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“had an excellent time” 4 of 5 stars
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Kardemena, Kardamena 85302, Greece   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Kardamena B&B and Inns
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“had an excellent time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We are a couple in our 40s and when we booked were told it was a twentys hotel, this did not bother us at all,

We expected the hotel to be noisy which we were surprise as it was not as noisy as we thought it would be, in fact we partied just as good as the young ones lol.

We had a studio which was clean and practical and very large.

The staff at the hotel were pleasant and friendly especially George, who could not believe we had spent so much money in the bar during the week!!!

We met some wonderful young people especially the three girls from Mbro, they were two sisters and a cousin, they were so polite and friendly, credit to their parents,

would recommened this place to anyone whatever their age, not to far from nightlife and beach.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We stayed at Harriet apartments and found the place to be basic but good enough for a budget holiday. The two of us are over 30 even though this is a 18 to 30's place. However I would recommend this place to the young at heart looking for a good base. To summarise;

Apartments have shower basic without curtain. What do you expect its Greece? So dont moan like the rest and say water everywhere. Its good enough for what you need. Plus a fridge and cooker ring. Again good enough for cooking. In fact cooked very quickly. Basic decor. if your looking for better pay the extra and get on with it. Table, chairs and balcony more than adequate. Beds firm but again its Greece so crack on and accept.
Cleaner comes in every day around 10ish so let her get on with it. Try and help out by putting your rubbish and booze bottles / cans in bags ready for her
Greek people very friendly so show them respect
Close enough to walk to main beach. Head for Starlight nightclub as you get some music playing in the background for free from the club whilst relaxing on the beach
Ask for apartments away from main road as the road never sleeps very noisey. We had little sleep due to front apartment facing road. Noise from traffic and drunks. But we expected that
Food is great along front harbour although they do pester you to come in and eat
Never had a kebad until I came here. Just down the road try one of the chicken kebads aka Gyros for 2.5 euros lovely. I had 10 of those during the week we stayed
Go to the supermarket up the road for all your food and booze.
The apartments are not far from airport about 15 minutes
Owners dont want you eating or drinking down by the pool unless you buy from them. Dont buy from them too expensive just eat and booze in your apartments
Swimming pool looked ok, we didnt use it
Hire a car and drive around the island in a day easily
The nightlife is down a few streets. We have been there done that so didnt bother with holiday reps. Go out with your mate or make friends at the apartments sod the reps they will con you. Plus booze at the apartment first its cheaper.
We managed a budget holiday spending 500 euros for two of us for a week. That spending money included food, booze, car hire and other nice things. It can be done just budget your daily spend
I would recommend Harriets for age range 18 up to 40 say. It can be loud depending on what apartment you get. First night will be loud as you can expect youngsters running about drunk. Apart from that decent place to stay overall

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

My daughter who is 17 and her to cousins 18 / 19 just got back from their first holiday on their own they said the rooms were clean it wasent bad as they thort it would be after reading reviews the staff were lovley they had a lovley time and returning when they get a job lol so pleased they enjoyed it :)) .

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is basic but thats what you get if you book 18-30 hotels. I did expect worse it wasnt as bad as people made out. They could do with a new cleaner she is useless! Hotel location was great we went for the nightlife and its just down the road. Food in hotel was nice not over priced. Hotel was quiet this time of year with being start of season july aug will be much better time to go if you like busy and lively hotels. Just remember its not 5* its 2* and you pay for wot you get. and if you dont want a noisey hotel dont book 2wentys commen sense!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cardiff
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

When I first arrived at Harriets Apartments I felt it was a little bizarre that check in was at the bar, but we got on with it. Our flight had got in at 4 am and all we wanted to do was sleep, but sleeping was almost impossible with the loud music being played constantly from around the pool. The room it self was very basic but clean enough. I did find strange brown stains on the bed sheets though. I was pleased that the bed sheets were changed most days anyway. In the bathroom the shower head wasn't attached to anything which made showering quite hard. We also only had one toilet roll for the whole week. During the week we spent barely any time by the pool because the music was too loud and didn't allow us to relax, also I generally didn't enjoy the atmosphere there. Finally on the day we left we were made to check out by 12, which would have been fine except our flight was at 4 in the morning which meant we had nowhere to shower after the beach that day. Also when we asked where we could keep our suitcases during that day they said just to keep them in an open room which was never locked through ought the day. Overall I'd say the experience was average. I'd suggest to people that it might be worth paying that much extra to get a better hotel.
I was also disappointed with the lack of communication from the staff. Their english was very bad and we didn't understand each other. Also we kept being hassled for the key, when we already handed it in.
Also speaking to other guests in the hotel, I think we got very lucky with our room, and other people had problems with flies, maggot and cockroaches in their rooms.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Went their last year, still recovering from the shock of this place. Day 1, the door handle fell off; Day 2, the shower drain was blocked; Day 3, the door handle fell off again and there was serious issues with the fridge; Day 4, Stayed away from the hotel; Day 5, tried cooking properly in the apartment, with the mini cooker/stove, which we thought was clearly a 'car-boot sale type job'. It didn't heat up for half an hour. Day 6 too drunk to care about the apartment; Day 7 Left the hotel.
A positive note, the location wasn't too bad in terms of supermarkets and getting to the strip.
All in all, not a great place, cheap though and the rep was quite hot -which was a bonus.

Hold on, says here I have to give the 'fitness centre' a review out of 5? Did not see that the whole time I was there. Most likely though, the outside door handle fell off so no-one could get in.
This is my honest opinion, I had a great time in Kos, and its a great place to go, however this place was not up to scratch.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

We have just arrived back from Harriets Studios, which is a 18-30 apartments. Me and my friend had a good time. We got a little shock at first when we arrived but then it was 5am in the morning. The place was fine, we didn't spend too long in the room, as we were on the beach everyday all day, we didn't spend time at the pool as we prefer the beach. The maid came in twice a week, she was nice, and the wome,n at the pool made us coffee every morning. The place was basic but nice, also not too noisey, we slept fine everynight. The beach is only 5 mins walk, the clubs 10mins. I would definatley try the water sports at the beach, and also eat Captains restaurant, Italian restaurant, Scala do a great breakfast!!! (brill), and there is a greek restaurant further down. I had so much fun in Kos, it was my first time and I am going back next month. I like my home comforts and I got all that from the apartments, to the restaurants etc. Great time!! 7 days just wasn't enough. Everyone makes you feel very welcome. Try kardemena, Kos, you will not be disappointed. I do not have pictures yet as we are just back, but I will post some on this a.s.a.p x

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kardemena, Kardamena 85302, Greece
Location: Greece > Dodecanese > Kos > Kardamena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Kardamena
Also Known As:
Harriet Apartments Hotel Kardamena
Harriet Apartments Kos/Kardamena

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