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“Good Value, Great Location”
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Lake Studios
Ranked #12 of 12 Hotels in Koukounaries
Cheltenham
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30 reviews
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“Good Value, Great Location”
Reviewed July 23, 2009

Quite a basic hotel with small but adequate rooms. The staff weren't the most attentive you will find but keep the rooms very clean. The location is excellent and using the old adage you get what you paid for, this is good value for money.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2009

We stayed in the Lake Appts in Sept 2008. We had a fantastic holiday and cant wait to return! Skiathos is a beautiful island with amazing scenery and very friendly people. The Lakes accommodation was above average. Extremely clean and staff were very helpful - however theere was a language barrier! But this did not seem to cause much difficulty. While we were holidaying in Skiathos our airline (XL.COM) went bust. The staff in the appts were very accomodating and made us feel very welcome - we even got an extra day at the beach! Koukanaries is THE area to stay while in Skiathos. We dined at The Village Restauraunt a couple of times, and recieved excellent service and food. The waiting staff were very friendly also. We dined at Capains Restauraunt twice! However the first was excellent, the food was tasty and we were plied with wine... we returned - sober - the service was appaling, the food arrived in minute portions and we left hungry, and sober!!! On several occassions we took the bus into town. This service was quite regular and cheap. The beaches were amazing and we had a dilemma every day - which wonderful beach would we go to that day? - they were all wonderful. One trip we would recommend would be the Boat Trip Around the Island, the views were brilliant!!

  • Liked — closeness to the beach
  • Disliked — it was not a typical hotel, it was more like a studio.
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 17, 2007

We stayed at the Lakes appartments for two weeks, there were four of us, two sharing a room, so two rooms in all.

The rooms are a bit on the small side but they were spotlessly clean. The two people who ran the complex worked tirelessly every day, rooms were cleaned every day except Sunday and towels and bedding were changed every 2 to 3 days.

The pool was cleaned out every morning and there were plenty of sunbeds and parasols for general use.

Air conditioning is available at a cost of 5 euros a day and during the heatwave it was much appreciated!!

The Lakes is in a good situation, not far from the local supermarket where the staff are extremely friendly, and in good walking distance from some of the best beaches on the island.
I would thorughly recommend Hera which is the restaurant next door to the appartments with the best food and staff around!!

Bus stops are less than 2 minutes walk away and they run every15 minutes.

Enjoy your stay!!!

Stayed July 2007
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed August 13, 2006

Returned on 9th August 2006.
The Lakes, we found, was ideal for us especially as I was on crutches and the ground floor only had a few steps.
The location was lovely with a nice view across the lake.
The appts were adequete bearing in mind that you only spend a small time there and most of that is to sleep.
They are cleaned everyday, with new towels and bedding every two or three days.
We spent most of our time at The Muses next door as they had a good pool bar and you could also get a lunchtime snack.
Eating out in the evening, we found the best places were The Golden Beach, The Muses, and Captains (Old wooden taverna set back from road) where the mixed fish for two was excellent and would have fed four!
Bearing in mind I was on crutches and in a wheelchair( hired from Import Mobility Products in Skiathos town), I found the resort very pleasant and quite suitable for people with mobility difficulties.
Hope you find this all useful. James and family.

  • Liked — Easy access, and a nice quiet location.
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 5, 2006

We just got back from a wonderful trip in Skiathos. Our accomodations at the Lakes Apartments were okay. We had no air con and the shower set-up is brutal. You actually shower with the toilet. There is no way to close the shower curtain with the toilet in the way so the floor is constantly wet. Very annoying. The staff is very small (two people) but are very nice. The rooms were cleaned daily (except Sunday) but we did not get fresh towels everyday. The is a fridge which is adequate.

The best aspect of the place is its' location. You are only a very short walk from Koukounaries, Big and Small Banana beaches, and Ag. Alari (which has amazing sunsets) two bus stops, and the local supermarket. The neighboring Muses Hotel has excellent food and a great bar. If you go say hello to Ria (the bartender) for us.

We highly recommend staying on the Koukounaries end of the island as nearer Skiathos Town is not nearly as picturesque and is very crowded. The Muses Hotel, Golden Beach, or Panorama really need to be the top of your list if you want an affordable, comfortable, and relaxing stay.

  • Stayed July 2006
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Property: Lake Studios
Address: Koukounaries 37002, Greece
Location: Greece > Sporades > Skiathos > Koukounaries
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #12 of 12 Hotels in Koukounaries
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Lake Studios 2*
Number of rooms: 265
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Also Known As:
Lakes Apartments Hotel Koukounaries
Lakes Apartments Skiathos
Lake Studios Skiathos/Koukounaries

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