19 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"First of all, would not recommend this as a family holiday destination for the whole of summer. But for 4 guys at the start of July it was brilliant. The place is always clean and right next to the beach. The owner George is really friendly and an absolute lad as well. He organises barbecues and other little events and the food is really good. Bar drink prices are reasonable and full English breakfasts are really cheap and really good. The place is about 2 minutes walk from restaurants and bars, and 5-10 mins from the main strip. Watersports are a few minutes away along the beach as well. Top class holiday, very affordable, would love to come back, if you get the chance to come here, DO IT!"
- Travel date: Tue 18th of December 2012
Best week ever!!!
"There was 12 of us girls staying here last year, and it was actually one of the best holidays of my life. Staff are really nice, meals are cheap and the pool is a good size, rooms are decent and clean, have the maids come in everyday. Mr Daskalos was hillairious, a 80 year old man having 2 hours of sleep each day and night in order to protect his customers! Geogre is great we made good friends with him, and he came out with us on one of the nights! The appartments are right next to the beach, but the beach is not the nicest. Would defo go back there next year and would recommend it, especially if this is your first girls/boys holiday! The walk to the strip isn't far, but you are far enough away so it's quiet enough to sleep! LOVED IT!!! Love Amy and Lucie!!! xxx "
- Travel date: Fri 7th of December 2012
Excellent base for Kavos
"Although inexpensive the Daskalos Apartments were just about perfect. Up front let's state my partner and I are not "normal" Kavos tourists as we are at least twice the age. People in our age group have been known to complin about rowdy behaviour - they should really learn to adapt or go somewhere else. Live & let live.
Let's get the downsides out of the way. We were unlucky to get put in one of the downstairs rooms in the main block. That room was fine but is had no air-con so we asked to be moved. George (you will find references to him in other reviews) managed to swap us to an upstairs room which was much better. Better than you'd expect for the price in fact. The road to the hotel is too narrow for a transfer bus so you'll have to walk a couple of hundred metres with your cases when you arrive and depart.
The general aspect of the hotel is great. Good pool, free sun loungers (you get charged some places) bar open from early to late (but not all night). Food basic but good, cheap(ish), and good portions. The rooms were clean with regular maid service, clean sheets and towels (if you aren't sleeping when they come round of course). They don't advertise it but there's free WiFi in the rooms if you ask George for the key. Normally the WiFi is only in the bar (to encourage you to spend time there) so this is something of a luxury.
The bar really does front onto the beach and you can watch the sun rise over the Med from your balcony (if you are upstairs). This link http://goo.gl/maps/IQMgU should get it on Google maps. The hotel itself is located down a side street next to Maria's "Famous" karaoke pub and is behind the Chandris Supermarket and pool bar. The "little strip" is near but it is at the extreme end of the resort and some distance from the clubs. Not excessive you understand and there are advantages to that.
Being out of the way it is quieter than some places which is good for chilling when you've had enough.
As I said before, older travellers to Kavos need to adapt if they can't cope with the all night party themselves. Most visitors (the ones aged around 20) will come home around dawn and may well wake you. This means you can get up and enjoy the sunrise and the relative cool. The pool bar opens around 09:00 and it is getting warm by then so you can grab some breakfast and have the pool to yourselves for several hours whiel the young ones sleep it off. By early afternoon it is getting more crowded and hot - time to go back to the room to cathc up your lost sleep. Early evening, get up and go get food while everywhere is still empty (because the youngsters will be getting ready for their night out and playing their music loudly. Enjoy the bars and party at your own level for as long as you want (even if that's only catching the UK soaps at the TV bar on the corner by the busstop). Maria's is especially (but not exclusively) popular with ex-pats, residents and older tourists. Then back to the apartments for some more sleep until dawn and start again. It's tough but someone has to do it.
Special mention for George. He is the same age group a most of his clients but he looks after everyone the same. And he really does look after you."
- Travel date: Fri 24th of August 2012
"Although it took us a while to find the place, as our coach driver kept on getting lost, but the wait was definitely worth it, we got there and were greeted by George, the owners son, who met us with a smile and showed us all our rooms. The rooms were lovely, quite basic, but had everything you needed, each had a bathroom and kitchen facilities with a fridge. The rooms needed air con, which cost 45 euros for the week but you could have it on for as long as you liked, so it was definitely worth it. The pool was lovely and clean, as were the surrounding areas. The hotel bar provided a range of cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks, and George would on request make you alcoholic milkshakes which were to die for. The bar also serves food, which was reasonably priced and delicious! The apartments back onto the beach which we found to be perfect as after a night out, ending with beach parties, you could just walk back down the beach and you'd be home.
