Pretty, quiet hotel with terrace in ideal location
Posted Jul 21, 2016
Ersi Villas is a great place to stay if you want to combine a convenient, central location with somewhere just far enough off the main thoroughfares to be quiet and calm. There is a free municipal car park a couple of minutes' walk from the hotel, where we were able to leave our hire car each night. You have to be prepared to walk down a few steps to get to the hotel, but this goes for anywhere on Santorini! As for the hotel itself, the rooms are clean, comfortable and air-conditioned. There's a beautiful shared terrace with lots of potted plants, a small, clean pool, a few sun loungers, chairs, tables and umbrellas. This is a nice place to unwind with a drink in the late afternoon when it's too hot to be out and about, though sadly there's an ugly unfinished concrete structure overlooking it. On our arrival, late in the evening, we were given a warm welcome and a primer on the best places to eat and to visit by our host, Ilias, who also handed us a cold bottle of water to tide us over. Throughout our stay, he was on hand to answer any questions we might have. One of the nicest surprises was the cheesecake which appeared in our fridge one day, made by Ilias' mother; it was delicious! Our room was great, including a modern en suite shower, kitchenette and plenty of storage space, including a safe. There was a rack outside on which to dry towels and swimwear, which was useful. The room was cleaned pretty thoroughly every day, and fresh towels and bed linen were provided.