Me and my boyfriend went to this hotel for a 2 week holiday end of august 2011, we arrived at 6am where hotel owner George kindly greeted us and help us with our luggage to our room. We went as part of a thomson holiday and our tour rep was brilliant, we wanted a room with a bath but instead got a room with just a shower, so we talked to our rep who spoke to george who moved us to a better room 2 days after (so it is worth questioning if your not happy with something).
The local area was amazing, if your more of a explorer on holiday, there is no way you can get bored, with local buses running every 40 mins (bus stop approx 2mins walk away) it can take you around most of the island, also down the bottom of the road where the hotel is there is a excursion shop. However if you book with a company they will sort all this out for you anyway. I would encourage everyone to visit the Acropolis (20mins bus journey) its 6 euros for adults entry and if your a lucky student like me its free! If you do plan to go visit just before sunset for 2 reasons 1 you have to walk up a massive hill and the hot weather doesn't help and 2nd its fantastic to watch the sun set over the sea and take in the beautiful views.
Overall this hotel was perfect in terms of location and just somewhere to sleep apart from expect basic from the rooms. The food was ok, but good for a quick lunchtime snack but if you fancy something that will treat your taste buds then go into Pefki to eat, (10mins bus journey, 40 mins walk). The beds were very hard and again basic but you soon get used to it. There is a note saying that maids come every 3 days but infact they came everyday and did a fantastic job!
Another note is that even though your tour rep may say do not reserve sun beds with your towels - people do (they are that sad as to get up at 6am on holiday and place their towels down, then go back to sleep till 11am!) and it is very annoying if you want to have a lie in and get down to the pool around 10ish and see there is no space my advice is to if you don't see anyone around simply move their towels and claim your space. Enjoy your holiday!
- Also Known As:
- Cosmos Maris Pefkos
- Cosmos Maris Hotel Pefkos
- Cosmos Maris Lardos, Rhodes