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“Fine for 1000 NOK flights&accommodation per person”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Katia Apartments

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Katia Apartments
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Kassiopi
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Western Norway, Norway
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“Fine for 1000 NOK flights&accommodation per person”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

I would never pay full price to stay here, but for what we paid it was fine. Some comments though: an apartment should come with handsoap in the bathroom and also with the necessary means to do the washing up, but this one didn't. Very limited kitchen utensils and crockery and no bottle opener! The apartment was serviced every day, but some days what that meant was rubbish was collected, and nothing else was done. During our week here we received clean towels 3 times and the bed linen was changed twice. Other than that, we enjoyed our balcony and the pool area, and especially the bartender was a friendly chap. Only ate on the premises once (lunch first day). Not very impressed. Whispers next door is better. I doubt that we will ever come back, but we have enjoyed a week in the sun nevertheless.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

Great apartments, lovely food run by a fantastic couple but don't book with Travel Republic because they use You Travel to book the accommodation and they think its OK if you book 14 days at Katia if you spend four days at katia then five days at another hotel the back to Katia for five days. Then send reply like this (as you are aware and as is explained within our Booking Conditions a property may sometimes need to reallocate guests for operational reasons. This is an unlikely occurrence however if it does occur it is usually for reasons outside of the control of the property. We have investigated this with our ground handlers, as we can confirm that we were not made aware of any reallocation. They have advised that the hotel sent them a stop sale, however this was after your clients booking was made and so the reallocation was not accepted. Unfortunately, at the time your clients travelled, the hotel has informed us that the reason for they had to reallocate them was due to a problem with leaking pipes and this is why the hotel could not accommodate your clients for their whole stay. The property the clients were reallocated to was only 1.5km away and the owner of the hotel made sure the clients were transferred along with all their luggage).

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

Returned yesterday from 2 weeks at the Katia apartments. A great place for families and couples of all ages. The previous author is right - a great place to meet people (Hi Paul - how ya doing?) and everyone is really friendly. The tone is set by the boss Alex who is also really helpful and friendly. The rooms are basic but cleaned on a daily basis and the fresh towels and bedding are most welcome. We paid an extra 5 euros per day for air con which made the rooms even more comfortable.
The Katia are roughly 15/20 minute stroll into Kassiopi although for 5 euros we got a taxi back some nights which with two young children made life a bit easier. The walk back is a bit dark and road narrows in places. There are two supermarkets only 5/10 minute walk away and two other bars/restaurants also 5/10 min walk away although the food is great at the Katia as well so you never really have to leave. The stony beach at the bottom of the garden is a nice break from the pool although we hired a car and headed to the sandy beach at Kalamaki (15 min drive).

We preferred being just outside Kassiopi as we enjoyed the peace and quiet of the Katia and enjoyed the beautiful location. Would also recommend the quiz night at the Katia hoisted by Lee on Sundays which is a good laugh. Lots of fellow guests also recommended the BBQ on Wednesdays. Free Wi-Fi and the pool table and table tennis table are also most welcome. Nice having Sky Sports there as well. The swings and slide in the gardens were great for our daughter (5). Although Alex didn't get round to building a see-saw for her during our stay as requested! Maybe next year Alex?! Don't forget, it has to be red!

I would recommend the Katia to anyone. We'll be back!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Hamilton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

Traveled from Scotland.

Stayed for 2 weeks - 2 adults, 6 and 10 year old boys.

Great acommodation.

Great part of the island - quiet, but plenty to do and see for all ages.

Attracts nice people too - lot of families helping each other out with recommendations for places to see, restaurants, even child care.

Friendships made, that will likely extend beyond the holiday - between both adult and kids.

Lots of kids - all well behaved.

Top Tip - hone your pool / snooker skills before you go - there may be a late night pool tournament.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Harrow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

Returned yesterday from a 10 day stay at the Katia appartments. 4 adults 3 teenagers and a 9 year old. Rooms are typically Greek style, basic, clean and have everything you need, with a lovely patio area (balcony if your 1st or 2nd floor) which was perfect for our pre evening meal drinkies and night caps, with our very own lime tree ( perfect for my G&T!) We had the b&b option, which is anything on the breakfast menu till 11am. Continental, full English, scrambled eggs etc. The beach is a 2 min stroll down through the very well kept gardens, it is so so pretty but take sea shoes as it is stoney. Avlaki beach a 10 min walk from Katia is smaller shingle and an absolute must. Two lovely tavernas and a little jetty which i spent the morning sitting dangling my legs in the sea reading my book on! Katia is situated about a 15 minute stroll down to the beautiful Kassiopi town and Marina. We ate both in Katia and in town and were never dissappointed. Food is of very good quality where ever you go. Evening boat trip to Corfu town highly recommended 15 Euro pp. BBQ night recommended at Katia as is Quiz night. Our teenage boys loved the pool table and ping pong table. What can I say about our hosts Alex and Joanne? They work so hard. They are so friendly and Alex is so so funny the boys loved him. They are a lovely couple and deserve to do well. They both put so much into Katia. We were sad to come to the end of our stay, but look forward to returning soon.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

Just returned after 14 nights at Katia apartments, basic accomodation, typical of Greece however kept clean, and with Alex and Joanna catering for everyones needs, you will not be disappointed.
Good family atmosphere, and lovely location.
I cannot speak highly enough of Alex and Joanna. As owners and not managers, they invest time in their customers and it makes such a difference.
Highly recommended

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

Stayed in the appartments last week. Basic but very clean. Great little beach at the bottom of the garden which I went to everyday rather than the pool. Alex an Joanna very good hosts. It is a little way out from the village which is a bit of a hike in the heat and did get a little tiring by the end of the week, however you could always hire a scooter/car/taxi if needed. Kassiopi is a great little place, caters for all. Would defo recommend the boat trip to Corfu town.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Property: Katia Apartments
Address: Kassiopi 49100, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Corfu > Kassiopi
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Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Kassiopi
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Hotel Class:2 star — Katia Apartments 2*
Number of rooms: 117
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