To our (pleasant) surprise we were placed in a room that was almost new, and finished to a very high standard (photos below). As three adults it was very spacious - two bedrooms connected by a small kitchenette area, with the bathroom leading off it, and a balcony with sea views.
Staff are very friendly and efficient. Unfortunately it seems that the manager is very controlling - staff aren't allowed to give out beach towels without his permission, but in fairness he is usually around keeping an eye on everything. Some corners are cut to save money - whilst we had nice fluffy towels when we arrived, by days 3, 4 & 5 we had very old thin towels. At breakfast we were told that if we wanted honey and/or yoghurt we had to pay extra. Likewise, if you want to use air conditioning you have to pay a 5 euro daily supplement per unit - not expensive, but why not just increase the cost of the room by 5/10 euros instead? The beds have also been bought to last - they are probably the hardest we've ever slept on.
We chose Cavo D'Oro as it is one of the few small good value beachfront hotels where you can see the sea and sunset but are not overrun with tourists. Whilst you can't escape the tourists on Kos, this was relatively quiet as a hotel - we were never troubled by noise from any of the other guests. Marmari is somewhat out of the way so you should really hire a car to make the most of the island.
Once the renovation is complete I would recommend this as an excellent alternative to the bland international hotels that spoil some parts of Kos.
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- Also Known As:
- Cavo D'Oro Kos/Marmari