Stella apartments were lovely. The staff were friendly especially Joy and the Scottish guy behind the bar not sure what his name is. Joy was a hoot and we got on from day one especially when she called my husband a Macka afer we told her where we were from. (Newcastle).
A couple of things which we werent happy about was the electrics in the apartment they were alot to be desired we found that they werent entirely safe, our daughter got a slight electric shock when she was drying her hair with an English adaptor this could have turned out worse than it was. I informed Joy and the maintenance man checked them out and we were told it was our adaptors as they were English ones...when we had actually replaced them with Greek ones. So to be honest the adaptors had nothing to do with it, in my opinion its definately the electrics in that particular apartment that need seeing to. So the whole of the holiday we were only able to use one plug which was in the living area which was a bit of a dredge trying to do your hair going back and forth to the bedroom mirror back to your hairdryer/straighteners in the living room.
I also found that the Sunbed area wasn't spotlessly clean, the cleaning staff did mop the floors every morning but your feet were filthy as soon as you stepped on the ground. Its the first time ever that we've went abroad to Greece and the ground has not been hosed down as well as mopped. We also found that the ground was so slippy when it was wet which caused several children and adults to slip and fall, including myself, apart from that it was a nice sitting, sunbathing area.
The apartments were clean to a degree and again i didn't complain to Stella or Joy, but our room wasn't cleaned to what i would have expected, i deliberately left the bathroom shelf and mirror to see if it would eventually be cleaned but unfortuntely it wasn't it stayed the same for the 2 weeks we were there, the floor also wasn't cleaned that often either again there were tell tale signs it was only cleaned roughly twice the whole time.
Apart from a few minor moans i have made the Stella itself was a nice relaxed place and i would probably go back there again and i would also recommend it to my friends, I hope that my comments will be looked at and the things i have pointed out will be sorted out for future guests.
Pefkos itself is a lovely relaxed resort, the restaurants we went to were fabulous. Our favourite ones were, Enigma, Terpsis, Coliseum and Elia restaurant/Hotel which is past Enigma about a quarter of the way up the hill, it is clearly sign posted and that is well worth the visit.
Also Pane di Capo underneath Enigma the cocktail bar is really relaxing, music is good and the staff are warm and friendly.
We hired a car for three days, the book that is in your room states that it is 60 euros for 3 days as well as having notices up around the complex, however when we asked Stella about it she said it had gone up to 80 euros for 3 days as its mid season, however no notices advises you of this so be careful when hiring the car from them. (Lindos car hire below the Stella). We found however they were still the cheapest in the resort.
If you do get bored around the pool and fancy a trip out 7 springs is a lovely day out, as well as Hiraki Beach and Rhodes town all well worth the trip.
The bakery on the hill underneath Tsambikos restaurant is by far the best and nicest bakery in Pefkos it is immaculate and the pastries and sweets are absolutely fantastic well worth the visit.
So at the end of this review you will notice good and not so good points but i will say that i would definately visit Pefkos again and i would stay at the Stella again especially if Joy is still there and also if my comments are taken on board.
Thanks to all the lovely people who work in the Stella and the people we met while on our holiday and giving us such an enjoyable time.
Ps Stella get some nice comfy mattresses. xxx
Lisa and Dave Walker (Macka) x
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- Stella Hotel Pefkos, Rhodes