CHECK IN: ESPEROS PALACE LUXURY & SPA HOTEL, KASTORIA



My trip to Kastoria was a last minute decision. I do not know if it is happening to you, but somewhere in the end of August, I'm a bit tired of summer photos, I don't want to spend me weekend on the beach again, I miss my fluffy sweaters... As the weekend was really close and I was in need of an excursion, the city of Kastoria was the first destination that came to my mind (read more about my trip to Kastoria here).


And since it was literally at the last minute (the day before) and I had never been to Kastoria before, I took a look at the available hotels. I think my search lasted about 3 minutes. And it's not that I'm an easy person, every other! But I was so impressed with the first hotel I saw that I did not want to waste time looking for something else.


Location



EsperosPalace Luxury & Spa Hotel is a modern and luxurious 4-star hotel in the Chloe region, just a 5-minute drive from central Kastoria. And this is a very positive thing, since without leaving the city center, you are in a quiet location just a few steps from the foot of the mountain of Kastoria.


First impressions





As soon as we entered the hotel, we were impressed by the large spaces, the high ceilings and the beautiful decoration. If I could describe Esperos Palace in two words that would be, simple & luxury. The staff were always smiling and willing to help us. They gave us a map of the area with very useful information about the city and its sights but also many food tips.


The rooms





Some of the Esperos Palace rooms overlook the lake while others on the mountain. We stayed in a double room on the first floor with a partial view of the lake. Our room was very spacious while the gray color was dominant, which made a very interesting contrast to the wooden floor. A special feature of the room was the many mirrors that made the room look even bigger. As nice as the room was, what was great was the bed. It was so big that for some moments I felt like I was sleeping alone but also very comfortable! The bathroom was also quite spacious, with free toiletries, bathrobe and slippers.


The breakfast





Before I tell you about the breakfast, I will talk to you about the breakfast hall. I've been bored with hotels that turn into their breakfast room their basements or some dark rooms that do not have even  one single window. Esperos Palace's breakfast hall is a huge space with large windows, with plenty of natural light which leads into a beautiful garden where you could also enjoy your breakfast. Breakfast was rich in both sweet and salty flavors, with fresh fruit, croissants, cakes, apple pie, various jams, eggs, sausages, cold cuts and various cheeses.


The restaurant



Atrium, hotel's bar - restaurant, was the place that impressed me most. It is the first place that the visitor sees after the reception, in the way to the rooms. And when we entered the glass elevator to get into our room, the spectacle was even more impressive. What I loved was the glass ceiling that allowed the light to come in ample and create a great geometry in the space. I rarely sit in hotel restaurants, however we chose to spend our last night in Kastoria at Atrium and I recommend you to visit it even if you stay somewhere else.


The Spa




And the best part? All guests staying at the hotel have free access to the Esperos Palace Spa, which includes a heated pool, sauna, turkish bath and gym. One of the reasons I am happy to visit Kastoria this season is because if I was in this hotel during the winter (I hope I will do it sometime!), I wouldn't see the city since I wouldn't left this Spa for any reason.



Rating
Facilities: ★★★★★
Cleanliness: ★★★★★
Comfort: ★★★★★
Location: ★★★★
Quietness: ★★★★★
Room: ★★★★★
Value for money: ★★★★★

Internet access: Free
Breakfast: Included
Average price per night: 75 euros


Contact info
Address: Fountoukli, Kastoria, 52100, Greece
Phone: +30 2467024670
Email: hotel@esperospalacekastoria.gr
Website: http://www.esperospalacekastoria.gr/



Disclaimer: I was guest of Esperos Palace Luxury & Spa Hotel, but all the opinions in this post are mine!

Daphne Giannouli

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