Myself and Boyfriend visited this hotel in early June.
I, myself had never been to Greece and neither of us had been to Kos which we thoroughly enjoyed and would definitely return.
On arriving at the hotel we could see we were very close to the main road into Kos Town and also a minutes’ walk from the sea.
The Hotel has a lovely appearance inside and out. Our room was of good size and clean and to a reasonably modern standard so we were really pleased.
We would have had a pool view if it wasn’t for the large tree in front of us but we still had plenty to see, mountains and overlooked the outdoor eating and bar area. Our front door view was just as impressive as we overlooked more mountains.
The Hotel has two large pools, one with a Jacuzzi which was nice. There are plenty of sun beds but the Hotel pool gets busy due to its popularity.
There are plenty of activities to do throughout the day. The entertainment team do a great job of coming round and trying to get you to do different activities throughout the day.
The food was really impressive, I normally don’t like doing all inclusive or half board as I like to try new things but we went half board and I really enjoyed it. There was a great variety of meats, vegetables, rice, pastas and lots of salads. Every night they do a speciality too, such as a roast hog or Gyros or a roast chicken.
Drinks at the hotel we found expensive but when aren’t they! A vodka and coke was 7euros which is what you pay for a cocktail. We used to have our meal (with water) and head into the town on an evening.
Kos town is fantastic, full of history, bars, restaurants and shops galore, especially handbag shops!!! I was in my element! There is one strip to be avoided for couples or older couples, it was more lively and persistent nagging for you to come into their bars. We walked up their once and then avoided for the rest of the holiday!
There are some lovely trendy bars further in across from all the boats. Prices vary from each bar, some bars doing beers for 2Euros. Cocktails were around 6euros.
Kos its self is really easy to get around, the benefit of the Platanista is there is a bike shop pretty much outside the front door. We hired push bikes most days and one day we had a quad and in the day we travelled the whole island and managed to visit Zia up in the mountains which is really worth a trip!
For any lazy ladies like myself as much as it was easy on the bike as its all flat it’s still tiring in the heat, may I suggest the electronic bike!! I had this for around 4 days and wish id had It for the full 11 days. It was amazing, no effort needed, no sweating and you fly up hills. I loved it.
You will find the majority of people in Kos use bikes and its great as cyclists have their own paths on the pavements so very safe.
I recommend the 3 Island boat trips they do on the harbour front in Kos Town. Some of the boats take on larger amounts. We sailed on ‘Christina’. There were about 40 of us on board and all allocated a sun bathing area along with a BBQ lunch. We also spent loads of time with the Dolphins, some boats just came and went but we were there a good 30minutes.
Beware Kos airport on your trip home is quite unorganised and very small so there is lots of queuing in and out of the hotel! If you want time in the airport allow for longer! But as long as you get on the plane home it doesn’t matter I suppose!
- 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