20 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Not as i had expected
"After reading such glowing reports,naturally my expectations were high, so imagine my dissappointment. It isn't a bad hotel but it certainly is not exceptional. it is very clean,but as for being very quiet and overtly friendly,i saw no evidence of this at all in fact i was woken most mornings to the sound of young children cavorting in the corridors which amplify the racket to seismic proportions."
- Travel date: 11th December 2011
"very clean,great location,wonderfull hosts. not only good food (try the full english breaky)but good value.My tip for eating out would be head for the beach and try the restaurants one the left."
- Travel date: 9th July 2010
The best holiday you could have
"Hi I just thought I should take time to let others know what a fantastic holiday we had this August. My husband and two boys stayed at the mayflower tingaki on the island of Kos.From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome,we were shown personally to our room and help was given with our lugage.The next morning we were introduced to the rest of the staff who for the remainder of the holiday could not have done anymore for us.One of the many highlights of our stay was the BBQ evening put on by the owners of the mayflower,with fantastic food and a chance to join in with the Greek dancers, a 100% from all the family, even my 15 year old got up to dance. Finally the rooms were excellent with everything you could need and the cleanliness of the whole appartments was top class."
- Travel date: 24th October 2009
best greek holiday
"We have just returned from the best greek holiday we have ever had. We had a 2 bedroom apartment and it was so spacious and had 2 bathrooms which was handy with 2 children. The rooms were immaculate. The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to help you. The hotel do a BBQ night with greek dancers which is very entertaining. I would recommend you hire a car as there are some lovely sights to see and some fantastic beaches, Paradise Beach was the best. Try the local restaurants Spros and Saggitarius which are within walking distance. If you travel with Thomson the holiday rep Matthew is very helpful!! We would definately stay here again."
- Travel date: 1st June 2009
"Booked a week with Olympic - couldn't find a review so thought I would add one.These apartments are 3 blocks of well maintained apartments set in amongst fruit trees and vegetable plots. They are owned by Dimitri and his family and you will see most of his family working there. It is about a 10 minute walk down to the bay area. There is a very reasonable supermarket next door where you can buy your loo roll -you only get one supplied then you have to buy your own. The rooms are clean and hot water is plentiful. We even had a shower curtain which, if you travel to Greece alot, you will realise is not something you see too often. Our holiday rep holds a quiz night once a week on a Sunday and along with Dimitris great cooking you get a good night out for 8.5 euros. We also booked a car at the time of booking the holiday - not a good idea - we could have got a better car for a much cheaper price at Manolis. There is much to see and do so I would recommend hiring car to see a bit of the island. We recommend; driving up to Kefalos town - the views over Kamari Bay are stunning, driving to Zia, the sunsets are something else (took us 40 mins), explore some of the beaches; Markos, Sunset, Magic (10 mins), Tigaki (30 mins). Worth bearing in mind that there is no taxi rank in the resort. Captain Johns is a great restaurant right on the beach - it is owned by Dimitris family and you get great service and good food. There are bars along the main road (we liked Popeyes) and even more along the harbour wall. Nothing too noisy or major and any loud music goes off at midnight."
- Travel date: 29th July 2008
As good as it gets!
"We have just returned from a two week break at the Mayflower Aparthotel in Tigaki, not our first vist we have been there before and will certainly return. We can sympathize with the previous review regarding late room availability but we found the welcome and service from Christos and his mother Ellia warm, welcoming and faultless. The hotel room which was a spacious one bedroom apartment was spotless and kept so the whole of our stay, without going to 5 star hotels you won't find better accomadation in Kos. My partner who goes for a swim early each morning found the pool clean with no trace of the dead insects from the night before mentioned by the previous review. (one or two maybe but not enough to be of concern) The food from the hotel is good but we found it hard to complain about any of the local restaurants, Saggitarius, Rodini & the Mediterranean being exceptionally good. If you want to walk to the beach area the Scala is also particularly good. The beach in Tigaki is good but I would add that if you hire a car the beaches on the road to Kefalos are exceptional and less crowded. If you do go to Tigaki beach hire your sunbeds from Chrissy's or Heaven - comfort on the beach without being too crowded. You should hire a car in Kos there is so much to see although you can see the island with a whistle stop tour in one day, hiring a bike is also a local favourite. Although Tigaki is one of the quieter resorts the Mayflower is set back from the main road and is perfect for people who like a peaceful get away without being to far away from any local bars and restaurants. We will certainly be returning to the Mayflower next year."
