Nice, simple hotel, close to the beach.
Posted Jul 15, 2013
The hotel was lovely, nothing extravagant, but just what we needed. Close enough to walk to the beach comfortably. The best part of the hotel was Irina! She was like the Saint of Santorini, I forgot my guide book and we needed advice on where to go for the day. She was very helpful and suggested an agenda and we took off from there. She served the breakfast in the morning and it was wonderful to get to know her, but the food was just not my type of breakfast: bread, toast, cookies, tea, coffee, juice. I needed something like eggs, yogurt, oatmeal, so we eventually bought some yogurt at the supermarket instead. The breakfast was 5 euros per day, but in the end they said it was included since I paid ahead with Expedia. The shower has the best hot water in the evening because it is heated with the sun. The wind blows very hard at night and in the early morning, so the first night seemed noisy, but then we got used to it. The beds are small and not luxurious, we had two twin beds (my teenage daughter and I) and were able to sleep just fine. We rented a 4 wheel ATV the first day which was super fun! The next days we rented a car instead because I had a previous hand injury and driving the ATV made it worse, but otherwise you could rent an ATV for your whole stay. I hope one day we can go back to Santorini. I would bring more family and we would stay at Hotel Amaryllis again for sure!