Daskalos was around a 5 minute walk from the start/end of the strip, and about 10 minutes to get right into the heart of it all, this meant that it was safe for you to walk back after a night out, yet was free of all the noise if you fancied a quiet night in.
There was 7 of us who went, and we'd all recommend it to anyone wanting a clean fun place to say with friendly managers and other guests."
- Travel date: Fri 3rd of August 2012
"Got moved to this hotel after a mix up with our bookings, best mistake we could have asked for! Apartments are basic but there's everything you'll need - oven for heating up chips, towels for the shower, chairs on the balcony for a quick fag. It's right by the beach, and I'd recommend walking back from the strip along the beach after a night out as it's way quieter, no PRs out trying to get you into the bars, plus there's a great beach bar close to the hotel.
Nightlife was great - wouldn't recommend Atlantis personally but I know it was popular with a lot of other people. Rolling Stone, Buzz, and Rocky's were the best bars, and TKD Rodney's is a great place to start a night (get a melon!!) as is Maria's Famous Pub at the top of the strip for cheap drinks and karaoke. I'd also recommend the crazy speedboats which you can book in town. I wouldn't recommend the full moon party, it's too expensive for what you get (glow in the dark paints and a glorified bar crawl, not even the best bars on the strip, plus you still have to pay for drinks on top of that).
The hotel is very friendly - we hung out with George a lot in the pool, he was great. Our rep was great too. There were five of us, all aged 18, and the other people at the hotel are around that age. If you come here for a clubbing holiday then this hotel is perfect."
- Travel date: Thu 2nd of August 2012
Fantastic holiday, staying at a great place!
"The Daskalos in Kavos are a set of apartments right on the beach, 5 mins from the main strip. The rooms provide the basics but it is a fantastic hotel run by a great family... Yanni, Bella and George! Kavos is generally a safe place, lots of rowdy Brits but I saw no trouble, just watch out for petty crime such as the Pikeys... If you sleep on the beach your phone will be stolen. Common sense prevails, but we had no problems at the apartments.
I highly recommend staying here, the food is amazing and it provides a comfortable stay. I will definitley return one day to Kavos and hopefully the Daskalos.
- Travel date: Sat 3rd of September 2011
"We just got back from Daskalos Apartments, summer 2011 and has a FANTASTIC TIME! We were a bit wary as quite cheap but we were so wrong to be!
The place is amazing for the money. Apartments are basic but there's daily cleaners, towells, air con (45 euro/week)bath, shower, kitchen, balcony and they're clean so everyhting you want really. I highly reccomend air con as it works really well and you might want a break from the heat. The hotel is run by a lovely family including George who is 18ish and he'll be your go to guy for anything but the whole family is genuinely lovely! They have a fab pool, sun beds, wifi and do fantastic freshly made food and also loads of drinks (get George to make alcoholic milkshakes!)
They are truly lovely and really happy to help whether it be with food, looking after our luggage, extra pillows etc.
Our friend fainted when she was there by herself and they looked after her, got her to the doctors, cooked her food, made her drinks and then wouldn't let her pay for them after! They also spent the rest of the week concerned about how she was - so lovely!
The complex literally opens out onto the beach (its quite nice but if you dont mind a 15 minute walk theres a WAY nicer one with white sands etc round the other side of the island) and less then 5 minutes away are supermarkets and the beginning of the strip...
The strip conists of kereoke, tourist shops, cafes, restuarants, bars, nightclubs, tattoo shops etc and there will be lots and lots of PR guys (and girls) who will try and get you in. It's best to talk to them rather then ignore them as you'll ee them every night but dont feel pressured as they wont be offended if you say no. If you're going out drinking talk to them because they will give you fab deals on drinks (such as 2 cocktail 4 shots = 5 euro!)
Buzz bar is one of the best places to go along with rolling stones and madisons, and you don't paticuarly want to go out until after 11pm so is best to go out for a meal then have pre-drinks/pre-snooze back at the apartments :)
Maria's kareoke is so good and she'll put sparklers in your cocktails so pop in there for a visit :)
BTW: There's lots of cats at the apartments, not really an issue unless your uber uber uber uber allergic :) you can avoid them and if you want to do more then just pool lounging and drinking go down the strip at day and book a boat trip to Antipaxos and Paxos whcihi s BEAUTIFUL, or Aqauland (so fun) or get the bus into corfu town :)
So to sum up...
Daskalos is run by a fantastic family who love to help
It is in a great location
30 seconds to beach
- Travel date: Tue 9th of August 2011
The most AMAZING holiday EVER!
