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Varkas Apartments
Ranked #39 of 39 Hotels in Kardamena
Reviewed July 27, 2009

from the moment we arrived we knew the varkas apartments were not very good. there was a young man unconcious outside lying in a pool of vomit.he security guard jst looked on as he seemed to choke.his response was-not my problem! the rooms are sparse,broken cooker rings,fridge that doesnt close and a shower with no means of hanging up. the sheets were replaced twice in a week with even dirtier sheets!
hte location however is very central. beware if u break anything(inc a glass) you will be charged a hell of a lot. girls be careful-the security guard has a reputation of taking advantage of women who are drunk (not a nice man)

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 9, 2008

Many of my friends and I were dreading what we would find having read other reviews however we were pleasantly surprised. We had 3 rooms and the accommodation was clean (most important) with nice balconies and fairly spacious rooms. They were basic but comfortable and I don't think there was anything much to complain about, although we did have a slight problem with our toilet that wouldn't flush - the reps/cleaners sorted this out though. I was quite shocked when I first saw the shower with no curtain and no holder for the showerhead but with practice it was fine...just be careful as the water does go everywhere making the floor pretty slippy. The cleaners came every couple of days and did a thorough job - not the best but sheets/towels were changed and floors cleaned. I would advise people to bring their own towels as they looked quite old. There were limited kitchen facilities but we only made sandwiches/pot noodles anyway and the food was fairly cheap. There is a fridge, hob and kettle, some cutlery (although not a lot) and some plates/bowls etc. Adequate for what we needed.

During our week stay we had 1 cockroach in our apartment that we caught in a glass and it was still alive when we left. There was also 1 out on the balcony that died but the apartments definitely aren’t infested and to be honest you’re abroad so what do you expect – there’s cockroaches wherever you go, it’s just down to luck really.

I was really worried that the apartments wouldn’t be safe after reading the review that people’s rooms had been broken into but there were locks on both the shutters and windows so this wasn’t an issue – we definitely didn’t feel that this was a risk. We didn’t use the safety deposit boxes but there were some available in the reception area at Varkas and at the Seva (€20/30). Our reps suggested we use these ones as Varkas reception isn’t always staffed.

The pool at the Seva is a very short walk (literally a minute) down the road so that wasn't a problem. The Varkas apartments were in the centre of everything – a 2 minute walk to a supermarket (I would advise Louis) which was just across the road from the main bar area. As well as this, the apartments were just around the corner from Status nightclub and about a 5 minute walk to Starlight’s. Munchies 24/7 (opposite Louis supermarket) did the best pizza ever…at least it tasted really good after a night out!

Everyone at the Seva and Varkas were young and out to have fun like us which was great. The 2wenty’s reps were all really friendly and they encouraged us to get ‘messy’ with them. We had an amazing time in Kardamena, made by the nightlife and people we met and we really didn’t want to come home. Based on my experience, there is no need for anyone to worry about staying in the Varkas Apartments and I would recommend Kardamena itself. We had a fantastic time.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled with friends
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Thank Lea90
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Address: Kardamena, Kardamena 853 02, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Kos > Kardamena
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Ranked #39 of 39 Hotels in Kardamena
Number of rooms: 250
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Varkas Apartments Kos/Kardamena

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