Well...how do i start! Luckily me and my friends had a good sense of humour to be able to laugh off every problem this disgusting hotel caused us!
On arriving at the hotel, which we were actually embarrassed to be seen coming off the transfer coach from the airport to the dump, we waited for a good 20 mins and 400 bell rings before mike (owner) grumpily stumbled out of his room to help us check in. No greeting, he seemed more angry that we had woken him up then anything! He then told us we only booked one room, when we clearly had all our paperwork to show we had booked two, and ended up making us wait an HOUR, shooing us back 2 our seats when we dared ask what was going on, before we could have keys for our rooms! NO APOLOGIES for making us wait. Guess that was our fault again then?
anyway so after finally lugging our suitcases up three flights of stairs we unlocked our doors to find beds with no sheets, a fridge that didnt work, one wardrobe with about six hangers between two people and a self catering kitchen that consisted of two cups one set of cutlery a kettle and a 1900's hotplate thing. The lock on our doors wouldnt work properly, and once again when asking mike he seemed angry that we didnt know we shud be wedging some peice of metal in the door to make it lock! when asking mike in the morning for something to actually put over us when we slept, he said 'half an hour'...only to come back that evening and find nothing had been done. When we politely asked him again he told us the maid had gone home, yet after reminding him of our earlier conversation he stormed off and pretty much threw two sheets at us. When we told him our fridge didn’t work, he opened up some electricity panel, flicked some switch then looked at us like we were idiots for not realising we should have thought of that!
Our sheets got changed once (first day...good one) and the rest of the time we had to steal sheets from the maids trolley and make our own beds! Me and my friend shared the SAME towel for an entire week and they didn’t change it once, instead just taking it away on the last day! The towel rail collapsed by day 2 so we had nowhere to put our wet clothes as the aircon system leaked onto our balcony.
anyway, all i can say about this hotel is it is not even the state of the hotel, pool in half shade and motorway traffic wizzing past, the fact the motorway had no pavement and took 20 mins just to get to town, but the sheer rudeness of the reception staff, at some points there were 7 year olds running reception?! The only pleasant person we met was Jean, who we arent even sure worked there but she pretty much ran the place. No goodbye as we left, just a grunt as we handed the keys back.
We were fully aware that we had booked a cheap and basic holiday, however there’s basic and then there’s this. After having stayed in this hotel, I can honestly beg anyone thinking of staying here to not make the same mistake we did. Apart from that, we had an amazing holiday, the nightlife was great and falaraki itself is a fun place to holiday
- Also Known As:
- Sotirakis Studios Hotel
- Sotirakis Studios Hotel Faliraki
- Sotirakis Studios Faliraki, Rhodes, Greece
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