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Esperas
Ranked #1 of 34 Oia B&B and Inns
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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!

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 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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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
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Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2013

From our whole staff, a great big thank you for your wonderful review and positive comments.

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

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 reviewResponded 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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Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

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 reviewResponded 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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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 reviewResponded 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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Reviewed November 3, 2013

What an amazing location! Stunning sunsets every night! The whole Esperas team of staff ensured we had a memorable holiday, nothing was too much trouble, right to the last minute of our stay when our 2 heavy suitcases were carried by one of the team on his shoulders to our taxi at 5.30am! The delicious home made Greek menu options, plus the relaxed poolside sunset viewing, meant we only had to walk a few steps from our room for the best Oia location for dinner! The perfect place on earth to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2013

I can't thank you enough for letting Esperas be a part of your celebration of love and life. We are all extremely glad we helped create unique memories for a unique milestone!

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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Amazing location - great sunset views every night from our balcony. Very friendly hotel staff - great service overall. Excellent location in Oia - can easily walk to restaurants / town. Nice pool area. We would stay here again!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2013

On behalf of the entire staff, thank you for your review and your endorsement. We are all looking forward to welcoming you again!

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Additional Information about 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 34 B&Bs / Inns in Oia
Price Range: $378 - $617 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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
Hotel Esperas Traditional
Esperas Santorini/Oia, Greece

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