We stayed for two weeks at the end of July. 2 adults & 3 children aged 11, 8 & 4. Like many people we were wary before going due to some of the bad reviews. All I can say is some guests just don't know how to behave!! We all had a wonderful time and friends can't believe what a bargain we found. Please remember that this is a small family run hotel and not one of your wealthy commercial chains. The owners and staff are wonderful and work extremely hard from dawn 'til dusk in absolutely unbearable heat. As has already been said you must have the air conditioning at this time of year. Our apartment was cleaned, swept and tidied every day without fail by a lovely lady that occassional made swan sculptures with our towels. There is always plenty of sunbeds available by the pool. The water in the small pool is changed daily. Occassionally they forget to turn on the hose to fill it up. Here's a tip for you......get off your sunbed and tell them!!! Better still, and for a much faster result, turn on the hose next to the pool and sit back down while it fills. You don't have to walk so far then. How hard can it be!!
There is always plenty of food available in the restaurant and the trays are constantly refilled. They never seem to run out despite the valliant efforts of some extremely greedy people that don't find one plate quite big enough for them. You can refill your plate as often as you want and believe me they do. If you don't know what some of the food is try asking the chef who is always close by. He is very willing to help and directed us to some wonderful greek food that we wouldn't otherwise have tried.
Staff are always nearby and more than happy to help. Just try some polite conversation with them and you will be surprised just how much better your holiday can be. Don't just slope off muttering your complaint under your breath and vowing to give them a bad review on tripadvisor.
We met some lovely people that return to this hotel year after year. Not because of some sadistic need to have a really bad holiday but because the staff are fabulous and they know that if there is a problem it will be quckly sorted. You just need to communicate politely and reasonably!!!
Pefkos is a lovely place. The beach is a 10 minute walk from the hotel and there are many wonderful bars and restaurants right on your doorstep.
If you are a friendly relaxed holidaymaker that understands the value of money and doesn't look down their nose at hotel staff, then this place is wonderful. If, however, you expect to be automatically waited on hand and foot and you like hotel staff to not only mind read but to be omnipotent, then this probably isn't the place for your champagne tastes and beer-barrel pockets.
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