Alice Springs Hotel and Apartments

This small hotel has a great pool scene and puts on a mean barbecue night. Plus it’s very near the beach.

This family-run place has a 2013 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. It comes with a good-sized pool and a bar that does snacks during the day. And there are barbecue and quiz nights, too.

The nearest beach is less than 2 minutes away on foot, and you’ll find shops and bars just outside the front door. Plus, the centre of Kos Town is only a 20-minute stroll along the seafront.

TripAdvisor rating

Based on 569 reviews

  • 24Rooms
  • Official Rating: Hotel: C Apartments and Studios: A

Small & Friendly

Holidays with an authentic feel

  • Often family-run
  • Great settings, usually by the sea
  • Everything from 2T to 4T
  • Traditional properties

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Food & Drink

Self Catering

Room Only

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Outdoor pool

With sunbeds.

Pool bar*

A few steps from the pool is a quaint bar with a few stools, tables and chairs on the surrounding terrace. Here, you can take your pick from a selection of drinks or stock up on snacks.

Barbecue evening*

Every week the owners host a barbecue with a twist. They'll give you an insight into their life down under with an aussie-style steak and rib barbecue evening.

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twin room for up to 3

Twin room sleeps up to 3. Air-con and fridge comes with a charge.

twin room for up to 3

Twin room sleeps up to 3 with 3 single beds. Air-con and fridge come with a charge.

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Well worth a visit!!

Just returned from another superb visit to The Alice Springs. We have been going for about 10 years, sometimes twice a year in June and September. George, Elias and Barbara are so lovely, friendly and helpful, as are all the staff. This year Barbara looked younger than ever and was in sparkling form. We are already planning to go back next year. There was only one problem this year, not the fault of the hotel or the management, but the inconsiderate smokers each side of us. The usual leisurely breakfasts on the balcony in the cool of the morning were ruined by the stereophonic passive smoking. As soon as they were awake they lit their gaspers and puffed away for all they were worth. Very selfish!!!!More

johnwizz, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Excellent, Friendly, Spotless

Fab hotel, couldn't ask for better hosts that the Family running it. The pool area is spotless with comfy sun loungers around it, a pool bar and games area and eating area too. The food is outstanding, kleftiko night is not to be missed, melts in your mouth. The rooms are spotless and have everything you need in them. I have stayed here about 3 or 4 times now and most holiday makers return more than once to this hotel More

travelbug2398, Cheshire, England

Returning for the sixth time

My wife and I have been to 'The Alice' five times and are booked for number six next September! We have been to many many other places but this is truly where we are happiest. Yes the rooms are basic but they are kept very clean with clean linen and towels practically on a daily basis.All the staff are great but of course George, Barbara and Elias are really special people who will go the extra mile to ensure you are cared for. The recent report about someone forgetting their glasses in Zia is typical of the support you can expect from the family, I have seen George drive someone to the chemist and help them get the right medication, nothing is too much trouble. The location is excellent, 3 minutes to the beach and 15 minutes into Kos town which is a lovely place to wander around and enjoy. Much praise is rightly given for the Lamb nights and Steak nights, but in fact all the food is good whether it's a snack, breakfast, lunch or full evening meal. A word of warning;- 'The Alice' is addictive, but in a great way. Go and enjoy.More

CumbriaMandm, Cumbria

BBQ night at Alice Springs

We stayed at Alice Springs in 2011 and took part in their BBQ night. We returned to Kos in September this year but stayed in different accomodation as Alice Springs was fully booked. As soon as we booked to return to Kos, the whole party said we wanted to go back to the BBQ night. The day after we arrived in Kos, my partner cycled over to Alice Springs and met with Barbara and her son Elias, both of whom remembered him. We secured places for the following Friday night and I can honestly say it was well worth it !! As a veggie, they again made me a veggie plate which was delicious. The others had the ribs and the steak which they reported were amazing. We were made to feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Fantastic family !!!!More

Lorna C, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Excellent service + lovely people = wonderful holiday!

We’ve just arrived back after a week at The Alice Springs in Kos. This was our first time in Kos & we were looking for a place that was reasonably priced, small & friendly & hopefully relatively quiet as we really wanted to spend a week doing absolutely nothing except relax in the sunshine! We didn’t want anywhere with an “animation team” or anything like that as organised activities etc… are not really our thing. We chose Alice Springs after reading the reviews on tripadvisor as it sounded exactly the sort of place we were looking for. We were not disappointed! I’ve been fortunate enough to travel quite a bit during my lifetime & we’ve never been made to feel as welcome anywhere as we were at Alice Springs. We arrived quite late – long after the kitchen had closed for the night, but they rustled up a toasted sandwich for us which was most welcome as we hadn’t eaten on the flight. George, Barbara & Elias introduced themselves right at the start & made the effort to chat with us every day, never once forgetting our names. George is what my gran would have termed " a right card" - he loves to have a joke with people and he's great fun - he instantly made us feel relaxed & at ease. Everyone (guests & staff alike) were very friendly & by the end of the week we really felt like part of the family & were very sad to leave. We stayed in a twin room in the older section of the hotel. The room itself was very basic, and the décor was old fashioned – but the beds were surprisingly comfortable (It would have been nice to have a double bed, but we knew it was a twin when we booked it), and the room had everything needed (the fridge was a godsend, as was the aircon – both of which were in good order & quiet so as not to disturb sleep) & it was all kept spotlessly clean. I have seen that some reviews posted have indicated otherwise – but I really don’t understand this as this was certainly not our experience in any areas of the hotel - it was always spotless & the staff worked tirelessly to keep everything clean & tidy. The pool was a nice size and there were plenty of sun-loungers – certainly no need to get up at the crack of dawn & reserve a bed like you need to in some places! In addition to the beds around the pool, there is a quieter area towards the back of hotel on a grassy area. We spent most of our time there as it was very peaceful & had plenty of shade which was most welcome at the hottest part of the day. The bar has a good selection of drinks (sprit measures were certainly generous!) and they offer a good variety of snacks & meals throughout the day which we found to be very good value. They hold a few theme nights throughout the week – The lamb Kleftico is not to be missed and they do a good steak on the BBQ night! We also enjoyed the curry which was very tasty & not too spicy. The bar area had several large screen TV's in different areas - most of the time during our stay they were showing sport of some kind as this seemed a popular choice, but they had all the UK channels & George, Barbara & Elias are very accommodating - if there was something in particular you wanted to watch, you only had to ask. All in all we had a very enjoyable stay and we felt it was very good value for money. We would not hesitate to recommend it & will definitely be returning ourselves. Yes the room was basic and perhaps in need of updating a little, but I urge you to take the time to ask yourself exactly what is most important to you on a holiday – the room, or the experience itself? With the lovely weather & a beautiful island to explore (or if you're like me, a pool to relax by!), I doubt you’ll be spending much time in your room – so as long as it has comfy beds, a bathroom, enough storage & is clean, that’s all you need. What makes the Alice Springs so special is the people who run it and for me, the friendly atmosphere & personal service we experienced was second to none and that is what made our holiday so memorable. I can certainly see why so many people go back time & time again and I think the tripadvisor ranking of #1 accommodation in Kos town is well deserved. I really hope to return next year and i'm already looking at prices! On another note - we booked through Thomson holidays. My experience with Thomson in the past hasn't been great - but this time they couldn't have been better. Our rep - Georgia was great & very helpful. The welcome meeting was at a reasonable time of day & was very relaxed - there was no hard sell for trips etc... which made a nice change! Absolutely no complaints.More

Amanda H, Kent

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