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Irini Studios

8 of 9 hotels in Parga

4 out of 5 from 6 reviews
Parga, Greece

6 Reviews

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Jill O'Connor
My perfect getaway
5 years 2 months ago
First visited Irini Studios in Sept 2011 and have been back 4 times since and will be returning in August. We never generally visit the same place twice but having been to Irini we don't want to go anywhere else.

Parga town itself is delightful and Irini Studios are a 10-15 minute walk from the town and beach Rooms are clean and traditionally furnished...which is nice. I like things to seem Greek when in Greece. Probably the main reason that we return is that Christos and his family are so friendly, kind and helpful....as soon as you get home you miss them all so you end up re-booking.
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Travel operator: Booked direct

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Typical Greek Studios with lovely pool
5 years 10 months ago
We enjoyed our stay at the Irini. I had telephoned the week before our stay to ask for a room above the ground floor. We were given room 2 on the top floor and could see the sea. We also had a view of the pool. The studio was typical of what you get in Greece. It had old fashioned wooden windows and shutters. I believe the ground floor rooms have been refurbished with modern shutters and screens. There were only a couple of small drawers but loads of wardrobe space and plenty of coat-hangers. There was a fridge, a small cooker/grill and a kettle. The cutlery was minimal. There was a small table and chairs. We thought the beds were quite comfortable and the bedding was changed twice a week. The towels were a bit raggy and like sandpaper. They were changed every couple of days and the whole place was kept spotless.

Christos is a very good host. He loves to help everyone if they are planning a trip out. He was very helpful when we were planning our trip to Meteora. He was also very concerned about us going out in the car when it was raining. The Greek night on Fridays was fun and a good opportunity to get talking to other guests. There were a lot of repeat guests and everyone was very friendly. The food was very good value, also the drinks with a large glass of wine being €2.50.

The pool was lovely and clean with plenty of sunbeds (Sept) and comfy mattresses. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay there again.

The Irini is situated on the main road into town and is about a 15 minute downhill walk to the nearest beach and a further 5 minutes or so to the town. There are several supermarkets and tavernas on the way down

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M.Ambridge
10 years 11 months ago
Stayed at the Irini Studios Parga for the second time.I am amazed at some of the comments regarding the owner.We found him to be extremely helpful and friendly.The pool,rooms and surrounding area were kept spotlessly clean at all times.Christos (the owner) was a mine of information and was keen for all of his guests to have a good relaxing holiday including peace and quiet!.He will arrange taxis ,car hire reservations at restaurants in fact anything you want .Most of the people we met were returning guests and all say they would not stay anywhere else.The Greek night was exceptional with lovely Greek food and traditional dancing.
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Travel operator: Kosmar

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11 years 10 months ago
We chose the Irini because of the pool and bar area.

The pool is spotlessly clean and the studios are cleaned most days, although we never had enough toilet paper or towels (1 medium sized towel each).

The studios are a good 20 minute walk into town (taxi 4 euros). We found the location very noisy because it was on the main road out of Parga (traffic noise was constant and started very early in the morning).

The pool was open during the day for snacks and there are several notices around the pool stating no inflatables, no food, no diving, the list goes on and on. One day a couple of children (aged about 7 and 8) took their lilo into the pool. The reaction of the owner had to be seen to be believed. Five minutes later, another child took an inflatable into the pool and he was fine about it. Explain that to the other children.

The bar opens in the evening and we went back a few times during our first week to be greeted with shrugged shoulders, eyes raised to heaven, and when one of our group tried, in vain, to make conversation, he turned his back. I think the owner needs to clarify the opening times of the bar, and be a bit more tolerant towards children (or remove the triple studios so he can only accommodate couples).

Someone on another site likened the Irini to a 'boot camp'.
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Travel operator: Kosmar

11 years 10 months ago
Honeymooners. You were lucky. Our third visit was in 2006 and the attitude of the owner was diabolical.

He upset a few people while we were there (they could not believe we were on our third visit).

He has very strict rules for the pool area, which are fine if you are a couple of over 50's with no kids, and was very moody.

If you were content to spend your whole evening at the bar he was really friendly. If you wanted a late drink, after going into town, his attitude was very different. We returned because the previous years he was fine but last year was awful. Think he gets fed up sat in the bar on an evening on his own then gets annoyed when people come back late expecting to drink til the early hours. Understandable, I suppose, but maybe he should just open the bar durng the day or close at midnight.
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Honeymooners
12 years 11 months ago
Having stayed at the Irini previously during 2004 I returned with my husband for our honeymoon. Christos and his family could not have been more helpful, pleasant and accommodating.

Everywhere was spotless, with Christos out cleaning the pool at 8am every morning. The friday night BBQ was a great fun night with more food than you could eat and at a very reasonable price including wine/beer.

The brochure warned of a walk to town and it was a fair distance but pleasant.

Personally I would recommend anyone to give the Irini a try - if you can get a room as I found it books up very very quickly.
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