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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- Also Known As:
- Esperia Hotel Tolo
- Hotel Esperia Greece/Tolon