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“No words can really describe how much I enjoyed staying here!” 5 of 5 stars
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Esperas
4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   ,, Oia 84702, Greece   |  
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Ranked #3 of 33 Oia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“No words can really describe how much I enjoyed staying here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We stayed at the Espera House for our honeymoon. We made a request to the hotel for a room with more privacy and they definitely delivered and provided us a room off stairway path to other rooms. We had 2 balconies to choose from to watch the sunset at our room. One on the upper floor and another on the main floor. Absolutely stunning view! It was truly an unobstructed sunset view.

The room was clean and they came to housekeep twice a day! Not that we needed it but that's their standard. The staff were extremely helpful with all our inquiries. The pool was awesome (though not heated, we didn't need it as it was warm by daytime heating). The breakfast spread was great, we got food and brought it back to our room to eat. We even had dinner at the hotel one night and the food was comparable to the restaurants on the island.

We were one of those that were crazy and just walked from the Oia bus station to the hotel. We had backpack suitcases, so it was okay going through the uneven roads. The walk wasn't far from the station, 10 minutes.

We had a spectacular time and definitely didn't want to leave.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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George A, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, December 31, 2013
On behalf of everyone at Esperas, thank you for sharing with the world what a wonderful time you had at our hotel. Your detailed descriptions will no doubt make it easier for all future guests to make the right choice! From all of us, a Happy New Year.
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Livingston,NJ
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

With more time and more money, my wife and I would have never left. A truly unique lodging experience in the nicest part of the incredible island of Santorini. The hotel staff is welcoming and somehow gets your bags up and down to your room. We enjoyed breakfast and lunch by the pool almost every day we spent at Esperas. The sunsets are amazing and you can watch them from your terrace while looking up at the hundreds of people jammed onto the narrow streets above to see the same view. If you cannot handle steep steps this place is not for you. It was 150 steps up from our room to the top of the hill.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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George A, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, December 31, 2013
Everyone at the Esperas wishes to thank you for your kind words and descriptions of our hotel and island. We hope you have a happy New Year and we wish we will see you back at Esperas soon.
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Feilding, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

When I sat on the bed in our house and looked out over our private balcony to the beautiful blues of sea and sky and white washed walls of the houses set into the cliffs I thought I had died and gone to heaven! Santorini has long been on my list of places to see and it exceeded my expectations. The Esperas is well located at the northern Oia end and every evening was spent relaxing wine in hand watching the stunning sunset. Once you get over the many paved steps you have to negotiate, it is full of suprises. Esperas is only about a 10 minute walk up to the village which has some great shops and we quickly learnt to be up there in the morning as it becomes packed with cruise ship folk from Thira just after lunch. George and his staff were so accomodating and nothing was ever a bother. A simple breakfast was included and you can buy food from the bar during the day and evening. An irridescent cave pool was a welcome respite from the heat and you could spend all day sitting on your own terrace taking in the beautiful views. Fabulous seafood restaurants in the Bay directly below the Esperas and can donkey ride back up the steps or a taxi will drop you back up top, then a short walk back down to hotel. I would return there in a heart beat!

Room Tip: All have great views and own balconies overlooking the sea. If not very fit maybe ask for a room cl...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
On behalf of the entire Esperas staff, we wish to thank you for your kind words, accurate descriptions and for sharing your great memories at Esperas.
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Sterling, Virginia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Oh my goodness, we should just talk about the view. On our honeymoon, my wife and I rented an Esperas House, and the view from either of our two verandas was breathtaking. I cannot imagine a better view and atmosphere than what we had. That is enough for me, but the staff was also extremely friendly and helpful, and in addition to them putting rose petals on our bed with a congratulations balloon (for our honeymoon), they guided us to some really nice activities including an excellent wine tour.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
From our whole staff, a great big thank you for your wonderful review and positive comments.
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

So fun to sit outside on our terrace and watch the sunsets. Came at the end of the season, so it was almost empty, and they were closing the property for the season. Hotel staff were very helpful and friendly, and were kind to arrange transportation to the airport and pick up from the ferry. Suite was very nice although bathrooms were aging, and shower shampoos looked old. I would recommend this hotel to others.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you for your review and recommendation and for your constructive words. Esperas is a traditionally decorated hotel that does not offer minimalistic design or all-white barren rooms. We take pride in Greek history and culture and proudly display antiques and artifacts several decades old inside all of our rooms. Witnessing the inside of any of our rooms, one can experience true and authentic Greek and Santorinian design and culture dating back through the ages.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

My husband and I stayed here during part of our vacation to Greece. The rooms were comfortable with antique furnishings. Each room also had a patio where each evening we had breathtaking sunset views. The hotel staff is attentive and the food we had for breakfast and dinner was delicious! We would most certainly come back for a return visit!

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you for your review and for taking the time to let the world know how amazing and delicious a stay at Esperas can be!
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Singapore, Singapore
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Beautiful hotel with sumptuous breakfast, good location near the shops and restaurants of Oia, comfortable sized pool, breath taking scenery, personal space with own balcony and most important of all, you have the luxury of admiring the trademark Santorini sunset at your best comfort, with hundreds of other people fighting for space above. My wife and I bought snacks from a convenience store and sat by the balcony watching how the sun gets swallowed by the sea. Absolutely amazing and wonderful experience.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful words and accurate descriptions. We take great pride in knowing we were able to fulfill all your expectations of Santorini, and that you took the time to share your positive endorsement of Esperas.
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Address: ,, Oia 84702, Greece
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Location: Greece > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Oia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Esperas 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Esperas is a unique full service hotel that offers you the opportunity to experience the traditional cave houses of Santorini coupled with one of the most breathtaking views on the planet. A five minute walk from the center of the picturesque village of Oia, the complex is exclusively situated on the edge of a hanging cliff side (the Caldera), overlooking the breathtaking sunset and the volcanic rocks. An ambiance of comfort and relaxation is present throughout the 20 houses, complemented by traditional furniture and antique pieces. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Esperas Traditional Houses Hotel Oia
Esperas Traditional Hotel
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