26 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"What a great place to stay. Clean appartment, well looked after. Maria looked after my room. V close to beach. Just over the road and 5 mins from wider beach with beds etc.15-20 mins walk into the village where there are plenty of restaurants/tavernas. Meni and Esperos were my favs. Sammy Sam, Mark and Joyce looked after me v well. They are a great laugh. Sam's daughter Christina was a lovely person. You are all missed. The weather was a bonus. Bus stop to Kos town near to complex and cost only 2 Euros. Well worth a visit for shopping. I want to go back so will have to start saving again. Thanks all for a tremendous holiday."
- Travel date: Sat 14th of July 2012
"What a great time, Sam and Mark looked after us all the time, never go back to same place twice but would deffo go back.Good clean bacic accomadation close to the beach, we could see it from our balcony. So peacefull didnt want to come home."
- Travel date: Fri 15th of June 2012
Amazing Family Holiday
"The Miros is a wonderful place to stay, the rooms are clean, the staff are fantastic. Judy and Joyce work at the bar with Judy's son Mark also serving some nights all three are very friendly and so are Judy's two dogs who are great fun around the hotel. Jillian and Sam work at the pool bar and are happy too help in any way they can. The pool is delightful and its just a two minute walk down to the beach and about ten minutes away from the best place to eat in Kos, Ifestos it is a small family run eatery right across from the beach, the people are very friendly and the food is to die for, especially the Baclavas and Continental Breakfasts.
Overall The Miros is the best place to stay in Kos for a nice relaxing family vacation!
Can't wait to return!"
- Travel date: Fri 18th of November 2011
"Just got back from a one week stay at the Miros and absolutly loved it. Apartments are clean and well equipped with everything you need for a self catering holiday. Pool was clean and warm everyday. Short walk to Tingaki centre at night with many restaurants and bars on the way. The Menai is well worth a visit. Serves fantastic food for all tastes. Tingaki beach is excellent and although not as clear as the water on paradise beach it was warmer whilst we were there and you get a breeze on the north of the island so in temperatures of 40 + the breeze is really needed.
Staff at the miros are amazing. Nothing is to much trouble. Denis and Lillian do great food and Judy and Joyce will ensure you dont go without a drink in the evenings. "
- Travel date: Sat 28th of August 2010
Great apartment & friendly people
"2 adults & 2 children under the age of 8. We loved staying at miros apartments it was clean & a safe place for the children & no matter where you sat around the pool the children were in sight. The people of miros apartmnets are very friendly & the lady behind the pool bar cooks a great English breakfest. We hired a car at a great price & got to see the rest of the island. I would highly recommend this hotel. 10/10 for me :)"
- Travel date: Thu 17th of June 2010
Top value basic holiday
"Just got back from a week in Miros Studios Tingaki 12-19 May 2010. Excellent and would be happy to go back. Self and partner are late 50's and most of the others were 40-80. No kids as it was term time.
Flew out of Manchester 9am and arrived 4hours later on Monarch flight at 15.30 local time. Had a 15 minute wait on runway as our apron space was taken. Oddly the walk from the plane to arrivals would have been shorter and quicker than the bus we had to take. I guess it was "jobs for locals" rather than efficiency. Processing through passport control and picking up baggage was quicker than is normal for Greek Islands. The only gripe was that the Internal Flight from Athens which arrived after us got their baggage first "preference for the locals". Transfer (15km - 20 mins)was pretty quick and not the usual hanging around for the missing passenger who is on another coach.
Miros Appts are in a delightful position with views across the mountains/Corn field/ Turkey from the swimming pool. Fresh bed linen and service daily except Sunday I seem to recall. The pool bar served Full English for those who wanted it.
Accom was small but adequate and clean. kettle 2 ring stove enough pots and pans crockery to do basic food. Mostly I did salads and fruit for breakfast/brunch/lunch.
Tingaki is a tourist resort and all the "Supermarkets" are for tourists.
Zipari the nearest village (1.5) where the locals do their daily shopping has vastly more choice. There is also a Lidl (about 6km)on the road to Kos town.
Nearest local supermarket about 5 minute walk (turn right out of appts go past Victoria apparts then you will see a signpost "SuperMarket". Go along the cornfield around the right hand side of bungalow. If you choose to walk on the road it is an extra 800 meters.
