11 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
A holiday to remember
"Relaxing, attractive, comfortable, friendly, clean, a pleasure to stay at. I don't normally write reviews but this hotel thoroughly deserves to be recommended!! We have had an excellent package and our expectations have been met at all levels!!"
- Travel date: 13th July 2012
best hotel on kos by far
"we have just returned from this hotel and wow this is heaven on earth from the moment you arrive you are in 5 star heaven the food is nether repatative the service superb even laying round the pool they bring your orders to you the all inclusive option is full with all types of spirits coctails selected red and whites and sparkling wines ice cream teas coffeas free all day every day the staff are always freindly there are great rooms all very modern clean and inviting a few gripes about the beach right by the hotel and the entertainment a bit laps there are a lot of nationalaties but all of a good class if i could take this hotel around then world with me i would"
- Travel date: 13th August 2010
One of the few...
"This hotel is really nice. It's new built and has an almost perfect 10 architecture design. Modern and classy, following the "less is more" moto. Large complex, never felt that too many people were around, a perfect place if what you seek is to relax. The hotel stuff is lovely, they are really trying to do the best for you. The pools are wonderful, never overcrowded and very calm, strange thing for a greek resort. Rooms are a perfect 10, spacious, modern and spotless. The food is fine, espesialy the Breakfast. AI system works fine, i recommend it to you. There are few negatives, though: First of all the beach, it is certainly not a good one-this is the reason i cannot give a 5/5 to the hotel, vacations in a greek island means sea, and here the beach is... forget about it. Also the AI drinks are unacceptable, discovered here new brands (unknown) of vodka and scotch-wasn't brave enough to taste them! The entertainment is rather poor, animation team does its best, but don't expect much... In conclusion, this is a classy and beautiful resort. The overall impression left, is that these people are doing their best to make you feel relaxed- and in the end, yes, you relax in a calm and well designed enviroment. I honestly highly recommend it to you!"
- Travel date: 10th August 2010
Overpriced, NOT 5 star, might be nice when it's finished
"After a great experience last year with Iberostar at Creta Marine, we decided to place our faith again in this Group with a 7 day stay at this new hotel on Kos. One should remember this hotel claims to be 5 star but this was my first ever experience where a hotel wanted to charge me for a couple of sachets of coffee or teabags in the room!! The impression I gained was that this complex is unfinished, maybe the building was stopped when the crisis hit and some shortcuts were made basically to get it open and start earning. The irregular shape of the land on which the hotel stands mean you could be eating a meal on the terrace watching the local farmer just 20 metres away ploughing his field! The food is generally good quality but lacks the chef's real urge to make it varied and interesting. The animation program seemed non existent and going by the small numbers participating in the few activities I saw, the team did not do much to stimulate interest. As an aside, judging by the body language of staff and management, I suspect a poor relationship between them and this was in evidence. My family and I are disappointed probably because we had such a magnificent holiday last year at the Crete resort and this being 5 star, we expected more and feel we got less, much less. If you are looking just for a quiet place, not crowded then this is the placxe. The pools are built for many more people so if it is space you want then get there before they decide to finish the place and my guess is, they will double the accomodation... The beach pool bar and eating area are an after thought...."
- Travel date: 31st July 2010
wonderful vacation in a great hotel
"Stayed in this lovely hotel in July.The room was outstanding ,we were upgraded because of a special ocassion, to a beautiful room with sea view.The food was excellent and the staff were always very helpfull.Very easy to get to Kos city by bus or even by hiring bikes like we did.I recommend this hotel very highly.Wish we could have stayed longer!"
- Travel date: 10th July 2010
All in all this a very good hotel - especially with their rather cheap prices
"All in all this a very good hotel - especially with their rather cheap prices. The crew was more then pleseant, the rooms very well equiped and spacious, and the private beach simply stunning! However you should take the following problems into account before making your reservations: 1. The wi-fi signal in the rooms is very week. The only place with reasonable wi-fi access is the lobby. 2. Despite what is said the hotel website, there is no mini market in the hotel and if you need anything you either have to try finding in in the hotel store, or go into town."
