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“Nice hotel, BEAUTiful food, good location!! No reason to complain!”
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Thalia Hotel
Ranked #20 of 34 Hotels in Pefkos
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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“Nice hotel, BEAUTiful food, good location!! No reason to complain!”
Reviewed May 14, 2012

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

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

First of all I would like to say that this was an inexpensive all inclusive holiday at £250 each for a week and when you consider flights, baggage, taxes, transfers, food and drinks were all included in the price, it appeared to be a bargain! However I would rather have paid extra for better food and drink, as we had to spend money anyway on eating out as the food was so bad!! Cheap or not, the food should be a decent menu, and hot, but if this cannot be done then the prices need hiking up and the Chef needs a bigger budget to work with!! The all inclusive deal was false economy as we ate out every night after the second night in the hotel and money we would have spent on gifts etc had to be spent on food for the week!! The rooms were small and we were glad we were only there for a week and not two! Shower/toilet was so small! I think the whole building needs a refurb to bring the hotel up-to-date but I have to say that the owners and staff were polite, friendly and very accommodating, its just a shame they cannot provide better food and more comfortable rooms. The rooms were cleaned daily with fresh sheets and towels provided.

Room Tip: Choose a room at the back or front - too noisy on the poolside
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2012 via mobile

Our family have been going to Pefkos for 12 years and have become very good friends with the family that own the Thalia. You get what you pay for and should remember that. Maybe people should take a look at the way they behave and communicate with the owners! The rooms are basic, but surely you don't go on holiday to live in your room?? Pefkos is amazing, this hotel is most certainly worth a try if you don't let the reviews put you off!!!

  • Stayed August 2011
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Belfast
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed December 14, 2011

My Girlfriend and I booked the Thalia through a travel agents for end of July 2011. After we had booked we read the reviews and paniced and tried to change our hotel. It was too dear to find an alternative. When we arrived we were very pleasantly surprised. The room was a double with a garden view. You wouldnt spend time in the garden but its fine to look at. The pool is super, its not dangerous, its cean and you could always get a sunbed. The room itself had plenty of space and its not the most modern decor but what do you expect for 2.5 stars! The room was also cleaned every day.
The bathroom is smallish but so what, the electrics worked perfectly and we had no issues. We didnt ever use the self catering because we were onholiday and Pefkos has the most beautiful restaurants to chose from!

The staff were friendly and helpful and I would definitely go back. People who complain are expecting too much for the money and if you go with an open mind you will love it! We certainly did!
The staff were friendly and helpful and the hotel is in an excellent location in the centre of a beautiful resort.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 10, 2011

Returned recently from a 2 week holiday at this so called hotel. Even Basil Faulty could have done better. Only spent 3 nights in this toilet due to being over run with cockroaches. One even had the audacity to have a shower with me and then climb into bed. Having paid the same amount of money as those staying in the nearby Pefki island resort this place rates extremely low on the value for money ladder. The kitchen was dated and equipped with very little. The smell of sewage was too much and on the fourth night we had to walk the streets of pefkos to hunt down the rep, who was as elusive as the scarlet pimpernel (olympic). The staff were unfriendly and the rep useless. Saviour came in the form Nikitas aprtments and we could finally enjoy this wonderful resort. Beware anyone who books into this hotel. We nearly had a breakdown it was that bad.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2011

I am writing this review on behalf of my parents who are in their early sixties. They booked two weeks in this accomodation for the end of September 2011. Unfortunately, they booked before we had had a chance to review the place for them on here, which they now regret enormously. Although they are completely in love with the resort of Pefkos, as are most people who visit, from reading the reviews on here, I can only think that the vast differences must relate to the room allocation. My parents were in some of the self catering apartments which are on the basement level. Their room was very poorly equipped with little in the way of utensils, no plug in the sink (requested but never delivered), broken chairs on the patio, a fridge that was rusty and dirty, cobwebs, curtains that looked like they had been there for about 20 years, and were hanging off the rails, and a very poorly lit bathroom with very poor, if any, ventilation. There was also a constant smell of sewage. They complained to a very surly receptionist when a cockroach landed on my mum in the shower, and also later when she awoke in the middle of the night with two more on her bed, but his only response was "this is Greece, what do you expect". They have been to Greece numerous times over the last 20 years, and have never expected, or had this before!!
Finally, after four days of what they describe as "hell" they moved out and into the accomodation above the Angel Bar, which they say was absolutely perfect. So, as a warning for anybody looking to book this place, it is, at best, dated and at worst dirty and unpleasant.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 2, 2011

we booked a budget holiday thro Olympic Hols off tinternet for two weeks Sept 10th-24th , the airbus 300
was basic (tatty)Strategic Airlines, broken tables etc well used!
The Hotel was I believe the first to be built in Rhodes in the seventies.......and it shows,poor electrics (they dont encourage you to be self catering! a mish mash of fittings throughout. On the plus side the two wide single beds were very comfortable and the Hotel very clean.Good staff e.t.c
A very mixed bunch of guests ,particularly loud Russian families and eastern europeans who seemed happy with the all inclusive deals they had. It was 40 degs + first ten days so air con; was a must at £7 per day (the going rate in Greece)
Pefkos is lovely and our second visit to the village in 7 years, some lovey eating places,and again if you are a family or on a tight budget , the best deals are the three courses for £7.90, the two best are below road level right in the centre. Do try all of the beaches,all within walking distance , two beds and brollie £8 (again fixed price) We will return but will pay a bit more withThompsons or similar. simply Greek!

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Thalia Hotel
Address: Pefkos, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Pefkos
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Ranked #20 of 34 Hotels in Pefkos
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Hotel Class:2 star — Thalia Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 149
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