30 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Very good value.
"Before you read on, this review is true, honest and not written whilst still in holiday mode. Ok, location is slightly out of the way, local bus service is very regular and cheap and the taxi service is also reasonable. The room service was excellent with bed sheets, towels etc changed every other day. Food was very good, both snacks, main meals and drinks very reasonably priced. All of the family are very friendly and always welcoming no matter what time of day [or night, cheers George] The only critisism we have was the self catering facilities were very basic. What we mean by that statement is two rings, one kettle and a few pots and cutlery, please include a toaster for our next visit. There is a beach within walking distance which was ok, sunbeds and brollies etc, but beach volley ball and the usual music blasting out just wasn't our thing. If you want a more secluded sandy beach, either hire a car and go and find them or catch the local bus and get dropped off along the way. Pefkos main beach has everything you need, food and drink on tap, changing facilities, sunbeds and brollies at 8 euros, plenty to go around. If you want to stay at the poolside at the Cosmos Maris all day, every day, you will also have everything you need, but get up early to stake your claim to your little piece of Rhodes heaven, why move when you have multi wide screen televisions, wi-fi and pool table. Cosmos Maris do provide a variety of entertainment throughout the week, rangeing from Abba tributes to a very good guitarist and a very funny Greek Night to a quiz night. Many thanks to George and all the family for a fantastic fortnight. "
- Travel date: 13th September 2012
Hospitality is second to none!
"I loved this place! It is made by the helpfulness and friendliness of the hosts. The apartments are spotlessly clean and the food and entertainment (and we're not usually party people) were brilliant. So relaxing! All George asks is that we enjoy the holiday and then he and his family work tirelessly, day and night, to make your holiday dreams come true, always with a smile and a great sense of fun. George, how do you manage to remember everyone's names? I must admit that I was not too happy, initially, with the remote location of the apartments and the room, room 2, when I first saw it, as it seemed like we were in the basement, and we had a patio on the bottom floor. The hotel was fully booked and as we had not requested a higher floor with a balcony (there did not seem an option when booking) we were unable to change. However there was a lovely view of the garden, the room was quiet and comfortable and reasonably private, so after initial disappointment it was fine. It would have been good to have a table and chairs and/or a settee, rather than having to sit on the beds, as there seemed to be enough room, but again, I would have been happy to stay in a corridor here, because being here was a pleasure from start to finish, because of the hospitality of the hosts. I defy anyone not to feel good when around George and his family. Plus there was not an area within the complex that was not kept spotlessly clean at all times! The area Lothikaria, is between Pefkos and Lardos, with very few other facilities, but the car hire, George's, and supermarket Valentina are reasonable. The beach is lovely, but stay left for peace and quiet, left if you want to be cosy with Italians from the large complexes, or do watersports. There is everything you need in Cosmos Maris and the Greek night is a hoot. Lazy Day cruise is a great day out. If you want to explore then taxis, buses or car hire are easy ways to get around this lovely island. Rhodes is wonderful and Cosmos Maris is definitely the place to stay!It will be the best holiday decision ever! "
- Travel date: 20th July 2012
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"We discovered the cosmos maris 3 years ago and we had a lovely holiday, so much so that we are all booked up to go again next year. the accomodation is very clean and comfortable in fact it was excellent, the best we have experienced. and everyone is made very welcome from George and his family. They put some entertainmet on and we would certainly recommend the greek night it is realy fun. It is so nice we wish we had known about it years ago, and will certainly be going there on the rest of our holidays. The location is good and Lindos is very close, just 10 minutes in a taxi or bus, and is not expensive. George and family make you very welcome and nothing is to much trouble, and it wouldn't be the same if they were not there, they make sure that guests enjoy their holiday. All the best George and family look forward to seeing you all again in 2012."
