The hotel was fairly empty for the duration of our stay but then so was Faliraki town in general, May being early in the tourist season. This suited me - quiet days sunbathing, unmolested by traders, by the hotel's pool. The pool was great - clean and well maintained. There is a busy dual carriageway that runs about 20 metres in front of the hotel so road traffic noise is quite noticeable out by the pool,but not overly intrusive.You can also hear road noise in your room, especially at night. If this bothers you, ask for a room around the back - you hardly hear the traffic at all. Take your mosquito spray or be prepared to be mossied!!! Air conditioning is 8 euros/day but worth it - it certainly cuts down on the mosquitos and is a welcome, cool, relief after roasting in the sun! The studios are about 20 mins walk to the beach/centre of Faliraki (Bar Street). The rooms are basic but clean. Plenty of power in our shower and plenty of hot water (Room 202) but the bathroom was quite small. The bedroom incorporates a fridge, kettle and oven hobs (2) along with plates & cups etc and some pans. We just ate out as it was quite affordable. There are electric (2 pin) power points but you have to search for them! One of ours was permanently in use with an anti mosquito liquid dispenser plugged in. This was kindly given to us by Irene & Jordan (gratis) which brings me to the Unique Selling Point of this hotel for me. The owners couldn't do enough for us the whole of our stay and made the holiday that much more enjoyable. It beats staying at a large impersonal hotel. Aside from that, there is NO wi-fi in the rooms - which to me could be remedied at little expense but greatly improve tourists' holiday experience. However, Irene kindly let us use their wi-fi which we could access in the pool bar area, which we did during meals. This came in handy for planning and reading up about places to visit or restaurants etc. but would have been better in the room. We ate quite a lot at the pool bar and the food was consistently of a high standard, The menu is only in English & caters very much for English tastes (with dishes like 'Bangers n Mash' on their menu you get the idea). The full English breakfast is a great way to start the day and at 6 euros with a cuppa tea is value for money. Continental breakfast is a lighter alternative. I have rated this as Very Good but I don't mean this is a 5 star hotel. It is basic but if you are expecting a five star hotel for the price forget it. If, like me, you know what to expect for the money, you won't be disappointed and like me, maybe even pleasantly surprised. This hotel/studio complex is a great place to relax and is in a quiet area of Faliraki, road noise excepted! Thanks to Irene and Jordan who made our stay that much more enjoyable.
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