I stayed at the Smaragdi studios for 2 weeks as a cheap beach holiday deal. I have been to Kos before, which is a great island, and previously stayed at the Nefeli which is just around the corner from this hotel. I stayed self catering at both, and self catering here is better than at Nefeli. As Nefeli you have to stay B&B to get the air con etc. But you don't get a fridge etc....So it is a trade off really.
Smaragdi studios are clean, although our cleaner was no where near as good as the cleaner my sister had for her apartment. They were in a different block entirely and the maids were completely different. Although ours was OK I have to wonder just how thorough her cleaning was as we were quite tidy people....
However, on the plus side, the rooms are ample size and very nice and bright with lots of natural light.. Bathrooms and bright and clean and overall rooms are serviced well everyday except Friday. That is their day off.
The pool is clean and there was never really a problem with getting a sun bed.
The bar is open from about 11 onwards. It isn't expensive and Maria is really nice. The food was OK. Although we tended to go out for food more often than not.
Air con was 4 Euro per night. Cheaper than other places we have been too and worth it in the height of summer!
The greek night was actually a good night. Worth the 8 Euro and there is plentiful food.
The only real criticism I have is that the people that worked at the hotel had to be prompted to have a conversation with you. Most people I have ever met in Kos are extremely friendly and don't need any prompting into a conversation, but at this hotel you never saw the people outside of the reception area. Or aim ti get to know the residents at the hotel. Nefeli is the complete opposite.
I would come though. It is a good location. Hire a cycle for however long you are there. It is the best way to get around the city. If you want to venture further get a scooter or something. We did and went to paradise beach and the hot springs. The journey for the views is breath-taking alone!!!! Let alone actually reaching each destination!! Well worth it. The waterpark is great fun.
For food, Sophies on the beach front in Kos Town is good, as it s Eucalyptus and Istros.
Bars are endless and you'll have no trouble finding ones you like. Be it chilled out and relaxed by the beach. In suburbia of Kos town, old street or by Dolphin Square. The choice is endless....
Can't wait to go back to Kos. Hopefully I will in the next couple of years...defnitely my favorite so far of many other Greek islands I have been to...but there still are a lot more to try!!!
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