Firstly an admission, I have been to this hotel a number of times over an eight year period and while it has always provided an excellent experience it has never 'rested on its laurels' and improves. The staff team has a core of people you would be proud to have as friends from the manager Thanasis to the staff group notably Spartak, Maria, Julie and Markella plus the excellent reception team headed by Stavroula and with newer staff such as Makis, Nikos and Catalin the future looks bright for the family run Platanista Hotel.
The Platanista has now reached an optimum size with its new 5 star accommodation block but this has not detracted from the general feel of the excellently maintained grounds and pools. This hotel offers relaxation, friendliness and opportunity to mix with people from a variety of nations across Europe but still predominantly Belgians, Dutch, Germans and British. The staff are efficient and hard working but find time to engage with customers and have a laugh. They have excellent language skills throughout.
The accommodation is immaculately maintained and kept spotlessly clean, the head chef ensures a very good variety of food is available.
The hotel mantains its own stretch of sandy beach across the road which in Psalidi (pebble beach area) is a bonus,
Bar prices are competitive for a hotel of this calibre and nothing is too much trouble for the staff.
Regular buses to town (1 euro 10 cents each way) and bicycle/motor transport shop immediately by the hotel cover all transport needs. The walk to Kos Town takes about 25 minutes and a lot of people walk in and take the bus back.
So you will have gathered that I really like this hotel and although I have dveloped a relationship with some of the staff I can honestly say that I hold this opinion despite that fact. In all honesty this hotel allows people from all age groups to mix but would probably be recorded as having more middle aged/older guests in early and late season with a yoiunger aged group in the high summer (boosted by Italian visitors and families) but that is nothing new to seasoned holiday goers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Designed to recreate the look of a castle, the family-run Platanista consistently wins awards for its high standards, excellent value for money & caring staff. This impressive hotel is in a quiet position only 200m from the beach, 2km from Kos town, & 1km from the marina. A simple, yet aesthetic, environment worked out to accommodate the visitors who would want to experience something exceptional from the ordinary. A thousand and one nights in Greece... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Platanista Hotel Psalidi
- Platanista Hotel Kos/Psalidi