Hotel Esperides Ahladies, Skiathos
Reviews - Hotel Esperides Ahladies
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: Denmark
- Traveller type: Adventurer
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Great Holidayfrom Blasbery
The Hotel is fantastically situated right on a beautiful beach, and if you can pull yourself away from the relaxing way of the hotel and beach, there are plenty of places to visit on the Island, why not hire your own boat and visit other beaches on the island, we did and it was a really enjoyable day.
Our one and only complaint would be lack of sunbeds around the pool!!
We look forward to returning in the future and hope that the hotel stays exactly as it is (apart from lack of sunbeds!!)
Loved the resortfrom Hohols
The location is what makes it - right on the beach with the little boat heading into town for 2 euro each way from the jetty right outside - perfect. The taxi drivers are maniacs - they cost around 5-6 euros each way so the boat is a far more relaxing option.
If you do eat out you MUST try the Windmill - book online before leaving home (not for the disabled or those with mobility problems). It's the best retaurant I've eaten in in Greece by far and we go to somewhere different in Greece every year. The menu was exceptional, the service outstanding and the price reasonable - about 65 euros for 2 3 course meals and wine with spectacular views over the whole town - definitely the best table on the island!
We decided to go direct to Scopelos and Alonyssos (spelling??) and were glad we had. It's cheper if you go from the harbour rather than through Olympic. If you go to Alonyssos you must go to the old town (they put a bus on for you) as it's the prettiest town I think we've ever seen with really lovely retaurants and craft shops - well worth the visit.
All in all a fantastic holiday if you like beach life by day and nice restaurants at night.
Good hotel on a beautiful beachfrom PeterboroughMary
The Espirides is a clean well kept hotel with good facilities and food, but the best feature here is the fabulous beach which is adjacent to the hotel. Rooms are comfortable (although the bathrooms are a bit pokey), have air con and a fridge and are clean.
For this type of hotel we felt the drink prices were very fair - they don't rip you off and in our experience this is unusual.
With two 16 yr olds in tow it was a bit of a pain (and added expense) to have to travel in to Skiathos Town every night (water taxi 2 euros each way each - last one back at 10:30 pm or 'ride of death' taxi back for 5.5 euros) , as there is a distinct lack of entertainment here, but for adults wanting a beach based, laid back relaxing chill out, this hotel is perfect.
Disabled friendly?from GillygemsWales
The food was excellent - hot breakfast now being available - the scambled eggs were delicious and the range of dishes available at night astonishing - truly something for everyone. Beware, however, if you book a trip with Olympic - our boat trip was cancelled two days running - we were turned away from the pickup coach by the Pablo tours rep on the second day but Olympic refuse to believe this and would not give us a refund - told us to take it up in the UK - rep very elusivea nd broke appointments to discuss this - we reported the cancellation to the Olympic office immediately after being turned away on the 2nd occasion so are very annoyed at having to now deal with this in the UK. Better to catch the daily 10.45 Express Ferry to Glossa; bus to Skopoli; 2 hours there; bus back to Glossa and Flying Cat to Skiathos (which I did) - get tickets at Hellenic Seaways office oppositie Skiathos Harbour.
We did find the island strewn with rubbish - why don't telephone companies take theirempty spools away? We would not return to Skiathos and would rather return to Turkey then Greece. We are experienced holidaymakers.
Breakfast was pretty good, dinner very samey but loads of choice. Guests dress for dinner, not always very well.
It is the sort of hotel that visitors come back to year after year, even requesting the same rooms to be near their holiday friends. apparently all night card games are played.
Reception was not a bit interested when we put out luggage on the incorrect airport pile; we made the mistake of asking reception on which pile we should put it..........big mistake!
Skiathos is wonderful, we are returning to something more laid back.
19th - 26th May 2006 We were there too - Paul and Elainefrom Paul P R
Peace and quiet, but if you want life you can walk into Skiathos town in 4o minutes, a taxi is 5.5 euros - journey time 6 minutes, bus every 30 minutes - journey time 15 minutes or the chug chug boat off the jetty on the beach - 2 euros each way - 15 relaxing minutes and moors up in the old harbour
The runway is a little on the short side, but do not let it put you off
Hotel is very good, clean and well maintained. The breakfast was very good, a little disappointing if you like cooked breakfasts,but when on holiday you can do with fresh fruit,breads, cheeses and meats to soak up the alcohol from the night before
Dinner - very good there was always plenty to choose from and the waiters were quick to serve you with drinks (not too expensive)
Sunbeds - only 18 around the pool for around 180 rooms(do the sums!) is our only criticism, sunbeds on the beach 8 euros or buy mats for 2 euros
Fantastic holiday (should we not keep quiet about this place? it is such a lovely spot)
Hotel Esperides just gets better!from A TripAdvisor Member
Great Hotelfrom Quins
Our visit was in the very early season and we were obviously the first to use the room for a while as, although it was spotless, the blankets did smell slightly of mothballs for a day or so. There were swallows nesting above the balcony and they did make a bit of a mess - we couldn't leave beachtowels outside unless we wanted a nice guano pattern. The maid did clean the balcony thoroughly everyday though.
The hairdryer in the room is noisy but very powerful. There is a fridge in the room and you are advised to buy bottled water to drink. The loos are typically Greek and you have to use the adjacent (flip top) bin for the paper. The Hotel is generally very quiet although we did experience the inconsiderate holidaymakers who let their doors bang shut at all hours (God I hate that!). There is no entertainment in the evenings apart from that rare and wonderful thing - conversation and making friends. What a pleasure that was! For those who need some form of entertainment, there are plenty of Tavernas around and the water taxi provides an excellent service into Skiathos Town, where there is no shortage of nightlife.
Check in is a bit chaotic. There is only one receptionist and although she is very efficient, it does take time to check in, especially when you get obnoxious Brits trying to push in and confusing matters even more. The Hotel numbering system is a bit bizarre and it is best to wait for the porter to take the bags to your room. Best policy - be patient.
The lift (I think that there is only one) is exciting. It stops with an almighty "Clunk", which is a bit discorncerting until you get used to it.
The water taxi and buses are brilliant - thoroughly recommend using them! They put our transport system to shame. If you hire a car, get a 4x4 as the tracks up through the mountains are a bit rough (but well worth the explore). Driving is a doddle. We were advised to use the petrol stations in Skiathos town (there are 3 there) and not the one down near Koukounaries as he has a reputation for watering down the fuel. The hire company (Hertz) wanted the same fuel level (a quarter tank) on return. We filled up and only used half a tank over 4 days.
Overall, we had a brilliant holiday and would thoroughly recommend this hotel.
Great food...from plymouth
Relaxing and peaceful!from Angharad-Wyn
Top Local Tips for Skiathos
Water Taxi Take the water taxi from Esperides Beach to Skiathos Town - 2 euros!
IF YOU WNA CLUB LATE AT NIGHT THIS IS THE PLACE the clubs dont open till bout 12 but they are grwat when they open non stop music till about 7am
Chill Out Get up early or be prepared to spend for the sunbeds
Other names for Hotel Esperides Ahladies
- esperides hotel skiathos
- Address: Ahladies - Skiathos - 370 02 - Greece