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“Basic but clean” 4 of 5 stars
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Studios Marina
Chrisi Amondia Panagia, Golden Beach 64004, Greece   |  
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Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Golden Beach
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Basic but clean”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We have just returned from Marina Apartments in Thassos, they are basic in the extreme but very clean and well positioned.
We had a one bedroom apartment, the kitchen area is smaller than the studios!! and storage is very limited. Two double beds would make sharing with older children difficult.
The pool is lovely but children are not made welcome, ours were asked to not splash, jump in etc and made to feel uncomfortable. They prefer couples who lie still and order drinks from the bar!
No blackout curtains on windows meant waking at 6:30 with the sunrise.
The walk to the beach is only a couple of minutes with sunbeds + parasol costing 5 euro with 2 bottles of water.
Lots of places to eat near by and we never had a bad meal, prices very resonable. Childrens menus are not generally available (not a problem for us).
We would return to Thassos and Golden Beach.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lichfield
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We enjoyed a great week at the Marina Studios the first week in June. This is our second visit to the Marina and we have already booked to go back next year (2014) with our son and family. The studios are comfortable and very well-equipped for self-catering. The balconies are spacious and pleasant. The water was piping hot and the shower powerful and efficient. We were greeted with courtesy and friendliness by Dimitri and the Thomson rep James was very helpful and knowledgeable. The studios are extremely well placed for the beach, supermarket and tavernas and Golden Beach is a wonderful place to stay. The accommodation is kept spotlessly clean and towels and sheets changed regularly. We would certainly recommend the Marina for anyone looking for an authentic Greek holiday.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stockport
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The Marina Studios are typically Greek. The accommodation is basic but spotlessly clean. The cleaner was excellent. My wife and I stayed for the first week of the season at the beginning of May. The transfer from Kavala was seamless and made more interesting by the short ferry journey from the mainland.

We were greeted by the owner who allocated the apartments/studios in order of booking - the early birds get the upper floors. There are no lifts and I carried our luggage up two flights of stairs. I feel sure the owner would help if required.

Our room contained a double and a single bed. The kitchen equipment was basic - two rings and a kettle. We only used the kettle as there are snack bars and restaurants within yards. There was a fridge and a small television with the BBC World News and an American news channel. There was a very good selection of books for those wishing to read while relaxing. The balcony had a table and three chairs and overlooked the Marina Pool Bar. On the first floor was a sun trap with several chairs.

Clientele have free use of the small pool in the Marina Bar which is just across the road. I believe the bar also offers snacks but I didn't see a menu. It also houses the tourist office and an Internet café. However wifi at the apartments costs 20 euros for a week which I refused to pay on principal. Several nearby bars offered free wifi. I was disappointed as wifi has been free on all my recent holidays.

The motor 'train' which goes through Skala Potamia and the old villages of Potamia and Panagia starts outside the apartments. There is also a bus stop although the service hadn't started when we stayed. There were no English cigarettes - I understand they were expected later in the month. The nearest ATM is on the outskirts of Skala Potamia which is a bit of a walk. However money can be exchanged in the tourist office and the local Macedonia supermarket which also sold fresh bread.

The restaurants were all good and we didn't have a poor meal. The Enavlion was the best and we also visited Sotiris (wonderful Saganaki), Finikas and Playa da Oro. About 80 yards from the apartments is the Palude snack bar which sold really tasty gyros for 2.40 euros. The locals were regular customers for takeaways.

We only took one trip - the jeep safari. It was made more enjoyable by the driver, Nikos, who spoke good English and provided plenty of information. One word of warning - the toilet arrangements for the day are al fresco! The day after the trip James, the friendly and helpful Thomson rep., gave us a CD of photos taken on the trip. A nice touch.

All in all it was a relaxing trip but next time we would go a couple of weeks later when everything is up and running.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Middlesex
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for a quiet break . Spotlessly clean , excellent location just down the road from beach . Fantastic staff but extremely late bar noise . The noise actually interrupted our sleep and this was such a shame as otherwise we had a lovely stay .

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

1. The Marina, What a super base to holiday from, our room was opposite the bar- no problems with noise as others have reported. The staff are brilliant, the pool is big enough, beds cumfy.Will be going back.
2. Golden beach. As two sixty year olds with a seven year old (foster child), we found the perfect getaway, Quiet and peaceful and simple. didn`t have a sub standard meal at any of the places we visited. The beach is smashing and the sea is as warm as bathwater.
3. Dillan. To the lovely people who encouraged Dillan (our foster child) to learn to swim I am happy to report that from standing scared in the childs part of the pool on our first day to our last full day when he was swimming lengths with a mask and snorkel, thank you.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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W Yorks
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We have just returned from a weeks stay, we being two fifty something's,my 33 year old daughter and my granddaughter who had her 5th b day the day after we arrived. Things went smoothly from the start, the warm welcome from Cath our Rep,the smoothness of the ferry transfer, the friendly bar staff, Angie and George and the super clean studios. The Marina is perfectly placed very close to the beach and has the tourist train on its doorstep. This runs from 7.30 each evening and makes continuous round trips to the nearest town. 4 euros return. There are numerous tavernas and restaurants within walking distance and the pool bar serves breakfasts and sandwiches. Small supermarkets are nearby. We did 3 of the trips on offer, coach around the island, boat BBQ which was brilliant with lots of swimming time and a ride on the train to villages in the hills. This was a super chilled day with lots of info and laughs along the way!(thanks George!)
The bar wasn't too busy in the evenings and we had absolutely no noise problem from it. There is a quiz night which was fun and a pool party evening. There is not much for older teenagers to do on the island and there are no groups of youths or rowdy behaviour. Our 5year old was probably the noisiest!!!!
If you want a quiet lazy holiday then this is for you. There is more to see than we did but we only had a week and it went too fast.
A really big "thank you" to Cath , George and Angie for making us feel like friends in such a short time.
We hope to return soon!
BJL and Lucy

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stroud
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

Our stay at the Marina studios was perfect. The apartments are basic, but immaculate. Our rooms were beautifully clean. A bit of noise from the bar and the tourist bus/train, but nothing that some earplugs didn't fix (but we are very light sleepers!). Golden beach is so unspoilt. No frills, just clean, friendly with a fantastic beach less than 5 minutes away in a quiet resort. Heaven.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Chrisi Amondia Panagia, Golden Beach 64004, Greece
Location: Greece > Northeast Aegean Islands > Thasos > Golden Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Swimming Pool
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