After reading many reviews we booked a 2 week holiday to the Oceanis for my 50th birthday. As this was during the school holiday’s we decided to try a couple’s hotel. We were a bit apprehensive as to the age range at a couples but were pleasantly surprised at the amount of younger people.
We booked a standard room and were pleased with our room. I do think we were lucky as some rooms were over looked. We had a garden view and as it was at the end of the building, it was quiet. We arrived late but were taken to the restaurant straight away for a light snack which was lovely. Our only gripe was that although the bar was still open, we had to pay for drinks after midnight. We feel that all inclusive should mean all inclusive. We did get a drink in the restaurant but would’ve liked to be able to sit in the bar for one more before going to our room. Our bags were taken to our room and check in was very quick and easy. The room was nice. Bed very comfy. A couple of things in the room could be improved – although the safe is great to have, we feel that the cost of 30 euros for 2 weeks is a bit steep. We have stayed in many AI hotels where this is free of charge. There are no drawers in the standard rooms – just on in each of the bedside tables. We did manage but there is room for them to put more in. The glass door in the bathroom caused us a few laughs. We had read about this in reviews but didn’t really get what people meant. It is a pointless door. It gets in the way of the double sink and is really not needed. Maybe they could rehang them on the opening of the bathroom for a bit more privacy. It was lovely to get a large bottle of water in the room every day rather than having to go to the bar to get some. The cleaning staff were very good. Every day we had a towel sculpture, so this doesn’t just happen in the suites etc. The towels could be softer but when you think how many they have to wash every day, its acceptable. A lot of the pool rooms were in the shade most of the day so we were glad we didn’t upgrade as we wouldn’t have used the pool.
The beach is poor, we watched it slowly getting washed away while we were there. They had try to bank it up with sandbags but this wasn’t working. Not the hotels fault though. We are beach people but this didn’t put us off. We knew it was a stony beach and we bought some beach shoes to wear in the sea. There is a bit of a rush to get beds on the beach and although the hotel has a ‘no towels before 10am’ rule, this didn’t seem to apply on the beach. We didn’t use the pool but it did look very busy quite early in the day. The quiet pool was busy too although we only went there for a late breakfast one morning.
The beach bar was really good for a quick lunch. Bit samey but suited us. The main restaurant was good. Antonis was great. Always polite and willing to chat. We always had house wine which was ok. You get used to it after the first mouthful. The food was good and always a great selection. We liked to eat outside and although it was busy, it was never a problem. Our only gripe is the dress code for men. It states men have to wear long trousers, which we don’t have a problem with but what some men consider to be long trousers is a bit varied. One evening we saw a man in jogging bottoms!!! Many men wore jeans that had seen better days. The ladies dress code doesn’t exist. Many girls were wearing very short shorts, beach wear etc. I’m not snob or prude but feel a dress code which is a bit more appropriate for both sexes should be implemented.
The bar staff are amazing. Pauel remembered our drinks after only a few days and we didn’t even need to ask for a refill. They just appeared. The beer is a bit gassy and the spirits can be strong. No measures here!!The entertainment was low key but we enjoyed it. You can get away from it if you want to, watch from a distance or be involved completely. We were there for 2 weeks so saw some repeats. Maybe a few different acts in peak season.
We ate at the al a carte for my birthday. My husband had told them it was my birthday and thye made it so special. Candles, crystals on the table spelling out happy birthday, a cake and absolutely fantastic service making me feel very special indeed. On returning to our room, the staff had put rose petals on the bed spelling out happy birthday Linda, and balloons. My husband had also arranged for a bouquet of flowers and they were put in a vase. Amazing service from Katie the Thomson girl and housekeeping. Will be going back to celebrate our anniversary next year.
We wanted to change some money at reception but were told they no longer do that. This caused us a few problems towards the end of the holiday as we had taken both euros and £’s so ran out on the last day so couldn’t leave any gratuities which was upsetting.
Will definitely be going back. We have just stayed in a AI hotel in Cyprus with a higher T rating and The Oceanis was more superior and offered so much more.
One word of advice, if you are like me and have a dreadful sense of direction , you may get lost. It’s a maze of corridors, stairs, etc. I don’t think I went the same way back to our room once.
- 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