Aegean View Aqua Resort

Paradisi, Psalidi 85300 Greece
4 star hotel

Reviews summary

4
Good
( 622 reviews)
Brilliant
237
Good
208
Average
88
Poor
52
Awful
37
  • 1.5 room
  • 1.5 pool
  • 1 beach
  • 1 service
  • 1 value
  • 2.5 food
  • 1.5 cleanliness
  • 1.5 location
 

21 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

Our Worst Greek Island Holiday Ever

1
Awful
by
Reviewed Tue 3rd of September 2013

"Greek Islands have been our favorite destination since having children (8&2). We have been to different Greek Islands with our family. Never before, did we feel we had to write a review and share our frustrating holiday experience with other families.
At first, we would like to start by thanking all the staff who deserve to be mentioned. in our view, it is because of these good people that this hotel, despite its extremely poor management, is still surviving.
Adonis, the restaurant manager was always genuinely polite and forthcoming.
Antonio, the Italian chef was always smiling despite the heat and created simply the most delicious pizza.
Dana, Mary and their male colleague at the pool bar, were always friendly, helpful and fun.
Eric, who drives the guests within the hotel was also very helpful and polite at all times.
The cleaning ladies did a thorough job and were hard working.
The management, however, were simply the most unprofessional, unfriendly and their attitude was despicable.
We also came across some unfriendly restaurant staff, some of whom would not even greet back. However, having learn about how management treats them, we now believe their attitude represents their own unhappiness at that hotel.
On the 2nd night and after putting our kids to bed, we thought it was a dream come true when we finally had the opportunity to have an undisturbed swim in what appeared to be a private pool for up to 10 family apartments.
We were aware from all previous holidays that most hotels close their pools at 6pm, however, we had heard just the night before how some guests had been swimming and partied rather loudly in that pool at midnight. So we kept it quiet and enjoyed our "kids free" swim.
One of the hotel workers " Sakis", saw us swim, asked us to come out of the pool and since we were in the middle of the pool it took us a few minutes to swim back and come out. We were so disappointed to cut our nice swim short.
He took those few minutes as a reason to bring "back up"; the big, loud night manager "Yannis" or "John" as they call him. We have never met such an ill-behaved and discourteous person on any of our travels before. He shouted with the most rudest body language, when explaining that no guest should swim in the evenings, threatening to "throw us out of their hotel".
That, despite the fact that we made him aware there were no signs to be seen to say so and telling him what had happened the night before. They both left without a word of apology and we decided to stay calm as we had just arrived with our family, with the hope to have a nice&relaxing family holiday.
Just the night after, people were still swimming loudly and happily at around 10pm in one of the other pools.
Having had witnessed the manners of Yannis and Sakis, it left us to wonder, who is running this hotel? What are the rules and regulations and who do they apply to?
The next day we all went to the reception to ask about the poor internet / WiFi despite being told it would work. It never did unless you were in or close to the reception.
At the reception, we encountered 3 people, whom all had the most unfriendly, anti social behavior. We could not believe to be experiencing such manners at a 4* hotel and we wondered then and still now, who and how this hotel was awarded this rank.
A man with glasses, who did not speak any English, looked miserable and unhappy at all times and when asked to provide us with a map and recommend us a sandy beach to go to, he just looked at us as if we were aliens and said in broken English to get a taxi and ask the driver as they would know.
Irene, who spoke English but was so impolite when asked a question that we simply avoided her.
Another female receptionist who did speak English but was very difficult to be approached. Her arrogance might have been a reflection of her lack of professionalism.
Having experienced the above, we decided to keep away from the reception, stayed in the hotel and made the best out of the 10days.
The kids entertainment, although mainly in Dutch, was still great fun for our kids. The entertainment for adults was hardly existent.
There were some hungry cats to keep all our kids occupied and they enjoyed the pools ( it appeared rather dirty on some days but mainly good). We also met a lovely family, who are also from London, and who shared with us their own disappointments with the management.
Nonetheless, we all decided to enjoy the food, enjoy the fact that our kids got on and to relax in the nice breeze and get a tan under the Greek sun; trying to forget the rest.
On the last day, finally, and after demanding to speak to the manager, we got to meet Joanna. It appeared she preferred to speak down to the guests, having said so, after she heard what had happened with Yannis and Sakis on the 2nd night, she apologized to us.
She also claimed that the pool incident was never brought to her attention which again speaks for the disorganized and unprofessional management of that hotel.
We advised her to have appropriate signs put up for health and safety reasons.

