77 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
A wonderful holiday for all the family
"we got back today from a wonderful stay at the Thalia hotel. We all enjoyed our time here and would like to return. We all made friends at the pool and were never short of people to chat to. We made friends with many people. The staff are lovely people, they work very hard to make the guests comfortable. The hotel itself is in an excellent location. A pleaseant stroll to one of the smaller beaches, where we often spent a few hours. Close to all the attractions shops, bars and restaurants in the village. I felt very safe coming and going at any time of the day or night as the reception is staffed 24/7. Both day time and night time staff were happy to help. We arrived very late so we were shown to our room by a very pleasant member of staff. We went straight out to eat as it was after 11.30 and found a lovely Gyros restaurant Anexandras nearby. Upon return we found that we were not accustomed to the heat and our room was naturally very warm. So at 2am I spoke to the night receptionist who organised our A/C and stayed with us until he was satisfied it worked. We found that if we were unable to communicate with staff in English, a smile, a tiny effort in Greek pleasantries and miming got us to the outcome that we wanted. I found that all staff were happy to help me to speak a little more Greek if I asked. The food was good quality and well prepared. At breakfast there was cooked breakfast, continental croissants, meat and cheese, Greek yoghurt and fruit. A cake was usually available along with toast and cereal. The lunch and evening meals were also very good with Greek meat and vegetable dishes, pasta and an English option. Pudding fruit and fresh bread. All members of my family fpund dishes that they enjoyed and never went hungry. All in all we have had a fantastic holiday and made memories and friends that will last a lifetime. All this for such a reasonable price. You cannot go wrong. Highly recommended for the traveller who wishes to experience Greek culture."
- Travel date: 1st August 2018
I definitely recommend it !!
"The staff were very helpful and friendly .The hotel and the room was clean,the food was very tasty .Very nice pool area relaxed atmosphere - great time."
- Travel date: 1st May 2018
Not a good holiday at all!
"Where do i start? We got there after traveling all night and our rooms weren't ready, we had to wait 2 hours for them to be cleaned. Got to the room which was quite spacious, but the bathroom was tiny, there was a cut out in the door so that it would shut past the sink!, the shower was rubbish, the curtain didn't fit all the way around and you had to keep switching the water off whilst showering because it drained that slow and would flood. The beds were extremely lumpy and uncomfortable. no tv, no hairdryer, no kettle. We had to pay 56 euros for air con which was very much needed. The restaurant was very poor, 2 choices of food and stale bread, also the coffee was disgusting. The pool was dirty (My daughter caught verrucas from it) the pool bar never had ice and the drinks were warm. There was no sort of entertainment at all, the kids were so bored there we ended up spending Â£600 eating out and going to other bars with pools. I do not recommend this hotel at all, it's more like a hostel! "
- Travel date: 10th September 2015
Great time defo going back
"My daughter and I went here last year and i am pleased to say after reading some of the reviews we reserved judgement until we got there ourselves. Glad we did as we both had a brilliant time, the staff were nice and friendly, couldn't do enough for us, helped whenever they could, as a single mum the help was much appreciated as was a nervous first time traveler on our own. Currently looking to book to go back this year, made some realy good friends that we still keep in touch with via Facebook. The hotel rooms were basic but they served their perpose, the food was good and neither of us went hungry, the staff worked very hard at making us all feel comfortable. In short yes we are going back and ''you should never judge before you experience something for yourself''"
- Travel date: 20th June 2014
"just got back from thalia hotel in pefkos, had a great time, staff really friendly, hotel was basic but very comfortable, town and beach both just a short walk away, food was a bit boring not much choice, drink was flowing.a good choice for a weeks holiday.liz and ron carshalton "
- Travel date: 15th September 2011
Best Family holiday ever
"Stayed at the Thalia last year. We were absolutely broke and fed up so decided (as you do) to book a cheer us up last minute holiday We had booked for ourselves and three of our teenage children.Number four was staying home to enjoy our home with her boyfriend! We booked with Olympic and went home and began to read the reviews. Oh my goodness, what had we done. Number four then broke up with her boyfriend and was mortified. We were setting off within the next week and would have felt dreadful leaving her alone. We e-mailed the Thalia who said they would try to find her a room. In the meantine we managed to book her onto the same flight as ourselves. The e-mail came back. There was nothing available and they advised her that everywhere around the region would be really expensive around that time of year.(August) I appealed for them to let me know if a cancellation came up, to which they replied that they would "squizze" an extra bed in for us if that was ok. That was more than ok. We were delighted! We had always camped in the past and this was our first family holiday in a hotel.We didn't expect much. On arrival, we entered the lobby and I could smell clean floors. The place was spotless.The extra bed had been "squizzed" in and there was loads of space. Balcony looked out onto the sea. We couldn't have asked for more. The rooms were cleaned each day and fresh towels daily.Staff were friendly and there was a fridge in our room.Brilliant when you have four teenagers constantly at you for a cool drink. I have to say that i thoroughly enjoyed every single moment at the Thalia and they didn't charge us a penny for the extra bed. breakfast was basic but adequate. What do people expect? Go to Richard Branson's island at Â£30,000 per night if it's luxury you're after! It was a bargain. The beach is just round the corner and is beautiful and unspoilt. Pefkos feels very safe and although we stayed together I would have felt happy for my teenagers to have a wander round in the evening on their own. Thalia bar was great. Pool area fantastic. I would very definitely go again. Perhaps I would pay for one extra transfer next time as we were terrified sneaking the extra daughter on the transfer coach!! Thalia - we will be back!! Mmm it's true about Samuel."
