I was a little disappointed from the time we booked when I asked for some info on bus timetables and the response was: “It will happen”. Well it didn’t happen at all easily (8 hour wait at bus stop).
We had difficulty finding the Guesthouse but they were helpful with advice once we arrived. The room was directly off the main living area so if there were lots of people staying we wouldn’t have been able to sleep until they had all gone to bed. Our room was large but there was a lethal step down into the bathroom. There wasn’t enough light in the bathroom to see anything. The toilet seat was broken and the shower pressure was poor. One of the bedside lamps didn’t work. The queen size bed was made up with two single flat bed sheets that weren’t large enough to cover the mattress let alone tuck in. There was a quilt on the bed but it was cold so we got a blanket out of the cupboard which was really coarse and didn’t smell nice. There weren’t any flyscreens on the windows so we had to keep them closed at night.
Breakfast was a huge spread but it didn’t start until 8 and we had to leave early to get to the monasteries so couldn’t do it justice. The guesthouse has lovely views of the mountains and looks great and the communal areas are lovely. The owners are helpful and really try to do their best.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a new traditional guesthouse at the foot of Meteora in the city of Kalampaka built of wood and stone with wooden floors and ceilings, hand-painted walls and rare monastery furniture. There are six rooms,one double room, three double-bedded rooms that can accommodate up to four people each and two suites that can accommodate up to five people each. ... more less
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