We went to this hotel having read the reviews and done our research. We wanted a beach and pool holiday somewher quiet. We didn't plan to sight-see, be entertained, make friends or use the kids club. As it turned out 20 May was the first week of the season.
This is a fantastic hotel. The all-inclusive is what it says on the tin. You can go and needn't spend a penny more. The food (in various forms and locations) is available all day and is plentiful and good quality (for this kind of buffet style service). All drinks were free and easily accessible, and towels and sunbeds are included too. When we went there was no queing or restrictions on anything and in the week we weren't asked to show our all-inclusive card once. The service is friendly and excellent with the staff making an effort to learn the childrens names and even the housekeeping staff go 'the extra mile'. Everything is spotless.
The two pools are good. Two by the main hotel building (child and adult) and a complex of 3 by the beach (adult, child, and slides) and the beach excellent and shallow. When we went it was windy which I gather is a feature of that coast. We liked this because it kept you cool.
The hotel is a bit off the beaten track though you can walk to Mamari, and regular busses go from the hotel to Kos town, and of course car hire is easy. This is where you need to decide if this hotel is for you because as other reviews say this is not a predominantly Brit. Hotel. The entertainment was thin, and predominantly German and the kids club though it looked excellent and the staff could speak English was the same, so was thwe TV. So if you want nightlife and to have all your entertainment provided and make new friends and watch Corrie in the evening this place is not for you. Maybe Thomson need to make this clear to people. Having said that because there were only three English speaking families there we got tot know theem all which we might not have done in other circumstances. The German and Dutch guests were family people like us and perfectly courteous. I suspect hotels catering for Germans have higher standards but maybe I'm out of date on that.
We are a well travelled couple who are fairly exacting in what we expect and we are quick to complain but we had a great time here and have nothing but praise for it. I only hope they don't see the good reviews and put the prices up because we would love to go again!
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