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“Excellent hotel in a great area of Kos”
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Platanista Hotel
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Psalidi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Travelled here for 1 week in June 2014 with my mum on a package holiday.

Upgraded to a superior room and my mum had a standard room. The only difference is the superior is slightly larger (very slightly), has a 'whirlpool' bath which was nice but not amazing, and a different colour scheme, oh and slippers and a robe. Probably not worth it really. I read reviews and emailed in advance to ask for a room away from the pool area, as this is where the entertainment is each evening and is extremely loud.

Food is pretty good for what it is. Loads of choice, some days better than others, amazing choice at breakfast including authentic Koan food, waffles and pancakes made for you and all kinds of cooked food, creals, yogurts, fruit etc etc. We regularly had seconds and thirds! It's probably the best food i've had on a half board basis, but it is no michelin restaurant. Drinks are free with breakfast but you must buy your own in the evening (for half board anyway)

It's very much a hotel for an older english/german/french crowd, average age around 50, and at 36 I was definitely one of the youngest there (for once!). I probably would not choose this hotel if i had kids as it's clearly geared towards the older traveller, i did not see anything in the way of entertainment for youngsters, but then again we did go in school term time.

Evening entertainment is DIRE. Really bad, the greek night was ok but otherwise I gave it a miss. Kos town is close enough that you can go there for the evening and stroll back when it's a bit cooler.

There's a small pebble beach just over the road but nothing to really write home about - nice enough and never to busy when we were there.

Mini bar in room, plenty of seating and bars inside the hotel although in the day you must go to the pool bar for drinks.

Staff were great - extremely professional and helpful both inside and outside the hotel, unlike my visit to Crete a couple of years ago where almost everyone was miserable and rude.

The local bus picks you up outside (no 5) to go to the nearby therma - natural hot pool on the beach about 15 mins away. And it's free! The buses the other way go to Kos Town which has quite a bit to see and do.

We went on a few tours, highlight was the boat trip to nearby island of Nysyros, where there is an active volcano, and you can go and walk about in the crater as well as explore the amazing 'proper greek' island villages on the island.

If I was to return to Kos i would probably stay here again. Bar the evening entertainment, I can't fault the hotel at all. It's amazingly clean, has everything you could need for an enjoyable stay. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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4  Thank Penciltroll
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Firstly 5 star hotels in all countries are not of the same standard.
My wife and myself came back from this hotel yesterday and believe me it is excellent. It was our first time to anywhere in Greece or it's islands. People who complain about this hotel not being a five star must be comparing it with a five star hotel in London or Dubai or some place similar. This is Kos it is how things are there which is part of the charm of the place, it is not London, we have stayed in plenty of " holiday " type hotels in the likes of Spain , Turkey etc and this hotel is typical of the better ones of them. The hotel is in a good location with an easy walk into Kos town. The rooms have a fridge full of drinks that of course you pay for. There are two really nice bars which are open of an evening until about 1am there is also a pool bar / restaurant which is open during the day serving a good selection of food of a really good standard. The prices in the hotel for food and drinks are very similar to local Taverners so you are not being over charged. There are local supermarkets which are well stocked and very cheap within a 10 minute walk so if you want to do cheap you can. This is a very relaxing hotel with basic but very clean rooms and facilities it has really good food and excellent staff. If you want the Ritz then stay at home and pay for it. Don't be put off this place it's great. If you can book this hotel at the right price then book it you won't be disappointed , some people just like to complain. We have stayed in five star hotels in the U.K in Dubai and in New York and if you can get a "5" star hotel in any of these countries for £125 a night then bite there hand off.

Room Tip: We had a sea view room in the main bar area which was excellent
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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9  Thank Ronald H
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

This was the final stop of our almost month long Greek Island tour. The room rate was the most expensive of our trip, and the hotel was sadly the worst. Having read reviews and knowing we only needed a base for a couple of nights before we returned home, the Platanista seemed to fit the bill. We booked direct with the hotel, paying extra for a superior room, at around €125 per night.