Overall, we could not wait to be back in the UK and we even treasured the rain.
Being threatened to be "thrown out" of a 4* hotel by a hotel employee, without a valid reason, upset us very much. We felt vulnerable having small children with us and never before did we leave a Greek island in such a hurry to get back home.
The food gets 5* from us. Despite its lack of variety one would expect in a 4* hotel, the quality was extremely good and many healthy options available.

We hope to help other families to choose their holiday wisely and please do read more about this hotel before booking. The brochure of this hotel may look great but does not necessarily represent the truth. Reviews of other families say so much more. We did not have the time to read any reviews and booked this destination as a last minute option. The management lacks communication skills, professional attitude and courtesy. We would not recommend this hotel and would not go back.
"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sun 1st of September 2013

Rating breakdown

  • 1 Location
  • 1 Beach
  • 1 Room
  • 1 Pool
  • 1 Service
  • 1 Value
  • 1 Food
  • 1 Cleanliness

Our Worst Greek Island Holiday Ever

1
Awful
by
Reviewed Tue 3rd of September 2013

"Greek Islands have been our favourite destination since having children (8&2). We have been to different Greek Islands with our family. Never before, did we feel we had to write a review and share our frustrating holiday experience with other families.
At first, we would like to start by thanking all the staff who deserve to be mentioned. in our view, it is because of these good people that this hotel, despite its extremely poor management, is still surviving.
Adonis, the restaurant manager was always genuinely polite and forthcoming.
Antonio, the Italian chef was always smiling despite the heat and created simply the most delicious pizza.
Dana, Mary and their male colleague at the pool bar, were always friendly, helpful and fun.
Eric, who drives the guests within the hotel was also very helpful and polite at all times.
The cleaning ladies did a thorough job and were hard working.
The management, however, were simply the most unprofessional, unfriendly and their attitude was despicable.
We also came across some unfriendly restaurant staff, some of whom would not even greet back. However, having learnt about how management treats them, we now believe their attitude represents their own unhappiness at that hotel.
On the 2nd night and after putting our kids to bed, we thought it was a dream come true when we finally had the opportunity to have an undisturbed swim in what appeared to be a private pool for up to 10 family apartments.
We were aware from all previous holidays that most hotels close their pools at 6pm, however, we had heard just the night before how some guests had been swimming and partied rather loudly in that pool at midnight. So we kept it quiet and enjoyed our "kids free" swim.
One of the hotel workers " Sakis", saw us swim, asked us to come out of the pool and since we were in the middle of the pool it took us a few minutes to swim back and come out. We were so disappointed to cut our nice swim short.
He took those few minutes as a reason to bring "back up"; the big, loud night manager "Yannis" or "John" as they call him. We have never met such an ill-behaved and discourteous person on any of our travels before. He shouted with the most rudest body language, when explaining that no guest should swim in the evenings, threatening to "throw us out of their hotel".
That, despite the fact that we made him aware there were no signs to be seen to say so and telling him what had happened the night before. They both left without a word of apology and we decided to stay calm as we had just arrived with our family, with the hope to have a nice&relaxing family holiday.
Just the night after, people were still swimming loudly and happily at around 10pm in one of the other pools.
Having had witnessed the manners of Yannis and Sakis, it left us to wonder, who is running this hotel? What are the rules and regulations and who do they apply to?
The next day we all went to the reception to ask about the poor internet / WiFi despite being told it would work. It never did unless you were in or close to the reception.
At the reception, we encountered 3 people, whom all had the most unfriendly, anti social behaviour. We could not believe to be experiencing such manners at a 4* hotel and we wondered then and still now, who and how this hotel was awarded this rank.
A man with glasses, who did not speak any English, looked miserable and unhappy at all times and when asked to provide us with a map and recommend us a sandy beach to go to, he just looked at us as if we were aliens and said in broken English to get a taxi and ask the driver as they would know.
Irene, who spoke English but was so impolite when asked a question that we simply avoided her.
Another female receptionist who did speak English but was very difficult to be approached. Her arrogance might have been a reflection of her lack of professionalism.
Having experienced the above, we decided to keep away from the reception, stayed in the hotel and made the best out of the 10days.
The kids entertainment, although mainly in Dutch, was still great fun for our kids. The entertainment for adults was hardly existent.
There were some hungry cats to keep all our kids occupied and they enjoyed the pools ( it appeared rather dirty on some days but mainly good). We also met a lovely family, who are also from London, and who shared with us their own disappointments with the management.
Nonetheless, we all decided to enjoy the food, enjoy the fact that our kids got on and to relax in the nice breeze and get a tan under the Greek sun; trying to forget the rest.
On the last day, finally, and after demanding to speak to the manager, we got to meet Joanna. It appeared she preferred to speak down to the guests, having said so, after she heard what had happened with Yannis and Sakis on the 2nd night, she apologised to us.
She also claimed that the pool incident was never brought to her attention which again speaks for the disorganised and unprofessional management of that hotel.
We advised her to have appropriate signs put up for health and safety reasons.

