George Studios

Accommodation in Skala

Cath Cassia

My friend and I stayed here for two weeks in September,2015. We had ground floor studios numbers 1 and 2. The rooms are quite big and spacious but lack of lights over the mirror and a bathroom mirror at least 6ft up the wall did not make it easy for getting ready to go out at night. These rooms are quite dark too as only one window at the front to allow in light. My friend had studio 2 and on our first morning there she discovered a leak coming from above. It dripped down the wall and caused a puddle. It was reported to the owner and also to the rep but nothing was ever done. A plumber did appear but nothing was done. With only a couple of weeks till the end of the season we were'nt really surprised but if it had been dripping along electric wiring or into a socket it would have been really dangerous. Sheets and towels were changed three or four times during our holiday and the bins were emptied every other day. The hot water was hot all the time. There was never any lack of it. The studios are about a five minute walk from the town square and plenty of tavernas but there are two tavernas within 100 metres of the property,Apostolis..lovely meals at great prices is just two blocks away and Maki's which is really friendly with huge portions just round the corner. Skala was bigger than we expected with well equipped supermarkets and plenty of tourist shops.we got the bus to Poros and were the only passengers both ways !!!! The bus time table, again due to the time of year was a bit hit or miss. The only down side to Skala is the beach. It really is very pebbly..beach shoes are needed...and there is quite a deep shelf to get over to get into the water,which,once you are in , is quite clear. As I said earlier we were here at the end of the season and although new people were arriving many places were closing down..tavernas and snack bars where we had been one day had closed and were cleared out and locked up the next. Skala is a very nice place..if I was to return I'd go a little earlier in the year however I would probably find somewhere in Kefallnia with a sandy beach and visit for the day.

Anne A

Can anyone tell me how the rooms are located in these studios i.e. are the apartments or the studios on the first floor - or is there a mixture of both?  Thanks to anyone who can help.

Lydia B           

Have just returned from 2 weeks staying at George Studios. We were in room 5, this seemed to be the smallest room there and was like an oven especially during the night when we had to sleep with the doors open. Fan hire was available at 10 euros a week, you will need it! It honestly was so hot in there though I think the fans should have been free.

It is in a nice location out of the way of everything, just tucked away round the corner and a brief stroll up the hill from the main square by the internet cafe. There were lots of farmyard noises during the night and a mad dog too but the sound of the fan blocked them out! I'm not sure if it was just the location of our room, but it was very noisy indeed. I think this was because the family live directly underneath this room and they spent most of the time having very loud chats into the early hours. I was phoning home from inside and the person on the other end asked what all the noise was!
The rooms were supposed to be cleaned 3 times a week and linen/towels changed twice a week, but I am sorry to say this was not the case. They were only changed twice over the whole 2 weeks, and the room only actually cleaned once. The bins were emptied about evey other day though. There was alot of dust down the side of the sink cupboard too which could have done with a clean.
We did not actually meet the owner till the day we left when we left our bags with him for the day. Oh, another annoying thing was that although we were told we must vacate the room by 12, a lady came and banged on the door at 11 and turned the electricity off!! No fan = furnace, we had to leave then!
Everything else about our holiday was fantastic though! The weather was gorgeous, the food wonderful and the cocktails addictive. I don't think we'll be staying at these studios again though, there are plenty of other nicer places to stay in Scala, some even have air con these days.

Lynn H           

We stayed at the George Studios - just off the main road near to the Apostolis restaurant - a slight incline to walk from the centre of the village (uphill - 2 minute stroll from the corner between the internet cafe and Sally's Restaurant Bar)to the apartments - but nothing too strenuous for anyone with walking difficulties. Lots of fruit trees to look at en route and a "Lambourghini!!" tractor.

We had a great time - "George" the owner was fantastic - couldnt have been more helpful - rooms were clean and quite modern - fresh towels and bedding twice weekly - but if you needed anything George was on hand to assist
Thumbs up from the Heron family!

Simone W           

Simple but very clean.  Very nice man runs the appartments.  Slightly off the beaten track (i.e. 2 mins walk from the main road) which means that it's in a nice quiet position.  Very close to a nice taverna which is definitely worth a try.  5 minutes walk to the beach and all the bars and restaurants.  Recommended. 

Lynn M

Hi - We are looking to book this accomodation next year in August 2005 - Can anyone provide information regarding this accomodation - Is it basic and clean? Can anyone describe where it is? Is it near to the Michalsi Apratment Studios?