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Elga Apartments
Ranked #27 of 39 Hotels in Kardamena
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

Place is a hellhole no shower curtain the maids would literally change sheets that was it not clear a soaked bathroom due to there being no shower curtain and no hook to even put the shower! the club 18-30 reps are a rip off dont want to know ya unless your spending money on excursions or poxy reunions and the reps and they only time you saw em was when they were trying to make money out of ya 4 days out of 7 we saw and told us events that would be happening that didnt for no apparent reason! We didnt pay for excursions but i feel for the people that did! The owners of the hotel told us we broke a chair which we clearly didnt and had to folk out money for something we didnt to apart from the hotel owners and reps it is a great place just dont go to the elga and avoid rip off reps who are always trying to sell rubbish that isnt needed when u got bar street wher u get better deals just down the road and is also alot more fun and meet in the clubs later rather than following some thick rep around in overpriced bars all night as if ur on a school trip!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

Got an insanely cheap deal with the Elga Apartments for me and my boyfriend to come here for a week. Paid peanuts and never expected to have such a nice apartment. We were lucky enough to have a 2 bedroom apartment with two separate balconies just for the two of us! Apartment not luxury but clean and live-able!

About the noise, yes it's noisy but if your coming to Kardamena you have to expect that. Also do not get the Thomas Cook deal, 150 euros for a week of "organised fun" is a joke. Just go along and do it yourselves. Bar street is great with lots of bars for all tastes and the restaurants along the harbour are great - in particular Yianni's and Captains.

Nearby is Louis supermarket which is great and the beach is five minutes away too.

Overall great week!

Room Tip: Get a room on the corner of the hotel to get two balconies!
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank amymcgowan
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We're 3 18-19 year olds, as it was our first 'lads' holiday we looked up hundred of reviews and iv got to say, nothing I read about the Elga or about Kardamena gave the place justice!
Starting with the Apartments... I read many reviews of people complaining about "cold water" or "hot rooms" but they where either not true or one of the many things that made my holiday so AMAZING! The owners of the apartments where absolute legends as well as all the bar staff! The pool area is amazing... its not massive or complex which is perfect as it means that everyone becomes friends within hours! The nightlife wasnt all I expected, apart from the special nights like the paint party, which was the BEST night iv ever had!, but the bars and people make it amazing... and people warned me about the locals but iv got to say the local kids where some of the nicest kids iv ever met, alot nicer the 15 years old English kids!! (Never play them at Rock, Paper, Scissors or any game for money though... they will win every time!! Admittedly there where only about 4 other people our age, most of the people we met where in there 20's but everyone's out there for the same reason... to have the best holiday possible!!
All in all, SOOOOOO much better then I could of ever imagined and iv come away with 4 people that I met out there that are without doubt friends for life! If your reading this and cant decide if your going to go or not let me make the decision for you... GO!!

Room Tip: Every room had its pro's... One sides facing the pool, very sociable. We where facing a bush! bu...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Sam_Hines
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

Upon arrival in Kardamena - safe to say that as 4 welsh girls who love a drink and had been on 18-30's holidays before were slightly concerned as to what we'd let ourselves into, as kos didn't seem like the best place to be for a 18-30 holiday.. But the friendly staff at Elga and the lovely Reps made us feel welcome and promised a fab week at this brilliant resort. Hotel was in a great location - close to the strip of bars and ideally located to the two clubs in Kardamena.. Hotel was clean and rooms had everything we needed - a little basic perhaps - but we only wanted a bed to sleep on.. Happy hour begins at the 24 hour bar and so then does the best few nights of your life! Charlie the day bar man is an utter babe! Will make sure you have the best time when you're there and is a genuine friendly and top guy with a very good taste in music and loves a bit of a banter! If you want to sleep any time before 4 maybe ask for a room upstairs as the 24 hour bar blasts music until the early hours of the morning.. So the party starts and ends in Elga! Night staff including James are fab too! There is a lush pool with a bar that serves typical British hangover food which is the best and the bar staff by the pool are up for a laugh :) The last day in kos marks a very sad point in your life leaving the most amazing holiday you'll ever go on - meeting some great people and leaving a hotel that's felt like home for the last week! An amazing holiday - make sure you go to crackers bar and bliss - great places to go! Will defiantly return!! TEAM ELGA!!xx

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

Stayed here for two weeks with my best mate. Straight on arrival, we met Charlie and Martin behind the bar. There number 1 intention is to get everyone ruined! And what else would you want on an 18-30s holiday? Top lads, great banter, keeping the bar open until 9 in the morning, top stuff!

