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Hotel Esperides
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

Hotel is nice and big BUT 3 things in particular annoyed us:
1) Our room was on the top floor and was constantly dripping slowly from the ceiling onto the bed. The weather was sunny so it must have been from the a/c units on the roof.
2) We reported this on our arrival to the reception who assured us that they will send a technician to fix it and we reported it again several times in the following days (we stayed for a week and by the end it was still not fixed).
This situation is totally unacceptable for the middle of July when the hotel is full of tourists and for a 4 star hotel this are 3rd world conditions and treatment.
3) The food even though there was a great selection was completely tasteless, meats and fish were frozen - not fresh and the worst was that they were "recycling" left over foods into new "dishes". (e.g. left over meat from 1 day was ground up into "gemista" (made into minced meat which was filling up stuffed vegies the next day), or cookies/pastries left over from breakfast were served again in lunch time / dinner time or even the next morning!

Location was nice and the beach excellent, but that's about it!

Room Tip: choose a different hotel!!!
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Pan145
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

We stayed for a week half-board at the Esperides and although opinion from previous reviews could have been offputting, we certainly weren't disappointed. The hotel is clean and typically Greek. You can't fault the staff in any way, very friendly and attentive. The food was varied, fresh and plentiful. The situation of the hotel is perfect for getting about on the island - the water-taxi so convenient to get along the coast or into Skiathos town. We chose the Poseidon cruise from town and had a great day out - 10am from quay to Skopelos calling at the chapel filmed in Mama Mia - 275 steps but worth the view (+ swim on beach), 2 hours in pretty Skopelos town, then back to a superb beach for another swim. Got back to Skiathos town at 6.45pm - where else can you get an all day cruise for 15 euros!!
Bus service was also very good and on time so we didn't bother to hire a car. Beach was very good - 8 euros for 2 beds and umbrella is same all over island and definitely worth it on this beach. We checked out a couple of other hotels and noted they were away from the beach or you had to walk down lots of steps to get to the shore so pleased with our choice. It was very hot and humid but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and we will return one day.

Room Tip: Our only advice is to make sure you are not given rooms 310-316 as these overlook the reception roof and loading bay - look beyond to the hills!
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Frances056
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

We went on holiday, in Greece ,on an islands, Skiathos,with one of top 10 beaches of Europe, Koukounaries.We stayed at Esperides hotel, a four star hotel ,on the beach.
This is a summary of what we liked and disliked:
Like: -beautiful island with a lot of fascinating beaches
-good quality services-in the restaurant,at the pool bar,reception
- a large variety of food (Half board)-different kinds of
meat(turkey,chicken,pork,beef, veal, goose,duck,shrimps,fish,octopus,squid) also
for vegetarians
-hotel on the beach
-sandy beach
- free wi-fi

Dislike:-expensive drinks-17 euro a bottle of local wine
-expensive sunbeds-8 euro/day- 2 sunbeds and an umbrella
-expensive ferry-23 euro/person and 79 euro/car
-no animation for children
-outdated furniture

As a final conclusion, it was a beautiful place and we want to visit Skiathos, as soon as possible.

Room Tip: Try to find rooms near the pool , it is closer to the beach.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Eduard1970
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

I fell in love with Skiathos when I first stayed in the Hotel Esperides 31 years ago and I wondered whether I should risk disappointment by returning so many years on. I read the reviews before booking and was so pleased to see that the water taxi right in front of the hotel still plies its way to Skiathos Town regularly and at 2.5 Euros each way, very reasonably. This had been such a bonus before and I still have fond memories of returning late at night with the warm air in our faces and the waves gently splashing against the side of the boat. I was a little worried that my memories wouldn't measure up, but the minute we touched down at the airport I was reminded how very special this Greek island is and why I have visited 4 times now. The transfer to the hotel was trouble free, with luggage going separately, (don't worry....some fellow travellers did but there was no need) the luggage arrived ahead of us. Within just over an hour of landing, we were on the hotel beach un-winding...Amazing!!!!! To sum up, the hotel staff are very friendly and can't do enough to help. Waiters and housekeeping staff look after everyone very well and rooms are kept immaculate for the duration of the stay. Food plentiful and huge variety of different dishes to tempt you......fantastic team in the kitchen!!! Altogether just a really fab holiday. Thank you Skiathos, Hotel Esperides, Colin and Dawn, Dave and Carol and Thomas Cook for making it special for us.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Mary P
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

Just returned from a fantastic two week break at the Esperides. Was a little wary after reading some of the reviews but delighted to say encountered no problems whatsoever. Rooms are a little dated but by no means basic just typically greek. Food choice and quality was superb very very high standard !! Staff very friendly and helpful, especially Emily in the beach bar and Petros in main restaurant, however they were all delightful people ! Yes you have to pay for sunbeds 8 euros for two and a parasol .. this is actually cheap compared to some european destinations and theres no one saying you cant just lie on your towel ! Water taxi to skiathos town was great and v convenient. Such a fab place to go. Would not hesitate to return .... And we will !!

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2  Thank bizbex
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