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Gaia Garden
Ranked #8 of 52 Hotels in Kos Town
Certificate of Excellence
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Delightful !!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

Stayed at this lovely little hotel at the beginning of May and while the weather wasn't good for the first couple of days ( I had to walk into Kos town to buy a swearshirt!) The warmth of the welcome from all the staff made up for that.
The layout of the buildings in the beautifully kept gardens made it all seem very private. There was a definite feeling of calm and tranquillity. There are no tea/coffee making facilities, but I knew that so came prepared. Room was kept spotlessly clean, not a job I envy when you consider that you can't flush toilet tissue it has to go in the bin!
The food was fine, never particularly hot, but if you timed it right you were okay and the DIY waffles at breakfast were sooooo good.
We aren't pool people, but the beach was much further than the 500mtrs advertised and very windy so pool it was. This is my only negative. The pool area is very small and if you were staying here in high season it would be nigh on impossible to get a sunbed.
The drinks included in the "all inclusive" as mentioned before being beer, wine, ouzo and brandy is a little bizarre, but hey "When in Rome...." and there is a supermarket just up the road where you can purchase your favourite tipple to keep in your room.
Kos town is perfectly walkable either by the main road with all the shops or the beach front way and it is a lovely town and yes there is even a McDonalds should you be so inclined and for herbs and spices the market is a must. All in all had a great break and this little hotel deserves a much higher star rating than it has.

Room Tip: 151 gets sun morning and evening and is on ground floor
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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GaiaGarden, Owner at Gaia Garden, responded to this review, 1 June 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are really pleased that you overall enjoyed your experience here at Gaia Garden Hotel and we really hope to get the chance to accommodate you once again in the future.

Kind Regards,
Emmanuel Christodoulides
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Glasgow
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56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

We stayed in the Gaia Garden Hotel, (10-20th May) situated in Lambi, (a suburb of Kos Town), and is a twenty minute comfortable walk taking you into the centre of Kos Town's lovely harbour, and sea front, (taxi costs 6 euros):
The airport on the island of Kos, is approx miles from Lambi, and a public taxi (outside terminal exit door) will cost 35euros, (all fares are regulated): We chose to pre-book out airport transfer using SunTransfers, who are slightly more expensive: However they provided us with a 1st class service, their driver was the first person we seen as we left the baggage hall, a most reasuring sign: The return transfer 10 days later, was as equally efficent "right-on-time" pickup at 19:00:
We were speedily checked in by Rrpapo the night manager, and personally escorted to Room 120, (first floor which was entirely as we requested), and included "air-con":
He suggested that we do not upack yet, but return to the bar area were Chef, had left us both a "cold platter" of food for guests arriving after 21:00 (what a lovely thoughtful service) ! Well done Gaia Garden Hotel:
The Gaia Garden Hotel room's are all located within in their award winning gardens (hence the hotel's name), all rooms are easily accessed, and the upper floor rooms by a single flight of stairs, no rooms are higher than the first floor:
The pool/bar area are good for sunbathing, or just relaxing and 'chilling out': There are plenty of sunloungers available, for their guests: We were a little dissapointed the "all-inclusive" bar tariff was restricted, and did not include Vodka, Gin, Bacardi etc, something I think that Gaia Hotels Directors should consider for next years season ? Guests only want what the locals drink, and not international brands:
You will receive 1st class service from all of the Gaia Gardens staff, they are the hotels best asset: Karen, and Lisa at reception are so friendy, and have a wealth of local knowledge, including my new best friend, Lisa who showed me how to connect my tablet to the hotels 'free' wi-fi facility:
The bar and pool areas are manned by Staffos, Caterina (what a bubbly personality), and Stellios who ensured that all guests were well "watered": At 17:00 the evening bar staff, most ably led by "Speedy", who really does live up to his name!
The restuarant is sited on the first floor, with lovely views, you can chose to dine externally, or internally as what suits you: The manager Nicos, and his team, jointly ensure that you are well fed: The chef stands by the laid out buffet style meals, ready to 'top-up' your food as required during, breakfast 07:30-10:00 / lunch 13:00-14:00 / diner 19:00-21:00: An excellent selection of food, is freshly presented at all meal times:
We can totally recommend this Gaia Garden Hotel Group, Kos to all UK visitors, and we intend to return next year, an possibly to try another Gaia Hotel, and alternative resort on this beautiful Greek Island:

Room Tip: Book a "superior" double room for a few euros more, it's well worth it: The hotel is...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank IanandHelene
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GaiaGarden, Owner at Gaia Garden, responded to this review, 31 May 2014
Dear Geast,

On behalf of the entire team of Gaia Garden Hotel, I wish to thank you for your positive comments which prove that we managed to fulfill the needs of your expectations and succeeded to offer an ideal environment for your vacation.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again at our hotel.