- Travel date: 2nd July 2008
okay but not what we expected
"we have just returned from a two week holiday at the mayflower aparthotel in tigaki. we were staying in a spacious two double bedroomed apartment seperate to the main building with a balcony from every door. It was in a beautiful spot, views of the mountains from one balcony and a very well kept garden of fruit trees and roses surrounding the apartment. The apartments are quiet, located on a quiet country lane with no buildings next door. The only night that there was some bar noise was that of the greek night on a thursday which we could hear 'noise' until 2.30am, however the other nights were all peaceful. The communual areas were clean and the main reception area was pleasent. Our initial experience on arrival was not so good. After travelling from 1am with 3 children 13,5,2, we arrived at the aparthotel early afternoon, ourselves and another family of 5 were last to be checked in. We were greeted with 'sorry your rooms are still occupied, the other families have paid to keep the rooms until 7.00pm, you will not be able to get your key until after then. 3 exhausted kids, especially the two year old who desperately needed to rest and we had no room. As a couple we wouldn't have minded so much but all our children were tired and grumpy and didn't want to sit in the foyer or around the pool for several hours, we to had paid for the room and was expecting to use it on arrival. we were offered a drink. On entering our room finally, we presumed that the cleaners had rushed to get us in, fine; perhaps tomorrow the broken glass, food and dust would be swept from under and around the edge of the sofa bed, and the edges of the floor, under the beds and behind the drawers etc would be dust and food free. Not the clean rooms we had read about!! Perhaps if i had mentioned it it would have got done but i shouldn't have needed to and i didn't want to go in to the reception complaining, so we just got on with it. It stayed!!!! As way of an appolgy for the fiasco on arrival, the hotelier offered us a free night at the greek night, we thanked them and accepted. Unfortunately our son didn't cope to well with heat and on and off was poorly with a temp and upset tummy, so we were unable to attend, we appologised and explained this to the lady and the following day we went and bought a fan to help our son sleep. There was no air conditioning unit in the room were the children were sleeping and we felt 10 euros per night would be to much to pay for 2 weeks so this was the next best thing. The following day we were asked why we had a fan in the room, we should hire them from the hotel at 2 euros per night. This was not on the notice board in our room with the other 'rules'. We had explained the night before about our son being unwell. It was made very clear that she was not happy and we were told not to pass the fan on to any other people at the hotel. And finally the pool. We spent most of our first week out and about, the only time we used the pool was on our return late in the afternoon. The pool and surrounding area on these occassions were clean and pleasent, plenty of sun beds to use a nice size baby pool, great. Our last 5 days were a little lazier, we would use the pool first thing in a morning, on 3 mornings i had to spend my time fishing all the dead flies from both pools before my children could and would get in. I would have presumed that before the pool opened to guests each day, that this would have been done!!! I wouldn't use these apartments again, other guests there seem to have been happy, they tended to be elderly or middle aged couples, this is just my honest opinion after staying there with three children. I have visited tigaki on numerous occassions, the only thing i expect or hope for, which isn't hard to achieve, is a clean apartment and not to have to spend half an hour clearing dead flies from a pool."
- Travel date: 25th June 2008
We have stayed at the Mayflower twice no...