Pool area is immense, clean, great food and the pool snack bar, ideal for nursing a hangover from the night before!

Rooms are basic but they have all you need. A bed, bathroom, basic cooking utilities, good sized balcony. Simple but all that you need when you're away.

Also Katie and Carl out 18-30 reps were super! Great fun when they take you to the events, and when you come back to see Charlie and Martin well, don't expect to remember getting to bed!

All in all, the best two weeks of my life, I shed a tear when I was leaving! Kos is a smaller resort but because of that you make great friends who you will definitely make great memories with!

Stella, matheus, pedro, dimitri, Charlie, Martin, Carl and Katie, thank you so much, see you at the reunion and next year as well!

10/10

  • Stayed: August 2013
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3  Thank Cjgray92
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

This hotel is fine if you just want a place to sleep after a night out!!! It's location is perfect as it's literally a 1 minute walk from the only two clubs in Kardemena, and a five minute walk from the strip :). The rooms are only basic but extremely clean on arrival. If you want a party holiday this hotel is the one!!!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Went to Elga Apartments mid June with 1830 (5 girls)
We had two rooms, one could sleep up to four, the other just a twin bed. For a no frills hotel, we were really impressed with the sizes of our rooms. Really spacious, particularly the two bed, which had its own separate kitchen, the bathroom was nothing to shout about but its as you'd expect for a basic hotel in Greece. The one complaint about the rooms was the heat. No air con available and the temp was hitting about 40 degrees in the day, it was a bit like torture Im not going to lie. But I'm guessing like us you're probably going to be drunk or hungover so just get up and sleep it off by the pool.

Pool was great, great size and so many beds and umbrellas, which is always a good thing always lots available. Pool bar prices also weren't too bad and the food was alright aswell!

The hotel itself was sort of a straight road ish to the strip which is right by the beach, and also right by the two clubs. Its all well lit and busy so you feel safe walking back alone.

THE ONLY WARNING I HAVE FOR EVERYONE
anything at all you spot a little bit broken on the 1st day, report to your rep, I know it seems tedious but the sneaky woman who you like all week behind the desk tries to charge you ridiculous amounts for things you havent done.
If this happens, just stand your ground we didnt pay a thing because we knew we hadnt done it. A lot of younger people just paniced and paid it but definitely dont do that. It was really annoying as it tainted the hotel for us on the last day, somewhere which otherwise we had really enjoyed staying.

LITTLE TIP
If like us you like heavily pre drinking, the rooms are too hot and the balconys are quite small if theres a few of you, I think we were on the second on 3rd floor maybe, if you walk round the side theres like a big massive veranda take your table and chairs there and its nice and cool :-)

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Elga Apartments

Address: Kardamena 85302, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Kos > Kardamena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 39 Hotels in Kardamena
Price Range: £20 - £207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Elga Apartments 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elga Hotel is a family run busines which is only few meters away from the beautiful town of kardamena were you will find tourist shops,tasty traditional taverns,bars,and many other things to do on your stay.The sea of Kardamena is only 400 meters away from the resort. The hotel offers a pool with a snak bar with varius food and deferent coctails and many other things. All Elga rooms are spacy with a huge balcony with montain and pool view,or city view to relax on your stay.All Elga rooms have private bathroom. The reception is 24 houers and the hotel bar is open also 24 houers.Do not forget asking for a MOJITO at the bar! Kos Airport is only 5 kilometers away from the resort and kos harbour is 25 kilometers away. ... more   less 
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