Summer Memories Apartments
30 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
lovely apartments in centre of Pefkos on level 10 mins walk to pretty beach (left down the hill not the main beach)
Very friendly and helpful family owners"
- Travel date: Tue 21st of October 2008
"Absolutely loved these apartments. Brilliant atmosphere here among all the guests during our stay, everybody mixed so well around the pool and in the bar in the evenings especially on Karaoke & quiz nights. These were organized by Stavros the owners son who is such a great host and everybody took part. Guests came back to the bar most nights after their evening meal in one of the many fantastic restaurants in this resort.
Plenty of beds at the pool most days, as guests often went to the beautiful beaches nearby.
We stayed in studio 42 for 3 people. Studio was quite spacious and had a small balcony with side sea view. Bathroom was smallish and shower cubicle was smaller than normal but was ok for us, however might be tight for a big person. Dont know if all rooms are the same. Rooms were cleaned every day except Sundays and towels and sheets were changed often enough during our 2 weeks stay.
I liked these apartments and this resort and would definately return and would recommend to anyone."
- Travel date: Mon 25th of August 2008
A special place in Greece.
"Second visit to the Summer Memories.
Booked directly with very friendly owner via their website, which is very easy to find! Alternatively, you can go via Cosmos or Kosmar holidays, with the flight and bus transfer included. If you choose a taxi transfer this will cost you 46 euros each way.
The accomodation is in two blocks and all the rooms in the older block have been renovated this year. So, although I was in the older block, the room was brand new inside, with a lovely little kitchen area, a shower over a half bath (with shower curtain!) and gorgeous views. Air conditioning in the studios is 50 euros per week this year, more for the apartments.
The pool bar is open all day from early morning serving breakfasts etc, until the last customer leaves at night, and has plenty of comfortable seats, internet access and a book swap.
The Summer Memories is in an enviable location, just off the main road, although there is no road noise at all.
Pefkos has three gorgeous beaches, and the apartments are 5-10 minutes walk from any of them.
The main road has numerous excellent restaurants, all with good quality food and good service. Take your pick!
There are plenty of bars, some of which cater for families with young children by having a designated playground area. We love the Geordie Bar (Bambooze) on the road to the main beach, owned and run by Eric and Carol."
- Travel date: Wed 9th of July 2008
Laid back and friendly
"The 1hr tansfer was worth it. Pefkos is a small village with enough restaurants to eat at a different one every night of a 14 night holiday and only a 6euro taxi rde away from Lindos (worth a visit).
Summer Memories apts is set in 2 blocks. We had a ground floor apt for 3 containing 1 double and 1 single beds, sheets and towels changed every other day. Kitchenette was adequate 2 elec rings ( fun figuring out how to do toast!), fridge, kettle, sink. Plenty of clothes storage, air con ( payable locally approx 50euro/week, depends on size of apt) generally comfortable with no frills. You hardly need to self cater as you can get a monster breakfast and many other dishes to suit the engish and greek pallate at fair prices.
Set just back off the main rd where you can find a wealth of shops and restaurants, but far enough away to be quiet. The fantastic staff Jorge, Vasillas and Stavros ( who has the most clear Mancunian accent for a Greek) are helpful and friendly, tend the bar throughout the day and night. The bar is central to the appartments next to the ample sized pool with air hockey and pool tables to keep the kids busy.
A 10 min stroll will get you to either of 2 lovely sandy beaches.
Take care in the main summer months as it can get very very hot, we experienced over 40 C in the shade dropping to mid 30s at night!!
We are definately going back!!!"
- Travel date: Sat 18th of August 2007
It was the best
"It was the best hotel in pefcos beautiful.
No bugs in the rooms.
Frendly owners(Jorge and stavros).many more.
Fantastic food .
We got a great vew i went whith my mum and cosen.
it was right in the middel of town but it was quiet and relaxing
whith a privet pool for coupels or fammiles but would recmend to any one."
- Travel date: Tue 2nd of January 2007
A Memory I'd Like to Forget
"My husband and I were very disappointed with our week at the Summer Memories Aparthotel. The room was a nice size, but somewhat lacking in cleanliness. Linens were only changed about twice a week! We went towards the end of the season and it was pretty cold at night. Unfortunately, there was one blanket in the room that seemed to be of questionable cleanliness. The location also left something to be desired. If you are looking to party party party this is the place for you. If you are looking for a quiet getaway stay away from Pefkos! If you've ever been to Disneyland Pefkos is something like that - flashy, cheezy, and catering solely to tourists. Thank goodness we rented a car so we were able to get out of the town all day and enjoy the cultural and historical parts of Rhodes not swarming with tourists. The one redeeming grace of this hotel was that it was a great value. Also, the hosts were beyond gracious. The owner and his two sons George and Stavros are extremely personable."
- Travel date: Wed 20th of December 2006
"Top Class,Apts clean and very Friendly.Going back next year for the first time in 3 yrs and I can't wait, yipee..You feel right at home,all bars and restaurants are with in 30Meters,nice and relaxed pace.Give the 2 brothers a try and georges top nosh,take a trip to Lindos and go to the blue gello cake shop totally fab so is the Butterfly jewellers my wife can't get enough.. enough said see you there....happy hols"
- Travel date: Sat 9th of December 2006
Loved the summer memories
"We had a two bedroom appartment. Was basic, but we only used it as a place to sleep & shower. Vasillias, his wife & his two sons George & Stavros, were the perfect hosts. You are made to feel part of the family. All the guests seem to mix with one another, which makes it very friendly. The resort itself is geared up for families, our two children loved it. Whilst there you must eat in the Terpsis & Enigma restaurants. In the Enigma, you must try the dish that is nicknamed the "belly button". For a drink, you must visit the fuse bar, where the hosts Lynsey & "Jack" [not his real name] & Lynseys' mother Jenny are lovely people. But be warned don't let Jack talk you into one of his Air Soccer tounaments, cos he always wins the pot. Overall it was an excellent holiday & we are going back, will also stay at Summer Memories. Most people we spoke to there, had stayed before & book direct."