Overall, we could not wait to be back in the UK and we even treasured the rain.
Being threatened to be "thrown out" of a 4* hotel by a hotel employee, without a valid reason, upset us very much. We felt vulnerable having small children with us and never before did we leave a Greek island in such a hurry to get back home.
The food gets 5* from us. Despite its lack of variety one would expect in a 4* hotel, the quality was extremely good and many healthy options available.

We hope to help other families to choose their holiday wisely and please do read more about this hotel before booking. The brochure of this hotel may look great but does not necessarily represent the truth. Reviews of other families say so much more. We did not have the time to read any reviews and booked this destination as a last minute option. The management lacks communication skills, professional attitude and courtesy. We would not recommend this hotel and would not go back.
"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sun 1st of September 2013

Rating breakdown

  • 1 Location
  • 1 Beach
  • 1 Room
  • 1 Pool
  • 1 Service
  • 1 Value
  • 1 Food
  • 1 Cleanliness

Our Worst Greek Island Holiday Ever

1
Awful
by
Reviewed Mon 9th of September 2013

"Greek Islands have been our favorite destination since having children (8&2). We have been to different Greek Islands with our family. Never before, did we feel we had to write a review and share our frustrating holiday experience with other families.
At first, we would like to start by thanking all the staff who deserve to be mentioned. in our view, it is because of these good people that this hotel, despite its extremely poor management, is still surviving.
Adonis, the restaurant manager was always genuinely polite and forthcoming.
Antonio, the Italian chef was always smiling despite the heat and created simply the most delicious pizza.
Dana, Mary and their male colleague at the pool bar, were always friendly, helpful and fun.
Eric, who drives the guests within the hotel was also very helpful and polite at all times.
The cleaning ladies did a thorough job and were hard working.
The management, however, were simply the most unprofessional, unfriendly and their attitude was despicable.
We also came across some unfriendly restaurant staff, some of whom would not even greet back. However, having learn about how management treats them, we now believe their attitude represents their own unhappiness at that hotel.
On the 2nd night and after putting our kids to bed, we thought it was a dream come true when we finally had the opportunity to have an undisturbed swim in what appeared to be a private pool for up to 10 family apartments.
We were aware from all previous holidays that most hotels close their pools at 6pm, however, we had heard just the night before how some guests had been swimming and partied rather loudly in that pool at midnight. So we kept it quiet and enjoyed our "kids free" swim.
One of the hotel workers " Sakis", saw us swim, asked us to come out of the pool and since we were in the middle of the pool it took us a few minutes to swim back and come out. We were so disappointed to cut our nice swim short.
He took those few minutes as a reason to bring "back up"; the big, loud night manager "Yannis" or "John" as they call him. We have never met such an ill-behaved and discourteous person on any of our travels before. He shouted with the most rudest body language, when explaining that no guest should swim in the evenings, threatening to "throw us out of their hotel".
That, despite the fact that we made him aware there were no signs to be seen to say so and telling him what had happened the night before. They both left without a word of apology and we decided to stay calm as we had just arrived with our family, with the hope to have a nice&relaxing family holiday.
