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Eden Village Natura Park
Ranked #10 of 19 Hotels in Psalidi
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wirral
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“accomodation great, not enough english!!!”
Reviewed 23 August 2010

A lot of the previous reviews of this hotel have been quite negative and when reading them before our holiday we were quite apprehensive. However the hotel overall was quite acceptable and I feel some people forget that in many countries thier idea of 5* may greatly differ from 5* in the UK. The hotel itself is lovely and when it is totally completed with its spa and other finishing touches it will be a very attractive hotel with great facilities. The rooms are extremely comfortable but lacking in storage space. They were serviced every day with clean linen every day. The pool areas were kept beautiful, tidied at the end of each day and I also saw them mopping the tiled areas in the morning.
The food was good but not outstanding. It was clearly prepared freshly everyday but there was a real lack of variety. It became a joke by the second week amongst our family about what the 'stew surprise' would be that night! It was disappointing at the lack of proper greek food on the menu they seemed to just be trying to cater for the many nationalities staying at the hotel. It was also very disappointing that there was not, as stated on the hotel details, an ala carte restaurant which would probably help break up the monotony of stews on the buffet!!! The drinks on the inclusive were also a bit disappointing and undrinkable at times, avoid the cocktails they aren't properly done at all.
The staff on a whole were very friendly and helpful, a few a bit over worked like Tatiana who made the omlettes etc in the morn, she was very friendly and pleased if people just said 'please or thankyou', you'd be amazed how many didn't!!! Maria at the small pool bar was also extremely friendly and helpful.
On a whole we enjoyed our stay at this hotel and I think if small improvements were made it could be fantastic. Our only other warning is that during our stay in the first week we were the only british, in the second one of three families. The hotel is over run with eastern europeans, germans, italians and dutch the majority of whom had the most appalling manners, we were quite shocked at how rude they were especially to the staff.
And finally if you want to escape for food elsewhere we strongly reccommend the taverna opposite the hotel driveway, 'Nikkos and Kontessa'. Fantastic food, lovely atmosphere and the owner Nikkos is so nice and good with the kids, it is also very reasonably priced.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 August 2010

Just spent 1 week at the Natura Park Village Hotel and had one of the most fantastic holidays. The hotel facilities were excellent and all the staff could not of been nicer. The rooms were comfortable and spacious and all the luxury items we had expected. Our room had a seaview and would recommend.
The all inclusive package was excellent and food and drink was available when ever you needed it.
The only thing that could be improved was the entertainment which was not very well organised.
Found for the best part of the holiday we were the only English in the hotel, but this did not put us off and all the other holidaymakers were really friendly.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2010

I visited this resort earlier this month looking for a relaxing holiday by the pool and on the beach where I could sit and read my book all day and dip in and out of the pool.

Unfortunately, the music was that loud and heavy dance music that it made it very difficult to think let alone relax. More older guests requested for the music to be turned down and it was for a while then turned up to blast out for aqua aerobics or volley ball which was hosted by a bunch of lunatics - a very very poor animation team that practically dragged people off thier sunbeads to join in.

The beach was pretty much like a dirt track with dust and rubble and the sea is no accessible. There were no covers on the sunbeads. It was a shame as the views were absolutely spectacular.

As already mentioned the animation team, day and evening was an absolute joke. Evening entertainments usually involved humiliating people.

Whilst we were there it was very windy which was actually lovely because it was warm, however the sun umberellas provided to each set of sunbeds around the pool were not sucured and kept flying out of the holders seriously injuring people sunbathing.

I complained to the hotel manager who was more concerned about eating his lunch that rectifying the problem and was also very rude and obnoxious and didnt bother to say hello to any guests when he walked passed them.

The staff did not think twice about complaining about how over worked they were. They looked exhausted and were clearly not happy which reflected in the service provided.

Dimitri, the bar attendant was fantasitc, always smiling and happy to help.

Whilst the decor in the rooms was pleasant, the pillows were bizarre. They were like sand bags. Not only were they extreamely uncomfortable but you need to have strong arm muscles to lift them with both hands. I have never known anything like it.

The water from the taps you wash and shower in is sea water which I personally didnt have too much of a problem with. We didnt have hot water in out wash basis for a few days for some reason and there was no shower curtain so the floor was flooded every evening.

We have stayed in 5 star hotels before in greece mainly corfu, kefalonia, and crete and I can honestly say this hotel has the potential to be fantastic. however the attitude of the staff, manager and the incompleted works barely makes this hotel 3 star!! I would not recommend this hotel as a 5 or 4 star to anyone and will not be returning again.

