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Mammis Beach Studios
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Holy Barbara, Kardamena, Greece   |  
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Ranked #30 of 45 hotels in Kardamena
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Mammis, the truth.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Have just returned from a week at Mammis Beach Complex.

Has stated in previous reports, there are no cooking faculties, a fridge, a kettle and some basic cutlery.
George wants you to spend your money at his restaurant. He also wants you to pay 25 Euros to keep you room till 18.00 on the day of departure, and does not provide a room for you to shower in. There is a notice in your room saying "no room sharing or leaving your case in other peoples room". Another money making scheme.
Don't run a tab, pay for your drink and food has you go a long. Has your bill the next day seems to more that what you think, this happened a few time in my stay and not just to me.

All said this is a great resort and the above should not put you off staying a Mammis.
Clean fresh apartments, all rooms have sea and pool views. Rooms were cleaned every 2/3 days, pool area is very clean has is the restaurant. 2.5 Euros for a pint of draught beer, and 2 Euros for a local wine. Large English breakfast was 6 Euros.
The walk into town will take 25 minutes, the bus is 1.8 Euros and stops outside Mammis and takes 5 minutes. If you want a taxi it will cost 8 Euros.

George is ok to get on with, the more you spend the nicer he becomes. He will not tolerate bad behaviour. If you come home very late and bring guest back to your room and start to make too much noise, he will escort your guests off the complex. You have been warned.

I would go back Mammis, it’s a great place to stay. Most of the people I spoke to, this was their 3rd or 4th time back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Rome, Italy
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Siamo state l'ultima settimana di luglio, il nostro volo è atterrato di notte e con ritardo, ma quando siamo arrivate c'erano ancora un paio di persone ad aspettarci!
La mattina dopo sono stati molto gentili e ci hanno messo in contatto con un signore per affittare un mezzo per spostarci durante la vacanza.
Credo sia impossibile andare in giro solamente a piedi o con i mezzi pubblici (c'è un autobus che ferma di fronte al complesso, ma passa ogni ora e mezza se va bene).

[We went there the last week of july, our flight landed late by night, but when we arrived at the complex, there was still someone waiting for us!
In the morning they helped us get in contact with a man to rent a motorbike.
I think it's impossible to visit the island on foot or with the public transport (there is a bus that stops in front of the complex, but it's only every other hour and a half)]

Quando siamo arrivate ci aspettavamo di trovare le piastre per cucinare (come avevamo letto nelle altre recensioni) invece non c'erano e quando le abbiamo chieste George ci ha detto che non c'erano proprio!! Se non altro lui e la moglie sono degli ottimi cuochi!!! In camera c'è un lavello, il frigo e delle posate con i piatti.

[We expected to find some kind of stove (like we saw in the pictures), but there was nothing and when we asked George he said "Here very good cooking, no stove" ...at least it's true, him and his wife are great cooks!!! In the room there's a sink, a fridge, flatware and dishes.]

Tira costantemente vento, la maggior parte del tempo è un sollievo, ma nonostante la finestra del balcone aperta non passava molta aria in camera, che però è fornita di condizionatore!

[It's always windy, most of the time it was nice, but despite the open window at night it was kind of hot...anyway there's air conditioning if you want]

Per via della piscina ci sono molte zanzare lì intorno, specialmente la sera. Abbiamo avuto un problemino con le formiche gli ultimi 2 giorni (la signora delle pulizie sembra stare proprio su un altro pianeta, è impossibile parlarle anche in inglese!!)

[Because of the pool there are a lot of mosquitoes especially at night. We also had a problem with ants the last couple of days (the cleaning lady seems to be on another planet, it's impossible to talk to her even in english)]

Il lunedì c'è la serata barbeque ed è stata molto carina. Il costo è moderato e ci sono un sacco di cose dal buffet oltre a carne e salsicce!

[On monday it's the "barbeque night", very nice. Cheap considering the big buffet, meat and sausages!]

Se non si pretende di stare l'intera giornata nel complesso, è un ottima soluzione (noi tornavamo a fare la doccia, mangiare qualcosa a pranzo - siamo andate al supermercato - e dormire).

[If you don't spend the entire day in the complex, it's a nice solution (we just got back to take a shower, eat something for lunch - we went to the market - and to sleep]

Se volete bere i prezzi sono bassi, ma Kardamena lo sono di più!!
[If you want to drink there are low prices, but in Kardàmena are lower!!]

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Cant understand what went on with the last review, we had a great time staying at the Mammis beach with my two grandchildren. George and his staff were very good and everything was very clean and food very good.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Where do I start?!
This accommodation is most definitely NOT self catering, it literally involves a sink, fridge and kettle. Great if you want a cuppa tea in the heat but there is no way you can make any food in there, let alone cut a melon. On arrival we were shocked and asked if we got the wrong room, but we were informed that we should eat at their restaurant as its just outside. Awful money making scheme as there food was commercialised and over priced.

Secondly if you google this hotel it places its location in the middle of Kardamena town. WRONG its at least a 20 - 25 minute walk. AGAIN we tried to ask the owner George and the rude woman Renata about it yet they seemed to approach it in the wrong way and got frustrated with us.