Kind Regards,
Emmanuel Christodoulides
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

There is little that anyone could say about this place I feel that could be negative. Its extremely good value for money and is the aesthetically pleasing little hotel, full of little chalet style rooms in the middle of lovely well planned gardens which are decorated with large parrot cages, hammocks, lovely grecian urns etc. It really is a feast for the eyes.

We went on the all exclusive deal and the food was traditionally greek and the best all inclusive buffet food I think I have ever had. Everything was prepared well and there was plenty of food.

All of the staff were a total delight, the waiters and the bar staff, nothing was too much trouble and they were so friendly.

The receptionist/hotel manager is a dutch lady called Karin who has to be one of the most charming and lovely people that I have ever dealt with. Nothing was too much trouble for her and she told me she had worked in the hotel for 30 years. I couldn't believe how someone who had worked in the same place for so many years could be so kind and enthusiastic, almost as if it was her first week because she was so full of energy.

There is much I could say about the Gaia Gardens, it represents superb value for money and truly has curb appeal. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank stalderton
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GaiaGarden, Owner at Gaia Garden, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for sharing your experience during your vacations at Gaia Garden Hotel. Your comments make us feel pretty satisfied. Thank you for visiting our island and choosing us for your stay! We are looking forward to accommodate you again in our little paradise.

Kind Regards,
Emmanuel Christodoulides
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Just got back from a week at Gaia Garden, what a wonderful hotel, peaceful, well kept, friendly helpful staff, fantastic food, comfortable rooms, what more could you want. The tone for the week was set the moment we arrived, late at night, long after the restaurant had closed, waiting for us in the bar were four plated up meals, only a little bread, cheese, cold meat and salad, but exactly what four tired hungry travellers needed. Location wise there were beaches 5 minutes walk away, Kos Town was a 20 minute walk away. We hired a car for the week and checked out most of the isand through the week. The boat trips from the port are well worth it, we did the 3 islands tour including Pserimos and Kalymnos, we also did the trip to Nisyros to the Volcano. Whilst we would like to explore other Greek islands in the future, if we wanted a week somewhere where we would be guaranteed a relaxing time, we wouldn't hesitate to go back to Gaia Garden.

Room Tip: rooms closer to the pool/bar area might be a little noisy late at night
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank simon g
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GaiaGarden, Owner at Gaia Garden, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for sharing your experience during your vacations at Gaia Garden Hotel. Your comments make us feel pretty satisfied. Thank you for visiting our island and choosing us for your stay! We are looking forward to accommodate you again in our little paradise.

Kind Regards,
Emmanuel Christodoulides
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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

I would like to recommend that hotel for all people who are looking for a lovely, quiet place for family holiday! We would like to thank you to all people who work there for such a friendly atmosphere!

There is a playground for children and swimming pool for them. I loved that we found a hotel which isn't an agglomerate full on noisy people.
It would be only great if there will be any animation for children.

In the hotel are working so nice people, friendly, helpful. They have even arranged bikes for us before we came for holiday. Cool thing is that when you will rent a bike you can go everywhere on a bike. In Kos are plenty of bike paths.
Room cleaning is done every morning. Garden is so beautiful and I think nicer part to stay is first part of the garden.

Food is great and everybody can choose something for themselves.

Hotel is located very close to the beach and Kos town.

If you really want to find a friendly, lovely place for family holiday I strongly recommend Gaia Garden in Kos island! Have fun in Gaia Garden Hotel!

Room Tip: When you are with children it is better to take a rooms in middle or back part of garden
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank agata_pm
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GaiaGarden, Manager at Gaia Garden, responded to this review, 23 May 2014
Dear Mrs Agatha,

On behalf of the entire team of Gaia Garden Hotel, I wish to thank you for your positive comments which prove that we managed to fulfill the needs of your expectations and succeeded to offer an ideal environment for your vacation.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again at our hotel.

Kind Regards,
Emmanuel Christodoulides
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

Couldn`t find a fault with the Gaia Gardens. The rooms were well maintained in a lovely garden setting. The restaurant had views over the surrounding countryside The food is excellent ,plentiful and a lovely choice at every meal.
The staff are superb from the management to the cleaners. Friendly , always cheerful and smiling and really couldn`t do enough to make your stay special. Caterina was an example of the super staff and even had us speaking some Greek duriing our stay , superb , a perfect host.
In previous reviews some guests have complained about lack of variety on all inclusive drinks, but the hotel has listed this in all booking sites so you know what to expect before you book. I couldn`t find a hotel who offered better food and drinks package for the same price, if anybody can , let me know. However If you want branded vodka , a litre of Smirnoff is under a tenner in the nearby supermarket.
The 6 adults in our party certainly loved our week there, and we`re not easily pleased on our travels. Without doubt if we return to Kos then the Gaia Gardens is a must stay. If you want value for money in an all inclusive hotel with a fantastic range of facilities & perfect hosts then this is the hotel for you.
Well done & thank you Gaia Gardens one of the best hotels we`ve stayed in

