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“Class - everything you need, not glamorous but perfectly acceptable”
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Elga Apartments
Ranked #27 of 39 Hotels in Kardamena
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle
1 review
“Class - everything you need, not glamorous but perfectly acceptable”
Reviewed September 1, 2009

Don't be worried if you have booked this hotel, its not as scary as some of the reviews make out. Rooms are clean, things aren't broken, didn't see any insects apart from mossies but they're everywhere anyway. 24 hour bar is brilliant, all the staff are lovely. The apartments are so close to the bars, night clubs and restaurants you could crawl there. We only booked 18-30 because it was so cheap but didn't have to do any of their activities, we just did our own thing. Can't wait to go back next year, Elga is honestly fine if you don't expect luxury then you cannot complain.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2009

When I first booked to go to Kos I was very nervous about staying at the Elga after reading some of the awful reviews of it...but now that I'm home I'm convinced these people were from another planet!!
The Elga was one of the best hotels we'd ever stayed in!!! We didn't see a single cockroach, the beds were changed a couple of times a week, and to be honest how many people change their beds everyday at home anyway?!?! Ok, the shower didn't have a curtain, but it's Greece and it didnt make it any less un clean! The pool area was fantasic and Butch the Barman is awesome!!! He was easily one of the best bits about the place, along with Dimitris and Dave and the dog FIGO!!!!! Also, Marias cooking at the snack bar is amazing, especially the chicken burger, and its all very well priced.
The Elga is also very very close to the beach, clubs, pubs and restaurants so there is no need to get any form of transport whatsoever, although the Elga 24 hour bar is that good that sometimes we'd cut our night in the town short and go back there instead, usually heading to bed around 8am!!!

I cannot recommend this place enough, and for people who say its not suitable for older people or people with families then obviously not!!! its a club 18-30 resort people!!

If I can some up how good it is, I have already booked to go back on a late deal 4 weeks after returning home, and I'm already counting down the days, so there you go!

Elga we love you!!!!! :D

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
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scotland
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Reviewed July 5, 2009

Don't listen to any of the bad reviews from anywhere! We went in June 09, with a big group of friends and it was the best holiday ever! The hotel rooms were clean and had no complaints at all about them. The food was brilliant and the people who worked there are amazing and would do anything for you! There are always sunbeds, good music and atmosphere by the pool. The 24 hour bar was best thing ever! Elga is close to everything especially nightlife. Its a really safe place...we loved it so much we are booking to go back just 3 weeks after we came home!! Recommend to anyone!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
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middlesbrough
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Reviewed April 15, 2009

I stayed in the elga last year and i thought it was great. The rooms were very basic bt that was expected for how cheap we got it. We payed a 80 euro deposit and we got it straight bak after the stay. The pool was fantastic and the staff were very helpful and i 'm goin bak in june this year with a friend. Best holiday eva.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Manchester
1 review
Reviewed January 29, 2009

I stayed here for three months when i worked in kos last summer. the apartments are very basic but we didnt pay much to stay there so was happy enough!

the hotel is in the perfect location. just round the corner from starlight and seva the 24hr bar, and about a five minute walk to the main strip!

hotel pool is ok but we tended to use the one opposite at blue lagoon! or the seva pool which is probably the busiest!

full of young teenagers, so expect a noisy-ish hotel, but its not right on the strip so you can get a pretty decent nights sleep if needs be! has a 24 hour bar but it isnt that lively or busy! try seva after the clubs shut, mainly full of workers and a great atmosphere!

went to scala for breakfasts usually which were amazing. the ones at blue lagoon were alright but came about 60 seconds after you ordered which worried me a bit ha!! nemos is the best restaurant and the staff are awesome too!! yannis is also good food! oh and pepperonis seriously do the best pizza ever... try the special with philadephia crust!! theres an all you can eat cavery also, but its more expensive if you go on a sunday!!

starlight is the best club, especially the foam parties! downtown is also amazing if you like cheesy music!! on the tuesday, go to pure temptation, amazin atmosphere! bars on the strip are fab, u can get some really good offers from the PRs ... haggle lol! kings arms, chilli peppers, xpose and crossroads were my favourites! bands is also fab if you like indie music and when the music goes off at twelve they get the guitar out!! good fun!

for food after, it was always tasty corner!!

definitly go quad biking...but be careful! loads of accidents happen...we went up to kefalos and the views were amazing!

beach is too busy but theres loads of watersports to try! parasailing was pretty good and the crazy shark was fab!

all in all, amazing summer... kardamena is good for young singles but also perfect for couples at the start of the season and june!can be as lively or quiet as you want it to be, if you want a quieter holiday, go the bars on the sea front not the main strip!
some people thought it was annoying that the music goes off in the bars at midnight, so worth mentioning! but just make sure you're smashed by then and you won't even notice, or head straight to a club!

:)

Stayed July 2008
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manchester
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1 review
Reviewed August 4, 2008

This apartment ruined our holiday!! they charge you for anything and everything. I'm not saying you will defo get charged but there was 19 of us and all in all they charged us over 1,000 Euros. A broken bed which we fixed cost us 400 Euros and all it needed was a few screws. They charged us for a chair we never had. Spoons, plates, fire alarms were just some of the other items which we had to pay for no apparent reason. We said to the owner 'you can't do that', and her response was 'i can do what i want it's my apartment'. If you protest and don't pay you are basically going to get locked up, As for the rooms - our beds and towels were cleaned twice in a week. The shower was the worst thing i've ever seen in my life . I didn't believe all what was said about this apartment when i was reading it on here but they do rip you off! Please think before you book this apartment.

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  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with friends
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KOS
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 3, 2008

I work in Kardamena, kos and i do recomend this hotel for workers, young singles, dossers! its basic but does the job! somwhere 2 get ready for work, or going out, and sleeping in if u need 2! pretty simple. Im not complaining!

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  • Stayed August 2007, traveled on business
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Property: Elga Apartments
Address: Kardamena 85302, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Kos > Kardamena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 39 Hotels in Kardamena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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