Quite honestly, having read some of the previous reviews, I'm not sure that we were in the same hotel. We have nothing but good things to say about our week's stay.
Yes, the pool is chilly, but it IS the end of October - what do people expect? Despite this, lots of people swam while we were there - even first thing in the morning.
Yes, the drinks are expensive, but no more so than can be expected in any good hotel anywhere in the world.
We arrived late on 17th October expecting to have missed dinner, but a very nice plated meal was waiting for us in our room. We were travel weary and rang for a bottle of wine to have with our meal. It arrived within 3 minutes!!
The room (509) was cosy, spotless, good sized with coffee table, chair and sofa and a large very comfortable bed (great thick soft mattress cover!). The large kettle and tea bags were very much appreciated - if you prefer coffee take a little jar or buy sachets of Nescafe (20cents each) as we did in the little supermarket along the road. There was an empty fridge (except for a complimentary large bottle of water) to keep our drinks chilled during our stay.
Bedding and towels were changed every day and the lovely toileteries were stocked up daily. There were 2 bathrobes each.
The food was good, in our opinion, and we feel we know food - a nutritionist and a food technologist. Yes, there was a slight sameness, but this was due to the very large choice and the fact that it was buffet. You do not need to put a bit of everything on your plate at every meal otherwise you will be eating the same food!! There was always a very good selection of salads, meat dishes, fantastic fish dishes, cheeses as well as roasts and grills. The special Sunday night meal was absolutely fantastic and the Greek night was pretty good too. The desserts were the best I've eaten in any part of Greece or the Greek islands.
We were full board and the lunch was a bit limited, but quite frankly after the enormous breakfast where there was just about anything you could wish for, we needed little or nothing.
I suppose our only quibble was the quality of breakfast orange juice but the quality ot the fresh oranges more than made up for that.
All the staff were delightful - nothing was too much trouble. They seemed to have an ability to remember our room number, how we liked our coffee and our usual drinks.
We had a very late flight home and we were very grateful for the use of our room until we left. This was 20 euros but well worth it and it included dinner! - it added another day to our holiday, but of course the hotel was not full at this time of year. I guess it would be impossible in high season.
The whole hotel is spotless and white and gold so it gives a very light airy clean feeling.
Please do not be put off by negative reviewing. JUST GO. It's a lovely modern hotel with delightful people working there - you will have a splendid holiday - provided you want a beautifully quiet time, exquisit views and in lovely surroundings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boasting a beachfront location in Lambi, Diamond Deluxe is a 5-star hotel offering rooms with PC and free wired Internet. It includes a spa centre and a 2,000-m² pool complex.Diamond Deluxe Hotel rooms are luxuriously decorated in shades of white with golden details and hardwood floors. They are equipped with air conditioning, LCD satellite TV and DVD player, and feature hydromassage facilities. Their balconies or verandas boast spectacular views of the sea or the pools.The Mazarin Spa includes 5 state-of-the-art treatment rooms and an indoor heated pool with water jets. Natural ingredients are used in all therapies following the holistic philosophy of the spa.Emerald Restaurant serves a rich breakfast buffet overlooking the pools and the gardens, while the Peruzzi mediterranean offers local seafood with a modern twist. Hotel Diamond Deluxe also has three bars, at the lobby, the pool and the beach, serving drinks and exotic cocktails in elegant settings.Diamond Deluxe Hotel is within 3 km from the town of Kos. The airport is 24 km away. Free private parking is available on site. ... more less
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- Diamond Deluxe Hotel & SPA - Adults Only Kos, Greece