Myself and my husband have just returned from spending two amazing weeks in Lourdas. I have read the comments about Casa de Blue (?) and can only share our own experiences...... we loved it!
We had gone on an allocation on arrival holiday and were delighted to arrive at C de B having watched our fellow passengers get off the bus in the 'middle of know where'. We were over the moon to reach civilisation!!
We were delayed and arrived quite late (merci beaucoup to the French Aerospace!) but still were welcomed and greeted immediately by Marinos (or Super Mario as you'll soon see ;-) we have never seen a guy work sooooo hard!). He carried our bags to the room and left us to get settled with an invite to come down to the restaurant for a drink 'on the house'. First impressions last…
The apartment was clean, spacious and well equipped, air con, TV, fridge, hob etc. You can imagine our delight when we woke up the next morning to breath taking views that can only be believed when you are there!...... Missing that so much!!
The pool was very clean (a lady came every morning to check the water, clean it etc.. !) with plenty of sun beds and a lovely little pool bar where Marinos' daughter, Eri, and son served drinks.... quite a few nights and (early mornings) were spent here... try the Kiss cocktail….
The apartment was cleaned frequently however Marinos' wife, Marie (who worked in the restaurant everyday), assured us that if we ever needed anything (towels, sheets etc.) then all we had to do was ask.
We ate in the restaurant on a number of occasions (served by Jerry - a Danny de Vito look-a-like and a firm favourite with all of us!!) and cannot fault the food. One evening my husband ordered a mixed platter for one person… Marinos must have thought he looked very hungry as he served enough food to feed Captain Corelli’s army…. I don’t know who was more surprised when my husband cleaned the plate!! The Greek hospitality was second to none. Marinos was kind and generous beyond the call of duty. He went out of his way to help us when we were looking for a car to hire (we went to
One incident which occurred and in light of the other comments I have read regarding Marinos’ temperament may prove interesting. Whilst on our way to Argostoli we spotted Marinos at the side of the road and pulled over – it was a busy junction. He came over to speak to us and told us someone had ran into him – it wasn’t until we saw the damage to the car that we realised it was quite a bad accident. Anyone else would have been angry and near hysterical (a guy did a U-turn on a busy main road!!), however Marinos spoke to us as normal, directed traffic and got on with it….
All in all we had a fabulous two weeks – met people and made friends we will never forget…(we couldn't anyway as we have photos as evidence!!) and hated leaving…..
As we had no idea where we were going we couldn’t check out reviews which was just as well – all I would say is go there with an open mind and see what happens……. Oh and….. YAMMAS!!