Has anyone stayed at Volcano View Hotel in Fira? We are looking at the lower priced rooms.
I haven't stayed there but I am somewhat familiar with it. If you want more information about the rooms try sending a private message to past reviewers of the Volcano View Hotel over on www.tripadvisor.com
For me the location is a negative. It's about a mile outside of Fira on the main road heading south to the ferry port as well as other parts of the island. There's a lot of traffic on that road from early morning until late at night, so walking into Fira isn't very pleasant. The hotel itself is quiet enough, though.
You might also have a look at http://www.nissosthira.gr/
It's also on the main road, but right in the centre of town and an easy walk to restaurants, bars and stores. Be sure to ask for a room at the back to avoid the traffic noise (especially from those @#$% quads).