- Travel date: Sun 1st of October 2006
Nice and simple
"Stayed for one week at Summer Memories Apartments - having booked direct with the hotel. Email details are on their website. Overall quite happy with our stay - it was good value and if I was returning to Pefkos I would certainly consider staying at Summer Memories.
The hotel is well located in Pefkos - there is a supermarket right by the entrance and there's a whole range of restaurants / cafes nearby. There is also space for parking if you have a hire car. There is a larger beach that is approx 10 mins walk away and a smaller beach approx 5 mins away. We spent most of our time on the smaller beach which was perfectly ok - sunbeds on both cost E4 / day / sunbed (seems a standard Rhodes rate).
Stayed in room 36 on the first floor. It was a good size with balcony, one double bed, one single a small cooking area with two rings, sink, cupboards & fridge. There was a sofa, good cupboard space and a reasonable shower room with loo & sink. We rented a fan for the week from the hotel for E15 which given the heat we particularly needed at night. All rooms have aircon if you want to pay for it.
The floors are all tiled and cleaned most days - meaning the overall cleanliness was quite good. However bed sheets & towels were changed less frequently despite perhaps needing it due to the heat. The staff were otherwise very friendly and welcoming - especially Vasilas the owner who speaks good English.
There is a pool with sun loungers and bar at the hotel although we spent most of our time out and about so didn't really use them. Lindos is about 5 mins up the road by car - so easily reachable either for a trip out / dinner. It is very picturesque and well worth a visit - either for the sights or the food. We had the use of a hire car - but I think taxis are only about E5 one way.
Faliraki is about 40 mins by car, the airport 50 mins and Rhodes town 1 hour."
- Travel date: Mon 12th of June 2006
One word: Brilliant
"Excellent value, terrific location, friendly staff, good facilities...Summer Memories was perfect for our first week in Greece!
The resort town of Pefki sits at the bottom of a sheer cliff with several sandy beaches within walking distance. There is no 'old town' but the tidy buildings are small, nothing more than 3-storeys. The abundance of restaurants, shops and tavernas will keep you busy for a week or two. There are no late night clubs and the streets buzz late into the night with families and couples strolling about. Plus you're just off the main east coast road, so you can explore the island by hiring a car or taxi or catching the bus.
It was extrememly economical booking direct through their website, about 280 euros for a week self-catering at the end of September/early October in a 2-room, 4-bed apartment with private balcony and side sea view. Our room was clean and bright and adequately furnished with shower, fridge, kitchenette, cooking utensils plus plenty of storage and chairs. I think A/C was extra, but it wasn't that hot for us to need it. One of the town's best mini markets is right across the street selling fruit & veg, milk, fresh bread...all the essentials, plus cheap booze!
Located a few steps off the town road, the apartments are surrounded by fruit trees--fig, pomegranate, and lemon--all ready to pick when we arrived and full of song birds. On the ground floor under a huge bouganveilla is the bar which does simple meals, English breakfasts, drinks and snacks. Then there is the good-sized pool with sun deck, lots of loungers to catch the sun most all day and a paddling pool for the kiddies. There's no swimming after dark so you won't have rowdiness at night.
There was a mix of retirees, families with children of all ages, gay couples, all mostly English. They promote an easygoing family atmosphere, so no late nights with music pumping out of the bar. There is a karaoke night on Saturdays with all you can eat BBQ & buffet for 10 euro, this catered mainly to pre-teens and their parents and winds up around midnight.
You could happily spend a week here without a car as there are taxis and boats to take you to Lindos about 3 miles up the road, plus there's the regular bus service. The town itself has no sights, but the restuarants were generally very good and inexpensive. Plakia Beach was the cleanest and quietest of the beaches. Our summer memories were happy ones!"
- Travel date: Sat 15th of October 2005
My home from home
"This is a lovely little family run studio's and apartments they are basic very comfortable and if you need any help you will never be let down I've now heard they do meals til 1 in a morning brilliant it's nice to go out but great to give our money to this lovely run family hotel we have tried other places but always come back to summer memories Pefkos Rhodes George and Stavros brother and mom and dad who enjoy there selves and remember everyone name the rooms are cleaned to a standard and the swimming pool is very clean and brilliant once the initial shock of the cold water beautiful just love this
Place near to Pefkos by night club good entertainment and also Sunday and Wednesday is the best karaoke in town you meet up from all other hotels it's a great atmosphere thank you to everyone at summer memoir Ppefkos Rhodes for all your hard work to make sure our holidays r great
- Travel date: Sun 10th of July 2016
LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT
"Another great time at summer memories .They have started doing food now till 1am in the morning the new chef Flora lovely lady done 14 meals for us all lamb kleftico or beef stafardo with rice potatoes and vegetables it was gorgeous .They gave us cheesy garlic bread to start one of the best meals that we had while we were there.YOU MUST TRY THIS THE BOYS STAVROS OR GEORGE WILL GLADLY HELP YOU, AND DEBBIE AND SAVILLIS WILL DO WHAT THEY CAN TO HELP YOU IN ANY WAY THEY CAN.WILL BE GOING BACK IN SEPTEMBER CAN'T WAIT LOVE YOU ALL.xxxxJOHN AND DAWN"
- Travel date: Sun 26th of June 2016