I stayed in the elite last year and it wasnt at all as bad as what people are saying. It was a cheap holiday which had basic rooms and the people that work there are really nice.. especially casper who was very friendly! We are all planin on going back next year!!
i recently went to zante and stayed in elite studios, never in my life have i seen a hotel of that sort! it was hiddeous! we asked for a ground floor room due to my antie been unable to walk,she and my uncle was then put on the third floor and me and my mother in the top studios after they tried to put us in the crap they have on the bottom floor! my antie and uncle room was ok! however my room had bad lighting, broken mirrors, plugs hanging off the wall loose cupboard doors! it rained 2 of the lights which flooded the main bedroom sending my flying, the showers where pointless you never got warm water! they were also mouldy. they had no reception just a beach bar wich had a very rude manager! the thomas cook rep was a waste was never there when he was supposed to be so we couldnt get a move then we he did turn up was an arugant a**ehole... for the price we paid id of expected abit more of a nice hotel! not a run down 'hostel'. the place doesnt even come close to been a basic accomadation.
Elite Studios, we were booked to stay there from 13th - 27th August 2009, we didn't stay there more than 3hrs, what an absolute SLUM, disgustingly dirty, electrical fittings hanging off the walls, exposed wiring, broken decking, broken glass left unattended in the door panels, mold on the walls, fire alrms broken in peices on the table, dirty contaminated cutlery, stained matresses, shower heads filthy with limescale and hair etc etc.
OK! So I am back from my 2 weeks in Lagana after preparing myself for our stay at the Elite and convincing myself it would be ok here... How wrong was I!! The Elite was hell on Earth! Every bad review was spot on, we had no toilet seat, mould everywhere, no plug sockets (all cracked and burnt), no lights, the only cutlery was a rusty knife and bent tin opener - no sink just a bowl in the shower to wash up with!! The shower was covered in mould and hair and the walls were black and had holes in.There was a dog tied up to a tree outside and was clearly losing its mind - I would have rather stayed on the beach!! It was so bad that we refused to unpack - I went searching for the rep and bumped straight into him coming to see another family who had also complained. In fairness to Thomas Cook we were all moved within 3 hours to the Aphrodite Studios which was exactly what we wanted, basic, clean and safe and we had the best 2 weeks ever. (I would highly reccomend this place if u are going to Lagana!)
All I would say is that if you really dont care where u are going to stay and then you wont mind it here as its a complete skanky doss house!! We are not fussy one bit and have done 'basic' many a times in Greece but this took the p***. I know its cheap but you still expect to have fixtures and fittings and plug sockets that wont electricute you!! You can defo get a decent studio for the same price as this place out there.....
I was told that there was a meeting after we were moved (and about 3 other groups in the 2 weeks we were there) and that Manos are removing this from their next brouchure, good job too!!
Clearly some people are very fussy when they pay a bargain price for a holiday! the apartments were basic but they had everything you could possibly need and everything worked fine, they even had air con if you wanted to pay for it! the pool area was fantastic with really great views over the sea and the beach bar was really nice as well, with a permanent happy hour, cheap food and free drinks if you were nice! the walk to the strip along the beach meant you got a bit wet, but it was fine, just do it in a group of three or more if your girls cos it gets a bit scary! taxis to the strip were about 8 euros which isn't bad if you split it between 4. Would reccommend the rescue club, cherry bay, barcode and la bamba and a good restaurant is x-paradiso and the italian near the apartments! Us girls had a great time at this place and I would reccommend it to any young people, although if you were a family or couple you might get a bit annoyed with the all night partying in the other rooms!
so am goin to zante on 13th september 2009 and am stayin in villa aliri studios but have had s**t reviews. ekk i dnt wanna go anymore please help give tell its not that bad?!!
Well I have to say that it doesn't look half as bad as what I thought it would and is that a shower curtain I saw in the picture??? LOL! Oh well, no turning back now, I go in 2 days and have to say I am quite looking forward to it !!!
