool as you may not always have a spot. We were out and about lots so never a problem apart from one morning when there was nowhere for my husband to sit. It's the location and staff that make this hotel. If we stayed in a different room then it would be five stars.
very bad trip
Reviewed 20 february, 2020
very very bad hotel, it is like a theft story!! ... , i reserved a Caldera Mare Suite with Hot Tub in alexander villas on 29/Dec/2019- 3/Jan/2020 but on 29 of December the port police canelled all trip from Athens to Santorini on this day and the day after due to weather conditions ( it was rainy and windy) and the surprise was when i call hotel they refuse refund the money for me although the trip was cancelled by the police not by me !! and when i call Booking.com they also refuse refunding the money... i advise all tourist to avoid this hotel
Lovely location, so friendly staff
Reviewed 24 july, 2019
I had the chance to stay in Alexander Villas for 4 days. I picked to stay in the Suite with hot tube for two days which was so serene, kind of isolated and comfy. I really fall in love in the place and the view from my room’s window and the hot tube. The staff were really helpful, friendly and responsive in every way. I could not have dreamed of any better! I also had to switch to a regular room due to budget limits. The new room was small and had its double bed on another level with a very low ceiling and very steep stairs which was not easy to use.
The manager Petros and staff were extremely helpful
Reviewed 9 july, 2019
We were very excited to book 'Alexander Villas' and according to the bio it was exactly what my daughter and i were looking for. Although the views and the weather was incredible, the standard of the rooms and facilities were extremely disappointing. It definitely needs some money spent on the upkeep and some of the finer details which would make the whole place even more special. Overall, Petros and his small team were very pleasant and helpful. Santorini is extremely expensive, so word of warning, do your research on car hire and excursions before you get there. Santorini Airport is a NIGHTMARE, extremely small and very very disorganized. It is such a shame because Santorini and the surrounding Islands are so beautiful and have so much to offer.
Satisfactory but not a luxury hotel
Reviewed 30 august, 2018
On a positive note the view from the balcony was beautiful, the outdoor pool is lovely and the hotel manager was accommodating. The room, however, was very basic and quite dated. We had spent several days prior to our arrival at the Alexander Villas at another hotel in Akrotiri which was luxurious and beautiful. It was very difficult to adjust to the accommodations offered by the Alexander, particularly given the fact that it was far more expensive than the other hotel. Each morning we were served breakfast on the balcony which would have been quite nice if the hotel’s housekeeper was not simultaneously cleaning the floors around us while breakfast was served. I am not opposed to the smell of strong cleaning solution, it would just have been preferable not to smell it while eating breakfast. Also upon arrival, I had to clean several dead flies out of the bathroom tub. The live ones flew away. The water on the island is not potable. The hotel did not provide bottled water (unlike the Akrotiri hotel which made sure we had plenty of bottled water at all times). We were able to buy water bottles at a local grocery store but had to remember to do so before turning in for the night. To end on a positive note, however, it was nice to be able to walk to Fira (a little more than a 1/2 hour), to hike to Skaros Rock (about 20 minutes) and we also were able to take the path to Oia (about a 2 hour hike).