Personally I would say Pefkos blue is the best place to stay in Pefkos and quite possibly Rhodes in general. As mentioned by so many visitors the view is breathtaking and for us was worth every penny. But to mention that alone would do an injustice to these beautiful apartments. We chose a superior apartment which was spacious with pleasant furnishings, a bath and shower. A flat screen TV was also provided although we didn't really use it. All the rooms in the property have a lovely balcony with a seaview, although the upper floor apartments have a slighly better elevated view. The gardens are lush and colourful with the gardener there every evening keeping them in great condition. The swimming pool is a good size and cleaned and treated every evening. The view from the pool looks out across Pefkos and the sea and I could not think of anywhere better to spend days sunbathing if that is your thing. The bar and restaurant area is nicely set out and feels particularly tranquil in the evening when the tables are set and you can take in the evening view of Pefkos and the changing light. The two brothers Kostas and Stefanos are two really quiet, well mannered young men who provide a polite, friendly and good quality service whilst letting you go about your holiday without getting too involved with any groups or individuals. From a personal point of view I found this perfect as everyone was treated extremely well without any customers being more favoured than others. We had a couple of little unexpected problems with the toilet and the air conditioning and they were resolved within hours of being reported without any fuss.
The cleanliness of the property is excellent as was the quality of the food. The prices were competive with bars and tavernas in town and if you were not already staying here it is a place you would have been delighted to find for a romantic evening with the best view in Pefkos.
We booked our holiday via the Pefkos Blue website and the benefit of this is that air conditioning and breakfast are included, whilst the AC can cost 10 Euros a day if you book via a holiday company. The breakfast would also cost 7.90 Euros per day.
Because of the location the hill is a climb which you could not even consider with health problems or if you are the slightest bit unfit.Walking down is quite manageable but we used a taxi based at the bottom of the hill on our return from town at a cost of 4 or sometimes 5 Euros. However because the accommodation was so nice we spent many days and evenings in the complex and probably used the taxis about eight times costing 40 Euros. I would suggest to anyone that it is wise to factor this cost into your budget rather than tackle cardiac hill. We did consult some other guests who had tackled it and everyone without exception had found it challenging.
With regard to Pefkos town. There are are plenty of good quality restaurants and bars, our favourites being Kyma by the beach and Dama Dama. The bar simply called the PUB is a good atmospheric night where the owner Michaelis and his assistant Nikos make everyone welcome and provide an efficient drinks table service until the early hours. They have engaged a really nice British couple named Steve and Fiona to run a quiz night every Tuesday and Friday which is great fun. Michaelis also endorses a great day out/excursion taking in the best of Rhodes whilst spending no more than 20 minutes on the coach between stop offs. It was only 14 Euros per person and far more interesting and better value than the tour operator excursions.
Pefkos is a resort you cannot help but love and when we return Pefkos Blue will always be our first choice if available. Thanks again to Kostas and Stefanos for providing this piece of heaven for our holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pefkos Blue (or Dimitris studios,as our visitors used to know us) is a beautiful property set within it's well tended gardens. The spacious apartments are well equipped with everything you may need, and the friendly hosts will ensure that you have a most enjoyable holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dimitris Studios Apartments Pefkos
- Pefkos Blue Rhodes