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Island Blue Hotel
Ranked #1 of 34 Hotels in Pefkos
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“stylish, modern resport”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We stayed at Island Blue four nights last month. It is a beautifully maintained resort with lovely, modern rooms. We had a two-bedroom, two bathroom suite which was perfect for me, my husband and out two teenaged sons. As previously stated, all-you-can-eat breakfast was fresh with lots of options; I especially appreciated the local honey and preserved fruits. Staff was warm and friendly. Clientele was predominantly British, brought there through Thompson Holidays, seeking a restful resort holiday.

Room Tip: Take a cruise on the glass-bottom boat (about a 15 minute walk from the hotel).
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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IoannidisGroupHotels, General Manager at Island Blue Hotel, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Dear Guests

Many thanks for taking the time to write your great review of your recent stay with us here at the Island blue Hotel. I am very pleased to hear that you had a great holiday here in Pefkos.

Thank you for all your great comments which are very much appreciated.

We look forward to being able to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future for another grea stay.

Kind regards

Antonis Stavroulis - General Manager
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43 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

Just home from a two week stay at island blue in Pefkos. Lovely hotel and service. Room well equiped, modern, clean, excellent aircon and comfy beds.

All you can eat buffet breakfast was excellent with a great selection every day of English cooked, cold cuts, cerels, toast, breads, cakes, yoghurts and fruit etc. some variety each day too.

Pools (only used the island blue and resturant ones - you can also use two others on site) were very clean and well maintained.

Top tip: Also easy walk down some steps to pefki beach from hotel and at the leftside end of the beach (facing the sea near a couple of fishing boats along the coastline) - some of the best snorkelling location we found on the whole island. Shallow, interesting rocks and loads of schools of fish and the largest we found on the island.

Bars well stocked with draught beers, cider and usual bottles and spirits.

Reception staff very helpful when info required and also a great supermarket onsite at pefki islands (part of the complex). Maid room service everyday if required.

Can't fault it. Top notch stay and would recommend it to anyone.

Stayed July 2014
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5 Thank Brian B
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IoannidisGroupHotels, General Manager at Island Blue Hotel, responded to this review, 12 July 2014
Dear Guests

Many thanks for taking the time to write your review about your recent stay here with us at the Island Blue Hotel. Im very happy to hear that you had a great holiday here with us in Pefkos.

Thank you for all your comments which are very much appreciated. and will of course be passed onto the staff.

We look forward to being able to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.

Kind regards

Antonis Stavroulis - General Manager
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We stayed at the Island Blue Hotel late June this year. We arrived early hours of the morning and were whisked away without any fuss to our room on a 'golf buggy' All the rooms overlook the pool from this block of the hotel, the room was spacious and the bed was massive and comfortable, proper shower into the bargain!!! We were on a bed and breakfast basis, the breakfasts were excellent with a great choice of hot and cold dishes. Overall, the hotel was spotless, gardens and buildings were very well maintained. A lovely stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Patrick M
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IoannidisGroupHotels, General Manager at Island Blue Hotel, responded to this review, 12 July 2014
Dear Guests

Many thanks for taking the time to write your review about your recent stay here with us at the Island Blue Hotel. Im very happy to hear that you had a great holiday here with us in Pefkos.

Thank you for all your comments which are very much appreciated. and will of course be passed onto the staff.

We look forward to being able to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.

Kind regards

Antonis Stavroulis - General Manager
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for the 4th time in five years,everything just as good if not better than ever.Staff all very helpfull and friendly throughout the whole resort. The room was always clean and tidy looked after every day and the grounds and pools are immaculate .one small gripe though we paid 115 euros to have the room for an extra day,but we were flying out at 2 in morning as we had to pay for bed and breakfast we did ask if our daughter who is staying at pefki Islands could have the breakfast as we presumably paid for it and we're told no.Small gripe over ,but we will certainly be coming back.

  • Stayed June 2014
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2 Thank Whitehouse59
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IoannidisGroupHotels, General Manager at Island Blue Hotel, responded to this review, 12 July 2014
Dear Guests

Many thanks for taking the time to write your review about your recent stay here with us at the Island Blue Hotel. Im very happy to hear that you had another great holiday here with us for your 4th visit in Pefkos.

Thank you for all your comments which are very much appreciated. and will of course be passed onto the staff. Thank youo for your note about the breakast issue which i will look into with the staff.