Just the night after, people were still swimming loudly and happily at around 10pm in one of the other pools.
Having had witnessed the manners of Yannis and Sakis, it left us to wonder, who is running this hotel? What are the rules and regulations and who do they apply to?
The next day we all went to the reception to ask about the poor internet / WiFi despite being told it would work. It never did unless you were in or close to the reception.
At the reception, we encountered 3 people, whom all had the most unfriendly, anti social behavior. We could not believe to be experiencing such manners at a 4* hotel and we wondered then and still now, who and how this hotel was awarded this rank.
A man with glasses, who did not speak any English, looked miserable and unhappy at all times and when asked to provide us with a map and recommend us a sandy beach to go to, he just looked at us as if we were aliens and said in broken English to get a taxi and ask the driver as they would know.
Irene, who spoke English but was so impolite when asked a question that we simply avoided her.
Another female receptionist who did speak English but was very difficult to be approached. Her arrogance might have been a reflection of her lack of professionalism.
Having experienced the above, we decided to keep away from the reception, stayed in the hotel and made the best out of the 10days.
The kids entertainment, although mainly in Dutch, was still great fun for our kids. The entertainment for adults was hardly existent.
There were some hungry cats to keep all our kids occupied and they enjoyed the pools ( it appeared rather dirty on some days but mainly good). We also met a lovely family, who are also from London, and who shared with us their own disappointments with the management.
Nonetheless, we all decided to enjoy the food, enjoy the fact that our kids got on and to relax in the nice breeze and get a tan under the Greek sun; trying to forget the rest.
On the last day, finally, and after demanding to speak to the manager, we got to meet Joanna. It appeared she preferred to speak down to the guests, having said so, after she heard what had happened with Yannis and Sakis on the 2nd night, she apologised to us.
She also claimed that the pool incident was never brought to her attention which again speaks for the disorganized and unprofessional management of that hotel.
We advised her to have appropriate signs put up for health and safety reasons.

Overall, we could not wait to be back in the UK and we even treasured the rain.
Being threatened to be "thrown out" of a 4* hotel by a hotel employee, without a valid reason, upset us very much. We felt vulnerable having small children with us and never before did we leave a Greek island in such a hurry to get back home.
The food gets 5* from us. Despite its lack of variety one would expect in a 4* hotel, the quality was extremely good and many healthy options available.

We hope to help other families to choose their holiday wisely and please do read more about this hotel before booking. The brochure of this hotel may look great but does not necessarily represent the truth. Reviews of other families say so much more. We did not have the time to read any reviews and booked this destination as a last minute option. The management lacks communication skills, professional attitude and courtesy. We would not recommend this hotel and would not go back.
"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sun 1st of September 2013

Rating breakdown

  • 1 Location
  • 1 Beach
  • 1 Room
  • 1 Pool
  • 1 Service
  • 1 Value
  • 4 Food
  • 1 Cleanliness

