We loved Gaia Garden!
Our room was pretty big and spotless with everything you need. Comfortable beds with really comfy pillows- better than my ones at home! The pool area was very nice but if going at a busy time i.e. school holidays I would suggest perhaps not big enough for all guests as on one day we slept in until 10am & found ALL the sunbeds were reserved (only 2 or 3 actually had people sat on them). This turned out ok as we cycled down to Lambi beach & came back at 1pm to find a few beds available.
The food in the hotel was great in my opinion. The breakfast (7.30-10) consisted of hams, cheeses, breads, lots of different preserves, sausages, bacon, beans, eggs (fried, scrambled & omelettes), cereals, FRESH WAFFLES-my fave!, yoghurts & fruit. What more would you want?!
The lunch (1-2) was salad, breads and a few dishes of various meat & vegetables. All very tasty.
At 5pm they had tea, coffee & cake time which was nice. This consisted of some sponge cakes & biscuits, a selection of teas and coffee.
Dinner (7-9) was different every one of our 7 nights! There was always chips & pasta & a nice salad bar. The dishes each night included beef stifado(YUM), moussaka, stuffed pork loin, beef curry, stuffed peppers, lasagne. There was really something for everyone I think.
The only disappointment with the food was the desserts as there wasn't much choice & it was very similar every night although I do appreciate that some countries don't do puddings like us Brits do!
The alcoholic drinks on offer were limited to white wine, red wine, beer, ouzo & brandy. These were fine but not the best. We went out for drinks on a few occasions but to be honest I couldn't sit in the same bar every night anyway even if there had been a better selection. Mms hen we purchased drink off the all inclusive list they were very reasonably priced in comparison to the bars in Kos Town. I think a few euros for a spirit & mixer with generous measures.
The staff were helpful, friendly & polite and would do there best to accommodate everybody's needs.
Highly recommend hiring bicycles as we had so much fun cycling around the island. There is a place directly opposite the hotel which charges €2.50 per day! Amazing!
There is a great little supermarket just next door to the hotel selling cigarettes, chilled drinks, snacks, toiletries & English magazines. Also at the end of the road (2 minute walk) there is a big supermarket with everything you could need.
Kos Town is a 5 minute cycle away & full of restaurants, bars, shops & a nice harbour. You will also find Hippocrates square there and other sights. By far the best day of our holiday was spent on a boat trip from Kos Town harbour (Katerina 3 Island Cruise) which I will review seperately.
All in all we had a really great time at Gaia Garden & would highly recommend to anyone.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Gaia Garden Hotel Kos Town
- Gaia Garden Kos Town
- Gaia Garden Kos/Kos Town