"We have stayed at the Mayflower twice now and have booked up again for 2009. This has to be one of the best, if not, the best place to stay in any of the Greek islands. These apartments are outstanding; the resort is fantastic, quiet if you want it and full of life if you want that too. My recommendation is book up to go to the Mayflower, you will not regret it! Do what you want to do; when you want to do it, itâs as simple as that. The staff at the complex go that âextra mileâ to ensure your stay with them is exactly as it says on the tin (brochure), fantastic! Everything is within easy walking distance from the hotel, shops, bars etc and all are well priced for authentic Greek food. "
- Travel date: 15th June 2008
Mayflower the Best!
"My Husband & I have just returned from a weeks break at the Mayflower. It was fantastic! The owners were so friendly & made you feel so welcome. The rooms were spotless aswas the pool & the rest of the hotel. It was nice & quite on a night so you were able to get a good nights sleep. If you are looking for a good restaurant go to Rodinis on the main street. we have eaten there for the last 3 years. It is a family run place with lovely fresh food. (you will come home a few pounds heavier!) You must try the white wine. We can't wait to go back to the Mayflower but for a longer time."
- Travel date: 29th May 2008
We spent 2 lovely weeks at the family ru...
"We spent 2 lovely weeks at the family run Mayflower Hotel in 2007. The apartments were very comfortable and clean. People come back year after year which is down to the staff being so friendly and welcoming. Even though we went mid-season the pool was never crowded and there was always sunbeds available. We enjoyed the Greek night with the dancers. The family all got up and danced for us which was a real treat. We were told by all the reps that the Mayflower was the best accomodation on the island. We normally don't go back to the same place but, we can't wait to go back this year."
- Travel date: 3rd May 2008
My wife and I have just returned from a ...
"My wife and I have just returned from a weeks holiday at the Mayflower Hotel and it was superb, by far the best hotel we have ever stayed in in Greece. The hotel is quite "posh" looking, as far as Greek hotels go, its light, airy, spacious, clean and the staff are really friendly and make you feel so welcome. They all speak fantastic English which is helpful. We had an apartment to the side overlooking Zia and the mountains, which was lovely and peaceful. The apartments are big, reasonably comfy. We had a balcony off the bedroom and off the lounge which is a bit unique. The walk into Tingaki takes about 5 minutes, no hills to deal with. Its quite a dark walk back to the hotel in the evening as its set on a back road so can feel a bit scary at first but nothing to worry about, the cows, turkeys and dogs will look after you!!! The resort itself is nice, and busier than what we were expecting. The best restaurant in Tingaki is Meni.....you must go there as the food and service is amazing, and no more expensive than the other restaurants. Beach is lovely and the doughnut seller always comes just when you start to get a bit peckish!! Our Thomson rep was Niki, lovely girl and was extremely helpful throughout our stay. Popped in on an almost daily basis and she took the time to check everything was okay. I really recommend the Mayflower, and the tabby cat who likes to shade IN the pool table is very entertaining!! Enjoy!"
- Travel date: 27th September 2007
"Just returned from our holiday at the Mayflower, the rooms were bright , clean and spacious, the staff helpful and friendly and you don't have to race for a sunbed every day. The owners do a weekly Greek Night, with entertainment and home made food. Tingaki town is a ten minute walk away with a large supermarket the same distance, you will get used to the growling guard dogs while passing a 'Villa' at the half way stage! The town itself is a non-descript one street drag of bars and restaurants fronted by smarmy local ' waiters', and forget about shopping here as there is nothing that you would want to buy. Take a trip up to mountain village Zia for the sunset and quality tavernas, or hire transport and visit nearby Marmari for a welcome change of scenery, there is also a go-cart track between the Mayflower and Marmari. The bus service to Kos Town runs on the hour, take an evening trip for some shopping. You will have to look hard for any entertainment in Tingaki, just one bar featured the usual karaoke and Elvis rubbish. But , for a quiet holiday, you can't go wrong at the Mayflower where you are welcome and comfortable. Fraser, Brackley UK."
- Travel date: 16th September 2007
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Mayflower Apartments is also called
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