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Maritsa Studios Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Kefalos, Greece   |  
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Ranked #10 of 14 Hotels in Kefalos
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“We couldn't stay here”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

After arriving from a night flight, we arrived at the hotel at around 3am local time. We rang a telephone number that was pinned to a wall which awoke the owners and they took us to our room. The room was extremely basic, very old fashioned and very run down. We opened the bathroom door to find mosquito's EVERYWHERE, we ended up sleeping in jeans and hoodies to avoid being bitten. It was a very uncomfortable night. We went and found a hotel in Kos Town and moved hotels the next day, we couldn't possibly have stayed 7 nights in this 'hotel' it was a horrific. We did not use the pool of the neighbouring hotel as we just wanted to get away from there as soon as possible. We were told our room would have a guaranteed sea view for the 7 night stay, however we could not see the sea at all from our room.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Maritsa studios has a quiet but convenient location not far from the beach. You can use the pool of the manolis studios. The studio has a good size and is simply furnished. The kitchen is not very well equipped but has a cooking plate, water heater and a toaster. The bathroom is small and quiet old but everything is clean and well taken care of. A minus is that there is no soap in the bathroom and no soap or cloth in the kitchen.
Anyway, for the price class it is a good option and we would come back here.
The owners are nice and helpful. You can also rent a car there and the prices are very good.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Oslo, Norway
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

No internet, even it is on the web page. No soap, shampoo. If you ask for a room for two person, only 2 dishes, 2 cutlery... Old towels... Good service, walking distance from the beach! Helpful with the tourism places where to go, renting... Nice to relax.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Sheffield, England
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Thought we had already reviewed this one so if I repeat myself I apologise.
Had a two week stay here, family were exceptionally kind and always smiley. The rooms although basic are clean and well kept. On our last night the entire island was blacked out with a power cut, the family on our return to pack (1.00am) got out of bed and organized portable lights to help us pack our suitcases. This after when we arrived and were allocated a ground floor apartment, we spent the night (early hours of the morning catching up on sleep) once we got up Maritsa asked if we would prefer an upstairs room with a sea view and more breeze, after agreeing to move Maritsa and her daughter insisted on helping us pack and carry our luggage upstairs. The Family are beautiful honest people, who endeavour to ensure your stay is comfortable and happy. Thank you Maritsa and family. WE WILL BE BACK.

Room Tip: doesn't rate as two star to us - the quality of service was definitely 5 star. Thank you Maritsa...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chislehurst, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Have been many times to Greek islands.
These apartments meet all expectations, clean well managed a quiet location with no local "noise botherers"
Usual 2 ring cooking, kettle toaster and pots and pans.
Local restaurants plentifull and very good food. Old town offers the butchers and bakers for the more cooking orientated.
Plenty of varied beaches in walking distance, use of local pool for those who forget they came to see the local area. Good local bus services and supermarkets.
14 days spent,September 13, great weather, we will be back soon!!

Room Tip: larger downstairs, balcony upstairs.
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Just back from a week at the Maritsa Studios - good basic studios at the airport end of the resort, lovely friendly lady on the spot all the time should you need her. Insisted on making a call to the rep for us when our pick-up details didn't appear and let us keep our room til 7pm on the day we left for €20.

Room good points:

Windows & doors all have mosquito mesh so you can keep them open without a problem - the door is a stable door type so with the top half open and the kitchen window open, it made a lovely 'through draught' to keep the room cool. Aircon & Room Safe both available at extra cost. . Rear view nice (but limited from ground floor rooms). Cleaning every 2nd day so not intrusive should you like a slow start to the day. . Largish room, (3 beds in ours) table & chairs, shower curtain, toaster was a useful touch..

Room Bad points:

Limited crockery - only one dinner plate & one set of full size cutlery, only one bedside table (not central to beds). Blown light bulb. Not much clothing storage & hangers, had to use 3rd bed. No shower hook. Hot water usually evenings only. Freezer compartment door had to be wedged shut. Ground floor rooms lack private balcony, just a shared paved garden area. Long walk (over a mile) to what is known as the centre of town and the harbour but there is a bus stop quite nearby and you can get to the harbour for €1.20. Limited power sockets. Wifi passworded (maybe costs extra?). No pool (but can use Manolis next door).

Not the best studios that we've ever stayed in but due to they're proximity to the bus stop, a couple of really good tavernas and the Dolphin Rock bar and, because the owner is so nice, we'd definitely stay again if we went back to Kefalos.

Room Tip: Upper floor rooms have private balcony
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Stayed here for a week with my partner and parents. Maritsa Studios offer great traditional Greek value for money. Lovely clean rooms and use of pool next door. This place is run by a Greek family who all have their own responsibilities day and night. 3 generations in fact help the place to run like clockwork. The location is great as well, near enough for all the local amenities yet far away enough from the hustle and bustle that can be associated with a holiday resort

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Maritsa Studios Hotel

Address: Kefalos, Greece
Location: Greece > Dodecanese > Kos > Kefalos
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 14 Hotels in Kefalos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Maritsa Studios Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
These pleasant and simply furnished studio's are set back from the main road, set in pretty gardens, on the outskirts of Kamari Bay in Kefalos. Close by are a variety of bars, shops and restaurants catering for all tastes, the sandy beach is just 10 minutes walk away. ... more   less 
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