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“Superb location !”
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Blu Rooms
Ranked #1 of 16 Akrotiri B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Come for location and views ! The best venue at this price in the island but,if you have luxurious expectation,find something else !
The rooms are basic but cosy,very clean,the bath is good size . The view from the balcony,even from your bed is breathtaking,you can admire Caldera and Fira to Oia view are the best.
The place is very quiet, near to Akrotiri,with easy access to shops,port of Akrotiri,many good beaches are also close,beginning with Red Beach,10 minutes drive to the parking place or by boat from Akrotiri,the black beaches are reachable in 15 -20 minute by car,but one of the best and interesting beach in the island, Caldera beach,the only onto caldera,is 10 minutes walk,or 5 minutes drive,with a steep but good road down,parking also available near the beach.
The first part of beach I has peebles,the second one is sandy.
Parking facilities are good,just opposite the building.
The staff made us feel at home as soon we arrived,Vassilis,the owner can give good advices about what to see,where to go,eat..,Vivienne send us welcome messages by arranging towels in different shapes every day. Even the dog,Snoopy was a friendly presence and remind us of our pet at home.
Breakfast was continental,served on a beautiful terrace,also with view,and consist in some cheese and ham,eggs,with the grand finale,made by owner''s mother,some cake with orange ,some small doughnut with honey and cinnamon,and other delicacy.
They can also serve lunch and dinner,only to the guest and by request one day before,the food w as very good and at a reasonable price.
At checkout,Vassilis give us some present : a bracelet ,made by his sister,with the simbol of Greece,the eye and a black stone,simbol of Santorini and a small bag with some blue "shells"that turn out to be candies. Nice gesture,thank you for a pleasant stay.

Room Tip: A room with view is a must !
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  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank AlexandrinaDragomir
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bluroomssantorini, Ιδιοκτήτης at Blu Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2014

Thanks for your nice review and your kind words, we hope to see you again at BLU!
Our goal is to feel confortable and relaxed during your staying with us.
Greetings from all the BLU team!!

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Reviewed 29 September 2014

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!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a separate terrace/balcony area
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  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Maddison65
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Reviewed 18 September 2014

Anyone thinking of coming to Santorini should stay here, it is located away from the busy and touristy Fira. Yes you'll need a car or a ATV to get around the island but it is cheap and Vassilis the host will happily organise for you. The hotel itself is on the caldera it has the best view of the whole island, you have to see it to believe it. There are beautiful restaurants around our favs were Nicholas Cave and the fish restaurant near the lighthouse. The hotel is clean, safe and every room has a perfect view of the caldera. The closest beach is caldera beach which is very clean. Last but not least the family that run his hotel are soooo lovely, Vassilis is fantastic he helped with everything we needed. We will miss Blu but will return soon.

  • Stayed: September 2014
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Thank Hannan L
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Reviewed 10 September 2014 via mobile

If your looking for a quiet relaxing place to stay pick this place. The views are amazing and the family that run it are soo helpful and friendly. The pool is lovely and quiet and we were there in peak holiday times but never had to worry about getting a sun lounger. Only down side is it's in a slightly remote area but as we only stayed for 3 nights it wasn't a problem. Wish I could go back now!

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 September 2014

If you are looking for a spectacular view over the Santorini caldera and have peace and quiet in mind - this is the place to be.
Blu Rooms is a small family-run hotel on the edge of the cliffs near Akrotiri run by Vassilis and his family who are exceptionally helpful. Although shower and WC room is small it is larger than many small London hotels and is perfectly adequate. The bedroom had a kingsize bed with spotless bedding. The balcony location was just superb as was the swimming pool close by along the cliff.
The Akrotiri ruins nearby are amazing and certainly worth a visit. The few tavernas in Akrotiri serve excellent traditional food and the keftedes in the one opposite the bus-stop are truly delicious.

Room Tip: Number 3 has great views
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  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Akrotiri Santorini, Akrotiri 847 00, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Akrotiri
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Akrotiri
Price Range: $123 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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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