myself and 5 others stayed in the varkas apartments in june09.
I went in august 2007! It had no ants/cockroaches or blood. It was a very nice hotel and we had agreat time! The lack of air conditioning wasn't a problem. Good nightlife and beach. Had a great time.
look i just come bak from a week at varkas, n der were 8 girls n we shared 2 rooms. wat the hell r u on bout ant-infested n cockroches??? the hotel was fine, u get wat u paid for! ok it werent exactly the seva down the road but its only rated as 2* so wat u expect? we had 2 balconys n 2 bedrooms in each appartment which made up 4 the lack of AC, we didnt get the safe n nothing got nicked. kos was wicked n had an amazing hols
weeeeeelll.... i think everyone that says this place is the worst place in the world must be princesses in the making.. this place is perfectly fine if ur expecting to party hard and have a couple hours sleep a night... it can be noisy around 4-6 as people come back from night out... but if your going for the right reasons (to party).. you will be one of them... we had no cockroaches... no ant infestations... it was fine... only one cockroach was found there at the time in someones room.... and that was jus cause it had flown in or sumin...
sorry meant kos was really nice at the end of my last comment!...not Varkas
Well I really dont know what to think im going there on June 13th for a week with 2 friends! Hopefully not 2 disapionted !!!!!!!!! Some of u are saying its ok and some not? Well whats the truth??? Will find out for myself!!!!!!! will let u all know soon xxxx
People, whatever you do - DO NOT stay here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I went with 2 girl friends and when we booked up we werent too fussed about where we stayed, as at the end of the day it is only somewhere to sleep. But the Varkas was unbarable! The room smelt, it was never cleaned and the towles and sheets never changed (even after we complained), there was no staff or security around, no kettle, hobbs, toaster - nothing! And to top it off, there was a red ant and cockroach infestation !!!! Trust me, if you stay here you will regret it!!!
hi ya to everyone at the varkas, we stayed there for a week from 17.06.2006 to 25.06.2006 and had a blinding time, thanks to everyone we met!!!!!
hey im off to varkas in august, really wanna no what da basement room is like?? all i wanna no is if we get a balcony or terrace? thanks lozzy .b.
Went here last year... about 27th July i fink we turned up n stayed for 2 weeks.
I loved this place. It was the best fun iv had in years. Great people, great location and good hotel, well for the price anyway. I felt safe there and the staff where helpfull. It was July when i went there so i cant speak for the rest of the year but the hotel was hiving and with nice people as well. The rooms where of a ok standard nd the balconies where definatly a hit. I recommend this place 2 all and maybe il c ya out ther next year!
it was ok in location, but rooms were barely basic at most, there was an ant colony in our room and kitchen!!! there were loads of fights breaking out, smashed glass and blood everywhere, which was made even worse by the fact there was no security personel let alone anyone at reception!!! we were given 3 chairs at the beginning of the week and charged for there not being a forth!!! hmmmmm
forgot to say some rooms (like room 2, our room) have two balconys!!! they are the best, except maybe the ones with the roof terrace. either way they r good to sunbathe on wen your mates are hogging the bathroom!
Its basic but clean. Its good that there is no receptionist coz everyone just came home at night sat in the lobby and talked. Everyone was really nice. I had the best hol ever!! the apartments are really near status and starlight so its easy to get home when your hammered!!!
was ok to come back to f***ed out of your head, lady who owns it is a b***h but still, full of noisy idiots so if your one u will be ok, if your there look for the blue lagoon pool just round the corner best in the area, rooms are ok lots of space but very basic but isnt everything in greece
I need to know what the basement apartment is like, so if u have stayed there. please let me know if its ok!!
You cannot beat the Varkas for location it is very central but not necessarily noisy. You have got the Seva round the corner which is the best pool in Kardamena and they have a 24hr bar which is rammed at 4 in the morning!
varkas!went in 2000 august.not bad.nice cypriot girl(maria)on reception-supposedly s**gging all the english lads but i did,nt see any evidence of this.we had top right hand room(yes great big balconey).you could do alot worse than stay here.
well, what can i say. it's a perfectly adequate place to come back to at six in the morning f**ked off your head. however, if you are in search of a quiet series of early nights during your stay in kardamena, don't stay here. the main bus route is indeed right outside some of the rooms, and some of the back-facing rooms look out onto a pool which is pretty noisy. these factors coupled with the incredibly noisy scooters and mopeds that incessantly pass the building would make it pretty hard to get to sleep if you were sober. luckily i was wasted every night and i slept like a log. one morning in the throes of a hangover i though somebody was chainsawing my door down, but it was only a passing scooter. that's how loud they are. you have been warned. it's probably exactly the same everywhere else though. beware the owner. she isn't very nice at all, and tried with all her power to evict my party. she and her colleagues are thieves as well (read my comment on kosmar). oh, and the safety deposit boxes weren't working when we were there, so we had to go to another place.
it's not all bad though, because these apartments are in a great location really close to bar street and the beachfront. it's pretty close to starlight and status too, but who'd want to go there?
ask for room 13 biggest balcony i have ever seen
the bus route has been rerouted to pass the apartments with the main stop outside,the new louis supermarket is opposite with added noise from deliveries and extra traffic of lorries/vans etc.if you want a quiet night dont bother as in peak season it is on the road back to town from the clubs -which close at 6am!!so only good if you like an early wake up call