We stayed from the 9th - 19th July and it was our first time in Kos. After being escorted to our room upon arrival we were not let down at all - it was cosy yet there was still plenty of space and there was even a little balcony looking out to Spartak's bar! Being teenagers, our next mission was to find the free wifi and although it did take a while to connect, it wasn't bad for browsing twitter and facebook.
The two pools were refreshing and not too cold or crowded. One had a pool bar where you could sit and have a drink, and the main pool was great for aquagym and water polo! There were plenty of sunbeds, but it would be advised to grab them near the deep end where the ball doesn't roll out of the pool whilst playing water polo, trust me.
The staff are definitely a clear highlight of the hotel, they are so friendly and treat you very well, making you feel at home as soon as you arrive. The waiters were efficient and Spartak's bar was great in the evening so you could enjoy the evening entertainment with a beverage, thank you Cristian, Mike, Catalin and definitely Spartak for some really pleasant nights!
Evening entertainment was, however, a hit or miss - the 'professional' entertainment was good, from fire breathing to break dancing mimes! It is not to say though that the animation team who ran some other evenings didn't put a huge smile on your face with the effort that they put in. They were so lovely, friendly, and provided excellent activities throughout the day - especially the Opa Opa dance! Shout out to John and his great DJing in the daytime. It would be great to hear a tad more music by the pool during the lunch hours to keep relaxed.
The food was generally very good, particularly the pancake maker who made pancakes in front of your very eyes at your request. The evening buffet was also good and there was something for everybody, but the Greek night topped the lot!
So overall Hotel Platanista was definitely worth the while, couldn't find a single fault and therefore hoping to stay again next year.
- 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