Fodor's Expert Review Esperas Hotel

Ia, Santorini, 84702, Greece

At this welcoming collection of sparkling white, arch-roofed cave houses that spill down the side of the caldera, homey suites and studios all have cozy sitting areas, well-equipped bathrooms, and a private, view-saturated terrace overlooking dark cliffs and turquoise seas. Rooms are furnished with traditional wooden pieces with bright fabrics and supremely comfortable mattresses. A romantic dining terrace serving a choice selection of well-prepared island favorites clings to the side of the cliff, a sparkling half-cave swimming pool is carved out of the rock, and a path descends toward the beach and fish tavernas at Amoudi.

PROS

  • wonderful caldera location
  • excellent
  • attentive service
  • extremely appealing decor
  • excellent, attentive service
  • extremely appealing decor
  • beautiful views
  • private balconies available
  • does everything really well
  • quiet and private

CONS

  • lots of steps to reach the hotel and within the premises
  • though staff meets guests in parking area above to cart bags
  • lots of steps to reach the hotel and within the premises, though staff meets guests in parking area above to cart bags
  • lots of steps to reach the hotel, though staff helps carry bags
  • more stairs inside to get to rooms
  • plain but traditional decor
  • lots of steps to reach the hotel, though staff help carry bags
  • plain but traditional decor may not suit all

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views, Service, Romantic
Quiet
Near the beach
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 22860-71501

HOTEL DETAILS

21 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed late Oct.–Apr., Free breakfast

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