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“FANTASTIC, year after year!”
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Jimmy Studios
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

It is now my 5th year staying at Jimmy's apartments so its only fair I leave my feedback this time around. Great location situated away from the main road but just walking distance. Dimitri, Kathi and Nico are so welcoming and in my opinion will go above and beyond to make your stay a memorable one. The young Dimitri, a great character serving drinks all day long from his bar which is detailed with Elvis memorabilia (he even sings like him!) and much more! The apartments are clean and tidy spread around the wonderful gardens that Nico keeps maintained with beautiful flowers and plants. The pool area is lovely to relax around and snacks are also available upon request from the pool bar. I have stayed in 5 star hotels when in Greece before, this is by no means 5 star but if I had a choice i would stay here every time, its value, its fun!!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Had a most amazing holiday at Jimmy's. The apartments are very clean with everything you need for self catering, We have never felt so welcomed and looked after! Jimmy and his wonderful family cannot do enough for you, Yes you are only given a hand towel on arrival but you only have to ask! We had two within 5 minutes of asking which were changed very regularly along with the bedding which was spotless! The apartments are set in beautiful gardens which are regularly tended and we often had little gifts left outside our apartment from the vegeatable garden. The pool area is perfect and as for the bar it's a pleasure to be in there with Jimmy and his lovely family! Greek night is super with great home cooking and plenty of entertainment! Elvis appears as well!! We will return to these apartments as we cannot fault them and had such a wonderful holiday!! See you soon Jimmy!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank jackie p
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

We had read the reviews on here and I really wish I had paid more attention to the other person who had rated this accommodation as terrible.

Whilst Dimitri is extremely welcoming on arrival, this does not in anyway make up for the dreadful state of the accommodation. It is all in much need of refurbishment and the kitchen equipment definitely needs to be replaced.

Our beds were extremely uncomfortable, so much so that we had to use our blankets to lessen the fact that we could feel springs digging into our backs.

We we only provided with hand towels and we were about to ask for some others when I overheard our neighbours asking for some, only to be told "it's self catering - you have to sort your self out". Now I have been to loads of self-catering places before; villas particularly. And all provide you with sufficient towels. They didn't even provide a tea-towel! None of this was made clear in the booking information.

As for the cleaning, this was non-existent! The only thing they did was to empty the rubbish, straighten the beds and fold the sheets up. It wasn't cleaned once - and you could tell because surfaces weren't wiped down.

Throughout the week, we considered moving to another hotel. In the end we only stayed because of the proximity to the beach and because we couldn't really afford to spend out more on accommodation costs.

However, the weather turned on the last couple of days and, having being told that on our last day we would have to vacate the room at ten, leave our luggage out to be collected in the rain, and that we wouldn't be picked up until 2pm, we decided we had had enough.

We packed up our stuff and booked into a beautiful hotel in Skiathos Town.

The other thing that you need to be wary of is that from the end of October, Skiathos begins to close up... Not so bad if the sun is shining... But not so great if the weather is bad.

I really liked Skiathos, but there are much better places to stay.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
9  Thank SBerney-Edwards
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

If you want value for money self-catering with the friendliest people in Skiathos then this is the place for you! Dimitri is the ultimate host who cares passionately about his guests. He always has a smile on his face, knows your name from Day 1 and spends all of his time ensuring that you're being taken care of. Don't expect state of the art accommodation...this is a small Greek island after all! What you will get is a very basic 'everything you need' type of experience; very clean, very practical and quirky beyond belief. If you expect everything to match then this isn't the place for you but we loved every minute of it! We are already looking to book our return to this beautiful island and are set on making Jimmy's Apartments the place we want to stay. We already consider this lovely man our friend and can't wait to see him and his mum and dad next year!

Room Tip: Not much to choose between any of the rooms but Number 7 worked for us
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Wendy L
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Never been to skiathos before, first holiday away together as a couple and certainly didn't let us down. Great location easy access to Skiathos town by bus, great tavernas around jimmy's as well as in Skiathos. Jimmy is very welcoming and such a lovely man, even if your not stopping at jimmys studios you should definitely come to his bar as he is more than welcome to have you. Rooms are very basic but comfortable. Overall we have made a friend for life and will be back to visit.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Jess N
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I have been to Skiathos several times, but this location is perfect. From the beautiful gardens, lovely apartments with TV and air con. to the fantastic family that runs it all. Beach 10mins walk away. Bus 5 mins walk.
Enjoy a day by the lovely pool with its bar serving drinks and snacks. Dimitris and his parents, Katerina and Nico, are always on hand to help.
There are good tavernas just a few minutes walk away, then back to Dimitris bar for a beer or Ouzo nightcap.

HEAVEN !!!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

thank so much to jimmy/dimitri/elvis for a fantastic week of friendship fun and relaxation.had a great bbq night where you had the chance to dance sing and chat with most of the other guests who you maybe only said hi to before, fab night had by all !
pool was just right temperature to cool down no problem getting sunbed. great gardens quiet location great rooms,coulndnt fault it , great tavernas nearby,bus 5 mins walk beach 10 mins walk. dont miss this gem xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank Jackie S
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Additional Information about Jimmy Studios

Address: Platanias, Agia Paraskevi 370 02, Greece
Location: Greece > Sporades > Skiathos > Agia Paraskevi
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Agia Paraskevi
Price Range: $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the astonishing Skiathos island in the secluded studios and apartments that make up Jimmy Studios. Located at Agia Paraskevi - Platanias settlement over a tranquil spot, these spacious airy accommodations are an intimate retreat oasis in the midst of vibrant Skiathos splendor. ... more   less 
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