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Sensimar Oceanis Beach & Spa Resort
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Psalidi
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Befordshire
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“Lovely, Relaxing, Replete”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

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.

Room Tip: A lot of the private pool rooms don't get the sun
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

ha ve just returned from the oceanis 3/10/13, very nice setting and on first impression looks impressive. I will list for you all my disappointing bits to this hotel, restraint staff cut backs mean most of the time you have to sit at a dirty table and wait for it to be made up,They are very short on crockery and drinking glasses, many times I had to wait for theses to be brought out or washed up at the bar. Once you have your table comes the worst bit, the food is poor it is only luke warm but whatch out for the plates they are very very hot the food is mainly pasta based with pork as its main meat, if you are on atwo week stay your second week menu is a copy of your first week.Once you have paid your 30 euros for the safe in your room this will be the first time that you will need your miners hat to see the the keypad to programme the safe, then you will see how dark your room is but this is the same all over the hotel. The poor lighting in this hotel is made even worse by the many trip hazards around the premises.But I must praise the staff they do have are very friendly and cannot do enough for you this hotel has been ruined by the cut backs they have made.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

What to say that already has not been said? This place is fantastic, from first arriving and being sent for lunch before checking in, to personally being shown to your room its the little things that make this place.Our room was high up facing the road which we were initially disappointed with however we soon realized that we had a bigger, shaded corner balcony and could still see the sea and the mountains, result. The food was excellent with choices for everyone including the embarrassing 'sausage & chips with tomato sauce' brigade. The local cuisine was very tasty and full of flavors, the wines were palatable and the beer decent. The entertainment was reasonable just a pity it would be finished by 1030-11:00 most nights but i suppose that is low key for you. The beach is pebbly (as are most Greek Isles) but is not a real problem if you wear flip flops etc, it was windy towards the end of our stay which did sand blast us a bit but apparently this is normal towards the end of season. Final word must be about the ever so friendly staff who would do anything to help or assist, even down to Christina the waitress trying to teach people Greek dancing!!

Room Tip: Go high up and not in Block one.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Hi travellers, yes the rumours are true...Firstly,The Oceanis is a fabulous hotel and an absolute must for couples who want a relaxing and memorable holiday. The location is spectacular and the views are stunning. Even when you eat in the al fresco part of the main dining room, you get to enjoy the sight of boats and windsurfers meandering past in the distance against a diamond blue sky and deep blue sea. The staff here are simply the best. Truly professional and even the gardeners give you a warm smile as they tend the lovely gardens. Antonis, the maitre de who everyone comments on is a remarkable guy. There must be at least six clones of him because he somehow manages to speak to you at breakfast, lunch and dinner. He even remembered what my wife was wearing the night before ! Also a special mention of Kristos, the head barman who has an engagingly confused demeanour but believe me he knows exactly what he's doing and mixes a wonderful Pimms. We had a junior suite with jacuzzi and sea view as we booked late and it was the only room left, but the standard doubles would suffice as the rooms are so nice. Incidentaly we travelled on 14th September for 11 nights which is a great time to go as the climate is perfect. Any earlier and it can be 40 degrees plus..phew !
As with all inclusives, the food, whilst of a good standard, does get a bit samey, so get yourselves into Kos which is a vibrant town, much bigger than we had expected, where there are some very good restaurants. Also check out the Yachts (mostly Russian owned I suspect). There was one in particular which must have been twice the size of my house! Must mention that the hotel has a 'no towels on sunbeds' policy which they strictly enforce. You simply don't have to anyway as there are plenty to go around at both pools. Well done Oceanis, it's a shame all hotels don't follow your excellent example. The entertainment is a tad limited but Dan Thomas on guitar (acoustic and electric with backing tracks) is excellent at lunchtimes and evenings. Of course the team drag you up to do the Zorba the Greek thing on the themed evening so don't sit too near the front, unless you want to be totally embarrased! Would we go back in the future....in a heartbeat, but the thought of Kos airport may make you think twice.
So, secondly, it's a fact that Kos airport is voted the worst in Europe and they thoroughly deserve this rather dubious acolade. On arrival you play 'hunt the suitcase' (our second suitcase arrived half and hour after the first) and on departure you play 'escape from Colditz'. Just prey that your flight is not delayed (ours wasn't) because if it is you'll know how a sardine feels.
Well done Thompson, this hotel is a jewel in your crown.

Room Tip: Get a sea view if you can, but the garden views are lovely too
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

There have been so many good reviews of the Oceanis and I can only confirm what the majority have said ! We have stayed at several great hotels both in Europe and the Carribbean and the Oceanis is up there with the best of them. Set in beautiful grounds the hotel is in 3 main blocks. There are so many nooks and crannies that you are always discovering new ways to get around. The hotel is very modern in its design and everywhere has a clean, fresh look about it. The staff are always flitting about cleaning ,gardening and tidying up .
ROOMS We have a wonderful seaview room with a jacuzzi. It was spotless and cleaned daily with fresh bath towels when required. The shower was the best we have ever experienced and both the bed and pillows were very comfortable. We had a lounge area as well and 2 sunbeds on the terrace plus the jacuzzi, which we used every day. Several people have said these rooms are overlooked but we were never aware of this when in the jacuzzi because of the shrubs etc which screened us off. In addition there is a blind you can bring down which hides you even further , but we never found the need to use this. The small room safe is available at a cost of 30 euros for 2 weeks and this is situated in the wardrobe .
TIP If you want a quiet room ask for one on an upper floor in block 3 , which are further from the main pool and evening entertainment.

