We (group of 4) have returned this morning from a 10 day stay in the Mitsis Ramira beach hotel and we had a lovely time. The hotel is clean and well kept, with friendly and helpful staff, good food and good weather!
We had some very noisy Dutch neighbours when we first arrived and despite the helpfulness of the reception staff who spoke to them 3 times on our behalf, they did not keep the noise down. We asked to be moved and by the next morning we had 2 new rooms (463 & 464) which had better views overlooking and the main pool and looked slightly newer than our old rooms and so we were very happy! The reception staff couldn't have been more helpful and went out of their way to ensure that our request was fulfilled. Our rooms were spacious, well laid out and cleaned to a high standard on a daily basis. We also had a mini fridge which was topped up every other day with beer, wine and soft drinks so it was very nice after a day out to come back, sit on the balcony and take in the view with a drink!
As we were there at the end of the season, the hotel wasn't packed but still approx 600 people there yet we had absolutely no issues getting a sunbed around the pool or on the beach. The food was good every day with a wide choice of hot and cold foods and I feel that there is something there to cater for all tastes. We also ate at the beach bar 2 afternoons so that we didn't have to wander back from the beach and the food there was also very tasty with a good selection of options. We ate in both of the A La Carte restaurants which I would recommend doing. We had quite a long wait for our food in the Chinese restaurant and had to sit just outside the restaurant in the main dining area which was a little disappointing but the food was good. We did however much prefer the Italian restaurant - we received much better service and the food was more authentic.
I would recommend the Island Tour trip as this is a full day out and a great way to see a large section of the Island. We also went on the Greek night which was good fun and you have the opportunity to see a lovely sunset in the mountain town of Zia.
The beach is very stony and I would recommend taking sea shoes with you if you have them as it's painful walking back to your sun lounger if you've had a swim! Also, they charge 20 euro deposit if you want a beach towel so I would recommend taking a beach towel with you or buying one from the gift shop at the start of your holiday as we did - they had a good range and they were only 8 euros each. It can also get a little breezy down on the beach so definitely take advantage of the little tents that are provided to protect you from the wind!
The pools are both saltwater but I personally preferred this to a chlorine pool but I can see how it may sting young ones eyes a little. The pools are both very decently sized and clean but I much preferred the main pool as it seemed to be quieter (surprisingly as it's the main pool!) and also it's larger so more room to do laps if you fancy a proper swim!
The animation team work very hard and are always about doing something or other! There is a great deal you can get involved in but you can do as much or as little as you wish. They ask if you would like to join in but never pester you if you say no. The evening entertainment wasn't the greatest and to be honest we didn't bother going to watch most of it as it was the team dancing to musicals, etc but the animation team try very hard to keep the guests happy. There was also karaoke twice when we were there which isn't our cup of tea but there is a pool table, air hockey and table football if you want to entertain yourself. We bought a pack of cards and would play a few hands with some drinks after dinner if we weren't sitting outside chatting and just soaking up the atmospehere!! Kos Town is about a 45-60 minute walk away or a 5 min taxi journey at a cost of 9 euros. Kos Town is definitely worth a visit - lots of little side streets and shops with some very interesting roman ruins to take a look at. A nighttime visit is also very nice, as the marina and the main square look very pretty lit up at night. The bars along the marina front are quite expensive (4 euros for an Orange juice!) but if you want a more reasonably priced drink or snack, walk up into the town itself and try one of the bars there.
As others have metioned, there a very few Brits at this hotel - it was quite a rarity if we heard an English accent! Majority of the other holiday goers were Dutch and German but apart from our noisy neighbours we had no issues with our fellow holiday makers and everyone was generally friendly and laid back.
I would definitelty receommend a stay at the Mitsis Ramira Beach hotel. There were families there with children but the majority of the guests were couples of varying ages. There's something for everyone and as I mentioned above you can do as little or as much as you prefer. Good food, good drink, good weather in a clean and comfortable hotel with friendly and helpful staff - what more could you ask for!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- RAMIRA BEACH HOTEL represents the epitomy of service in a unique 5-star beach hotel. Located only 3.5 km from the city of Kos, you can easily visit the town while staying fit by either walking or biking towards it, starting from the beach in front of the hotel. The all-inclusive RAMIRA is designed to fulfill the expectations of the most demanding guest, offering high quality services in a secluded and quite setting. Guest accommodation includes 338 rooms, of which 16 with an individual swimming pool, all finely decorated and equipped with all modern comforts. Both for guests looking for action holidays and those wishing to relax, Ramira offers a variety of selected recreational activities for all tastes. Seawater swimming pools, a tennis court, beach volley, beach soccer, mini soccer, mini golf, air hockey, hockey, darts, fishing lessons, cycling, trekking and many other activities, such as horse riding, paintball and diving are some of the the things you can enjoy while staying here. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramira Beach Hotel Kos
- Hotel Ramira Beach
- Ramira Beach Kos
- Mitsis Ramira Beach Hotel Kos/Psalidi