- Travel date: 16th December 2011
Just GO to the Cosmos Maris
"We have just returned from the Cosmos Maris (06.07.11 to 20.07.11). Fantastic. Everything we had read about it before we travelled was correct. George you have a lovely family and thank you for making everything so perfect. We met some really lovely people (you know who you are). Dined several times at Roulas in the town, drank plenty at the Yammas Bar (you must try the FBI cocktail). Thanks to Lucas for ferrying us home when the taxis were on strike. Hire a car at Georges just down the road and book your trips through the local travel agents. Nobody can do enough for you. Make sure you go to Glistra Beach - they do the best "burger van" food you can image - all fresh and cheap. Good food, good drink, good fun and great great times. Thanks again. Hope to be back soon. Sue & Ernie "
- Travel date: 26th July 2011
Another Great Holiday
"Just returned from our third trip to the Cosmos Maris. As ever this is a fantastic hotel and everything is spotless and clean rooms cleaned everyday and towels changed alternate days. George and his family make you feel very welcome from the moment you arrive and nothing is too much trouble. The food at the poolside bar is very resonably priced and plentyful. Greek night and quiz night where well attended and great fun. We met some lovely people whilst we have been there, and had a great time. We will definately be going back. Barrie and Helen (Manchester)"
- Travel date: 20th July 2011
"stayed in cosmos maris last year and have booked to retun same time this year. We have never felt so relaxed on holiday before. George and family do everthing to make sure your stay is one you will always remember.The room was spacious and spotless.The Greek night and BBQ is not to be missed excellent value for money"
- Travel date: 14th March 2010
"well our holiday could not of been better the cosmos and george and his family could not of been more welcoming. If there was anything that you needed it was there for you lovely spotless rooms infact the whole hotel was spotless cleaned everyday lovely pool area and good prices also. the best places to eat are a short 20 minute walk into lardos village whare you will find a lovely atmosphere at the squre i personaly recomend valentinas and roulas they are amazing and then head over to the square bar for fantastic coffe and great cocktails and whare u will also meet george who runs the bar. overalllardos is a great place to go so friendly and relaxing it deservers more than a 10 and the cosmos even better but unfortunately we went to book our holiday last week and there was no more rooms left so we are going accross the road but will defanatly be visiting george and the family and hopefully the greek night will be on as that is the best night of all i would recomend the cosmos to any one."
- Travel date: 3rd August 2009
"fantastic brilliant .....what more can qwe say. From the check in to departure the holiday was A1 no complaints at all....the hospitality was fantastic from George and family always on hand to help and accomodate your every need, a honeymoon to remember and a holiday in the meking for next year. "
- Travel date: 16th July 2009
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"We had a first class holiday, the food was excellent and the room was comfortable and very clean, the staff could not be more helpfull. The entertainment was adequate, not over the top or too loud, catering for all age groups staying at the hotel. I recommend the Greek night, the food was fantastic and the dancing superb as well as fun. The area surrounding the hotel was safe and friendly with good beech access and very good shops all within a 5 minute walk. "
- Travel date: 12th October 2008
Wonderful hotel, run by George and his f...
"Wonderful hotel, run by George and his family, lovely people. If you want noisy games and constant entertainment, then its not for you, but if you want a quiet relaxing holiday with a lovely pool, and everything close at hand, then it is exactly the place for you. The rooms are cleaned regularly, in fact the place is kept spotless, and you can always get a good nights sleep as it all goes quiet after one, hotel is situated in the quieter part of Lardos, but not too far from livelier center, and only a short taxi ride from Pefkos where you will find lots of bars and restaurants. We love the place and have already booked up for June 2009."
- Travel date: 25th September 2008
could not fault hotel at all i have stay...
"could not fault hotel at all i have stayed in 5star hotels that are not as clean as this.they could not do enough for you ,so friendly as are all the guests in the hotel , the rooms are ample size, the food in the hotel was plentiful and cooked wonderful.george and all is family and staff made this a wonderful holiday for me and my daughter.i must also comment on the yamis bar in the village centre, the staff were wonderful to us even a free drink was waiting for us.so george i must thank you for everything you did to make this enjoyable and you will see us againmany thanks dot and sarah"
- Travel date: 13th June 2008
A recommendation for food. Having visite...
"A recommendation for food. Having visited Nydri many times and been disapointed with the standard of food in the restaurants....at last we have found a cracker. At the very end of the Marina (next to the Ionian restaurant) you must try Ivari. Run by an English lady and her Greek husband, the traditional food is very high quality, and only slightly more expensive than the other eateries. Do not be put off by the decor, once you have eaten there you will go back!"
- Travel date: 13th June 2008
Top traveller tips for Cosmos Maris
"Join in !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"It is a no brainer- go there and enjoy-it is easy to love everything about Cosmos Maris!"
"just go there, its bril,l it's spotless and welcoming."
"beach is shingle you need shoes"
"valentinas and roulas"
"great,friendly and relaxing"
"casa flavia excellent food and service"
"Friendly local community spirit making holidaymakers feel like part of the community"
Cosmos Maris is also called
- Cosmos Maris Apartments
- cosmos maris pefkos
- cosmos maris hotel pefkos