SLH Aressana in Santorini Greece

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SLH Aressana in Santorini Greece

Aressana Spa Hotel and Suites

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Aressana Spa Hotel and Suites

Mitropoleos Thira Santorini, Greece GR 84700

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Aressana Spa Hotel and Suites

This is our second and last stop in Santorini Greece.  I originally booked a stay at Oia, but booked Aressana in the last month.  The room in Oia costs 40,000 Hyatt points each and I booked two rooms at 80,000 in total.  I redeemed with Hyatt points and upgraded with cash payment.  This is much better than booking two "double" rooms. 

 

Check In

We took a taxi from the "On The Rocks" (another SLH hotel) from Imerovigli to Fira.  The driver called the hotel just before we arrived.  A hotel lady drove a golf cart to taxi to take our luggage.  The taxi is not allowed to drive to hotel front since it is a pedestrian area.  

At check-in, the staff tried to please.  They offered cold towel and cold lemonade.  Great.

The lobby is large.  But the ceiling is low and it looks dark.  The dark color sofas do not help.  The entry hall feel depressing.

Welcome drinks:

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Bar area:

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Front desk:

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Room

This is a "junior suite" for up to 4 people.  It has two rooms, one with two "twin" beds and the other with sofa bed(s).  There is a single shared bathroom.  Others are standard.  It has private access to shared pool with other 3 suites.

The hotel room noise control is not good.  During our stay, we heard the yelling fight between a couple in the room next to us.  It was ugly.

Walk ways to room:

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Main bedroom:

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Secondary bedroom:

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Private access to shared pool:

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Service

We only stayed there one night, so not much to write here.  Front staff were nice and happy to help.

Dining

Buffet breakfast is included.  It is adequate and a little plain.  I would not complain.  I believe you can order some breakfast from the menu.  But we did not try.  No need.

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Location

The hotel is located in Fira, the capital of Santorini. It is close to Fira ferry port and gets a lot of daily visitors from the cruise ships.  There are many many shops, bars and restrauants.  The prices are generally cheaper than in Oia.  The hotel itself is away from the caldera area, but the caldera area is just outside hotel.  There are many bars at the caldera area and some of them are really nice.  The hotel is about 30 minute drive to ferry port.

There are frequent buses run from Fira to many other towns.  It is just 5 minute walk from the hotel.

If you like crowd, bars and food, then Fira is for you.  The location is the center of Santorini island.  

To us, Fira is too crowded.  The hotel feels like a city center hotel.  It is not built on the caldera and it lacks the feel of the "rocks" or "caves".  

Overall

My feel for this hotel is mixed.  It is a nice hotel for average folks.  It offers almost everything: transportation, drinks and food, shops, caldera etc.  But it is a city center hotel, not built as a traditional Santorini hotel.  

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