I have just returned from the best holiday I have ever had EVER!! The Maria is just an outstanding place to stay, the boys are so really friendly and truly welcoming,even after the sometimes 22hr shifts they undertake - I doubt many of us would be so happy to do the hours they do just to make all the guests happy. They talk to you as a human being rather than in boring 'professional' talk and as a result had the whole bar laughing every night! The cleaners are just the same even with the long hours they do aswell. The place really is home from home! I have read bad reviews from other visitors on here and really cannot believe how people can say these things! The girls do a FABULOUS job! We had endless supply of loo roll, sheets were changed every other day along with sparkling white towels and every morning were greeted with a smile and a good morning! They even folded my pyjamas for me! They even came out in a torrential downpour to let us into our room as we stupidly locked ourselves out bless them and after Billy asked whether we wanted some towels whilst we waited to stop the onset of hypothermia! We stayed right by the bar entrance and had a perfect night's sleep every night, it was sad at times to close the curtain when you could see the party just about to kick off but sleep had to come ready for the fun and games the following day! The pool and pool side are spotless and big enough but small enough to have a giggle with all the other guests over the other side. The food is super super delish and oh my word, the hot chocolate is to die for! As for the group of 'regulars' taking over, we loved the place so much at night, we always went back for a 'nightcap' as there was no other place we wanted to be. Alex, Theo and Billy are such warm welcoming hosts and always encourage everyone to mingle and join in, this is how we met so many new people and made so many new friends.
People are on holiday which to most normally means people let their hair down, loosen up and have a good old chuckle and blast! If you feel uncomfortable and unwilling to mingle in the delightfully warm atmosphere then perhaps the Maria is not for you and maybe should consider a solo trek to the North Pole??
As with any holiday, your holiday is what you make it and Theo, Alex and Billy made it so amazingly wonderful and a real blast that we are already booked to go back and see them in June next year. Its going to be a hard long nine months ahead but I am grinning at the thought of going to see all the lovely people the. Keep it up guys and girls - you are the best! Yammas!
- Also Known As:
- Maria Apartments Hotel Alykes
- Maria Apartments Alykes, Zakynthos, Greece