There’s certainly no shortage of pools at this beachside hotel – it’s got 14 of them.
This hotel feels like a Mediterranean village. Low-rise, terracotta buildings surround an amazing 13 pools. And restaurant-wise, there’s everything from a Greek taverna to an elegant Asian restaurant.
You’re a stone’s throw from the sandy beach, which has views to neighbouring Nissyros. And it’s a 5-minute drive to Kardamena’s restaurants and shops – the courtesy bus will take you there.
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Honeymooners receive sparkling wine and fruit in the room upon arrival and free room upgrade, subject to availability
Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant. Lunch is also on offer in the Mediterranean restaurant and Greek taverna, and dinner is also on offer in the Italian and Asian restaurants. Picnics for days out. Unlimited local and selected imported alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and hot drinks. Tea and coffee. Snacks, ice-cream and biscuits.
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Ambrosia main buffet restaurant
For breakfast, lunch and dinner - dining on the terrace with views of the pool. Late breakfast is on offer 10am-11am. Just to let you know there's a dress code here, men are asked to wear full length trousers for dinner.
13 outdoor pools
There are sunbeds with parasols dotted around the 13 saltwater pools, a large sun terrace and pool towels to use.
Albatross beach bar
A selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Snacks can be asked for here from 11.30 and stop at 17.30. Branded drinks and spirits may have an extra charge and won't be within the All Inclusive package and will be offered up to 01.00.
Rooms► View all
deluxe double room with sea view
Deluxe double rooms are sophisticated in terms of style, featuring clean lines with a light fawn and taupe palette. They sleep upto three with sea views. The mini-fridge is stocked with soft drinks on arrival. Rooms may be located on the ground or first floor.
double room with sea view
Double rooms are sophisticated in terms of style, featuring clean lines with a light fawn and taupe palette. They sleep upto three with sea views. Plus there's a mini-fridge in the room.
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Not deserving of 5 star status.
Upon a late arrival to the hotel 1am, (1hr 30 mins late) due to a very disorganised airport terminal and baggage system, the worst I have encountered. The hotel had only one person on the desk to book everyone in. We were not greeted in any manner expected from a 5 star hotel. No drinks available. No food available. No apology, just a joke made when people expressed their disappointment. To add to insult, the bags never arrived at our room after a long wait. Went and collected them myself at 2 am. There was no laundry service available. Getting the use of an iron was not always possible. Had to be booked a day or so in advance. TV was nearly all German. Only news in English. The restaurant labelled allergens in foods but on a few occasions got this wrong and caused me to have a bad stomach. Coeliacs beware! Overall the hotel is beautiful, clean and staff were generally polite. My dissapointment is aimed at management and the standard of care and service. Not deserving of 5 star status. C. BatesMore
Chris B, Birmingham, United Kingdom
We just arrived home after spending 14 days at this hotel. We had a very Nice holliday. Food, drinks, icecream,weather,etc. Was great. The personal Was very helpfull and Nice, and nothing Was to much trouble. Our son loved to play darts with gean lucka and he Was very Nice and always had time for a Nice talk. In the italian reataurant We especially liked yannis, he Was very sevice minded, and it Was very Nice that he small talked to us. In the main restaurant they had a very Nice waiter Stavroula. She Was very serviceminded, helpfull and always had a smile on her face. But all personal Was great from the cleening lady to the reception, so you Can not mention anything bad about anybody and they all did a great job. If you should mention anything negative, then i Think that there Was to many children in the lobby bar. They were running around, shouting etc. So Maybe there should be a ageminumum in the lobbybar,because it Was a bit to much with all the screaming children when you Would like to have a Nice evening drink. This is not he hotels fault that parrents bring their Young children to the bar, but Maybe it Would help to have "only adults" areas in the hotel. And Maybe it Would be Nice with wifi in the Room,so that you Could Relax with a movie or ipad in the evening, because there were no tv programs in the tv that We Understood. But We had a very Nice time and Would return again.More
henriette l, Denmark
