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Denise Apartments
off Georgiou Papandreou Street, Kos Town, Greece   |  
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Ranked #1 of 9 Kos Town B&B and Inns
Herefordshire
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3 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Just returned from a one week stay at Denise Apartments. What so many people have said is absolutely true - the friendliness & welcome you get are superb, & make all the difference in the world. The apartments are run the traditional, old-fashioned way; family-owned and family-run; the owner Niko & his wife welcome you as if to their home, and into their family, from the moment you arrive (even if, as was the case for us, it's 3.30am when you get there. Niko waited up for us, and offered us a drink from the bar).

The family and their staff are all extremely helpful, friendly, and polite. Nothing is too much trouble. We had a noisy room (directly above the bar & kitchen) to begin with; when we asked on our first morning to change rooms, we were immediately offered an alternative with no fuss, no questions asked, and nothing but smiles.

Niko & Effie are hands-on, running the bar & attending to customers all day long, along with their great team of staff. Their kids play in & around the pool, and their little dog is often to be seen. The apartments were originally run by Niko's father & have been handed down; I am sure the same will happen again. This is a true, and nowadays quite rare, old-fashioned family business. It is easy to see why many guests develop such a bond to the place, and go back time and time again.

Bar snacks were available from 9am to 9.30pm when we were there, and the food is extremely good - thanks to Katalina for her superb cooking; it'samazing what she manages to do in such a tiny kitchen. The menu is mostly sandwiches, fried & grilled hot food, and salads; and pizzas which are absolutely delicious. The bar is well-stocked and I can particularly recommend the 2-for-1 cocktails in Happy Hour (twice daily; 12noon to 3pm, and 7pm to 9pm). As the bar serves a full range of refreshments, guests are not allowed to take their own food or drink into the pool area.

The grounds are lovely, beautifully planted & tended. The freshwater pool is unheated, so rather cold when you first get in; but very refreshing. The pool is immaculately clean, and unusually it does not have a strong chemical or chlorine smell; in that sense the pool water is the best quality I've ever come across.

The rooms - like the whole complex in fact - are also immaculately clean, and are serviced 6 days a week. We had a one bedroom apartment, with twin beds (very comfortable) in the bedroom, and bench seats in the kitchen which double up as 2 extra beds (which I'd say would be fine for kids, but not ideal for adults). The fittings and the decor throughout the apartments are quite dated and tired; but the rooms are perfectly adequate, and very comfortable. Air conditioning is available for an extra 40 Euros per week, though we did not need it when we were there. There is no safe in the room, but you can rent a safety deposit box at reception for 10 Euros a week. If you need a hairdryer, be sure to take your own as none are available. There was no TV in the apartment (which didn't bother us at all) but there are large-screen TVs in the bar area.

The apartments are a fair distance from the town and facilities. We walk pretty slowly & it took us 50 minutes or so to walk to the centre of Kos town. We sometimes used the bus, which is very cheap (1.20 Euro one-way), and easy to use. The nearest supermarket (quite a small one) is 15 minutes from the apartments; a larger one is 20 minutes. There are some nice beachfront restaurants 15-25 minutes from the apartments, if you don't want to go as far as the town. It's fair to say that, if you want lots of choice of bars & restaurants & facilities on your doorstep, Denise apartments may not be for you.

Overall, we were delighted with our stay here. It's the sheer friendliness & the total attention to service, that makes this place so special. Long may it continue to be run this way; and a great big thank you to Niko, Effie, Katalina, and all of the team for looking after us so well!

Room Tip: There are no lifts, so a ground floor room is easy for luggage. Rooms further away from the bar are...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We stayed here for a week and were extremely pleased with our choice. We went with Olympic Holidays on self-catering basis on a late departure cheap deal.
The owner, his wife, and all of the staff were very friendly and excellent throughout our stay. The rooms were serviced everyday and they were of good quality. The view was of the swimming pool and the assocaited gardens, which were beautiful, with palm trees, banana plants and other flowering trees.
They are situtated in a quiet area set back from the main coast road with the hills behind and the sea across the road. It is literally 150 metres to the beach, which is gently sloping and pebbly. The best beach is about 10 minutes walk towards town and called Paradiso beach which is good for quick dips and amazing for snorkelling. It too is gently sloping and a little less pebbly.
The apartments are situated 25 minutes gentle flat walk from Kos Town and a very regular bus service will take you in for 1.30 euros.
There is a local mini market near the beach and four good tavernas within 10 minutes walk.
Great place to stay as they do their level best to make your stay as enjoyable as they can. Lots of people we met are return customers and so this is always a good sign.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Went here for a family holiday. Nikos and Efi made us feel like one of the family! Although the rooms are basic, the bar , pool and food are perfect. Plenty to do in the evening and only a short bus trip to Kos Town. The BBQ and pool party is not one to miss!!
Thanks guys for a great holiday , will definitely return!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We have just returned from a week at the Denise Apartments Psalidi. The holiday was one of the most relaxing we have ever had!! We can see why families return year after year as Effie and Nikos go out of their way to make you feel very welcome and so do alll the other staff who help run the apartments. The apartments are in a great location not too far to walk into Kos town which we did most nights with two young children!! Could not fault anything from flights to transfers everything ran smoothly. Luke the Olympic rep was brilliant, very helpful on our return to Kos airport and through-out our holiday. We were very sad to leave but know we will definitely be returning soon!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atherton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

My friend & I stayed in late June for weeks holiday. Like other UK travellers we arrived at ricdiculous o'clock but Nico was still there in the bar with a smile, an offer of a free drink & took our cases to our room. All the time we were there we were made to feel very welcome. A good mixture of nationalities again made the holiday. We hired the bikes there - 25 euro's per week and explored the island which was fantastic. We didn't mix much with the holiday makers around the pool/bar but we were still greeted warmly whenever we were passing. This place would be great if you were a solo traveller as the atmosphere is as warm as the Greek sun.
Luke, the Olympic tour rep lives there and is one of nicest most helpful person you could wish to have looking after you on holiday - top marks.

Room Tip: We had a room over looking the pool but it was still quiet.
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Just got back from denise apartments nico and effie were fantastic host all the staff was so friendly luke our olympic rep is one of the nicest reps u could ever ask for and so helpful funny and so friendly I would recommend this place to anyone

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

just returned from denise apartments which we booked 3 weeks before tr\avel nickos and effie were very friendly and nothing was to much trouble for them the food was great greek night was very good rooms were spotless we will go back

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Additional Information about Denise Apartments

Address: off Georgiou Papandreou Street, Kos Town, Greece
Location: Greece > Dodecanese > Kos > Kos Town
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Kos Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Denise Apartments Hotel Kos Town
Denise Apartments Kos, Greece

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