Myself and my husband went here for a week at the end of June, we booked direct with Monarch Holidays. I understand that The owner also owns some apartment called Rhea that you can book direct with her.
We arrived at about 2pm , our room was not quite ready for us so we went to the Taverna across the road and had a much welcome cold beer. Our room was ready about 15 mins later so no problem at all. We had a studio on the ground floor, it was spotless and very well furnished. We had a double bed, lots and lots of hanging space and lots of hangers provided too. The bathroom was modern, a very small shower which had hot water constantly when we needed it.
There was a TV but, no English channels, not a problem for us at all. The kitchen was very well appointed, my only wish would have been for a toaster. There was a balcony outside, as we faced sideways there was not much privacy, as people were walking past to the pool area.
Next time I would request an upstairs room for that reason. Cleaned everyday to a very high standard, clean towels provided constantly. There is also a small area of books for you to swop, so no need to take lots with you.
The swimming pool was fab, comfortable sun loungers, never crowded, plenty of shade. There is not a bar but I think this is an advantage as it keeps the area free from visitors from other apartments, which means there are always sun loungers available for the guests. Most of the time there were only a couple of people there, so it was like having your own private pool.
There are a few very good tavernas very close to the apartments and a supermarket across the road. We just had breakfast on the balcony and ate out for all other meals. Prices were very reasonable. We paid €40 for air on, well worth it. Didn't bother with Wi-fi as lots of restaurants offered free Wi-fi so checked emails then.
We hired a quad bike for 3days, good fun. It cost €30 euro a day, had one of the newer ones as they have a reverse gear.
We spent a few hours by the pool at Angels, very friendly family and it appeared to have a lot of repeat guests staying there. We saw the rooms and they were ok.
Our apartments were just off the main road, it could be quite busy to walk along to town and no pavements so not ideal for everyone , especially if you had young children. Most of the accommodation was on this road though. If I was going to this area again, I might be tempted to stay in Rhea Apartments, I preferred that end of the town.
We organised taxi transfers direct with the owner at a cost of €80 return. Well worth it , as we saw tour operators herding people around like cattle at the airport on the return. Indeed they were having to queue up outside the airport doors, in the blazing sun with no shade because they insist on getting you there so early. We walked straight to the check in desks after everyone else had booked in and even got extra leg room seats at no extra costs. Just asked at the desk.
I would recommend these apartments with no hesitation and I'm hard to please!
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