Just got back from a week at the Gaia Gardens and had such a wonderful holiday. The hotel is lovely, only about a 30 minute coach ride from the aiprort, we arrived late, about 10pm, were given the key to our bungalow and then when we returned to the bar for a drink were given a plate of bread, ham, cheese eggs etc as we had missed dinner. All inclusive drinks are served till 11pm and are slightly limited, local beer, red and white wine, brandy and ouzo, was slightly disappointed that no other local spirits were on offer but there are plently of drinks avaialbe if you want to pay for them. The rooms were lovely, clean and seemed fairly new, fresh towels abd beds made everyday, a tv and freeview in the room (which we never managed to work but didnt matter as we only ever slept in there!) showers were lovely and hot at all times and there was AC in the room which was great as being there mid april it got a little chilly in the evening!
The all inclusive food was great, so much choice every meal time and the food was constantly being topped up by the chefs who always checked you were happy with everything. A few people said they would have liked the food to be hotter but it always seemed fine to me. There was a great mixture of traditional greek food and other more simple food for those who don't want to try new things. Drinks were self service in the restaraunt area which was great. The pancakes and waffles with honey at breakfast were my favourite!!
The pool area was great, lovely padded sunloungers and always very clean, the pool side bar made it great for lounging around and having a few drinks. the bar staff were brilliant, very entertaining anmd friendly. all the staff were lovely. Free wifi which we were able to pick up all over the complex was a great touch too. they also rent out laptops!!
we hired a quad one day from the rental shop opposite for 20 euro, great value and we had a fab day driving around the island, found some lovely queit beaches and enjoyed exploring. we also took a boat trip from down on the harbour (about a 15 min walk from the hotel), 20 euro for the day and it took is to some lovely coves for swimming and then to a little fishing harbour where we went for lunch (not included) and then a steady sail back to the harbour, 11am - 6pm, would definatley recommend this!
All in all the hotel was in a great location, the setting of the bungalows in the garden was lovely, pool table, tennis courts and ping pong table will keep everyone entertained!! Great staff and great value. I would however recommend looking at booking directly with the hotel as the price per person per day is very reasonable and you can fly to Kos with Ryan air and get a transfer to the hotel, we only paid £320 a week per person but doing it indepentdently would have saved us well over £100 each. even so I still feel the holiday was great value!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WELCOME AT GAIA GARDEN HOTEL IN KOS ISLAND This charming hotel is located in the resort of Kos City in a quiet side road called Lambi. It consists of a main house surrounded by several bungalows, all nestling in the beautiful gardens created by the owners. Guests have the pleasure of enjoying this palm filled oasis from the comfort of their own patios. In the garden area guests will find a freshwater swimming pool, including a children’s pool, surrounded by wooden deckchairs, umbrellas and a pool bar. Guests can also enjoy an aperitif on the poolside terrace which is naturally cooled by the gentle sea breeze.The nearest beach is approximately 500 meters from the hotel and is an organized, sandy beach which also offers some water sports. For guests who wish to stay active, the hotel also offers basketball, volleyball, tennis, beach volleyball facilities and a gym, all at the disposal of the guests. a regular bus schedule is in operation which can take guests to and from the main part of Kos City. This small hotel offers hospitality and tranquility in a paradise setting. It is the ideal place to relax and is already attracting its guests back year after year. This hotel differs from other ones, because it makes you feel like home! This hotel is very well known on the internet for the last 6 years for the excellent service and hospitality that it offer to all our friends “Guests”! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gaia Garden Hotel Kos Town
- Gaia Garden Kos Town
- Gaia Garden Kos, Greece