53 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"The room was okay but bulb kept blowing, the cleaners came round the first two days then didn't bother again so had no towels or loo roll,paid for WI-FI and didn't even get to my room, the food taste like sick, some was okay, was playing games and the manager told me and my girlfriend to shhhhhhh, this was at 1 in the afternoon, (melt) but the barmen was well okay polite and even left him a tip. if anything don't bother. "
- Travel date: Sat 13th of June 2015
Hotel from Hell
"Please be aware, the reviews from people for this hotel is actually the wrong hotel, they are reviewing the Pefkos Beach Hotel. This hotel is the hotel from hell."
- Travel date: Fri 20th of February 2015
lack of management skills unless your not English
"arrived late at night due to French strike and no rooms available was told we could be put up in another hotel that we found out later was a hostel,we got our hotel room at 1pm the next day after meany arrguments with the management ,rooms basic ,food indescribable ,hotel and pools good lovely views etc we that is three couples got no compensation off the management except free air con.no entertainment at night only music from the bar staff,they kept running out of spirits at the bar ,the beer was ok for a couple of nights then had a funny taste ,breakfast was cold beans ham cheese ,powdered scrambled egg flan and ham done in a oven or small hot dogs if you where lucky ,Greek food of many varieties for dinner and tea ,the start of the holiday spoilt it and we ate out most night ,we where all inclusive but still spent 400 on food and drink out side the resort I've been going to Rhodes for six years and would not stop a that hotel again so beware "
- Travel date: Thu 20th of June 2013
"Just back from a 14 night stay here on a self catering basis with my husband and children aged 16 and 10. Have stayed in Pefkos and Rhodes many times and this hotel is one of the best. Rooms were fantastic and very clean. Daily maid service and clean towels nearly every day which is something which you don't always get. Reception staff very friendly. Launderete on site for 8 euros and a iron and ironing board. Pool bar not our cup of tea at night as too noisy with kids playing pool, often unsupervised and because we have visited Pefkos before we preferred our old haunts at night time. Only critisism of this hotel was lack of sunbeds and the fact that even at 8am in the morning there were sunbeds with towels on even though often not occupied until late morning! All in all you won't be disappointed if you stay here. Central for everywhere and hotel supermarket is probably the best value for money. Walk to the bakery on the hill is a absolute must, even if you only lavish the wonderful air conditioning for five minutes and buy a 1 euro loaf of gorgeous greek bread. Local beach straight down the road in front of hotel very good but costs 16 euro for four beds so need to budget but nice change from the pool area. "
- Travel date: Sun 14th of August 2011
"Me, my partner and my two children (ages 1 and 2) went last year (2010) for two weeks in september. It was fantastic, the hotel is lovely and clean and theres plenty for the children to do. The resort itself has plenty of restaurants and most of them have play areas. I would recommend this hotel to everyone. Also the weather was fab!!
We are in the process of booking again for next year!! Can't wait!"
- Travel date: Fri 13th of May 2011
"Had 2 fantastic weeks the complex is kept clean, maid in 6 days out of 7 bar staff resturant staff all helpful nothing the bother.Mr Mingos has his eyes every where and keeps is staff in line. Anthula on reception is very helpful and knows the areas well.Plenty places to eat/drink, try The Oasis pool spent all day there and settled our bill on leaving. The cake shop up the hill is to die for well worth the walk, and getting the calories off for the next cake !!!! Our Thomson rep Laura was very helpful and went out of her way to offer advice.Would encourage a stay at this complex to everyone,you only need to take your clothes, as hair drier in the room plus movie channel, music 24/7 no charge, laundry facilities on hand GREAT "
- Travel date: Sat 17th of July 2010
"Just back from Pefkos Beach. Very impressed with our room. Room was spotless and well laid out. Lovely views. Climb up hill was a bit of a killer but got used to it after a while. We never used the pool as thought the sunbeds round the pool area were a bit too cramped together and over crowded. The staff at reception were all lovely and very helpful.Never used the restaurant as have our favourite the Hellas Garden that we go to but have used it in previous years and was very nice. Would recommend this accommodation to anyone."
