Well, this was our first trip to Kos and after a lot of looking we booked All-inclusive for the Kos imperial in Psalidi. We were really looking forward to it as we had stayed at another Grecotel (Eva palace in Corfu) a couple of years ago and it was really,really good.
On arrival, the hotel reception was everything that we were expecting- Very grand, and after check-in and a little hiccup with our rooms (which was quickly sorted out) we were whisked off to our rooms.
Sorry to say that they were not the biggest I have seen and, there was a musty smell in the room, which was a little disappointing. Nothing to get too vexed about though. what was missing from the 2 rooms that we were in however was a kettle and coffee and tea facilities, so I had a word at reception and it appeared the next day.
The grounds at the hotel were well kept, largely clean and spacious, but the pools- All of them, were flipping freezing. I mean iceberg/teethchatteringly cold. A little heating just to take the edge off would have been good. The lazy river also was good to its title as it wasn't working at all during our stay. Shame really:(
The pool sunloungers were the stretched nylon type that invoke lumbago after 15 minutes, Not like the thomson brochure pictured. what I would have given for a cushioned one. No wonder there was no need to get up early to put your towels on them! Not great for a '5* hotel.'
The bar staff and waiters were really professional, and nothing was too much trouble for them although, at lunchtimes, the poolside restaurant at times resembled a warzone. They were completely rammed with guests requiring food and tables and there really was no ambiance in being wrestled by rude guests hellbent on elbowing you out of the way while you were queueing.
The dress code for the evening meal is also somewhat compromised by the shreiking children of the wrestling guests. of course these children are also learning how to shove you bodily away from the food just like them.
The food was varied and on the whole very good. But sadly not quite in the right place to feel special.
The evening entertainment was not that great either but horses for courses.
All in all I feel that this hotel is nice, the staff are excellent and and the food is good. If you have kids then you may think differently, but for me this hotel good but is definitely not 5 star!!
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Prestigia, LoveHolidays and Odigeo so you can book your Grecotel Kos Imperial Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Grecotel Kos Imperial Psalidi
- Hotel Grecotel Kos Imperial
- Grecotel Kos Imperial Hotel Psalidi