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
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!
Most of the reviews here are spot on re the apartments, family, food etc. Beach/supermarket 2 mins away. Personally, I cannot fault the cleanliness efficiency and courtesy shown by all the staff. The family are lovely,will always talk to you - the rest of the team work so hard that it runs so smoothly, down to the maintenance men and cleaners. Not forgetting the Cook and the lovely young girl who worked in the evenings also.
Room 104 is the best we have ever had in Greece and can flush paper down the loo! We decided the best spot for us was the garden area - just away from the pool music etc., not that it was loud or intrusive, it was just our preference. You have the best of both worlds.
Kos Town is walking distance either by beach or road (beach way seems to be quicker). It has a cosmopolitan buzz about it. Hundreds of tourists from everywhere. There is a harbour in Town where ferries are to and fro all the time to Turkey, other Greek Islands etc. All the usual tourist shops, restaurants, tavernas etc. A good place to sit and people watch is in the square under the big tree to shelter from the heat.
Restaurant - too many to mention but in Lambi the Sunset Taverna is the best on the main road and Sophies on the beach. You would be hard pressed to have a bad meal in Kos but each restaurant presents their meals their way.
My only complaint is air con. The first few nights without it were unbearable (end Aug.), so decided to buy for a few nights only to be told we had to buy it for the remainder of the holiday - 11 nights 88 Euros. I feel that if I wanted it for 1, 3 or 7 nights then that is what I should be able to have and pay for accordingly. If you have one A/C unit the charge is 7 Euros, 2 units,8 Euros and 3 units, 9 Euros. So just bear in mind you cant have it for part of the holiday. If the temp cools down the you lose out.
This was our first time here. We would happily go back to Alice Springs but I would email ahead to request room 104. Barbra and George will remember us as I always drank Baileys, Amaretto and Cointreau as a cocktail and I left my glasses in Zia but George managed to get them brought back to Lambi for me - so a big thank you to you. Lynne and KenMore
lynne p, Rainham, United Kingdom
Fabulous holiday due to fantastic hotel and staff
Just come back from a two week holiday to Kos with family, son and daughter-in-law,their 3 year old son, he'd parents and one of my other sons. Right from arrival made to feel welcome and like part of the family by George, Barbara and their son Elias who run the hotel. Remembered all our names and favourite drinks and always helpful. Rest of staff also friendly and helpful. Special nights, BBQ and lamb night superb and attended by people not staying at hotel, but had heard how good they were! Not a 5 star hotel, but we knew that when we booked and you get what you pay for and more! Always clean and tidy. Rooms nice size and cleaned daily. Pool and pool bar great. Beach close by and Kos town centre about 15 mins walk.More
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