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Psalidi 85 300 Greece
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 19 hotels in Psalidi
Travelers' Choice
Designed to recreate the look of a castle, the family-run Platanista consistently wins awards for its high standards, excellent value for money & caring staff. This impressive hotel is in a quiet position only 200m from the beach, 2km from Kos town, & 1km from the marina. A simple, yet aesthetic, environment worked out to accommodate the visitors who would want to experience something exceptional from the ordinary. A thousand and one nights in Greece...
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Mini golf
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Currency exchange
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Greek, Italian


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Rebecca C wrote a review Jan 2021
4 contributions2 helpful votes
I’m really sad to see any bad reviews for this hotel on here. I feel like there must be another hotel with the same name as we couldn’t rye it more highly! We got a brilliant deal on Booking.com including breakfast. To be honest.. I think I’m quite a fussy person but I was over the moon with our stay. It was definitely quieter as it was end of season which we liked- we had the smaller pool to ourselves for some parts of the day. We did a quiz night at the pool bar where they have lots of choice drink wise. We didn’t pay for beach towels or use of the safe, it was all included in our room. I have read on here that the hotel has been undergoing/undergone refurbishment and our room seemed modern, bright and spotlessly clean. We used a shower room after we had checked out just to freshen up before our flight and the hotel has a room you can store luggage in if needed . The courtesy shower room downstairs was more dated but it was clean and everything worked fine. The staff were really friendly, and took the covid guidelines seriously, the food at breakfast as mentioned was really nice and lots of choice. We hired bikes for our whole trip from the bike rental just down the hill and we used them to cycle everywhere. The cycle path is flat and keeps you off the road. It made it really easy to go exploring. There’s so much to see and do within a short distance, There are also lots of well priced boat trips that you can arrange at the harbour. We really loved kos and we loved platanista hotel. If you’re thinking about booking it... do it!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Reservations Manager, Guest Services / Front Office at Platanista Hotel
Responded Jan 28, 2021
Dear guest! thank you so much for your time to leave your truly comments on Tripadvisor! We are very glad that you did enjoy your overall stay with us and we hope to have you back so we can prove to you and everybode else again, that the positive reviews haven t been encountered by chance! Once more, thank you for your review!
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Louby23 wrote a review Nov 2020
Gloucester, United Kingdom6 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed at the Hotel Platanista in mid-October as a last-minute transfer due to COVID-19 from a brilliant TUI hotel in Turkey that we have stayed at a few times before (TUI Blue Andiz) – we now realise how spoilt we have been. I don’t normally write long reviews, and certainly not this negative, but I feel I must do, due to the experience we had. Our stay was the last week of the season, which may explain some things in this review, but doesn’t excuse them. Rooms - like the main areas of the hotel, the rooms are dated, but clean – the housekeeping ladies are lovely. For an all-inclusive hotel, it was disappointing to find that we needed to pay for the room safe and pool towels. Food – meals were all served in the main restaurant and were ‘buffet style’, with guests being served by the staff due to COVID. In the evenings there were labels explaining what everything was, and these would have been helpful at lunchtime too. The food was good – there was lots of choice, it was piping hot, and the desserts were the best I’ve had in an all-inclusive hotel. We were expecting to have one meal at the a la carte Taverna, but this wasn’t open during our stay, which I don’t recall being told about in advance. The waiters were friendly and helpful. Bars - There were three bars in the hotel – one by main reception which was open in the evening, one next to the main restaurant which was open at lunchtime and in the evening and the pool bar, which was open during the day (and I believe that this normally turned into the taverna during the evening). We found the ladies who worked at the pool bar delightful, but the bar men in the other two bars were less than helpful – I’m not sure if this is due to them following hotel policy, but we found their customer service lacking. Drinks – these were extremely disappointing – no sparkling wine available for all-inclusive guests, only red, white and rose wine available, and I’d say only the latter was drinkable. Without exception, every single mixer I had was flat, whether it be tonic for gin, or coke – we couldn’t understand it, as the bottles were in date. Maybe this is because of how they were stored, but I wasn’t the only guest to comment on this. I heard a guest complaining about the flat drinks to reception one day, and she commented that the staff were drinking fizzy drinks from glass bottles whilst serving flat drinks to the guests. I hadn’t noticed this, but on our last day I did notice a large amount of glass bottles by the pool bar first thing in the morning, despite never having seen a mixer being served to a guest from a glass bottle the whole week, so maybe this was true. Availability - I found it particularly frustrating that all of the bars would regularly run out of something e.g., local brand baileys – we were told it was because it was the end of the season, not my problem?! If TUI are still selling holidays to a hotel, I expect the service to be just as good at the end of the season as at the beginning. I lost count of the amount of times a member of bar staff suggested I try one of the other bars to see if there was a particular drink – as a paying guest, I found the expectation that I would walk around the hotel in search of a particular drink rather than a member of staff restock their bar to be totally unacceptable, and particularly irritating when often no other bar was open. All Inclusive Option - I don’t believe that this hotel is set up for all-inclusive guests and I feel that we were treated as second class citizens. No sparkling wine – this was for ‘paying’ guests only, which I could have sworn I also was? There was a typed sign listing the six cocktails that AI guests could have – it would have been helpful to list the ingredients too, as I had to resort to Google to work out what a ‘Tropical Surprise’ contains. Generally, I was left feeling as if I was trying to order drinks that I hadn’t paid for, when in fact the only difference was that I had paid for them in advance. My partner was told that as an AI guest, he couldn’t have a tomato juice, The reason? Because he MIGHT make a bloody Mary with it, which wasn’t one of ‘our six cocktails we could have – disgusting. This is despite us being able to order vodka separately – in reality