We are waiting for the bus to pick us up after a two week stay at Hotel Philippion in Kos; we have had a fantastic holiday in a prime location. The hotel is situated within 10 minutes of the old town (the centre). The advantage of this is that it is more peaceful than hotels in the midst of the action. There are many restaurants either side of the hotel (including the hotel's own taverna). There is a small supermarket next door for those wishing to stock up for self catering appartments and a fabulous bakery 5 minutes walk towards town (it is also an ice cream parlour).
Our appartment overlooked the upstairs pool area and had beautiful views across the sea to Turkey. The downstairs pool area wasn't quite as attractive as the upstairs one but served the same purpose. The water was a murky green colour when we arrived but was treated and changed to crystal clear again witin the day. We never had a problem getting a sunbed even though some of them were broken which prevented the backs staying up in the sitting position.
Looking at some of the previous photogtaphs, we were obviously in the newer block (B).
Our cleaner came everyday apart from Sunday; the floors were mopped, the bins emptied, the beds made and the bathroom cleaned. Towels and bedding were changed twice weekly. The air conditioning enabled us to close the windows and doors and keep out any noise (air conditioning was part of the package for Thomson customers but cost 5 euros a day otherwise). Saying that, there was only road noise during the day and the occasional late night chat on balconies on two nights during our stay.
The staff were all friendly and efficient. We managed to get a late check out (6pm rather than12 noon) by paying 25 euros. This enabled us to have a full day and enjoy the last day of our holiday to the full. We would not hesitate in recommending this hotel to any age group and would be more than happy to return at a future date.
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- Also Known As:
- Philippion Hotel Kos Town
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