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“very basic- small-”
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Marina Apartments
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“very basic- small-”
Reviewed June 30, 2011

just arrived back from the Marina Studios , found my own alternative apartment after 3 nights of 14 here, at my cost., couldnt stand it anymore..Cell like basic room ,dark ,hardly an apartment, as no separate area for seating, just a sofa very near to the bed , fridge+2 cooking rings on tiny walkway to tiny bathroom which smelled damp and fusty,sitting on loo with head on sink!!shower up against your left side -so small,-- floor tiles in main room dirty ingrained oil build up on walk way -(white under bed 0, 2 light switches hanging loose off wall -wall mounted hairdryer broken , not replaced ,just another vanity unit on top of drawers loose so every time you picked it up ,you had to hold the whole lot up ! advertised with Thomson as sea view , never has been near to the sea, view of bar across the road , run entirely by english ,very friendly. very loud until late, karyoaki and quiz nites .If you like traditional greek holidays i,d adivse not to go here. The only saving grace is the clean sheets on the bed changed daily , the torn up frayed towel for a bath mat is at least clean , As you will have percieved by now , not impressed ,

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 20, 2010

Booked very late with Thomson. Price was reasonable so we got what we paid for. A reasonable break. Love the luggage arrangements. cases taken direct by lorry from airport. No hassle. 35 minute ferry crossing to get you in holiday mood.
Marina Apartments are family run and are on two sides of a road in an area called Golden Beach just to the north of Skala Portamia.
The main apartments/studios face north so get no sun on the balconies at all. The other side of the road has about 6 apartments/studios, a pool and the bar area. It faces south and gets the sun all day. Average age when we got there was around 60 and not many 60 year olds want disco music til 2.30am but thats what we got. Plus a quiz night plus kareoke. Add to this a train that goes occasionally at 8pm,9pm 10pm and sometimes during the day it is not a peaceful place. Add in that its the only pool bar and you might get the picture. Thomson of course make no mention of this.
The rooms are reasonable and on 3 levels, reasonably fitted out, reasonable wet room with shower, sink toilet and a bog bin. Reasonable kitchen fitment with enough utensils for 3. No chairs. Double standard bed with firm mattress and a single as well. More coat hangers than the local M&S shop.
Safe 10 Euros, (a week) Air con 30 Euros (a week).
The maid service was nothing short of fantastic. The whole place was spotless. They must use the total bleach output of Domestos in a week. Towels and bed linen changed twice weekly at least. Reasonable quality. Best part is that you can drink the water and its cold.
Pool bar run by Marina and Angie (she of the broken collarbone and ribs. Shows what happens when you fall off scooters with no gear on). Not cheap by any standards but good measures and always a smile. Both are Brits and know their way around the area.
The big drawback is the noise from the poolbar and there is no need for it.
The beach is down the road, max 5 minutes through the camping site. Beautiful white sand for about a mile in either direction. Sunbeds a plenty at a cost.. As it was end of season they seemed to be free. You have to walk a fair distance to find a taverna on the beach but its no hardship. Plenty of taverna's to choose from. Finikens was rated in another review but we thought it poor compared to d'Oro next door.
Car hire, see Tony at hertz just past the supermarket. Deals to be had. Roads are so quiet its like driving back in the 1960's. Until that is, you buy petrol. 1.60 euro's litre. Greece is suffering and we all have to pay. I believe the VAT is now at 25%
I suppose if you are under 40 this would be a great place to stay but it was way too noisy for me and I wont be back to Marina.
The Island is a different matter and we will be back there.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Marina Apartments
Address: Chrisi Amoudia Panagia Thassos, Golden Beach 64004, Greece
Location: Greece > Northeast Aegean Islands > Thasos > Golden Beach
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Golden Beach
Number of rooms: 7
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