Hello everyone, just stayed a week at carda beach 7th June to the 14th June. It was a fantastic holiday for me and my partner and 1 week all inclusive. We booked through secret escapes for that bit of 5* luxury and well deserved time away.
The hotel is very good overall. I personally would not rate this a 5* hotel but a good 4* as 5* to me means perfect and it just fell short of that but you cant go far wrong here so I'm not moaning.
The reception staff as everyone states are very helpful and bar staff and animation staff who are mentioned all very friendly and quick. No problems with bar staff for me but I know what they mean. The pool staff are better if it was a competition.
The food is the best all inclusive food I have ever had. All meat was very tasty and tender unlike other all inclusive I have done. Lots of choice and different every day. Also served hot not warm.
The rooms are great, higher the better for the view though it is steep for the older clientele but well worth it. The rooms are modern and chic. Very clean and cleaned daily by the cleaners. Free fridge stocked daily with lots of free drinks and a free tv (not much English channels but who cares) and DVD player so bring dvds with you. Free safe also for your belongings. No bath but open shower and spacious.
The pool is the biggest in Kos we were told and its great. Warm enough and large enough. Lots of sunbeds and no issues getting one at anytime all with their own parasol. (may be different in peak summer) Pool bar near by and cake and ice cream as snacks between meals.
Great location, on the beach virtually and views and the sea are to die for. You can see 2 islands from the hotel. I think one is Turkey and another greek island. 10 mins walk to kardemena town along the beach and its a nice traditional greek town with lots of bars and a mini harbour. Watersports are provided at a cost but looked awesome even though I didn't use them. Looked and sounded fun though. Well worth it.
You can get use of the sister hotel next door (1 minute walk) where there is better entertainment but has lots of kids so not for me personally but you can use it free and all inclusive works there also for you so that's really good. The water park there is 5 euro for half a day or 10 euro a day so not too bad but should be free ideally.
The spa is very good with indoor pool and a hot Jacuzzi to relax in. Treatments are varied and prices are fair though not cheap which is fair enough as they are good facilities. Pool towels are hired at 5 euro a towel and you get this back at the end of your stay when hand the towels back in so works out free.
A big plus point is it is a 10 minute drive from/to the airport which is great after a 4 hour flight and very useful. The airport in kos isn't the best, very small and overcrowded but then its a small island and used mainly in busy months like June when I went.
Excursions are a plenty. Most island tours and a Turkey trip. Water parks and shopping trips all priced very well so options here.
You get 2 a la carte meals included in all inclusive. 1 in the Chinese and 1 in the Italian so book this up asap and they are free. They are fantastic meals served excellently and certainly leave you fit to burst as its a plenty and great quality. Its a nice break from the all inclusive and nice to have a candle lit dinner with a proper meal. Good variety also.
Good in hotel shop serving cheap bottles of water and anything else you need so good for convenience.
WIFI was only free in the reception area but at poolside and in the room you had to buy minutes which is not great and doesn't reflect 5* to me. Maybe I am picky but I need wifi and had to buy 500 minutes for 20 euro for the week. Nothing major but a tad disappointing.
The TV only had 2 English channels, again nothing major but not helpful.
The alcohol was not real alcohol to be honest. The beer was good and the wine was good also but spirits are not real and I had 5 vodka cokes in an hour and it wasn't like I had a drink. It had no effect. Nothing major as I'm not an alcoholic but paying and wanting 5* I expected not cheap alcohol and mixers.
Cows mooing all day long. There is a field next door with 4 cows in that are very loud. Nothing major again but never been by a pool in any star hotel and heard cows mooing all day every loudly. Didn't bother me as I enjoyed the company knowing I was with animals but still to be noted.
Entertainment isn't great, As I say you can use the sister hotel next door which is better but it has lots of kids. I don't mind the lack of entertainment as bed early most nights for us but it is an adults only hotel so its very relaxed but there was some singers on and a karaoke night which was the best night as it was busy and such a laugh.
Overall this is a great hotel but just fell short of 5* for me but you cant complain and everyone we knew including us had a great time. The weather was roasting and you can burn easily so sun tan up or shade and it was only June so will only get hotter. Quick tip walk up to the hotel on the right the Aegean village as there is a church at the top and the views from the church on the hill is simply breath taking. Hard climb and tough work but well worth it.
Enjoy your stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our fantastic world! Defined by inspired, vibrant design, and located along the south coastline of Kos Island. You stay in SENTIDO Carda Beach in comfortable rooms or family rooms - some with a sharing pool. The hotel offers a selection of restaurants as well as fitness and wellness facilities and also has a large, inviting sun terrace with a lovely view of the sea. Use of the aqua park at the adjacent hotel Mikri Poli Kos is free of charge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Carda Beach Kardamena
- Hotel Carda Beach
- Sentido Carda Beach Atlantica Kos/Kardamena