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“Perfectly adequate accommodation with fantastic views”
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Karpathios Studios
Ranked #14 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Pefkos
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Perfectly adequate accommodation with fantastic views”
Reviewed 26 July 2011

Having got back from Karpathios Studios I felt that I needed to come on here and defend the place. Yes, it is basic, but to be honest for how much you pay you shouldn't be expecting the Ritz!
We stayed in one of the "cells" which I was dreading but turned out to be lovely. It was a basic room with 2 mattresses on a raised platform (quite traditional for Greece) which were really comfortable. The room also had a small table with 2 chairs, a wardrobe, mini kitchen with kettle, toaster and 2 ring portable hob. There was also a much needed fridge and crockery and cutlery- more than adequate for our needs. The bathroom was a wet room with shower, toilet and sink, which was great. All the rooms have air con but this is an additional charge and in mid July, is definitely needed (100 euro for 2 weeks). Outside there was a shared balcony with our own table, benches and a washing line. The views from our room were amazing! Due to its locations you get a perfect view over Pefkos, out to sea and even over to Turkey!
The pool area was beautiful, again complete with the fantastic views. There are more than enough sun loungers all of which came with padding which made sunbathing much more comfortable. The pool area was very clean as was the rest of the resort and rooms.
The pool bar was great, it has some of the cheapest drinks in Pefkos so you can't go wrong. Also did some tasty bar food, and huge portions.
There are minimal staff at Karpathios Studios but they were all very friendly and did what they could to help. We had our room cleaned every day and a change of linen and towels several times while we were there.
There were some issues with ants, cockroaches, etc but to be honest we didn't have any problems in our room. We took ant spray with us and only had to use it a couple of times, and that was only one the one or two ants in the room- definitely nothing to complain about.
The studios are really close to the main bars and restaurants in Pefkos, although the steep hill up to the studios is a bit of a killer, but hey, it helped burn off the calories consumed in beer!
If you are wanting a cheap, basic holiday with fantastic views and a great location then this is the place for you.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 February 2011

Look, you're paying a really good price for average accommodation. We found the rooms more than adequate; comfortable and generally clean. Obviously some of the building issues are unacceptable and should be dealt with but 'wildlife' complaints come with the geography and are not location specific. What is location specific are the stunning views across Pefkos bay from the great pool/bar area.
Sadly some reviewers expectations far outweigh the reality of this type of holiday experience. Remember: It is what it is; you pay for what you get! We're happily return.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Worksop, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 October 2010

Be prepared, very prepared!!! Having read most of the reviews on the internet about the Karpathios studies, we decided all we needed was a somewhere clean to stay at night because in reality we would either be at the pool, the beach or out in Pefkos at night. This place was filthy, filthy, filthy. The rooms were old and dirty, the bathrooms were disgusting and the pool area was yet again filthy! O yes ants in the bed that’s another story. To really top it off there was 2 examples of lethal electrics that I reported to the holiday representative. I am not a fussy person and know you pay for what you get but this would not even get 0.5 of a star in my opinion. With the right management and a revamp this could be a great place because the views are great and pool would have been fantastic if it was clean and cared for. We moved out to alternative accommodation after 2 rooms in 2 days just to try and salvage our holiday. If like us you complain, make sure you get a Complaint Form while you are there because you wont have a leg to stand on if you return to the UK then complain.
It will be nice to see if Olympic have the decency to refund our alternative accomodation and taxi's and 3 wasted days of our holiday or if they try and fob us off, I can assure you its nots going to happen!!!

Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2010

To say that the karpathios studios was not a jewel in the crown for Olympic holidays would be a slight under statement. If you like to sleep with ants cockroaches,store your food in a fridge that grows its own food. Pay 10 euros a night for air con. then this is the place for you.To watch the pool side rat run up and down the wall in the evening by the pool table in the corner is a positive delight. The views yes are great Pefkos its self is a great resort the beaches are lovely.the holiday its self was a delight the karpathios was not.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Portishead
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Reviewed 30 July 2010

We were not expecting to stay here, we had booked a two bedroomed apartment down the road which turned out to be double booked! However, we didn't bother to move when we had the chance three days later because we were very happy at Karpathios.
The views are stunning, unfortunately that means there's a very steep climb to reach it but it's worth it! The studios are spacious and the swimmimg pool is superb, with plenty of sunbeds.
The bar is pretty basic, no food but it had the cheapest draught beer in the resort!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Swindon Wilts
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Reviewed 25 October 2009

We booked a late deal and was very happy with the rooms, yes they are basic but you only sleep in them so what more do you need, the staff were very helpful and friendly. The slope up to the apartments was steep and would not be good for people with walking difficulties, but it certainly kept you fit. The nearby supermarket sold all the things you needed and the restaurants were very good all in all we are very glad we stayed there and would recommend these studios.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Kent
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2009

Just back from Karpathios Studios. Having read earlier reviews we were a bit dubious. There are two large white blocks all with sea facing views and balconies varying in size. There are also eight rooms located under the swimming pool sundeck and eight rooms under one of the white blocks. These looked very cramped and had no private balcony. The location here is good and ALL studios look out over Pefkos and the sea. From our balcony we had stunning 180 degree view over Pefkos town and the sea. The location is good - 2 minutes to nearest supermarket and about 7 minutes to the beaches. The studios have a very steep concrete slope and steps- exhausting in the heat. Studio was very basic - we had one wardrobe, table and chair. No drawers or anywhere for storage. No cupboards in `kitchen`area, only storage was under sink. Basic utensiles. Lots of ants were coming into studio but did not pose a real problem. Shower room old and needed updating, cracked toilet seat. No hot water in mornings as all heated on solar panels. Air con was expensive about 35 euro a week. We took our own fans. Very basic conditions but this is Greece and we were on a cheap late deal so happy but if we had paid full price would have complained at standard. On the plus side staff were very friendly, towels and bedding changed regularly and floors cleaned. Lovely pool, plenty of sunbeds and good pool bar. probably would stay again if rooms were updated slightly. The road outside is generally quiet. Pefkos is a lovely quite resort with good beaches, plenty of restaurants, mini markets, bars etc. Good bus service to Lindos 1.50euro, Rhodes town 5 euros (60 km journey)

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Property: Karpathios Studios
Address: Pefkos, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Pefkos
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Ranked #14 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Pefkos
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Hotel Class:2 star — Karpathios Studios 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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