Our Worst Greek Island Holiday Ever

1
Awful
by
Reviewed Tue 3rd of September 2013

"Greek Islands have been our favourite destination since having children (8&2). We have been to different Greek Islands with our family. Never before, did we feel we had to write a review and share our frustrating holiday experience with other families.
At first, we would like to start by thanking all the staff who deserve to be mentioned. in our view, it is because of these good people that this hotel, despite its extremely poor management, is still surviving.
Adonis, the restaurant manager was always genuinely polite and forthcoming.
Antonio, the Italian chef was always smiling despite the heat and created simply the most delicious pizza.
Dana, Mary and their male colleague at the pool bar, were always friendly, helpful and fun.
Eric, who drives the guests within the hotel was also very helpful and polite at all times.
The cleaning ladies did a thorough job and were hard working.
The management, however, were simply the most unprofessional, unfriendly and their attitude was despicable.
We also came across some unfriendly restaurant staff, some of whom would not even greet back. However, having learnt about how management treats them, we now believe their attitude represents their own unhappiness at that hotel.
On the 2nd night and after putting our kids to bed, we thought it was a dream come true when we finally had the opportunity to have an undisturbed swim in what appeared to be a private pool for up to 10 family apartments.
We were aware from all previous holidays that most hotels close their pools at 6pm, however, we had heard just the night before how some guests had been swimming and partied rather loudly in that pool at midnight. So we kept it quiet and enjoyed our "kids free" swim.
One of the hotel workers " Sakis", saw us swim, asked us to come out of the pool and since we were in the middle of the pool it took us a few minutes to swim back and come out. We were so disappointed to cut our nice swim short.
He took those few minutes as a reason to bring "back up"; the big, loud night manager "Yannis" or "John" as they call him. We have never met such an ill-behaved and discourteous person on any of our travels before. He shouted with the most rudest body language, when explaining that no guest should swim in the evenings, threatening to "throw us out of their hotel".
That, despite the fact that we made him aware there were no signs to be seen to say so and telling him what had happened the night before. They both left without a word of apology and we decided to stay calm as we had just arrived with our family, with the hope to have a nice&relaxing family holiday.
Just the night after, people were still swimming loudly and happily at around 10pm in one of the other pools.
Having had witnessed the manners of Yannis and Sakis, it left us to wonder, who is running this hotel? What are the rules and regulations and who do they apply to?
The next day we all went to the reception to ask about the poor internet / WiFi despite being told it would work. It never did unless you were in or close to the reception.
At the reception, we encountered 3 people, whom all had the most unfriendly, anti social behaviour. We could not believe to be experiencing such manners at a 4* hotel and we wondered then and still now, who and how this hotel was awarded this rank.
A man with glasses, who did not speak any English, looked miserable and unhappy at all times and when asked to provide us with a map and recommend us a sandy beach to go to, he just looked at us as if we were aliens and said in broken English to get a taxi and ask the driver as they would know.
Irene, who spoke English but was so impolite when asked a question that we simply avoided her.
Another female receptionist who did speak English but was very difficult to be approached. Her arrogance might have been a reflection of her lack of professionalism.
Having experienced the above, we decided to keep away from the reception, stayed in the hotel and made the best out of the 10days.
The kids entertainment, although mainly in Dutch, was still great fun for our kids. The entertainment for adults was hardly existent.
There were some hungry cats to keep all our kids occupied and they enjoyed the pools ( it appeared rather dirty on some days but mainly good). We also met a lovely family, who are also from London, and who shared with us their own disappointments with the management.
Nonetheless, we all decided to enjoy the food, enjoy the fact that our kids got on and to relax in the nice breeze and get a tan under the Greek sun; trying to forget the rest.
On the last day, finally, and after demanding to speak to the manager, we got to meet Joanna. It appeared she preferred to speak down to the guests, having said so, after she heard what had happened with Yannis and Sakis on the 2nd night, she apologised to us.
She also claimed that the pool incident was never brought to her attention which again speaks for the disorganised and unprofessional management of that hotel.
We advised her to have appropriate signs put up for health and safety reasons.

Overall, we could not wait to be back in the UK and we even treasured the rain.
Being threatened to be "thrown out" of a 4* hotel by a hotel employee, without a valid reason, upset us very much. We felt vulnerable having small children with us and never before did we leave a Greek island in such a hurry to get back home.
The food gets 5* from us. Despite its lack of variety one would expect in a 4* hotel, the quality was extremely good and many healthy options available.

