This is a lovely family-run hotel with very welcoming and friendly staff who make you feel as though you have known them for years.
There's an excellent poolside bar, open from about 11am serving good burgers, pizzas, omelettes etc, great ice creams and milkshakes to keep you cool under the hot sun! The pool was always very clean, and there were plenty of sunbeds and parasols.
The rooms were clean and functional with a little fridge and good sized terraces / balconies, and the option to buy a/c for 7 euros a night if you need it... I believe all of the accommodation has recently been modernised, certainly the block in which we stayed in was very new and we didn't have any complaints (we had 4 rooms between us).
The complimentary breakfast was toast and a hot drink which was fine, although you could pay a small amount extra for something more substantial - lovely fruit salads with their own honey, or fresh eggs from their own hens. The food at the Wednesday night BBQ and Karaoke night was very good and good value at 10 euros all you can eat. If you aren't half board (which we weren't) and are planning on going for dinner down on the beachfront restaurants, make sure you at least go and have a few drinks in the Hermes bar first... Nick and Spiros made us some wonderful cocktails! There is a good sized bar and pool room, and the karaoke was especially entertaining... we just hope they enjoyed our version of Bohemian Rhapsody!
Down along the beachfront, we particularly liked Captain John's and also Maria's restaurant for dinner, but weren't so keen on Sebastian's that everyone else seemed to like, but then again we may just have been unlucky.
It's probably worth noting that Kefalos itself is quite a sleepy town and so are the restaurants and bars along the beachfront, which are a short walk from the hotel down a gentle hill (5-10 minutes walk). Having been to Kos a few times now, f you are looking for nightlife then the resort of Kardamena would be much more suitable, however, if you want a really relaxed, chilled out holiday then Kefalos is ideal.
All in all, a very good holiday, thanks to the staff at Hermes for making it a very relaxing and pleasurable stay!
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