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Hotel Esperia
Ranked #35 of 40 Hotels in Tolon
Reviewed 20 April 2011

I stayed at the Esperia for two nights with a group of 37 teenagers.

The Esperia was the fourth hotel we stayed at during our tour of Greece and was definitely the best equipped for dealing with a large group. There's a pool (which we didn't use), a pool table and a large bar. The bar looks as if it once had much more seating - perhaps the hotel has fallen on hard times...

We were all given rooms on the same floor, which was very convenient for keeping an eye on the kids. The hotel staff were in general friendly and helpful. We only had a couple of moans, one of which was that the towels in the rooms are only changed every two days and the heating system is inadequate for drying clothes when we'd been out at various archaeological sites in the pouring rain! The other was the grumpiness of the owner when one of the children entirely accidently damaged the sink in her bathroom. We discovered later that evening that he had only been quite aggressive, because he thought that my colleague, who was explaining the situation in Greek, was a student! Once he realised she was a teacher, he was back to smiling and saying all was well - interesting! The rooms themselves were good and many had good views out onto the beach. The mattresses were beasts, however. Very hard!

Food was good, although watch out if you're taking a group - tell the children they need to pay for any extra drinks at dinner! Breakfast was fine (croissants!) , although mainly cold. There was a toaster, however. We asked for breakfast to be an hour before the usual time one morning and this was no problem.

Location-wise, the hotel's right opposite the beach and a short walk from the centre of Tolon. You can easily access the nearby archaeological sites at Mycenae, Tiryns and Epidauros. Judging by the other reviews on here, the Esperia probably isn't that great for couples or families, but it's definitely worth considering if you're bringing a group.

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  • Stayed: April 2011
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Reviewed 12 April 2010

I stayed there for four nights. I managed to sleep only one!! The hotel manager had already booked student trips from England and Germany without even informing us about it. Every morning we woke up at 7.30 from the noise of a group of 40-50 15yrs old who were getting ready for breakfast. And every night we slept after 1.30 and after complaints to the nearest rooms.
When we asked to change rooms, they told us that the whole hotel is booked from schools, so the noise would still be a problem. After three days and under pressure, they decided to change us rooms and of course the noise was not the same.
Very unappropriate behaviour from the hotel. I wouldn't recommend it not only for the noise but for the answers i got after complaining to the reception and the hard matresses. There are many other beautiful, clean and friendly hotels at this location!

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2007

Tolon was a huge disappointment. We have stayed all over Greece for the past 20 odd years and have come to love the place. Tolon is, I suppose, Greeks Skegness. Everything is basic, the English are very definately in the minority and not particulalry treated too well in some places. There are no good restraunts although one or two do make the effort to make your evening enjoyable with what they have. Most menus tend to be very basic and cooked from frozen. If you are used to the Greek islands and then come to Tolon, you will be disappointed with the service and choice. If you are disabled, particularly in a wheelchair, don't event think about it. We stayed at the Hotel Esperia where the location is pretty good and not too bad a breakfast for Greece. However, there is definately one set of rues for the English to abide by and another set for the Greeks. For example, Greeks can dive into the pool while the English cannot. Any volume over a couple of decibels is most definately frowned upon. Also, you cannot move the sunbeds (again, unless you are Greek) as it messes up the routine. For Kosmar, this has been our first let down. Tolon - 6/10. Hotel Esperia - 6/10. Hotel Esperia staff - 4/10.

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 July 2007

What a great fortnight we had at the Hotel Esperia and the village of Tolon. Hotel staff very friendly, especially Katie. Rooms adequate and breakfast, for Greek hotels, very good. Position right across from the best part of the beach. You must eat at Chez Gilles on main street and Taverna Romvii on the beach, having said that we did not have a bad meal our whole stay. Visiting musts include beautiful Naplion which can be easily and cheaply visited by local bus and Corinith Canal and Epidavros Theatre but these are better visited on organised trips approx cost 50euro but well worth it.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Alanormerod
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Reviewed 13 May 2007

We took our holiday in September 2006
The Hotel is situated at the end of the bay of Tolo,no noise in the evening and a lovely stroll up the main drag for the evening drink to watch the world go by and a lovely meal at one of the many resturants cooking a variety of meals,the fish was excellant.
The beach was just across the road and the umbrellas and sunbeds on the beach had the added advantage of a plastic bowl filled with water to wash the sand off your feet to keep the sunbed sand free-great idea!!!
Naflion is a bus ride away and worth visiting,so much to see,with an outside cinema.
Would love to return.

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Buttercup243
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Reviewed 8 February 2005

We stayed in the Esperia in Tolo last October 2004. We stayed for 7 days on half boardand we cannot praise both the hotel and Tolo in general enough!!

The room was fantastic, with free air conditioning and free safe..... ultra clean and very comfortable. The Hotle is literally a step off the beach with beautiful golden sand and crystal clear water. The locals were amongst the friendliest we have ever encountered, and nothing was of any trouble to ensure our holiday was a hit.

The Hotel done a buffet style breakfast and was plentiful. We stayed half board and the evening meal was faultless.... sometimes too much in portions..... 3 course every night then finish off the night at the pool side bar with happy hours and on one night all the drinks for the first hour were free!!.

Our Rep from First Choice was fantastic, originally from Sheffield so fully aware of what the brit abroad was after!!! we booked three trips through the rep all great value. We visited Olympia to the original site of the olympics, then also visited the museum and other features all excellently told by our guide who was both passionate and so informed on the matter.

We also visited Athens, up the Acropolis and to other sites in the city..... and we also booked a cruise and a Bar B Q on a remote island... the cruise boat was owned and run by the reps husband and it was fantasic what a day we went snorkelling and stopped on the island where all the food and wine was supplied free..... trully unforgettable.

I cannot rave enough about Tolo what a beautiful place... the town (only 5 mins from hotel) was plentiful in fine eating places...... seafood to die for... and plenty of drinking holes.... especially Gorrilas in the town what a place great music as you sit on the roadside watching life go by... no need to reorder your drink,, the waitress knows what you want and as you drain your last glass hey presto another appears......

We also visited Napflion by cruise at night what a place..... shopped till we dropped and the prices were very comparable...

I cannot say too much ( as you have seen) but i cannot recommend Tolo enough to anybody... its as lively or as quiet as you want it.... but all I say is you MUST go to TOLO once before you die....... its heaven

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Reviewed 14 September 2017
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Address: 2 Kastrakiou & Nafpliou, Tolon 210 56, Greece
Region: Greece > Peloponnese > Argolis Region > Tolon
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant
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Ranked #35 of 40 Hotels in Tolon
Price Range: £73 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Esperia 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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