The guesthouse itself is great: nice room, AC, tv, bathroom, ventilator, clean, awesome location, kind staff, it looked like a great deal really.
However the owners like money, in fact they like it so much that they relentlessly push their guests (us and others) to buy their excursions, to take their van, daily inquiring about our plans and explaining their offers. Unfortunately a kind 'no thank you' does not work here, it only made them more eager to sell: every time you walk by they come up to you. Inappropriate and unnecessary, it annoyed us so much we made an effort to book every little thing elsewhere.
Having our laundry done here resulted in a scam: the male owner lied to our faces when asked if he had a dryer: we walked out in the afternoon and saw our clothes drying outside in the street. I do not care how you dry my clothes, just be honest and do not make things prettier by lying. They blatantly charged us more than the actual weight of our laundry, switching our nice laundry bags for worn out bags and feigning not to understand we want our bags back. We wondered why our clothes were a bit stif and less soft: after smelling our clothes we realized they had not used detergent... We simply took our laundry elsewhere after this.
Last but not least we had recommended this place to people we met whilst traveling and they also booked rooms. The male owner did not inform them about check out time and when one of them checked out too late he charged her with half the costs of an overnight stay. She ended up leaving in a hurry after we tried reasoning with him, it made no difference to him: he waved some paper in front of us and called me a bad person.
Both owners insist you pay everything immediately, even if it is something as little as a drink whilst you just paid for your stay and laundry. Coming from Amsterdam and having worked in tourism, I am used to all kinds of awkwardness and funny misunderstandings. This is different: it's all about the money at Villa Aphay, when we left the male owner turned his head away and did not great us. His employee stood next to him and was very polite, luckily staff is not influenced by their greedy bosses.
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