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Pefkos Blue
Ranked #13 of 34 Hotels in Pefkos
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Reading, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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“Great views!”
Reviewed 15 January 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed back in September and had a lovely trip. We booked direct online so breakfast was included which was nice enough when we got up in time for it. The aircon was included too which I think was 10/15 Euro a day otherwise!
The apartment was spacious and had a nice terrace/balcony (we were ground floor) with a wide low wall overlooking a grass area. All the apartments face the sea so you are guaranteed a wonderful view until dark, and gorgeous sunsets!
-The only downside was a dog barking in the apartment above us which got a bit annoying.
The pool area is clean and well laid out, there is a good deep end and a kids bit. The bar/restaurant area is shaded with the same great views. Great lunches too! There is WiFi in the bar but it didn't reach our room.
The staff were polite and helpful and there are some friendly cats about. The BBQ on a Sunday was good value and very tasty, we went to it both weeks.
The hill was a bit of a killer (the debate continues!) especially in the heat of the day, there is a taxi rank at the bottom though we braved it most of the time despite the steepness and having to walk along the road edge(though we are young and fairly fit it was annoying, watch your calves!). The shop halfway down the hill was handy and well stocked - we cooked simple meals in the room a few times. There was a fridge which was good as it was very hot in Sept so we stocked upon drinks etc. There is no shop on site so we got water etc at the shop on the hill or when out. The restaurant next to the shop was great too, went there again on our last night.
We used resort hopper for transfers which worked well, just remember to check in with them for the return trip.
The bar Pefkos by night was cheap and cheerful with happy hours. Some were more pricey but there was lots of variety and different cuisines in Pefkos so just check out the menus. Most of the bars offered free WiFi if you sign up your email. The bars/ restaurants by the beach were really good. Saw a lot of kids areas around too. Pretty much all our meals were great. Lovely Greek food.
Overall a nice and safe resort. We ran out of things to do a bit with 2 weeks but we didn't rent a car or do loads of trips.
We did hire a speedboat from the end of the beach which was fun and romantic, think it was around 50 Euro for an hour but worth it. Would recommend the glass bottom boat trip too, entertaining and it was nice to go to the town with no roads and donkeys up the hill (sorry can't remember the name!) Very pretty. And there was a welcome swim stop on the return journey.
We also got the bus to Rhodes town from the stop on the main road near the hotel, bit of a journey but very reasonable and good to see the town, watch out for over priced food though.

We enjoyed both the accommodation and the resort, the view made up for the hill and there was quite a lot to see and do

Room Tip: We were in the third block furthest from the poolside so it was a little quieter :-)
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

I would go back in a heart beat. 13 of us went in August 2013 for a wedding and it was amazing. Very thing about the holiday was fantastic but the hotel was the best thing. Gorgeous views, great pool/bar area. Yep it's at the top of a steep hill but it was fine even in 40c heat, get a taxi for €4 euro if you can't hack it ;) plus you don't get views like you do at Pefkos Blue without a hill. Every time it looked out of my balcony I said "wow". The 2 brothers who work there are a bit mardy but who cares, I wasn't on holiday to see them.
A very clean, well kept hotel. I wouldn't go anywhere else in Rhodes

Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the dimitris apartments in Aug for my best friends wedding.
Pefkos as a resort is a family based resort, lots of lovely restaurants differing in price massively starting from as cheap as €10 for 3 courses to €10+ for a main meal.
The few bars that are doting between the restaurants are quite relaxed, with a special mention to the Palm Cocktail bar - service exceptional, staff made an extra special effort with us each night (especially as we was a large group). We was a mixed group if couples an friends aged 25 to couples aged 40+, throughout the night we would work our way down to eclipse an Pefkos by night for a bit more of a lively atmosphere, some nights it was very quiet which was shocking as it was mid Aug.
Money wise - we eat an drank a lot an spent a lot of money, drinks aren't cheap an you won't find any happy hour's or cheap drinks deals!!
So the hill, walking down of an evening was fine an a nice way to build up an appetite. In the day in Aug, I'm not gonna lie it's hard work working up is hard an becomes annoying paying for a taxis when you can't be bothered.
If there was a supermarket up the hill it wouldn't be so bad. But as people have previously mentioned the views you get are unreal an to die for.
Yes the hotel rooms are billy basic, but the grounds which the hotel is set in is perfection. The pool is great, not massive but big enough for the people staying, we never had to get up early for a sun bed.
The brothers at the hotel were great an treated us really well, the bar was well stocked- the food they served was ok, not the best but good enough for a hangover.
Lovely holiday an nice family hotel.

Stayed August 2013
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Mildenhall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

"Welcome to the Dimitris Studios" you'll hear when your arrive, well, I say hear hear, but I really mean, you'll arrive to find a hand written note on a blackboard with rough directions to your room. After you manage to find your, shall we say basic room (which I'll come to later), it would be nice to go down to reception or the bar to check in and grab some food. After travelling all day and finally arriving thirsty and hungry, this seems like a wonderful idea, until you find that the bar/reception/food place/information bit closes at 9pm, it's actually open from 9am-9pm. This being absolutely annoying if you don't know where you are and haven't had anything to eat or drink for ages. I can imagine this being a disaster for family's with children. Anyway we managed to find our way into Pefkos centre and grabbed some food and have a few pints. We read a review about Dimitris/Pefkos Blue being at the top of a nasty hill and some people nicknamed it "cardiac hill", this isnt the case, to get up the hill with relative ease, you must be super-fit and do about 20 tri-athlons a week or climb mountains for fun or possibly be Sir Ralph Finnes!
Anyway, on returning to your room for a shower or freshen up, the shower is powerful and does what it should do, which was nice. Maybe get some sleep or have a snooze, you'll soon find out that, sleeping ontop of one the cats you have to wade through to get to your room, will be alot more softer and comfy. Using an iPad for a pillow will be about the same as the ones provided, being that thick and soft!!! I hear you say, "why don't you get a spare one from the cupboard?", well, the rooms ammeanites are another story. For example, they supply a spare blanket for the bed, a blanket is quite tame considering this thing could keep a family of Eskimos sweating in sub zero temperatures, hardly the kind of thing you need in hot weather with warm nights. To counter the warm nights why not use the air-con, at an extra cost, that's only if you find anyone that works here to get it switched on!!!!
You wake to find, probably, the greatest thing about staying here, the view. It is spectacular and even better at sunset, if youre staying self catering, you may want to try and cook yourself and family some breakfast, this is fun. We we're provided with the very basics you may need. Plates, knives & forks, bowls, cups, a kettle, a saucepan and a frying pan (made from superglue!). Unfortunately all there is to cook on is two electric rings that are so small you can't use both pans at the same time, rings that take so long to heat up that it's better to leave your food on the balcony and let the sun cook it. There's no microwave or oven and the fridge doesn't know if it wants to be a fridge or freezer. By the time you've tried cooking and hopefully not failed, you could always walk down to the pool bar and grab some food from there. Pre warning you that if you go there in off season, they will not have any ingredients and probably just offer you chips!!! Any way, speak to the lovely two brothers that own the place if you want some information and just a drink. There so helpful that you might even get a nod or if you're really lucky "hello" might magically pass from there lips. Myself, being quite a friendly chap and will generally talk the hind legs of a donkey, managed to have a thrilling conversation with them. We actually got a "good morning" from them, that's it unfortunately it though. The bar is advertised as being open from 9am-9pm, this however is not the case. Everyday the bar/kitchen was opened anywhere between 9:30am and 10:30am. They then decided to close the bar/kitchen at any random time, sometimes 2pm, sometimes 6pm! This is a real pain when you would like some food, a beer or just a bottle of water to cool down. We would of complained to the rep but his schedule was by appointment only and there was no phone number. When checking out of the room on the last day, we came to find the bar completely closed and impossible to get a bottle of water or anything.
A short slide/hazard walk down "Mount Road-to-Pefkos" you'll find Pefkos village, this is a lovely, lively and friendly place with many trendy bars and restaurants. All of the locals working here are very friendly and helpful. The prices are all similar from bar to bar or restaurant to restaurant, eg a pint of local lager costing €3.30 ish. A meal for two with drinks being around €20-€25. there's plenty to choose from, traditional Greek, steaks, chicken, salads, burgers, Chinese, Indian etc etc. a short slope further down are four different beaches, to hire a couple of sunbeds and parasol for the day is about €6. I found that the various bar/cafe/ pool places are very nice. The pool and sunbeds are free to use and you can grab some nice food and drinks there too. You can purchase various national and international brand foods from the supermarkets dotted around, however some basics can be a bit expensive. These supermarkets also sell cigarettes, beer, wine and various nic-nacs for gifts etc. there some nice jewellery shops, some sell official merchandise ie Pandora, Ice Watches etc and handmade greek bits. You can also find all the fake brands, like Ray Ban sunglasses for €6!!!! 
This is a review at the end of the season so they were getting ready to close the hotel but we should of still received the same service as someone in peak seseason.
All in all it was a fantastic honeymoon/holiday. The only thing that let it down was coming to this hotel out of season, the service you receive is very poor. In peak season I've heard and read reviews, that this place can very good. Hopefully I'll never have another honeymoon, but if I did or just wanted another holiday, I'd defiantly come back to Pefkos, but, unfortunately, a different hotel. 

