My wife and I wanted a relaxing, no problems, no stress holiday. We deliberately picked self catering because we wanted to eat out every night at different restaurants. We have been all inclusive many times, especially when our two sons where young and we where having a family holiday. But because there are just the two of us now, we didn't want to be constrained to eating at one place.
We could not have picked a better hotel or location. The staff at the hotel where helpful and friendly and go the extra mile. I can give you a very good explanation regarding this. On return home, i discovered my car and house keys where missing. I had just recently purchased a new car and to replace the key was going to cost me £182. I E-Mailed the hotel, stating that I was willing to pay postage. Today I recieved my keys in the post with no request for postage. What more could you ask for.
Going back to the holiday. We stayed in room 226. This room faces side on to the beach, so you get a view of one of the pools and the beach at the same time. the room was large and clean. Apparently this section of the hotel is the last phase being modernised, but we where still very happy with the room. The room was cleaned everday with fresh towels. The hotel provide beach towels, if you want those changing just ring the reception.
We only had one meal in the hotel which was excellent. The 3 pool areas are lovely, one was quiet because the kids tended to use the large pool. There is a small water theme area for the kids as well. I would say that this hotel has the right balance for families and couples.
The hotel have there own beach area about 50 yards across the road from the reception, which is free. We used the beach area further up because it was quitier, but this cost us 5 euros a day, but this suited us. The sand is very fine shingle, the sea is safe with rolling surf, leading into the sea there are pebbles, beach shoes do help. The beach has a breeze all the time but some days can be windy. The sand does not get blown up because it is too heavey. We spent most of our 10 day holiday on the beach, it was so peacful just listening to the surf. Across from the hotel is a taverna and a shop that sells everything. The owner of the shop is called Pedros and he and his wife are so friendly, the whole of the island is like this. The taverna sells great food.
There is a bus stop outside the hotel, the bus goes into Kos down and the bus runs about ever 30 minutes. The fare is 3 Euros for both of us. This takes you directly into Kos town centre, you can't miss it because the roundaboute has a blue dolphin in the middle. To come back there is a white kiosk where you are dropped off, you buy the return ticket from there. But my wife and i tended to return by taxi, this cost 8 euros, the taxi's are directly opposite.
The town centre is lively, only one night club. The retaurants in the centre mainly serve piza's and the like, everything with chips. It tended to be the ones with the brightly coloured signs with there menu's, these where the ones serving this type of food. I expect they serve what most tourists want, especially for kids. But if you want more tradtional food, you need to walk further along the harbour to the quitier part of town, there you will find more tradional and better quality restaurants, but of course these are a bit more expensive, I would say equal to Uk prices.
One restaurant that I would really recommend is 'The Stadium'.
One thing that you will notice is a red cycling path, this runs from Kos town all along the beach area. You can hire cycles, cars , scooters etc from the reception. A van picks you up and takes you to the hire shop. Once finished you leave your cycle with reception and then it is collected, hassle free.
All in all we had a really lovely holiday and we will be going back.
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