Ross W has it right, you get what you pay for. I've no idea what Helen G is on about as there is no way 8 people could fit in one of the apartments, and her review suggests that all 8 were in one room; and it is not a hotel as she states, it is entirely self catering units; the staff in the restaurant were very friendly, and the food was of good quality. And why would you spend 67 euro on the weighing machine? That's just madness.There are loads of empty check in desks in the airport where you can weigh your bags for free.
Anyway, these are not luxury apartments, and that is reflected in the price. The pros are the place is quiet at night in general, it is cheap and clean [despite other reviews I've read saying it's dirty; my apartment certainly wasn't and neither were any of the others I was in]; the on site supermarket carries all of what you would need, including things like HP sauce etc, and is not outrageously overpriced. The internet facilities are high speed.
The cons are, the complex is a bit out of the way - a taxi is needed to go most anywhere, although the taxis are cheap; and, despite the cheap price, I do think it is a cheek of them to 'rent' the kettles, coffee makers, fans etc. This is just a cynical money making exercise, and I've never come across this before. It really isn't good customer relations, as it is definitely the one thing everyone complained about. I didn't need the fan as it was January so 21 was the highest temp, and I boiled water on the stove in a pan. I imagine in high temps the fan would be a must have - however that would add 30 euro to a 2 week stay. The other main problem is that the sunloungers around the pool are very uncomfortable, but they are plentiful. Most people brought their pillows out with them to try to alleviate the discomfort. The major problem poolside was the temperature of the water...it was beyond freezing, even in the shallow end. This despite getting the sun on it all day, and all year round? No one but the hardy NorthEuropeans staying there [the Swedes, Norwegians and Finns] could cope with it.
But the cons, while annoying are not enough to spoil a cheap, comfortable, clean basic self catering complex. If you want luxury then pay for it. If you want a cheap base for a holiday then you'd do a lot worse than here.
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