As above I generally don't write reviews but I am making an exception. My fiancee booked our 2-week holiday, which we went on with her parents. After it had been booked, I looked around on the internet and found some bad reviews which I want to address for the benefit of any others looking to book a holiday at Sunny View.
The main complaints were about breakfast, George's pushiness with regards to attending the BBQ on a Tuesday night, problems with insects and the shower curtain being inadequate (meaning a soaking floor).
We paid a reasonable price for bed and breakfast at Sunny View and after reading reviews on other websites I did have concerns before we went about all of the above, which were completely gone after a day or two at the Hotel. Firstly, breakfast might be seen by some as basic, but the reviews saying the food was cheap and bad quality are complete rubbish. Rolls, bread (for toast or sandwiches), cornflakes, "coco pops", butter, a selection of jams, cheese and ham are all available, as well as some fruit. Coffee, hot water and tea bags are also provided for hot drinks and orange juice if you prefer. This is as the same every day but you can pay £3.50 for a cooked breakfast and still have as much tea/coffee/juice as you like. I heard no complaints about any of the food and don't have any of my own. If you get bored of the cold food available pay 3.50 euros and have a cooked breakfast which is very nice and cooked by Katerina.
We didn't find George at all pushy about the BBQ, and to be fair if you don't want to go then you're missing out. It's an evening well worth the money and the food is excellent and there was always plently. Food is followed by Karaoke which was always very entertaining!
George is very proud of his BBQ and his sons carry it off brilliantly.
The only problems we had with insects were mosquitos. I recommend taking some sort of repellent or insect spray with you if you do intend to visit Sunny View because they are a pest. This aside, you will only find the insects you'd expect to see in that part of the world. Crickets, moths and butterflies, flies, beetles etc etc none of which we had in our room (with the exception of mozzies of course). We did not see any cockroaches at all but did see some "bugs" which you could assume were cockroaches I suppose. Complete rubbish if anybody says otherwise re: cockroaches. Not a problem at all.
The shower curtain does it's job in helping to stop water getting on the floor, but the design of the bathrooms lends itself to a wet floor any way (with drainage outside of the shower tray for any water that does escape). You can minimise this obviously by having the shower curtain inside the tray. Our floor got wet every day when we showered but I don't see it as a basis to complain. It's a bathroom. It happens?!
Really only wanted to write a review to stop other people having the doubts I did. Our group of 4 were all very impressed with Sunny View and are eager to go back again next year! We were one of few groups who were staying at the hotel for the first time. Most have been going back for years and years and are very happy to keep spending their money there, as I will be over coming years.
The family are all lovely, friendly and approachable and Francis and George in particular are excellent and very whitty and entertaining. Both more like friends than members of staff by the end of two weeks and we were all very sad to have to leave them and can't wait to see them again in 2013.
Please do ignore bad reviews as I'm sure you won't be disappointed with Sunny View or the family who work had to make it the success it is - and if you do have any problems you only need to let someone know and they will work tirelessly to sort it for you.
Frances is a football fanatic and supports Liverpool and his Greek team, Olympiacos, who I'm pleased to report were beaten by Arsenal 3 goals to 1.
Thanks to all at Sunny View for a brilliant two weeks full of good memories and hopefully see you all again in 2013.
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