I stayed in Porto Fira suites for 3 nights during December. We had a deluxe suite sleeping up to 4 people. It was very roomy and very individually styled, keeping with the white and greens of the cave look. It was cold during the winter - especially as the floor was concrete and had no carpeting, but the slippers supplied and few rugs scattered around the suite was substantial enough to keep warm - in addition to the 3 heaters. So the cold was not a problem.
Alex, who was the head of staff at the suites, was very informative and helpful. He even gave his contact number to all guests in case they ever got lost, or had a problem. He was very friendly, recommended restaurants and definitely helped top off our stay.
The view from the suites is amazing. One thing to note is the number of stairs. Obviously if you have been researching Santorini, you would by now figure that the majority of the island is stairs. I have seen many people complain about the stairs, but it's just an aspect that you have to get used to and accept. It was good daily exercise but you must know that you will be doing hundreds of stairs daily. Our suite was at the bottom, so to get to the breakfast room at the top, you were doing about 100 stairs. So if you don't like stairs, than you may want to rethink your choices.
The suites arranged transfers from the airport, so someone was waiting to pick us up then show us how to get from the road to the suites - as it is quite maze like with little alley ways. Someone will even carry your bags down and back up, as doing it yourself down hundreds of stairs would be a nightmare. This guy received a good tip as he thoroughly deserved it.
The only negative that I can think of is that the beds were slightly hard to sleep on. This is due to the fact that with the styling of the caves, the mattresses are placed on rock, not bed frames. So I think this is the reason why they felt a bit firmer. Don't worry, they weren't uncomfortable, I still slept fine, but it was firmer than expected. We suggested to Alex that perhaps adding a pillow top over the mattress may help. He seemed happy to take on that suggestion. I highly recommend Porto Fira to anyone who is looking to stay at Santorini (except perhaps the eldery and people with small children/prams, due to the number of steps). It is worth every cent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on a privileged location, on Fira's Caldera cliffs, with magnificent views of the volcano, the deep blue of the sea and the most famous sunset from your private balcony. A stylish property newly renovated consisting of 13 suites with a Cycladic style using local materials, stone-built suites with organic forms and smooth curves blended nicely with whitewashed walls combines simplicity with luxury. This combination plus the unique décor make the atmosphere really relaxing. From our Superior Deluxe Suite's Jacuzzi to the private balcony of our Petite Suite cave room, combine the simplicity with the luxury. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Priceline, Travelocity.ca, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Cancelon and HotelQuickly so you can book your Porto Fira Suites reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Porto Fira Hotel Fira
- Porto Hotel Fira
- Porto Fira Suites Santorini