If you are looking for a lively hotel in a lively location this is not the place for you. However, if you are looking for a modern, clean, well maintained, relaxing hotel with stunning views and fabulous friendly staff you've come to the right place. The hotel is in the middle of nowhere, about a 15 minute taxi ride away from Kos Town. You can get a bus quite easily from the hotel which costs 1.80 Euros each way but we were told they can be a bit unreliable so we chose a taxi which was 12.00 Euros each way. Kos Town is lovely with pedestrianized areas, pretty squares with plenty of bars and restaurants and lots of ruins to explore. The hotel is immaculate with huge modern rooms, massive main pool overlooking the sea with stunning views across to Turkey, plus a smaller pool next to the main building, beautiful gardens and the most wonderful, efficient, friendly staff you will ever meet! When we arrived the room was made up with twin beds but a quick trip to reception soon resolved this and by our second evening this had been rectified and we had a huge extremely comfortable double bed. We personally feel the hotel is more 4 star than 5 star; little things like no shaver point in the bathroom and a dreadful hairdryer with a mismatched nozzle which kept falling off were not what we'd expect in a 5 star, however our expectations may be slightly skewed since staying in the most amazing 5 star in Mexico four years ago. Food was excellent; plenty of choice, even for someone as fussy as me! Can't understand the reviewer that slated the desserts; we thoroughly enjoyed them, especially the crepes made to order every other night. Our waistlines are certainly testimony to the fantastic desserts on offer! The outside restaurant area is lovely although it is a shame they don't have an area specifically for smokers; the amount of people puffing away throughout their meals can be quite off-putting. There are plenty of sunbeds available although people do reserve the best ones by about 8am despite all the notices telling you not to. We stayed in Swim-up room 419 which was great although we didn't get sun on our terrace until about 4pm. If you want sun on your balcony or terrace you need a room facing inland. The Animation team (we loved Alex & Roy!) do a fantastic job trying to get people involved in daytime activities but they are quite happy to leave you to your book if you're not interested in participating. Water Polo at 3.30pm is brilliant fun! Evening entertainment is quite low key but this suited us. Overall a fantastic relaxing holiday in a hotel that we would definitely return to. Please leave tips for the staff; they work so hard and are amazing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 5-star Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa, located just 5km. from the historical Kos town and 20km. from the airport, is an elegant and luxurious resort. Its contemporary services and facilities include stylish restaurants and bars, conference rooms, 5 swimming pools, tennis courts, climbing wall, mini club and playground, open air theatre, water sports, spa center with indoor pool, outdoor parking, 5x5 mini soccer, multi court, car and bike rental service. All the rooms and suites are equipped with LCD satellite TV, mini safe, coffee & tea making facilities, bathroom amenities and free Wi-Fi access. "Achilleas" restaurant offers delicious buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The "Argo" waterfront restaurant serves lunch and dinner. At lunch, guests can taste Greek specialties as well as freshly prepared barbecue dishes. The restaurant reopens its doors in the evening with especially designed exclusive menus. At the "A la Carte" restaurant "Ithaka", creative dishes are masterfully prepared for dinner. At dinner, dress code is required in all the hotel's restaurants. Beverages and refreshing cocktails are served at the "Sirens" bar and at the pool bar "Dawn". ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Astir Odysseus Resort & Spa Kos/Tigaki, Greece