We booked a weeks holiday with Thomsons for £242 each. Taking into account that the £242 included return flight from UK, hotel transfer, and hotel bed and breakfast for the week, obviously you can't expect the Ritz, so I'm tempering my review accordingly, unlike some of the previous reviewers.
On first impressions we thought the hotel was in the 'middle of nowhere' but the location turned out to be excellent, as we could walk to Kos town centre in 20 minutes, and to the beach in 5 minutes. Car hire, supermarkets, and restaurants were all near.
The hotel appears to be run by one man (the owner) and he spends all his time on the ground floor attending to the bar, preparing and serving meals and checking customers in/out. Because of the lack of staff the upper floors don't appear to get and remedial maintenance carried out on them. The lift only went up to the 2nd foor, so we had to walk up and down a floor, but hey, I’m 70 years of age and it was a minor quibble
We stayed on the 3rd (top) floor in a room for 3 people. Moans were that the balcony was so narrow that it would just accommodate a chair sideways on with no room to sqeeze by. Ths meant that on the balcony we had a small table lined up with the pation doors with a chair either side of it, with the third chair in the appartment looking out at the balcony. We're pretty tolerant so we just accepted the arrangement. Oh, yes also the patio door locks were broken so we couldn't lock them.
The bathroom needed attention: towel rail broken, shower had to be hand held, shower water lukewarm, shower curtain not much good so water escaped on the foor, the basin tap spout was almost seized solid and the plug was missing, but we could live with this for a week (and at this price!)
Breakfast adequate but exactly the same every day - 2 rolls, 1 slice of cheese, 1 slice of ham, 1 hard boiled egg, 2 sachets of margarine, 2 sachets of strawberry jam, 1 glass of orange squash, and one cup of tea or coffee. To be fair I did ask
CLEANLINESS – absolutely no problems here and the sheets were changed mid-week.
The owner was quite amenable and dealt with a couple of queries straightaway.
Given the price, we thought the hotel was OK.
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