In deed, “Mina Studios” is nothing similar to a hotel, neither this kind of wonderful guest houses you can find anywhere in Greece. We are currently living in Greece for three years now, and we’ve had the opportunity to enjoy dozens of small family hotels all around Greece; from our experience we always found very nice places, or at least with special Greek “flavors”. “Mina’s” is something awful. We booked this guesthouse together with another family and arrived by the end of April. Just to mention here our friends left the “guesthouse” some hours after their arrival. If our room was awful, theirs was below any reasonable acceptable level. Both rooms smelt ugly, toilets were just nauseating, no windows in the rooms, 40 years old furniture and a depressive atmosphere; believe me, nothing to do with the pictures you can see at its web. But OK, in our case we could live with it since we were in the wonderful Mykonos.
Problems came when our friends left for another hotel, of course paying fully all booked week since no agreement on paying a couple of nights as a compensation was possible. By the way, there are 5/6 very nice hotels next to “Mina’s” much, much better and less expensive as for example Petinos -4 stars-, with see views; from Mina’s you’re only able to see a 2 meters wall in front of you.
The couple who is handling “Mina” became crazy, just like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. From that moment, they started to insult, menace and treat us as criminals. And all of this in front of our 7 and 2 years old daughters. They were obsessed about the payment and they stressed us every minute we crossed them. Astonishing… When we finally left we made the big mistake to let them drive us to the airport. On the way, they kept on insulting and menacing us and when I asked them to stop it since our daughters were present, the guy stopped the car and wanted to through us out.
It has probably been the worst experience ever faced in a holiday, and I’m still wondering what is wrong with this couple handling the “guesthouse”. Very smiling at the beginning, kind of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre when they were just not happy for –still- unknown reasons for us. The only explanation we got from them is “Spanish people are always creating problems”. First time heard, and by the way, I’m not Spanish; my wife is.
In the meantime, my youngest daughter came back with 27 flea bites in her body. Since she had fever, on our way back to Athens we went to the hospital; doctor just asked us “where the hell have you been staying??”
All the above is not a revenge, we are really trying to forget this traumatic experience. Mykonos is wonderful in each of its corners, and we also spent a great time there. The point is my wife and I wouldn’t like anybody else to suffer the same experience we did. Especially with young kids involved. Please, just have a look around the hotels in the area; there are many very good and “conventional” ones with very nice staff. By the way, everybody in Platis Yialostold told us similar stories happened at “Mina’s”, it seems we are not the first ones to have suffered there.
Finally, we have started preparing legal actions on the matter, not focused on getting an answer from “Mina” but just in order to prevent other guest from suffering the same experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mina Studios is located between Platis Gialos and Psarou beach. There are restaurants, mini markets, pool bars, water sports, diving center. You'll visit Mykonos town (3,5km) by buses and by boats or walking Paraga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Agrari, Elia. Our studios and apartments offer kitchen, fridge, AC, TV, private bathroom, balcony (some with view to the sea). Free transfer (arrival/departure), daily maid service, internet access, laundry, breakfast room, car/bike hire, 18 hours reception. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mina Studios Mykonos, Greece