We booked a last minute deal. It wasn't our first choice hotel and we were a little apprehensive. We arrived during the night and was greeted by the Owner, who despite the time, was cheery and really helpful. He carried our cases and showed us to our room.
The room was at the back of the hotel and we had a view of the hills. There was a balcony with double doors to the bedroom - a medium size with plenty of wardrobe space, a dressing table and two beds. The bathroom, again was of a medium size with a shower. The rooms were immaculate and although basic (as in Greece) was comfortable. You can pay extra for a safe in reception and also air conditioning.
Breakfast served until 10.00am consisted of tea, coffee, juice, bread, butter and jam. If continental is not your thing, lots of restaurants serving english breakfast in the town.
The whole hotel is amazingly clean along with the good size pool. We went the middle of September and it was very quiet. There was only ever half a dozen people at most by the pool, so most days we were the only ones in the pool. There is a snack bar which does greek salads, club sandwiches, omlettes, etc. It also serves alcohol.
The hotel is about a 3 minute walk to the town and beach. Everything was open, but there didn't seem to be many people around. Lots of restaurants and bars. Our favourite bar was Sebastian and our favourite restaurant was the Rainbow. We had a lovely lunch at Sebastians 2 which overlooked the harbour.
Kefalos is a beautiful little town with plenty for a week's stay. The beach is long and had lots of sun beds. The sea got deep very quickly so be careful with children.
We had intentions to hire a car and tour the island, but it was so relaxing that we spent most of the time on the beach, by the pool or simply walking along the harbour taking in the scenery. We took the bus (4 euros) to Kos Town which is good for gift shopping. Again lots of bars and restuarants. Also lots of history in the form of ruins.
Fabulous Olympic rep Suzanne. We went to her quiz/Greek night at the Mayflower and had a brilliant night - well worth it. We also went on the Zia/Greek night trip - again fab. It was the only two nights that we had traditional Greek foods (lots for veggies) as most restaurants served everything with chips! Zia is a beautiful little village in the hills - great to watch the sunset and lots of little shops selling local produce.
A wonderful relaxing holiday!
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