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Sapho Apartments
Ranked #23 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Nidri
Reviewed September 9, 2012

Just returned from 2 wks here (couple, son age 3 and grandma) and it was better than we had dared hope. Can only assume the lack of reviews is down to people wanting to keep it to themselves for return visits!
Booked with Manos (Thomas Cook) and were worried that it wouldn't actually be a "two bedroom apartment" as stated in the brochure. However it was - lovely and spacious - large hallway, kitchen, bathroom and two separate bedrooms, each with a balcony. Have added photos to try and show the layout etc.
Bedrooms had twin beds, built in wardrobe with 2 drawers, dressing table with 2 drawers, two bedside tables with 2 drawers, mirror, access to balcony. Bathroom was loo, basin and handheld shower. Kitchen actually had a decent toaster and a large electric kettle (luxuries!) plus the usual two cooking rings, and a good fridge with an icebox that actually worked. There was also a table and four chairs, but no storage for foodstuffs - a shelf would have been really handy. Usual assortment of mismatched cutlery, four plates and bowls, coffee can and small frying pan, glasses, small coffee cups (but only two mugs). The balconies each had a small table and two chairs, but if four of you want to eat together then there is only enough room in the kitchen.
There was a good airconditioning unit in each bedroom, with lots of different adjustments for temperature and air flow etc. The cost for this was 56 euros per week (4 euros per night per unit) which was a bit less than the £50 stated in the brochure. There was a good amount of hot water, although this did run out if the apartments were all full and we were a bit late back. However it soon heated back up. Likewise the pressure was a bit low if there was more than one shower running / loo flushing but perfectly ok.
The apartment was very clean (although our one small complaint was that there was no dustpan and brush provided), and the bins (loo and kitchen) were emptied every other day. Bed linen/towels were changed twice a week, and this was done mid to late morning so no early knocks on the door! The owner clearly took pride in her property and while we were there the shower hose was replaced, and the hem of the door curtain was repaired, without any request from ourselves.
The apartments (4 groundfloor + 2 first floor studios, and 1 first floor + 2 second floor apartments) are set back from the lane in a very pleasant setting. One minor point to note is that the (internal) stairs are marble and almost spiral. Not all of the steps are the same width as I found out to my cost when I slipped down four of them on the second day, and there is only a handrail on the narrow inside of the staircase.
Our balconies were at the front of the property (see photos for views) and I think we got the best ones. The other 3rd floor apartment appeared to have one forward facing balcony and presumably one at the rear but there is no access round the side of the property so I don't know what this overlooked.
There is another two storey block in front of the Manos/Apollo ones which appears to be private holiday lets at the back and residential at the front, and the owner lives in the building fronting the lane. (The lane in question is the "road" leading from Nidri Main Road to the Waterfalls). There is a vacant lot to the side of the apartments, and beyond that is the Main Road, so it's a very convenient position without suffering from noise. On the other side is the carpark for the George Hotel, and then the Hotel itself - again we weren't troubled by any noise.
All in all a really lovely place to stay and thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 16, 2012

I visited Nidri in October 2011 it was the very end of the season so the apartments closed on our last day. I was in a ground floor room, found it basic but clean. No noise problems. I loves sitting on my balcony taking in all the flowers, fruit and veg growing near by and the chickens!! Had a kitten visit me regularly but was no hassle. I was able to use the pool at the nearby George hotel and only a minutes walk from the main shops and restaurants.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 8, 2011

Just returned from a week at the Sapho, we had a three bed appt for two. Whilst the bathroom was a little cramped the rest of the appt. was fine. Toaster, kettle big fridge, plent of cutlery ,pots and pans. Nicely furnished, beds didnt squeak, kept clean and quiet at night. Swimming pool 50 metres away.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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11  Thank Magray39
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Reviewed September 27, 2010

Just returned from a week staying self catering at the Sapho apartments , Nidri.
We had a 2 bed apartment which was very spacious and a 1 bed apartment which was fine for 2 but would have been a cramp for 3. The apartments look like theyve been recently renovated , the normal basic pine furniture etc and were extremely good value for money. They only got cleaned once a week but bins etc emptied everyday. The use of the pool and bar at the George hotel was very handy, although the pool area is very dated and could do with an overhaul. We felt that our bargain apartments were much nicer than the rooms at the George . The location was great, close enough to the port where the views were stunning, we never went to the beach but it looked lovely.
We took the boat trip on the Odysseus, great fun and value for money, visiting Meganissi and the Onassis island of Skorpios .We all had a great time and as 3 of us ( out of the 6 that went) are travel agents , we all said it was somewhere we will recommend to our friends and clients. However, we did feel the resort was not suitable for young women travelling on their own, they did get pestered by the local boys especially if they had blonde hair!

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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7  Thank terilaine
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Address: Nidri, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Lefkada > Nidri
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Ranked #23 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Nidri
Number of rooms: 16
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Sapho Apartments Nidri, Lefkada

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