14 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Alan and Christine Mapley guests at the hotel although we did not stay in the hotel this year ,we were invited to have a drink with the owners and were welcomed back as if we were family.we were walking by the hotel and the mother of the owner recognised us from two years previous which was great. the day after we went out to the beach on the way back we went to the KOKALAKIS to use their pool and allowed to use the pool the rest of our holiday even though we were stopping just around the corner. we would recommend the hotel to anybody whom wishes to have a relaxing and welcoming holiday at a great hotel. "
- Travel date: 4th November 2010
Have returned from yet another visit to ...
"Have returned from yet another visit to our friends at the Kokalakis Hotel and they could not have made us more welcome yet again. This is our fifith visit to the resort and the hotel. We cannot thank them enough for their hospitality and friendship. The resort is sooooooo relaxing and clean. The hotel is one of the best I have ever visited both for hospitality and cleanliness. Keep up the good work. Even with a baby to take care of Nitsa is more than attentive to all her guests needs. Poppy's cakes just keep getting better and better. They cannot do enough to make your stay so enjoyable, and part of the family atmosphere. We will be back again next year."
- Travel date: 5th October 2008
Had a great week here in Oct 2007 rooms ...
"Had a great week here in Oct 2007 rooms basic but very clean - location fabulous plenty of local bars and restaurants within easy walking distance - lovely family run hotel and would definately consider going back again. Very relaxing!!!!!"
- Travel date: 9th August 2008
Kefalos - I loved it! My friend and I h...
"Kefalos - I loved it! My friend and I have just spent 7 days at the Kokalakis Hotel. The rooms were basic but very clean (cleaned every day and the balcony washed down). It's a family run hotel and what a lovely family they are - welcoming, friendly, helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Nice pool area and no fights for the sunbeds - there were always plenty. The beach is just across the road and so the hotel couldn't be more well placed. Kefalos is quiet and very laid back and ideal for those of us who need to unwind and relax. No loud music and hoards of energetic revellers, just sun, sea, relaxation, good food, drinks and friendly locals and hotel guests. Go to Nisyros (an hour from Kefalos by boat). It's a volcanic island - go to see the volcano. The main town is Mandraki, which is right on the sea shore and is lovely. Nisyros also has the oldest monastery in all the islands. We are definitely going back to Kefalos - it's my kinda town.........."
- Travel date: 3rd July 2008
Myself and my husband stayed at the Koka...
"Myself and my husband stayed at the Kokalakis hotel in Kefalos in July this year and what a fabulous holiday we had. The hotel had a warm friendly family atmosphere and particularly Nitsa, her mum and Poppy made us feel extremely welcome. The hotel really is "a stones throw" from the beach and is very clean with a wonderful pool. The breakfasts were really nice, particularly Poppys home made melon marmalade. Other meals available during the day were equally good. Nitsa and her whole family went out of their way to make our stay and pleasant one and we have already booked for July 2008! Kefalos itself, is lovely and quiet away from the busier resorts, but other resorts easily accessed by a good bus service. Thank you to all at the Kokalakis and we look forward to seeing you again in 2008. Keith and Carole."
- Travel date: 12th November 2007
What a fabulous hotel - 2 stars maybe bu...
"What a fabulous hotel - 2 stars maybe but with 5 star services. This spotlessly clean hotel offers home from home atmosphere where the owners are only too happy to do everything possible to make your holiday memorable. We had a one bedroom apartment which had a double bedroom with air conditioning (Small charge payable locally) a twin bedroom/lounge with proper beds and a small kitchenette area. The room was large and clean with TV and fridge included (kettle too!!) Lots of hanging space and plenty of hangers provided. The owners were always on hand and nothing was too much trouble. The pool area is big enough to cope with the 32 rooms and the Hotel is opposite a shingle coarse sand beach with plenty of sun beds on offer. There are some fabulous local restaurants and very reasonably priced - try Marias just next door to the Hotel for some of the best Greek food you will ever try â enormous portions and service with a smile. The local supermarket opposite offers everything you might need including post box and telephones and phone cards. Kefalos is a sleepy little resort with a beach, harbour, old town, a few shops, bars, and restaurants - overall just perfect."
- Travel date: 23rd October 2007
This is the second time we have been to ...
"This is the second time we have been to this hotel, normally we donât return to the same place but we enjoyed our stay so much the first time hence the return. It is a super friendly home from home hotel where you are made to feel part of the family. The rooms are spotlessly clean. Hotel well positioned in the centre of Kefalos which is the ideal place for a relaxing holiday. Plenty of places to eat and all as good as each other very friendly and greet you as if you are their long lost relative. Will certainly return and to the Kokalakis good luck to Nitsa with her for coming new arrival and keep cooking those super cakes Poppi."
