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Akti Beach Club Hotel
Ranked #11 of 39 Hotels in Kardamena
Certificate of Excellence
west sussex
1 review
“great hotel- windy island.”
Reviewed September 24, 2009

im a travel agent in sussex, and i visited this hotel for 7 nts with my partner and our little girl of 2.
the hotel is located in a very quiet area, right on the beach, on the outskirts of kardemana. Ideal for a quiet hotel based break. we very much enjoyed our stay at the hotel, we were lucky to have had an upgrade to a 2 bedroomed suite, wish was lovely, and recently refurbished, very large and spacious,overlooking the quieter pool, with a stunning back drop of mountains behind. I would def recommend the larger rooms,as ideal with children, as you can put them to bed, and still have a bit of an evening, enjoying a drink in the other room.also if your shower , isnt hooked up onto the wall, as ours wasnt, not a problem, tell reception, and a handy man fxes it up, in no time at all.

the complex is very large, 4 swiming pools, infact we didnt know about the 4th pool, until the last day, we spent all our time round the main pool, were the activities take place, as our girl enjoyed the paddling pool there, whilst bobbing away to the music, which i might add isnt on all day, so you do get some peace and quiet, if you want it!

the food is fantastic, very fresh, a great selection at every meal time, the chinese was loveley. The only thing i would say is a shame, is that they only have the 1 restaurant, it would have been nice to have had choice of restaurants to go to, as after a few days, it gets a bit annoying going back to the same place 3 times a day!
Also you have to eat at the set meal times, as they dont serve food anywhere else apart from a help yourself buffet ( which was ok,but not much choice ) .
I think it would be good if they had a section somewhere in the hotel, that serves freshly cooked snacks at any time of day,maybe from around the pool bar.,so then if you wanted to skip lunch, you could then have something when you felt hungry, rather than beeing told when to eat!
The ice cream which you can also help your self too, was lovely, and ideal with little toddlers around

the entertainment was good, i have seen alot better in 3 star hotels, but there were some really good and funny shows. might be nice if they could lay on some entertainers from the outside more, just to make it more varied. the shows are held outside, so do take a cardigan, this time of year, as it got very chilly in the evening, this was probably because it was soo windy! ( all day). but still gorgeous weather in the day time!
my little girl absolutley love the kiddies disco every night from 9 til 9.30, infact we had to ask for a copy of the cd they use, so she could carry on boogie'ing at home. ( which she has).Thanks to the entertainment team for that.

we got the free bus to kardemena, which was nice to have a wander around, and took the mini train back which was only 2 euros, and you get to go along the coast road, which was nice.

overall we had a lovely time, met some really nice people, enjoyed the hotel and would have no problem in recommended this to my customers in the future, and ideal for all age groups.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 24, 2009

Among the resort there is a separate "Xperience Akti Beach Club" focused on Thomas Cook customership. But for the resort there is only ONE central restaurant, very crowded
both for lunch as for dinner.
Positive :
- Good food , nice and friendly waitresses. Boss made us laugh a lot with his odd behaviour. He 's quite a figure.
- Xperience beach club is the max ( beautiful swimming pool with big palmtrees). Lots of shadow. Barmaid Veronica is young, beautiful and a very charming young lady...
- Barman Tony truly is a greek philosopher of a rare kind.

Negative:
- Central restaurant always too crowded and busy. Impossible to feel at ease.
- In the restaurant, near the dishing washing department, there is a strong bad and ugly smell which fills a part of the restaurant. No one sits there. What a waste ! This keeps going on an nobody does something to it. Advised of the situation, management does NOTHING to repair it. IT REALLY STINKS THERE !

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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doncaster
1 review
Reviewed September 24, 2009

my husband n myself stayed at akti beach on the 2nd sep for one week .was the best holiday ever very clean food was amazing very friendley staff will def go back but for 14 nights next time so much to do didnt have enough time to do it so its back with the grandchildren next year .

Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Middlesbrough
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Reviewed September 24, 2009

We love a beach holiday and that is what we had. All inclusive meant exactly that even the deck chairs and umbrellas were included. The meals were excellent and the staff were always very polite. The restaurant manager could be grumpy but the rest of his team were excellent. The cleaner was there every day. I thought it was a great idea that the seperate Italian and Chinese parts of the restaurant were manned by Italians and Chinese cooks.
If you are after a friendly well ran place then this is it.. September 09

Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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somerset, united kingdom
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Reviewed September 23, 2009

We stayed at the Akti from Aug 15th 2009 for 14 nights, we where a group of 9 , aging from 10 years old to 65 years old, from the moment we arived we where made welcome. we had 3 rooms next to each other that although basic was very clean and well presented, yes you will have to leave a deposite for the TV & air con remotes( 50 euros) but you will get it back when you leave, the food is a very high standared and differant each night, the alcohol did let it down a bit as all the bars stock the same drinks and there are only about 12 differant drinks, they taste ok but you need a lot to get tipsy, the beach is a coarse sand/grit - very hot to walk on but clean, we also managed to get 9 sunbeds each time we went to the beach or the pools , the annix pool was our favourite, not to crowded.we hired a 9 seater car for 3 days and toured the island, I think the Akti was one of the best hotel complexes we saw, it sits at the base of a huge mountain , all the staff are very friendly, although there is entertainment at night its all done by the hotel, i think they need to bring in a few local entertainers, this would be much more entertaining.Kardiminia is easaly reached via a free bus,

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 22, 2009

We stayed at Akti for 2 weeks from Sept 7th. The hotel and rooms are lovely and clean. There is maid service everyday, clean towels etc. The room had everything we needed. There is a 50 euro deposit for the tv remote/air con but you get this back and a 10 euro deposit for beach towels which you can change daily at reception. You also get this back. We payed in sterling and got sterling back.

The service in the restaraunt and bars was excellent. There is a good selection of food to choose from, Chinese, Italian, Greek, Grill. Christina and Anasti popodopolus(Restaraunt manager - were lovely) Irene, Sophia, Banus and Alexander on the bars were fantastic, very friendly nothing too much trouble.

The animation team were amaturish but funny. The only irritating thing they did was announce every show and scene in about 5 different languages but then did the show in English? The shows started at 10pm and lasted an hour. There was nothing else to do once the show had ended. They could do with perhaps putting something on in the outside seating area in an evening as there is nothing else for the adults to do. Perhaps if they had some Greek music playing in this area it would liven things up and feel a bit more authentic.

The animation team put lots of things on in the day for those who want to take part, aqua areobics, beach volley ball etc.

There are 3 pools the main pool with all the action and music and then there are 2 other quieter pool areas with bars. The beach is shingle so take some sandals that will stay on in the sea as that too is pebbly. There are free sunbeds with parasols.

We went to Kardemena a couple of times. Typically touristy, bars touting for business etc. At night its ok for a change from the hotel and if you are younger there are plenty of bars/clubs open until the small hours.

We also took a trip to Kos town which cost 7 euros each and takes approx 45 mins pick up/ drop off at your hotel. We booked this in Kardemena and not with the rep. We didn't see the Thomas Cook rep at all, we arrived on the Sun morn and our meeting was the following Fri?? Very odd, so we found everything out ourselves.

The last few days we noticed some building work taking place next to the hotel, this may be finshed for next year but may be worth checking out befor you book.

Overall this was a good relaxing holiday, the location of the hotel was great and the scenery was fantastic.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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cheshire
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Reviewed September 20, 2009

had a great holiday with husband and 2 kids 12 &6 food was wounderful diffenet every night with lots of choice, the animation time do a wounderful job lots to do everyone friendly and a free bus into town was worried from reading reveiws about gnats but only had a few went on some great trips to the volcano and to turkey if you hire a car a trip to thermes was brill and a must see and do

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Property: Akti Beach Club Hotel
Address: Kardamena 85300, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Kos > Kardamena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Kardamena
#8 Luxury Hotel in Kardamena
#13 Family Hotel in Kardamena
#15 Romantic Hotel in Kardamena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Akti Beach Club Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 335
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