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Matina Pefkos Aparthotel
Ranked #4 of 34 Hotels in Pefkos
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“"WOW" The best holiday weve had in a long time”
Reviewed July 7, 2011

Age 34 & 44 Female

Well what can I say, we had an amazing time at the Matina. From the minute that we arived at the complex we knew that we were going to enjoy it. The reception staff were very welcoming and friendly and always willing to help you.

We stayed in room 705 which was located on the ground floor, it had a large bedroom with two single beds, the room was surprisingly cooler at night which was great as we did not need aircon (bonus) the bathroom was very clean and a good size it had both a bath and shower. The living area also had two single beds located near the patio windows so plenty of room for family. We were again surprised as the kitchen had a microwave, toaster, fridge, cooker and a good size dining table, although we did not really use any of these as we eat at the people snack bar in the day and in the evening we eat at the restaraunt - the food was just delicious, everything was freshly made and very tasty indeed. Costas & Stelios and the rest of the bar staff made our stay even better with their cheeky banter (I love you - we love you more) so thanks to all of them.

With regards to the insects, yes we did see a few however this is to be expected in such a hot country...But hey whats a few bugs between friends lol :)

Both of the larger pools were just brilliant for us, we spent all day , everyday in them, and as they are so big they never seemed to busy. The smaller childrens pool is great for the little ones as its safe and has a little slide. They also have a kids club so for families its perfect.

The beach is just a stone throw away from the Matina so we had a few late evening walks which was really nice.

We absolutely loved this holiday it was everything we expected and much more so we will deffinately be coming back but next time we will be bringing the family with us.

Obviously every person has a different holiday experience, and yes some of the comments on Tripadviser have been negative, but dont let that put you off because all of the people that we met and including us had an amazing time and all said that they will be going back again.

Thanks Matina you made our holiday :) x

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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stp86, Manager at Matina Pefkos Aparthotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2011
Dear Sgetti76,

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review for Matina Pefkos Hotel.

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope to welcome you back sometime in the near future. It's great to hear such positive comments from our guests, and it was a pleasure to have you to stay.

Kind regards,

Stefanos Pallas
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lancashire
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Reviewed July 7, 2011

We stayed in june for 1 week, 2 adults and 1 teenager in a pokey studio no privacy for our teenage daughter. We stayed in the old block on the bottom floor very small patio no privacy again to have a drink or read a book people walking passed constantly.Rooms need updating ,internet video of rooms nothing like our studio, bathroom was very grubby, mouldly walls due to no fan to take out steam from shower. Pool area is very good plenty of sunbeds, excellent restaurant and snackbar both very good value. They also need to rethink price of aircon very expensive, you even have to leave a deposit for the aircon remote control handset. Also a charge required for remote control for TV, this can work out very expensive on top of your holiday.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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stp86, Manager at Matina Pefkos Aparthotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2011
Dear elliebelly4,

Firstly, thank you for taking the time to post your review.

I would like to clear up a couple of your concerns. Please note that if you were allocated into a Studio (for up to 3 people) this is because this is the room type booked.

We are sorry you experienced some problems inside your bathroom, please note that had this been reported to our staff, we would have immediately resolved your problems to the best of our ability.

We are pleased you enjoyed using all our facilities, both snack bars, swimming pools, on-site restaurant and the use of our supermarket.

With regards to air conditioning, you will find similar prices (or higher prices) in the other hotels in this area. When guests take out air conditioning or a safety deposit box, we take a deposit, this is to ensure that we receive back all equipment that we have given out. Upon return of safety deposit key/air conditioning remote the guest receives this deposit back. We do not charge for the television remote, however the deposit paid for the air con/safety deposit box also covers the television remote - again, once this is returned you receive back your deposit.

We are sorry you did not 100% enjoy your stay with us, however we hope to welcome you back in the future for a more enjoyable experience.

Kind regards,

Stefanos Pallas
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wigan
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Reviewed July 7, 2011

