Jacks Apartments

Accommodation in Kefalos

Em H

Does anyone know of an email address for Jacks??? Please and thank you. :)

Jeff Ley          10/10

Jacks apartments are basic but clean and well maintained throughout our stay.This was our first visit and will not be our last. Jack, Maria and George became friends within days and it was so relaxed and free and easy it was almost like we were staying at our own place. The pool is fantastic, the bar inexpensive and the food extremely good. If what you want is not on the menu then just ask and it gets served up. The meals were largely of better quality and less expensive than some of the seemingly better restaurants locally. How often do you get the owners see you off when leaving, it was like visiting family.

Laila irene Walberg

Hi all You at Jacks Apartments! We are really looking forward to stay at your place, enjoying good food and service!!! See You all on Saturday 12/10-13. Best regards ,- Mona Antonsen, Hans Petter Reppe & Ola & Laila I. Walberg <3

Margaret J          10/10

Just got back after 2 glorious weeks at Jacks 1 & 2, was a little worried after seeing some bad reviews - who are these people?  The apartments were typically basic greek but really clean, the bedding was changed and the room cleaned regularly, Costas, George, Marie & Jack could'nt have been more helpful and friendly, the food was excellent and the prices were really reasonable, all in all it was a great place to be we will definitely be returning - hopefully next year!

Nikki C

I am looking for some info please,we are booked in at Jacks on 30th july 10 for a week,

How hot does it get?Tongue
How bad are the mossies?Cry
 
We are a couple in our 30's with no kids, any suggestions on excursions?
 
Thanks

Brian N          10/10

Jacks Apartments, Kefalos, Kos

 

These apartments are a hidden gem within the resort of Kefalos

Set in a very tranquil location the brochure simply doesnít do Jacks justice.

 

This is a very friendly, family run complex where there is always somebody around if you need anything / have any queries all you have to do is ask.

 

They are situated behind the Athinoula/Hotel Eleni and just a five minute walk from the Aussie BBQ, using the shortcuts which Jack will only be too happy to point out.  But just in case come out of Jacks to the road and turn right head along to the White House on the left hand side (approx 150mís) and turn left down the road until you come to the junction (approx 100mís) then just cross straight over and go down the side track which leads you out to the side of the Aussie BBQ.

If you have walking difficulties this route is not appropriate.

Youíll need to turn left at the junction and walk down to the Hotel Eleni where you have two choices the first is to use the path down the side of Sebastianís Bar or secondly walk about 10mís further along the road and use another path  which goes down the side of the super market.

Either way youíll need a torch for part of the way in the dark.

 

Accommodation

The apartments themselves offer all the usual equipment.  They were cleaned to a very high standard throughout our stay and the sheets and towels were changed regularly through out our stay . There was always a good supply of hot water.  The beds were really comfortable. There was a large wardrobe in the passageway which offered more than enough space for the three adults in our party and all of our Ďkití etc. All in all theyíre fairly small but well laid out and maintained. There is no air conditioning but you can hire fans at a nominal rate. All the apartments have a safe which are available at a very reasonable charge.

 

Facilities

The Pool is fantastic!!!  Itís a salt water pool which is held at a constant 6%, it does wonders for your tan.  Because there are NO nasty chemicals in it itís less harmful to the environment as well plus you donít end up stinking of Chlorine and your swimming costumes wonít rot either. There are steps with a full hand rail at the shallow end for easy access to the pool. Thereís an ample supply of sun beds some of which are laid out in a shaded / covered area if a parasol is not sufficient

The pool side bar is not your usual run of the mill either!!!  

It opens at 0800hrs for breakfast etc and closes last man standing.  It offers a full restaurant menu throughout the day with daily specials to tempt you in the evening.

The restaurant area is covered and has patio sliding doors that slide completely across to enclose the room if required during cooler evenings.

If you have particular food requirements Ė Jack is happy to accommodate and cook whatever you want (within reason / with notice)

The Bar has a wide range of drinks on offer as well a fantastic range of cocktails.

 

The prices for the food and drinks at Jacks Apartments will not break your bank either which in the Pound vís Euro war needs to be given consideration.

 

Sally S          10/10

My husband and I and our 2 best mates went on holiday to Jack's in June and we had an absolutely fabulous time.  We had spent the last 2 previous years organising our weddings and all we wanted to do this year as completely relax and with the help of Jack, Maria, Jorge and Mike's hospitality that is exactly what we were able to do.  We cannot fault Jack's in any way and as soon as we returned we booked to go back next year.  For anyone who is thinking about stayining at Jack's do not listen to the complaining people because I think they really stayed somewhere else.  Sally and Steve, Southampton

Margaret F          10/10

click to enlarge Hi  John and Margaret here had a brill time with Jack and Maria they are lovely people  nothing was to much trouble the food was great  and the end of holiday party  was brill boys dressed as girls  girls dressed  as boys  wot a laugh will try to upload a pic

Debbie,james,louise,laure J          10/10

click to enlargeJust returned from a 2 week stay at jacks 2. It was the best holiday we have ever had.

the pool was fantastic, very clean (salt water)
Jack Maria Jorge and Mike could not do enough to make us all feel welcome. They were brilliant with the kids and always up for a laugh with the adults.
 
