My boyfriend and i decided that we wanted to go on holiday together for the first time and were really worried that we would get a rubbish hotel and after reading some of the reviews on here we didnt feel much better, What can i say? The people who rate this hotel as poor are liars!!!!
We arrived at the hotel at 3am in the morning and was greeted by a friendly man on reception, sandwiches and orange juice. When we got our room key i went to pick up my suitcase but the porter (who did work through the night) soon took it off me and loaded it onto a trolley. He took our suit cases into our room, showed us around and out onto the balcony and then left. He was very pleasant.
The Room - After having paid a very reasonal price to stay in the hotel, when our confirmation came through it said we were to be getting a standard room which i fine with because after all we wouldnt be spending too much time in there. The room we got was just slightly different to what we expected. It was gorgeous. A large entrance hall with four large built in wardrobes, large clean bathroom with bath, shower over and visor (all spotless), large bedroom space with lots of storage space, vanity desk with large mirror, tv, fridge which was full of drinks including beer (all free and topped up EVERY day). The room also had a sun room with two sofas and table and a sun terrace with table and chairs (we were on the ground floor) - Apparently the hotel has been completely refurbished so i think all the rooms are like ours. lets just say we were both amazed and we hadnt even seen much of the hotel.
The rest of the hotel was just as great with large lounging areas, patio areas with modern comfy table and chairs, two bars which were great (i asked for malibu and coke, half a glass malibu, half a class coke, which was the same with all drinks - try the cocktails they are great!! i liked doc and dopey the best :) ), two pools which were lovely with lots of sun loungers (yes they were salt water but who cares, they were gorgeous to swim in, people are just moany).
The resturants was also lovely. You were always shown to a table by VERY lovely waiters who then asked what you would like to drink. The resturant was buffett style so you then just helped yourself to whatever and however much you liked. Yes the food was the same. (different food for breakfast lunch and dinner but the same (or similar) each day) but there was SOOOO much to choice from it didnt matter. I loved the waffles for dessert yum yum!!! The women who made the waffles and pancakes was great!!! We didnt even try the italian resturant because the other food was so good, we did go to the chinese on the last night wer were there and that was yummy too.
The location of the hotel was very good not excellent. The beach wasnt sandy but stones which we know some people didnt like and it was quite a way from the main kos town if you were to walk but we got mopeds which worked out at about £9 a day (how good) or push bikes which were 3euros for the day and then it was a 10-15min bike into town but on lovely flat bike lane on the beachfront - paradise!
Kos Town itself was lovely, lots of nice shops and resturants and a lovely marina. One thing i would say is i woulnt recommend it to party people as there is not much nightlife but we didnt go for that.
We went on two excursions, one to bodrum turkey and one to paradise beach, I would recommend going to paradise beach it was gorgeous, lovely sandy beach, clear water with fish swimming around your feet and we had such hot weather while we were there!!!. However i didnt really enjoy bodrum, it took quite a while to get there as you had to get through all the passport control again, it was like being back at the airport which i hate and then a 45 minutre ferry journey. Once you get there you go on a tour of bodrum which is good with lots of photo oppotunities but then they take you to bodrum gold centre where the people follow you round and try to make you buy things not taking no for an answer. The rest of the town was like that too with people following you round and then you had to barter which was horrible and very off putting but i suppose some people like this. I wouldnt go again if we went back to Kos.
As to the mozzie situation, after reading all these reviews about them i was so worried as i always get bitten so we took jungle formula mozzie spray, but we didnt even have to use for the first half of our holiday as we didnt even see any mozzies however towards the end of hol we did start seeing some - not millioins, but as soon as we used the spray they didnt come near us, i didnt get bitten once! As the Germans, obviously it wasnt the same people as on the other reviews but yes there were lots of them but they were not rude, actually we only saw a very few english people but it was fine, the hotel had a very relaxed atmosphere. There was no germans putting there towels to reserve sunbeds, there were always sun beds availble for us which ever time of day!! There were loads!
Overall we had a FANTASTIC holiday, all the bad reviews are RUBBISH!!! The hotel is spotless, friendly, the food is great - what more could you ask for? We would recommend to anyone (except party goers) and we are actually considering going back there again this year!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mitsis Ramira Beach is a gorgeous hotel built on the beach, right at the starting tip of the hotel zone in Psalidi, overlooking the bay of Kos, just 3.5 Km away from the town centre with a convenient bicycle/jogging path along the beach to the centre. Whether in the main building or in one of 8 bungalow buildings all 338 guest rooms are carefully appointed and offer all the comforts of a 5-star resort. Renovated in 2008 and surrounded by profuse gardens they are all decorated in contemporary style, with warm gentle colours, marble floor and wooden furniture and provide all modern amenities to make your stay as pleasant as possible. This sprawling resort is designed to surpass the expectations of the most discerning traveller, providing excellent service in a secluded setting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramira Beach Hotel Kos
- Hotel Ramira Beach
- Ramira Beach Kos
- The Mitsis Ramira Beach Hotel Kos/Psalidi