he only wanted a tomato juice, but what difference does it make to the hotel? It’s just this type of attitude that incensed me. I tried to order two tequila sunrises from the reception bar on our last night, but they’d run out of tequila (of course they had…). The bar man eventually called the restaurant bar and confirmed that they had some, so I walked there, only to be told they had no orange juice left. So that’s an AI hotel refusing to open a carton of concentrated orange juice, despite there still being guests in the hotel – I was speechless. I also found it particularly off putting when enjoying what was left of my lunch to see and hear the electronic shutters came down around the bar and the waiting staff locking the doors of the restaurant – not quite the ambience I was hoping for. Pool – there was a large family pool and a smaller relaxed pool – both were fine with plenty of sunbeds. The jacuzzi and swim up bar in the smaller pool were closed due to COVID. There was an area near the pools with orange trees, which looked neglected e.g. the oranges that were all over the floor on day one were still there on day seven. The mini golf course looked like it hadn’t been touched in years, as it was full of weeds. Beach – this was an absolute disgrace. It looked like a patch of waste ground that hadn’t been visited or looked after by any hotel staff for years. Rotting volleyball nets, sunbeds that had seen better days decades ago and dirty sand, well, what there was of it, and even this was full of cigarette butts. End of season – it became apparent that the hotel was preparing to close for the winter, not just because of the lack of drinks left but because the maintenance staff were literally packing things away around you. We left the hotel on the Saturday evening and on the Thursday morning, the staff were taking away parasols and sunbeds around us by the pool! We were told we couldn’t have a buffet on our last evening as there were only 13 guests, but they said they would make us a traditional Greek meal instead, which was very good. It just didn’t feel great to have the hotel close around you – this was not even a little bit discreet, and I would have preferred them to do this when the guests had gone! Although it was nice to get away, I feel totally let down by TUI offering this as a four-star platinum all-inclusive hotel – it is far from it. TUI waited until the last possible moment to cancel our Turkey holiday, despite me calling frequently to check whether they were going to, and we ended up having to plump for this hotel as it was one of the only hotels left by that time, for the days we needed to travel. All in all, I am left feeling like TUI should offer us a discount for at least half of it, due to this absolutely not being a four star platinum or an ‘all inclusive’ hotel due to the sheer number of things that we couldn’t have, either because, ironically, we were all inclusive guests or because they had run out of it, or in the words of the bar staff ‘it was finished’ – it was total misrepresentation.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Andrea F wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We arrived very late at night but reception was welcoming(ftom behind perspex screens and masks).we were checked in speedily and shown to our room buy one of the staff. Cases were put by the door so we were the only ones to enter the room.We were very happy with our room,away from the main hotel with very nice balcony and view. The room was clean,we were not expecting the cleaner as advised on the covid info but she came every other day which was nice but really not needed. Meals were very well organised,plenty of outdoor tables,all spaced out and thoroughly cleaned after each guest had vacated. The buffet was also organised if you didn't mind waiting sometimes. The staff served the buffet from behind perspex screens and then passed you your plates. The only thing that i would have liked were large info cards above each food item , sometimes the plate was full then you got to the end of the buffet and spotted something else you might have prefered. All the waiters and waitresses were lovely,efficient and friendly. I must make a special comment about Dimitrios from the upstairs bar. After the first night he remembered our names and what we drank,( we hope your babies arrived safely!!). As others have said,the area was a little run down but the hotel was great. We enjoy walking so the walk into town was no problem and the opposite way to where we stayed many years ago and beyond. Just down the road was a convenient,car/cycle hire place. very reasonable.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Woody wrote a review Oct 2020
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
Definitely not a 3 or a 4star. Only one bar open at a time, ie if your sat on the front veranda during the afternoon you have to walk through the hotel around the pool to the taverna bar. Food basic and set up didn’t flow. Not set up for All Inclusive. Staff and sunshine made the holiday.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Daisy L wrote a review Oct 2020
Ascot, United Kingdom7 contributions7 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I have just come back from a 7 night stay at the Platanista in Kos! Whilst the hotel was clean and staff were friendly. This is not a 4 star Platinum hotel as advertised by TUI. We went all inclusive and ate at the hotel for dinner once!! Due to Covid 19 you have to be served your food, rather than help yourself which is totally understandable! However the choice or ‘lack of’ was very very poor!! The same bland, poor quality food served every evening. The lunch was much the same, with us paying to have lunch at the hotel Taverna, which was of a much better quality and choices! The mini golf is run down and over run by weeds and the pool was rather chilly! Overall the staff were good. The pool area was very nice and clean! Hotel rooms clean but dated and well complied with Covid-19! However we will not be returning to this hotel and would not recommend to those that are use to a bit of luxury when going away and are foodies like us!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Platanista Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Platanista Hotel?
Nearby attractions include 4 Roses Beach Bar & Restaurant (0.7 miles), Ag. Theodoti Beach (0.2 miles), and SKY BAR Red Loft (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Platanista Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Platanista Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Platanista Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Platanista Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Platanista Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nestoras, C Food & Mood, and Mavromatis.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Platanista Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Platanista Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Platanista Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Platanista Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Platanista Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Platanista Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Casa Romana Kos (1.6 miles), Western Archaeological Zone (1.8 miles), and mosque lotzias (1.6 miles).