I loved it here & loved Skala, i cant understand some of the other reviews as I could only fault 1 thing (more on that later)
The marietta is very very clean & it is spotless & well looked after. our apartments was one of the cleanest i have ever stayed in.
The rooms are very spacious, we were located in room 3 so quite close to the main building etc & i must say some of the rooms do go really high we were suprised how high they were. looked like they had fab views & fab balcony though. we had a terrace with a table & 2 chairs & was quite good too as you seen everyone passing everynight & was fun who would say hi & who wouldnt & pretended you wernt there!!
in the room we had 2 single beds a wardrobe a dressing table with a mirror and the kitchen area (we only used the fridge so this didnt matter to us)
the bathroom was very clean too and unusually for greece you stepped into it & even had a shower curtain. the shower curtan was a bit short but done the job.
the air conditioning was 7 euros a night but it was really good & there was no way we could of managed without it as it was very hot plus there is mosquito's so could never of left the window open. also what i was impressed with is we couldnt get it the 1st day for the time we arrived & the next day they knew this straight away & only charged us for 6 days. this has never happened to me in any apartments before.
the only thing i would have a little moan about was how hard & lumpy the pillows were so if i went again i would buy some cheap pillows & take them. I def would stay again too no hesitation at all.
safety deposit box's are in the reception which is open something like 9-1 then 6-10 & you can only use your box then but we found it ok. it was 10 euros for a week too which again i think is ok.
the pool was large, we were there in august & always got a sunbed. also it was again very clean immaculate.
yes the pool does have a lot of signs up & i do think its strange you cant take plastic floaters in the pool as they are fun. however they do allow bat & ball in the pool !
there was a few chiildren when we were there & all seemed ok & def not bored, however from a couple without children i quite liked not lots of screaming going on. (sorry)
the pool bar was just for basic snacks but they were ok. we prefered to have a walk down to the beach for lunch as there was some amazing beach front restaurants. however prices in the bar at the hotel was ok 2.80 a bottle of mythos 3 euro a large beer, omlettes about 4 to 5 euros & sandwiches 4 to 5 euros.
it only took us 5 mins to skala centre & it was a ok walk , you came out of the hotel crossed the road & then went left along the path.
the beach took about 10 mins & again was a ok walk
i think skala is more for people who like traditional greece & a village feel. i loved the fact there was no karaoke bars & no entertainment. i loved that it had some lovely bars (and i would say there was at least 14 or 15 bars & thats not including some along the beach where you can drink too. there is def quite a few & a mixture of trendy ones & traditional ones.
then there is all the restaurants on top of that & there is loads. yes there is 1 main street but there is lots of side streets off it & if you explore you will be supprised what little gems you find.
i honestly loved skala i thought it was amazing & could not fault it in anyway. also the prices were the cheapest i have seen in greece in a long time. we could get a large mythos for 2 euro 50, kilo of white wine 4 euro 60 red was 6 euros. glasses of wine in bars was 2 euro to 2.50 euro & cocktails ranged from 3.50 to 5 euros.
honestly thers is so many nice bars & restaurants.
some other tips
it take about 1 hr 40 from the airport & the bends can be a bit scary as a big bus trying to get around them is a bit mad, i think the tour operators should just use small mini buses.
when you return back to the airport it is tiny so you check in & then go to a cafe/bar over from it & then back to the airport about 1 hr before you fly. the cafe is on the left side & does lovely pizzas very well prices too. make sure you dont go back to the airport too soon though as the departures is tiny as is the duty free.
when you check in too they do even weigh your hand luggage so check your def not over as they make you put it in your case if over 5 kilo & then its about £17 a kilo over.
any tips or anything you want to know just ask
- Also Known As:
- Marietta Hotel Skala