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“Good location, large apartment but needs a good clean.”
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Nicolas
Ranked #33 of 34 Hotels in Pefkos
Reviewed 27 October 2009

We have just returned from the Nicolas apartments in Pefkos. We have been to Pekos before and loved the placed. We had got a really good deal with the Nicolas so couldn't refuse. We had read the reviews and knew it wasn't sounding too good. However, we went with an open mind and armed with a few simple cleaning items. I must agree it looked as though it needed a good clean everywhere and we used many domestos cleaning wipes around the place. The caretaker did come in everyday apart from Sunday, his day off, and emptied the bins but was never armed with any more than a bucket of water and a mop. Never once did he clean the bathroom, apart from put the mop across the floor. We did see a couple of cockroaches that frightened the life out of me, especially finding one after I had showered. Putting all that to one side, the apartments were basic, we had a large 2 bedroom apartment for just the two of us, with a large terrace and was in a very quiet area. The plus was that next door was the Pefkos Village Resort which was excellent, good pool, bar, and food was really good and very friendly staff. The main town is aproximately a 15 min walk away and the beach is excellent. The weather was still hot and sunny for late October. A must is a trip to Lindos and well worth the walk up to the Acropolis. Another is a trip to Rhodes with is an amazing place. In all for what we paid for the holiday it was well worth it.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 October 2009

We got a very chaep deal here & had relatively low expectations about the quality but was still disapointed. Felt ripped off at being charged a small fortune for the air conditioning - not far off £200 for 2 weeks. We paid for 1 week at a time and the caretaker turned it off after the 1st week without asking us if wanted to continue. Aircon costs wrere not explained in the brochure.
We had a number of cockroaches in the appartment.
The appartments are large but basic.
We liked being a bit removed from the village |& didnt mind the walk. Theres a fab little beach near the appartments that is often deserted.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank mrbroon
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Reviewed 13 August 2009

Wasn't expecting anything particularly smart, and from that point of view I wasn't disappointed!

This is a small block of six appartments with no reception and a german speaking caretaker (though it does have use of the pool in the hotel next door).

We arrived in the wee small hours, and the lamp next to my bed had no bulb, so I borrowed the one from 'the other bed'. Changing the bulb succeeded in tripping the fuse in the box in the appartment, and the main one (which we couln't access). It wasn't until after midday the next day we had electricity restored to the room.

The list of gripes is sadly quite long. The shower head was broken and loosely held together with masking tape. The toilet ran constantly (which I fixed in desperation), the flushing mechanism didn't work properly (cistern lid had to be removed and the mechanism operated from inside), there was evidence of cockroaches (though thankfully as I HATE the things I never saw one in the appartment), there were ants, the front door lock didn't always work properly (partly fixed that myself), crockery/cutlery/cookware was not especially clean, the floors were NOT clean - especially the bathroom (still had other peoples hair on it).... and the electrics were dangerous.

Later in our week I used the microwave in the appartment - this set fire to the wiring behind the fuse box - and took all our electricity with it (again). Since there is no onsite reception this involved me calling the holiday rep (at my expense) and trying to negotiate with the caretaker until such time as anyone arrived.

Not exactly the holiday I thought I was buying.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 July 2009

Stayed at the nicolas apartments in pefkos from 11 july for one week. It was one of our most disappointing holidays ever. We expected simple accommodation as 2 star, and this was our 7th trip to rhodes, and our umpteenth trip to greece, however we were in for surprise.
Bathroom was dirty on arrival, caretaker did some cleaning but apartment was never fully clean and always smelled. However the biggest problem was the cockroaches. Found them every night in kitchen and bedroom. There were holes in doorframes which had tissue stuffed in them, so assume this was where they were coming from. tried lots of things ie stuffing towels under doors but still they came. If you are afraid of roaches then you can imagine what it was like sleeping here. the only positive is that towels and bedding appeared very clean and the rooms are quite spacious (more room to run from roaches!).

We stayed in room 5 which had a broken lock on patio, so poses a security risk. this was never repaired despite repeat requests.

The accommodation is about 20-25 mins walk from centre, some uphill, which is not a problem if the weather is not in 30 degrees, so would go for nearer accommodation to bars/beaches unless you are super fit.

We also had confusion with the cost of safety deposit box in room, T cook rep said one price and the caretaker doubled it. So if you go here make absolutely clear what you are paying.

Would we go back here? not even if it was free of charge. But if you get a cracking deal and don't mind sleeping with roaches it might be for you.

Stayed: July 2009
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Address: Pefkos, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Pefkos
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Ranked #33 of 34 Hotels in Pefkos
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