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“Kindness and hospitality” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pandora Studios
1 review
“Kindness and hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

The owner Mihalis made our stay very special. Every care was taken, including pick up and return to the airport at no extra charge. Breakfast by the pool was wonderful, he is a great cook who takes pride in his local ingredients, many of which he grows himself. His local knowledge ensures you see all the best sites and eat at authentic local restaurants, he can also get you a great deal on a hire car! He receives no commission for his recommendations so you can be sure of his honesty. Mihalis is a unique man and we feel fortunate to have met him and will certainly stay at Pandora again.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

Absolutely amazed about the quality of service with such a good deal! The owner is really friendly, genuine and provides you great hospitality! Highly recommended, the location is in Ixia next to the
Main Street though the noise does not influence the studios

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

Hi,

We are from Israel and we spent 7 nights at Pandora Studios with our two children, ages 8 and 10. Thanks to Michalis we had an absolutely PERFECT vacation on Rhodes. As is written, the accommodations are not 5 star, but if accommodations are less important to you, and having someone make sure you have the best holiday experience ever on Rhodes, this is the place to stay.

Michalis picked us up from the airport and drove us to Pandora Studios. He immediately spoiled us with yummy baklava and warm olive bread as we all enjoyed the pool. (The pool is clear and refreshing well water, no chemicals of smelly chlorine. I also found the pool to be nicer and bigger than it appears in the pictures.)

While the rooms might not be 5 star (more on that below), the breakfast is 10 star! All freshly made breads, pastries. omelets, potatoes, cheeses, Greek yogurts and delicious coffee brought to your table next to the pool (we are vegetarian, so we had no meats, but others did.) They also had cereal for our kids and made them hot chocolate upon request. Really, I have staying in hundreds of hotels all over the world and never had such wonderful breakfasts!

Our first day Michalis sat with us for about 30 minutes with a map of the island and told us where to go for the best beaches, food, sights. And we listened to everything he said. So the first day Michalis drove us to the Old City of Rhodes which was lots of fun. He told us to call him when we were finished and he would come pick us up, but the bus station is very central in the Old City and the bus stops exactly across from Pandora, so we took the bus back - it runs every 10 minutes or so. (MIchalis works so hard trying to make a perfect vacation for all of his guests, we didn't want to bother him too much! And the bus was so easy.)

The second day we decided to just enjoy the pool at Pandora....it was wonderful! Towards the evening we took at 7 minute walk to the beach and had fun swimming there as the stunning sun was setting.

I should also mention that a huge supermarket is about a 5 minute walk from Pandora, and a bakery is a 3 minute walk, so you can get everything you need if you want to buy food to pack lunches, make dinners and snacks. (The rooms have a small kitchen with a fridge and a stove top to boil water for pasta, etc.)

The third day Michalis helped us make plans for a day trip to the island of Symi, and he drove us to the port at 8:00am. We returned at 6:30pm and took the bus back to Pandora. We had dinner at a wonderful restaurant that is a 3 minute walk from Pandora called Whispers. (It was so good we went there twice actually, the only two dinners we ate out!)

The forth day my car rental company called and cancelled the car I had ordered. I went into panic as we had three days planned with a car and it is impossible to find an automatic car for rent on the island in mid-August....unless you are Michalis! He made a few phone calls and found us a rental car for two days, what a miracle that was! Since we were one less day with a car he suggested we go to the island of Halaki. (He drove me into town at 9pm the night before to pick up tickets for the boat as the cannot be bought the same day.) I am so glad we followed his suggestion. He told us where to go when we got off the boat in Halaki and we found the most beautiful beach with water that looked like glass. What a wonderful day it was!

The fifth day we again followed what Michalis told us and we drove to Butterfly Valley. It was unbelievable! We felt like we were inside a National Geographic special, with millions of butterflies all around. (We got lucky, this season is very limited.) We then came back and enjoyed the pool all afternoon.

The sixth day we drove to Lindos and after walking through the village and up to the acropolis, we went swimming in St Paul's Bay. I can't recommend this beach highly enough. (It's rated the #1 beach on the island.) The water was clear blue and the rock formations and fish were beautiful!

All too soon it was time to go home... I was just wishing for another few days to spend and relax some more and enjoy the pool at Pandora.

As far as the rooms, they are a bit run-down, the closet door was broken, the bathroom door didn't stay closed all the way and the water pressure in the shower could have been stronger (and at times warmer, but it's all solar heating), but the rooms were definitely comfortable (we had a two room apartment) and SUPER clean. (Ana is amazing! The rooms are cleaned daily and the sheets are changed every other day.) We enjoyed sitting out on our big balcony and having dinner that I made in the room.

