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Esperas
Ranked #1 of 34 Oia B&B and Inns
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
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“Best. Hotel. Ever.”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

My wife and I are experienced travelers, now enjoying the "empty nest" circuit and we look for comfortable, well located accommodations with minimal hassle. Esperas, where we stayed for 4 nights, was extraordinary, beginning with the perfect location in Oia -- below the bustle of the main street, yet perfectly located for viewing the famed sunsets from the property. Our room was on two levels, in the traditional house design with two outdoor private spaces. Very comfortable with all modern conveniences. We enjoyed the morning breakfasts, served at our convenience and location preference, with a vast menu choice.

Best part of this property was the staff. All very cordial. They also helped to tailor our daily activities, from easy car rental with a variety of destinations suggested (archeological, local flavor, wine tasting, etc.), to evening restaurant recommendations matched to our tastes and preferences.

Couldn't have chosen a better base for Santorini and property and staff added immense value and nuance to our experience on this well traveled island.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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George A, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
From all of us at the Esperas, a great big thank you for all your wonderful words and positive review. It inspires us all to know we are valued and our service helps create beautiful memories.
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Pergine Valsugana, Italy
2 reviews
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

We spent a week during the Easter holiday at Esperas-Santorini, a full of charme little paradise among tha sea, the sky and the volcanic land. we will never forget your kindness and your courteouse hospitality, ear friends from Esperas, e made us fill at home.
Efkaristo
Silvia and Laura (Italy)

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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George A, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Grazie per le vostre gentile parole! Everyone at Esperas remembers fondly the two lovely Italian sisters who spent Easter with us and became a part of the extended Esperas family. Thank you for your kind remarks.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Reception very welcoming. Our room was suitable but steep steps down to lower bedroom and bathroom area, although we didn't find that a problem some might.
Great location, fabulous views, close to shopping and restaurants.
Breakfast out by the pool very enjoyable.
Overall a great experience and would return.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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George A, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Thank you for your positive comments and review. We were all happy to hear that you would gladly recommend and return to Esperas since you had a good time.
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

The staff was very friendly and helpful.The manager Hassna help us with many tips about excellent restaurants. Fabulous views and wonderful breakfast! I was just a little disappointed with the room accommodations, dark and slightly damp.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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George A, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Thank you for your positive review. I am sorry that the weather was damp and rainy during your stay but it was something we could not fix unfortunately. Esperas is a member of the Historic Hotels of Europe and in order to achieve this honor, we had to respect the traditional architecture of the island. This fact is demonstrated clearly in any photos of our hotel that were either taken by us or by any of our guests. Most of our rooms are therefore cave houses and some of the original caves date back even hundreds of years. People from all over the world come to Santorini in order to experience this and spend a few days cocooned inside a cave house along with the breathtaking views. All of our rooms (from our most affordable to our most upscale) offer an authentic taste of Greece along with the unique view of the Caldera. Our truly private verandas in each room enable our guests to watch the beautiful sunset for which Santorini is famous.
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aquinnah
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Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely stay at Esperas
The staff was friendly & helpful
The rooms were all decorated with warmth & authenticity. Sitting on the balcony at the top edge of the caldera eating a breakfast of fresh local produce surrounded by white buildings bright blue water and endless sky....It was perfect!

  • Stayed April 2014
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George A, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, 4 May 2014
Thank you for your review and your kind words. We at Esperas were happy to learn you had a great time and enjoyed our decor and everything the hotel provides.
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Edmonton, Canada
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Excellent hotel, fabulous views and wonderful staff.
This is the 4th time we have stayed there and everything is always perfect.
Wonderful breakfast, with stunning views.
In the evening you can see the famous Santorini sunset right from your own terrace.
The staff are amazing and will help make your stay special.
We had several meals there and the food was wonderful and good value.
We can't wait to return again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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George A, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, 4 May 2014
It always nice to find out that we are able to create loyal clients who appreciate everything Esperas has to offer and are willing to tell the world about it. Thank you once again for your preference and your kind words. Every day we strive to maintain the excellent level of service you value and expect from Esperas.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

The trek down the steep steps is well worthwhile once you reach Esperas in Oia. Don't worry the porters are there to take your baggage so you can concentrate on navigating the steep decline all the while admiring the absolutely amazing views. If you are looking for a quiet romantic relaxing holiday this is the place! Staff amazing, Views amazing, accommodation excellent. My husband was not well and the staff could not do enough to ensure we were comfortable. We were there on Easter Sunday and they provided a complimentary lunch with all the trimmings of a traditional Greek meal. Our only disappointment was that we had to leave.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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George A, General Manager at Esperas, responded to this review, 3 May 2014
Thank you for this inspiring review and your wonderful descriptions. We were all glad to hear to had a great time at Esperas even though it didn't begin that way. We hope you will remember Greek Easter and Esperas for years to come.
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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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Also Known As:
Esperas Traditional Houses Hotel Oia
Esperas Traditional Hotel
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Esperas Santorini/Oia

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