For a lively holiday within striking distance of the beach, the no-frills Panorama Studios and Apartments are spot on. There's a small pool and sun terrace outside, plus bars and restaurants on the doorstep.
If you want a simple base near Stalis beach, this place is ideal. It’s on the main beach road, just a minute’s walk from the sand. Plus, it’s in the heart of the action, with a great mix of bars, shops and restaurants on the doorstep.
In terms of facilities, the complex concentrates on the essentials. The pool sits to one side of the apartments, flanked by sunloungers and parasols. There’s a music bar here, too, with staff ready to bring your drinks and snacks direct to your sunlounger. Plus, the Panorama has its own stone-built bar right next to the beach.
On the food front, you’ve got an open-sided restaurant facing the street. It’s a casual affair where you can sit down to things like pizzas and crepes at both lunch and dinner.
As for accommodation, the studios and apartments are basic but comfortable, with whitewashed walls and good-sized balconies or terraces.
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You'll find the pool at the side of the apartments, bordered with sunloungers and parasols.
The open-sided restaurant looks out onto the road, where you'll be able to enjoy dishes like pizza and crepes for lunch and dinner.
If you're feeling peckish or you've worked up a thirst, head to the pool bar for a snack and a refreshing cocktail.
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studio for up to 3
Studio sleeps up to 3, with a double or twin beds and a single sofa-bed. Air-conditioning, a safety deposit box and TV are available at an extra charge.
studio for up to 3
Studio sleeps up to 3, with a double bed and a single sofa-bed. Air-conditioning, a safety deposit box and TV are available at an extra charge.
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Great place, friendly staff, good location
Initially, we were panicking about going here having read some really bad reviews. Our experience was nothing like this and those negative reviews couldn't have been further from the truth. This isn't a 5* hotel and it is in Greece so people should have more realistic expectations. Some people love to moan! We were made to feel very welcome from the minute we got there by Eva, who was also around to help us throughout the holiday if we needed it. Andreas and Manos at the bar/ restaurant were friendly and always made time to see how we were doing. The food at the restaurant was good and reasonably priced. The rooms are basic but clean and have everything you could need, unless you're planning on holding a fancy dinner party?! We didn't use a safe but locked our money in our suitcase and this was fine. The rooms were cleaned well every day and the balcony was spacious enough for the two of us. We were on the second floor with NO cockroaches. We spoke to a number of other people staying at the panorama studios and everyone seemed to be having a great holiday, no one spoke of money being stolen or cockroaches! The pool was nice and clean and the studios are in an ideal location with a good selection of bars and restaurants- not too lively, but enough to keep you entertained. The beach is two minutes walk away (if that) and is really lovely. It was windy on the first day we were there and we missed the wind when it went! Please do not be put off by negative reviews, they were in no way representative of the wonderful holiday we had in Stalis. Thank you to everyone at the Panaroma studios for making us feel so welcome. We already miss it! Meg & GemmaMore
Gemma_and_Meg, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Mold and limescale
We booked a stay for 1 week. The few pros are that the location is good, access to the beach is great and the people were friendly. However, the cons were so terrible, we just went to a different place for the last 2 days. The room was shoddy. To start with it was a really small studio, with a tiny balcony. That however was the least of the problems. The bathroom had mold in many places and the shower-head had limescale (picture attached). The kitchen was not really a place where you could make a decent meal, the draw with cutlery had some kind of water damage that made us stay away. Also, the slats of the bed were loose and moved around, and so we had to adjust their position every night. We tried to change the room for a couple of days, all that did was make the cleaner be very angry with us. There might be a newer section of the hotel that has better rooms, so if you do book, pray that you get a good room.More
pasalem, London, United Kingdom
I went to panorama last year and again this year and loved it!! We was there when all the safes were getting broken into this year and I think the staff did everything they could to help the holiday makers. Our rep was lovely but got rushed of her feet alot with mouning holiday makers who were complaining about everything they could!! The room are very basic but you are in greece after all and can not expect the same as in the uk. We did only have 2 chairs between 4 people In the studio however we used the chairs outside as well with no problem, we also had the right amount of cutlery. We was in a studio on thr second floor and had no cockroaches and our air con worked fine (you just need to change the settings to suit you the best) we had no problem with towels and bedding, the maids came in every day (apart from their 2 days off) and cleaned the room and made our beds. Our bedding were changed once half way through our 2 weeks. We had clean towels every other day during our stay too. As for money I would recomend taking a cash passport , there is a bank a 5 min walk away at the supermarket. Most of the resturants and shops take the card as payment but not all so do check before you go in to eat or shop. The staff at panorama are very nice and helpfull. No problem is to big for thwm. Manos who is in the bar/ resturant is lovely and always makes the children feel confortable, he often goes to the beach in the afternoon and builds sand castkes with the kids or swims in the sea with you. Ben is at the beach bar and is very helpfull, he will always make sure you are comfortable and have everything you need on the beach, he waits on you hand and foot!!! All in all a very lovely place with very nice and helpfull people. I will be going back next year and I would recomend this to anyone as it has something for all ages!!! More
lynda k, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
loved it here, will definately go back
stayed first 2 weeks in august 2014, it was quite clear on the first day that a few families had some issuses with money going missing........we didnt use the safe as a result but i have to say we had a great time, the only problem we had was that the shower head was broke, reported it and within an hour it had been replaced, yea the room was basic but what do you expect, it is greece after all manos and andreas who work in the bar was great, always made time to sit with us and chat, even re opened the bar for us late 1 night....... we met some lovely people, some that worked there, we would definately go back to the same hotel, we have already agreed on that i WOULD recommend this hotel, and i cant wait to go back, miss it already only been back a weekMore
dawn h, Bolton, United Kingdom
Worst accommodation ever !!!!
Worst accommodation we have ever stayed at in over 40 years of overseas holidays. We booked & paid for 1 bed apartment put in studio. For 'basic' read 'Shoddy', Badly maintained. Air con not working properly. There were 4 of us only 2 chair, 3 cups/saucers/3 plates/3 sets of knives & forks etc. Essentially a 3 person room. Managed to get room we booked after one week. Although larger not really any better. Air con not working properly. Bedding & towels only changed once in the 2 weeks we stayed. First day we arrived guests were realising they had money stolen from locked safes. We didn't bother with the safe so all our money & documents etc. we carried about with us at all times. Hotel/Restaurant would not take Thomson money card and neither would a lot of the shop/Bars in Stalis .Hotel management were not bothered or helpful in any way only when Thomson stepped in did we get what we paid for. Stalis resort is great as are most of the restaurants Stay at the Panorama at your peril.More
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