We have just returned from this hotel, 6 were in our party age ranges from 30 to sprightly 81's, - a family holiday. First point to note, there are lots of marble steps in this hotel, when entering the hotel, going down to breakfast/dinner, down from the reception area to get to the pool and even more steps to get down to the pools themselves. Our two 80 year olds managed, just. Everywhere is immaculately clean. The maids work very, very hard. Sheets and towels changed every single day and rooms cleaned. There are no tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms which I found odd and could have done with. There is a mini bar full off miniatures, coke, water, Fanta, nuts etc. If you buy bottled water alas there is nowhere to keep it cool as you get a telling off from reception if you put it in the mini bar as it is checked and restocked every day. Ladies, not many coat hangers. We had 9 between us in our room so everything was doubled up or laid over the back of the chairs etc. Gentlemen, you MUST wear long trousers to dinner. Alcoholic drinks are quite pricey and so is the coke and water. The restaurant staff are very attentive and excellent service. Food is good and there is a special every night. Waffles and Crepes for breakfast, the usual English. Bread and rolls are lovely every day. Plenty of salad choices. Roast lamb, roast pork, hog roast, turkey, beef, fresh salmon, vegetables are usually green beans, peas, sprouts, cauliflower. Could do with being a little hotter but hey ho, lots going on. Usual ice creams and cake selections even some Gluten free! Lots of Germans, more than Brits. The doors in Germany must be made from cast iron because they really do hammer on them! Beds by the pool should not be reserved by the placing of towels but as you go to breakfast towels are laid on all the empty sun beds. If you don't get to the pool in good time all the beds are gone. There are two pools both fresh water and a small Jacuzzi in the smaller pool by the swim up cocktail bar. The staff here work very hard, they serve at breakfast, then go on to either a snack bar or cocktail bar, they then appear at dinner. We were walking back to the hotel after 11 p.m and the waiter from breakfast 7.30a.m. onwards was just leaving! The evening entertainment starts with a kiddies disco and we went out so not sure what was going on thereafter. They do come round and ask if you want to join in water polo, aerobics, mini golf etc - a polite no thank you, not today and they wish you a good day and move on. There are a couple of tavernas at the end of the drive, Michael's to your left as you leave the hotel drive is a nice spot. He is ever smiling and brings crisps, nuts and mama's homemade cake. Nice family. Bikes, scooters, cars etc can be hired from the driveway to the hotel. There are bus stops on the end of the driveway into Kos town but they are packed by the time they get to Platanista. Not a long journey though. Good old walk into Kos town along the sea front, would take about 40-45 minutes. Mythos is about Euros 4. Cocktails about Euros 5. In Kos town you can get Mythos for about Euros 3 on the sea front. They will charge you Euros 49 if you want to book your room on the last day after 12 noon but this is only from 12 noon to 6p.m. Ask to use the hotel complimentary showers if your flight is a late one, pick up a towel from Reception. Showers are on lower ground. On the whole we all enjoyed our stay here and would we return again? Yes and would I recommend this hotel to family and friends, yes, most definitely. My mother had her 81st birthday, we never mentioned it and the staff arrived at dinner with a lovely chilled bottle of champagne and they made a fuss of her, which was lovely. They make a note from your reservation of a birthday, they did the same for a few other guests as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Designed to recreate the look of a castle, the family-run Platanista consistently wins awards for its high standards, excellent value for money & caring staff. This impressive hotel is in a quiet position only 200m from the beach, 2km from Kos town, & 1km from the marina. A simple, yet aesthetic, environment worked out to accommodate the visitors who would want to experience something exceptional from the ordinary. A thousand and one nights in Greece... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Platanista Hotel Psalidi
- Platanista Hotel Kos/Psalidi