  • Stayed October 2013
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West Midlands
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113 reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

Also known as Pefkos Blue. We visited in Oct 2013. It is a really peaceful location with clean rooms and good essential facilities (kettle, mugs, cups, glasses and bowls) - although we only made breakfast (tea and cereal!) because of the great restaurants close-by. Pool area appears clean and is very picturesque. Bar food was good and not too expensive. Only negative was a 10 minute walk up hill from the town and just under 10 minutes walk from the beach to town.

Small Supermarket close; but also down the hill.

Used Lindos Rent-a-car; 70 euros for 3 days for a small Hyundai (versus 115 from tour operator that was a special offer!). Marathon prices were also lower and cars seemed newer than Lindos.

Best meals were at Terpsis and Hellas Garden (next to each other); cost around 35 euro for 2 starters and main meals with 0.5 litres of house wine. Georges was also good. Can get 3 courses for 8.90 euros but quality is pretty poor.

Best trip was to Prasonisi, Rhodes Town and Lindos. Visited many beaches/resorts but Pefkos was the best one for us.

There are stray cats all over Rhodes; including in Pefkos.

Room Tip: New block and not on the ground floor seems the best choice.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

I stayed here with my girlfriend for 8 nights at the end of Sept/start of Oct. We booked four weeks before our travel date, through the Dimitris Studios website. This was for a superior room and breakfast was included. For 8 nights, it was 200 euros each. We booked flights with easy jet and used resort hoppa for our transfers (very reasonable prices. 1hr 25min to resort from airport)

On arrival to Dimitris Studios, the first thing that strikes you is the well maintained gardens and the view over the sea and nearby resorts. We had requested that our room was not located on the ground floor, but presumably the upper rooms were already booked out as our room was indeed on the ground floor. We were the farthest of the three low rise blocks. The other two blocks are for Thomson customers (air con at a price and no breakfast)

Our room was classed as superior but we could see into other rooms and they all looked the same. Our air con was included and we did use it. Room is fairly modern (my second time to Greece, I stayed in Zante before and Dimitris rooms more modern) Two hobs (only one seemed to work) kettle, fridge, hairdryer, tv, balcony, airer, safe and one little shower gel. As a previous reviewer commented, two single beds pushed together but this is quite common in Greece.

