I'm so upset we had to leave yesterday, our most enjoyable family holiday ever. We arrived 13th August and have had 2 beautifully relaxing weeks, the food is amazing.
My daughter is diabetic and also on a gluten free diet, so firstly thanks to Amy who I corresponded through email with to help with regards to food choices at breakfast and evening meal, it made our stay stress free.
People's bar is excellent, the staff are wonderful, we enjoyed breakfasts here and will really miss them, we also had lunch here most days enjoying the gyros and souvlaki's and all the wonderful salads, so much to choose from. The table service was great, loved the stowford press cider served in ice cold glasses, my youngest loved the milkshake's and ice-creams.
Meltemi restaurant is second to none, special thanks to the brothers and all the staff in there, so helpful with food choices, and as I've said before with my eldest daughter needing to eat gluten free they'd even ordered in gluten free spaghetti for her, there is kits on the menu that she was able to have, she loved the salmon kleftiko and the stuffed potatoe skins the best, my favourites were the labour as and beef stafado oh and the baklava yum! We ate out twice but the food didn't come close, we had a meal at kyma which is an excellent setting yes but meltimis authentic greek dishes top it. It is definitly worth paying the extra for half board, the meltimi menu has so much choice we had a different meal every night, you can have 2 dishes each out of starters, mains and desserts, I struggled eating 2 courses as they were quite big but I'm missing the food already. Oh and thanks to stergos for the greek lessons "S 'agapo all at the matina!"
Big thanks for our lovely room 715, beautiful view of the mountains, fantastic cleaner kept this very well cleaned 6 days a week, lots of storage space, paying for air con is a must, budget this in with your holiday stay. We ordered online from abc before our arrival and was great to arrive to everything ready in our room, and thanks for putting water in the fridge and a bottle in the freezer, this was used on the beach on our first day - much needed in that heat! If you don't order online the supermarket and bars are open late anyway.
Location is perfect, so many shops and bars within 5 mins walking distance, the beach is 2 mins away with crystal clear waters, sun beds 4 euros each.
Pop into Aretimis jewellers and gift shop whilst there, lovely owner who kept giving my girls little presents, the Greeks are the most friendly welcoming people, it was our first time in greece and will definitly return, my 5 year old cried as the plane took off!
You must visit Pallas travel to book excursions, very reasonably priced, we paid only 42 euros for rhodes express by day for 2 adults and 2 kids, the old town is wonderful, the museums are a must and odyssey restaurant is fantastic.
Also take a taxi to lindo, the reception will book this for you, only cost us 10 euros there and 8 back. The donkey rides are 5 euros each, kids loved this and their picture is took which you find back at the bottom for 4 euros. The acropolis is amazing, and the roof garden restaurant has beautiful views over the bay.
You must take the glass bottom boat trip, don't just turn up though, book with the lady at the house to ensure your spot on the boat (if your going in August anyway) we saw lots who just turned up get turned away as the boat was full. Swimming in Naverone bay was the highlight for my partner, it's honestly the most amazing experience ever, staying on the boat to lindos and straight back for 2 adults and 2 kids cost us 54 euros, drinks on board 1 euro each.
Back to the matina, the grounds and pools are excellent, the maintainence men work tirelessly day and night, we saw the pool checked and cleaned daily. The laudably room onsite is good, 6 euros for 2 tokens at reception. Clothes dried quickly on the balcony with the clothes airer provided.
My youngest enjoyed the games in the small pool with abbey and April, great little play area and the pool onto people's bar was just fantastic and our favourite, we met many nice families here with the kids all making friends. Great free wi fi at people's bar and in reception. I won't hesitate to come back here, thanks again to the matina for the most wonderful 2 weeks, if only we could have stayed with you longer!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated just 50 metres from Pefkos main beach, the Matina hotel is the perfect location for a relaxing yet unforgettable holiday. The peaceful location and the friendly, fun atmosphere appeal to all types of guests, from families to couples and everything in between. Most importantly, we, the management and all staff at the hotel will do our very best to ensure the only thought in your mind when leaving the hotel is the idea of coming back again! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Matina Aparthotel Hotel Pefkos
- Matina Pefkos Aparthotel Rhodes