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“Great view”
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Karpathios Studios
Ranked #16 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Pefkos
wirral
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“Great view”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

We stayed here last summer and booked the hotel on the Internet for ten nights . On arrival we were told that the hotel was over booked and that we would have to spend three nights in another hotel (Coralli). After some negotiation the owner paid for the taxi to the hotel but did not compensate for the return fare!
On our return to the hotel we were allocated a studio. The room was spacious and had a superb balcony with stunning views. On two occasions i had to request that the room is cleaned and bins emptied. The pool area was clean and there was plenty of space to sit. On several occasions family and friends of the owner were visiting. The 5 / 6 boys' took over' the pool, splashing and constantly jumping in and playing aggresively. Speaking to other guests these boys were regulars at the hotel.
The walk up the hill is worth the views.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Dudley, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

Myself and my wife, stayed here in September and we had no grumbles at all considering the price we paid for a weeks stay. The location is great, the views stunning and Karpathios houses one of the most relaxing pool/bar area's I've been to. The unexpected use of free Wi-Fi around the pool/bar area was also a welcome bonus.

The sloped driveway aka 'cardiac hill', is just that a steep driveway - I agree that for elderly guests or people with walking difficulties this may prove challenging but for us it was a welcome way to burn off the hummus and Mythos.

Ravi who is the receptionist/bar manager/chef is an absolute legend with his own inimitable brand of hospitality. He deserves a medal for the amount of hours he works.

The apartments themselves have everything you need for an affordable self catering holiday, with ample kitchen utensils and bedding/towels. As I've already said the views from the top apartments above the 'bedrock' style studios are breathtaking and I can't wait to return in May 2013 to see them again.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

stayed at these apt in sept 2021 only thing going for these is the view and the pool bar attendant was helpful .there are some lovely eating places in pefkos will go back but not to the karathios sorry

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Sayed at the Karpathios in June this year and had a great holiday. Clean airy studio, lovely pool, friendly staff. Fabulous views over Pefkos. Only 5 mins downhill to the main street but it was a very steep hill on the way back!! Definitely not for those with walking difficulties, heart or respiritory problems. The menu in the pool bar was limited but ok and had cheapest beer in the village.

Room Tip: We had room 30 - brilliant view but 36 steep steps up from the top of a very steep drive
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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cambridge
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Myself and my partner stayed in the Karpathios Studios the first week of September. I always believe in giving a fair review so here goes.

Location: On a slight hill in Pefkos. Quite hard work getting up it in 30+ celsius heat. If you have any mobility problems pleae give careful consideration to whether this accomodation will be suitable for you. Stunning views over Pefkos and surrounding areas. Myself and my partner found Pefkos to be a bit on the quiet side. Virtually all Restaurants and Bars deserted during the day and fairly empty at night 9Is this typical of Pefkos?). We found it quite difficult to entertain ourselves here and so spent 3 nights in nearby Lindos and 1 night in Rhodes town.

Accomodation: We were placed in one of the older ground floor studio's. They have invariably been referred to as the 'Caves' or the 'Dungeons' in previous reviews. Standard of accomodation was basic, 2 small hobs for cooking, several plates and bowls and some knives,forks and spoons (A kettle did appear on day three though). Wet room for showering. Wet room had substanial mould in them and as mententioned previously the ground floor accomodation does suffer from ant infestations. Get used to them crawling over you at night. Bed was basically two mattresses on a wooden box, Wooden box had been sealed with what looked like toilet paper and not silicon.. hence ease of access for ants. Rooms generally clean otherwise.

Air-conditioning is available in the rooms for a extra 50 Euro. However, please note that in the ground floor rooms the air con unit is too small to bring the temperature down to a decent level for at least 10-12 hours. Unfortuately, and this is my major gripe, the hotel staff did not let you have a spare key to keep your air con on during the time you were out of the room (Depite paying 50Euro). As a result whenever we came back to the room after a day or night out it took 10-12 hours to cool it down again. As a result very disturbed hot and sticky sleeps!! I did discuss this with the Thomas Cook Rep who was basically as useful as a plank of wood and stated 'its down to the owner, We can't do anything'. She promised to give me a complaint form but it never arrived..............

Anyway, staff were generally friendly but when complaining about air-con situation was given the old 'nothing to do with me i'm just a worker' line.

Nice clean pool and basic bar that serves basic food and drinks.

Would i recommend this hotel? I'm afraid not. There are much better options available in Pefkos for the price.

Room Tip: Don't stay in one of the Dungeon rooms!!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

i have just returned from a two week holiday at karpathios with my sister and 3 year old niece. met some lovely people during our stay and Pefkos turned out to be a good place to stay as it was our first time traveling without parents, everything was easy to find, and the variety of restaurants which were all reasonable priced. Karpathios was very basic, you get what you pay for. rooms were cleaned everyday apart from Sundays, however we had a broken glass which took a few days to be cleared up. we arrived at 8.00am and had to wait around to find out were to go as no one could be found, which was not ideal with a very sleepy toddler. bar served very basic snacks. a plus side to the room was the view was amazing. i would defiantly stay in pefkos again but would try to avoid staying here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

1 week stay at the end of August as a couple, for a friend's wedding in Lindos.

Firstly the hill... It's not a hill, it's a driveway! It only takes 48-60 seconds to walk up. Try walking in a zig zag pattern if you find it difficult.

Stayed in a top floor room, very spacious, large balcony, fantastic seaview - lovely for a glass of wine at sunset. Typical greek style room - small kitchenette, wet room bathroom. Cleaners every day except Sunday, towels/bedding changed every 2nd day. Aircon at 50euros well worth the money, its a proper fitted unit so it actually works, cools the room in 15 minutes, sometimes a bit too cool at night!

Lovely clean pool with great views of the bay. Lots of leftover inflatable lilos and tyres to play with. Always got a sunbed no matter what time of day. Cheap drinks at the bar, 2euros for a large beer or wine. Food slightly limited but covers you for a lunch or snack by the pool, great pizza only 4euro!

The best thing about the studios is the views you get. Location is good, only a 2 minute walk, use the cut through, to the main street, 2 minutes to the bus stop for trips out, and about 10 minutes walk to the main beach.

Nice resort, lots of really good restaurants, bars, little supermarkets, gorgeous beach and lots of options for day trips out, Lindos, the Waterpark etc. The studios have a relaxed feel to them, everyone is friendly staff and guests and Ravi at the bar is a legend! Lots of people keep coming back to the resort and you can see why. Lots of information on Friends of Pefkos website/FB group.

Taxi's are all fixed prices, eg 8euros to Lindos, but they dont tell you that they charge an extra 2euro if you phone for a taxi.

As for the "caves"... I agree! If i had a cave i'd be really miserable for a day or so before just getting on with the holiday. They are smaller than the top floor rooms and the balcony is not your own, its part of the walkway to the rooms next door, and you'd need some ant spray. But basically for the prices, and if you haven't seen the top floor rooms, i'm sure it will be fine, and they still have sea views.

Yamas! Happy Holidays!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Karpathios Studios
Address: Pefkos, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Pefkos
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Ranked #16 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Pefkos
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Hotel Class:2 star — Karpathios Studios 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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