FOOD
The main buffet restaurant has a wide variation of the usual choices both for breakfast and dinner, which were fine. I particularly liked the English sausages and bacon which were available some days.For lunch you can eat at the beach bar or the Taverna which is delightful and our favourite , again with a wide choice of buffet food.The cakes and puddings which are available at lunchtime and in the evening are to die for !Antonis , the Maitre'd is constantly checking that all is ok and finds time to chat to everyone during the meals. Do try his 'medicine' at the end of the evening meal , which is a glass of ouzo !All the restaurants are in a lovely setting which is fitting with the Couples concept. Not once did I feel that any favouritism was shown to certain guests for the best tables . Neither did I feel that smoking was any more of an issue than at any other hotel we have stayed at ! The Italian a la carte restaurant is available once a week for free and has fabulous views over to Turkey, however you do have to pay there for your wine.

TIP You can also get toasties or creppes at the coffee bar by the quiet pool. These are yummy and are made by Eleana , a lovely Greek girl who works so hard to keep things clean and tidy ! Men will not get into the main restaurant at night in shorts so beware . The plates are normally very hot , which makes a nice change ,so use a napkin !
BARS
The bars service is quite quick and the local drinks like gin etc are fine as are the house wines. We never found that anyone expected a tip although we often did if we felt it deserved it !
TIP. Ask for a bottle of wine at dinner , instead of a glass and if you have any left at the end of your meal you can take it to the bar area to finish !

ENTERTAINMENT .
If you have been to a Thomson Couples hotel before you will know the concept. This consists of an Events Coordinator ,Andi, who organises low key games etc at different times of day . You need to look at the notice board to find these and join in if you want to. In addition there are boules, mini golf, tennis etc if you want it. In the evenings there are a few acts plus a guitarist, Dan who is quite talented and plays many styles. TIP Bring your dancing shoes as one waitress often joins in to get folk up on the floor! If you fancy a romantic end to the evening go down to the Beach Bar and sit with a drink looking out to sea watching the moon and stars , wonderful!
STAFF
One of the things that makes this hotel so special is the staff . From Patty, the Manageress down to the chamber maids, everyone is so friendly and cannot do enough for you ! There are too many to name them all but Roland , our waiter , was always cheerful and looked after us during our stay.It is the staff that either make or break a hotel and in this case they are the 'icing on the cake ' ! TIP. Do go to the Managers Cocktail Party where you get the chance to meet the Management Team and put a 'face to a name'.
TRIPS . We didnt do any organised trips with Thomsons this time as we had been to Kos before. You can get a taxi into Kos town for about 10 euros . TIP The frequent bus into Kos town costs 1.50 euros each way although this can get crowded at peak times .


GENERAL Because there are so many areas to relax, with the main pool, quiet pool , beach and grass there are plenty of sunbeds to go round !
TIP Dont get up at dawn to save a sunbed as your belongings may be removed, if its before 10am and its unneccessary anyway !
The Wifi costs 15 euros for 24 hours usage , which should last 2 weeks . TIP. As is quite often the case abroad the Wifi can be a bit hit or miss so I found the best time to go on line was early in the morning on our terrace . There is also a rumour that the Wifi will be free next year in any case .
We stayed at the Oceanis with several friends we have met on previous holidays and we had a LOVELY time, so much so that we will be returning at the end of May, hopefully,next year. Anyone who is thinking of booking the Oceanis and has any questions , let me know and I will try to help.

Room Tip: If you have booked a seaview , ask for a room on the 3rd floor
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Wow! This was our first trip to Kos and we stayed at the Oceanis Beach & Spa Resort is Psalidi Kos.

The hotel is impressive and we had upgraded to a room with jaccuzi on the terrace and seaview. If you are looking for a treat this is a must but as a minimum you really need to ensure you guarantee a seaview room - what a view.

The hotel staff are brilliant, all friendly and helpful.

The food is varied with greek dishes available in addition to lots of other choices. The only minor criticism was that the food could have been hotter on one or two occasions.

Lots a drink choices and cocktails included.

The greek taverna is worth a lunchtime visit but a must is the a la carte Ippocampus Italian restaurant which you can visit once during your stay for free.

The two major nationalities there when we stayed were British and German but there were a few French, Polish and Russains there.

There are 2 pools, 4 bars and enough sunbeds to allow nearly 2 per person plus reserving them is not allowed and staff do remove towels from any reserved pre 10am.

We will be going back - best holiday in years!!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

After a difficult year we were both looklng for a relaxing holiday and we chose Oceanis. What an amazing place. From the minute we checked in we were impressed by the whole experience. The place was spotless the staff freindlly and the food fantastic., The location was ideal, just a short bus ride into Kos town or just to stay at the hotel and wander round the beautiful gardens and beach. Everything was well maintained and the staff could not do enough for you.We have just returned after a week in September and cannot stop talking about it. This is one place we will be coming back to without any second thoughts. Mr and Mrs Milburn Gateshead Tyne And Wear

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Property: Sensimar Oceanis Beach & Spa Resort
Address: Psalidi 85300, Greece (Formerly Oceanis Beach & Spa)
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Kos > Psalidi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Psalidi
#2 Spa Hotel in Psalidi
#2 Luxury Hotel in Psalidi
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Psalidi
#4 Family Hotel in Psalidi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sensimar Oceanis Beach & Spa Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 398
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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