When we arrived we had a superior room which was fine and as we arrived after dinner time a cold plate was made up for us which was good. However there was no information given about the hotel, its facilities or the surrounding area or the extras we subsequently had to pay for:
The 20 euros for a security box (kept in reception), 6 euros for beach towels and on the hotel beach, 5 euros for the sun beds. The beach however not the best for swimming so we did end up around the pool area which is lovely. Although we too had to contend with flies and ants.
There is no flexiblity on half board, whereas on similar holidays we have been able to either have lunch or dinner.
If you go make sure you know about the 'system' for sitting outside for dinner. We went into the dining area on the third night asked a waiter if we could sit at the empty table he said yes and set the table for us. We then had to encounter abuse from the head waiter who asked us to leave the table as he had a queue of people waiting, we were not aware of this. We stayed as we had done nothing wrong. He came up to us twice after that and another waiter harassed us while we were eating.
We did see the general manager who did not apologise but eventually offered some compensation of which only half was subsequently given. We did not eat in the restaurant again in the evenings after that.
Luckily the tavernas down the road towards Kos were great and the people in them lovely and far more courteous than those in the hotel.
Kos town a bit of a treck but we did it once. We also hired a car for the day which was enough to see most of the main beaches etc. Therma is worth a visit, certainly helped my mozzy bites.
Would we go back to the hotel again? no I dont think so. It does not compare to any of the hotels we have stayed at in the last ten years in the Greek islands.
- 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