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Yiannis The Beekeeper Apartments
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Kefalos
Certificate of Excellence
Coventry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great relazing holiday”
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Great apartments run by a great family, we stayed in a studio loads of cupboard & wardrobe space. Kitchen has full size kitchen, kettle, toaster and two rings. Sevvy makes wonderful breakfasts and snacks during the day. Pool lovely, loads of sunbeds and umbrellas, just a short stroll to the main strip in Kefalos. Barbeque on Tuesday great value for money 5 euros and then the family start Greek dancing making the guest join in. Kefalos beach is shingle but a short bus ride is Paradise Beach. Took bus to Kos town only 4.40 euros one way, it stops at Paradise Beach and Airport takes about an hour. Eat out every night using trip advisor restaurant listing no complaints. Would definitely visit again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Croydon
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Reviewed 1 July 2013 via mobile

Only had 4 nights but I enjoyed every minute. You feel at home straightaway and the family are very welcoming. The barbecue on Tuesday is a must- fantastic value at only €5. A good selection of food, especially the local sausages! Fantastic fun after dinner with the dancing. I don't know where Yiannis gets his energy. Sevvy loves to join in and had great fun dancing with one of the guys.
There are 10 studios and 2 apartments. Plenty of hangers in the wardrobe, a toaster, kettle, 2 ring hob and decent size fridge plus the yummy jar of honey. Be aware that you won't sleep in late as "Costas the cockerel" gets up early!
The pool area is lovely with enough loungers and parasols for everyone. Perfect place to have one of Sevvy's breakfasts.
It is a pleasant 10 minute walk down the lane to the beach. I enjoyed the cocktails at Cafe Bravo- try number 24. Very good supermarket next door to Bravo called Better than Asda. If you need to buy cigarettes to take home this is the best to order them.
Take the local bus into Kos town, it's only €4.40 each way and takes about an hour. It also stops at Paradise Beach and the airport on the way.
Kefalos has so many places to eat so you are spoilt for choice.
I would recommend Yiannis apartments and Kefalos for a really chilled out holiday.

  • Stayed June 2013
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bury st edmunds
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Clean basic accommodation, good size rooms, however was dated with minimal storage for clothes (we had 2 children with us). Kitchen facilities were basic and minimal - (as per normal greek standards). Bed was uncomfortable - mattress was well worn, felt like we were sleeping on the springs. Staff friendly and helpful. Excellent swimming pool, crystal clear water, no chlorine smell - with sufficient sun loungers, which were good quality. Good snack bar with a small selection of snacks and drinks, reasonable prices. 15 minutes walk from the sea front and tavernas. We really enjoyed Aphrodite on the seafront - friendly staff, great food, good sized portions, you must try the home made icecream desserts.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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59 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

We have always stayed in what one might term 'basic Greek accommodation', self-catering (aka eating out), somewhere to sleep etc. We take the four star treatment when we holiday in Belgium (Ieper). But Greece it all about relaxation for us and Yiannis' apartments tick all the right boxes as far as we are concerned. We have stayed four times and are due to go again later this June.
Why have we returned? Simply, we have been made to feel most welcome on each visit, have been 'looked after' by the family and it feels more authentically Greek than staying in an 'all-inclusive' or other type of hotel.
The rooms are kept clean and tidy, the pool bar is very good and welcoming (serves a nice selection of snacks at reasonable prices all cooked fresh - love the salads), clean and tidy also. Their Greek nights are very enjoyable AS LONG AS YOU ARE PREPARED TO PARTICIPATE, which unfortunately some people are loathe to do. Some people criticise the accommodation based on them 'being cold-shouldered' for not using the pool bar. I have seen no evidence for that, but why not be more a little bit more sociable and take the time to sit in a relaxing, friendly atmosphere, with a Mythos or Alpha? Try it, you just might like it. I think the 'problems' people have highlighted with the accommodation are a reflection of their own personalities rather than on the hospitality that is offered by Yiannis' family. Noise - never had an issue but like any place, the mix of people can affects other's enjoyment. We go outside school holidays when the clientelle are perhaps more inclined to a more sedate day rather than the screaming of kids (no doubt sun-burned due to over exposure or perhaps bored as this is not center parcs type of place!).
As a same-sex couple, we could not be happier at the friendly welcome we have received, and the friendly fellow guests we have enjoyed many an ouzo with at the bar, late into the evening.
Kefalos is a lovely relaxing resort. If you want lively got to Kardamena. If you want luxury find another hotel, but if you want friendliness, a warm welcome, to 'live' with a Greek family and share stories, opinions, differences, then Yiannis' should suit you nicely.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Crewe
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71 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2013

We first stayed here in May 2010 and after 25 consecutive years' Greek holidays we are keenly anticipating our fourth visit in July 2013. These are the first apartments we have ever returned to so we couldn't pay a higher compliment.

Our apartment was big by Greek standards and very comfortable. It was cleaned regularly with fresh towels and linen - no complaints there at all. The place is genuinely family run and they were very friendly: they made a great fuss of our 12 year old and were always giving her treats like chocolate pancakes. The owner is a bee keeper and on arrival we were given a jar of his delicious honey: we ate this during our stay and bought some more to bring home.

The pool was only built a few years ago and is very clean and safe with a cordoned off shallow area for children. The apartments were full during our stay but we had no difficulty finding 3 sunbeds whenever we wanted them (which was nearly every day).

The location is ideal, being 5-10 minutes walk from the main resort area and beach, so it is very quiet but everything is within easy reach. There is a large supermarket within 100 yards but we preferred the ones near the beach which have a better selection of food and drink.

Overall we were delighted with Yianni's and couldn't reccommend it too highly: it is quite upsetting to see the few negative reviews on this website as they are thoroughly undeserved.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2013

It's very sad reading some of the bad reviews on Yiannis. My husband Colin and myself stayed there 2 weeks ago, we had a ground floor apt which I had asked for, it was clean and basic (what do people expect on a budget greek holiday?). Why all the fuss about 1 toilet toll they are cheap enough in the local supermarket. Savvi works very hard, she never stops - she is in the kitchen, cleaning and at night cooking again (as well as Tony), then on BBQ night dancing!! Where she gets her energy I don't know. All the family are lovely. As for the noise level in the rooms, what do people want?? Children are allowed to travel aren't they, if the people who complained about children's noise were unhappy why didn't they book a Saga holiday!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Yateley, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2013

We have been staying at Yiannis regularily for the last 7 or so years. I've read many of the reports on here and other sites both good and some not so good, but can only give our personal opinion.
The studio rooms are of good size but have always been clean and comfortable, as mentioned you always receive a little jar of honey from Yiannis to welcome you. The pool area is great with ample sun loungers and a very good poolside bar and snack area.
The family that run these apartments are some of the nicest people we have ever met, nothing is too much trouble for them, they are always warm and friendly. The weekly bar-b-q night, when run, is great value and the entertainment very enjoyable. Made more so when many of the guests join in.
The only down side I know of is that they only have twelve rooms and these get booked up very quickly so it can be difficult to get the weeks that you want.
So those people that enjoy these apartments book early, and those that don't enjoy themselves here then leave more room for the rest of us!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Yiannis The Beekeeper Apartments
Address: Kefalos 85301, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Kos > Kefalos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Kefalos
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kefalos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Yiannis The Beekeeper Apartments 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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