Just returned from a week long, all inclusive stay in the Thalia Hotel in Pefkos, Rhodes.
The hotel itself is very nice - simple and clean with a nice, welcoming reception area. The staff are lovely and helpful and reception are open 24/7. We stayed in room 302, a nice room with a cracking view! Although we were all inclusive, we still had a little stove, a sink, a fridge and some utensils and crockery. Not that we needed to use it but a nice touch!
Storage-wise we had a big wardrobe with lots of hangers and a couple of drawers, and room underneath which was perfect for the suitcases. We had 2 bedside tables with drawers and space underneath, and a massive dressing table with an even BIGGER mirror (i went away with 2 girlfriends last September - really could have done with this back then!! Easily big enough for 2 or 3 to do makeup at the same time!)
The bathroom was fine, small but clean and with a good sized sink, shelf and mirror with a light. From my experiences with Greek bathrooms, the showers ALWAYS soak the floor, all you need to do is put a towel down and job done! No need for complaint at all. The water was hot, and the shower itself nice and strong (nothing worse than a piddly shower!). There was no window in the bathroom but this wasn't a problem - there was no mould or mildew anywhere and it aires itself anyway if you leave the bathroom door open after your shower - no issues there! There was a drain in the bathroom, which did pong a bit when we first went in but after a couple of hours it went and we had no trouble at all with any bad smells for the duration of our stay. We put it down to the room not being used for a while - it is the start of the season after all!
The balcony is nice with a small table and chairs, and from our one we had a lovely view over the pool, with the sea and the hills in the distance. Perfect for watching the sunset! There are some beautiful creeping plants and flowers in and around the Thalia too which added to the beauty of the surroundings.
Now i really can't understand why anyone would complain about the food! I must admit, i was a little apprehensive as this was my first all inclusive holiday - but i worried for nothing. It exceeded my expectations by a thousand percent! There was choice, lots of lovely traditional food (better than a lot of restaurants might i add) hot and cold, and something different every day (lunch AND dinner). It really was tasty - i was stuffed to bursting every day! I am very adventurous with food, but my partner isn't and he ate well all week -and loved it. Like some of the other good reviewers say - If you want British food, stay in Britain! Hats off to the chef :)
The pool area was really lovely, and the pool itself was nice too. Pool bar was great! Some lovely coctails included in the package which made a nice change from beer or wine (although both were lovely too! Just nice to have the choice) The lights at night made the area look lovely. The music did get quite loud at night and it wasn't all to our taste, but it did vary throughout the week which was good - not just dance music! And it made for a good atmosphere in the evening. The music stopped at midnight on the dot every night which was perfect for us.
The area of Pefkos is really lovely, small and quiant. For me, i like to venture out of town on foot and find other towns, beaches, bays etc. For this i found the area wasn't quite so great as it is quite barren outside the town and quite far to the next ones but there are buses that take you to the heart of Lardos and excursions that you can book to take you to Lindos and Falaraki (Awesome Water park - not for the faint hearted though!) I'm not complaining - we did find a couple of nice beaches up the way and a really nice taverna with a pool towards Lardos - and it's always lovely to explore even if there's not much to find along the way.
The main beach of Pefkos was beautiful - floor's quite rocky in the sea itself (i prefer sand all the way) but still lovely to swim in and water was stunning. Lee Beach is a must - lovely food and drinks and right at the front overlooking the sea with a wonderful view - we went there every day i think!
Overall, a fantastic holiday - the hotel was fab, and we would definitely recommend it :D
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