We have just returned from a Thomas Cook holiday to this hotel. We are a family of 2 adults and two boys age 5 and 7. We sadkly were affected by the air traffic control strikes and so our holiday was delayed by about 4 hours. However reception were waiting for us and Harry (High 5!) greeted us warmly and took us for a tour on the golf buggy around the hotel fianlyl taking us to our room and loading up our bags. Our boys obviously loved the golf buggy. Our room was in the old part of the complex as we booked self catering. The room was clean and very well kept. The mattress was a little hard however for us oldies. Our grumbles are that the kitchen has only a double hob, no oven and cheap supermarkets are not close by. However the on site shop has the basics and the cheaper Maria's supermarket next door is OK. Eat the fruit on the day as it ripens so quickly. We ate at the hotel restaurant each evening and it is probably cheaper to book self catering then upgrade to half board or pay by meal , when you arrive at the hotel rather than book through the tour operator. As a small hotel, the food is fabulous, fresh and varied. There is enough pasta and chips to please children and a wide selection of fruit as well. Children under 5 go free and under 12 are half price in the food hall. The pool bar milkshakes are lovely, and beer is served in iced tankerds. Beach towels are provided and changed mid week, housekeeping clean your room as you request ( there is a sign for the door). The mini club was run by an English girl Amy and she was brilliant with the kids, the club is free and she does facepainting and a mini disco every evening. What is lacking is a children's dry playground but the pools are clean and plentiful, you enver have to fight for a sun lounger and there are plentiful umbrellas. The hotel caters more for the dutch and germans but more english are staying and they may offer an all inclusive aspect next year. The TV stations are limited for the British but there is BBC World and the kids didn't mind the german cartoon channel. The staff are amazing, friendly and professional. There is a football pitch and basketball, ping pong and the animation team organise matches , darts and quizes. The reception staff are always helpful and if you have any problem (our BBC World went down) it is resolved very quickly. You can hire bikes, morot buggies and quads at the hotel. Our rep was very good but I think you can get better value from organising your own itinery and don't go to paradise beach it's a sun trap and not good value for money, the facilities are poor and basically you are paying for a bus ride. Lambi is not much more than a B road into Kos Town, the green bus No 2 takes you from outside the hotel to the harbourside for a euro per adult. Book a boat trip on the santa maria for the day, and walk up the rambling back streets to find cheaper goods and better restaurants than on the quay. There is a wonderful pastry hop which you will see about 50m from the harbour on the Lambi strip (the road the bus goes down towards the dolphin fountain roundabout). You must try the sausage rolls here and the ice cream . Find the blue train stop at the rear of the agora ruins/knights castle and pay 5 euros per adult for a train ride up the hills to the askelepion ruins, lovely views and was free entry on the day we went. Honestly this is a great hotel, it is only let down by the poor investment in the local airport and in our case our tour operator. If you are going for a beach holiday take a bus or motorscooter to Tingaki, the beaches are pebble outside the hotel but the water is clear. In Kos the beaches are like one of the Costas. The hotel itself is fantastic. We loved it.
Some people have complained about their room location but even if you book through a tour operator the receptionist said you can email the hotel direct and request the room you want (within your price bracket of course) so if you are allocated one you don't like, call them up and get it changed.
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