"Very friendly owners, close to the strip and on the beach, cheap and tasty food.
Five of us stayed at the hotel, three of us being girls and two boys. On arrival we had a very friendly greeting and our rooms were incredibly clean and a great size for the money we paid.
Bella, Yannis and George are the most friendly people you will ever meet and they cater to all your needs. There is a huuuge choice with food and everything is very, very tasty!! Also Bella will bring out little free suprise snacks for you, she gave us a slice of cake each to take on our boat trip!!
The strip is literally a five minute walk away, however it is not that close that you can hear all the crazily loud music. Drinks at the Daskalos bar are very good value so its worth having a few pre drinks there before you head out.
If you fancy having a night in during your stay then George will be behind the bar ready to entertain you with card tricks and his fabulous sarcasm.
The pool is lovely and sunbeds are always available (for free!), the apartments are directly on the beach so its nice and close for a quick paddle.
If you are thinking of going to Kavos then Daskalos is definately the place to stay!! Ive already started looking into going back next year!"
- Travel date: Wed 20th of July 2011
best holiday ever!
"Everything about the Daskalos apartments is lovely. The staff are so helpful and nice, especially George! He is the best with speaking English and spends most his time flirting with all the girls haha. The poolside and rooms are clean and the maid comes in daily, even thought it did just seem she moved everything around rather than cleaned?
Its located about 10 minute walk from the strip and pretty chilled and quiet during the day. Plus its mostly filled with girls as its a pretty hotel and our rep said not many boys stay there - so not much hassle.
The drinks and food are averagely priced compared to that on the strip.
Never wanted to leave this place, the best week of my life by far and i would recommend the Daskalos apartments to anyone!"
- Travel date: Thu 14th of July 2011
"Me and three other girls aged 18 just returned earlier this week from Kavos and it was an amazing first holiday for us girls! Daskalos Apartments were a great stay, the owners were lovely and made you feel very welcome along with their son who is usually at the bar or around the pool. The apartments were very spacious and very clean, the maid comes every day. The pool area was also clean and has plenty of free sunbeds to use.
The apartments complex were literally on the beach and still only a few minutes walk away from the main strip which was ideal as it wasn't too noisy but still could manage to get home after a night out!
The main strip is full of clubs and bars, but you have to banter with the PR's as they will do anything to get you in their bar, so tell them what drinks you want for the price.
Overall was a fab holiday and loved the accomodation and would also reccomend the boat trip to the Blue Lagoon which was so beautiful!!"
- Travel date: Thu 14th of July 2011
"Me and 3 other girls aged 21 visited these apartments in June 2011.
I wouldnt advise anyone who doesnt like noise to stay here,although it wasnt noisy when we were there, but people still complained.
The owners are lovely and will tend to your every need.
The food behind the bar is fine for lunch and all the spirits are Smirnoff, Bacardi etc, not Greek versions.
The rooms are clean and are cleaned everyday. Towels were changed once in the week we were there.
The pool area is fine and clean.
The apartments are on the beach but the beach is not very nice. To get to a nice beach where you can walk out to sea for miles, it is a 15 min walk, where there are also watersports and free sunbeds. If you do watersports (we did paragliding and the sofa) they are brilliant and the people who do it will pick you up from the apartments and drop you off after. They also do a trip to 'secret beach' which is a really nice beach and the sea is clear and gorgeous. that cost 20 euros each.
On the way to the watersports beach there is a restaurant called the Rose Tree taverna. The owner gave us free starters and free baileys after our meals, which were nice. It is a must.
In the other direction is the bars and clubs. The apartments are a 5 min walk from the strip of bars, restaurants and clubs where we ate most nights.
The food on the strip is rubbish. Most places will tell you they are the best, but none are great. Stick to stuff you know will be fresh, like salads and pizza. Avoid pasta and fish. Just as you enter the strip there is a restaurant which is more like a school canteen called Big Bite, but this has the best food on the strip from the restaurants we ate at. It is cheap and the portions are massive.
The clubs in kavos are great, future and venue being the ones where you are bound to end up.
The bars are also great, barter with the PRs though, if you ask for a better deal on drinks you will get one.
The PRs get annoying but dont ignore them else they remember you and will try to trip you up!! They are lovely, so make friends with them and you may get free drinks!
A fantastic holiday, would definitely go back."
- Travel date: Tue 21st of June 2011
Good Untill They Charged 415 Euros Damage Which Wasn't Even us.
"great hol, good poole and that right by the strip, loved it until the last day where they said we had made 415euros worth of damage that wasnt even us!they amde us pay or they would have stopped our flights!"
- Travel date: Mon 20th of June 2011