We had booked a seaview room for 2 weeks in September and requested a high floor, which we got. It was on the top (fifth) floor of block 3, and had fantastic views across to Turkey from its very large balcony. The hotel was built in 1985, but totally refurbished in 2011 in a modern, contemporary style, so everything seemed brand-new. It comprises three main blocks, with Reception and main restaurants in one, rooms and gym/spa & a la carte restaurant in two and rooms only in three. There is a wide variety of rooms and suites, in each block, many with their own pools.
Our room was a good size, with King-sized bed, fridge (complimentary water replaced every day), flat-screen TV, remote-controlled aircon, tea/coffee-making and plenty of wardrobe space. My wife said not much drawer space. The bathroom was quirky-modern, with no door, twin basins,shower, and only a glass door on the WC - embarassing, even after 30 years' marriage!
Breakfast and dinner are taken in the main Yacht Club Restaurant and are buffet. Drinks are brought to your table. Buffets were plentiful, varied and good quality with international dishes and theme nights of Greek and Asian. Breakfast buffets had the greatest choice I have ever seen, but, paradoxically, English bacon was only on occasionally, otherwise being bacon grill or a substitute normally only seen in Muslim countries. Obviously here not due to any objection to pork, which appeared in various guises at every meal and was definitely the predominant meat, beef being rarely seen and lamb only occasionally. There were always fish and pasta dishes and show cooking, which often provided the best meal. Extensive salad choices were always available.
Lunch was served in the Meltemi Taverna, beneath the Yacht Club, and was primarily alfresco, with a small area of "typical" Greek taverna under the Cypress trees - we always headed for this. Food choice was similar to evenings, and you help yourself to drinks.
The Lobby bar was popular pre-dinner, and had a pianist a couple of nights a week, but we preferred to sit outside in the pool bar area. There was some modest entertainment every night, from resident accoustic to guest fire eaters and Greek dancers, usually at the pool bar.
All guests are all-inclusive, but no wrist bands or signing for drinks etc - in fact no formalities of any sort - we joked that you could wander in off the street and eat, drink etc for a week without ever being challenged. The large grounds provided every kind of lounging experience you could want, from pools to beach to grass, in sun or shade, and there were plenty of sunbeds. Watersports were available at a charge. The beach itself is a bit disappointing, with steeply-sloping shingle and submerged rocks (you definitely need footwear) I much prefer sea swimming, but only did it once, as it was so difficult (and painful!) getting out. However, two good-sized pools provided frequent dips to cool-off.
As a stand-alone hotel, you couldn't better its location, with lovely grounds and beautiful views, but it's a good walk ouside Psalidi, and there's nothing there anyway. However, there is a frequent local bus service into Kos town, which is a lovely place. We did two Thomson day trips - one around the island was interesting and informative. Our other, a day trip across to Turkey, was marred by rough seas (both ways) and poor organisation.
In summary, we would confidently recommend the Oceanis to anyone who appreciates quality and tranquillity on holiday - the place is lovely and the staff brilliant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oceanis Beach & Spa is a four and a half -star “Couples - Adults Only" All inclusive holiday destination with Spa and focused on couples holidays. Ideally located on the outskirts of the quaint and graphic Psalidi area, the Hotel is designed to satisfy the highest quality demands of its guests, providing all comforts for a pleasant and unforgettable stay.At the Oceanis Beach & Spa comfort, luxury and style are celebrated each and every day. There is a world full of sun, sea and pleasure. There is a hotel where hospitality is an art…Concealed on a stunning 70-acre in Southwest of Kos Island, and just a breath away from the lively Kos town, our guests enjoy fabulous blue Aegean views and the ultimate resort experience. The Hotel offers: 382 double rooms, Suites and Junior Suites, 2 swimming pools, Spa, Gym, 3 Restaurants, 3 Bars, mini market & souvenir shop, surfer's shop, internet access (additional charge), sports animators, aerobics, live music, night shows, Greek evenings, car rental, complimentary lounge chairs and sun umbrellas by the pool and beach, complimentary pool towels, terrace solarium, private beach, and picturesque church for weddings. The hotel also provides two tennis courts, mini golf and beach volley. This All inclusive holiday destination combines Kos’ charms, unique hospitality and renowned levels of personalized service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oceanis Beach Hotel Psalidi
- Oceanis Beach And Spa Resort
- Hotel Oceanis Beach
- Sensimar Oceanis Beach & Spa Resort Kos/Psalidi