We have just returned from a week at this hotel, on a Thomson half board holiday. The hotel in general is excellent. The staff are efficient and friendly. I would make special mention of the barman at the bar next to the dining area, who produces some wonderful cocktails. The rooms are the top end of what you could expect on a package holiday. The food is good and quite varied from day to day.
The hotel is in a good position, just about 3 km from Kos town. You can walk it in about half an hour. Or you could hire a bike from the bike hire place just outside the hotel (6 euros a day), or get the bus which in theory goes every 15 minutes (1.10 euros each way if you buy your ticket in advance from the booth, 1.20 if you pay on the bus). If you cycle, there is a dedicated cycle track all the way to the town, separated from the traffic and flat all the way.
A couple of little niggles about the hotel. I really do expect to get free Wifi in a hotel these days; hotels which do not provide it (like this one) are becoming the exception. I also expect to get a free in-room safe, which this does not provide. You can hire a safe behind reception which is not very convenient for putting stuff in and taking it out; and if costs 16 euros for the week.
Overall though, a very enjoyable experience. If I went to Kos again I would definitely stay there; and would recommend it to others.
- 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
- Hotel Platanista Kos/Psalidi