A friendly, clean, good value family run hotel in Kokkari. Great location.We didn't use the pool as the beach was directly outside. My only complaint is that it was extremely hot & humid even in May.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
Felt depressed walking into the place! Booked by mistake, did not stay. No service and extra charges for basics. Punching above its weight. A large facility needs to be brought into the 21st century and modernised, that mirror in foyer is awful!
I happened to be in Kokkari during a taxi strike. I would have missed both one conference day and possibly my return flight, if it wouldn't be for the hotel owner. He offered himself to take me to these places without even charging.
Overall, it was a very pleasent stay in the hotel!
This hotel is located almost at the end of main road of Kokkari beach. Disadvantage is the long walks to center, but advantage again is more quiet beach and less traffic. Hotel has own small beach right accross the street with lunch restaurant. Beach chairs are free, if certain amount of money is spent at their beach restaurant, which was not a problem with their great chicken-avocado salads :P
Pool was ok, altough we used it only just before going to sleep, to cool down. breakfast is basic, but with suprisingly large selection for basic hotel. Rooms are very simple and TV and Aircon costs extra. Didn't miss either. Evenings goes nicely at restaurants at Kokkari center at the sea, and aircon is not needed when balcony door is open for the night, which allowes sea wind to blow through the room.
We had very nice holiday in Kokkari, exept the hotel, which was not good at all. When we arrived into the hotel the staff said that our room is not redy yet, but after couple of minutes they changed theis mind and gave us two choises. The first one was beach house, which stank a little moldy and the other one was inside the hotel room number 220. We decided to stay inside the hotel.
Inside the room there was two single beds and the hotel stuff said that they don't have double beds in any room. We doubt that because the cleaner of the hotel changed double bed sheets into our beds which were pushed together. Mattresses were horrible, worn out and hard. You can feel everyone of the springd thru the mattress.
We bought air conditioning with our room, which we had to pay extra. That would have been okay if the aircon had worked properly. However we had some problems with that too. The outside unit of air conditioning was sitting on the balcony floor at the other end of the balcony there was hole in the wall where condensed water should flow. That caused our balcony floor to be wet the whole time. I tried to solve this problem by putting the hose where condensed water should flow into a bottle, so that I could empty the bottle every now and the and have a dry balcony floor. While I was putting the hose int the bottle I noticed that there was wasps everywhere and they were coming from the wasps nest which was behind the AC outside unit. At this stage I decided to tell about this to the hotel stuff. While we were in the village they took care of the nest and had also put the hose into the bottle. The way they put the hose into bottle had caused the blocking of the water low which caused the condensed water drip dow from the inside unit of AC and wet our luggage.
Breakfast of the hotel was was very simple. Only buns, eggs, yoghurt, cereals and coffee. It was not worth hundreds of euros extra that we had to pay compared to hotels which did not have breakfast.
I would like to go into kokkari again, but definetly not into Kokkari beach hotel.
We arrived here when the weather was very hot. The hotel itself is very nice with tiled floors and very clean. No problems with bathrooms. Twin beds (singles pushed together). Good pool and sunloungers and tables and chairs on the terrace on each floor. Breakfasts totally adequate and staff friendly.
However this was the only hotel to have all the mod cons in the room, refridgerator, air con, tv, safe etc and expect an extra charge for each amentity. 8 euros per night to have the air conditioner. I felt it was extremely mean spirited. There was virtually no tourist information in English (plenty in German) and no maps.
I was given to understand that the owner had recently passed away and the new owner plans air conditioning throughout the hotel and is going to revise the room rates downwards. A good idea. The reception staff were very friendly and very aware of the shortcomings on payment of extras. I gather there will be changes and if they are implimented this will be a great place to stay, the potential is there.
Beach was stony but there was a great beach at the end of the road.(also stoney but with atmosphere)
The Mythos Restaurant down the road was a fantastic classy restaurant with very friendly staff, excellent prices and so good we went there twice, try the stuffed calamari!
The Hotel let us down quite badly in terms of comfort and as a result Samos was not one of our favourite islands (Patmos had that honour) We had no insect problems and the northerly blew constantly. I cannot imagine how hot this hotel would be without that wind!