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Aberdeen Studios
Camberley, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best holiday I've ever Had!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2011

This was me and my girlfriend's first time to Thassos, It was a beautiful island that still has it's original greek culture and mainly family run restaurants. Aberdeen Studios was much much more than we expected! The rooms had all the basics needed for a self catering Holiday. A Fridge, Cooking stoves and all to go with it. We arrived to find the room in Spotless condition, Zoi one of the assistants is very thorough in cleaning the room on a 2 daily basis with sheet changes twice a week. Each room has very effective air conditioning which costs 7 Euros a day, we found it was an essential especially as I find it hard to sleep in the heat and its more comfortable to come into a cool room after a hot day in the sun!. There's also a safe in each room at a cost of 1 Euro a day. The only bad this about the rooms is that the beds are a bit stiff.

The studios itself is a 10 minute walk from the ferry port and 15 minutes to walk into town. There are is a mini supermarket within 5 minutes of the studios or a larger one between the town and the studios. The studios can only hold 20 guests at a time so its nice and quiet. It caters to all ages and Vasallis and Carol (the owners) are extremely friendly and will do anything and everything they can for you. Bar prices are very good with special offers on drinks. The pool and surrounding areas are always kept very clean and it's a very relaxing environment to be in. As you can tell from other reviews, 'The Boss' as Vasallis calls himself is a complete nutcase and we found ourselves in hysterical laughter every night at the bar. He puts on productions and films it as he is an amateur film producer and in fact a member of a very famous band in Greece. He casts willing guests as the stars and it's great entertainment! You have to experience it to really see what I mean. However this may not be to the taste of everyone, but we found it hilarious and its a great getting to know the other guests and saying hello to them all at the poolside the next day and chatting. Visit their website if you want to see some videos aberdeen-studios.gr I believe.

FOOD - When I go away I like to indulge myself into the culture and food that the place is best known for. There are many restaurants on the island. We wanted to try the fresh fish and seafood that was caught locally so we asked Carol, the Thomson rep (who was available often and very helpful) and also the locals. They all recommended the same place. A family run Taverna called 'Simi'. The food was delicious and the service was extremely good and they were all very friendly. Food ranged from traditional homemade Greek favorites to Fresh fish including fillets of fresh Swordfish at very reasonable prices.

There is so much to say about Aberdeen Studios and the Island that i'd be here for hours! but we got back today and we're already planning to save to go back there again next year!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank Martin123100
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stormin50
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2011

This was our first experience of the Aberdeen but it certainly wont be our last! We have never laughed as much on a holiday. The Boss, (Visilis) his lovely wife, Carol and Zoi, their assistant made us welcome as soon as we got there and we felt at home immediately. The studios were set in a lovely olive tree grove and the rooms were very clean with a great pool area. The studios are situated just outside the town centre so are relatively quiet. The boss is a bit of a prankster and therefore, if you do not have a sense of humour then maybe this is not the holiday for you. On saying that, he does not force anybody into doing anything that they dont want to. He doesnt have to, he has plenty of people lining upto to take part in his 'productions'!! Carol and Zoi work very hard to make sure that you have everything you need for a wonderful holiday. We met some great people there who were returning to the Aberdeen for the umpteenth time and we hope to see them again next year. We really cannot praise the Aberdeen enough and look forward to going back there as soon as possible.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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11 Thank stormin50
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Pontefract
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2010

On arrival at the Aberdeen we were warmly greeted by Carol and Vassilis, and joined a band of travellers who had obviously been there several times. I must admit to being slightly nervous when first told of some of the activities carried out there - this lasted about 30 seconds, when it became apparent that I was in the company of the protagonists in those "productions", who had obviously thoroughly enjoyed the experience and lived to tell the tale.
I cannot believe that a previous reviewer complained about the standards of cleanliness at the Aberdeen - our room and bathroom were kept spotlessy clean throughout our stay (well done Zoi!). Evenings round the pool bar were always cosy and entertaining, with the opportunity to star in one of Vasilli's epics - but only if you were a willing participant. Carol's traditional Greek dishes like bean soup and her homemade moussaka were both delicious and generous in portion size. Altogether a memorable holiday, and one which we will be repeating as soon as possible.
Thank you Carol, Vasillis and Zoi - we are missing you all, and hope to see you soon - next time with more of the family.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank KenandHelenBanbury
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2010

