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
Food & Drink
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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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Studio with Balcony
Studios are classic in style with whitewashed walls and splashes of colour. They sleep up to 3 with twin beds and an extra bed, with a kitchenette including a fridge and a toaster. Air-conditioning* is also available.
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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Friendly and Relaxed Stay
We loved our stay at Smaragdi. We especially loved how friendly and relaxed all the staff were. We were completely at ease from the minute we arrived. We stayed in the 2 bedroom apartment, although we thought it would have a separate living area, we soon realised that having two patios and being poolside was adequate. Air conditioning is €6 per night and we felt it was a necessity. We loved how close Lambi and Kos Town were. We also hired bikes in Moto beside Smaragdi (€2.50 per day or €12 for a week) We hired a small car for a day for just €35! Such a lovely Island to explore. More
Had read the reviews in Tripad and have to say the laudatory ones were spot on. In 30 years of visiting Greece we have never had such clean accommodation, room cleaned every day and towels/sheets changed every other day. The ladies who did the cleaning were always cheerful and friendly, one of them even stopped to have a chat when we bumped into her whilst shopping in town. The pool, like our room, was always pristine at the start of the day. The staff from our late arrival, an hour long wait getting our bags from the carousel to our departure were friendliness personified. Always there with the helpful tip on where to eat, or where to go but not pushy with it. Smaragdi requires a short walk into the town but if you want peace and quiet and quality time then it would suit you down to the ground.More
Just returned from a week spent at the Smaragdi Studios in Kos. Kos is simply beautiful with the sea and mountains and fantastic weather (at the end of May in the high 20's) I am not sure why I haven't visited this island before and these Studios and the staff there put us Brits to shame! Very good but simply furnished studio rooms with twin comfortable beds, great shower, basic kitchen facilities including kettle, toaster, one ring hob and regular size fridge with icebox. We managed to prepare a few meals easily in our studio with a bit of shopping from shop opposite or large supermarkets very nearby. Prices similar to Uk sadly due to exchange rate. Good size pool and sunbeds. Bar area with books, games and 2 pool tables. Excellent customer service and just all round really lovely friendly people from Judy and the Reception team (so sorry I didn't get everyone's name) to the pool bar man to the happy smiley cleaners who did such a great job keeping our room spotless and with a big smile every time I saw them! Mosquitoes are a bit of a pain but you have to accept there are bugs in hot countries so take repellent and pay a little extra for air con and keep doors closed early eve on. Plenty to do nearby including beaches (sand and shingle) all around. Clear water and good snorkelling. I recommend hiring bikes from Moto Speed (100m -turn left out of Studios) very reasonable price and lovely people. We had 2 bikes for 30 euros for the week. Lots of fun and freedom to zip around when we wanted. Book trips or take local buses, all stress free and easy to do. Get map and bus timetable and ask anyone there for recommendations or find out yourself and go explore. Definitely recommend self catering to experience Greece as it really is the most beautiful country with wonderful people. If you stay in an all inclusive hotel you miss out on so much and from what we saw they certainly destroy businesses run by the locals! Thankyou all at Smaragdi. My son said it was our best holiday ever, surpassing the likes of Disney Florida and I have never relaxed so well and so easily on holiday. Loved it! We hope to return.More
A great family break August 2016
Stayed August 2016/ We had a ground floor double apartment in front of the pool. The apartment was cleaned regularly and was equipped sufficiently for our needs. We only had brekkie and the odd lunchtime snack on the terrace. The staff were great and overall we had a lovely time. We made some great friends on the holiday and tried to re-book for 2017, but couldn't get the weeks we wanted. We liked the resort enough that we have booked to come back this year but are staying just down the road from the Smaragdi. Recommend hiring a bike and taking the bike path into town on many occasions. Local restaurants were very good and cheaper than in town. Our favourite was the nearest restaurant to the hotel, called Taverna TsampalaMore
we discovered Smaragdi in 2015,returned in 2016 and back for another 2 weeks 13/6/2017. Smaragdi truly is a gem of a place.It deserves to be in Thompson Small & Friendly group. Judy,Michaelis and everyone at Smaragdi are genuinely friendly and helpful. The rooms are bright and airy and kept clean by the daily attention from the staff. The pool is a good size to allow proper swimming but never feels overcrowded. Pool side bar serving snacks and drinks. The Monday Greek night is a must. Small supermarket opposite or a larger one on the main rd about 10 mins walk away For great food visit Spiros at ISTROS restaurant or Yiannis at ANGELINAS...both at the junction with the main rd All in all a great place to stay for a quiet relaxing holiday with a real family atmosphere. looking forward to our next tripMore
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