  • Stayed July 2010
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 July 2010

I returned yesterday from this hotel after a one week stay with my daughter. I cannot add much more on the negative side than previous reviewers other than to say that if you are thinking of booking this hotel then I would think again! It is a poor excuse for a five star and is barely a four star and more likely a three. The staff are so over worked and obviously exhausted, the food is poor and the Manager extremely rude. The rooms are average and nothing special and the entertainment is an insult! Bingo, darts and tattoos are mainly what is on offer at an extra charge! The entertainment in my opinion is inappropriate and the same every night. I really don't have anything to say on the positive side about this hotel and would certainly never stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2010
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 July 2010

Just got back from Natura Park after a week booked through Olympic. We were a bit reticent after reading some of the more recent reviews before we went, particularly as we had never gone all inclusive before, but it turns out we had nothing to worry about.

It's a new hotel as others have commented and there are a few bits still being worked on such as an indoor pool or spa, but everything else is completely finished and nicely landscaped.

Rooms are spotless and serviced every day by a friendly team. No problems with air conditioning that others mentioned. There was one morning when there was no water but as we'd slept in it turned out that this was only a problem for about 10 minutes.

We enjoyed the food. In particular the dishes cooked on the grill, both at breakfast and lunch/dinner were consistently hot and well seasoned. Lots of stifado type stews but also good pasta and an excellent range of salads. My only negative observation was on the quality of the vegetables, which seemed to be tinned or frozen and suffered a bit from sitting in big containers for a while, so you may struggle if you're a vegetarian who doesn't like salad, but that's really only a minor point. Savouries and cakes in the poolside bar were usually good although best if you get to them before they've been out in the heat too long.

The white wine was not very good, and the red only marginally better. The beer got better after a while although it is not a well known Greek variety like Mythos. I can't comment personally on the cocktails but my companions didn't think much of them.

There are a couple of tavernas just opposite but we never felt the need to go to any of them. I might have been inclined to try them out if I was staying longer than a week though, just for variety.

The beach, as others have observed, is shingle or coarse sand and not particularly attractive, although there were plenty of loungers and parasols. You will benefit from some kind of footwear if you swim in the sea. The poolside is however excellent. A large figure of eight shaped pool with one end at a depth of 1m and the other at 1.6. There were lots of loungers but did not appear to be quite enough parasols, so I'm afraid to say there was a bit of a race to get towels down early in the morning.

The location is naturally breezy with a prevailing westerly wind that helps take the edge off the heat. We had a couple of days where it was particularly strong and there were a couple of near misses when some of the parasols were blown out of their stands. As they are fairly heavy 2m steel poles this could have led to an accident but the staff were always there to help and in the end told everyone to put the parasols down for a while.

Entertainment was slightly amateurish but if you told the guys you weren't interested then you didn't get hassled again. Water polo and aqua-aerobics were popular as well as darts and boules, and the entertainment team made you feel welcome. If you are expecting a fully-fledged kids club where your children can be taken off your hands for the whole day then you might be disappointed.

The staff were great and spoke good English, and as far as I could tell, German and Italian. While we were there there were only 4 parties from the UK, with the majority of other guests from Germany, Italy and the Balkans. The front desk staff were particularly helpful and welcoming even at 4 in the morning when we arrived after a delayed flight.

All in all, if you come here looking for a relaxing break in nice surroundings, then you'll enjoy this place and I'd definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Vrhnika, Slovenia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2010

1 week "all inclusive" from June 10, 2010
at first everything was looking nice, but...

at 2nd night the aircondition was not working anymore. stuff said, that they have a problem for almost 2 weeks, but as my opinion is that, they were switching off the aircondtition, because, everytime when new turists came to the hotel, the aircontition was working and after few hours (maybe a day) it was "broken"

Food: terrible, almost the same food for dinner an lunch every day
Stuff: not so friendly, slowly (ok that was expected)

the worst: I spent 1 afternoon in hospital because of vomiting and diarrhea
and there was a lot of other turists who had food poisoning too

this is not 5 star hotel

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2010

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.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Eden Village Natura Park
Address: Psalidi | Psalidi, Psalidi, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Kos > Psalidi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Psalidi
#8 Spa Hotel in Psalidi
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Psalidi
#10 Luxury Hotel in Psalidi
#10 Family Hotel in Psalidi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Eden Village Natura Park 5*
Number of rooms: 175
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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