- Travel date: 10th June 2010
Not worth for this money
"Hotel is new and nice, food is realy good, rooms are spacy but....beach is dirty, nobody takes care of it and AI clients have problems in bar...when You order Metaxa, You can wait even one hour...and last day of our stay they claim: Metaxa is finished...it was the only "good" alcohol to choose, so when You dont like cocktail or beer, you are "out of the game""
- Travel date: 6th June 2010
hotel winding down from the time we arrived
"Hotel rooms were good and clean. Swimming pools excellent. The problem with this hotel was that from the start of our holiday on 17th Sept., they were already winding down. We stayed all inclusive & the choices of food in the evening were very poor for a 5 star hotel (no luxuries like the chocolate fountain as advised in another review). Plates were piled so high in the warming compartment that they were always cold. The food in the eveing was always cool, other than the soup which was always hot. Certain types of tea which had been provided we were told could not be provided as they had run out. The taverna was very slow and staff got confused with whose meal was whose, also when we asked for certain meals off the menu we were told finished!!!!! On the 2nd week the cake supplied with tea or coffee finished. The last few days at the taverna you only had 2 choices of meal and no sweets were offered. There was supposed to be a Greek night every Sunday (free to all inclusive clients) both cancelled. There was supposed to be a dance troupe every Wednesday night both cancelled. As an all inclusive guest you were also supposed to have an A la carte evening meal once per week this did not materialise. There was supposed to be animacion throughout the day providing boccia, darts, water gymnastics. Nothing provided. The only entertainment was in the Serenis bar in the evening Alexis playing piano & organ on a nightly basis (Same music nightly) To add insult to injury this stopped on the Saturday of the 2nd week. There were supposed to be Daytime snacks & evening snacks in the Serenis Bar, we never saw any, except on the night we were leaving and were flying the early hours of 2nd October when our evening meal consisted of 4 battered prawns, 4 round vegetable things & some small breadcrumbed balls that contained olives and because it had been left on the bar it was cold and unappetising. This was between 4 of us, who were travelling on the same flight. The breakfasts were acceptable. Again the plates were piled so high they were always cold. The smoke detectors went off on the 2nd week and were not put back on until we made reception aware of fact. We were on the 2nd floor and noted that all the fire extinguishers on the ground floor & first floor had been removed. The beach surrounding this hotel is filthy covered in plastic bottles, old flip flops, paper etc., and generally needs a real good tidy up. There is very little going on around the hotel. You are quite away from Tingaki or Kos and you either need to hire a car, travel by bus (1 to Kos every hour) from outside the hotel or you have to walk a fair distance to the next hotel to catch the bus to Tingaki. You could also hire a bike there does seem to be a lot of cyclists on this part of the island. You can also take a taxi to Tingaki which approx 10 euros according to reception. I really felt unwanted and that they wanted to close this hotel as soon as possible. This should not have been the case & they should not have started closing anything down until the last guest had left. The hotel itself was pristene, but most of the staff were inexperienced. I really feel Iberostar would have been better using the 3 or 4 months they were open this year to train staff and ensure they were up to scratch before having a grand opening in 2010. I was very dissapointed with what I thought from the video was going to be a wonderful holiday. "
- Travel date: 14th November 2009
Not worth four stars
"We ended up here after being 'overbooked' by Thomas Cook at the Diamond Deluxe Hotel. The hotel was going to close in a week after our stay, and a lot of things (food, variety of drinks) was already out of stock. Food was terribly bad for a five-star hotel, and the staff was very unexperienced (apart from some exceptions). The rooms were not thoroughly cleaned and we even had fleas in our bed. Prices are way too high and the location is very far away from Kos or Tigaki. Please don't go there. You'll be sorry for the money."
- Travel date: 1st October 2009
EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT! would go back tomorrow!!!
"My boyfriend and I used trip advisor on all of our searches for a holiday and eventually chose this wonderful hotel. It wasn't cheap but we have now decided that you get for what you pay for. Where should I start. We arrived in Kos in the unsocialble hours of the morning but we were met at the hotel by a porter who took our bags, gave us a cold towel each and a peach ice tea drink whilst we checked in. We were met politely by the desk manager (at 0500 hrs in the morning!, usually you meet the night porter if you are lucky!) we were driven to our room on a golf buggy (so no bag carrying either) and because we had arrived at such an unsociable hour the management had arranged breakfast for us in our room when we woke up. We had a beautiful sea view room, with balcony, air conditioning, clean fluffy towels (hair and body), shampoo, body wash and all the mod cons. Fabulous! The pool side was ten yards outside our balcony and sun loungers and wicker made shades were plentiful and free. The milkshakes by the pool (four euros) were to die for and the whole ambiance was quiet, relaxing and perfect for my boyfriend and I who have busy jobs in the UK and needed to relax and unwind in the sun. The weather was perfect (30-33 degrees everyday). The hotel is built on the direct coast so there is always a breeze which was (for us) perfect. Facilities- There was a gym, a shop (which seemed to be open all hours of the day and night!) and a spa (the latter which you could book and use) and the hotel boasted three swimming pools, (one outside our room was around 100m in length) and the main pool in the centre of the hotel which was an Olympic sized 50m pool which I took full advantage of. The pools were clean, well maintained and not busy with screaming kids but were plenty big enough to enjoy for everyone. The food- where do I start? Alexandros the head chef was simply fantastic and I would say testament to fabulous and beautifully made cuisine is when the head chef is seen front of house during service speaking and meeting guests and ensuring all was in order. The food (we were on half board) was all you can eat and I swear we tried everything. There were a different arrangements of food every night from fish, pork, lamb and duck to salads (Greek, Mediterranean) and the most amazing arrangements of bread, cheese, and desserts consisted of ice-cream, a chocolate fountain, panacotta, fruit, gateau etc... It was food heaven. The restaurant was peaceful but busy and you never felt as though anyone was leaning over you and listening in on your conversation. It was romantic and perfect. The staff- The hotel staff were so amenable and helpful. They spoke English, German, Russian and Greek (from what i could work out) and couldn't have been more polite or helpful. This holiday was without a doubt the perfect holiday my boyfriend and I were looking for. It is very much a couples type holiday (but there was animation and child care, childrens entertainment as well ...can't comment too much about that as I didn't have children with me) and the perfect get away to a beautiful hotel and relaxation. Would go back tomorrow!!!!"
- Travel date: 7th September 2009
The best holidays ever!
"Eventhough the hotel just opened, you can feel the relaxing and romantic atmosphere. Beautiful rooms, very nice buffet restaurant and splendid A la Carte option as well. For those looking one of the best spots in Greece, the Iberostar Odysseus is a hotel not to be missed !!!"
- Travel date: 31st August 2009
Top traveller tips for Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa
"Go with the flow. This is a hotel for rest and relaxation."
Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa is also called
- Hotel Iberostar Odysseus
- iberostar odysseus
- iberostar odysseus tigaki