We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

ESA Bay View Hotel

PO Box 141, Colonia, Yap 96943, Federated States of Micronesia
ESA Bay View Hotel
Write a Review

20 reviews from our community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Santa Monica, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

the room is clean, with working air con, hot water, a refrigerator, DVD player and TV. basic needs are covered, and it is about a 10 min walk to the center of Colonia. because it is by the water perhaps, or because it was raining a lot when I was there in May, mosquitos are everywhere, and when I was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I usually dont give 4 stars to a 2 stars Hotel, but this one was different. The hotel itself is not a fancy resort, a very basic place to stay for a week or a shorter period of time. What it makes it special is the service provided by the staff. Attitude again -even in the most hidden paradise on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ashford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
65 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I stayed for a few days on a business trip. The hotel is located right on the bay, so the rooms have good views. The rooms are quite basic, but clean. The bed was comfortable. The air conditioners are wall type, so a bit noisy and only just enough to cool the room. There are TV's, but there is only... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
26 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The motel-style resort is centrally located in Colonia and situated on a water front lot. Most rooms are large and have water views. The downstairs restaurant is decent and also affordable. Spotty yet free wifi. Free airport pick-up and drop off even late at night. Cons: no kettle in the room. The best quality of the hotel are the staff.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Colonia, Federated States of Micronesia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Esa bay view hotel,is a nice and affordable places to stay,in yap..to me Esa is the best,hotel in yap..they have very nice employees,their employees are so kind and they like, making friend with the guests..the owners the alfonso family are very kind too..Esa has many clean rooms, that you would want to stay in.....and also very nice and delicious local... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose, California
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I didn't stay here, but I sure ate here... a lot. They have really great breakfast specials that pretty much fills you up way after lunch. I always went for their grilled fish because it just tasted clean and fresh. Accompanying sides were also good (no soggy or mushy rice here). Had a beautiful view of the calm lagoon-- just... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tainan, Taiwan
12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Good location with very fantastic bay view. Well furbished environment. Tasty local food and delicacy. Mostly important, friendly n easy-going receptionist and staffs!!!!! LIKE*

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rancho Cordova, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

When you look for a great hotel you want affordable, quality, cleanliness, service, friendly, and helpful, this hotel had them all. The owner Debbie even gave us a ride from the airport at 4am in the morning because all her drivers had gone home and she wanted to help us out. The hotel restaurant view looked out over the bay... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ft. Lauderdale
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Even for divers, a good option, as Beyond the Reef is right nearby. Breakfast at the hotel was affordable and fine. We ate out every night, including at the Boat at Manta Ray. It's an easy and safe walk. The rooms were fine, with a balcony overlooking the Bay. Simple, but clean. The staff very friendly and helpful. Considering the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hartford, Connecticut
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

From the initial contact via e-mail (personal and timely response), to the smile upon our early morning arrival, we could not have asked for better accommodations on YAP than ESA Bay View. The room in this family-run hotel was spacious, well-appointed, and very clean. The breakfast (served overlooking the bay) was delicious. The hotel-arranged transportation to and from the airport... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

6 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (6)
Hotel & grounds (3)
Dining (2)
View from room (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question