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Origin Hotel Apartments
Ranked #19 of 39 Hotels in Kardamena
Certificate of Excellence
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Good hotel, Kim the rep lovely”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

Have just come back from a week with my mates, and this hotel is the perfect place to be at. Basic, clean rooms, with decent facilities and nice, modern bathrooms. Safe and air con available on request, which I'd recommend to take advantage of. The apartments are located near the strip, shops and restaurants with all main hotspots being around 5 minutes away.

The pool and bar area is very nice, the pool is a good size with a volleyball net that can be strung along to get a bit of competition going. One thing, if 2 Geordies drunkenly agree the night before that the next day they'll play Volleyball, don't believe them, because they won't. Jade and Johnny if you're reading this, I'm still disgusted. There are many other things that can be used in the pool, balls, lilos etc all supplied by the hotel. The hotel does a range of food throughout the day, sandwiches etc, which goes down pretty nicely when you can't feel your face because of the night before.

We had no problems from staff when walking back through with our shopping.

The bar at the hotel really comes alive at night, all down to one man. George. Georgey Georgey George. The nicest man in the world, he's basically an absolute legend, who does all he can to make you feel at home. That includes making the best drink ever, the Refresher. Made to be drunk when feeling under pressure, it's the nicest thing ever. Get one. Also, ask him for a Skyline, he never stops making those!!

The hotel management are approachable and easy to talk to about stuff, and always polite and friendly.

The reps that work in the hotel are very nice, especially Kim who is a sassy diva. In a good way though, she really helps bring the holiday to life, and the other people who work there aren't too bad either!

Overall, I'd definitely stay there again, top, top holiday.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

The origin hotel is very well positioned about 100m from bar street. When we arrived in late June we were greeted with very friendly staff and quickly shown to our rooms.

The rooms are sparse with facilities but are adequate. The bathroom facilities are good but cooking facilities are lacking. Air-con is a must and you should pay on the first night to use it. I was insulted by the fact that you were required to pay for the use of the safe but both can be purchased together at a slightly discounted rate.

Another problem arose in the fact that staff were not happy about you bringing in food and drink from the outside of the hotel ie. from the supermarket down the road. The reason being provided was that this was for "tax reasons" which we found hard to believe. This is very strange for a largely self catered hotel. One way to resolve this is to use the side entrance with shopping to avoid staff.

Many of the reps were friendly along with the bar staff however Kim, the lead rep, turned sour on us after the first day. She insulted members of our group and took an aggressive stance towards us. Our stay was made markedly more unpleasant by her presence.

Overall this hotel was cheap but it felt that way. The stay was very much suited to us on a lads holiday however I would not recommend this for anything other than groups of holiday goers who seek the drinking experience.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

i have just came back sunday 29th june after a week with my boyfriend. the room was basic and clean and most of all we had air con and a safety deposit box which we took full advantage of.

we had a great time around the pool daily and the staff were great with us everyday they are so friendly and they made us feel right at home, kim and george were great serving behind the bar and speaking to them through the day round the pool area.

we thought it was going to be very noisy but we were surprised that it was only a few doors slamming nothing major at all the whole week we were there, once again great holiday and i would 100% go back

Room Tip: we had room 9 it wasnt near the pool and it was very quiet. great time.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

From the moment we arrived we were meet by amazingly friendly staff who showed us around the hotel and bar and we immediately felt at home.

The staff really make this the best place to stay! Kim we think you are beautiful too! George your our fav barman- great cocktails- but ouch in the morning :-) and he can dance!!!! Marcos always smiling and happy!

New guys we thought you all are great fun and we hope you have an amazing summer with your new family!! Mikey and Tommy good luck and stay naughty- keep on benching girls! We love you!

Luke have a good two weeks and we hope your trip will be everything you want and more!

The location is great with an easy quick walk to the beach, bars and restaurants. We loved it and would say this is the place to stay in Kos if you want a fun, funny and fab holiday!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

Arrived a day later than expected with welcoming faces & gorgeous drinks...
Loved our room & the pool was so peaceful.. The staff completely made our holiday..

Hotel is in the perfect location near to the shops bars & clubs..
We are already looking at going back to this hotel in August :D xxx

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

Thanks to marco who went out on his way to make sure we had everything we needed, costa for getting my cigs from the kiosk most nights!! And great sounds all night, Kim for entertaining us at night, and being our alarm Clock in the morning.... normally around seven when she gets in ;-) what a fun filled girl, George the best barman in kardemena, full of tricks, and information on Greece, James for looking after us at night and Eva for looking after us during the day... Lovely cheese toasties!! The hotel is a great location for the beach, shops, bars, basically everything, the rooms are basic but modern and clean, great value for money, but the staff make it, thank you very much. We'll be back again!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 20, 2014

First of all I can't sing the staffs praises enough-Kostas, George and Marcos, we miss you already!! They were so helpful, the atmosphere that George the barman creates is 100% better than the nightclubs in the area (we went to them several times and ended back in the Origin Bar). Make sure George shows you all his magic tricks! I am so sad to not be with them just now, definitely will be returning next year. Shout out to Kim and James the reps for making us feel welcome and making sure we knew were was good to eat.

Our room was completely spotless, the bathroom and kitchen had just been redecorated and it's absolutely lovely. We were told next year they will be replacing all the furniture and doing the balconies up but in my opinion all the furniture was completely fine/clean/intact, especially for the price we paid.

The maid was in most days and we got rather friendly with her, what a great woman- in my opinion she did her job to a high standard. Not one complaint about the cleanliness- and this is coming from a complete clean freak.The pool/bar area was spotless as well.

The hotel is about a 3min walk from bar street/the beach, even less to the supermarket. It can be a little noisy in the morning if you leave your balcony open because it's near a Club18-30 hotel, but with the brightness of the sun and wanting to make the most out of our holiday we were up by around 10/10:30 anyways.


All I can say really is if you don't pay Origin a visit, you are missing out BIG time!

Lots of Love,
The three Scottish Girls
(Gemma, Kelly and Christine)

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: Origin Hotel Apartments
Address: Kardamena Kos | Dodecanese Islands, Kardamena 853 02, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Kos > Kardamena
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kardamena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Origin Hotel Apartments 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The resort is located in the center of Kardamena,the most popular destination in Kos.Just 100 meters from the beach and 5 km from the airport.The hotel has 20 comfortable rooms (studios & apartments) with all necessary facilities! ... more   less 
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