We went there for just one night.
Let's start with the good things-the location is very convenient and the view from our window was beautiful. But all the rest of the experience was terrible. We had a very tiny room with low ceilings(under the roof). My husband is tall-6'4" and that was a problem. The bed was very small, uncomfortable and making noises every time you turn. The furnitures were very old. The holders on the dresser were broken so we couldn't use it. The night light didn't have a light bulb. The sheets on the bed did not look clean and there were spots on the bed skirt. There was no air condition in the room, just a fan put on the only chair. We have a 6 year old child and in combination with the uncomfortable bed, we were up very early-6:15 or so. The breakfast was served few hours after. Thank God for the good coffee shop we found. Another bad thing in this hotel is the shared bathroom. For 4 rooms on the floor there is only one bathroom (!!) which was occupied 90% of the time. The garbage can there was always full.
We went to the closest beach to the hotel. I think this beach is called "Children's Beach". That's the worst place for kids. It was full of bugs, beer cans in the bushes and piles of sea weed. Very dirty and I also have a petrol spot on my foot from this beach.
I think the whole island is overrated. There is a ferry coming every half hour, the place is packed. Everything is so expensive and there is no reason for that. The business owners just put very high prices for the stuff they sell because it's full with tourists.
We were so excited to go there and now we are extremely disappointed.
I think I will choose different vacation destinations in the future.
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