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Kalimera Mare Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kardamena 85302, Greece   |  
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Ranked #5 of 43 Hotels in Kardamena
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“excellent stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

In spite of mixed opinions on this hotel, we went to Kalimera Mare mid May 2012 for one week and we had an EXCELLENT stay (10/10). You should definitely disregard negative comments before May 2011! (the hotel changed owners).
Great location if what you want is sun, beautiful beech starting just outside the hotel (one of the best in this part of the island), sea/ mountain/ countryside - all in one place, with healthy food, jogging&sports, walks along the sea (+/-3,5 km to Kardamena). The hotel: comfortable, very clean, with extremely friendly and helpful staff, bar for drinks/snacks, very good breakfast (with both local and continental choices), pool (open in 2012 from last week of May), very nice open terrace outside the bar, wifi free.
Possibility to rent a car, bicycles, motos, etc very close to the hotel.
10 km form the airport (taxi +/- 20 euros); Kardamena / Kalimera Mare in taxi is 9 euros. We went to eat in Kardamena by foot in the evening (nice road along the beech) and came back either by foot or by taxi. Kardamena: many restaurants all along the seaside or in the parallel street (best rated by us: "Yannis's"), big supermarket in the center and all the facilities that you may need (farmacy, etc).

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kos
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141 reviews 141 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

This small hotel is on the outskirts of Kardamena, has just been taken over by a family....they opened its doors in May 2011.....as a bed and breakfast Hotel. Fantastic breakfasts served by the family ....please disregard any reviews previous to May 2011. The Hotel is a good 40 minute walk from the centre of Kardamena but there is a local bus that passes the Hotel 10 times a day. The Hotel has a very quiet beach just in front and this year the Pool Bar is going to be open plus the bar at night. The family cannot do enough for you a pleasant surprise after reading the reviews perhaps someone should tell Trip Advisor of the change of ownership.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

We stayed at this hotel in august 2011 just in high season. First of all i would like to say BIG thanks to hotel management and staff, as not of all even 5star hotel staff so friendly and helpful. Hotel located in very quite area of Kardamena, so very good for families. 2 minutes walk to private beach was a good surprise. Our room was good value for money and also very clean. Breakfast was good also, not all hotel of same level provide breakfast such Kalimera Mare's. Hotel provide FREE Wi-Fi!!! Yes, free, in any room! Was surprised when we receive a cold drink service at the beach, hotel staff often comes to beach and you can place the order for cold drinks, coffee or even some snacks. Very handy when you enjoying the sun and lazy enough to go and buy something yourself. Sun beds and umbrellas provided by hotel to all residents free of charge. You know some hotels charge you 5 euro or so a day!

OK then. And now a bit of downside...

Hotel is too far from any restaurants or shops. Travel to Kardamena town will set you back on 3.60 euro return per person on local bus service and taxi cost you 9 euro one way. To far to walk (about an hour). Hotel don't serve any meals apart of snacks so to get something to eat you will need to go to Kardamena town or order the takeaway (hotel staff was happy to help to ring takeaway and order the food). One more thing which let us down a bit - poll not working. But hotel manager said it will work on next season.

at the end....

Do I wish to come back next time?

Yes, definitely !!!

Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

Surprisingly good and cheap hotel! The staff was friendly and the cleaning was excelent! The breakfast buffet was also very nice with fresh fruit, yoghurt, croissants, bread, spreads...and so on. The only remarkable thing was that the supermarkets was quite far away. The closest one was in an all-inclusive hotel complex 10-15 minutes walk from Kalimera Mare. The other one was approx 5 kilometers away. Otherwise I strongly recomend this hotel in this calm and beach-close area!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2011

Writing this on behalf of my family, I got married in KOS and my dad, aunt, uncle and cousin where booked into this hotel, carrots for breakfast and last nights left over meal, no choice whatsoever, rude staff, obnoxious manager, my cousin requested a meeting and felt intimidated, they lasted 2 days before they paid to move to a different hotel,which was a hundred times better, if I wasnt getting married, they would of flew home, as did a few people staying here at this time!

Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2010

having stayed at this hotel on more than one occasion I can only say that one should make their own decisions, I always found the staff very curtious and friendly and the owner a guy with a big heart, he just wasnt a very good judge of character when it came to employing management, however if you choose to stay at this hotel and I would advise give it a try, you do not have to mix with the management, just enjoy your stay and make you own judgements.

  • Stayed May 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Prague, Czech Republic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2010

1. Rooms were not furnished according to catalogue. We missed bedclothes, fridge, TV, on balcony were not chairs, table. Air conditioning was out of order.
In the night there were swarms of mosquitoes and we have all kinds of repellents.
Clean lady didn’t put out the bin.

2. Every day was the same food, one day we have only fish and boiled cauliflower. For breakfast hard bread, once there wasn’t any tea, juice and napkins. Fruits only apples and oranges. Desert was only three rimes from 12 days. 5 days we had instead of meat only bones.
At the pool bar there wasn’t coffee available. Instead of beer only foam.
No child menu (everything fat and spicy).
In the surrounding no shop.

3. Manager of the hotel Costas Maigelis was rude to guest after they asked for elementary food missing (tee, juice...)

BUT very nice nature, beautiful sea and mountains, quiet...

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kardamena 85302, Greece
Location: Greece > Dodecanese > Kos > Kardamena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Kardamena
#11 Romantic Hotel in Kardamena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kalimera Mare Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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Hotel Kalimera Mare
Kalimera Mare Hotel Kos/Kardamena

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