We booked the Yiannis Apartments for what should have been a special birthday break for my 40th, and on the basis of all the positive reviews on Trip Advisor. We arrived in the early hours of the morning very tired, and were taken to our apartment which was on the ground floor. After a few hours sleep, we were woken by shouting and a child screaming from what sounded like right outside our door. After this went on for a good 10 minutes or so, my husband opened the door to find that the noise was actually coming from within the apartment opposite. The close proximity of the apartment doors mean that you will hear every key turn, door slamming and conversation in the corridor outside and from beyond doors that are closed! The noise continued for most of the morning and eventually we asked if we could be moved to a different apartment. Although sympathetic, we were told this would not be possible as Yiannis was fully booked. A few days into the holiday we were asked if things had improved regarding the noise and were told that this family were going home the following day. We had since become aware by talking to other people who had also commented on the noise which had extended to around the pool. Although we were well into the middle of our holiday, we were looking forward to a few days of ‘peace’ and couldn’t wait for their departure. Unfortunately our hopes were shattered when we heard the arrival of another young family (equally as noisy) in the middle of the night. Nice one Yiannis! We decided at this point that we wouldn’t spend any more money on food or the bar and spent our last 2 days at the beach and eating lunch in the nearby tavernas. Kefalos is a lovely resort and this is the best thing we could have done.
We have to agree with a few of the issues raised by Purplegeri, although we did find 1 toilet roll on arrival. I think the sheets were changed only once during our week stay, which in 35 degree heat is not ideal. However, whether these had been changed before our arrival was a different matter, as they could only be described as smelling like they had been washed with dirty socks and the dog’s blanket! We could not fathom any kind of pattern to the way in which the apartments were cleaned (?) and the towels were stained and threadbare. We love Greece and have been taking holidays there for many years, sometimes twice a year, often staying in budget/2* accommodation. We are certainly accustomed to what 'basic' means with regard to Greek property, being simply furnished, and having no shower curtain! Yiannis Apartments I’m afraid, although basic were certainly not clean! Even my husband who has stayed in 18-30 accommodation as a lad said they were cleaner and not as noisy! Although we found Yiannis and his family to be quite friendly, we have never stayed anywhere that has such little regard for their guests unless they are spending money.
On a positive note, the free pot of honey left in the apartment is a nice gesture, there’s a good atmosphere in the bar at night when it’s busy, and we enjoyed the BBQ. It became clear that a lot of regulars in the bar have returned year after year but seem to stay up the road at Billy’s. Now work that one out......
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