Jorge and Mike were especially good with the kids if they wern't playing in the pool with them they were keeping them amused at the bar.
 
The food at jacks was excellent and as commented by others portions were big and jack would go out of his way to meet your needs.
 
we had no complaints with appartments they were cleaned twice a week.
 
definately going back again.
 

Michael C          9/10

 WE STAYED AT JACKS IN MAY 2007 35 OF US JACK AND MARIA MADE US VERY WELCOME.STAYING UP TILL EARLY MORNING SERVING US WITH DRINKS AND FOOD THEY COULDNT DO ENOUGH FOR US THE ROOMS WERE CLEAN THE POOL WAS FANTASTIC FOOD WAS BRILLIANT THE ONLY DOWNER WAS THAT IT WAS VERY QUIET THIS TIME OF YEAR AND THE ONLY OTHER THING WAS WE HAD A MOANING YOUNGISH COUPLE WHO MAONED ABOUT US ON QUAD BIKES AND PLAYING POOL IN THE POOL ROOM BUT THAT DIDNT PUT US OFF.

Leigh T          10/10

We had all read some pretty dire reviews of Jacks before travelling but had taken the philosophical view "Oh well, at least we won't be in work for a couple of weeks".

What a revelation we had in store.

Jack, Maria, George and Mike are simply the most hospitable people you could come across. Whether it is simply ordering a coffee at breakfast or trying some of the food Maria was preparing for the family's lunch is too much trouble.

On 4 (maybe more) occasions we arranged with Jack for him to prepare us something not on the menu for the following day. The steaks were overhanging the plate, whole calamari (not the frozen rings you get in the local at home) or King Prawns the size of your hand everything was absolutely fantastic and cheaper than the restaurants in town. Jack uses all fresh local produce (as well as growing some of his own veg) and has over 30 years experience in catering, including about 30 running restaurants in Brooklyn, NY.

But his talents don't stop there. If you want a hire car, ask Jack. Through Avis a small car is Ä60 - Ä70 Euros a day - Jack sources them and they are delivered to the apartments for Ä20. If you want to be run up to the chemist at the top of the hill, Jack will volunteer as a chauffeur (he did for us on only our 2nd day)

OK the apartments weren't all that, although we stayed in Jacks II owned by his brother and by all accounts the ones in Jack I were a lot nicer as Jack owns these and looks after them and Maria does the cleaning. But after all we only wanted somewhere to sleep and have a shower so it didn't really matter to us and it is what we expected and like about Greece - simplicity!

The pool is fantastic. Brand new this year and has no chlorine - it is kept hygienic by being 6% salt, you can't taste the salt but it does wonders for your tan, and also the fact that Jack &/or George are quite fanatical about cleaning it.

Loads of sunbeds & a nice shady area alongside the pool in case the same heatwave we had strikes again.

Don't be put off by the horror tales of the walk into town. It is only about 5 mins to the main road, the road directly out of Jacks is well let and the 2 other paths you have to go down could be managed by a 70 year old with hip problems. OK no lighting but don't forget the moonlight - it is almost always clear and the moonlight is as bright as a streetlight.

I think I'll stop there but I could go on forever as we loved it so much, so much in fact that are going back next year but arranged it direct with Jack and booked our own flights.

   

Colin M          8/10

Just returned from a week at Jacks 1, this morning.

We(My wife, and I, and 11 yr old girl) had a great time.
I gather the weather was a lot hotter than normal(High 30's), and aircon would have been great, however probably not required normally.
The appartments were clean, and basic.The pool area was clean, pool fab, food super, and well priced.
Again Jack/Maria, and family were very nice, and helpful.
In summary, for a bargain break, with sunshine, and cheap food you cant go far wrong.

Emily F

Help! Are Jacks apartments anywhere the HOTEL ZEUS in Kefalos, im looking fof accommodation for the 01//09/07 for 14 nights, nothing special just somewhere to lay my head at night.  My parents are staying at the HOTEL ZEUS on these dates but they are fully booked.  Does anyone know how to contact Jacks apartments, e-mail etc. Love Kefalos, love the people so want to get there in Sept!!

 
regards
 
Emily 

Lisa H          9/10

Me, my husband and my 10year old daughter has just arrived back from Jacks after a fantastic 2 week holiday.   We stayed in Jacks 1 on the top floor, with fantastic views.

Jack, Maria and their 2 lads were lovely and friendly and could not do enough for anyone, including people who came to use the pool who were not stopping there.
 
Everything was very clean and the food was excellant.  We will hopefully be going there again next year.
You are far enough away to have a relaxing holiday but not too far to go to the main road, (approx a 5 minute walk) where you will find lovely restaurants, supermarkets and the beach.
We are looking forward to seeing them all again next year, but would probably recommend going a bit later in the season if you have children, although my daughter enjoyed using the pool to herself sometimes!
Thank you all at Jacks, love Lisa, Stuart & Ashleigh

Margaret F

okay i hear what you are all saying but i didnt know that Jacks 1 + 11 were owned by different people  I thought it was one complex and as we are staying at Jacks 11 and all the comments are for Jacks 1 i dont know what to think!!!

