My husband and myself have just come back from this hotel, we stayed in an apartment and self catered all week. The hotel lobby was very clean on arrival and the reception staff were there whenever you needed them for advice, we arrived at night and was just given directions in broken greek of how to get to our apartment block, the numbering system was non existent and we struggled to find where to go and if it hadnt have been for someone helping us who had been there before then I think we would still be looking. The pool area was very clean and safe, the pool itself was well looked after. We stayed in an apartment at the back looking up to the mountain, stunning. The hotel is located within walking distance to Kos Town if you dont have a bad back which we have to say is the best town we ever been for shops and the night atmosphere is magical and photogenic. Various places to eat near where the bus drops you off in Kos town are really good and the Amaryllis even gave us a gyros meal at night when it was only served at lunchtime nothing was too much trouble. I can also say I had the best fruit salad in one of these cafes for the cheap price of 3.50 euros. Bus fares are cheaper at the booth than on the bus themselves making a difference of between 10 and 30% but from this hotel to Kos Town it cost 3.40 euros for both of us, which we felt was a bargain. Another of our journeys by bus was to Therma, catch the bus up the road on the same side as the hotel. When the bus dropped us off we had a steep walk down an unadopted roadway, very dusty, arrived at the bottom and carried along the beach to the place signposted Therma, this was a total surprise to us as part of the seas edge was bubbling and very hot, I could not sit in it it was too hot for me, my husband managed it but only for a short while and I will say it was very stoney so protective shoes are needed here and for the rest of the beaches we went to in Kos. We went to every restaurant in Psalidi for a meal and was not disappointed by any. There is a cafe between the hotel and the jet oil garage, here is run by Michael and his family, who service an excellent english breakfast for the bargain price of 5 euros each, the best we had. Michael also made us filled baguettes to bring home on the plane and these were 3 euros each and more than beat the airport prices. The pool bar service is slow (he only has a small hotplate to cook on) but the food is good, but more expensive than Michaels next door. I had to visit the doctor next door to the hotel whilst there and be warned £60 is the minimum fee she charges plus if you need anything from the pharmacy there isnt one until nearly into Kos town. There is also no ATM machine in this hotel or surrounding area, only in Kos town and the hotel does not take credit cards or debit cards, we had travelex and had to go to Kos town to draw money out. There are no smoke alarms in the rooms which is frightening as people are allowed to smoke and cook nearby and if a fire did break out then you wouldnt stand a chance. The little drain in the bathroom did smell as the day went on and at night when the toilet was flushed. There is a little chapel on the site which calls in their flock on Saturday and Sunday and has a delightful chime to it. There are also cockerels who have no time scale whatsoever in the field surrounding the hotel, so be prepared to hear them anytime day or night. Cyclists are plentiful here as there is a facility opposite the hotel, but beware some are not fussy and will run into you rather than ring a bell, they can be a hazard and very annoying and the majority do not have lights on at night. The Thomson rep Dave very good and knows the island, however his scales arent correct and when we got to the airport our luggage was over so hence had to pay its 12 euros per kg. He gave a departure meeting which we thought was good as never had this before, he was very approachable. At this departure meeting I went to the reception and asked how long we could keep our room for, we were being picked up at 5.50pm on the day of departure, I was told we could have it until 5pm on that day, which was great for us. When it came to taking the keys back I was told we owed 25 euros for the use of the room, I had already been warned by a few friends we had made before I took back the keys and refused to pay, as they did also. No mention was made of paying anything when I asked. There was no information in writing about this in our room and there were no signs up to say this,
I informed Dave the rep who said that he would speak to the receptionist later.
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