My sister and I spent 4 days at this property last year, but the experience is still fresh in my mind.
Nice, quaint property, clean and near beach, a bit of a walk from down town and the ferry. Delightful street with foliage around and ladies sweeping off their porches with brooms. Really lovely. Our second floor sea view unit (dangling telephone/power lines) had dated furniture and kind of a funky layout but we are budget travelers and were fine with that!
It was VERY HOT when we were there. Studio Naxos advertised rooms with AC. No matter how we tried we could not get the AC to work in our stifling (but quaint!) room. We notified Mrs. Stavolous (sp?) before going out for the second day. She assured us it would be fixed when we returned. After a hot day in the sun we returned to find no AC. Again notified Mrs. S. She turned from being friendly to getting agitated. Hands flying, loud voice, angry voice. We were VERY POLITE and didn't appreciate her response. Her very grumpy husband came over later that night while we were sitting on the balcony, drinking some vino and trying to make the best of a hot night. No apology, very unfriendly, he jiggled some things on the AC unit, mumbled something and then left. No AC. We caught very little sleep the 2nd night with the windows open. There are bars nearby and they were LOUD till the wee hours. NOT helpful in getting a good nights sleep so as to enjoy the next day of sightseeing. Again, we tracked down Mrs. S. to complain. She got MORE ANNOYED with us and told us, basically, that we were being "too demanding" and we "needed to understand". She said "that room always has trouble with the AC". Then she got a look on her face like "oops. I didn't mean to say that." I asked "So the previous guests in that room have had trouble with no AC?". She admitted "yes". Disgusting way to treat your guests. Have inferior equipment and then BLAME THE GUESTS when they complain they aren't getting what they paid for. After two nights with little sleep we asked to be moved to another room as they had several that were vacant. This is something Mrs. S. should have offered after night one. She very reluctantly agreed. We were given a room one floor down from us. But get this. She TOLD US WE COULDN"T USE THE BATHROOM! Not because it was broken, but because she didn't want to have to clean it again! Obviously our comfort was of zero importance to her. So my sister and I obeyed and went back up and down the stairs to our non AC room to use the facilities. Ridiculous.
There are too many other options. Next time I'm in Naxos I will choose another property with more friendly hosts that don't waste my vacation time and treat me like the paying guest I am. Oh, and I ate at the next door restaurant operated by Mrs. S's brother(?). Okay food but very indifferent service. When I said we were staying next door at Studio Naxos the brother just shrugged like "who cares"? This really stood out to us because during the other 10 days we were in Greece we encountered such warm, friendly people.
Bottom line: this really is a nice property at a decent price run by a callous, uncaring owner. If you stay here, hope you don't have any problems.
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