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Origin Hotel Apartments
Ranked #20 of 39 Hotels in Kardamena
Certificate of Excellence
Westbury, null, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

My friend and I were staying round the corner from Origin. We got to Kardamena quite late on the day we arrived and decided to go out to explore a little bit. However, we didn't make it any further than Origin that night =) Mikey and Tommy soon had us going in for cocktails where we also met Kim, Kostas and George the barman who were all lovely! =) George made us laugh so much and Tommy had us playing drinking games! Kim gave us lots of useful info about the resort =) We then went to Origin most days for a drink or two and it felt like our 'local' by the end of our hoiday! =)

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Went for a week at the end of July with 3 other girls (aged 20). We were looking for a party holiday but not your usual 'Malia' type of stuff haha. And we picked right.
After speaking to people who worked in Kardamena, the strip isn't nearly as loud and busy as it used to be. But busy, clubby resorts go through popularity and then not so much, so hopefully it will pick up again soon. It was still really busy in Kardamena, just a shame the good bars weren't as packed out as they used to be!
Stayed in Origin and the hotel is great value for money. We stayed in one room which had 2 bathrooms. Rooms were fine, bathroom was lovely as they had just been re-done, although the shower did leak a little so be careful! The only negative about the room is the maid. The maid wasn't that great, she never provided us with more toilet roll, and regularly didn't take the bins.
The best person in Origin has to be George the barman. So so friendly, makes the best drinks and shots, and was just such a laugh sitting at the bar with him in the evening before we hit the strip. He even doesn't mind you getting up and dancing on the bar which we did once at the end of our evening!
Kim works really hard to make sure everything is fine for you, and the PR men Tommy and Mikey were lovely too. A little pushy at times to try and get you to stay in the bar as we left for the strip, but overall they were lovely :)
As for the bars and restaurants, the best restaurant by far is Avli, which is behind the travel agent shops just before the square. Best meal of the week. We didn't have a bad meal at any of the restaurants, which are all along the seafront, and plenty of greek food!
Bar wise, we went into quite a few, but worked out our favourites pretty quickly, which we tended to start and finish our night with them. At the far end of the seafront there is Calypso, whose frozen cocktails are lovely and overlooks the sea if you're looking for something a little quieter. We also liked Jam bar at the start of bar street, whose alcohol was the real stuff unlike many others. The woman that works in there is lovely. The Bum-chicka-wah-wah is lovely with 5 different spirits!
Our favourite bar was Crossroads at the end of the strip. Very friendly and welcoming and we looked forward to going there. Max especially was lovely, who gave us piggy rides back to Origin, and we went for dinner with him too. A lovely guy and wish him the best :)
We went to Downtown club which was meant to be cheesey, but was empty when we went. We didn't go to Starlight but went to Status with the Robot night and had a really good time, not leaving till 5.
I can't remember what the name of the bar is, but it's one near the end that does Shisha, but I would avoid it. Their shots are so watered down and I was ill the next day, the day we were flying home, and I could tell it was more than just a hangover. Some of the bars do that, and they do it with their own water, so just bear it in mind. Jam bar, Crossroads and Calypso don't.
The beach is lovely where we spent most of our days. Most of the sunbeds around the pool in Origin are broken which was a downfall.
We went on a boat trip to Kefalos and Paradise beach which was really nice too.
Overall a great holiday with the girls. Origin apartments were great value for money, rooms were fine, and missing George already!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Went there with my boyfriend and had an amazing holiday! the Apartament are clean and in a great position if you want have fun! very central to "Bar Street" and to the beach!
Loved George, Costas and Kim!! Highly recomended and deffo will come back!! miss u guysssss!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Well this hotel was amazing party all day party all night
Wonderful staff all get to know you by name and know what you like to drink.
Kim is fantastic so funny such a laugh.
If you get room 13 the bathroom is brill the shower is so powerful. Always offer Kim a shower she loves powerful shower heads to keep her happy :)

