Unfortunately we didn't do enough research prior to booking
We stayed for two weeks on a half-board basis. We knew that the hotel primarily caters to guests from German speaking countries. Nothing wrong with that of course. However, if like us you like to get out a bit and meet the locals, then you could find the location rather isolated.
The nearest village, Mastichari is a short bus ride away and not within easy walking distance especially given the high daytime temps. Busses are not that frequent and the last is at 2100 from Kos town, which isn't great.
Rooms were absolutely fine with a balkonies overlooking the pools. We had difficulties with the mattresses which were replaced with new ones promptly. Unfortunately didn't help - simply too soft.
Staff are very friendly and attentive, and I must mention the animation team - they really put in a lot of effort to put out entertaining shows every night. The hotel bars lack atmosphere though so we ended up going to Kardemena or Kos town, especially during the second week.
Surprisingly, the hotel mini-market had the same prices as the local shops - a welcome change to the norm.
We missed not having a kettle, so BYO if you like your morning cuppa. As mentioned by others, TV channels very limited and we missed the Rugby World Cup :-(
Would we go again? No, there are other better-located resorts that have a more international flavour.
Recommend? Yes, for families. Not for couples who don't like to be stuck in a fixed environment. I suppose a week maximum.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Horizon Beach Resort, located in front of one of the most beautiful sandy beaches of Kos Island, is the ideal resort for relaxing and sporting holidays, as it offers a wide range of facilities and it combines comfort, elegance and style, all complimented by a high quality of service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Horizon Beach Hotel Mastichari
- Horizon Beach Resort Kos/Mastichari