In the previous weeks we had stayed in a variety of wonderful three, four and five star accommodation. The Platanista claims 4.5 stars, but other than hotel facilities does not deserve this. It is, in almost all aspects, a package tour three star, with nice public areas. The staff are very good, although when we arrived the poor receptionist was so busy she found it difficult to provide the level of service she clearly wanted to do. She had to help us on the 'route march' to the room - no porters, bell boys etc - and believe me you need a guide through the strangely laid out buildings, corridors and galleries.

The so called 'superior room' was on the small side, had clearly had a quick makeover to cover up the cracks, with a small balcony with scrubland views. Adequate, rather than superior, not particularly clean, with basic fittings. The bathroom fittings were plastic and erratic, with a basic shower over a 'spa' type bath. The mattresses were about as bad as they can be, light foam, giving no support or comfort whatsoever.

On our first evening we decided to try the hotel restaurant - a buffet at a reasonable €18. Sadly, after an encouraging choice of starters, the main courses consisted of, admittedly a wide choice, of overcooked meats, fish, sauces and vegetables all swimming in the fluids they had been cooked in. Breakfast (included) was a similar arrangement, and the wide variety of food spoiled by the quality of ingredient, presentation and storage. Bacon, sausage and eggs swimming in grease, basic cold cuts of low quality, all served in a very hurried environment. The staff are fine, but they have everything cleared away long before the closing time. Maybe they are trying to serve too many different dishes - but other hotels serve buffets and none that I have ever been to stoop this low in quality.

Another strange part of our stay was to find it impossible to get food or drink in the hotel in the daytime. No drink facilities in the rooms, and no bar or lounge open for service. If you want one, you have to trek to the furthest extremes of the hotel to the pool bar. Even the shop is not able to sell drinks.

Had it not been for the nice staff and the clear range and quality of the public areas - reception, lounges, pool (not food and beverages) this rating would be lower. I do not know if this is typical of a hotel that prioritises package companies, but surely those customers too deserve much better.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank PaulausTirol
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Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

Great service in the restaurant, very tasty food. Rooms are just avarage, view in 514 is horrible. Massive swimming pool, lots of space around. Easy to find a sun-lounger. I didn't find reception really helpful.

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3  Thank MissCurlyyy
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

We were last off the coach (1.5hr from the airport via a load of other hotels) and the turning in was ominous but the hotel is beautiful. Lovely layout, clean, light, modern.

Nice size rooms, excellent food, friendly staff ... we could have not asked for much more.

We went out of season so it was really quiet (like the rest of Kos) and whilst we had a couple of days of dodgy weather we got enough sun to keep us happy.

Ignore the beach at the end of the road and hire a bike and go 10mins down the road to the Psalidi Wetlands. They are stone but if you go to the end of the road you will be away from the hotel stretches and its nice a quiet. Sea is a bit rough though.
Also use the bike to get in to Kos Town. Its about a 40min walk along the coast which is nice but the bikes make it a bit easier.
Hire a car and go down towards Kefalos and explore the beaches there.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank LondonPK
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

We went to this hotel almost 2 years ago, my husband and me, we are 60ish .
Great location great food spotless rooms and lovely staff.
Circumstances stop us from returning just at present but we really look forward to returning one day.I often read recent reviews and feel very envious.
Go and get it booked you won't be sorry.

Room Tip: We was in a block overlooking the pool and could also look over to the restaurant. It was a good ro...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Excellent service and facilities. Located in an quiet spot but close to the town center Hotel Platanista is an excellent option for vacation in kos. We really enjoyed our vacation with the hospitality provide by the hotel and its personnel.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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15  Thank Agelos N
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Additional Information about Platanista Hotel

Address: Psalidi, Psalidi 85 300, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Kos > Psalidi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Psalidi
#2 Romantic Hotel in Psalidi
#4 Luxury Hotel in Psalidi
#4 Spa Hotel in Psalidi
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Psalidi
Price Range: £69 - £180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Platanista Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 221
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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