I was disappointed with my stay at Monika Apartments. I visited with my girlfriend for a week. We stayed in a double room on the ground floor of the main block (despite having booked a room on the first floor).
On arrival the bathroom was dirty; I was very reluctant to touch the taps; the shower, toilet seat and flush button had stains on it. The shower curtain was also very dirty. The other main issue with the bathroom was that at certain times of day there was no hot water to shower with. It seemed to be around 6 to 7 pm which I assume is due to everyone else having a shower at the same time and the apartment block running out of hot water temporarily.
The self catering facilities are virtually non existent. Don’t come and stay here with the intention of realistically being able to cook yourself any decent food. The kitchen sink was hidden in a cupboard and more worryingly there was no hot water connected; I’d never imagine washing up at home without using hot water.
The room itself was just about acceptable but the TV didn’t work and the blankets had stains on. Air conditioning was an extra 35 euros and was very useful, although all the air conditioning units leaked onto the passageway outside and left smelly water all over the floor, and often you would get dripped on whilst walking back to your room.
The rooms should have been cleaned everyday, but they weren’t unfortunately. They were not cleaned on the days when there was a large changeover of holiday makers as the staff seemed too busy. This is particularly a problem when the used toiled paper bin isn’t emptied (as you can’t flush loo roll down the toilet in Greece). Also, a couple of times the door to the outside veranda was left unlocked by the cleaners.
Another thing worth mentioning is that we were refused clean towels. They are changed once a week, but ours were unfortunately blown onto the floor whilst drying outside and the stray cats(of which there were a few) sat on them. When we asked for them we were told there weren’t enough available. The towels are also only hand washed (you can see the cleaning staff doing so during the day time). When dealing with the british receptioninst we found her very rude and patronizing. We are a younger couple (20-30) and it appeared that she treated us differently to families and older couples.
The Olympic rep was also very unhelpful when we mentioned that we were refused clean towels. My annoyance about this has grown as I’ve just read a review below mentioning that they were given clean towels on request.
There are a few good things worth mentioning:
The bar and cleaning staff are all very polite and friendly.
The bar is very clean and reasonably priced for most snacks.
There is free wi-fi in the bar area.
The pool area was very clean and there were plenty of sun beds for everyone and free use of inflatable li-los and balls.
Despite the good points I couldn’t recommend anyone else to go here and I definitely would not go back.
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