As a family of 11, we stayed for 2 weeks and found the hotel really nice and friendly. Can’t believe it’s listed only as 2 star as it is a very clean modern hotel – one of the best studio apartments we have stayed at in Greece. Elena the cleaner is lovely and provided us with a toaster for our stay. The BBQ was good with some greek dancing, they do like you to be involved so be warned if its not your cup of tea. We would have a few drinks in the evening and I can highly recommend the cranberry cooler. My other half loved the hibiscus flowers.
Shame there is no pool but some of our party used the Luis Pool and the Half Way pool which was closer to the hotel. neither pool is far from the hotel. Myself and my partner went to the beach every day which is about 10 min walk – perfectly easy walk if you are of good mobility. However, my father in law is not so good on his feet and the walk back is uphill so he did struggle a bit. Light Blue Restaurant (nice food) was great as the owner George drove him home after eating there. And also Top Gear motorcycle hire, we hired a moped for a couple of days and they also drove my father in law back to the apartment on occasion.
Mastichari beach is nice and not very busy at all. We used the sunbeds at Akrogiali and Saloon bar which were free if you ate at them. We didn’t use our hotel sunbeds which were 6 euros. We did the 3 island boat trip and my advice is don’t bother. I felt like we were just tourist cattle. you are dumped at Kalymnos for an hour and then Pserimos – nothing at this island. the best bit was swimming off Plati. the boat bbq was poor.
All in all, Mastichari is a nice low key resort. the trips aren’t brilliant so are you best off hiring a car and doing your own exploring.
Big thanks to Pepe, Costa, Festina and Elena for making our stay so enjoyable.