My wife booked our 2 week 2014 self catering Holiday to Cyprus on May 1st last year. She had a phone call yesterday from our tour operator to say the Hotel had double booked our accommodation. We had paid extra to have a Sea view, booking early gave us the best opportunity to achieve this, and it was an option to pay extra to ensure this. The Hotel has kindly offered us £20 compensation to move to accommodation without a sea view. Naturally this is somewhat disappointing. I’m aware booking early counts for nothing in these matters. And in our experience double booking is not uncommon.
The tour company has at least escalated this to area manager level. So maybe we will be OK.
However we have also been given the option to book another holiday. Quite honestly I don’t fancy staying with that Hotel chain now at all. Being confirmed lovers of Greek holidays I would not hesitate in booking a Holiday to Skiathos instead. From the You Tube videos I’ve seen it does look verdant and very beautiful.
Practically though I would still want to consider a few things.
Would if the cost of self catering and also eating out in Skiathos be a big premium compared to the busy east coast side of Cyprus? In our experience some Greek destinations give you much better value than others, (Say Zante compared to Rhodes). Expenses have to be of some consideration.
I wonder if the relative small size of Skiathos would mean less excursion possibilities.
And also if the Greek authenticity is somewhat diminished a little again due to its size.
My preference would be to stay in the resort of Koukounaries. Are there any draw backs to this resort?
Any feedback would be very welcome.
RobEdited: 5:09 pm, January 11, 2014