We stayed at this hotel in August 2011, booked via Thomsons.
All the staff at the hotel were friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. All the members spoke English.
Our room was ultra modern and stylish with the most comfortable hotel bed i have ever slept on. The room had a mini fridge which was stocked with a bottle of wine on arrival and restocked daily with a 1.5 litre bottle of water.
The AirCon unit had a remote control, and could be set with a timer, you could also set the temperature, the direction of air flow and the speed of fan.
The electrics in the room were operated by a little panel within which you placed your room card, but we discovered that any card would do...clubcard for example kept the air con on throughout the day making sure it was a pleasant cool temperature when we got back to the room.
The bathroom had his and her sinks and a fabulous shower, both a fixed large head which displayed random colours and a flexible shower head as well. The water pressure was fantastic and it heated up very quickly. There was also a hair-dryer and shaving unit present.
There was a massive amount of drink choices available, although the All Inclusive drinks were made with local brands rather than international brands, but this was not a problem and they tasted just a s good. I recommend trying a 'Mango Passion' but beware as the measures are very liberal...not that we complained about that!
I don't drink red wine but was assured it was good enough, the white wine available is dry but still pleasant enough to drink.
Even at peak times we found the bar staff to serve us very promptly and were always friendly and professional.
There are two main bars - one in the lobby and one near the Pool which was also the location for the evening entertainment program.
The main Restaurant serves only soft drinks and beer and wine - but it was easy enough to just carry in a glass if you fancied something different.
The Lunch time restaurant allowed you to help yourself to soft drinks, beer and wine.
The Poolside Cafe and Beach Cafe served only soft drinks and beer - but when in the heat of the sunshine, the last thing on my mind was more alcohol.
The Cafe near the 'quiet' pool served pancakes and toasties from 3pm-6pm and ice cream all day and the beach cafe served a light lunch running from 1.30pm consisting of kebab, pizza and salads. I have to say that the Pancakes were very nice and as a result often by 5pm they had run out!
The main evening restaurant choice of food was astronomical, so much choice that it wasn't possible to taste everything...but that which we did eat we couldn't fault in anyway. It was delicious and sorely missed now we are back home.
The Lunchtime Restaurant also boasted a massive choice of food - very little of which was repeated in the fortnight we were there.
The Al a Carte Restaurant is worth a visit, if just for a change if nothing else. We were greeted with a glass of sparkling wine and helped ourselves to a starter and dessert buffet and chose our main from the menu. The food was very nice but the choice was limited. Lovely setting though, so definitely recommend one visit during your stay. The drinks served here on All Inclusive included soft drinks, beer, Ouzo and Martini. Wine had to be paid for.
All the Waiters and Waitresses were friendly and we found that we tended to stick to a particular table which was waited on by Christina. She was absolutely lovely, and would chat away with us. The Maitre'D was also a very friendly and down to earth guy called Antonis.
There are two pools at the hotel unless you have upgraded to a private pool. one pool which we tended to stick close to was the 'quiet' pool so named because none of the daily enetertainment activities took place there. The other pool was larger and hosted the daily water polo game.
Both Pools were clean and warm, but if you wanted a sunbed by the pool it required early morning stealthing. When we arrived at the hotel, the first thing the reception staff told us was that towels would be removed... "no saving allowed" but we found this wasn't the case. By 9am the sunbeds had all gone. One friend said that beds were even being reserved the night before. Wasn't an issue for us though and there was always plenty of beds available on the beach.
The beach was the most disappointing thing about the hotel, but that wasn't the fault of the hotel, it was just because all beaches on Kos are shingle. Thomsons did run a trip to a sandy beach at the other side of the island which was highly recommended by party members who took the trip.
There were plenty of sunbeds and shade available on the beach all day, so if you feel like a lie-in, there are places left to catch some sunshine!
The hotel have beach towels available which can be changed daily. They were good quality towels - we had no issues.
We actually didn't see much of the Entertainment program, but it seemed pretty much like the usual to me. However, hat did make a pleasant change was the fact that we weren't constantly hounded by animation staff,
Saw a couple of evening shows which were of a very high quality. The Greek night included Greek dancing and being dragged up to Zorba the Greek - but worth seeing, as was another show called Fire and Bellydance.
Each room has a safety deposit box which you can hire at a cost of €15 per week.
There was a small internet cafe with 3 computers, but they did operate very fast and time could be bought at 200 minutes for €12 or 60 minutes for €6.
There is a bus that runs into Kos Town every 15 minutes from about 7am until 2am. You can buy tickets at reception at a cost of €1.50 or €1.60 if bought on the bus. After midnight the price went up to €2. The bus journey took about 10-15 minutes and the bus was often packed but the driver called out all the relevant hotel stops.
Taxi from Kos Town to the Hotel cost €10.
The hotel also has a mini market, a watersports centre, hairdresser and spa.
It is well worth visiting the town both in the day to see the ruins and castle and on the evening to sample the night-life. The atmosphere is buzzing, the boats line the main street all lit up and street vendors on corners sell corn on the cob. The cafes and restaurants are perfect for people watching and for those who are more adventurous...head to Bar Street. This is the one 'happening' street. We spent a night there drinking cocktails and free shots and well worth a visit!
If you fancy an evening meal out then i cant recommend the 'Sunrise Restaurant' enough. Its right opposite the bus stop in the town and serves absolutely massive portions!
I recommend booking a boat trip with one of the many boats and visiting the 3 islands. We booked a trip with the 'Friederike' boat and had a fantastic time!
I would say if you are travelling with Thomsons, the only trips worth doing are the Kos tour and the trip to Paradise Beach. The other trips are extortionate. Their boat trip costs double what you can book in town and if nothing else steer well clear of their 'Greek Night' it was awful. It involved the same dancers that the hotel arrange on their own greek night and you are packed into a taverna with tables of 6, served food which is adequate at best, there must of been at least 600 people present and there were 3 toilet cubicles. I sat there counting down the time for the coach pick up.
All in all, we had a fantastic time at the Oceanis and will definitely be back. One piece of advice...if travelling in the summer season, take a fly swat! The flies are everywhere and begin to ruin the holiday. The food in all the restaurants is uncovered and often had flies crawling over it, this was our only major complaint - but even that couldn't spoil the fantastic time we had!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oceanis Beach & Spa is a four and a half -star “Couples - Adults Only" All inclusive holiday destination with Spa and focused on couples holidays. Ideally located on the outskirts of the quaint and graphic Psalidi area, the Hotel is designed to satisfy the highest quality demands of its guests, providing all comforts for a pleasant and unforgettable stay.At the Oceanis Beach & Spa comfort, luxury and style are celebrated each and every day. There is a world full of sun, sea and pleasure. There is a hotel where hospitality is an art…Concealed on a stunning 70-acre in Southwest of Kos Island, and just a breath away from the lively Kos town, our guests enjoy fabulous blue Aegean views and the ultimate resort experience. The Hotel offers: 382 double rooms, Suites and Junior Suites, 2 swimming pools, Spa, Gym, 3 Restaurants, 3 Bars, mini market & souvenir shop, surfer's shop, internet access (additional charge), sports animators, aerobics, live music, night shows, Greek evenings, car rental, complimentary lounge chairs and sun umbrellas by the pool and beach, complimentary pool towels, terrace solarium, private beach, and picturesque church for weddings. The hotel also provides two tennis courts, mini golf and beach volley. This All inclusive holiday destination combines Kos’ charms, unique hospitality and renowned levels of personalized service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oceanis Beach Hotel Psalidi
- Oceanis Beach And Spa Resort
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- Sensimar Oceanis Beach & Spa Resort Kos/Psalidi