- Travel date: Thu 24th of June 2010
"we went to peftkos beach during the last week of season, and although alot was closed the bars and restaurants were delightful. two brothers was gorgeous except it seemed pricey as they advertised a 15% off but it turned out to be only for the beer!!!
which was annoying. enigma was lovely my husband loved his tagatelle with seafood dish, i however preferred the food in nostalgia, it was delicious every time no moaning and 20% off everytime!!and very child friendly. georges was ok but we got infested by ants and it ruined the meal. rooms in peftkos beach were stunning,very comfortable and very spacious!! however the biggest downfall was when we were charged 70 euros for apparently breaking a chair due to it getting wet outside(due to rain)so 50 euros went to a new chair which angered us as it might well have gotten wet but we certainly didnt bend it in half to break it!!they also charged my 16 month old son 20 euros for breaking a bit of plastic off their offers sign which was situated in the bedrooms!! ridiculous!!big let down and has put us off going back,we will be complaining!!we were also refused entry back into our room 2 mins after official checkout time,we needed to get dry as the rain was so bad wed gotten drenched and needed to warm back up.however even after saying we have 3 kids under 5 they refused to let us back in!!!!we were freezing.the weather was hot as hell for 3 days then the rest of hols was grey glum then torrential rain!! we will definately be going back to rhodes next september but not to peftkos beach hotel..although stunning is really not worth the hassel of potential accidents!!"
- Travel date: Sun 1st of November 2009
Brilliant stay at the Pefkos Beach Hotel
"We went to Pefkos 3 years ago, but we have just returned from our first stay at Pefkos Beach Hotel. We asked for a quiet room, preferably with an upper floor and a double bed. When we checked in the receptionist (Ray) went through our requests and said that we had a lovely appartment up the hill. The appartment turned out to be brilliant. Very modern and clean with a separate kitchen. The bathroom was not the usual Greek bathroom that we had been expecting! It was big with a shower in the bath, which you didn't have to hold! There was constant good water pressure and the water was hot enough to shave in.The toilet was clean and fresh. I didn't have to do any cleaning! The beds were single, but placed together, and they were new! Bins were emptied every day except Sunday and we had clean linen and towels every 3 days. The appartments are spread over quiet a hilly area, but there is a 'lift' to get you up half the hill, then steps. The gardens are really lovely and beautifully kept.All the staff were friendly and work very hard. The guys in the poolbar were really efficient at multi-tasking! Their breakfasts were good too, and prices were comparable with the rest of Pefkos. A downside was the price of the air con... 110 euro for 2 weeks. Also we couldn't leave it on (or charge anything up) while we were out, as the elecricity only worked when our key fob magnet was connected. The air-con took a long time to reach a comfortable temp as it is very hot there. We think the price of the air-con far outweighed the useage of it, even if we had it on all day. The only other downside happens all over..... the sunbed reservers! We found sunbeds and stayed there most of the day, but there would be towels on the 2 next to us and the people didn't turn up for 4 hours!
Pefkos is a quiet place, but has enough bars and restaurants to keep anyone happy. Zorba's is very good and gives a free (huge) glass of wine if you get there between 6 & 8. There are also plenty of trips to go on - the glass bottom boat trip to Lindos is a must! All in all we had a lovely stay at the Pefkos Beach and would thoroughly reccommend it! "
- Travel date: Sun 16th of August 2009
Pefkos Beach Hotel and resort.
"We have been to this resort 5 years ago and we were disappointed with the Bar culture that has now arrived at Pefkos. If you want good traditional food the best place is the Coralli on the road out heading towards Lardus from the Taxi rank itâs about 4 Euros but well worth that little extra cost. The food is excellent and the presentation as good if not better than most of our restaurants in the UK and if you are a desert lover well here you will find paradise the owners mum who has now retired makes all the deserts and they are to die for every spoonful a sheer delight and even better their prices are far cheaper than those in the main street of Pefkos i.e. a large beer is 1 euro cheaper a steak is at least 4 Euros cheaper but make sure you leave room for those deserts. The amazing traditional menu all fresh will keep you going through your holiday.