Room Tip: Although all rooms are good, go for the upgrade , definitely value for money at a low cost
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Contented-travels
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GaiaGarden, Manager at Gaia Garden, responded to this review, 23 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are really pleased that you overall enjoyed your experience here at Gaia Garden Hotel and we really hope to get the chance to accommodate you once again in the future.

Kind Regards,
Emmanuel Christodoulides
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Just got bk from a 2 wk stay here , our first time in Greece
the hotel is lovely , not overcrowded small and friendly
reception check in at 11pm was fast and very friendly and upon arrival they had prepared a cold plate for our arrival of bread meats and egg , was most welcome .
the night guard took us to our room and invited us down to the bar for a drink.

the rooms were clean and very spacious with lots of storage ,
one downside was the bed was so hard , just a minor niggle , did get terrible backache.
food in the hotel was lovely and plentiful , so many choices , again one little niggle, sometimes it just was not hot enough , lukewarm somedays , something the hotel needs to address really altho there was a microwave to warm it up , but put me off a bit , but im a vegetarian I was a little worried I wouldn't find enough but need not of worried there was so much choice .
one criticism about lunch time there was only 1hr for lunch so it was a stampede to get a table , I couldnt understand this as there was a 3 hr breakfast and 2 hr dinner, why not cut breakfast down 1hr and extend lunch ?
Now unfortunately I have to be honest about the all inclusive drinks ....a joke !!!!!!
All inclusive should mean exactly that ...there was only wine , beer, or brandy, or ozu, if u dont drink these ..tough no other drinks are included ...alcholic ones anyway...
very poor snacks through the day as well, leftover cake or pastry from breakfast , not good
its a shame because I see on the other reviews this has been mentioned before so its clear the hotel have no intention of changing it and unfortunately I wouldn't return to this hotel because of this, we had to go out at night for 2 reasons.....1, the drinks were awful ,2, because there was not one single night in the hotel anythin and I do mean anything on , despite bein told there would be
I may of well gone self cantering the money we spent out .
the bar at nite consisted off a few people sat at the bar and they played the same 3 cds over and over again
thats if u could get the attention of the bar staff thro the crowd of people sat there,
all in all it wasn't a bad holiday kos is beautiful and has some lovely towns and every one is so friendly ,
just nxt time I will probably stay in a different hotel also the hot tub was empty no water in at all,
also one other thing was not one information book in reception was in english , every other languages but no english , big dispointment considering the amount of english people there
if these were addressed by gaia garden then the hotel would be top notch

Room Tip: All room's are fine
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank steven89
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GaiaGarden, Manager at Gaia Garden, responded to this review, 24 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to describe your experience,regarding your visit at Gaia Garden Hotel. It is a pleasure for us to read your rewarding comments . We would be grateful to offer you our services once again in the nearest future.
For further requests, I am at your disposal anytime.

Kind Regards,
Emmanuel Christodoulides
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Property: Gaia Garden
Address: Lambi, Kos Town 853 00, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Kos > Kos Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Kos Town
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Kos Town
#9 Romantic Hotel in Kos Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Gaia Garden 2*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WELCOME AT GAIA GARDEN HOTEL IN KOS ISLAND This charming hotel is located in the resort of Kos City in a quiet side road called Lambi. It consists of a main house surrounded by several bungalows, all nestling in the beautiful gardens created by the owners. Guests have the pleasure of enjoying this palm filled oasis from the comfort of their own patios. In the garden area guests will find a freshwater swimming pool, including a children’s pool, surrounded by wooden deckchairs, umbrellas and a pool bar. Guests can also enjoy an aperitif on the poolside terrace which is naturally cooled by the gentle sea breeze.The nearest beach is approximately 500 meters from the hotel and is an organized, sandy beach which also offers some water sports. For guests who wish to stay active, the hotel also offers basketball, volleyball, tennis, beach volleyball facilities and a gym, all at the disposal of the guests. a regular bus schedule is in operation which can take guests to and from the main part of Kos City. This small hotel offers hospitality and tranquility in a paradise setting. It is the ideal place to relax and is already attracting its guests back year after year. This hotel differs from other ones, because it makes you feel like home! This hotel is very well known on the internet for the last 6 years for the excellent service and hospitality that it offer to all our friends “Guests”! ... more   less 
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