Well, where do I start? A hotel of contrasting good and bads…Read on to find the REAL deal...
(We visited mid September 2013)
So, lets start with the good bits:
Location – Good, 5 mins from Kos town, opposite the beach, quiet
Pool – Fantastic pool, and if you have a junior suite you get your own loungers and direct access to the pool from your double doors. VERY cold pool though (mid September). Whether you had your own loungers or not, no problem to get a bed. Very comfy too – we visited a few other hotels and their rickety loungers were a nightmare.
Breakfast and half board buffet – generally very good. A great selection, everything was fresh and nothing too much trouble for the manager and staff
Concierge – Fantastic. So helpful and friendly- offered us loads of help and advice including a fantastic sunset dinner in Zia.
Rooms – Very good, we had a round bed (which was odd!) but the bed was SO comfy. Varied pillows to suit your taste also, nice touch. Air con works – almost too well! Nice empty fridge allowing you to use it for what ever you want…
Barman – Lovely bloke. Really friendly and said hello to me by name every day and a remembered what drink I have…
Shop – you don’t normally get shops in hotels like these, allowing you to buy water / beers / snacks etc. outside the hotel bar, so this was a nice touch.
And now onto the bad bids
Wifi – forget it. Its rubbish!
A la carte restaurant – when we arrived we were offered a “free” night at the Italian a la carte restaurant instead of the buffet. Don’t bother! They offer you a set menu of ONE choice per course, none of which looked appetizing –so you end up paying for the a la carte meal anyway. Not impressed.
Spa – Overall, the service was good – but some of the facilities look like they have seen better days, such as the steam room or the wet room shower.
PC in room – again nice touch, but if you want to get on line – good luck!
Jacuzzi was freezing- can understand the pool heaters (f they even have any) being switched off in Sep, and as the hotel wasn’t full, but not the Jacuzzi!
Towels – you have to pay 10 euro per towel deposit which is a bit frustrating, I guess because people nick them – but no deposit for the robes and towels in the room they replace every day…
No currency exchange at reception –but no real biggy
Noise – generally extremely peaceful until the guy gets his lawn mower out mid morning. Understand it has to be done, but maybe do it early evening when no one is using the pool?
So there you have it – definitely worth 4/5, but a few small points to fix and I would be tempted to score higher…For the money you can’t argue. We visited a few other 5* places and to be honest did feel too let down… If you get a deal on this place, go for it. If not, keep looking...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boasting a beachfront location in Lambi, Diamond Deluxe is a 5-star hotel offering rooms with PC and free wired Internet. It includes a spa centre and a 2,000-m² pool complex.Diamond Deluxe Hotel rooms are luxuriously decorated in shades of white with golden details and hardwood floors. They are equipped with air conditioning, LCD satellite TV and DVD player, and feature hydromassage facilities. Their balconies or verandas boast spectacular views of the sea or the pools.The Mazarin Spa includes 5 state-of-the-art treatment rooms and an indoor heated pool with water jets. Natural ingredients are used in all therapies following the holistic philosophy of the spa.Emerald Restaurant serves a rich breakfast buffet overlooking the pools and the gardens, while the Peruzzi Italian Restaurant offers local seafood with a modern twist. Hotel Diamond Deluxe also has three bars, at the lobby, the pool and the beach, serving drinks and exotic cocktails in elegant settings.Diamond Deluxe Hotel is within 3 km from the town of Kos. The airport is 24 km away. Free private parking is available on site. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Diamond Deluxe Resort
- Diamond Deluxe Hotel Kos, Greece