We previously stayed here some years ago and had a wonderful holiday. We used to hop aboard the funicular and have lunch at the fabulous beach taverna and at night we would take the little ferry into Skiathos town, to take our pick of all the busy restaurants. Happy memories.
This time, it was different. Very different.
For a start, on arrival we were told that half board was compulsory on our self-catering holiday. Then, that the funicular was 'out of order'. It must have been out of order for a very long time indeed because there were trees growing on the line.
Instead of being in one of the bungalows as per our booking, we were put in the main hotel. This was described as an upgrade but it turned out that everyone staying there that week had been put in the hotel - all in adjoining rooms, probably to make it easier for the cleaners. The noise was a significant problem.
Because we were on the blessed half board, we ate breakfast in the hotel - the same every day and fairly uninspiring. Do not, on any account, consider scrambled eggs. Dinner was most disappointing of all - the hotel has bought the beach taverna. So now it offers a very limited menu of uninspiring dishes. Hardly anything for vegetarians, which is unheard of in a Greek taverna and when I asked if they could possibly do a stuffed tomato (try finding ANY taverna without that on the menu) the waiter simply shook his head and said that wouldn't be possible - without even asking in the kitchen. It wouldn't be possible of course, because they don't have to try. They can serve half-hearted meals which would leave the place empty anywhere else and rely on all the poor unfortunate residents who have been hit with surprise board arrangements.
There is only Wi-Fi in selected parts of the main Reception and there are over 400 steps between the hotel and anywhere.
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