In short, it's not 5 star accommodations (which to be honest I am used to), but I booked Pandora Studios based on the wonderful reviews...and we were not disappointed at all.The only sad part was the end when Michalis dropped us off at the airport to return home.... I didn't want this wonderful vacation to end. Thank you Michalis!!!!! Bravo, Bravo, Bravo!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

This is really nice place.Mihalis will make you feel at home.Anna who makes houskeeping is really nice lady too.Well , this place deserves only best words.Many thanks to Mihalis who works everyday non stop to make your stay really comfortable!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

We stayed here 3 times during our trip to turkey and Greece. The owner Mihalis was very kind in driving us back and forward from the airport, ports and butterfly valley. He even woke up at 4am once to drop us off for our flight! Mihalis will take care of you when you stay here with restaurant recommendations and activities. He works very hard making sure all his guests are taken care of and are happy. I would stay here again for the service. The grounds of the hotel are lovely with the garden and pool. Breakfast is superb as Mihalis was and still is a gourmet chef!

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank hithere555
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firenze
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

i had the occasion to stay for two nights in this delicious hotel just out of the city of rodos. The staying there was absolutely wonderful and so relaxing..... Mikalis, the owner, is an excellent person, so open mind and very very kind. he does everithing to put the guests confortable. The location is very strategic to visit the city of rodi but also to leave for a short daily trip on the little island in front opf rodi or to visit the close archeological sites like Kamiros or other very close to the hotel. The structure has a very beautiful and big swiming pool among a garden, very quite, the breakfast is very excellent and of a deep quality. in fact, mikalis prepare the food only with the products coming from his biologic garden. he also prepare if you ask it, very delicious and fresh snack for lunch time....the rooms are very clean and with a space for kichten and frigo for preparing your meals.... all the staff is very open and kind..... i suggest to everybody to spend time in this unforgettable home far from your home.... i will come back soon to visit mikalis again. the very famous ospitality of greek people, here is wellknown.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stirling, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

Loved this place I have stayed in 5 star hotels that couldnt match this place in service. 100% recommend staying here.

I went with my partner and a few friends and all of us want to go back. Mihalis, the owner made all the differace, nothing was too much hassle for him. As soon as I had made my booking he emailed me offering to pick us up at the airport which I thought was great. The breakfast was fantastic, every day it was different and there were no set times for meals it was just whenever you got up. Mihalis would take us anywhere we wanted to go whenever we wanted to go, he mapped out a good route around the island for us to travel and got us a great deal on a hire car. The service provided here really cannot be explained, I have been completely spoiled for any other hotel. We all wish we had stayed longer.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Pandora Studios
Address: 56, Irakleidon Ave., Rhodes Town 85101, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Rhodes Town
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 46 Speciality Lodging in Rhodes Town
Hotel Class:3 star — Pandora Studios 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quietly located in a garden with flowers and fruit trees, Pandora di Natura Studios is an Agriculture Eco friendly B&B studios hotel that features a freshwater pool with separate children's section.Studios for two and two bedroom apartments with W.C in each one of them are available. It offers self-catered accommodation with free Wi-Fi throughout. Ixia Beach in Rhodes is 350 meters away(5 minutes walking distance). All Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs cultivated in the gardens are for clients use, free of charge. All air-conditioned studios and apartments open to a furnished balcony with garden and pool views. Each has a kitchenette with a mini fridge, kettle and coffee maker. A hairdryer is provided in the private bathroom, and beauty service upon request.Mountain Bikes are offered free of charge for two days for all weekly reservations.Free maps of the island as well as diving maps and Walking paths of Rhodes. The best windsurfing & Kite surfing schools as well as Horse riding club of Rhodes are a few minutes away and they offer discount for all our clients.Guests at Pandora can start their day with our famous traditional breakfast served any time you wake up, enriched with fresh fruits from the garden and local products. Refreshing drinks and snacks are served at the poolside bar. BBQ nights with homemade wine are organized once a week, while guests can enjoy daily free vegetables and fruits from the garden.Ticket services and massage appointments can be arranged on request. Guests can participate in cooking lessons ( all recipies of Greek Rhodian cuisine are available free of charge)or learn how to cultivate fruits and vegetables.Super markets is situated only 100 meters from the property. The Old Town of Rhodes is at 3.5 Km ( 10 min by bus) and Diagoras International Airport is around 7 km away. Free, private parking is possible on site and free transfer to the airport/port can be arranged. ... more   less 
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Pandora Studios Rhodes/Rhodes Town

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