We have just returned from an enjoyable stay at this hotel and can report as follows:-
ROOMS: The rooms are nicely furnished and have t.v., dvd., air-con, tea making facilties, fridge and free safe. The bathrooms are spacious and modern and have toiletries and hairdryer provided. The rooms are cleaned to a high standard with sheets & towels changed regularly and toiletries re-stocked.
FOOD:- There was a good variety of food during our stay, mainly Greek which we enjoy and we would have to disagree with the reviews which state that the hotel doesn`t cater for English guests, we think they try to cater for all nationalities up to a point (during our stay there were Engligh, German, Italian, Dutch, Danish & Russian guests). It is after all a Greek hotel promoting local Greek cuisine - we would have been disappointed if it hadn`t.
POOL:- The pool is fantastic with plenty of loungers and umbrellas, a separate childrens pool and a pool bar providing drinks, snacks & shade.
BEACH:- The beach was a bit disappointing as it was quite pebbly - beach shoes are a good idea for swimming and snorkelling. There were plenty of sunbeds & umbrellas and it was a good spot for a quiet read.
ENTERTAINMENT - The entertainers make a point of getting to know all of their guests and try to get them involved in their activities. There were not many children at the hotel during our stay but if there had been the entertainers would have been in their element and would not have had to try so hard to get the adults to join in their activites which included stretching by the pool, aqua aerobics, darts, boules, face painting, junior disco, bingo, quizzes and games for prizes including bottles of champagne and a day`s car hire!. There is an ampitheatre & stage under constrction between the main hotel and the family apartments and once this is completed this is probably where most of the entertainment will take place, which will leave the main bar for people wanting a quiet drink. There is also a gym, spa & indoor pool which is under construction and looks to be almost completed and again this will provide more amenities for guests.
EXCURSIONS:- We did not book any trips through our rep, we preferred to do our own thing. There are bus stops in both directions outside the hotel main gate and buses run every 15-20 minutes until around 12 at night. It takes about 5-10 minutes to get to Kos town and cost 1.40 euros one way. Timetables are available at reception. We also took the bus in the opposite direction to Therma - which is where the volcanic spring feeds into a pool by the sea. The water here is red hot and a bit smelly but it is supposed to be good for you and it was certainly interesting switching from hot pool to cold sea and back again. It takes about 15-20 minutes to get to Therma plus a walk down a dirt track to get to the beach and buses rund once an hour from 10.15 in the morning until tea-time. We also booked a boat trip onboard Katerina and this took us round 3 islands with swimming, snorkelling and shopping stops during the day. Lunch and snacks were provided as was the entertainment! and we were also lucky enough to see dolphins alongside our boat during the trip which was fantastic.
STAFF:- All the staff worked extremely hard and are a credit to the hotel - Sakis the hotel manager was always on hand in the dining room or bar and made a point of speaking to us every day - calling us the English people from Yorkshire which always made us laugh. A special mention must also go to Dimitris the barman who worked from 10 - 6 pm in the pool bar then transferred to the main bar until the end of his shift around midnight. Although he was very busy he was always very friendly to us and we were sorry to leave him behind.
TO SUM UP:- This is a lovely hotel which is not completely finished, but once it is it will be fantastic. It is not party central and would probably not appeal to anyone seeking lots of nightlife - it is however, perfect for families with young children and anyone seeking a quieter location in nice surroundings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Natura Park Village is established in 2009. Built in country style, with environment friendly materials, in spacious and well kept gardens, right on the pebble beach of Psalidi area, only 7 km away from Kos city, which can be accessed by hourly runs of local bussed, that stop right in front of the hotel.The hotel consists of 23 two-story blocks of bungalows, which contain ,in total,175 modernly furnished rooms, most of which have a direct or side view of the south-east Aegean pelago and the coast of Asia minor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eden Village Natura Park Kos/Psalidi