The studios are approximately a 10 minute walk from the Ferry Port and 15 minutes from Thassos Town. They are owned by Vassilli and Carol who really cannot do enough to make the stay of their guests memorable and relaxing.
Each studio has comfortable twin beds each with a bedside cabinet, double wardrobe, dressing table and stool, and a storage unit, the floors are tiled and the bathroom has a shower with shower curtain, sink with shelf and a mirror. There is a basic kitchenette with electric hobs and a fridge and sink unit. There is also air conditioning at an additional but reasonable cost, with outside temperatures in early August topping 49C we consider this a must have.
The rooms were kept spotless by Carol and Zoi and the bedding and towels were changed 3 times a week.
The grounds were kept trimmed by Alex the owners son and the Poolside bar was always manned from early morning until the last guest had gone to bed, the bar was well stocked and at very reasonable prices. The pool is a very generous size but there is no childrens pool. It is surrounded by sun beds, with free parasols available if required. The pool area is surrounded with olive trees and these also offer welcome shade when the sunshine becomes too much.
Food was available all day with snacks from breakfast toast and jam to full English cooked breakfasts with "proper bacon" or "proper sausages" which were available all day. At lunch there were several "Traditional Greek dishes" from Greek salads to Greek lentil and bean soups as well as filled omelettes and toasties.
At night Carol and Zoi run the bar whilst Vassilli " The Boss" becomes entertainments officer with his own unique versions of "The play what I wrote" usually as director and scriptwriter. These events are always filmed then shown to guests arriving for the next fortnight, It's all great fun and different, just join in and enjoy the moment.
There are great restaurants in the Town with the Twins restaurant worth a visit, our favourite though was near the Ferry port called Mesoglios which had a vast range of foods, something for everyones taste and the prices were extremely reasonable around 18 - 20 Euros a couple.
You can of course self-cater and there are several good supermarkets in easy reach of the studios the nearest being in the “square” just 400 mtrs away.
Car hire, although affordable is not cheap, you can hire through the holiday rep or visit the hire shops themselves to negotiate a deal.
The island itself is not very big and can be driven around via the coast road in less than two hours without stopping, but why would you want to do that with Golden Beach and Alikes beach and miriads of small beaches and beach bars dotting the coast, all will welcome you with the usually friendly Greek welcome.
We have visited The Aberdeen Studios on 9 previous occasions and have already booked for 2011 as this place has a magic of its own. We are not unique in this as year on year we have met up with other returning couples all of whom share our enthusiasm for this friendly family run accommodation.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank GeeGWrighty
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2010

The island of thassos is lovely offering beautiful landscape, pretty villages, and a wide choice of beaches, great food and wine, at very reasonable prices. there are many excellent tavernas in limenas (thassos town) our favorites were simis, takis, pigis, mouyses, the twins, and patrikos.
The aberdeen apartments offer something very different in a holiday carol and zoi looked after their guests at the pool bar brilliantly and made sure the rooms were comfortable, well equiped and clean. bar prices are great and the local speciality food was superb. vasilis (the Boss) acted as operations director making sure they did their work, as his main function was to keep everyone entertained and in order. we were warned by him that this place is not normal and it certainly wasnt, signs around the pool set the tone of what is to come, we were regularly informed that returning guests were coming back for more punishment.... and they actually were! the team quickly created an inclusive community of guests generating a great atmosphere and most of them actually wanted to join in.
the entertainment is unusual to say the least and anarchic in line with vasilis' nutty sence of humour. its an experience that keeps guests returning for more and i can understand why and will be joining them at sometime provided vasilis has not been sectioned by then!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank rocdoc
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Property: Aberdeen Studios
Address: Thassos Town (Limenas), Greece
Region: Greece > Northeast Aegean Islands > Thasos > Thassos Town (Limenas)
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Ranked #2 of 35 Speciality Lodging in Thassos Town (Limenas)
Number of rooms: 5
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Aberdeen Studios Hotel Thassos Town (Limenas)
Aberdeen Studios Thassos Town (Limenas), Greece - Thasos

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