We did try other places to eat but found ourselves returning to the Coralli. The owners is there every minute it is open and oversees everything and this lady misses nothing she insist on only the best from all her staff. Her and her staff make you feel more like an old friend not just a customer this welcome is not only warm but also very genuine.
This Hotel has just had a lift fitted to help get you up most of the hill. The reception staff are very good. The only down side to this hotel is the evening/night bar staff who a cocky and arrogant bordering on being rude and the young lad is emulating the older member of staff.
The whole area is surrounded by gardens, the plants are very well kept and it made part of our holiday being surrounded with such nice plants and fragrances the gardener does a great job.
The cleaners are very good and linen change seems to be almost every other day with the exception no cleaner on a Sunday. I can recommend this Hotel/apartments, would I return to this hotel and would I recommend it yes I would.
- Travel date: Thu 16th of July 2009
"I have just arrived back from a weeks holiday from Pefkos Rhodes. Pefkos beach apartments are to a very good standard, very friendly staff and extremly clean.
This was a last minute booking as we were advised that Rhodes would still have lovely weather this time of year and it was fantastic too hot some days allowing a fantastic tan!!!!
Even though the hotel was on a hillside this was very small and with the lift also accessible for all.
The pool area was very clean and there were plenty of sunbeds. The pool bar food was lovely also.
As we were self catering we ate out each night at a different place for variety. Enigma was be far my favourite the food and atmostphere was fantastic. Nostaligia was the worst which was a shame as it is part of the hotel with you cannot fault.
We had a trip to Lindos by taxi on the way there which cost 7euros and we walked back which was a pretty strole. Lindos town was very pretty the maze of shops was ideal for gift buying and trinkets to take home.
Pefkos beach was very pretty with a beautifull sea. With small fish swimming by your feet.
I would recommend this holiday for couples who would like a quiet get away with hot weather.
- Travel date: Thu 23rd of October 2008
Arrived home on the 18th September after...
"Arrived home on the 18th September after two glorious weeks. Pefkos has grown in the last few years but is still a sleepy little village with a very quiet road through the centre. The beaches are beautiful, warm crystal clear water teaming with rather friendly fish. Make sure you take some bread in with you and you will be surrounded. Absolutley perfect for kids, and snorkeling with shallow sheltered water. You can even manage to find a spot to put a towel if you dont want to stump up the 8â¬ for a pair of sunbeds if you are only down there for an hour or two.
Pefkos Beach hotel was perfect for us - a family of three. Always enough sunbeds to go around by the pools. There is a steep slope up to some of the rooms, but we were only half way up. From there we didnt really notice any noise at night, apart from some distant karaoke occasionally. Our studio was pretty spacious and modern with plenty of storage, and always clean. The kitchen had only the standard greek kitchen 'unit' with a sink, fridge and only two cooker rings, and virtually no utensils so if you are into true self catering this is not ideal for cooking meals. Air-con is essential but a little expensive, especially as you are not able to leave it on when you are out. The room key switches the power on, which means you cant charge up your cameras etc unless you are in.
Katerina the cleaner is a lovely friendly lady who cleans daily, leaving regular fresh towels and sheets. She even left flowers on our pillows on one occasion. The other staff were very friendly and helpful too.
Eating out - The pool bar was not bad at all for lunches - Gyros, Chicken etc at reasonable prices. Nostalgia at the bottom of the hotel is ok if you want English food or a Bar snack, but the restaurant meal wasnt fantastic and the giant wall projector telly is a real put off. Enigma across the road was much better, as was Smile (with a childrens playground) and the Greek House nearer the beach, which was delicious although a little expensive. Zorbas was really poor with tiny portions but cheap, maybe if you dont choose from the â¬8.90 for 3 courses menu you may get a better meal.
Our favourite trip by far was the Glass Bottom Boat 2 hour cruise, with a stop for a swim, and a couple of beers. It leaves from just down the road - follow the signs. The skipper was very friendly and amusing, and had a few little suprises in store. Absolute bargain and well worth doing.
Would recommend for families - Booking for next year shortly.
- Travel date: Tue 23rd of September 2008