Ernie B          10/10

    We have just returned from yet another brilliant holiday  at JACKS   and plan to return again in September.  The treatment we received was excellent as usual and we cannot thank Jack and his family enough.   The apartments are very clean and the food is excellent.   We would recommend  this complex to  anyone.   IRENE, ERNIE , PAT.    

Louise G          10/10

I would just like to start by saying (as has been said before) that Jacks I and Jacks II are owned by two different people. Okay, with that said I can now begin to tell you that the week I spent at Jacks I was wonderful. I went with my mum and my sister at the end of the season 2005 after having had major surgery and it was just what the doctor ordered. The apartment was spotless, as was the outdoor areas of the balcony, pool and bar. Yes, Jack himself was the onlyone in the family run bussiness that spoke English but the rest of his family are no less freindly or helpful because of this. Maria, Jacks wife even lent me a jacket as it was airy in the evening and I hadn't taken anything with me. If that isn't above and beyond the call of duty I don't know what is! The food was just as good and was all freshly prepared by Jack, just the way you like it. You don't like aubergiens but want to try mossaka, no problem, Jack made it with potatoes instead. It wasn't all rosey however, the mosquitoes were a pain and so was the Manos rep, her customer service skills were awfull. Those things didn't spoil what was ultamately a relaxing peacfull holiday that I was very sorry to see come to an end.

Jill G          10/10

 I DONT KNOW WHAT EVERYBODY IS BEING NEGATIVE ABOUT JACKS APARTMENTS FOR AS WE ARE ABOUT TO GO FOR THE THIRD TIME AND HAD NO PROBLEMS WHATSOEVER. AS FOR THEM NOT SPEAKING ENGLISH, THAT WOULD BE BECAUSE THEYRE GREEK!!! THE ROOMS ARE CLEAN, TIDY AND NOT SMALL, WE HAVE BEEN IN MUCH WORSE, AND THIS IS OUR ELEVENTH YEAR IN KEFALOS, SO WE DO KNOW WHAT WERE TALKING ABOUT. OUR SEVEN YEAR OLD DAUGHTER LOVES THE POOL, ITS KEPT VERY CLEAN AND IS VERY SAFE.

William C

 hi to everybody i watch all the websites about greece and i saw about jacks apartments and i want to tell to everybody to not read all this s**t that they writing about jacks place because every year im going trhee or four times and i know. they writing about jacks 2 but they dont know that jacks 2 and jacks 1 is two diferent owners and two diferent thinks. if you want to go to jacks apartments go and see it with your own eyes. jack and all the stuff are the best dont be afraid to ask them anything you want.

J T           

My girlfriend and I stayed at Jacks II at the end of September/beginning of October 2006 and we were greeted with no reception and no rep upon arrival. When we got in our apartment it was very basic and small. There was a huge cockroach in the apartment which took us almost an hour to capture, there was no shower holder in the so called wet room. We got a cleaner ONCE the whole week. The bathroom smelt of sewage and an ant problem which made preparing food in the apartment impossible. Location was good though and the pool was immaculate, unfortunately not good enough for a return visit.

J T           

Me & my partner spent one week at Jacks II at the start of October. Holiday was fantastic - only let down - the apartments. We were on the ground floor and the night we arrived we discovered 3 cockroaches in the room, the only roaches we seen all holiday!! Our bathroom stunk of raw sewage which we were told was being dealt with. We couldn't have food in the "self-catering" apartment due to the ant infestation. The cleaner appeared once the whole week. On the plus side the pool was lovely and the food served at the apartments was above average and the location was good. Can't say much about the staff as apart from Jack they barely spoke english. We will not be staying there again.

Nat M           

We have just returned from a 2 week stay in Jacks 1 ( 6adults, 2kids) The apartments r very basic but clean. The food was great and jack will cook u anything if u give him 24 hours notice, everything is fresh. Everyone was very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The kids loved the pool, it was very clean. There was a xbox near the bar which my son spent many hours, when he needed help George and Mike would drop what ever they were doing 2 help him. It is a perfect place 4  familys with children, its peaceful and safe. We r booking up 2 go back next year .

Philip H           

There is approx 10 apartments in each building.

Phil

Philip H           

We have just returned from Jacks and we will never return to these apartments again. The apartment stunk of sewage and when we mentioned it all they said was leave the window open!!We are not moaners usually and have visited greece many times Kefalos twice,so we are used to the Greek way of doing things and we will get on with it,However we had to buy Bleach and aerosole to make the apartments fit to live in. As I said we could have asked to be moved but thought we could cope with it.But It would have been nice If the owners would have taken more Interest.That was the problem It was coming to the end of the season they were not Interested.We did find an occupant who liked staying there....a scorpion in the bathroom were we left the window open because of the stink.  The resort and Island are lovely we stayed at the KoKo Irene the year before and these are simple apartments and clean plus your towels are changed every 2  days. In Summary The Jacks apartments have so much potential.in the right hands.

Marg F           

when  i say adults i mean 50 plus but hey we are up for a good time as we have been for the last 20 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!