In May this year we decided we would like to take our next holiday in Kos so we went on Trip Advisor and looked at Hotels in and around Kos town. We wanted half board so we could spend some of our evenings soaking up the atmosphere in Kos town and, having read the reviews, we chose the Hotel Platanista - what a good choice that turned out to be.
I e-mailed the Hotel 2 weeks before and asked for a pool/sea view which we got, very pleased with the room, got just what we asked for and, as in previous reviews, the choice of food was excellent and the staff brilliant - nothing was too much trouble. We particularly enjoyed being able to dine outside for both breakfast and dinner.
Special thanks must go to Maria and Nuno from the animation team who got me and my wife involved in mini golf, french boules, table tennis and water polo even though I am in my 70th year!
I have to agree with some of the previous reports about the airport - what a shambles. We were flying home late evening and we had to queue for 2 hours 15 minute's just to get in the airport., then a further 45 minute's to check in then 30 minute's for passport control. If you work that out you will see we were delayed by almost 3 hours. I must stress not the airline's fault. We were not impressed with the Thomson Reps who seem to prefer being inside the terminal in a group rather than being outside telling us what was going on!
The only disappointment during our eleven day holiday was that it was my wife's birthday on the 4th June so I e-mailed the Hotel 2 weeks before and asked if they could do something special on that day, perhaps some fruit or a bottle of wine in the room? The day came and went and nothing happened, perhaps it's not Hotel's policy to acknowledge Birthdays but it doesn't take much to make someones day?
Overall,I have to say we had a fantastic time, the hotel was excellent, weather brilliant and we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Kos. The only problem was the airport which we would like to think could be improved before we visited Kos again.
- 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