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Esperides Sofras Hotel & Bungalows
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Glikadi
Province of Brescia, Italy
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The worst hotel in the isle”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I had a very bad esperience, I booked flight, rental cars for arriving there, no indication on the site it was in the middle of a main road with heavy trafic at any time.

For going to the beach, you have to cross the street, so beware .

The room I booked was the most expensive rate available but most features where misleading example: dirty bathroom, (someone used it before our arrival), no tent for the shower so you will
fill the floor with water .

The television (small) is at 5 meters from the bed so it was impossible to watch.

No internet available in the room, only in the reception very poor signal even with my private vodaphone internet key.

No real parking (only in the street) .
No one available to help with luggages throgh the stairs up, and there were many!

The price is unacceptable for this poorly conditions.

I paid the penalty of 306 euros with the risk of no finding other available rooms in other hotels
considering this period.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bucharest, Romania
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20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2013

The hotel is situated 4 km away from Thassos town, towards Skala Prinos (where the ferry from Kavala arrives).

The hotel is situated in a location where you cannot stay without a car. There is no supermarket/gas station/ other hotel next to it. In 5-700m there is a taverna (Papalimani) on the beach with the same name - beware! it is among the few places in Thassos where the staff is rude an the food is of poor quality.

Returning to the hotel : the staff is mostly friendly (except the guy serving at the bar next to the pool), the facilities are in good condition and there is free parking both in front and the back of the hotel.

The pool is quite big and the water is warm, but not very clean, due to a lot of dead insects.

The room we received, was decent, cleaned every day, had AC, TV, Fridge, but the WI-FI works only in the main building or next to the pool. Although we booked a direct sea view, the room had a lateral sea view, but we were explained that they consider this room as direct sea view --- clearly it was not the case, as you had to turn your head 90 degrees to see the sea between two trees.

The breakfast is satisfactory, and quite varied. They cook some of the food in their own kitchen, which means that at least part of the food is fresh. I personally disliked the water used for making the tea, which had a yellowish-dirty colour...i always wandered where they got it from as bottled still water is very cheap in Greece.

Speaking of water, at least when we stayed the water at the faucet had both a bad smell and taste. do not drink it ! It was difficult even to wash your teeth with it.

All in all, the hotel is properly maintained, it has a good location, a small beach is just across the road and you can travel all around Thassos , but you need a car/scooter/ATV etc. There is a bus service but the frequency of the busses is very ..unstable and low :)

Room Tip: Always ask for a room at level 1 -> level 0 is on the ground (very noisy and no view), level 2 is...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Copacabana_Ipanema
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Arad, Arad, Romania
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2013

At first sight we were impressed by the "looks" of the hotel. Well as we all know appearances are deceptive.
When we arrived the owner told us that it has been a little mistake(on there side) with the rooms and that for 3 days she has no room for us. I'm telling you it is not something you would like to here in a vacation, it was a stressful situation...and we were there to relax.
So in the end, she gave us a solution, to sleep 3 nights in another hotel. And because we were such an understanding couple she even offered us a free boat trip.
After 3 days we came back. From the very beginning the rooms were untidy. In the next days the cleaning lady came each day, but only once she swept the floor. So i can say that she cleaned only on the surface. We had bed sheets with big holes in them, that was a funny thing after all...
About breakfast and dinner i have to say in my opinion was good, not poor as others said, but not so diverse as we saw in other hotels.
In what concerns the beach...now that is indeed spectacular. It was the only thing that made me feel well after all our problems.It is a small beach, with crystal clear water and fine sand.You can even fish there. But i have something to say here, i didn't enjoy crossing the busy road to the beach. It's a dangerous thing o do.
The quality or condition of being quiet in this place is something they know about. We also had problems with disturbing neighbours, from above and there is no one at the reception, they close all the doors at 12 o'clock, so we couldn't complain to anyone.
So in the end i said to myself "all will turn out for the best" because we are going home.
Enjoy your stay!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Istanbul, Turkey
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102 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2013

About 5 km from the city center, nice hotel. A small pool and a poolside bar is available. The rooms are cleaned every day. Staff is very friendly and helpful. There are rooms with different characteristics, mainly due to the sound of the road those on the street can be noisy in July and August. The breakfast is enough. The restaurant is quite warm due to the sun in the morning.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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3 Thank UmitIlhan
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Europe
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50 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2013

I want to start by saying that Esperides is a lovely hotel, we had a great time there. The only inconvenience is that it is not in Limenas, but about 4-5 km away and we were unlucky enough to be there when taxis were on strike and, with the last bus leaving at 5 PM, the only alternative was to walk to the hotel if we wanted to stay in Limenas after 5 PM. But it's a nice walk on the road and the bus stops right in front of the hotel, and they come every half an hour, so it's really easy to get into Limenas. We also rented a car to take a tour of the island, so that made things even easier.

The rooms are really spatious and nice. The room terrace was large, with a table and chairs, built in such a way that we had privacy and no one from the other terraces could see or disturb us there. The bathrooms were big and modern, air conditioning was included in the price we paid, no extra charge. There is a nice pool outside - you can enjoy some drinks beside the pool or in the nice garden surrounding the hotel, which is really nice in the evenings. Esperides have their own private beach - you just cross the road and there you are. It's not big, but it's really enough for the hotel guests, not crowded, with sand and beautiful water.

Breakfast was included in the price as well, it's varied enough so that you can eat something else every day. If you stay for more than a week I imagine it might get a little repetitive though. The hotel has a mini-restaurant, but it's mostly grilled food and not a large selection of dishes, so we only ate there once. There are other restaurants nearby though.

All in all it was a great stay, Esperides is a lovely hotel, lovely gardens and nice atmosphere by the pool, breakfast on the terrace facing the sea and friendly personnel. We hope to go there again soon!

Room Tip: Best rooms are those that don't face the road, we slept in one by the pool and didn't hear a...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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3 Thank OviTravelling
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Khimki, Russia
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

The hotel was nice. The best rooms faced the woods. And of course, we got the room which faced the road. It is not a highway but all night you hear the sound of cars, passing by. It was not cool.

In general, the staff of the hotel was helpful and kind.

The breakfast was quite enough to wait until the dinner. :)

If you want to sleep quietly at night, get another hotel. If you are ok with the sound of passing cars, then the place is quite satisfactory.

The hotel owns its beach across the road, It's small but good.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the woods should be the quietest.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Larisa_M57
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013 via mobile

The hotel is nice,friendly stuff.internet ia not working in the rooms.the breakfast is very poor,u can eat some jam,cereals,milk,bad quality ham,and a few fruits like apple or cherry...and cookies.no worth to pay for breakfast!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: Esperides Sofras Hotel & Bungalows
Address: Glikadi, Glikadi 640 04, Greece
Region: Greece > Northeast Aegean Islands > Thasos > Glikadi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Glikadi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Esperides Sofras Hotel & Bungalows 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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