Our 3rd time in Pefkos and our 3rd visit to the Matina. I can't rate the efforts of the staff high enough everybody works so hard to make everybodys holiday so enjoyable. We arrived on the 22nd of June with a very large party from the airport and got a room in the new block room 916 which is a top floor studio in the centre of the new pool. It was clean on arrival and every single day the room was cleaned to the standard which would make a Guardsman be envious.
We quickly bumped into Stergos and Kostas and said hello before settling in and unpacking. Our holiday was pure bliss I can't think of a single complaint or issue I could bring up.
Anyway back to the Holiday and life around Pefkos. Firstly I was sad to see that Buddies Bar is shut and up for rent. Blue Bay restaurant is also closed and a few bars and restaurants have relocated. Wild Wild West Owner now lives in Manchester and his Brother who's names forgets me as took over the lease with his son and is trying to make a go of it. Pefkos as also got a new self service Laundrette which opened last week we didn't use it as we had used the Matinas the day before. We did go in though and A nice fella shown us around and it was very reasonable priced. The Matina itself is looking very smart the new bar was proving popular with the Happy hour of 20% of all drinks between 7-9pm. You also receive a complimentary 10% discount in Meltemi which we eat there on 2 occasions. Kostas and Stergos deserve medals for the hard work and long hours they put in and of course everybody else does too but these Guys eptomise why the Matina is so popular. There never ending smiling and good nature despite the hard work they do some times even when they seem so tired in over 100f makes me feel embarrassed to even think I work hard in comparison. Our days were spent lounging around the new pool and across to the Oasis where Dimitris is like a long lost friend to us. He is another who deserves such praise and the way he treated our Son is something we will never forget. He as a very big heart for such a small Guy I only wish I had took more money to tip him and the others who really made our holiday so special. The Quiz with Aussie Mark is also worth doing for the infamous bottle of spumante as a prize. We won it one night and dared to drink it and he looked mortified we even tried it. . He is a great entertainer a typical Aussie who can seriously sing some good old Sinatra songs. We had some cracking meals out at night went to Terpsis, 2 brothers, Spitaki, Nostalgia, Enigma, Meltemi, Delizia, Greek House, Georges and Artemis some of the above visiting twice and only had one disappointing meal which I'l refrain from naming. The likes of Roumeli 4 and Zorbas proved very popular though when ever we walked past and the 3 course menus for $7.90 seemed very popular and I never saw more than a few empty tables in either venue. There is a few places struggling for custom both bars and restaurants and most of it is down to location rather than reputation. The Matina was booked up fully the 2 weeks we were there and I was told they were expecting some very large parties today which is always good news before the summer holidays come around. The resort in general looked busy with couples and young pre school children mostly making up the numbers but things will change very soon I suppose when the school holidays kick in. The Kidsworld club seemed quiet Our Lad didn't bother with it but the staff were very friendly and helpful and the facilities were very good with air con and new toys. We had a day out in Lindos which I must say was a eye opener. We walked up to the Acropolis and walked around Lindos Bay and the old town but I can't say I was impressed at all. We also had a 1 1/2 hour cruise on the glass bottom boat which was very enjoyable and Jeannot was a lovely Guy who let us go for a swim in Navarone Bay in probably the nicest sea water in the whole world. It was a great way to unwind and finish our holiday in what was a perfect holiday in every sense. The bad news is that we will have to miss out on the Matina in 2012 as we plan on saving to get married in 2013 but the good news is we will be back and hopefully the Matina and its staff will be helping us with the arrangements as its something we have looked into these past 2 weeks.
Lastly if anybody as any doubts about booking at the Matina then don't have. The hotel does not deserve such silly reviews from people who are just doing reviews out of spite. I know the Matina staff work to the highest standards and such rubbish does undermine there efforts. When you have people going back year in year out like us it just shows how special the place is and for 2 weeks a year our own little piece of heaven.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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stp86, Manager at Matina Pefkos Aparthotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2011
Dear WiganMark007,

Many thanks for taking the time to review Matina Pefkos Hotel.

We are extremely pleased you enjoyed yet another great stay with us.

Please let us know if you wish to celebrate your marriage in 2013 in Pefkos as we would be more than happy to help with organisation of both the ceremony and the reception.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Regards,

Stefanos Pallas
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 3, 2011

just returned from a stay at matina, wasnt the best stay, we were in room 311 , firstly the balcony wasnt very big,not very clean. the bathroom wasnt cleaned before we arrived, also very dusty under beds. I dont think the bed linen was changed while we were there and the floor wasnt either, and as for towels changed once ,so i rang down to reception to ask for fresh ones and they did send some clean ones up straight away. On the website it does say that towels are changed twice a week but when its hot and you are showering everyday you need clean towels at least every other day. We stayed at pefkos beach last year and you had bedlinen changed every other day and fresh towels everyday also maids cleaned everyday apart from sunday, if i was to return to pefkos i would stay at pefkos beach again not matina, the only good thing about matina is its close to beach.

Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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stp86, Manager at Matina Pefkos Aparthotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2011
Dear audia4queen,

Many thanks for taking the time to review our hotel. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay with us fully.

All bed linen/towels are changed twice weekly. We are sorry if you feel this is not enough, however is beyond our control as this is the amount of linen/towels changes agreed from the tour operator.

As you saw when you reported your problem to our reception staff, they resolved your issue immediately.

We are once again, sorry for your experience at our complex, and we hope to see you again in the future for a more enjoyable stay with us.

