We love Skala having been there 3 times previously staying at the Aeolos on the sea front. We booked the Nirithes last minute as we could not get in the Aeolos and the First Choice brochure review seemed okay. On arrival it seemed as though the place was deserted but were soon met by Napoleon (the owner?) whose welcome was warm enough. We were shown to our first floor studio (room 108) which was spacious but very basic. The views however were lovely. Immediately we noticed that the cleaning regime for the hotel was very basic, all the cleaners did was empty the bins with no cleaning of floors, bathrooms etc. The comments in other reviews about them just walking into the room without knocking are very true. Beware! The fixtures and fittings in the bathroom were falling off the walls and there was mould on the tiles and shower curtain. We asked the owner to repair the shower and a very poor attempt was made at this as the shower head soon fell off again. As we were self catering we would have liked some facilities for preparing food but again this was very basic. Comedy comment from Napoleon - ' if you want more toilet rolls you'll have to come down to reception as the Albanian cleaners don't replace them'. The pool and bar area were nice though with great views. The walk back up the hill from Skala is tough in the heat especially when you're carrying the shopping. This hotel has great potential but it seems the owners are letting it go into disrepair by apparently running it on a shoestring. Shame as Skala is such a beautiful place! We will be back there but not to the Nirithes.
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