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Elga Apartments
Ranked #28 of 39 Hotels in Kardamena
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Reviewed September 17, 2011

Elga hotel is good for teenagers who want to party every night as you won't get any silence during the night. This hotel is not design to sleep over a night . It's very loud . Shower is terrible, no hot water at all. Warm water available from 12pm-6 or 7 pm. 1 toilet paper per whole stay. No air con . This hotel is only good for people who came to kardamena only to get drunk, and go crazy. From what it looks like u can do everything in this hotel, everything is aloud . U can drink, shout, sing, slam door. U can be as loud as u want.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 26, 2011

Me and my friends stayed at the Elga during the first week of August and loved it!

Rooms are a decent size, we were comfortable all week long. The kitchen's very basic but do-able if you wanted to cook your own meals but we ate out every night - about a five minute walk away is a brilliant strip of restaurants along the beach where you could eat out for about 10 euros a night for a main meal and a drink. If you do decide you want to do the self catering bit though, there's a shop just across the road selling the likes of Pot Noodles and such but it's quite pricey; the supermarket, which is straight down the road, a minute walk away, sells everything you could want though.

Our sheets got changed once during the stay which got a mixed review from me and my friends, it depends on what standards you set. For me, I didn't find it a problem.

You might want to pack some loo roll with you as you're provided with only roll during your stay but you can buy a six pack from the supermarket very cheaply.

The hotel staff and reps were helpful and friendly all week long, absolutely no complaints regarding them.

I thought the pool was fantastic, clean and a decent size. We went in the middle of August which is peak season but had no trouble finding sun loungers for the six of us. There's a bar by the pool which serves snacks and drinks all day long - it's fairly pricey, 3 euros for a plate of chips for example, but the portions aren't stingy.

The location is excellent! Five minute walk from both of the main clubs, Starlight, which is in view of the hotel, and Starlight, which is just around the corner. It's also a five minute walk from the Bar strip and the beach. The beach too was fantastic, we spent all week there. The location couldn't have better, everything was in walking distance, which made it ideal in the day during the heat and at night also, when you're stumbling back to your hotel room.

My only criticism would be that I would have liked the room to have been cleaned more than once but it didn't bother me much to be honest, my friends more so. I'd really reccomend the Elga, we had a great holiday there!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 19, 2011

Recently back from a week staying at this hotel, there were 16 of us and we have never had such an amazing holiday as we have here! Hotel staff were lovely and reps were amazing, really helpful!
Location was amazing, right next to main nightclubs and short walk to bars/restaurant, plus 24hour bar at the hotel helped!! The maids cleaned every 2nd day and apartments were basic but really nice, apart from the small and open shower, but it wasnt a bother! Would love to go back next year and will deffo recommend it to anyone looking to go away with friends!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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4  Thank jenjen2309
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Reviewed August 19, 2011

This was my 1st girly holiday and was by far the lowest standard of hotel in living memory. My first impression of the inside was terrible, the reception looks like a miniature bar (very tacky). There was a lift but only 3 ppl could fit so that was a no no. The rooms were very basic and old school, although they were fairly clean. The bathroom was shocking because the shower didn’t even have a shower curtain or shower glass, therefore it was very difficult to shower and also the floor got very wet. Then again the room size isn’t bad the balcony was fine. However the staff only cleaned the room once or twice for the week, and there definition of house cleaning is changing the bins and changing the bed sheets just once in a week, which in my opinion should be daily. Another thing is that they don’t give you is toilet tissue, you get one that you start with and thats it. The overall look and standard of the room was disappointing and nothing im used to. DEFINATLY NOT 3STAR.
Another thing that was annoying was that the pool was a public pool, which meant that everyone whos anyone could walk in to pool area. The reps are friendly but quite annoying they try get you involved in the activities but to be honest its a rip off, we just done our own thing and it was fun.
Everyone you meet on the island including the staff are real nice and very friendly and thats a pro but if you decide to stay there in Kos go somewhere with better standards.

Room Tip: find another hotel this is a very low standard hotel (1*)
  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

My friends and I have just come back from a week on 18-30's staying in The Elga. Our girly holiday didn't dissapoint at all.

The Elga has got a perfect location, literally 2 minutes away from the main club, Starlight and then less than 5 minutes from all the other bars on Bar Street.

