On a budget this place is fine. The rooms are sparsely decorated: bed, aircon, bathroom, and a desk - we didn't want much else. However, the rooms need some work - they kind of feel like they may fall apart if you shut a door or window too hard. The bathroom door doesn't close properly, and has a habit of swinging open mid shower, and there is also a window near the shower so you can see people walking past as you are washing (awkward - although they probably wouldn't be able to see in); the matresses are lumpy and thin, and the rooms lack comfort or character. When we arrived there was a strong smell of soap, once that died down the smell is a little strange, but you get used to it.
The best bit about this place is the free wifi, the pool and the location. Short walking distances to bakery, supermarket and a lovely open air cinema. The busier part of town is a 10 minute walk at the most, location is perfect.
Do not come here if you are a creature of comfort, the rooms are not places where you want to spend a lot time in - which suited us fine in 35 degree heat in Paros! The place is also noisey - the rooms are all very close together, and perhaps the walls are also thin; we were kept awake by our Greek neighbour who was talking loudly and moving furniture. Pack those ear plugs if you're a light sleeper!
All in all we are happy, on a budget this place is perfect - the owners all seem nice and helpful, but for me, the rooms lacked the homely comfort which makes a place special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Katerina is a small family run operation located in Parikia, the main town and the port of Paros Island, Greece. It offers rooms, studios & apartments for 2 to 5 persons and a beautiful garden with swimming pool where you can relax and enjoy your drink. It is near the town's waterfront with a small beach for your first swim as well as cafes, bars and restaurants. The narrow lanes of the old town are a few minutes away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Katerina Studios Paros/Parikia