We look forward to being able to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future for another great stay.

Kind regards

Antonis Stavroulis - General Manager
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Cambs, UK
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

The Island Blue hotel is the latest addition to a small group of hotels which are all situated close together in the same area of Pefkos.

All facilities were really good. From the pools (we used 2 - the main one for Island Blue and also the one near the restaurant.

Our room was very well equipped. Lovely big bed, good bathroom, TV with English channels (BBC1, ITV, Channel 4 etc). Reception desk were always very helpful and upon check-in we were taken to our room on a golf buggy.

Breakfast each morning had a nice selection of hot and cold items - really enjoyed it. Only thing missing for me was pancakes, but I am sure had I asked they would have made some!

We ate in the hotel once. Food was of good quality, very hot temperature wise, service good - until near the end where we were not offered puddings or hot drinks and kind of forgotten about (we were full and enjoying our drinks anyway though and the bill came quickly when asked).

Bar service was outstanding. Very quick, friendly and efficient. I asked for a drink not on the menu, they couldn't make it due to not having all ingredients, but the barman asked my preferences and he made me a personal cocktail - fantastic service.

There was never a need to reserve sunbeds either - any time of day you could get one in any area you wanted. Very little reserving was taking place.

Highly recommend. We would stay again.

Room Tip: I would suggest you try to get a first or second floor room with pool or sea view. We had ground fl...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank gareth_thomas80
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IoannidisGroupHotels, General Manager at Island Blue Hotel, responded to this review, 12 July 2014
Dear Guests

Many thanks for taking the time to write your review about your recent stay here with us at the Island Blue Hotel. Im very happy to hear that you had a great holiday here with us in Pefkos.

Thank you for all your comments which are very much appreciated. and will of course be passed onto the staff. Thank you for bringint to my attention about the service at the end of your meal at the Elia, which always helps us to review the service we offer our guests. Im glad you had great service and enjoyed our new range fo cocktails.

We look forward to being able to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.

Kind regards

Antonis Stavroulis - General Manager
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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Just returned from a weeks stay at the Island Blue for my sisters 30th. We couldnt have been more impressed with the hotel from the location, the rooms, the food, the staff, then pools, the beach. It was a great hotel, fab location. Very clean. Staff couldnt have been more helpful. The reservations manager Katerina was very helpful. Would definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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3 Thank Becky B
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IoannidisGroupHotels, General Manager at Island Blue Hotel, responded to this review, 12 July 2014
Dear Guests

Many thanks for taking the time to write your review about your recent stay here with us at the Island Blue Hotel. Im very happy to hear that you had a great holiday here with us in Pefkos.

Thank you for all your comments which are very much appreciated. I hope your siser enjoyed spending her 30th birthday here in Pefkos with us.

We look forward to being able to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.

Kind regards

Antonis Stavroulis - General Manager
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2014

You really can't fault this hotel. Everywhere is spotlessly clean and the staff are friendly. Our room was on the ground floor directly opposite one of the pools and it was massive! I'm not sure what size the bed was but it was three pillows wide and was probably the most comfortable hotel bed I have ever slept in. There was plenty hanging space for clothes (could have done with a few more coat-hangers though) and loads of drawers too. The safe in the room was reasonably priced and the fridge was a very welcome free addition. The air con was really effective and cooled the whole room (quietly) rather than just in odd areas as sometimes happens. The bathroom had a massive walk-in shower enclosure with a really powerful power shower but beware - the water here is scalding hot! There are notices warning you about this though. The usual Greek plumbing problems mean that you have to use a bin for toilet tissue. A larger sign regarding this would have been helpful as for the first day we were happily flushing and only saw the small notice by chance when swatting a mozzi! Talking of which, they are out in force this year. Plug-in mozzi killers and body sprays didn't seem to have any effect on the little blighters. Flip-flops did though! The TV had the main British channels which was unusual.

The supermarket on site is brilliant. I don't think there was anything they didn't stock that you may need on holiday and it's reasonably priced too. Can highly recommend the doughnuts! The library in reception is only a couple of small shelves with a poor selection of books so don't rely on it for your holiday reads.

