We had a great time in Tigaki and found the hotel to be very nice; great value, clean (but not immaculate) and generally well presented with very pleasant helpful staff. We were on our (budget) honeymoon; we knew that the food at the hotel wouldn't be great and we were planning to eat out, at least some of the time.
However, the food totally failed to live up to even our modest expectations. It really is horrible and we found the only palettable options were boiled egg for breakfast and chip butties for lunch. Then go out for dinner! If you're hungry outside of the stipulated mealtimes then you're out of luck. The selection of drinks is VERY limited - lager, red wine (undrinkable), white wine (apparently ok but neither of us drink it), Ouzo (enough said) and very nasty local brandy. And the promised swim-up pool-side bar was not open.
The hotel have obviously been trying to save money and the grounds were poorly kept, with weeds everywhere and totally overgrown benches, etc. The outside lighting was only half populated with bulbs and the food was awful. Did I already mention that?
The only other thing to be aware of is the incredible number of mosquitos. Not the hotel's fault, obviously, but they really should provide screens for the doors/windows and they don't. The only option is to keep everything closed to keep them out - not great news when it's very hot!
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- Also Known As:
- Ilios Hotel Tigaki
- Ilios Hotel Kos/Tigaki, Greece