An extremely clean hotel within a large complex. Food was great. The Greek restaurant at lunchtime was amazing. Staff were very cheerful, friendly, kind and helpful. Our room overlooked the pool and the sea at the bottom of the complex. There was only a few people around the pool each day.There was not much in the way of entertainment at night but this isn't an important part of a holiday for us, we were quite happy sitting chatting and having a quiet drink in the Lobby Bar. Some adults only areas would be of a benefit to this hotel. There was a lot of very young children there during our stay and we found ourselves listening to babies crying/toddlers banging cutlery at most of our meal times. Other than that, a very nice holiday overall at a very reasonable price.More
Outstanding service, a few niggles
We have just returned from a lovely stay with our two young children (6 and 4) and their grandparents. We took a family room (two single beds and a large double bed with a screen between them) and my wife's parents took a double room with a nice sea view. First of all, you would not have had any idea that there is an economic crisis in Greece - the hotel was well supplied, clean and everything functioning as it should. I can also confirm others' reports that there were no signs of economic migrants in or near the hotel. We made a trip to Kardamena (I recommend "Pelagos" for lunch) and saw no signs of migrants there either. The staff were outstanding - incredibly friendly, helpful, welcoming and professional. In my view they are the best thing about the hotel. I really could not fault them at all. They work very hard to ensure an enjoyable stay for all their guests. The beach is very close, very safe for kids and not overcrowded (though if you want empty beaches you should walk a little way along the coast). The beach bar is very handy and has a decent range of freshly made sandwich options. Personally I didn't think the Mediterranean or Greek lunchtime restaurants were worth it but they were always busy so others clearly did! For dinner we liked the Italian best of all (book first thing the morning before if you want to be sure of getting a table!) as the simple range of food suited us all and the location is great for a peaceful evening meal. We didn't try the Asian as we felt our kids wouldn't have liked the set menus but, again, it seemed pretty busy every night. You don't have to book for the main restaurant and that has a lot of buffet food options - our kids loved going up to choose their meals, especially the many puddings! Personally we thought the foods in the main restaurant was a bit hit and miss - never unpleasant but occasionally just a bit uninspiring. This is a minor niggle though - having stayed in other all-inclusive places previously roa was definitely a cut above. My main gripe was that people would get up early to reserve sun loungers by the pool side (leaving towels and other items on them) and then disappear for hours without using them. The hotel doesn't allow this and there are some signs up to this effect but the guests just ignore them. In the end we started moving people's belongings if they hadn't used the loungers for hours because we felt it was unfair to other guests who could use them. Twice the original guests came back (eventually!) and were stroppy about this but both knew they were in the wrong. Their argument in each case was "everyone does it". We did talk to the hotel management about this and it was clear they felt there was nothing more they could do. I think they should amend their signs to say that guests are explicitly permitted to move belongings from unused loungers after an hour as I think this is the only thing that can put a stop to the annoying practice. Note we could always find loungers available on the beach - but our boys wanted to play in the pool instead most days! Altogether an excellent stay with just a couple of minor wrinkles to iron out. More
We had a sea view apartment right at the bottom of the hotel site. The view was outstanding and we also had two pools to the front of our apartment and one to the side. Really spoilt for choice. The grounds and hotel were kept to a very high standard and the buffet meals were excellent with plenty of choice and daily specials. We booked the Greek restaurant on one of our days but this was only open at lunchtimes when we really did not want a full meal, tasty though it was. I feel these options could have been better utilised as an addition to the buffet lunch in the main restaurant especially for those of us staying on the lower part of the site or for those having a day on the beach. It was quite a trek to the main restaurant from the bottom of the site for those of us experiencing some mobility issues. Overall we could not fault this hotel, it is truly lovely but it is quite isolated unless you want to get on the bus to Kardamena or Kos town to experience the real Kos. If rest and relaxation are all that is required this hotel is perfect.More
justloveabreak, South coast, England
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