We hope to help other families to choose their holiday wisely and please do read more about this hotel before booking. The brochure of this hotel may look great but does not necessarily represent the truth. Reviews of other families say so much more. We did not have the time to read any reviews and booked this destination as a last minute option. The management lacks communication skills, professional attitude and courtesy. We would not recommend this hotel and would not go back.
"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sun 1st of September 2013

Rating breakdown

  • 2 Location
  • 1 Beach
  • 3 Room
  • 3 Pool
  • 1 Service
  • 1 Value
  • 4 Food
  • 3 Cleanliness

Bad experience

1
Awful
by
Reviewed Mon 10th of May 2010

"Stayed here out of season, a week ago. Only a handful of people staying there, so we all chatted and got to know the staff there quie quickly. They were all lovely lads working from early morning to late evening. They were foreign workers from France, Poland, Afghanistan and England mostly. Was appalled when they told us that come pay day (after working over a month) the boss told them he wasn't paying them. When they asked why they were told by his nasty daughter that she was "fining" them and that they should pay her money! They hadn't been paid for over a month and were very distressed. They couldn't pay their lodgings or even eat! It was awful, the boss is a multi millionaire, disgusting. Apparently he gets foreign workers for the Winter to get the Complex ready then at start of season replaces them with Greek staff whom he obviously pays!"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sat 8th of May 2010

My girlfriend and I just got back from o...

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Thu 18th of September 2008

"My girlfriend and I just got back from our week stay and we were very impressed, easily the nicest hotel we've ever stayed in and it was not too expensive.

I've never been all inclusive before so I didn't know what to expect, but I must say we feel we got great value for money. The food at dinner, lunch and breakfast was nice enough, nothing special and at busier times cutlery was a little sparse. I must highlight the taverna - we were only able to go once as they stop doing it in the middle of September and it was the most enjoyable meal we had there.

The pool was nice and big, the slide provided much entertainment. There was never any difficulty getting sunbeds and we took great advantage of the pool bar with drinks, ice-cream, toasties and hot dogs.

Our room was great. We were convinced our bed was bigger than a double which is a dam sight better than the two singles we've ended up with in the past. There was air-con, a fridge, towels and a hairdryer in our room, all incuded in the price. Because we arrived in the early hours we were left a bottle of water and a little surprise in our fridge.

The staff were for the most part very polite and I would thoroughly recommend the boat trip, though I warn you, you get very wet on the boat and it is very much a boat ride with a just a little stop at a secluded area. I also recommend the water park. There was an excursion there for just 20euros a head - very cheap - and it was the best water park i've been to. When we went it was practically empty. We never had to queue and the staff were so friendly and efficient. I've been to some dodgy ones in the past, this is certainly not one of them.

The hotel only gets 9 as it is very far away from anything else. The hotel run shuttle buses are necessary if wanting to go to town or the beach. Also the evening entertainment was cringe worthy at times. That aside it was a very enjoyable week and i'm sad to be back."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Thu 18th of September 2008

From our arrival to our deprture we were...

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Thu 26th of June 2008

"From our arrival to our deprture we were completely thrilled with the Aegean View.The staff were great - especially Alexia in the pool bar, our accommodation was first class, the food was tasty and well balanced. The place has a lovely atmosphere in part created by the animation team who do there best to get people involved. We have a 16 year old and a 2 year old and there was always something for both of them to do. I received the best massage I have ever had, although my husband said that it was not firm enough for him. Overall a brilliant holiday, ideal for those of us not used to all inclusive or resort holidays and those who want a little bit quieter than the huge complexes. Would definitely return again. "

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Thu 26th of June 2008

We have just returned from a week at the...

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Tue 10th of June 2008

"We have just returned from a week at the Aegean View in Kos, fully inclusive with our 2 children aged 13 and 11.

I looked at their web page www.aegeanview.gr before I went and it looked fantastic, we were not disappointed.

I had already booked before Id read previous reviews, some of which were not too encouraging.

Our opinion of the Aegean View was extremely high, although I would say it’s a little remote if you wish to explore - you will need a car, a taxi journey or the local bus.

