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“Working holiday in the sun”
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Hotel Matina
Ranked #20 of 75 Hotels in Kamari
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Reviewed 4 October 2012

Santorini is a wonderful holiday destination. Coming back to the Hotel Matina after 22 years is like a time travel. Except for the many improvements, like a nice swimming pool and a pool bar, the owner family and the staff really make you feel welcome, now just as much as back in 1990!
Situated two hundred meters from the beach you get to stay a bit away from the crowd at the same time getting a short distance to the beach and all the shops + restaurants. You find car rental companies next door and the nearest public free car parking is just 100 meters away.
The rooms are nice, with bathroom and shower, air conditioning, fridge and balcony. The hotel has a delightful lounge area and a cosy breakfast area. Beautiful flowers and delicate interior details make a good atmosphere. Outdoor area is clean, stylish and inviting. Free WiFi internet with a fairly high speed made it possible for me to work from the balcony being connected to my web and e-mail server. Very nice to get the room cleaned every day. We'll be back!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 October 2012

I spent 5 nights at this hotel, and both the facility and the services provided exceeded my expectations. The location is ideal - a short walk to the beach, restaurants and across the street from a bus stop. The room was clean and comfortable, with a fridge and balcony. The pool was clean and well maintained, with a great bar onsite.

However, the best part was the service provided by the owners. No question was too trivial, no request went unfulfilled and, like other reviewers have shared, they went over and above to arrange dinners and evening entertainment, arrangements to visit various sites on the island, sunset views at a winery, restaurant recommendations in town, provide assistance with hotel reservations in Athens (thanks for the request for a quiet room!), and have even taken care of sending some forgotten items back to my home.

If i'm able to return to Santorini, I would absolutely stay here again.

Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

I want to say thank you to my friends (Sigala family) in Hotel Matina.

I have been having holiday in Hotel Matina in Santorini for the last 17 years. From the first year we visited them, they were so nice and friendly, we decided to have our holiday there again and now we are very good friends. It is very nice to have a relaxing holiday but also to see your friends, share beautiful experiences and remember the old times. Every year, I am very sad to leave, so I make my plans for the next year as soon as I come back home.

It is a very nice hotel with spacious rooms, swimming pool and garden and great people working there. I am also working in tourism and I know that it is difficult to keep the same quality for many years but Matina and Vangelis (the owners) has managed this for all these years.

Greetings from Denmark.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

Do stay here if you get the opportunity. It was such a relaxing experience. The room was lovely and the pool was so nice. The hotel is about a 5 minute walk from the beach which is good as you avoid the noisy beach bars at night. The staff are helpful too. The only real sticking point was the amount they charged to drop us to the boat. It is at the other side of the island but it was less than a 15 minute drive with traffic and they charged 18 euro. Compared to other taxis this was at least double. Most unsatisfactory.

There is loads to do in Kamari and two nights was not enough.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

We just came back from Santorini where our daughter got married. It is such a beautiful island. We stayed in Hotel Matina for 10 days and loved it. They helped us with the wedding by arranging transportation of the guests and they actually put some decoration around the hotel for this special day. It was only a few small things but was very thoughtful. It was unbelievable that a hotel cares so much for their guests but I guess this is the difference of staying in a Greek family hotel. Thank you all for a great time!

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Additional Information about Hotel Matina

Address: Kamari Beach | P.O. Box 5213, Kamari 847 00, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Kamari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Kamari
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Kamari
#23 Family Hotel in Kamari
#25 Romantic Hotel in Kamari
Price Range: RM264 - RM852 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Matina 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Matina is in a quiet flower garden with swimming pool & pool bar, only 2 minutes walk to the beach, in a nice central location of Kamari next to shops, restaurants & bus stop. Feel at "home away from home" according to our repeating visitors & enjoy our fresh buffet breakfast overlooking to pool. There is 24-hours reception, Internet service. Transfers from airport/port on request. Tastefully decorated combining traditional & modern style in elegance! SEND AN EMAIL directly to the hotel for the lowest prices with TRIPADVISOR SPECIAL OFFER ! ... more   less 
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Hotel Matina Kamari, Santorini, Greece

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