- Travel date: 15th July 2007
If you are looking for a relaxing holida...
"If you are looking for a relaxing holiday served up with fantastic Greek hospitality then look no further. This was our fourth year running to stay at this hotel where the family have continued to make us not just welcome but feel part of the community. So if you are looking for a holiday with a twist Greek life this is a must, however if you prefer just to relax and do your own thing then there will be no interference. As mentioned the food is excellent with a special mention for Mariaâs where the owner daily fishes and offers the catch on the evening menu. The resort is laid back with plenty of taverna,s to choose from not a bustling place so not a place for party goers who should look to kardamena further up the coastline. "
- Travel date: 19th June 2007
We had a wonderful and relaxed holiday a...
"We had a wonderful and relaxed holiday at the Kokalakis, the staff were very friendly and could not do enough for you. The rooms were spotless and overlooked the pool, although we went in a quieter time of the year and there was not a lot of noise from the area. The breakfasts were a traditional Greek, jam, toast and juice but an English breakfast was available at about 3 or 4 euros depending on what you required. The Captains bar across the road deserves a special mention, so polite and the Kleftiko was to die for, can honestly say that we never had a bad meal at anytime nor anywhere else for that matter. The hotel is directly opposite the beach across a small road. To the right takes you up to the harbour past bars and restaurants and away to the left is like a long road with hotels and shops. Very quiet at time of year, but we preferred that. We went with another couple and no kids (heaven) Moonlight cruise is a must, party on a secluded beach doing Greek dancing with lots of wine and a bar-b. The Greek people are fantastic. Kokalakis was great...Def going back sometime."
- Travel date: 1st February 2007
A very enjoyable friendly atmosphere gre...
"A very enjoyable friendly atmosphere greets you to this hotel, and resort. The weather was guaranteed sunshine every day, hotel was within a stones throw of the beach, a small supermarket was 100 yards away for self catering needs, and most of all local transport was easy to get around the island with the bus stop at the entrance to the hotel. Everywhere we ate, the food was 1st class (we never heard any complaints, you normally do). Room Nice to get a double bed for once, (for the adults), and for my daughter she had a good sized single bed in a separate area (it could have slept an adult easily). There was everything you needed for self catering facilities, and also a good sized freezer with small freezer compartment. For extra charge you could also have air conditioning in your room, but the television was free. Hotel Nice friendly reception area where you can change travelers cheque at excellent rate. The bar has everything in stock and draws in some nice people to chat with, and there is a restaurant area which mainly caters for breakfast, but the tavernas are very close by. Pool Two pools, one large pool with a steady floor, and a childâs pool. Both ok water not uncomfortably cold, and quite safe. Overall we had a pleasant stay and shall be returning next year, the island and resort has everything for us to enjoy a family holiday with great weather."
- Travel date: 20th October 2006
We have just returned from a weeks stay ...
"We have just returned from a weeks stay at the kokalakis hotel. It is a lovely family run hotel, the whole family are there and are very, very friendly. The hotel is very clean and the staff cannot be faulted in any way. The hotel is situated over the road from the beach and is in the middle of the resort. There are always plenty of sun loungers and the pool is never crowded. The resort itself is low key and very relaxing. Plenty of choice of places to eat etc. we had a brilliant time and cannot wait to return for our next trip there. It is easy to see why people return to this hotel year after year for 25 years running. Thank you to Nitsa the owner for making our holiday so special and her family who help her. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Have a great time."
- Travel date: 30th July 2006
Wonderful family welcome awaits you! Cle...
"Wonderful family welcome awaits you! Clean homely hotel just a stones throw away from the beach. Wonderful pool, very relaxed atmosphere. Too many beautiful tavernas to choose from along the beach...youâre spoilt for choice. This was our second visit to the hotel Kokalakis and my husband & I cannot wait until September 06 when we return to hotel Kokalakis. Great tours offered by Kosmar or you can just do your own thing, a trip to the wonderful village of Zia is a must & also Marcos bay if you can get there. Also we went to a beach barbecue after watching the sunset by boat organised by Kosmar. Great laugh and free booze!!!! Lovely trinket shops to browse in along the main street and yet again more lovely places to eat if tired of the beach. Good bus service right outside hotel going to Kos town. Hotel Kokalakis is fantastic for couples to unwind. Everyone is friendly in the resort and Iâm sure you will have a totally relaxing holiday. P.s. Donât be on a diet when you go as gorgeous cream cakes are just across the street from Kokalakis in general store. Also I would recommend a visit to Harry Lumani's restaurant as he is a fantastic host, just off the beach & also Scallis restaurant for lamb & ribs. Then walk it all off the next day by visiting old Kefalos up in the hills."
- Travel date: 9th April 2006
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