- Travel date: 23rd May 2011
basic accomodation, it is what you make it!
"I stayed in this hotel in August of 2010 with my boyfriend. We booked it pretty last minute so weren't really fussy on where we went, we just wanted to get away! Have too admit that after reading the reviews we were pretty terrified! But we were suprised by how welcoming the reception area was. The hotel staff could be a bit arrogant but thats easy enough to ignore. The rooms were basic, we asked for a double bed at the travel agents but got two single beds pushed together! The rooms were usually boiling due to the poor air conditiong. Rhodes was beautiful though, we went on a boat trip which i highly reccomend. I was impressed by the pool area, which is where we spent most of our time. We did go to the beach but were unimpressed by it as it was so small. The pool bar was fine,the food seemed good at first but after a dodgy stomach that we avoided! trying to find somewhere to where to eat was a task, but we did find some lovley restraunts after a little bit of talking to other guests and reccomendations. I have nothing to complain about in terms of cleanliness or hygiene, although other guests had very different experiences to us. The only thing that worried me was when my boyfriend broke the key for the safety deposit box they handed us another one from straight behind the desk, it didnt seem so safe anymore! Still, nothing went missing and we had lots of fun here. Not for the faint hearted and deffinatley not a top of the notch resort but somewhere to eat and sleep, which is all we wanted. "
- Travel date: 30th March 2011
Poor all round
"Just returned from Pefkos which has a lovely beach but the Thalia was horrible. We booked a self catering room just for the fridge and a kettle for a morning coffee. There was no kettle and the fridge was very old, rusty and not adequatly cool enough. That would have been ok but for the fact the rooms weren't cleaned for the whole week we stayed there, that is unacceptable to us, the bathroom was awash and we had to ask for a change of towel, you are only given one each. One chap leant on the Ping Pong table which collapsed and an hour before his departure the owners demanded 200 Euro from him for its replacement. This hotel is ok for dossers and teenagers who roll in any time between 2 and 6 in the morning, shouting, laughing and making lots of noise. The Air Con was a joke too, we paid 6 Euros per night but that too was not adequately cold and water dripped onto the floor from it creating a large puddle in the room which also didn't get cleaned up and the grossest thing of all is the loo bin which they insist you use, was left for a day unemptied. Don't go to this hotel. Pefkos is lovely and the best restaurant we found was the Philosiphia on a hill side overlooking the bay, what a view and delicious food"
- Travel date: 13th September 2010
Good Location - Hotel Good but dated
"June 2010 - Just returned froma week at Thalia Hotel Pefkos, There are some pros and cons about this holiday. On the plus side Pefkos is a greak location lots of restaurants and bars and a few have a good set menu for 8 Euros for a three course meal which we tried abd was very good. Pefkos beach is one of the best on the island. On the minus side the hotel was very old and tired but we had a pleasant stay and our room had a good view of the pool and sea. The room was a good size we had room 303 which was a studio for two it was a good base but as i say was a bit dated, However, it was cleaned every day and fesh towels laid out so no real complaints. The pool bar is great and is open til late so a good place to the the night before going to sleepy bies. The pool was also a good size and was cleaned daily but there was a lot on black mould inbetwen the grouting which could do with some attention.We used to have breakfast or a drink and use the pool of the Angel Bar which is just up the road a bit, it was a nice new pool and the water came right up to the top which makes it a nicer swim and it was nice and peaceful. Overall the holiday was a pleasant one the Thalia is a good base and we had a nice stay but do expect it to be dated but as I say its a good size and is cleaned daily. We went on the lazy days cruise for 60 euro for two people which was a long day started at 7am and got back to pefkos a 7pm, the boat was large and very crouded we were expecting a smaller boat where you could sunbathe we were told when we booked that they had sun beds on the boat and it was a lazy sun bathing / swimming day but the truth was that we were packed in and had plastic seats to sit on, so we would not recommend this trip. Food and drink in pefkos not bad a main meal is about 7 to 8 euro and bears about 3 euro and costails about 4 to 5 euro, they also have a lot of happy hour. If you like Karaoke the Pefkos Beach Hotel has it every Friday Night by the pool bar which is at the back of the complex, it was a nice friendly night. Enjoy..................."
