We just came back from a week's stay at the Tesoro Blu. Everything was excellent, I am hard-pressed to think of anything new to say and any criticisms are so small they're hardly worth mentioning.
Every single member of staff was brilliant; they just cannot do enough to help you and they are so friendly. We received a welcome drink of tropical fruit juice on arrival, and after a 4 hour flight and hour's drive from the airport, it was very gratefully received. It was lovely to have the golf buggies to take us and our cases to our room as it was a bit of a walk. The hotel is built into a valley so some of the rooms are quite a walk away from the main hotel area. For us it was not a problem but I think if you have trouble walking you may want to request a room closer to the main hotel area.
The room was great - the MOST comfortable bed I've ever slept on! Air con is practically silent, shower is amazing and we were particularly grateful for the toiletries! One of our cases was lost on the way out, so to find toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower gel and shampoo was a godsend when you feel grubby, tired and annoyed! There is also a hair dryer in the bathroom. Also, the room was really, really quiet. There are tea and coffee facilities, but they don't replenish the things you use. We're used to things being replenished when we stay in hotels in the UK, but it was no big deal. If you really can't live without a cuppa then you can always pop to the supermarket that's just a few yards down the road. There is a fridge in the room that you can use to store your own items.
The food in the hotel was great. I know some people on here say it's a bit repetitive and not "Greek" enough but we were perfectly happy with it. We found it all to be delicious and the variety was fine, in our opinion. Some things were different every night, and some things the same e.g. salads - which I think is to be expected. But I think the chefs are to be congratulated on cooking consistently good, tasty food for large numbers of people. Breakfast was the same every day, but there is a wide choice. Cereal, bread, fruit, yoghurt, ham, cheese, scrambled egg, bacon, beans, etc., juice, tea and coffee... What more could you ask for?
The White Bar is really, really popular in the evening and for good reason. The bar staff have clearly been trained well in cocktail-making, and I have to say the mojitos were the best ones I've ever had :) They certainly aren't stingy on the measures either, so bear that in mind before you go crazy - particularly at happy hour!
Entertainment in the evenings is really good - Ollie is an amazing trumpeter and Hollis was brilliant. We enjoyed listening to some chilled-out jazz whilst eating, and things would pick up later with a lot of people shimmying on the dance floor :)
We did go into Skala some nights just for a change, and there are plenty of places to choose from. The only problem with going into Skala is the lighting. I don't know whose responsibility it is, but there is a stretch of road just outside of the hotel that has no pavement and no lighting. Walking back from Skala in the dark can be a bit dodgy because the cars tend to come down that stretch of road pretty fast. If you have a torch you can fit in your handbag I would advise taking it, wish we'd had one. Hopefully in the future the hotel/local council will install a few street lamps to make it safer.
Walking into Skala takes about 20 minutes; it's not a bad walk really, but depends on your level of fitness and ability to cope with the heat. We always jumped straight into the pool once walking back!
The pool area is great; the pool itself is perfect and there are plenty of sun loungers around. There are free hotel towels to use, and a bar at one end where you can order drinks and food. You can hire private loungers that do look very comfortable, but for 45 euro we didn't think it was worth it. You do get a bowl of fruit and sparkling wine included in that price, but personally we would prefer to use the free sun loungers and save our money for other things.
We didn't use the spa during our trip but it was open, and seemed to have a good choice of treatments at fairly standard spa prices.
There are a couple of computers you can use in the reception area, and a good stock of books to borrow as well.
Overall, we really enjoyed our trip and would definitely recommend the Tesoro Blu.
- Also Known As:
- Tesoroblu Hotel And Spa
- Tesoroblu Hotel Skala