Other supermarkets are about but are Loaf Euro 1/Wine from Eu3.60 Beer 80cents (Hellas)to â¬1.25 (Mythos). Tinned stuff,Cheese,frozen stuff is more expensive than UK and Fresh meat only available in Village/Lidl.
Car hire was Eu30 per day smallest car. Eu5 for a bicycle and from Eu20 for scooter.
Restaurants are very samey. They are all competing for the same crowd
Service was patchy I waited 50 minutes for my starter in one restaurant which wasn't busy but I put this down to early season inexperience or that the chef had gone next door for his dinner. 2 starters 2 main courses a large beer and a half litre house wine was around Eu30-35.
There is an exception in Hotel Meni just past the ATM on the main drag which was terrific with comfortable chairs, linen tablecloths and napkins, attentive and informative service. The food was well presented with very generous portions and fresh vegetables (not the greyish overcooked frozen green beans that everyone else serves). A little more expensive but well worth while and make sure you share the starter otherwise you will not finish your main course. Recommended is Fish of the day Eu9.
It is a 20 minute stroll back on the beach road from the main drag to Miros or a taxi for 5 Euros.
The beach is brilliant, sandy, safe and shallow. I used the pool at Miros as it was 5 meters away from my apartment. BEWARE Mosquitos. Make sure you take the plug in mozzie repellents from Superdrug/Boots.
Oh and Natalie the Rep was 10/10
- Travel date: Fri 21st of May 2010
"We just got back from a brilliant 2 weeks at Tigaki on Kos. Non stop good weather, fantastic beach, warm sea, loads to do and very friendly people. We stayed at the MIROS appartment hotel. The Staff are great and the hotel is first class. The grounds are a mass of flowers, and mature palm trees. The pool is good for children and the bar is always open when needed. Our appartment had good views inland and out to sea - the sunsets over the islands are spectacular. The Hotel is set back from the main road - close to the public beach area where Tamarisk trees offer shade. It's an easy walk into the main town and a bus stop is just 50m from the appartments. We will be going back."
- Travel date: Mon 31st of August 2009
Great family location
"We (2 adults, 3 young children 8-13) have just returned from the Miros and everything about the appartments met, no exceeded, our expectations. Clean throughout, brilliant pool, fantastic views, quiet but very convenient location, beech just across the road, friendly & helpful staff, lovely snack bar & evening bar.
There are 32 appartments and as long as you appreciate the Miros is officially rated Greek 2 Star, you should have a great time. For location, staff, views and pool though it feels 4 star at least!! It is not surrounded by other buildings/hotels so has great views and is nice and quiet.
Rooms are cleaned well daily and sheets & towels changed every few days. Although self catering, the "kitchen" is a sink, fridge and a 2 ring electric hot flat. We did pastas, toasties, sandwiches, omlettes, salads - much more would be a challenge. By the way, there is no toaster. The pool side snack bar does salads, burgers, omlettes, breakfasts, drinks and is quite cheap really.
The walk to the nearest beech-side restaurants is about 10 minutes and the main centre is about 15 minutes. The road now has street lighting all the way to the Miros. The sea is 2 minutes away just across the road on a thin strip of sand and the nearest good beech (wider sand area)is 5 minutes. Sea slopes slower and was safe.
By the way - the area here generally has a good breeze so although temperatures may be 40, it feels like 25 but beware sun burn! Yo cool the rooms, you can hire fans or air con but most found fans fine.
All in all, Miros is excellent and is thoroughly recommended for a pool/beech relaxing holiday. If you eat out a lot, it is not cheap with the Euro at the moment and hard to find a real Greek feeling restaurant. Would recommend Ikarous (in to town then keep going up the beech road for another 300m) as best value more traditional feeling restaurant. We used the local shop (out to road, go right 100m then right again) as good price, honest friendly service.
- Travel date: Mon 10th of August 2009
"Before i booked this holiday i read all the the reviews of the Miros Studios, most of which were praise and decided i had been lucky to find a late deal (booked 3 weeks before departure) at such a well rated venue.
I paid only Â£212 person against a brochure price of about Â£390. I have therefore rated this venue against it's brochure price. I would rate 8 or 9 out of 10 if the price i actually paid was the brochure price.
Firstly let me say there is nothing wrong with the Miros. It is perfectly nice, in a good position set back from the Tingaki Beack Road and out of the way enough to provide a quiet setting. The rooms are average, cleaned every day except one when they cleaners have a day off and the pool is nice. But they are no better than any other venue i have visited in Greece since 1988 where i have always paid around Â£200 per person.
