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Esperas
Ranked #1 of 34 Oia B&B and Inns
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Unbelievable”
Reviewed 4 December 2012

We stayed at Esperas while we were in Santorini for our honeymoon at the beginning of October. We were only there for 4 nights and wish we could have stayed the entire 10 days of our honeymoon. Santorini was the last leg of our trip and we couldn't have had a better location to end our amazing vacation in Greece.

From the very start the staff was amazing. Danny met us at the parking lot and carried our very heavy suitcases down to our room (and back up again when we left!) and we were very grateful! The woman at the desk (I cant remember her name) was super helpful upon our arrival and even arranged for dinner reservations for us at Dimitri's for our first night. We stayed in the Honeymoon Suite and were beyond happy with the accommodations. We were greeted in the room with a complimentary bottle of wine on ice, fresh roses and balloons and a letter on the bed wishing us a happy honeymoon. How nice?! The room was spacious, clean and included two balconies. The one off the bedroom included our own hot tub which was a great way to enjoy the sunset : )

I cannot say enough about the spectacular views of the sunset from Esperas Houses. No matter where you are in the hotel you have an unbelievable view. It was pretty amazing to sit on our balcony with a glass of wine and watch the most beautiful sunset in the world. If the rest of Oia wasn't beautiful in of itself we could have been completely satisfied never leaving our hotel.

The food from their restaurant was delicious and the daily breakfast was good also. It was pretty typical of a free breakfast but we were not disappointed. It also helped to bring your food out to the pool deck and enjoy the view while we ate.

I honestly cannot say enough good stuff about the staff. They were friendly and helpful and eager to answer any questions we had. They even arranged our rental car for us and the guy came to the hotel to fill out the paperwork and brought the car to us. Doesn't get any easier than that!

Thank you, thank you, thank you Esperas for making our honeymoon in Santorini the most amazing 4 nights ever. We hope to be able to come back again someday!

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, 7 December 2012
On behalf of the Esperas staff, we would like to thank you for your kind and sincere comments. We are always happy to hear that we were able to provide an extraordinary setting and service for your honeymoon and that Esperas made it a bit more memorable. We are always eager to provide the same level of service to all upcoming visitors.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

We stayed two nights in this fabulous place.Very good value for money.
Accomodation was very comfortable and the staff -very helpful.
Very clean with a little kitchen.
Most of all the view of the sunset was UNBELIEVABLE.... sitting on our own balcony with a bottle of wine and starters from room service we enjoyed this magnificent sunset performing just for us.Wish we had stayed longer.
It is steep with a lot of climbing but if you can manage it - do so !!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, 7 November 2012
On behalf of the Esperas staff, we wish to thank you for your kind and sincere comments. We'd be more than happy to accommodate you again in the future this time for longer, so that you can truly enjoy all that Oia and Esperas has to offer...
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New Hampshire, United States
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Reviewed 31 October 2012

My husband and I were in Oia at the beginning of October. We stayed 6 nights at Esperas. We could not have asked for more. They were unbelieveably attentive and went out of their way to accommodate our every wish. Very clean "cave" - unbeatable views and staff (Danny and Yvonne especially :)). We will definitely be there again soon!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, 7 November 2012
On behalf of the Esperas staff, we wish to thank you for your kind and sincere comments. We'd be more than happy to accommodate you again in the near future.
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

Incredible views of the sunset over the caldera, the harbor below and just a stunning panorama from each of the unique and traditional rooms, more truly suites as they are 2-3 rooms with a small kitchenette, which look just like the brochure. If you can imagine a high-end, well appointed cave that is bright and airy you've got the picture. You won't want to miss sunset every night, with a bottle of Santorini white wine, from your porch. Only caveat is that, just like Santorini, the ability to climb steep stairs without fear or physical challenge is an imperative, even within the hotel, as it is built on the side of the cliff. Take advantage of the luggage assistance; this is no do-it-yourself place.
Yvonne and the rest of the staff were supremely friendly and helpful, always welcoming, and ready to suggest or answer questions. The food is traditional, home cooked, fresh and delicious, particularly for lunch and snacks. I would love to visit again!

Room Tip: I saw 4 of the (I believe 10) rooms and all were wonderful. The two story room, with pergola and an...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, 27 October 2012
On behalf of the Esperas staff, we wish to thank you for your kind and sincere comments. We'd be more than happy to accommodate you again in the future in one of our 18 rooms (Studios to Suites).
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Mountain View, CA
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Reviewed 20 October 2012

So happy we decided to stay at Esperas. From the email exchanges, ease of payment, warm welcome, fabulous, clean room offering a dreamy view of the caldera and outlying islands, there was nothing more I could have wanted to realize my longtime dream to visit Santorini. Our first evening we enjoyed a bottle of local wine, compliments of Esperas, while enjoying the best views of the famous sunset.

The following morning, a generous spread of tasty breakfast items energized us to do a 6-mile hike from Oia to Fira. I recommend this walk which offers gorgeous views of the caldera and the other side of the island. By the time we got back to Esperas, we were too tired to trudge back up the stairs into town to go to a restaurant, so we ordered some tasty dishes and enjoyed dinner in a romantic little cave room near the pool.

The pool is very inviting, especially as it was hot when we visited. You can get a drink from the swim up window--how fun! You will lack nothing at Esperas. Wonderful place!

I only wish we'd stayed longer!

Room Tip: All rooms offer fabulous views, but some require taking more stairs than others.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, 27 October 2012
On behalf of the Esperas staff, we wish to thank you for your kind and sincere comments. Your detailed descriptions will no doubt prove helpful to future visitors. Hope we see you back in Santorini soon.
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Champaign, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 October 2012

We went to Santorini three years ago and when we decided to return this year we knew that we wanted to stay in exactly the same hotel. When you have found the perfect spot there really is no need to make a change..........

The owners are wonderful & considerate, and everyone that does not stay at Esperas is trying to find a spot on a wall up above in an attempt to see the same sunset that you watch every evening from the terrace with a lovely glass of wine. The town of Oia has wonderful shops & restaurants for the evening......and if you want touristy crowds you can always hike the caldera to Fira or catch a ride............... We will stay at Esperas each and every time we return to Santorini. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, 19 October 2012
On behalf of the Esperas staff, we would like to thank you for your kind and sincere comments.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2012

Wonderful romantic experience. Beautiful location and the staff were friendly and incredibly helpful. Definitely a fantastic value for money experience in one of the most majestic places in the world.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, 18 October 2012
On behalf of the Esperas staff we would like to thank you for your kind ans sincere comments.
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Property: Esperas
Address: Oia 84702, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre 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 (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
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