Our names are Cathy and Peter and we stayed at the Maria Anna this summer for our holiday. We enjoyed our stay very much in particular the BBQ and Kareoke evening which included fantastic food.
My name is Yannis Bita and i am the manager of the Maria Anna Hotel, Lourdas, Kefalonia. I have been the manager at the hotel for 8 years and during that time i have worked with many holiday companies from england - for the last three years with Olympic Holidays. During my eight years i have never had any problems with the 5000 clients that have passed through the hotel except for complaints about the noise from the pool bar particularly on BBQ and kareoke night. It upsets me to read the comments on your web-site from Sinead McDermot and Maria Smith (real name Teressa Cooper, who both stayed at the hotel this summer. Comments made by Sinead Mcdermot that her key broke in the lock of her door on her first day at the hotel but she did not have to wait a week for the key to be replaced - it was replaced within two days. If i had sexually harrassed her against her will why did she wait for 8 days before reporting it to her rep or contacting the police - telephone numbers are available in reception of the Olympic board for both the Olympic main office and the police and why did she give me a postcard from Kefalonia with her telephone number in england written on it asking me to stay with her if i went to england and telling me that i was a lovely person. Maria Smith (Teressa Cooper) arrived at the hotel with her two young children a few days after Sinead McDermot. Not long after her arrival she was seen by guests sitting around the pool and by her children to come out onto her balcony and shout that she was english and wanted sex. I was also told by other guests that not long after she arrived she had sex with another guest and was paid for this service. Teressa was seen to be drunk on most days and spent her time pestering me, i did not want to have any relationship sexual or otherwise with her. If i had sexually assaulted her why did she wait for a week before reporting it to her rep or the police. On the first wednesday of Teressas stay we had our BBQ - Teressa ate, drank and danced until 3am when she decided to call the police as she felt unsafe at the hotel. The police arrived and took her to the police station, she returned some hours later only to go back this time with Sinaed McDermot. I was called to go the police station at 8am with the hotel owner. About one hour later some clients from the hotel learned what had happened and came to the police station to give statements as to what they had seen of the two 'ladies' behaviour. The owner of the hotel called the olympic rep and her manager to the police station to give assistance in the matter - they spoke with the guests making statements and with Sinead McDermot to find out what the true situation was. Once all the statements had been given at the police station everybody left and it was decided by Olympic Holidays to move the two ladies to another hotel in another resort - both didn't want to leave the Maria Anna!!! You would think that if their claims about me were true thay would want to leave.