We were greeted by Makeila a very friendly receptionist whom was helpful, polite and informative.

Despite originally asking for a pool view we were located in a tranquil setting away from the pool area within a garden setting.

The room was both spacious and clean, plenty of storage with a double bed and a bathroom downstairs and three singles upstairs, the only slight down side to watch is the stairs - extremely steep and narrow so beware for those with young children or the elderly.

The room was air conditioned, cleaned and new linen on a daily basis.

The accommodation within the hotel is on several levels, access by steps, or an upward stroll, we walked to the top and was very easy, I think it looks worse than it is. Golf buggies are readily available to transport you any where on the site should you need them.

The whole hotel was immaculate and constantly being cleaned.

The food at all meals was plentiful and in my opinion to a very high standard, there was plenty of choice to suit all tastes, many of the dishes were obviously Greek and it was nice to be adventurous and try new foods. It was also nice to see so much healthy food including many different salads, fresh fruit and meats. Bread was always available and various drinks to suit the meals, although I personally found the coffee extremely strong so had to water it down.

The hotel also has a separate taverna which is a very short walk (up a slight hill) which offers Italian and BBQ foods on various nights which must be pre booked and just gives a change from the restaurant and is included in the price, it also has a great views to the mountains and is nice as the roof goes half way across so if its hot you are able to sit in the breeze.

The pool area was clean and plenty of sun beds, the bar was open from 10am for soft, alcoholic drinks etc including hot dogs, toasties and ice cream, The only thing I was aware of the was chargeable was the freshly squeezed orange at 3 euros.

There were various activities during the day which were completely optional if you wanted to join in such as ping- pong, darts, an exercise session, water ball games etc.

There is a children’s club which is for the younger children (I would say up to 6-7 years) for up to 4 hours a day.

There was regular evening entertainment from the animation team except Sunday, I guess in high season the may include Sunday.

The guests were mainly made up of Dutch, Germans and a few English, whom all interacted well together, despite the seriousness of some of foreigners - desperate to win all games!

The Hotel owner was on hand to oversee everything is running smoothly, we found him to be very jolly and helpful to the guests and clearly kept the staff in check.

The hotel owns a boat which takes you on a boat trip (a cost of 5 euros per person to cover transport to and from the harbour). We were looking forward to this and if I’m honest was the only time we felt we had been let down. We understood (as did others) that we would cruise along the coast seeing the views along Kos coastline; it was really more out to sea for about an hour’s journey. You stop at a very remote island which was nice as it was the real Old Greece complete with a few local residents and a few tavernas scattered around. You are on the island for about an hour and a half to relax, scuba dive etc and then sail back, on our journey we understood we would have the opportunity to jump from the boat etc, this was not forthcoming.

I would also advise to pre book a picnic at reception (although I do not know what this consists of) as we were told the hotel would prepare and supply a picnic lunch, we assumed this would be up to the very high standards of the hotel restaurant-this was defiantly not the case.

We were given (very late in the day on the return journey) at approx 2.30pm a choice of an apple or orange (although the apples ran out fast so had no choice but to have an orange!) and one very dry curled up ham and cheese sandwich with no butter. There was one soft drink which again if you were at the end of the que was not open to choice.

I have to say the staff are a real credit to the hotel, they were all polite, helpful, fun, jolly, and could not have done more for us. So I would say watch out for-

Makeila - Reception
Christophe
Bundy
Sorin
Alexia
Mike

We would go again, it was fantastic, we met several new freinds which was a bonus so hello to them all!

"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Tue 10th of June 2008

Apartments are lovely, immaculately clea...

