Myself and my partner stayed at the Nicon with friends (another couple) for the 1st week of September 2011. We booked a two bedroom apartment while our friends had booked a studio.
On arrival we were first shown to a studio and when my partner went tell the owner, Spiros, that we'd booked an apartment he told us he wouldn't be able to move us until the following day. As compensation he asked if we could have free air-con for the night which Spiros eventualy agreed to after much haggling! He seemed pretty grumpy with us, like the mix-up was our fault. Anyway we were moved first thing the following morning so it was no issue.
The rooms at the Nicon are a little dated and basic but are spotlessly clean, spacious and have everything you need. The super efficient cleaning ladies came every day, but the towels were only changed once in the whole week and the bedsheets were not changed at all so were becoming quite grubby by the end of a hot week. The aircon on a two bed apartment is 10euro's per night and we found it absolutely necessary. Our friends however had a semi-basement studio with a lovely little terrace which stayed much cooler than our upper-floor room so they managed without it.
The pool area is gorgeously clean and welcoming with plenty of comfy loungers. The bar is reasonably priced and the bar-food is great value for money as well as tasty and fresh. All the staff who worked on the bar were brilliant, really friendly and very knowledgable about the area.
The Nicon apartments are about a half hours gentle stroll into the centre of Kos town with its lovely harbour and all its bars, shops and resteraunts. However for eating out you will not get a better meal than the resteraunts just along the sea-front from the apartments. If you walk left out of the car-park from the Nicon - down to the sea-front then take a right there are five or six resteraunts along this stretch. All of these are fantasticically romantic and excellent value, especially if you order the house wine in a caraffe - but I'd patricularly reccommend the steak in Arhontiko and the barbaque sea bream in Blue Ocean. Just don't forget your insect repellant or you may end up with a bite or two!!
All in all we had a fantastic holiday and would reccommend the Nicon for a freindly, relaxing, cheap & cheerfull break. Its basic and clean just don't go expecting 5star luxury.
- Also Known As:
- Nicon Kos Town
- Nicon Hotel Kos Town
- Nicon Kos, Greece