We Just arrived back from an amazing two week holiday at the Tesoro Blu. it is as all other reviews state very impressive and high quality, the Infinity pool is simply amazing with views across the road (not a busy road at all) to the sea, we had 40 degree's for the majority of the holiday and it was very very welcome!
Reception is upstairs along with the ‘Black Bar’ during our stay this wasn’t used or even opened, my understanding is that this is opened towards the end of the season when the weather turns colder, in my opinion the upper floor of the hotel is a vastly under utilised space, perhaps a quiet bar or a lounge might work there?
The main bar area is down stairs by the amazing pool, this is where all the entertainment happens at night (I will come onto that later) this area is where the owners Makis, Angela and their Father are very visible, always present in the bar day and night overseeing everything, they are very approachable and extremley friendly, this in my opinion sets the Tesoro Blu apart from others.
The bar staff Will and Miro are amazing! The Cocktails are fab (I have the bar bill to prove it!) Will makes a wicked ‘Me Julie!’ bar prices are very reasonable, they have a happy hour from 1pm until 4pm where a large beer is 2.5 Euro, they also do bar food in the happy hour, something like 6 Euro for a club sandwich which I didn’t think was too bad. After happy hour a large draught beer goes up to 3.5 Euro, they have a cocktail happy hour from 5:30 – 7:30 if I remember correctly I think the prices are around 5 Euro per cocktail rising to 7 Euro outside of this...
We booked on Half board though Thompson and to be honest the food is ok, after two weeks it was getting a bit samey if i am honest and we ate out 4 evenings in Skala to get out of the hotel and have something different. The head Chef is always around in the evening and he is very very friendly and helpful, he takes the time to explain every dish whilst you are browsing whats on offer, and he does this all night...he is a lovely man!
Tesoro also have an a la carte resteraunt, you have to pay for this though, we ate here for my wifes birthday on the evening we arrived, you have to pay 25 Euro if you want to dine in an outside tent by the pool surrounded by candles, it is very romantic and private, worth it in my view, the food is amazing here, I had Steak for the main course, and it was delicious...not a cheap experience but worth it, the meal for two (starter and main) plus the tent came in at 110 Euro, I also ordered a bottle of Champers (Verve Cliqout) and this was 100 Euro! (which I thought was steep) service both at the main buffet and the a la carte was second to none, the staff are very attentive but not intrusive, they are all a credit to the hotel! Top marks here!
The Thompson Events Guy (Jamie) is fab! He has amazing energy and is a really friendly guy, he does Aqua Aerobics in the morning which was a real laugh, he also arranges things like Cocktail making lessons, wine tasting, and greek lessons all of which are free and breaks the days up. Oli the evening singer is OK, he didn’t really mix with the guests during our stay and seemed a little stand offish...he does have a good voice, Friday nights 70’s and 80’s were great! The Thompson rep (Suzie) is visible in the hotel, she is really friendly and is often mixing in the bar with the guests which again was really nice to see.
A couple of things which are not really to do with Tesoro but are aimed at Thompson, so please be aware of...
We paid for a room upgrade of £80...we were told (after nearly a week there) that we had a third bed in our room for this payment (not a sea view or something like I was expecting!) why would I want a third bed in a couples hotel!..sounds like a con to me, also the justification was..well its only £40 per week..really! We noticed that although it is classed as a couples hotel that there were families there, mum, dad and two older teenagers! In my mind its not a couples hotel then is it! apparently it is open to people over the age of 16! the hotel has no security on and lets non residents into use the facilities if they buy food and drink...this to me compromises security and to be honest why don’t I book a cheaper hotel next time and go to the Tesoro and buy a 3.5 Euro beer and sunbath there, the question is what am I paying for then??
And the last point I wanted to make, we booked an ‘adults only’ 30 people on the trip ‘Premier Island Tour’ through Thompson, to find 35 people on the tour and two kids! The tour came with a three course meal (very nice indeed) but due to the fact the kids didn’t like what was on offer they had the menu changed for them at the resteraunt so that they could have Pizza, when we didn’t have a choice on what we ate! Thompson need to sort themselves out in my opinion, as the couples/adults thing has a different meaning to them obviously.
Overall awesome holiday, will be back!
- Also Known As:
- Tesoroblu Hotel And Spa
- Tesoroblu Hotel Skala