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Bigboy1993
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Well where to start..This hotel is definitely top of my list if anyone asks where to stay in kos. The hotel was well worth the money we paid. Room was basic but clean, tidy and had everything you would expect and need for your stay. Looking at the pictures before we came here we didn't expect much of the pool however were suprised when we got here that it was a lot better than expected. Spent nearly everyday around it. There was no reserving of sunbeds needed as Could always get one unlike most places I've stayed previous.
When we arrived we were welcomed by origins fabulous staff, quickly shown up to our rooms and we're told to get back down to the bar for a round of free shots! Ideal! We tried most bars in kos throughout our 2 week stay but always ended up in origin. The refresher cocktail is a MUST! absolutely amazing.
The staff at the origin are the best!
Every single one of them go out there way to make you feel welcome and make sure you enjoy your stay. We originally booked for two people however a third person wanted to join onto the holiday. We emailed marcos the hotel manager 8 weeks before we were due to arrive and with no problems at all he was able to accommodate the third person we were so grateful for this. Marcos is such a lovely man. There was a couple of days of the holiday where I wasn't very well with a sore throat and chest and costas the bar manager/dj went out of his way to make sure I was ok which was very comforting for my mam knowing I was being looked after. Dr costas your a legend!!
George the barman...as stated in all the other reviews is absolutely amazing at what he does. He is such a good laugh and such a genuine nice man, he also doesn't mind if you dance on his bar as proved within an hour or two of us arriving here!
Now for the reps...Tommy is a lovely lad with some hilarious drinking games (pikah) and uni stories...be sure to ask him about them.
Mickey is the biggest flirt ever however you can't help but like him, such a canny lad.
Last but not least KIM! where to start with this woman. She totally made our holiday and hopefully we have made a friend for life. We spent 2 weeks with her and I swear it felt we had known her forever...Had some amazing meals and days out with her and also some funny nights out on the drink...I can't even put into words the mint crack we had as there is so much of it! Was so upset to leave this place as I felt I was leaving my friends behind. Definitely recommend this hotel to anyone. You treat them right and I swear you are treat like family. Love these guys! Will definitely be staying in touch.
lots of love your geordie princess ;) x

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

We arrived at origins as a group of 9 girls (aged 18) looking for a fun party holiday (but hoping to avoid the 'Kavos' sort of experience. The hotel is great, equipped with only the basics but they were kept extremely clean and it felt safe to leave our valuables behind during the day (and night)! The staff at origins really make the place, every single member of staff or PR team is out to help you have fun and give you good advice. Especially George and his killer fishbowls! When our taxi was 40 minutes late to take us to the airport and none of us were able to speak any Greek, Markos sorted everything out for us. Kardamena is a great place, cheap drinks and a relatively busy strip which was exactly what we were looking for. From what we found out from other people, Origins seemed to be the friendliest and best place for young groups to stay on the island.. (definitely the most fun).

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Laura T
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Stayed for a week at the end of June with 4 mates aged between 19 and 21 and could not have asked for a better place. The rooms are clean, simple and basic as you would expect with this type of accommodation, the pool was great with plenty of room for games, and everything we wanted was no more than a 5 minute walk.
Easily the best thing about Origin is the staff there. From the minute we arrived until when we left George, Kim, Kostas and Markos and all the pr did everything they could to make us feel welcome and ensure we had the best holiday possible, in which they succeeded. You will not find a nicer group of people to share your holiday with.
I would definitely recommend Origin to anyone going to Kos and would definitely stay there again. The only bad part is missing it when you get home!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jack G
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Property: Origin Hotel Apartments
Address: Kardamena Kos | Dodecanese Islands, Kardamena 853 02, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Kos > Kardamena
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kardamena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Origin Hotel Apartments 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The resort is located in the center of Kardamena,the most popular destination in Kos.Just 100 meters from the beach and 5 km from the airport.The hotel has 20 comfortable rooms (studios & apartments) with all necessary facilities! ... more   less 
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