Big balcony overlooking the bay and it was lovely to watch the sun set every night. Bed linen was changed once, towels changed every couple of days. Shower gel not replaced. We walked down the hill and had a wander around Pefkos. Booked dinner at Kyma (reviewed seperately. Highly recomended) for the following night.

On our first night we ate at Dimitris Studios, right on the hillside with the lights twinking in the distance. I had cod, my girlfriend had moussaka. Tasty meals, reasonable prices.

The accomodation is off the main road, so very quiet at night. We had breakfast every morning from 8-1030. Fresh bread, eggs, ham, cheese, cake, greek yoghurt and honey. It was the same every morning, but suited our needs and we never got tired of the view!

The pool area is well maintained. We never had to fight for sun beds. The clientele were nearly all older returning guests. One family with two young boys, but they did not disturb the peace. The pool is pretty cold, but again maybe its a Greek thing. I still managed to get in it!

Bus stop 30 seconds from the accomodation. We used it for a trip to Lindos and also to Rhodes. The staff at Dimitris have timetables, but the buses were often busy and not running to time.We hired a car from Marathon for one day. Lovely lady in the shop, on the main route in Pefkos. 25 euros for a car for one day with aircon. Lindos cars a few doors down were going to charge me 40 euros!

We paid 9 euros each for the BBQ at Dimitris on the sunday night and had massive plates of food and a big salad. Well worth it. We enjoyed a meal at Terpsis (will review separately) in Pefkos on our last night.

The hill into Pefkos causes problems for some people, but for us it was fine. 10 min into Pefkos and some street lights.

There are A LOT of kittens/cats around! Neither of us are cat lovers...the kittens were cute but we never encouraged them. At breakfast they were at our feet and trying to climb up our chairs. Of an evening they would follow us back to our front door and try to dash in! They looked well kept but we just ignored them for the most part. The owners have a dog and when they had it in reception it was on a leash and tied up.

The room suited our needs, someone came in everyday and changed the bins/made the beds. However it was pretty clear that the floor never seemed to be cleaned. That, alongside the no refilling of the shower gel are my only criticisms. Nothing a brush and a mop can't rectify.

Ice creams/cold drinks are for sale in the bar, although all available cheaper at the little supermarket halfway down the hill on the left.

We tried to go to the water park one day and along with several others, waited for the (free) waterpark bus. However they had rain in Rhodes according to the driver and so the park was shut...even though it was sunny in Pefkos! Just be aware...

All in all we really enjoyed our stay here. We have a policy of not returning to the same place twice as it is a big world out there! But I would make an exception for Dimitris Studios!

Room Tip: All have stunning views. Maybe an upper floor would prevent the cats from trying to enter the rooms
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

Having stayed in many Hotels during our life ,from basic B +B's, to one of the finest small Hotels in the world (not kidding). The Dimitris Appts or Pefkos Blue Hotel as it is branded now, should hold their heads up high.We stayed for three weeks in September and the Brothers and their staff were superb,never pushy but always available to any of our needs.
The food quality and presentation is of a high order,from breakfast to evening meal we were never left wanting,and prices were on a par with restaurants in the town.
I will not go into detail about the rooms or pool etc, as others have covered these in detail.
Just to show their attention to customer service ,we reported the hair dryer in our room not working one lunchtime ,when we returned a couple of hours later it had been replaced.
For a three star property ,you cannot go wrong.Five star service throughout.Give yourselves a pat on the back boys,you deserve it.

Room Tip: We stayed in rooms 109 and 110.Possibly the best views of all the rooms ?
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Pefkos Blue
Address: Pefki-Lindos, Pefkos, Greece (Formerly Dimitris Studios Apartments)
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Pefkos
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Pefkos
#10 Romantic Hotel in Pefkos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Pefkos Blue 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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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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