The staff at The Elga were all friendly and the 24 hour bar was always there to serve drinks- alcoholic or non! The pool was lovely, big and clean and plenty of loungers around it to snooze on. There was always music playing by the pool which created a great atmosphere but after a week of the same playlist, it got a little tiresome. Another tiny negative was that the pool music started playing at around 9AM, some nights we were out until then so music blaring through our open balcony doors (because of the heat) was not what you wanted when you were trying to sleep!

The room itself was clean and the beds were comfy. Maid service came every other day to empty bins and our bed sheets and towels were changed mid-week of the holiday. The shower however, was not the best. You had to hold the nozzle up over your head which made shampooing difficult and there was no curtain or door around the shower which meant the whole bathroom got inevitably soaked while you washed! Another little problem was that the kitchenette wasn't well equipped at all. We were highly frustrated after having bought a large tin of Heinz Beans from the supermarket for beans on toast, that there was no can opener in the kitchen. We asked around but with no luck so we settled for stabbing the can open with a sharp knife!

Overall though, the hotel's brilliant location overruled all my other gripes because we weren't expecting 5 star quality for such a good price and to be honest, The Elga exceeded expectations of a 2 star hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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4  Thank JoannaRosemary
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Reviewed July 1, 2011

Where do i begin? I loved Elga! Such a friendly hotel - relaxed atmosphere in the day but the odd pool party and loud group of people can liven that up any time. there were 3 of us girls staying in one room, very basic but we only needed it for sleeping in and a shower ... which wasnt too great. More like a wet room and the shower varies so prepare for an odd trickle one day..! The bar downstairs and round the pool was great, nice food! Stella was great (hotel owner) and the dog Figo is adorable!! The hotel couldnt be in a better location - far enough from the nightlife but literally 2 mins away from the main nightclubs - which are AMAZING! every night we went to either or, and they were both great clubs. we booked 1830 and thought we might get hassled a lot but our rep was there just enough, not too much. We booked on some of the stuff but some of it is a real rip off - even so, we are glad we did it because we had so much fun! You have to go to captains restaurant and see Theo - top guy! and wow bar for a purple passion! Watch out for the little kids selling glow bands, they will just poke it in ur face - you literally cant be polite because they wont leave you alone. Also, theres no deposit to pay... but a damage list on the door so do NOT break anyting because u WILL be charged. if you get on the right side of everyone its all good! I would DEFFO go back! had the most amazing holiday!!! If you r on 1830 --- do the silent disco/uv party - TOP NIGHTS!!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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3  Thank LancashireLaura88
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Reviewed April 30, 2011

Me and 3 other girls stayed at the Elga in July 2010 for a girlie holiday. We had never been away with Club 18-30 before and were very impressed it! We got picked up from the airport and got on a coach, which could have well easily been a private limo as it only took around 10 minutes to get the hotel which meant we could get on with our holiday straight away.

Our rep Dobbo introduced himself as soon as we arrived, helping us carry our bags up the narrow stairs - although there was a lift! We had our welcome meeting and got involved with all the trips which made our holiday as well as saving us quite a bit of money.
The hotel is a family run hotel and they are all very friendly, the rooms are of a high quality compared to other ones we have stayed at. The pool was always lively (thanks to our rep!), good food & range of drinks.

As I mentioned before the trips were amazing and Dobbo our rep looked after us really well making sure we had a good night every night, he made us feel like it was our night! It was one of my mates 21st birthdays at the end of the holiday and he even bought her a cake with 21 candles!

We're booked for Bulgaria this year for our 2nd Club 1830 holiday! Bring it on!
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  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
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Address: Kardamena 85302, Greece
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Location: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Kos > Kardamena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 39 Hotels in Kardamena
Price Range: $26 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Elga Apartments 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elga Hotel is a family run busines which is only few meters away from the beautiful town of kardamena were you will find tourist shops,tasty traditional taverns,bars,and many other things to do on your stay.The sea of Kardamena is only 400 meters away from the resort. The hotel offers a pool with a snak bar with varius food and deferent coctails and many other things. All Elga rooms are spacy with a huge balcony with montain and pool view,or city view to relax on your stay.All Elga rooms have private bathroom. The reception is 24 houers and the hotel bar is open also 24 houers.Do not forget asking for a MOJITO at the bar! Kos Airport is only 5 kilometers away from the resort and kos harbour is 25 kilometers away. ... more   less 
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