Amanda, we went to Skala last year, and we are returning this year because we loved it so much! It sounds perfect for everything you want, and I recoemnd the Pines, Gallera, (down a side street), and Sirocco for eating out.
The view from the apartment we were in was fantastic and worth the money alone. As for cleanliness, it was ok.........we had to sweep water from the bathroom floor down the grate as the grate was in the wrong place, and if we didnt, the water leaked through to the living area.
A big word of warning. Elisabeth was a massive factor on our enjoymnet. We noticed on the first monday we were there that the toilet seat had come away from the hinges, and had broken in two or three places and had obviously tried to be fixed. We left a note for the cleaner/Elisabeth on the Tuesday about it, and nothing was done, so we left the same note on the Wednesday.
On the Wednesday night we went to the pool to pay for our fan, and Elisabeth was fine while she was taking our money, then accused us of breaking the seat. We explained that it had obviously been broken before as there were a few seperate pieces that were dirty, and she wouldnt accept this.
She then said that she would have to go to the mainland to get a new seat, and that we would have to pay. We said we were not going to do this as we hadnt broke it, and she said that we would. We told her basically that we were not having it, and we were going to complain to which she said, 'You will not complain!!'
The next day we wrote a letter to Stella the rep as we were away on a day trip, and she was superb. She spoke to Elisabeth, and to cut a long story short, we didnt pay for the seat.
HOWEVER Elisabeth was very rude to us for the rest of our holiday. Also interestingly, next door's toilet seat was broken, and she tried the same trick with them!!
Elisabeth and her family work very hard to keep the apartments and the pool nice, and its a shame that her attitude spoils it.
We wouldnt go back to this apartment as it was a steep walk back anyway from Skala, but Elisabeth's attitude put us off as well. She was overbearing, downright rude and nasty, and we are also writing to Kosmar to complain.
Stella on the other hand was superb, and we love Skala as we had gone the previous year, so I will give a big thumbs up to Skala and Kosmar, but a massive thumbs down for the Andreas.
Andy, we were not disrespectful holiday makers. We didnt take lilo's to the pool, we didnt shout or scream form our balcony, and we dont even have children.
The fact of the matter is that Elisabeth doesnt appear to like guests!
Sarah....the barbeque wasnt a 'one off.' She does it every week, and maybe the one you went to was the first one. However while we were there, lots of people went to the first one, but nobody to the second one as everybody had realised what she was like.
The 'concentration camp' comment was interesting as that was also passed while we were there!
Hi George. I take great offence at some of your comments you have made.
Please explain how me and my partner could have handled our situation with the toilet seat any different? We notified Elisabeth as soon as it had happened, and she was still rude and blamed us when it was obviously done by an earlier guest.
Now look at my post about the toilet seat, and have a look at how Elisabeth could have handled it differently.
Also we were told by Stella the rep that she had had lots of complaints about Elisabeth, and that Thompson were 'Welcome to her.'
I think you need to think about what you type before you type it, as I believe most of the negative comments on here as I have experienced Elisabeth's rudeness first hand.
As for what her sons will think when they read this board, her sons already know what their mother is like as one of our neighbours told us after they had been talking to one of them. His words after my neighbour had complained were, "We know what my mother is like."
As for you putting that people posting on here are proffessionals, but basically post rubbish, well I am a teacher. Are you going to pick up on me as well?