They are very English. The staff who run the poolside bar and the indoor are English ex-pats and there seems to be a number of English folk who visit this venue year on year as they know the staff rather than try different venues as i prefer.
The poolside snack bar for me was basic. Apart from a Greek salad it only serves fried food or toasties which is neither my wife nor my preference when on holiday. It also serves English Breakfast which again i avoid like the plague when on holiday. But there again the crowd there seem to prefer this. I suppose that is the English in general for you.
The room was clean to a point. The bathroom and floor was clean. But it is getting dated and tired. Hot water, yes. Small shower (the norm in Greece) yes, two ring hob and fridge working..yes. Perfectly adequate. But look above on the shlves and there was a thick layer of dust where they have not been cleaned for ages and on top of the headboard which when you think dust is old skin cells would have been good to have it clean. The other issue i had was that a sheet was put directly over the mattress. The sheet barely fitted the bed so by the time you wake up you are sleeping on the bare mattress when it has becomes untucked. As many different people sleep on the bed i believe there should have been a matress cover on the matress for hygiene purposes. The smoke alarm was devoid of a battery as well and the bathroom door frame rotting badly at the bottom and needs to be replaced. As i said before getting dated.
Overall for Â£212 per person it was fine as a place to rest your head and have an evening swim after you have been out all day. But i would have been dissapointed if i had paid the full brochure price.
Just a quick not about Kos in general. At present it is very expensive. Many things cost a lot more than the UK. Â£1.80 for a litre of milk and the same for a Litre of Orange juice. Bread was Â£2 to Â£2.50 a small loaf. Cappucino is Â£2.50 to Â£3.00 (Â£4.50 at the airport). Beer is about Â£2.50 for half a litre. We ate out each night spending around Â£25 to Â£30 for two people to have a two course meal with a half caraf of local wine. You can eat more cheaply if you prefer fried stuff with chips but we prefer fresh cooked Greek food. Sunbeds are 6 euro a day. There is no such thing as a cheap holiday in Greece at the present time. If you like eating out and visiting places be prepared to spend money as the current exchange rate of the Euro realy hurts the pocket. I was advised to use Lidl on the main road into Kos town for cheaper food but that does not support the local people.
- Travel date: Mon 22nd of June 2009
i have just come back today from the mir...
"i have just come back today from the miros studios ....what can i say i visited on my own but what a welcome all the staff...are superb caroline can do my breakfast anytime ! judy and mark are lovely in the night bar we had a few laughs mikis bar along with colin a great laugh and they make you feel so welcome ! the pool is spotless and the rooms very clean and tidy ....what can i say you would be mad not to go...... all the best you lot steve !"
- Travel date: Sun 5th of October 2008
This was my partner and i's first visit...
"This was my partner and i's first visit to Miros, we had a lovely rest it was so quiet and peacefull. The staff were so friendly and made us feel welcome. Especially Caroline who worked in the morning , she made our breakfast every day and did a brilliant job. The beach was just across the road and shops and restaurants were just along the road. The rooms were clean and tidy, and the maid came every day which was brilliant. The pool was always clean and never had a fight for a sunbed, there were loads available. We found Micki's bar for our evening entertainment, which was really fun, they made us feel welcome and had a laugh with all the people who went in there . I would reccomend this holiday to anyone who wants a good rest and a friendly atmosphere. The only let down was the weather which was not sunny every day, we had about three days of rain, but being at Miros made up for this. All in all a fab holiday was had by all will definately go back again next year . "
- Travel date: Tue 30th of September 2008
I was going to witter on about how good...
"I was going to witter on about how good the miros apartments are ...ALL the staff including Charlie n Hannah ( hope yer having a good time in England) how clean the pool is ...how wonderfully clean the rooms are kept thanks Maria....Yogis fantastic gardens....those BBQ nights.......the great memoiries.....4th VISIT IN A ROW...5th BOOKED!!!.need we say more..try for yourselfs you will not be dissapointed...Recomended a "chill out day" .make a picnic...freeze 2 bottles of water ( to keep picnic cold along with the 2 bottles of previously brought wine)..sit under a tree on beach by apartments..eat /drink enjoy fantasic view, Chris & Yvonne."
- Travel date: Sat 26th of July 2008