I didn't do my research properly before we booked this holiday and presumed that with just 52 rooms and 34 apartments this was a smallish hotel. It is actually part of a much larger complex - almost a small village - and I know I wasn't the only one to be caught out by this having chatted with our neighbours who had made the same mistake. The focus is definitely on weddings and the settings for this are beautiful. Some of the paths around the complex and resort are fairly steep so if you don't have good mobility please be aware. The beach was about 5/10 minute stroll away through the complex but was very narrow (emphasis on the narrow!) and it seemed to shelve quickly in to deep water. I only paddled at the edge so not sure about how deep it gets how quickly. There are a lot of rocks on the beach as it widens out and also broken wire fences and metal tubes sticking out of the sand so watch out if you have small children. If you walked further up the beach the other way there were sunbeds and parasols but the sea swirls around them as the beach is so narrow! No leaving your bags or clothes on the sand unless you don't mind everything being soggy! Further along the bay are more sunbeds and parasols but again the beach isn't massive and was always very busy.

We had excellent meals in the hotel's Elia Restaurant. Artemis and Philosophia (fantastic location overlooking the bay) were also very good. We tried some others but once was enough! The Elia bar was really nice too. Breakfast in the hotel was lovely with a good selection of hot and cold food.

So, would we go again? No. If we could pick this hotel up and put it somewhere else then yes we would but we didn't like Pefkos at all and as we were both taken ill during our stay it put a dampener on our holiday. The 80 euros we spent on a trip was lost because of me being ill. We were offered an alternative date which we then couldn't make because my husband became ill. We weren't offered a refund. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday seemed to be the main days for new residents to come in and most of the flights seemed to arrive during the night. Little buggies take you and your luggage to your rooms but this is noisy for other residents especially when they drove over the metal grille outside the room which clanged loudly. We had very little sleep on those nights and on our last night we were kept awake for hours by the people who moved in to the next room who, having arrived at 3am, decided to unpack and slam the wardrobe doors and drawers for ages whilst conducting a conversation at the top of their voices. Inconsiderate doesn't begin to cover it!

There are loads of bars, cafes and restaurants along the main road in Pefkos and down the side streets but there is very little "Greekness" about the resort. Maybe it was because of the world cup. Everywhere you went it was wall to wall football. Add to that the flights both ways, apart from both being delayed, were like creches! Don't get me wrong, I am not a child-hater (I even have one of my own!) but they (and I mean loads of them) screeched constantly through both flights which wasn't a pleasant experience for other travellers. One member of the cabin crew even said to us that she would never do the Rhodes flight again because of the noise the kids made! The airport at Rhodes is a nightmare for both arrivals and departures. Chaos doesn't begin to cover it! We were left to queue outside in the sun when we arrived as about four flights arrived together. We then had to wait ages for our luggage as it appeared that a flight from Moscow that came in after ours was given priority. Departure saw queues to check in (online booking-in means nothing to them apparently as they still do it manually), then a queue to put your luggage through then a queue for security. The toilets in the departure lounge area were disgusting. Sorry Rhodes, we won't be returning.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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IoannidisGroupHotels, General Manager at Island Blue Hotel, responded to this review, 12 July 2014
Dear Guests

Many thanks for taking the time to write your review about your recent stay here with us at the Island Blue Hotel. Im very happy to hear that you had a great holiday here with us in Pefkos.

Thank you for all your comments which are very much appreciated. and will of course be passed onto the staff. If you have 5 minutes to write a quick review on your Elia Restaurant trip advisor page that would be much appreciated.
Sorry to hear that Pefkos wasnt the place for you in the end.

We look forward to being able to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future if you return to Rhodes.

Kind regards

Antonis Stavroulis - General Manager
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Property: Island Blue Hotel
Address: Pefkos 85107, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Pefkos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Pefkos
#2 Family Hotel in Pefkos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Island Blue Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to a world of Sun kissed days and deep blue Seas...Enjoy the fabled Greek hospitality...Welcome to our World...Spread over a 12000m2 area, this newly built (2009) complex has 34 self catering apartments & 52 guestrooms. Modern in design , the complex is adjacent to Pefki Islands Resort.Two expansive pools with separate children’s swimming pools & free sun beds are available, along with pool bar, billiards, game room, playground, snack bar, restaurant & a nearby super market.A brand new restaurant and Lounge Bar named ELIA is now open on our new complex ISLAND BLUE HOTEL. It is open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.You can make reservations or arrangements for all your special occasions at reception. ... more   less 
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