So we went back to the room and wow what can I say. The glasses were covered in grease and hand prints, the cutlery was rusting and the sides were all dirty. The shower has hairs in it!!!! It also had some left over shower gel from previous people. Nice. You wonder how long it would have taken to wipe that down? Ridiculous. If our room was this filthy, I would have hated to wonder what the kitchen was like. The sheets on our bed had holes in and was as hard as a brick and in general the whole room and bathroom looked very run down. They were obviously struggling yet a bit of hygiene wouldn't go a miss.

So after confusion and a very un friendly welcome we decided to rent a quad bike to explore the island.
As the days were passing I noticed the maid was around every morning yet our room wasn't being cleaned, I kept assuming that she would just do it when we left as we spent all day out. 5 days had passed and thankfully it was the end of out stay at this crummy hotel.
However our room was not cleaned ONCE. DISGUSTING.
So when we returned our keys I asked Crazy George (as the locals call him) why our room hadn't been cleaned in 5 days. They hadn't even taken the bin out in our kitchen or bathroom. Now remember you can't flush loo roll down the toilet in Greece, so to not have that changed in 5 days still makes me feel sick.
I asked him and as I had thought he had no reason. He even did an act that he couldn't speak english. Amazing. He was a coward and he obviously knows he's running poor service to get max profit. What a caring man. We talked to others staying there and they found him intimidating and rude, yet if you drink and eat at his bar he's more than welcoming. Again If your face fits.....

Unfortunately this all happened and more. I hope no one has to go through this or spend another penny on going here. There is much nicer places dotted around the island.
Thankfully that was the end of crazy George and am relieved I will never have to see that place again!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

We had a wonderful holiday at Mammis Beach. I had forgotten how lovely the Greek people are, it was so nice to be welcomed instead of ignored as my last couple of Spanish holidays. George and his staff, especially Yanis were friendly and helpful. The accommodation is spacious, the bathroom was in need of a little TLC but clean. The hotel is situated just across from the beach which stretches right down to Kardamena, so lovely sea views. The sea is rocky so you are best to buy sea shoes but great for snorkeling. Food at Mammis good, we went out into Kardamena for dinner but ate lunch and breakfast at apartment. Tzatsiki especially yummy. Kardamena town is really pretty with lovely harbour and lots of bars and restaurants overlooking the water. it costs 8 euros in a taxi from Mammis or you can get the bus which stops outside. Pelagos Restaurant was great withjthe very charismatic Mike as well as delicious food. We were pleasantly surprised by the town although there are lots of young people about there are equally families and coupes and it is no Magaluf. So don't be put off by some of the reviews on here. This is a budget holiday and you are in Greece so your bathroom may not be state of the art but if you want a fab location great service and spacious accommodation at a reasonable price look no further.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

This place is great! We were actually staying at Evripides up the road as Mammis beach was fully booked by the time we came round to booking but could not stay at evripedes except to sleep as it was disgusting. Mammis beach and all that work there are excellent! George and Panacotta especially working every single day morning till midnight and always with a smile on their face. I would deffinately recommend the BBQ and quiz night on a Monday only 10 euros for a massive plate of food (the biggest pork chops ive ever seen) and a huge fish bowl cocktail if your brainy enough to win the quiz! :) Pool and bar area very clean, cannot comment on rooms as we didnt stay there but by what other guests told us I would deffinately recommend this place.

Room Tip: ask for pool view so you dont face the miles of fields and goats. email George before you stay he wi...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

Just about to return to Mammis for the 3rd time, 2nd time this year!

I find it ticks pretty much every box. Basic Greek accomodation, but rooms and surrounding area are all kept clean and to a high standard. As mentioned there isn't much in the way of 'self catering' facilities but then who would want to go away and cook? There is a fridge and a kettle.

Air con and a safe are provided for an extra minimal cost.

Pool bar/restaurant is amazing, food is served to a high quality and the music is excellent. Such a variety, something for everyone! I highly recommend the Greek Night!

There is a bus which is fairly regular into Town which stops outside of the property and is only 1 euro 80 each way....far better then walking! Once in Town you can stock up on supplies. A word to mention is that George and Renate are both wonderful hosts and are very proud of their establishment so please bear that in mind and don't insult them by eating or drinking your own food around the pool, there are tables and chairs outside of each room so use that space. They are only trying to make a living.

I can also recommend Pelagos, a wonderful place to eat in Kardamena and Legends, cheap but very nice handbags! All in all a great holiday, enjoy it!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Holy Barbara, Kardamena, Greece
Location: Greece > Dodecanese > Kos > Kardamena
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Kardamena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mammis Beach Studios 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated by a quiet road about 2 km from the centre of Kardamena, these bright, modern rooms are right on the beach in a beautiful setting. There's a swimming pool and a pool bar with music and satellite TV. Breakfast, snacks and delicious meals to suit all tastes are available in the evening and a BBQ is organized weekly. Entertainment include disco music, quizzes and videos shown at the pool bar. ... more   less 
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