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“Not bad, but I wouldn't go back.”
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Denise Apartments
Ranked #1 of 15 Kos Town B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 8, 2012

We stayed at the Denise Apartments some time ago now, so please do consider that before reading this review.

The apartments were clean and tidy, and had two single beds rather than a double - something you tend to come to expect on European holidays. The manageress Maria was absolutely lovely, and was incredibly helpful whenever we needed it - Niko not so much, but perhaps that was a matter of taste.

This is an absolutely perfect example of a family run hotel. The family basically live in the hotel, with family members working in the bar, or drinking in it, most of the time.

The apartments are a bit of a walk into Kos Town, perhaps 20 minutes, but you can hire bikes which make things quicker. As with most hotels like this, you do tend to get caught on extra costs. You have to pay extra for air conditioning, to loan bikes, to keep your room on for an extra few hours if you have an odd transfer time. This isn't all too big a problem, but you should be aware.

We enjoyed our stay here, but wouldn't go back again. Nikos' slightly laddish behaviour made us slightly uncomfortable but it really depends on taste. We thought he was a bit obnoxious, and a bit over the top for a manager, others would probably think he was a great bloke who made their holiday very enjoyable.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

As this was a last minute cheap and cheerful holiday, we kept our expectations realistic! I was a little concerned about Strategic Airlines but all my fears vanished-the plane was as comfy as can be expected,(even got extra leg room for free on the way back!!)We had chosen these apartments based on the amazing reviews!!We pulled in at about 3.am ish and shown our studio-this was the moment i was going to cry!!We were in a studio that was sunken and the view consisted of a brick wall-unlike the picture i had in my head of a terrace with a view! The studio was spotlessly clean, however, i'm not convinced 1 toilet roll is sufficient for a week!!It was basic, as I expected with a sort of’ working shower’ and a kitchen that you couldn’t/wouldn’t cook in-but that was fine as we ate out every night in kos town! As we were quite close to the bar we found the noise incessant until the early hours-of course everybody should have a good time on holiday-perhaps just a little quieter!! The pool area was lovely and well maintained with a sun lounger always available. We hired bikes and later on a moped (whilst you can hire bikes on site we shopped around and got better bikes at a better price!)We fell in love with Kos town with its tiny streets, marina, open squares and a mix of different languages...a beautiful island worth exploring !So, yes, we had a lovely holiday, amazing price for the school holidays, apartments were fine for our needs, I suspect if we'd spent more time (and money in the bar and restaurant) at the hotel we could have appreciated the ‘family atmosphere’ which seems reserved for the return visitors -but we wanted to explore the island not just sit round the pool drinking beer and listening to kids screaming in the pool!!!

Room Tip: Don't get one of the bottom rooms which are sunk into the ground with a view of a brick wall!
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank m m
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

We are repeaters at Denise every year .i was here at the same time as Pm12345!!!
Nothing they say is true , his kids were left to there own devices , broke all the toys what they have for other children , dint pay the bill for air co , tbh other guests could not wait for them to leave ..they left the room in such a mess when they left !!!

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

I booked this holiday to Denise Apartments at the last minute. I had never been to greece before so didn't know what it was going to be like. Well I can say we had a wonderful holiday at Denise. Nikos and Effie the owners treat all the guests like one of the family. Everyone is so friendly and many people return year after year. The pool area and bar/restaurant are just the right size and everyone gets to know each other. There was no sun bed rush in the mornings as every one was chilled out and you could arrive at the pool any time and be sure there would be sunbeds available.

Katerina was the main cook and many times she made special Greek dishes for us to try and even made sure that if we asked for anything she didn't have she would go and get it for us.

I really enjoyed my holiday at Denise and just can't wait until 2013 so I can go again!

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Room Tip: All the rooms are good some have a pool view and others a garden view which are lovely also. As it i...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

Hello fellow travellers! I wanted to write about the fantastic holiday my partner Carl and I just had through Olympic Holidays. The flights: Strategic airline ( on time and free upgrade for extra leg room and great take off and landing both times). The transfer on arrival and departure- excellent coach driver. The fantastic rep Luke( approachable, knowledgeable and always available) The lovely clean apartment, wonderful cleaning lady ( who was so lovely). Fantastic hosts Effie and Nikos. What a beautiful place we were bowled over. We enjoyed our holiday so much and will be going back again. The food cooked by a wonderful cook was always good and priced reasonably. Water was available via the apartments at £3.50 Euros for 6 litres and the pool was so relaxing and clean. Nothing was too much bother. We hired a car via Luke and got to see the island which is so welcoming and beautiful. The beaches are lovely too and the weather - well I have long hair and mine was dry sitting on our terrace in ten minutes! Go to this gem of a place - you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: If you don't like noise ask for a rear apartment room - didn't bother us but if you need it...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

This was the most amazing place to stay from start to finish, the apartments are basic but spotlessly clean, cleaners in 6 days a week, the facilities were great. Now for the best bits of our holiday the owners and staff, I can't praise them enough such lovely friendly people and nothing was too much bother for them, Nicos and effy and family are fabulous, the gardens are amazing Ali is fantastic and works so hard, all of the staff do. The swimming pool to me was magical and my daily swim was one of the highlights of the holiday for me. Kos itself was a beautiful place, a nice walking into Kos town with lots of lovely shops and beaches, i love Greece as a holiday destination but so far this has been the best one yet. We hope that we will be returning to Kos in the future and would only want to stay at the denise apartments, I can recommend the Denise apartments highly enough fabulous.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank molliewhite
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

We just back from a week at Denise appartments in Kos, and had a great time, the appartment we stayed in (number32) was brilliant, very very clean with lots of space, a great private terrace overlooking the large clean pool, and great bar/snack bar. The family owners Nikos and his mum, wife and kids were great, and the cleaner that came in each day to change towels, make beds and mop floors was a nice and lovely woman, The area the apartments are is nice and quiet, with some nice beaches a few minutes walk away, all charging 5 euro's for 2 beds, parasol and 2 free bottles of water, all beaches we found clean and well run, Kos town itself is a genuine 45 minutes slow walk away, but a nice walk passing the beaches, some nice restraunts and the harbour. also there are 3 or 4 small supermarkets close to Denise appts for all your needs... Kos town is a brilliant place for all age groups, many many bars and restraunts, beaches and water sports.. aswell as loads of giftshops etc, the whole island of Kos has some stunning scenery and culture, this was our first holiday in Kos but not first in Greece, The greek people are so nice and welcoming, there are some great excursions too, the waterpark is a must, a full day spent there with lots of slides, pools and wave pool.. all in all a fantastic place to visit, and the Denise is a brilliant place to stay..

Room Tip: we found the block we stayed in (room 32) seemed the best, with private terrace overlooking the pool...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: off Georgiou Papandreou Street, Kos Town, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Kos > Kos Town
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Ranked #1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Kos Town
Number of rooms: 12
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