Regards,

Stefanos Pallas
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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 2, 2011

We returned to Pefkos for the 8th year and stayed in these apartments and in got the worst room ever (613). It was dirty and kitchen and bathroom were in need of a complete overhall. We cleaned the room ourselves got on wilth the hoilday until the uninvited guests arrived (cockroaches) to which we were given a tin of fly spray to kill them with. We cought one but could not find the other so told reception we wanted out the room. They did offer us another room but it had more cockroaches then ours and was on the ground floor. We turned it down on the condition our room was fumigated the next day as being asthmatic spraying the room ever 5 minutes was killing me not the roaches! The next moring we agreed to go out so this could be done on returning the room was as we left it and maid knew nothing about but left us cockroach spray and an extra towel to put at the door to stop them getting in under the door. By this time we were not the only ones trying to get out of the block so again asked for another room, they offered us a room but we needed to pay 70 euros as it was a sea view we said we would pay but wanted to see the room first, it was ground floor room but there was no sea view for the 9 foot weeks rocks and bushes. We said we would take the room but were not paying for something we did not have whi9ch they said no it was considered a sea view. Asked our reps for advice and told them to get me another hotel or on saturdays fight home. They offered us hotels that were lower grade than ours thinking we would not know the area nor could they get us a fight home so we were stuck until we decided to find another Hotel ourselves we asked reception to arrange this as TC reps said they could not as it was not a TC hotel but was owned bu the Matina and they could see not issue with them doing it but again reception refused we said we were willing to pay for the week at the Pefkos Village we were told we would be breaching our contract with them and would have to pay for flights home as we were also breaching TCs contract so we were stuck. The cockroaches were kept at bay for a few days but returned I even had a shower with one! Now we were told hotel was full so tough! Why people return here is beyond me. We watched people going down as early as 7am to put towels on sunbeds which hotel forbids and then go off for the day and return form the beach to there sun beds next to the pool, hotel never once lifted a towel or said not to do it so often people who wanted a bed had to go else where. We are fortunate enough to know a lot of the locals so had plenty of choice so they benfited from our money where as Matina lost out which was fine by me!! Perhaps if you were in the new apartments you got a different holiday. We ate the Hotels restaurant once and compaired to everywhere else we has eated including their other Hotel was below standard and not value for money.

Room Tip: Stay away room 601-620 oldest rooms and dirty.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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stp86, Manager at Matina Pefkos Aparthotel, responded to this review, July 5, 2011
Dear Giuliana42,

Firstly, we are deeply sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us at Matina Pefkos Hotel. Please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience you experienced during your stay with us.

I would like to assure you that your current experience is not representative of the service we provide at Matina Pefkos Hotel. As you can note from other feedbacks which are posted on Trip Advisor from customers just like yourself, we are committed to providing a clean and comfortable accommodation to all of our customers.

I believe that in hot Mediterranean countries such as Greece, cockroaches are to expected to a certain extent. Our staff dealt with your issues professionally & immediately, and did their best to resolve your problems within the complex.

An issue you mention is sunbeds, and you are correct this is our policy. However, up to yet, even with those "claiming" sunbeds early in the morning, we still have plenty of sunbeds available throughout the day. At midday a member of our team checks we have available sunbeds, and if this is ever a problem, please be assured we will take the appropriate action.

Many thanks for taking the time to write your review. Your comments are much appreciated. Your comments will be taken on board and once again please accept my apologies, we hope to be able to accommodate you in our hotel in the future to show you our clean & comfortable rooms.

Stefanos Pallas
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 30, 2011

Had a great time again, Matina has everything you could need. The Apartments are well equipped and clean....pool areas are great with decent food which is excellent value for money. Definitely going back again next year. Bev very helpful on Reception!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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stp86, Manager at Matina Pefkos Aparthotel, responded to this review, July 5, 2011
Dear LorrayneS,

Thank you for taking the time to review Matina Pefkos Hotel. We are pleased you enjoyed yet another stay with us, and we look forward to seeing you for your fourth stay very soon!!

Regards,

Stefanos Pallas
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Lancashire
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Reviewed June 30, 2011

Fab hol , lovely place and friendly staff - especially Bev !! Nice restaurants and plenty to do xx

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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stp86, Manager at Matina Pefkos Aparthotel, responded to this review, July 5, 2011
Dear GreenFamily22,

Many thanks for taking the time to review Matina Pefkos Hotel, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Regards,

Stefanos Pallas
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Property: Matina Pefkos Aparthotel
Address: Pefkos Rhodes, Pefkos 851 07, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Pefkos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Pefkos
#5 Family Hotel in Pefkos
#6 Romantic Hotel in Pefkos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Matina Pefkos Aparthotel 3*
Number of rooms: 143
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated just 50 metres from Pefkos main beach, the Matina hotel is the perfect location for a relaxing yet unforgettable holiday. The peaceful location and the friendly, fun atmosphere appeal to all types of guests, from families to couples and everything in between. Most importantly, we, the management and all staff at the hotel will do our very best to ensure the only thought in your mind when leaving the hotel is the idea of coming back again! ... more   less 
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