We have just returned from our first stay at the Stegna Mare Apartments 3-10 September 2012 We visited Rhodes in July for one week in 5 star all incl hotel and, although it was excellent, we were sorry we had not gone self catering so we could visit the many tavernas they have there. So we decided to have a week in September and I found this little gem on trip advisor. We arrived at the apartments to be greeted by Charlie and Tsambika and you would have thought we had known them for years by their warm welcome. They showed us to our apartment which was number 111 overlooking the sea and the biggest balcony we have ever had in an apartment. The studio was spotless and had everything we needed including fantastic air conditioning which we were very grateful for included in the price. Comfortable beds, plenty of storage space, fridge, crockery, bath and shower (really good shower). Only thing I would say is if you go on holiday to cook in the apartment this is probably not for you as it only has one large and one small cooking ring. No oven or grill but this was not a problem for us as a holiday to me is eating out and being waited on.
Stegna itself is so relaxing, it is a small village and everybody is so friendly. We were a 10 metre walk from the beach, just a stroll across the quiet road and a lovely beach. There are several Tavernas and we particulary liked the Stegna Star, next door, which served the best fillet steak a la creme I have ever had. the people in here are related to the apartment owners, it really is like being part of a big family and nothing is too much trouble for anybody. We also loved Knights Castle, again excellent food and very friendly owners.
Our studio was cleaned daily, clean towels and bed linen every day. Charlie supplied us with an umbrella on the balcony when he saw us sitting have breakfast in the sun and tsambika found us an ironing board when we asked. The sunset off the balcony was worth getting up at 6.40 to see everyday absolutely breathtaking.
We booked flights with Ryanair and hired a car at the airport (as it was not much more than taxis both ways. Booked the apartments direct by email with Harriet who was really helpful. She made sure she introduced herself as soon as she knew we were at the apartment and offered any help we may need, again, so friendly. We did go away from the resort a couple of days but could happily have spent the whole week on the beach if we hadn't had the car.
The resort is very relaxing not the place to go if you want really late nights and clubbing but if you are looking for a fantastic beach holiday, nice meal and few drinks of an evening and the friendliest owners ever, this is the place for you. The day we left Tsampika even gave us a gift and a letter thanking us for using their apartments which was just the finishing touch to a brilliant week. Didn't want to leave and will definitely be returning early next year.
- Also Known As:
- Stegna Mare Apartments Rhodes/Rhodes Town