I'd like to give these studios a better review. But I can't. I had such high hopes and my partner and I chose these because of the excellent reviews, unfortunately we were to be disappointed.
Firstly the good points...they are very clean and well looked after, inside and out. The views are nice, not outstanding (there was a big tree in front of our apartment which obstructed the view) They are slightly more luxurious than your average Greek apartment. They are well equipped.
Here's where it all went wrong...
After being shown around the apartment and being brought 2 cold beers by the owner Aleca on the first day, we were left smiling at our choice of apartments and feeling pleased at the hospitality, this continued to the next day until we were just about to go out for our evening meal.
We found a note pushed under our door telling us we had disturbed and ruined the evenings sleep of Aleca and her family plus the other 40 guests the previous evening with all of our noise and we should show more respect! This was all news to my partner and I as we were in bed and asleep early that evening due to a long days travel. My partner vaguely recalled some banging and shouting in the middle of the night but Thought he'd dreamt it!
I was extremely upset and angry that we had been accused (there were 40 other guests! Was it because we are young and British?) my partner phoned her straight away (the only way you can contact her at your own expense, as you never see her again after that first day!) and asked if we could discuss the matter. We explained it wasnt us and she half heartedly apologised. She said she was out to dinner but would come and see us the morning after. It completely ruined our evening. To be told to have 'more respect' was highly insulting as we have nothing BUT respect for our hosts wherever we go. We have always become quite friendly with our hosts in the past.
We waited in the next morning to speak to her, needless to say she didn't come down to see us (it wasn't far...her apartment was directly above us!) we came back later to find a plate of figs. I guess this was her apology. It wasn't good enough! To be accused without proof in the first place was bad enough but then to receive no face to face apology....!
As for everything else.... The main road is extremely noisy, or was when we were there at least, if you want to have your doors open. The walk to the town is exhausting when it's extremely hot! Might not be so bad when it's cooler, but we were fed up of it and we are quite young and fit! And the kid playing the piano....every day....monotonous! He also likes to run and jump and bounce balls and play various instruments.......! I suppose this would have been a lot easier to tolerate if it hadn't been for the letter accusing US of noise!
All in all... The 'luxury' isn't worth it! I wish we'd have stayed at our other choice, Milos studios, which were a lot nearer the town, not on a main road, had a little bar..... Ok so no views but maybe we would have been given slightly more respect as guests!
You might have a completely different experience, and I hope you do, but this goes to the bottom of the list of all my holidays I'm afraid! In my book, if you want happy customers you don't upset them on the second day of their holiday, or if you do, you at least apologise!
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