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“Great place, excellent hosts.”
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Manolis Studios
Ranked #6 of 14 Kefalos B&B and Inns
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“Great place, excellent hosts.”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Off to the Manolis Studios for the third year in a row this June, cannot wait. We class babis, Maria and family as friends. The whole family are wonderful, so helpful and friendly, cannot do enough for you, genuinely.
The apartments are spotless, they have everything you need for a self catering holiday. A fridge and a couple of rings are fine by me as the food in the whole resort, Manolis incuded is outstanding and great value. AC is available for 5 Euro too.
The pool is lovely absolutely spotless as are the gardens, the snack bar has some nice foo and a good choice of drinks. You are two minutes from a well stocked Supermarket and the beach, Island and ruins are close by.
The resort is so relaxing if a bit spread out but the new tourist train helps visitors and locals alike. There are plenty of bars within a few minutes walk of the studios and I would recommend a gentle stroll taking a few in if you venture to the Harbour, about a 25/30 minute walk at a stroll. The train also takes you into Kefalos Village above were the view from it at points is amazing.
The family do a weekly BBQ and are always welcoming.
A few Bars I would recommend are the Dolphin, Melody and B-52, wonderfully spread to get into the heart of the resort.
Watersports are available as it is a well known area for them, you can hire boats easily.

Room Tip: Lovely view from upper balconies.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2013

The owner is miserable and just wants your euro's. Yes he is helpful but in a perfunctory and dutiful way. The shower is terrible and on most occasions the water was cold. The 2 rings to cook on take forever to heat up and the kitchen is generally ill equipped. The room was swarming with mosquito and ants, it was draughty due to the door not fitting properly. The blankets on the beds smelt and needed a wash, the pillows were uncomfortable and lumpy. The bar/cafe stunk of chip's cooking most of the time. I would not go back to stay there ever and regret going.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Reviewed 20 April 2013

Just returned from a week at Manolis studios in Kefalos, on arrival the owner was there to meet end greet us with a warm and friendly smile, he showed us to our room which was basic but spotlessly clean, freshly painted and had everything you could need- 2 ring cooker fridge crockery and a couple of pans.
Once we had put our bags in we went down to the bar taking in the beautifully kept gardens and pool area, the apartments are 5 mins to the beach with sea views from our room-fantastic!
The narest supermarket was not open nearest one about 10 mins walk, if you are looking for a lively resort i would say dont stay here, very low key with a few restaurants but the food served in the Manolis was very good value and decent portions, all in all an excellent base for a relaxing holiday would definitely recommend this to couples and families.Only one slight negative, once the single toilet roll has run out you have to buy if you want any more- not a big deal but a new one on me!

Room Tip: all rooms have an excellent outlook
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

Our first time here at Manolis although we've stayed in Kefalos before - will definitely be back - the family who run these studios are just wonderful - so friendly, nothing is too much trouble and their cooking........well the burgers are unbelievable and the fried breakfast is one of the best we've ever had! Very reasonably priced drinks and snacks and the pool is lovely - can't wait to go back.

Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

Rather reluctant to review Manolis studios- simply down to the fact that I wish I could keep this jewel in the crown a secret for myself!
If its a relaxing holiday you are in search of, this is the ideal place. Situated in peaceful location, only a short stroll to the beach, aligned with bars and restaurants. Manolis provides a pool bar for home-made snacks and breakfasts, also where the weekly BBQ is hosted.
Air-con is available in the typical Greek rooms, which basic feel is never a problem for us, being return visitors to the Greek islands.
The pool always has plenty of sun loungers- with the sun hitting the area for the entire day.
The family owners fulfilled all the stereotypical Greek islander perceptions- extremely helpful, friendly, & genuinely would do anything for you.
What a fantastic base for your Koan escape, a real diamond!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ko Lanta, Thailand
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Reviewed 11 January 2013

As a 16 year old girl i was worried that i would get bored on this holiday as it doesn't have much entertainment or anything but to my surprise it was probably one of the best holidays i have been on. The family are so lovely and helpful, you could buy drinks and snacks at the pool bar for a very cheap price and breakfast lunch and dinner. On a friday night they host a barbecue for just €10 per person which is an amazing deal as you get so much food and it was delicious! The rooms were very basic but lovely, my mum and older sister found the beds a bit uncomfortable but they didn't bother me at all and we had to pay a bit extra for air conditioning which was worth it because it does get very hot and its not much extra. The hotel and pool area is very clean and the gardens are beautiful. The village Kefalos itself is lovely, with a few lovely shops and bars (go to the dolphin bar, they have great music and food) the beach in Kefalos is also nice although we didn't spend much time on it. I really would recommend hiring a car or quad bike for a few days as you can travel all around the island which was lovely. If you want to try some greek food the main tourist part of Kefalos isn't the best place to find that but if you hire a car then you can take a two minute drive up to the old town of Kefalos which is on a steep hill just above Kefalos, they have lovely shops and lovely Greek food, its very nice to see the Greek culture. Honestly Manolis studios and Kefalos is the best place to go if you want a lovely chilled holiday, my family and I had the best time and we will definitely be returning soon. Thank-you Babis, Maria and there family for making our holiday so lovely. x

Room Tip: Bottom floor rooms are nice as you have a view of the lovely garden.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

They are ready to answer whichever question you may have & ready to help out. The pool is great & accomodation clean and spacious.
The location is great, right next to a small island with a monestary you can swim to, and within walking distance of THE kite surfing beach in Kos!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Manolis Studios
Address: Kefalos, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Kos > Kefalos
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Ranked #6 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Kefalos
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Manolis Studios 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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