Having just arrived to Ersi Villas from a place with a private jacuzzi, I was initially slightly underwhelmed. However, that was a big mistake on my part, as by the time I left I was thoroughly happy with my choice. Let's get the "cons" out of the way first... the rooms are relatively basic (but still good) and there's no breakfast included. Also, this isn't the place for you if you want that classic Santorini swim-out jacuzzi amazing view cave-style private villa. However, that's not the market it's aiming at. Now for the "pros"... Elias that runs the place is really friendly and helpful, which is always useful when you arrive in a new location. The rooms are small and simple, but they have a comfy bed, efficient aircon, a small kitchen area (including utensils), free wifi, a decent shower and a little private balcony area. And they are quiet - gloriously quiet!!! Because the place is away from the main road, and they're villas rather than traditional hotel rooms (so much less chance of noisy neighbours above/below you or lifts or cleaners running up/down the corridor at 7am!), then pretty much the only noise I heard was the gentle whirr of the aircon. There is a small but nice pool area with loungers, and the place itself is very relaxing with the myriad flowers adding to the zen feeling. It is also spotlessly clean, thanks to the friendly cleaning lady that seems to work late morning (i.e. not too early to wake you up at silly o'clock!) to early afternoon. The location of the hotel is nigh on perfect... it's a 5 minute walk to Firostefani main square (with a nice church and access to the Fira-Oia coastal path), it's a gentle 10 minute stroll downhill into Fira (with the main shops, restaurants, bars and bus station), and nearby to the hotel there's some mini supermarkets (for snacks/drinks/self-catering breakfast food) and nice traditional restaurants (cheaper than Fira for sure!). Finally, there's the price, which if you're honest is probably one of the main reasons you'd consider Ersi... it's great value and leaves you with much more of your cash to spend on the important things (food/drink, boat trip, sightseeing, souvenirs!). So, to summarise, if you want the honeymoon experience and are prepared to pay BIGGG bucks for it, then this isn't your place. But if you're a bit more savvy and simply want a nice/friendly/well-located/clean/quiet place to sleep each night and recharge your batteries for sightseeing the next day - this place is IDEAL!…
A second stay on the island and a second stay in this hotel. Again, and despite of the situation, everything was excellent - the room and its convenience, the beautiful garden, the cleanness and the attitude!
We had a great stay with my wife and parents at ERSI VILLAS. The owner, Elias takes great care of the guests and is always ready to help. The B&B is located on the backside of the cliff but the cliff and center of town may be reached in 5 minutes by walking. Great care was also taken for COVID-19. The women who clean the place do a great job.
We booked an apartment and were lucky enough to have the room seen in the featured photo which had it’s own sun loungers and was right next to the pool! The bed was so comfortable and everything was lovely and clean. The hotel had sea view and a lovely ambiance and we spent many a night outside our room with a bottle of wine and nibbles- heaven! Everyone was very kind and helpful and I would 100% recommend staying here.
Ersi villas is a beautiful place to stay. The owner is always there to help you, tell you what cou can find at santorini. The room was lovely, and the most important for me ALWAYS CLEAN every morning you have cleaning services ( personaly i love that lady) The center is a 5 minute walk from ersi villas. I would strongly recommend you to stay there.