Oh well, we go on Thursday so wish us luck!! Any pictures of the rooms would be greatly appreciated! I would really like to see where we will be living for the next few weeks!!!
im not a fussy person but the hotel was pretty bad. We had a hole in our wall (ppl from outside cud almost see in) Showers had hot water (a few times) our shower flooded into the bathroom twice. Toilet door didn't shut properly! No reception, no1 to ask questions to! The girls next door said they found a used condom in there room. Wierd marks on the walls lol. About a 15minute walk across the beach to the strip. 45euros for air con, 20 euros for the safe (both needed!) and 20euros for a replacement key :/ Be careful of the jypsies who try and rob u and sell u stuff wen ur drunk! The cleaner was in and out within 2minutes and the sheets were still dirty after the 1 time they wer changed! Not a place for a family holiday! Good pool with sun beds and floats etc. Cheap and easy food at the bar of the hotel. Easy walk to the beach waiter and barman are friendly (casper and antonio). The 'white party' was really good but the 'beach party' was crapppppp (dont go 2 it) i rekon the best club there is RESCUE free entry and packed every night! hope it helped and if u wer in elite studios between the 16th and 23rd July then facebook me! Wont forget ZANTE 09 miss it already! BIRMINGHAMMMMMM!
got back from elite studios today, went on the 16th of july for a week and it was the best week ever!! the hotel isnt amazing but its clean and all of the staff are friendly..... casper and antonio on the bar are so nice, met some really nice people all the welsh girls and the scottish girls, rooms 13 and 14 have the best views, the lads from birningham and not forgettin big p and rhys :) had some funny times here, the air con is 45 euro for a week and save is 25 defo worth gettin both, if anyone from elite who was here same time as the liverpool girls make sure u all add me on facebook, miss use all already :( xxxxxx
yeah i heard that you can hire air con too. think it might be needed as its going to be 39 in the shade when we go. will give a full review when i get back...only 2 days till we leave....wish me luck
Yes let me know how it goes, we go on 13th Aug for 2 weeks, we have decided to stay put as we really like the look of it in the brochure and if it wasn't for me looking up reviews we wouldn't have known any different till we got there!! We dont want a palace as it was a cheap holiday - just a base to sleep and shower as long as we can do both we will be happy I have also been told that air con can be hired for 40 Euros? So wish us luck we might need it - LOL!
been reading other reviews and i've come to the conclusion that its not a place for families or people who want a high spec holiday. if you're going there for the same reason as i am and thats to get away from the weather here (its lashing it down now) and to have a good old session with mates and other people then i cant see any problem with this place. i'll let you know what its like when i get back though
Is it really that bad?? We have booked a studio for 2 weeks, but I am seriously considering changing my hotel at the weekend as I keep hearing horror stories! We dont mind basic but a bit of space is a must we dontreally want to be stuck in a tiny room for 2 weeks? Also air con?? Does anyone know what the studios are like and if they have air con? If so can you let me know so I can decide whether we need to re-book? thanks!
what date are you going? we went to laganas 2 years ago and just about survived without air conditioning in a different apartment, about 6 showers a day helped. think they have air con there though.
Im heading there in a couple of weeks with 5 friends. Is there hot water for showers and whats it like without the air conditioning? ..dreading it!
Me and a couple of friends recently stayed in the most talked about Elite Studios! The rooms are very basic but the view from the rooms are amazing and the beach is on the doorstep.....also the staff are lovely and I would defo go back there again . See you next year xx
OMG! Surely it can't be THAT BAD?? My partner and I have booked to go for 2 weeks in August - it was a spare of the moment thing, it looked lovely in the brochure so we booked - meaning we hadn't checked the reviews . We can handle basic as long as its clean? If anyone has any pictures of the accommodation I could see I would really appreciate it as I cant seem to find anything on line only pics of the pool and bar?
6 lads goin on the 24th, so we've gathered its a bit of a crap hole but at the end of the day we're only gunna sleep and get showered there ready to go out. thats all and as long as it has a bed and a shower then that'll do me. laganas is amazing, just hope the accommodation isnt that bad that it ruins the holiday...we'll see
Just come back today.
hiya does anyone know how much it is for the fridge?
Just returned from staying at the elite apartments, 18th - 26th may 2008, we stayed in the much talked about room 13, the rooms are basic but clean, they were cleaned every day and towels changed regularly, on stepping onto the balcony, the view was breathtaking, you had a view of the whole bay. Staff were excellent, and the barman tommy was great, cocktails only 2.50 euros at happy hour 3.50 other times, meals and snacks were excellent and loads to choose from. The owner spiros was lovely too and everyone was very helpful, the location is excellent, its only a 10 minute walk to the main strip but far enough away to get some peace at night. These apartments and right on the beach, and the pool is in a lovely location with stunning views across the bay as well. Safety deposit boxes are also in the rooms. Would definately stay here again it was so friendly and like one big happy family. Photos are the bedrooms in room 13 and the view from the balcony
My husband and I have booked to go to the Elite in September 08, but also after reading the reviews I am thinking of changing hotels. Is it really that bad?? Anyone got any pics to show me? Is it under new management? Am scared just reading the reviews!!!
I have just returned from staying the Elite and found it was really nice.