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Esperas
Ranked #1 of 35 Oia B&B and Inns
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Simply stunning”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stayed at Esperas Traditional cave houses for 1 week. The houses are set back into the cliff. Our bed was set back in the cave as was the bathroom and we had a small kitchenette, sofa and table. The room was serviced twice daily. Our terrace had sun loungers as well as table and chairs. The views from our terrace were stunning, we sat every nite and watched the sunset. The pool was set back into the cave and had sun loungers placed in front so you could admire the view. This area seemed a little cramped but hey we were on a cliff. Their were alot of steps down to your room so this may not be suitable for some. The breakfast was basic but adequate. The main menu very good. Staff excellent, their cutomer service was fantastic. We were so pleased we picked to stay in Oia and at Esperas. We hope we can return one day.

Room Tip: We had room 112. Great views of the sunset. This was a studio room. The bed was tucked back into...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
On behalf of the Esperas staff, we wish to thank you for taking the time to write a thorough review and getting to know you during the time you stayed with us. I am sure that the week you spent in our small village of Oia and Santorini provided you with a complete list of memories of views and places around the island as well as of our hotel.
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Farmington, Connecticut
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the Esperas Traditional Houses in Oia. The rooms were made out of caves built into the cliff side (with great views). They were good size and very clean. No need to find a spot to watch the sunset because you got a great view sitting on the terrace outside your room. The staff was very nice and extremely attentive (the best mojito I had on trip was pool side). Not cheap but well worth the expense. Be ready to walk up and down plenty of stairs but if that is an issue then Oia probably not the place for you.

Room Tip: Each room was unique and each seemed to have a great view
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Esperas and its staff wish to thank you for your kind and sincere words. Your accurate descriptions will help future visitors make the right choice in Oia and Santorini.
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Fee-Nom-Ee-Nol. Magical place. After returning home three weeks ago, the views, sounds and sensations of Oia are still on my mind. Rooms were quiet and unusually charming. Just sitting on the balcony of our room looking at the peaceful view would satisfy me for a lifetime. But exploring Oia with its shops, restaurants and curving alleys was exceptional.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Esperas wishes to thank you for your positive and genuine remarks. Come back any day to refresh those wonderful memories...
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

This hotel was arranged by tourist agent on a package island tour and therefore do not know what the daily rate was. However the hotel location was unbelievable we had 4 great sunsets sipping wine on our balcony. Staff was brilliant and allrequests were meet with a smile. The only negative and a very small. Evasive was breakfast which compared to the other island hotels we stayed at was just ordinary but made up by the view.

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Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
I would like to start by thanking you for your constructive comments. Since your stay we have updated and enlarged our breakfast selection to include even more kinds of fresh fruit and local products. I would also like to address your value for money rating of Esperas as you yourself mentioned that you are still not aware of the price of stay. If you take the time to compare prices of hotels in Oia, you will undoubtedly find Esperas to be the best value for money for a full-service hotel that offers a front desk with concierge services, a swimming pool, a restaurant, a pool bar, room service, twice-daily maid service and free WiFi across the hotel. Similar services in Oia are offered only by five-star hotels and none offer a direct sunset view. Thank you once again for your sincere appraisal of our hotel and friendly staff
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

My fiancee and I went to Santorini, thinking we would have a great time--both of us have traveled extensively. We found the most beautiful, breathtaking, and magical place on earth at Esperas Traditional Houses in Oia (Santorini)! Our little house tucked in the hillside had a living room, bedroom, kitchen, and bath. It was authentically furnished and very comfortable, with flat screen TV and wifi. Our large private terrace faced the sunset, which we saw seven times during our week there. Hassna checked us in and saw that our trips that included Akroteri and a fabulous catamaran lunch/snorkeling trip, were perfect. The food at Esperas was so good, we often opted to eat there, rather than leave our fabulous Oia home.

I strongly recommend this most romantic island, but especially this outstanding, and very private hotel. We arrived as a couple and left engaged! We are getting married in December of this year.

Room Tip: The traditional houses at Esperas all face the caldera and the setting sun.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
On behalf of a very-happy-for-your-news Esperas staff, we wish you both all the happiness in the world. We would be delighted to welcome you back in Esperas for the BIG DAY or any day in your bright future. Your news made all of our staff smile and we are all elated at the thought your lives are forever linked to Esperas and Santorini. Thank you for letting us be a part of your lives.
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

A perfect, relaxing week. Wonderful staff and great location. The pool and terrace were lovely and our apartment had great character. Definitely in the best part of the island and the quiet end of Oia. Great restaurants within 5-10 minutes walk.

Room Tip: Ask for one on or at a similar level to pool.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
On behalf of the Esperas staff, we wish to thank you for taking the time to review us and for your kind and sincere comments.
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

"This turned me from a Santorini-sceptic to a Santorini-lover! We had a great time, not only because of the wonderful location, but also thanks to the great, laid-back, genuine staff working there. In fact, they were always available, if it was just for a chat. One of our most fun days was, when exhausted after days of touring, we just lounged about in our studio watching movies from their great DVD library and staring out at the view from our balcony.

Thanks Hassna,
Ich bin Oliver Pocher in mein gesecht"
- J, Rachel's husband


"Esperas truly made us feel like we had a home in Santorini. The staff were very friendly, the atmosphere laid-back, and the amenities perfect for a young married couple like us. We were able to cook meals in the studio (after a trip to the supermarket) and enjoy dinner while watching the sunset from our private balcony. After long days of walking under the Santorini sun, we looked forward to 'coming home' to Esperas and having a refreshing dip in the pool, resting in our studio, admiring the view from our balcony or just watching a movie from their DVD collection. Words cannot express our sadness on our last day in Santorini - we already miss Esperas dearly!"
- Rachel

Room Tip: We had a studio, room 110 which was close to the laundry, reception and lounge/breakfast area. We co...
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Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
On behalf of a greatly appreciative and laid-back (somewhat) staff, we wish to thank you for your genuine and kind comments. You truly experienced the best Santorini has to offer!
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Property: Esperas
Address: Oia 84702, Greece
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Location: Greece > South Aegean > 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 35 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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Esperas Traditional Houses Hotel Oia
Esperas Traditional Hotel
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Esperas Santorini/Oia, Greece

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