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Incredible place to stay
Avaliou em 11 de Outubro de 2021
This property is located in the heart of Pyrgos Kallisti up a labrynth of white washed stone alleyways. You don't feel like a tourist but a local who lives in Pyrgos. I am glad that Irene showed us where it was because it would be easy to miss if you were looking for it on your own. If you rent a car like we did, ask to meet Irene at the airport, as it was a bit tough to meet Irene in Pyrgos. We got lost in the village because of all the beautiful but winding walkways. Asked a random lady and she helped up find Irene (walked with us until we found her - she knew Irene and called her on her phone). I can't believe how nice the people of Pyrgos were. We went about two months after Greece re-opened so it was very quiet and not many tourists were around. It was easy to get to restaurants and we never had to wait for tables. The small shops in the village have some great items and the shopkeepers are very nice and personable.
The property was very roomy. We had the two bedroom unit with the kitchenette. The unit had two AC's which kept the room very cool at night and the morning. It was unusually warm this summer so I was very thankful for that. The room was clean and the beds were very comfy. It had a small living room and a dining room which made it easy for the two of us to stay in without feeling claustrophobic. It has a coffee maker and tea kettle. They stock the mini-fridge with water every day. Our room came with daily breakfast from Penelope's. That was a big breakfast and it was very appreciated. Penelope's is a great restaurant to go to for lunch as well. The hot tub is very big and so relaxing (it takes about 1 whole day to get hot so keep that in mind). The people in the village are so nice. We stayed for several days and even ran into an elderly woman who I would see every morning and would always say Kalimera (good morning).
Irene is very nice and helpful. Our shower head came off and she got someone to fix it on the same day. Her assistant even lugged our two large suitcases up the stairs to the unit. The unit is about 1/4 mile up a lot of stairs, so keep that in mind if you have mobility issues.
Pyrgos is about 10 minutes from Fira by car. There is decent parking in Pyrgos and driving in Santorini was easy (I didn't think they drove crazy at all - but I am from Texas and drivers in Texas don't follow any traffic rules, so I might be an exception). Oia is a bit confusing to drive around and finding parking there was bit more of a challenge than Fira. There are only a handful of major roads and the signage is really good. It is hard to get truly lost in Santorini. Really close to Kastro is the Santo Winery which is very nice. Also Cava Alta, Penelopes, and Rosemary are great restaurants in Pyrgos which were not very expensive either. Great food at fair prices all over the village.
I would definitely recommend the Kastro Mansion.
AMAZING SERVICE AND PEOPLE
Avaliou em 11 de Julho de 2021
This is a magical hotel in a magical place. With just 6 rooms, you get personal service and the privacy of your own space. Irene is AMAZING! She went out of her way to make our trip special. The views are incredible but the people of this town make it the unique and special place it is.
Avaliou em 19 de Setembro de 2020
Absolutely amazing trip from start to finish! Our host Irene was so friendly and helpful and went the extra mile to give us help with arrangements and recommendations. The villa itself was beautiful with perfect facilities and the most spectacular view! We had such a unique and special stay here and we would highly recommend to anyone staying in Santorini looking for more of a unique and authentic experience outside of the main tourist areas! Thanks so much to Irene and the team!
Avaliou em 22 de Outubro de 2019
This would of made it to a 5 star review but unfortunately our checkout was pretty terrible. It was almost a 3 star but everything else was pretty much perfect so I've gotta give them a 4. We got upgraded to a premium suite on check-in and Irene was super helpful on with advice on the area. On our exit unfortunately, things didn't go so smoothly. We had message Irene 2 days before that we wanted to check out early at 9.45 am to make our flight. The donkey was arranged and a shuttle to take us to the airport that day. When it came to the time of check out, luggage donkey was a no show, so we had to take the luggage down ourselves, wasn't entirely pleasant. When we got to the area to meet the shuttle, we couldn't find anyone who was taking us to the airport. We asked everyone of them, and they were not the cab that was requested for us. So we quickly had the cafe nearby to call for a cab, and made the airport on time. Just a message to kastro mansion in the future, errors like this can cost your clients money, and reading the reviews, we're not the only ones who have had a bad experience on check out. It can really sour a positive review, and a note to Irene, we really do appreciate your help on check in and generally over the stay, but you need to work on your customer experience on check out. You told us the shuttle was waiting at the bus area, we went down to exactly where we met you the first time and asked every shuttle and taxi there, and nothing. Other than that, our holiday was fantastic, thanks again.
Beautiful accommodation, wonderful owner!!
Avaliou em 3 de Outubro de 2019
We stayed at Kastro Mansion for 3 nights in early September. Everything was perfect! The owner, Irene, was so helpful - she arranged for us to be collected from the airport and met us on arrival. We travelled with our adult daughter and she offered us a free upgrade into a fabulous 2 bedroom apartment. The apartment included a spa and amazing roof top terrace where we sat and watched the sunset.
Included in the package (through Luxury Escapes) was an amazing breakfast delivered directly to the apartment each morning. There were many nice restaurants within a few minutes walk of the apartment.
Irene was extremely approachable and helpful and made our stay a memorable one! In terms of location I would rate her apartment highly as Pyrgos was beautiful and quiet given it was out of the busy areas of Fira and Oia which seemed constantly busy with cruise ship passengers.
I can’t recommend the accomodation and Irene highly enough - stay here if you are going to Santorini!!