4
Good
by
Reviewed Thu 20th of March 2008

"Apartments are lovely, immaculately clean and spacious with amazing views as most apartments are uphill looking down towards the sea. Lots of different pools and so always somewhere to relax, you can either go down to the busy main pool area where there is lots of entertainment/bar/etc or stay by one of the individual pools near your apartment where it was always very quiet and relaxing. I enjoyed my stay at aegean view however there are a few things to note which weren't made clear to me when booking. Firstly, the hotel is a taxi ride away from the town centre of Kos and beach which usually came to 8-10 euros each way. The apartments are situated up a hill and so there is nothing atall nearby. There were buses from the apartments down to the beach however they quickly fill up and so sometimes they wont let you on and you have to wait for the next one. Also the food is not good! My only mistake is going all inclusive as drinks also were not very nice. I suppose this is down to individual taste however most of the people we spoke to were less than impressed with the food. I do feel however that it was outweighed by the standard of the accomodation and pools as they were gorgeous! If Aegean View was a self catering accomodation it would have received 10/10 from me."

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  • Travel date: Thu 20th of March 2008

amazing sunsets

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Fri 14th of December 2012

"Our stay at the Aegean View Hotel was some experience! The time of arrival was late at night and we actually had no idea of where we were and how big the hotel was. Hotel is not the right word, becuase when we opened our eyes the next day, we realized it was a sweet park, green, flowery, houses everywhere with terrace or balcony and large swimmingpools with sunbeds surrounding it. Most of all the view from our balcony and that of the poolbar is breathtaking. Kos town lies on the foot of this "Mount Olymp" (our nickname for the hotel and it's owner "Zeus"). Turkey opposite and it seemed so close...
The sunsets! We will miss those especially.
The staff is friendly, helpfull and we had so much respect for them in this busy period. Also we had a nice surprise when we were offered a boattrip by the hotel. "This year they started it and people just love it" is what the owner said to us. So we participated and he was right! We loved it too!
We thank the Aegean View for making our stay such a pleasant one and wish other people equally the same.
Harold and Stephanie"

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  • Travel date: Fri 10th of August 2007

dave and kerrys holiday at faulty towers

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Awful
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Reviewed Sun 2nd of December 2012

"we have just returned from two weeks of so called all inclusive but somehow spent 1200 pounds.our two teenage boys daughter and granddaughter were looking forward to all the snacks available eg chips pizzas hot dogs hamburgers salads kebabs toasties ice creams plus others as advertised in the brochure but had to make do with dry cheese toasties or a two inch hot dog.the apartment was like an old shack and very shabby. there were no plug in the sink or bath,the water went offf at least ten times between 6 and 8pm. the electric was also off as many times. on reporting these faults to reception it was if we were wasting there time.the pool table was broken for the full two weeks we were there and there is no greek taverna as stated on the website, our rep informed us they had used it to extend the dining room.the place was full of ants they were all over the apartment. we have been on package holidays for the last 22 years and never complained until now we certainly will not be going back."

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  • Travel date: Thu 9th of August 2007

TRIED AND CERTAINLY WOULD NOT RETURN

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Awful
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Reviewed Fri 14th of December 2012

"Julie from Manchester stayed for 2 weeks with my husband and 5 kids aged 18, 16, 15, 10 and 5.
Where do I start

BAD POINTS
1. Rooms up on an incline, 2 flights of steps and very knackedered when having to go up to the rooms (Make sure you dont forget anything)
2. Food appauling, same rubbish that was not edible even to my husband who is not at all picky, cost a fortune to eat out which is defeating the object when you are all inclusive.
3.Beach was pebbles and stones so unless you wear wellies then cut feet are to be had, the beach bus is a mini bus.
4. Miles from anywhere so in order to eat a decent meal it cost 16 euros a time.
5. Owner was the most ignorant, nasty and nasty piece of work you will ever come across.
6. Thousands of ants in both rooms, when reported was given a spray to do it ourselves,

GOOD POINTS

1. Animation team were great, friendly, pleasant and funny given the fact they were working with minimul equipment e,g props etc
2. Majority of the workers were friendly even though they were being treated like 2nd class citizens by both the owner and the germans.
3. Rooms were cleaned daily
I know this sound very negative but I can only speak the truth, we enjoyed the overall holiday but that was due to the people we met and the animation team, without that I would most defenitely have booked into somewhere else or got a flight home."

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  • Travel date: Mon 6th of August 2007

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