Aristomenis Studios - (Accommodation in Lourdas)

Marilyn J           

We have just arrived back from the Aristomenis Studios, they were basice but clean with a very nice pool and sea views. I didn't find the owners were very friendly and approachable. We had to be out of our room by 10am and were not picked up until 20.25pm. Our rep had informed us that there would be a curtesy room available for us to change in. When I asked Elenia about this she was very abrupt and told me that we had to change in the poolside toilets. Our suitcases were to be left outside the studios in the sun all day. We found that the prices at the poolside bar were very expensive, though we expect to pay more at a pool bar 3.5euros for a small beer is a bit steep, when in the restaurants we were only paying 1.8. Those who sat at the bar and did pay these prices the owners were very friendly with,  but those who chose to sit on their balconies and buy their own drinks, food and relax were basically snubbed. We were told that the owners couldn't understand why people would want to do this. I thought that booking self-catering accommodation was to give you the opportunity to do this. We went into Lourdas at night and ate in the local tavernas and had some good meals. It is a very quiet resort and a long downhill walk to the beach (and a longer walk back up). If you want basic accommodation that has a nice pool with good sea views in a very quiet resort then these are fine, but don't expect the owners to make you feel welcome.