We booked Blu Rooms in May based on a Sunday Times article and enjoyed our stay there. The location directly overlooking the caldera is fantastic with views out to Fira, the volcano and onto Oia as well as being able to enjoy the cruise ship and ferry traffic.
The rooms are relatively basic but definitely good value for the room rate. The rooms are clean, with separate shower/WC, firm mattresses and comfortable pillows with aircon, fridge and large modern TV (which we didn't switch on). The fridge did seem rather noisy during the night.
Our room had a separate small terrace area with table and chairs though other rooms having chairs just outside their doors, still with the view though.
One minor negative is that the pool is not on the property and is a 5 min walk away down the hill. Saying that though the pool has an even better view, if that's possible, and was clean and well maintained.
The family running the business were very friendly and helpful and the kids travelling with us enjoyed the housekeeper's playful folding of the towels each day. The daily breakfast was tasty, though it definitely focused on the sweet tooth! There is also a bar service each evening serving a basic range of drinks.
Blu Room's charm of being relaxing and away from the main tourist areas obviously means that you need to be mobile to go to dinner. It is probably a 15-20 min walk to tavernas in Akrotiri but you would need a good torch to find your way back to Blu. With children in our party we therefore drove to dinner each evening (to Akrotiri, the beach area and then towards the lighthouse).
There is parking onsite or across the road on waste land.
If you want a place away from the crowds with great views, friendly service and good value, then Blu Rooms is a must!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The blu rooms are situated 250 metres away from the picturesque colony of Acrotiri, built on the edge of caldera and offering to you a total view of Santorini. Every room has its own balcony in order to enjoy the marvelous and the imposing volcano. All the rooms were restored in 2012 with particular care and taste so as to offer to you a familiar, functional and friendly environment with all the modern comforts. Every place of blu rooms offer a panoramic view to caldera, to Aegean sea and the insular landscape of Santorini. Every morning you can enjoy your breakfast made of local products, gazing the immense blue of the sea, ornated by the volcano. Relaxa beside the pool in the company of wild beauty of caldera. In the blu rooms you will enjoy comfort and calmness in accessible prices. ... more less
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