Have just returned from our second stay at the Mayflower, and have already booked again for next year!! We have been to Tigaki 5 times now, are first hotel was the Mythos which is also very good. The accommodation at the Mayflower is spacious, the rooms are very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The pool area is super. Elia and Debbie serve great food which is very reasonably priced. The BBQ night is great value for money at 12 euros each with greek dancing with a twist. Christos looks after you during the evening and at night and can make great cocktails. Can not wait to go back, I have my countdown already on my calendar!!! Thanks to all of you at the Mayflower.More
Christine L, Crewe, United Kingdom
Just got back from a 2 week stay at the mayflower and couldn't fault it... We arrived at 4 in the morning where we was greeted by christos who was very friendly and took us to our rooms with a bottle of water so we could have a drink.. He is a very nice and pleasant man and his wife is very polite aswell... Elia and her husband are the nicest people you could ever meet they greeted us every time they seen us and couldn't be more friendly and helpful if they tried.. Debbie is very friendly and welcoming... Last but certainly not least is May the mascot :) she is a lovely dog and doesn't take any notice of the guests... The rooms are very basic but everything you need is in the room, good views from the balcony and the pool is very spacious and got enough sun loungers for everyone.. Would recommend the Greek night good food and good atmosphere aswell...highly recommend and will definitely be coming back :)More
These apartments are great - accommodation simple but it is the owners and the ambience that they create that makes the difference.
Never had a problem getting a lounger for all 3 of us by the pool at any time of day, though some sad people still found the necessity to go down early to put their towels on their favoured ones!! Agree with the previous reviewer - chill .... get a life!!
Out of the main area of Tigaki which suited us just fine, quiet with great views of the mountains and Zia etc.
We wholeheartedly agree with all the comments on here - part of me wants to keep jewels like this secret but Christos and his family and staff deserve all the praise - thanks for a wonderful week!More
SapphireNorthYorks, Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
You won't just go once!
This was our second visit to the Mayflower â returning because it is such a pleasant & relaxing hotel!
Arriving at about 10pm on a Saturday night, we were met in the lobby by Christos who broke away from his bar work, took us to our room and told us to âBook inâ the following day. In the morning we were met by Elia the owner, who took our passport details & the effervescent Debbie the hotel cook â all of them had remembered us from a stay 2 years ago and made us feel right at home. We paid 10 euros per day for the air con and 12 euros for the use of a safety deposit box â which was strangely housed in the lobby.
We stayed in room 202 which was on the 1st floor at the back of the hotel looking out on the fields & mountains. The apartment had a large lounge/kitchen area, separate double bedroom and bathroom. Kitchen utilities are sparse â fridge, 1 hot plate, microwave, kettle & toaster. A tea towel is provided. The lounge has a small portable TV, 2 sofas (beds) dining table/chairs, coffee table & air con unit. Through the patio doors was one of two balconies with a small washing line and plastic table & chairs. The balcony benefitted from the sun in the morning and the shade in the afternoon.
The bedroom was large, 2 single beds, dressing table, stool & mirror, air con unit, numerous power sockets. Through the patio doors was another balcony again with a small washing line and plastic table & chairs. A good quality hairdryer was provided. The bathroom was compact & well lit with toilet, sink & shower (plus shower curtain!). Toilet roll was provided & replaced throughout the stay. Towels, although a little small were fresh & clean. Sheets & towels were changed every 2/3 days. There was plenty of storage space in the two large wardrobes just outside the bedroom.
The hotel only has about 20 rooms; the pool area is massive in comparison. Sun loungers & shades were always available â there was no need to reserve them with towels at silly oâclock. All the guests appear to be British and most are returning to the Mayflower year after year.
The bar area is well stocked, beer charged at 3.5 Euros, cocktails @ 6 Euros & 1.5 euros for a large water. A huge covered patio area is used for dining. There is a large menu and food can be ordered at the bar and cooked beautifully by Debbie in the small kitchen. In the lobby there are some comfy chairs & a large TV. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi in the bar/lounge area, no code is required. The bar is well frequented by hotel guests in the evenings and Christos still makes a great Mojito! The BBQ night on Tuesday was a great success, for a charge of 12 euros each everyone had had huge plates of food and watched the traditional dancers â who got everyone involved & up on the dance floor.
The hotel is set back from the town. The main supermarket is a 5 minute walk away, 10 minutes to the main bars & restaurants and the beach is 15 minutes away past the bakery with its wonderful cakes & pastries. The beach is clean, sandy and stretches a very long way, Sun loungers & shades are plentiful and available for hire at 5 euros for 2 beds & a shade. Free Wi-Fi is available & the guys that rent out the sun beds will run to the restaurants for drinks & snacks for you. There is a water sports shack dealing in jet skis, pedlos and inflatable rides. We left the beach & enjoyed lunch at the Tigaki Beach Taverna which was good value.
The town is basically one long road with the usual shops, restaurants, bars, beauty parlours & car hire businesses. Parts do look run down & some premises have gone out of business, but since our last visit 2 years ago it doesnât appear to have gotten any worse. We ate at a number of restaurants and can recommend The Sagittarius (closest to the Mayflower) & Spyros (half way down the strip).
There is a bus stop outside the large supermarket, buses into Kos town run every hour and cost a couple of euros. Kos town is worth a trip for shopping, sightseeing, eating & drinking. In the evening the town is colourful & vibrant. We found a great restaurant, just off the main square â The Select Restaurant has a huge outside dining area & food is excellent. A taxi home can be caught from the crossroads at the port, again for about 15 Euros.
One evening Christos called for a taxi to take us to the town of Zia on the side of the mountain. The 10/15 minute journey cost 17 euros, we did a little bit of shopping (local crafts etc) and then ate at the Oromedon restaurant watching the sun go down. Food & service was very good and they ordered a taxi to take us home.
Our week was over far too quickly, but we will go again as the Mayflower is a great place to completely unwind and forget about home.More
waltonduffssky, Walton on Thames
Another Great Time
Yet another great holiday at Mayflower. Stayed September 2014 for two weeks. As always Cristos and Elia were so helpful and friendly, they cannot do enough for you and remembered us from four years ago when we last visited. Debi who cooks all the meals is really fun and works extremely hard. Apartment was as ever typically Greek and basic but it was cleaned every day with clean linen and towels every other day, the cleaning staff work very hard to maintain the standards that Elia expected.
Plenty of sun beds to go round, pool area spotlessly clean.
Go to the weekly BBQ, food is excellent and at only 12 euros value for money. Ta team of Greek dancers come in and after their initial dance they get everyone up to join in.
Brilliant time, highly recommend this complex.
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