Rainbow Apartments - (Accommodation in Kalamaki)

Richie L

Hi new to this site and never been to rainbow but i am looking to go this year the email address is: nikosmargaris@yahoo.com

Rainbow Apartments - (Accommodation in Kalamaki)

Richie L          3/10

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Hi all
 
Just came back from the Rainbow for a week in October on the recommendations on this place....
 
Having been going to Greece on holiday for over 15 years I thought I had got away from very basic accommodations...
 
Firstly I must admit I only paid a average price for the week at the Rainbow but found the rooms as this.
 
Hand held shower that took a good 5 minutes to warm up in the morning...
 
The state of the tiles was of a very grubby state and needed a very good clean...(could say very dirty if i was inspecting for a company)
 
The door into our room had two large glass panels that went straight on to the main corridor, yes it had a pattern but still it was not nice to have people walk pass and see you just come out of the shower.Oh yes the main door had a good 1 inch gap at the bottom !!!!!
 
The walls were so thin we could all week here the next room talking in bed at what seemed a very quite manner
 
Balcony looked out on to the owners accommodations that had a plastic sheet over the roof because of the leeks..More like something from a shanty town... 
 
the pool area looked fine but never used it at all...also went the first night for a meal and drink and found the food of a average standard and over price for what it was. (rabbit)
 
Rooms were cleaned most of the week but under the bed was rubbish from the previous occupants that was still there when we left... 
 
All in all I can not see what people are raving about this place we are now paying good money for below basic standards in Greece and saying it is the Greek way....Sorry don't agree they are part of Europe now we are paying top prices for food and accommodations so start providing it and stop living behind a rustic and friendly place....I can get that in a B&B in Blackpool and that is what I got but with sun....
 
I expect people will disagree that is fine but please if you agree write a report to that effect and warn people like me to give this place and others like it a wide berth ....
 
As with the owners yes they were friendly but to me it was a false friendliness over done and getting boring with so many Greeks in the business doing it... 
 
Richard & Marion   
 
Sorry Greece staying at home next year and visiting the West Country ...  

Rainbow Apartments - (Accommodation in Kalamaki)

Richie L

Hi Yvonne

 

First of all let me apologise for using Blackpool as a comparison for the Rainbow Apartments wrong for me to do so...

 

But I must add to your reply in that you say why I didnít report to Nikos or Athena what was wrong...

Yvonne you need to read my entry through again. How on earth Nikos is going to put right what was wrong is beyond me the place was not up to standard full stop and the repairs would have to be done out of season.....

You are missing my point the reports on the Rainbow are very misleading to say the least. It is only right that readers get a balance of views so that they can make a decision based on them...

 

I am not a snob and come from a working background as most who visit the Rainbow do, But having said that I expect after saving all year for a holiday that the basic of a hotel are in place...This is not happening at the Rainbow and I am sure in time a few more will speak out to the fact it is not..

 

If you personally enjoy the Rainbow fine but after 15 years of travelling around many places in Greece I expect better than we got..

 

The euro is high against the pound, the cost of everything in Greece is expensive and it is now showing that the rest of Europe have to bail out Greece as they have lived above their means for far to long...

 

I love Greece and the people but they have to wake up and smell the coffee before it is to late..

 

We all work hard to make a crust and in return we expect a holiday that gives you what it says in the brochure in the case of the Rainbow Apartments this sadly is not happening..

 

I hope that you have many happy holidays in Zante and in particular in the Rainbow but for me it is not my idea of a holiday...

 

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