- Travel date: 27th June 2010
An old hotel which needs a facelift but adequate.
"We have just returned from The Thalia Hotel and we have had a good holiday, however the Thalia was disappointing.We have been to Greece many times and have always booked a studio on a self catering basis,so we know what to expect and our expectations are not high.However we agree with some of the negative comments.We had ants in the kitchen cupboard (which the staff tried to sort out) and the equipment was not particularly good.Generally the hotel needs some attention and a bit of money spending on it. It is in a good location with a short walk to the beach,restaurants and supermarkets.This hotel could potentially be a lovely place to stay - it's just a little tired."
- Travel date: 14th June 2010
"like many others have said the hotel is not the best but we were all pleasantly suprised after reading other comments. rooms were simple but clean and linen changed regularly. breakfast very basic, bread, eggs, coffee ( orange ran out took 4 days to replace!) having said that pool (bit cold at first, but got used to it!)was lovely, bar great with very friendly staff. brilliant safe place for children who made loads of friends same sort of ages. resort was lovely, Elia restaurant - turn right out of hotel was the best!Enigma was also very good and lee beach bar great for lunch! beach was amazing, sea was clean and feeding fish with bread was a must ( get some snorkles!) prices varied and changed on 2nd week at some places (it was quieter and prices were cheaper) all in all lovely relaxing holiday, cannot comment on excursions as only went to beach and pool as wanted relaxing hol, would recommend if you dont expect best hotel in world. family of 4 who had brilliant time. ps if you love football bar staff will oblige with most matches available. "
- Travel date: 13th September 2009
Don't listen to the whingers!
"Sheelagh and I had a brilliant time at the Thalia! We read the reviews before we went and, as always when travelling to Greece, went with an open mind. Yes, the drains smelled a bit; Yes, the rooms were basic; Yes, breakfast was bread, eggs and jam etc.; Yes, the bus service was, at best, unreliable. BUT.... a) This is Greece. The only important thing to these lovely people is - making YOU happy! b) If you want English breakfast, STAY IN ENGLAND! c) This is how they live, accept it or don't come back! Theo was an excellent DJ/barman and even let me do his Karaoke Night for him (I am a DJ)on the Tuesday. We had such a great time I'm definately coming back soon. We had a heatwave whilst we were there and Theo, Niko and all the staff went out of their way to make it as comfortable as possible. Sam, the rep is just the most laid back guy in the world. You don't get the hard sell from Sam! But (and I speak from experience, here) there are very few reps spend their nights off actually in the resort where they work. Catch Sam on Tuesday Nights at the Thalia Karaoke!! In summary, I've spent years travelling to Greece and have never been disappointed. I've read reviews from people who complain about just about everything. I say to them PLEASE don't come to Greece again! You don't like it, so stay away!"
- Travel date: 11th September 2009
Top traveller tips for Thalia Hotel
"day trip to rhodes town"
"Take it as you find it and ENJOY!!!"
"Get out and see Rhodes!"
"Pefkos is worth a second visit"
"Thalia is cheap and cheerful the resort is perfect"
"Georges restaurant, Lindos, Rhodes Town, (Don't forget the GIROS - Yum!)"
"Pefkos is a lovely resort, close enough to the other attractions (eg Lindos etc) "
"Enigma, Angel Bar, Smile restaurants. Lardos and Lindos are a must to visit."
"La Erina resturant, Eclipse bar, Trip to Cymi Island"
"resturants-enigma, Bar-Peacock & Eclispe"
"Palm cocktail bar + Enigma Restaurant + Oasis (good garlic bread). "
"Anthaos greek/italian opposit jimmy bar was there every nite."
"Amazing and beautiful town"
"Lindos and the Roulis restuarant for value. The glass bottom boat trip."
Thalia Hotel is also called
- thalia hotel pefkos