At first (late arrival) we got placed in a tiny room behind the reception. At first it seemed okay, but we was expecting twin beds. They promised to change our room the next day as they were full that night. This was fine by us as we were very tired and went to sleep. We was kept awake ALL night by what sounded like the hotel staff. It seems the reception echoed around the hotel. THAT GOD they changed our room to the other side of the hotel! It was much more quiet than before and considering my friend and I was working other there for 4 weeks, we needed our sleep. Every now and then you would get the loud lot of the young ones being locked out or too drunk to know what they were doing; but it wasn't too bad. I remember towards the end of the four weeks, the police were called by local residents as some of the young ones decided to have a huge party and invited everyone over. It was all sorted in the end. We experienced a cockroach problem between the kitchenette and the wall. We ended up buying a bug spray from the local supermarket and didn't see them again!
Hotel staff are friendly and if you have a problem they deal with it rationally. it was a family run hotel an restaurant. Restaurant was nice, good for the price. Obviously some things were better than others. I recommend the pitta gyros and not the calamari! :)
The room was a good size in the end, we didn't spend much time in there so it didn't need to be special. Although, the kitchenette was tiny; top hot plates and a fridge. Its not the best, but you can manage. The maid was brilliant and fresh sheets and towels every day.
The hotel itself isn't in the best place, its in the middle of nowhere really. You can walk to town/beach in a good 20 min walk. Big carrefour supermarket down the road, that was good. Bus was 1 euro in advance but if you pay in the bus it is 1.10 euros. You can usually buy bus tickets from little shops or kiosks. If you walk down the hill, there is a bus stop there which you can catch a bus into town.
Having to pay extra for the internet annoyed me slightly. 50 euros for two weeks but i managed to get a deal for 70 euros for 4.5 weeks. You have to log on to the internet but you can only go on it one device at a time so if there is 2+ people, it is annoying having to wait your turn for the internet.
Air conditioning was also extra. 7 euros a night which worked out for me over 210 euros for 30+ nights. I tried a couple of nights without air conditioning, but i gave in. I couldn't sleep without it, no matter the price!!
Taxi from the airport to the hotel is 22 euros and the way back is usually 25 euros. Taxi from town to the hotel was 5 euros.
If you ask the hotel, there is a gentleman from the blackcountry, UK which lives over there and works as a private taxi driver. If you ring him up and make arrangements, he will take you places for much cheaper.
The pool was good, although around 2pm, it gets very busy and there is no chance of getting in there!
Not much more to say. Overall, it is good for the price. Might come back some day. Who knows?
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