We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“No words can really describe how much I enjoyed staying here!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Esperas

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Esperas
Ranked #1 of 35 Oia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersSilver level
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“No words can really describe how much I enjoyed staying here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

We stayed at the Espera House for our honeymoon. We made a request to the hotel for a room with more privacy and they definitely delivered and provided us a room off stairway path to other rooms. We had 2 balconies to choose from to watch the sunset at our room. One on the upper floor and another on the main floor. Absolutely stunning view! It was truly an unobstructed sunset view.

The room was clean and they came to housekeep twice a day! Not that we needed it but that's their standard. The staff were extremely helpful with all our inquiries. The pool was awesome (though not heated, we didn't need it as it was warm by daytime heating). The breakfast spread was great, we got food and brought it back to our room to eat. We even had dinner at the hotel one night and the food was comparable to the restaurants on the island.

We were one of those that were crazy and just walked from the Oia bus station to the hotel. We had backpack suitcases, so it was okay going through the uneven roads. The walk wasn't far from the station, 10 minutes.

We had a spectacular time and definitely didn't want to leave.

Room Tip: Room 114 has a lot of privacy!
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank fishy09
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
George A, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, 31 December 2013
On behalf of everyone at Esperas, thank you for sharing with the world what a wonderful time you had at our hotel. Your detailed descriptions will no doubt make it easier for all future guests to make the right choice! From all of us, a Happy New Year.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

733 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    620
    92
    16
    5
    0
See reviews for
120
490
11
5
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (185)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Livingston,NJ
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

With more time and more money, my wife and I would have never left. A truly unique lodging experience in the nicest part of the incredible island of Santorini. The hotel staff is welcoming and somehow gets your bags up and down to your room. We enjoyed breakfast and lunch by the pool almost every day we spent at Esperas. The sunsets are amazing and you can watch them from your terrace while looking up at the hundreds of people jammed onto the narrow streets above to see the same view. If you cannot handle steep steps this place is not for you. It was 150 steps up from our room to the top of the hill.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank bellc275
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
George A, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, 31 December 2013
Everyone at the Esperas wishes to thank you for your kind words and descriptions of our hotel and island. We hope you have a happy New Year and we wish we will see you back at Esperas soon.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Feilding, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 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!

Room Tip: All have great views and own balconies overlooking the sea. If not very fit maybe ask for a room cl...
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Andrea S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, 26 November 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.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sterling, Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 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, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Chris S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, 20 November 2013
From our whole staff, a great big thank you for your wonderful review and positive comments.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
69 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

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, travelled with family
Helpful?
1 Thank Konatravelers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, 15 November 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.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 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, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
1 Thank Mom2indiana
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, 15 November 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!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
97 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 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, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank Ernest_Ee_sg
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Julia M, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, 15 November 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.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Oia hotels
0.2 mi away
Ikies - Traditional Houses
0.1 mi away
Art Maisons Luxury Santorini Hotels Aspaki & Oia Castle
0.6 mi away
Katikies Hotel
Katikies Hotel
#8 of 55 in Oia
5.0 of 5 bubbles 890 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 mi away
Pezoules
Pezoules
#2 of 55 in Oia
5.0 of 5 bubbles 377 reviews
0.4 mi away
Armeni Village Rooms & Suites
0.5 mi away
Filotera Suites
Filotera Suites
#1 of 55 in Oia
5.0 of 5 bubbles 308 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Esperas? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Esperas

Property: Esperas
Address: Oia 84702, Greece
Phone Number:
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 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Odigeo, Agoda, Hotels.com and Priceline so you can book your Esperas reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Esperas Traditional Houses Hotel Oia
Esperas Traditional Hotel
Hotel Esperas Traditional
Esperas Santorini/Oia

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing