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Cosmos Maris
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Lardos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 October 2011

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!

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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

Stayed for 11 nights in September and had a very enjoyable time. Had asked for a sunny room on a high floor but this was not available so was given the best that was available which was a very large family room with late afternoon sun and a large terrace on the ground floor which was very nice. Pool area very nice although I did find the TV coverage of the football a bit much as it was very loud. The food in the hotel was mostly very nice and reasonably priced. We had most of our meals in the hotel but did eat once at Bo Jangles in Lardos the food was ok service not so good. Also went to Valentinos in Lardos the food was very good, service very good and not as expensive as we had thought it would be. Unfortunately the night we went there was a lot of holiday makers there who were intent on making as much noise as they could. The walk into Lardos takes 30 - 40 min but there is not pavements all the way unless you cross back and forth across the road. The local beach is very nice and the sea very clean although there is not to much to see if you snorkle. There is a very nice beach at Glystol (not sure on the spelling) its about a 15 min bus ride with lots to see if you snorkle. Another nice beach is at Pressonissi its about an hour on the bus but well worth it. A must see is Lindos. We did the old town one day and the beach another but beware if you snorkle I was very badly stung and the pain took 12 hours to go away. It takes only 15 min on the bus. The buses are very cheap and reliable. If you are intending to take any trips with Thomsons book them before you go. We did the Rhodes town at NIght it would have been at least £12 each cheaper if we had. Also the main part of that trip was the boat ride to see the town lit up but if the water is a bit rough the boat wont go and you dont get any money back. All in all a great holiday in a lovely country but best of all is George the owner of the Hotel. We usually go away 3 times a year so consider ourselves well travelled but have never met such a great host. George really enjoys running his hotel and does his very best to ensure everyone is happy. Well done George and many thanks.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank 186342Pauline
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

The best holiday ever,the hotel was fabulous and George and his family are wonderful. Will definitely go back again.

Room Tip: we were in room 49 on 2nd floor. Had no complaints at all
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank nelliejersey
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

Choosing the perfect hotel for your holiday is difficult especially if you have never been to the resort or even the island before, but after reading all the reviews for the Cosmos Maris on Trip Advisor we thought this would be a good place to try. And we definitely weren't wrong!! The hotel lived up to all the amazing reviews, the rooms were extremely clean and spacious. Don't get me wrong, its not luxury (it is Greece after all!) but if you aren't fussed about having creature comforts its perfect. The pool bar we found was really good value for money, especially all the greek food. We only found the Souvlaki and Gyros stuffed pitta breads on our last day annoyingly, but they are must try! George is wonderful and so are the rest of the family. All so welcoming! And as the other reviews say, he really does remember your name after only asking once! Lardos is the closest place for good restuarants/bars. Valentinas and Roulas are very tasty! Yamas cocktail bar is also a must if you are a cocktail fan!! All round a fabulous holiday, really really enjoyed staying at Cosmos Maris and would definitely consider going back again next year!!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Stefanniieee J
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

First time to Rhodes, first time at Cosmos Maris, if you want an immaculately clean friendly hotel this is for you, bed linen and towels changed frequently, rooms cleaned every day. Meals made fresh as you order them and all Greek food prepared my Georges sister (try the stifado i'll be dreaming about it all winter) Easy to see why this hotel has been voted the best 2 star accomodation in the world for the last 7 years by Thomson. Drawbacks? there are a few, exclusive Thomson means exclusive Brits.football on tv even during the Greek night, group of Cockneys there for a wedding domminating everything, enough said. Location a little out of the way, Lardos 20 mins away? only if you run (we had hire car for 10 days so no probs) The Italian hotel opposite will drive you mad, Firm matresses but even firmer pillows.Dont let the negatives hold you back, if you want to visit Rhodes and cater yourselves this accomodation would be hard to beat

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Additional Information about Cosmos Maris

Address: Lardos, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Lardos
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lardos
#1 Family Hotel in Lardos
Number of rooms: 32
Also Known As:
Cosmos Maris Pefkos
Cosmos Maris Hotel Pefkos
Cosmos Maris Lardos, Rhodes

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