The family-run Smaragdi Studios show off Greek hospitality at its best, and are within easy reach of lively Kos Town.
The Smaragdi Studios are just a 20-minute walk – or 10-minute bus journey – from Kos Town. As for the beach, it’s a 15-minute stroll away.
Whitewashed buildings curl around a turquoise pool and a terrace-fronted bar. The rooms themselves have plenty of elbow room, along with balconies made for al fresco dining.
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Small & Friendly
Holidays with an authentic feel
- Properties with a traditional feel
- Often family-run
- Picturesque settings, usually by the sea
- Everything from 2T to 5T
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This rectangular number is framed by sunbeds, parasols and palm trees.
Children have an area to splash around in too, right next to the main pool.
Offering snacks and light bites. There's seating on the terrace with a shaded area if you'd like to cool off.
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2 Bedroom Apartment with Balcony
These 2-bedroom apartments are classic in style with whitewashed walls and splashes of blue. They have a kitchenette with a fridge and a toaster. Air-conditioning* is also available in one of the bedrooms.
2 Bedroom Apartment with Terrace
These 2-bedroom apartments are simple and comfortable - sleeping up to 6 people. There's a well-equipped kitchenette so you can prepare your own food if required. Outside space is also provided for you as there'll be a terrace.
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We had a brilliant fortnight at the beginning of July. We were in Family Room 38. Huge 2 bed apartment with an ensuite in each room. Only down side was terrace was at back of building with nothing much to look at. As it is a self catering hotel it would be better if you could eat your own food and drink by pool as bar was pricey. Hotel was very well cleaned and staff were great with any requests. Huge thanks to Judy for helping me out by asking cleaners to sort our apartment in the morning so I could take my afternoon nap in peace. Greek night is a must, great food and dancing. Supermarket across from hotel is good for quick visit. Turn left and follow road right down to cross roads and there is a bigger supermarket. Best one to use is to turn right at crossroads and follow road. Greek supermarket was the best. Think it is called AB. We ate at Blue Phoenix restaurant several times. They were great dealing with my food allergies and found me gluten free options. Hubby and daughter enjoyed the trip to volcano on Nisyros and Myths & Legends in Kos town. We were lucky to see the harbour and temple before the earthquake hit. A beautiful island to visit.More
Holiday 2017 Mr Morgan& Mrs Morgan
What a fantastic holiday an apartments to stay at,location 10/10 People 10/10 very clean 10/10 Would recommend this place over and over nothing was ever to much trouble for them,the cleaners 10/10 They work very hard in making people feel very welcome,felt like home from home 😊 on our stay we had an earthquake which was very frightening but Michael an June who work at smaragdi on different shifts made everyone calm by talking and reassuring them,pulled everyone together 10/10 in my eyes More
Typical self catering
This holiday was very different to the holidays we usually go on, so for that reason maybe found it a little boring. Nothing going on in the day or night. There could be more for children, more play area equipment. They have 2 pool tables at 1€ a game, but there's are often out of order. There is no atmosphere in the bar on a night, sometimes there isn't even music been played. There is no other bars around other than in Kos Town, which is quite a distance. The pool is kept clean and tidy and was refilled quickly after the earthquake. Lots of inflatables left over or can be bought at the shop over the road. The snack bar was ridiculously priced and you weren't aloud to eat/drink anything round the pool that wasn't from the snack bar. This was silly and unfair given the shop over the road sold drinks & crisps at a fraction of the hotels price. The shop over the roads sold cans of drink for 70c, and a can of coke from the snackbar was €2.50 along with a bottle of 250ml Pepsi been €2.50! You don't even pay that in a British pub. The snack bar should lower their prices to meet the shops if they don't want people drinking drinks from elsewhere. We watched a number of people get told of for eating/drinking food that wasn't bought on site. Alcohol prices were roughly the same as you pay in England. A pint €3.50. Rooms were kept cleanish. We had a baby and toddler and our bedsheets regularly had spilt milk on/sick from night feeds and the sheets remained on until the next change was due. We found this dirty as at home we would change the sheet whenever it needed changing, yet found ourselves sleeping on dirty sheets for days. It is a lovely hotel but in a remote location with nothing around other than a shop which in the heat seems forever away! If the hotel was placed in a more upbeat environment it may offer a little more excitement. Saying that / it is right next to "the islands biggest outdoor party" which has live DJ's playing very loud 5-10pm on Wednesdays and other occasional events. For us you pay for what you get - when you don't pay much you can't expect much. I wouldn't return as Kos it's self isn't as nice as the other Greek islands. Micheal is a real credit to the hotel and one of the good points. He goes out his way to help and often have my little girl free ice cream which went along way. More
We really enjoyed our time at Smaragdi, the apartments are kept spotlessly clean and the pool and bar are the same. We found the drinks to be a bit on the expensive side so tended to have a drink at the bars in kos town more than we did there and the food although nice as we did eat there a couple of lunch times was more expensive than the bars on the beach. We did the Greek night and that was excellent with lovely food and good entertainment. We were there when the earthquake struck and Micheal did a brilliant job of calming people down, he is a lovely man. My only real complaint is that my daughter emailed a good few weeks before we went asking for a ground floor room as she had a toddler and a baby and two pushchairs but was given a room on the first floor, we had booked this hotel last April 16 so it wasn't a last minute thing. The annoying thing was most people in the ground floor rooms were couples or a couple and an older child so we didn't really understand why they didn't accommodate her. It would certainly have made life a lot easier for her and us. Apart from that we had a lovely stay and we would recommend it to anybody.More
another wonderful holiday
Our third time to these wonderful apartments - and yet again they excelled themselves - everything is perfect. Leo, Judi, Michael, Petti are dear friends who welcome us every year. Yes we did experience the most horrendous earthquake - Michael was brilliant and calmed everyone down. Everyone had the true British Spirit and just got on with their holidays. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff and hopefully we will return in 2018More
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