I'm writing this review sat in the beachside bar, savouring a G&T whilst the warm sea gently laps onto the shore.
This is my first visit to Tolo so obviously my first time at the Minoa. Whilst here I've met people who are on their 12th, 13th, 20th and 30th visit to the hotel.
All the reviews on this site are spot on. The location is perfect, scenery stunning, hotel is clean and impeccably run. Fantastic service all round, with special mention to Aris in the beach bar.
Check in was swift and hassle free, the main problem being having to drag the cases across the sandy beach which literally meets the hotel steps!!
The rooms, whilst basic are spotless with large flat screen TV, Fridge and air con. The furniture is slightly dated but perfectly adequate and the bathroom has a shower over the bath.
Breakfast I thought was fab. There isn't an endless selection but there is cereal, toast, bacon or sausage, fried and boiled eggs, continental meats and cheeses, fruit and divine thick greek yoghurt plus as much tea and coffee as required. The highlight though is the view across the sea and little boats to the hills in the distance.
The food in the beach bar is fine with a good selection though we didn't eat in the hotel restaurant in the evening, preferring to try the tavernas nearby of which there are many. Try the Romvi for a great meal right on the beach. The pizzeria on the main road was great and reasonably priced but my absolute favourite is Tsiros taverna for a kebab or Gyro. It's very well priced, the food is excellent and most of the diners are greek which tells you all you need to know.
There is a Friday night boat trip to Nafplion (the former Greek capital) which is a delight. it returns around 11.30 and the sail back is fantastic with the night sky full of stars, and if you're lucky the odd shootinmg star - fantastic!
I could go on but why take my word for it? If you are looking for a relaxing break you couldn't do much better than the Minoa but you could do a lot worse. I couldn't recommend it highly enough.
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- Also Known As:
- Minoa Hotel Tolo
- Hotel Minoa Greece/Tolon