Relaxing, fantastic food and wonderful atmosphere in Skiathos
We had a fantastic holiday at the Hotel Esperides Beach, the staff were friendly and helpful and created a great atmosphere for us and our 9 year old daughter. The hotel room was lovely and we loved the variety of local food each night, it was an amazing choice each mealtime.
The pool was clean and safe, if you are able to swim ,although for toddlers the pool may be too deep. We spent lots of time on the beach which was at the back door of the hotel. We tried water sports and used the water taxi to take us to Skiathos Town which was really quick and convenient.
We would definately recommend this hotel and hope to get there soon again.
October 11, 2012
Relaxing holiday in Skiathos
Went for a week in September and really liked the Hotel, good facilities, great food, nice pool area although it was small we always got a sunbed when we wanted one. The location was excellent situated on the beach only 15 mins from the gorgeous Skiathos Town by either bus (every 15 mins) or there was a water taxi that went from the beach outside our hotel. There were a few small supermarkets outside the hotel too and a couple of bars.
The bus was also good for getting to other resorts on the island if you fancied a change of scene.
The hotel did not have a lot of evening entertainment but there was a group on one night and they were very good, and they had a greek night. There were a few trips to go on we went to Skeopolos and Alonnisos on a boat trip and had a great day the guide was fantastic and really knowledgable and we were lucky enough to see Dolphins.
The transfer to the hotel was great from plane to hotel in 20 minutes by taxi. Unfortunately the transfer back to the airport was not very impressive waited 40 mins for the bus which made us late for checking in, bags get collected in the morning and I am not sure why as when we arrived at the airport they had been dumped in the garden at a taverna across the road from the airport, if I went again I would make my own arrangements, if possible but there are only about 20 taxis on the island and obviously it's a busy day. However this was the only bad point of a very enjoyable holiday.
October 11, 2012
Skiathos Holiday 2012
Having just returned from our stay at the Esperedes, I would like to say a big thankyou to everyone. Did not meet Rep but. The hotel was simply fab, the staff work incredibly hard to keep place very clean and tidy and nothing is too much bother. Pool is ideal size, but perhaps a bit deep for those who are not as confident. Lack of sunbeds is a very small negative, but with beach a further 20 yards, there is always somewhere to chill. Rooms are very clean, with an amazing team of cleaners who keep everywhere very good - showers are great too. Food, yes very nice - loads of choice and have enjoyed every meal we had, especially with an ice cold Beer. I would have no doubts in recommending this hotel to anyone, but if you can saty clear of the last week in August next year, that would be good, as I will be back next year, same time, same place. Well done everyone, great job.
September 1, 2012
Esperides - for the eighth time!
Greece - fabulous country, Skiathos - lovely island, Achladies - perfect very small resort (with great beach), Esperides - wonderful hotel - hence eighth visit in nine years - and next year we will be back!!!
Only slight disappointment - the space on the Thomas Cook flight very tight
October 1, 2011
Was very unhappy with the airline now used by olympic holidays, the company is called strategic airlines.
We were first met at the checkin desk by a gentleman who looked at us and said " wait just wait "
all we had done was smiled and said good morning.
we had prebooked seats and were told that these would be at the front of the plane, this was due to a medical condition that one of us has.
We were in fact given seats further back. !!!!
The plane was in a poor dirty condition with cramped seats, broken trays and dated.
The staff seemed miserable and the food drink etc was slow.
We do believe that there have been several complaints about this airline yet nothing appears to be rectified.
we will not be booking any holidays with any holiday companys that use this airline.
September 23, 2011
Wonderful Hotel, Wonderful location, wonderful staff, perfecct for a restful time.
The ski school on the beach are very helpful too.
The holiday was perfect in every way, I will be back again, I have already been to Esperdies Hotel many times and will continue.
Fantabulous. I will be booking hopefully to go back in September.
June 22, 2011
Fabulous Holiday in Skiathos
Have stayed at the Espirides last year, and again this year, and going back next year too! great place, great staff, the location right on the beach couldn't be better! went into Skiathos town most evenings via a water taxi right in front of the hotel on the beach. Food was good, always something nice from the buffet.. only downside was Skiathos has gone really expensive, but it won't put me off going back.
September 22, 2010
We had a lovely time at the Espirides.the rooms were basic but adequate and very clean.There was a very inobtrusive maid service every day and the air conditioning was most effective.If we left our air con on whilst out for the evening (which we did with the aid of a tesco clubcard!)it was like walking into a fridge on our return-lovely.
We had been a little concerned about the food as we had read some reviews that led us to believe that it was not up to much but our concerns were unfounded.The food in fact was really good with plenty of variety at both breakfast and dinner.We have a typically unadventurous 5 year old and she found plenty to eat every day and she really enjoyed the fuss that the waiters made of her too!
The location of this hotel is perfect on a lovely quiet beach with crystal blue calm waters and lovely friendly tavernas on either end (both open in the evenings too) the water taxi into Skiathos town goes from the beach also and its quite frankly the only way to travel into town-well worth 2.50 each way! (young kids are free)
The only down side is the pool which is too deep for children(165cm at the shallowest) and has far too few sunbeds that are all reserved by 8am every day (oh and before you raise your eyebrows and smile knowingly-The sunbeds are all reserved by Brits!)It wouldn't be so bad if they were all sat on their sunbeds from 8am onwards but no they come down sheepishly in their pjs reserve their preferred beds then skulk off and return 2 or 3 hours later!
However we knew this before we went and the sea and beach more than made up for it!
All in all we had a lovely relaxing and peacefull(no loud late night music here)time and would highly recommend it to anyone.
August 11, 2010