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Today was sleep in, swim, lunch (with swim), home for dinner, swim, dinner then bed. Milly: I don't have much to say about mum's, let's say, simple approach for today. I guess she must be tired. That was what I did when I was tired. Anyway, the first thing that happened to me was sleep. An amazing sleep in 'till 10:00, when I only got woken up by mum, dad and Maddie loudly chattering at the kitchen table mixed with a chorus of meowing cats ...
... of the wind strength. (At least that is the story I am going to tell the girls!!) We are traveling to the ancient city of Knidos today. Around 12 miles or so. Headwind so a bit of beating but long beats given the expanse of sea around us. There is an old amphitheatre and many old ruins (I suspect the joke of another old ruin visiting in his yacht will be made). The place became difficult to inhabit ...
... me and Levis - more likely legit - for Chris oh...and a bigger back pack to carry water supplies, towels, etc. We took a taxi to the beach at Paliankis . These names remind me of Hawaii where everything was Hannakaiweiwei something.
Today we are in Kors - home to Hippocrates. We took a few pictures of the tree that he lectured under (or some descendant thereof). The town has numerous archaeological digs around it - ...
We gave ourselves plenty of time to find out where our ferry would actual be, providing it actually existed! Turns out it did exist and by 9.30 we were setting sail, well less sail and more chugging as it was a massive ferry, with plenty of room...so who knows what the American was talking about!! After 50 minutes we were stepping foot onto the isle of Kos! Another ...
... wasn't one tomorrow. Ah. After sifting through a few websites we found one and booked the tickets. We had no idea who with or what ferry or where the port was...we'd just wing it. We took advantage of the internet and also purchased flights to ibiza for later in August...it worked out 3€ More expensive to fly, 1 hr flight rather than a 9hr boat ride! I'm all for budgeting but I feel it's a 3€ well ...
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Value for money
Room was OK . The children enjoyed the childrens clubs and the childrens reps were very good. Although you could only use one bar to get your all-inclusive drinks ,you could get drinks from there and take them to any other bar on the complex. This did not go down well with the waiters at the Aegean pool bar who sulked and then refused to serve us even for cash when the all-inclusive bar closed. The guys at the IonIon pool bar were very pleasant although they are under stress with the new system. The food was very good although the waiters seemed a bit under pressure too.It was hard to get a sunbed by the pool but we were told to remove any towels had been put on them if nobody was there.It seemed rather odd that ice cream for the all-inclusive guests was only served between 4 and 5p.m but at least it stopped the kids from being greedy and then sick. All in all it was value for money. We ate and drank whatever we wanted when we wanted but there were restrictions. I would go to this hotel again. There is a water park next door which is good fun
An a/i joke
the rooms were of a poor standard no way 4* .we had some curtains which were nailed to the wall.the shower was dirty and very low also the plastic shower curtain was dirty.there are no lifts in the appartment blocks only two floors but could be a problem for the less agile.not enough some beds around the pool area ,which looks a lot bigger on the web site.this hotel is defintley for families and not couples,entertainment was mainly for children day and night.the food was cold and there wasn"t much vareity.most of the staff were rude.the snacks were rubbish with no drinks available in the close proximity you had to go to the pool bar.i could go on but i"m getting bored.we hired a car thru kostas in the hotel and this was brilliant, one price no add ons can recommend this service highly. feel free to e-mail me if you wish to know anymore.don"t let me put you off kos.this holiday cost a lot of money we could have gone to the carribean.
Worst run hotel
The hotel main building and pool area are what you would expect from a four star resort. The resort is not up to four star plus and the management and staff attitude is appauling. The children's play area had dog poo in it from the abundance of strays entering the area daily, the equipment would be subject to a health and safety closure in the UK, the family rooms are split level and access to the upper level is hazardous for children. Management are not interested in dealing with complaints and blame the agents for misselling the holiday and the all inclusive is a joke, you get treated as second class citizens.
Worst Holiday Ever
we were looking forward to a bit of luxury, what we got was a 2* apartment.don't go all inclusive, because its a joke..snacks disgusting, entertainment in all inclusive bar terrible. stray dogs fighting day and night, sunbeds broken..if you can get one! spent a week complaining then got moved thank god... the second week was great.
Oneof the worst holidays
hotel and complex very good, but staff attitudes towards fully inclusive holidays negative,suggest you find out exactly where all inc drinks are served for us it was a bar (well away from main areas of hotel and you were treated like second class people)pool area was very good entertainment was good, make sure now it is what you want complaints are treated negativly ,if you want any info please email
AVOID THIS HOTEL
Just got back from this hotel yesterday. For any person that has booked All Inclusive I would recommend either getting your money back or contacting your agent and changing hotel. We have been sold this as a 5* All inclusive, I have stayed at many 4/5* hotels and this hotel would not even meet a 3* rating. Please see the other reviews for details on the all inclusive (only being able to use 1 bar for drinks at a time, cold food.....) during the week I did not hear a single good word for this hotel from other guests, in fact the rep starting his welcome meeting with the statement "I know a lot of you are not happy and I will show you how to go about complaining". AVOID!
Enjoyed the Kipriotis Village
We had an apartment in the village and it was really nice and comfortable. It's a terrific place for children. The swimming pools are extra large and there is a great deal of activity for the children. They have a playground, which is great for the young ones. It's just minutes away from the beach overlooking Turkey and Kalymnos. The food at the hotel is very good, but remember to bring pants for the evening dinner if you are a man. The evening shows are very well done and very humorous. You are only minutes away from the harbor in Kos. The hotel was clean and comfortable.
If the Kipriotis Village was a dog, it would be put down.
We were oversold this holiday with a promiss of 5* All inclusive 'luxury'. The hotel was a 4*, although it has apparently been downgraded (according to the tour operator we used), but it doesn't reach usual UK 3* levels. Food was bad, if you were wearing the A/I band you were treated rudely by the majority of staff - A/I at the Kip Village has been referred to as the 'Leper Club' according to one rep.
The beach was pretty much rubble with a truck-load of sand deposited on top.On a plus note, the olympic pool is good and the tennis courts were OK - though at 15.50 a go for 2 including raquets, a little expensive and definitely not 'included'.In summary - the Kipriotis Village should be 2*, it is not A/I, and it is certainly not a Greek Island 'beach' holiday resort. We complained lots and got moved up the hill to the Kipriotis Panorama, which IS 5* and was great, but its half board and it sits on a hill so not exactly beachy as wanted.Don't do A/I on Kos, get a villa somewhere else.
Hit and miss holiday
We booked this hotel from teletext with seperate flights from 21/5/03 untill 04/06/03. the weather was the first week not at it's best some rainy and dull days. We had booked all inclusive, the hotel did this apparently for the first time this season. After arriving by taxi (25 euro's) from the airport we were well impressed with our first view of the impressive front and lobby and complex. the room was nice but basic with large balcony looking out ontowards turkey. The whole complex was very large, very clean and the gardens were well maintained, with friendly staff. The food was not up to 4* standard, always fairly cold and not the most inviting look to when the hotel is busy expect to que for up to 20 min. to get into the dining room. The drinks can only be had from one of the pool bars upto 5pm and after this only at the yanis bar with long,long waiting times at times(there are up to 4bars open for paying guest. no cocktails for A/I guest. Plenty of things for the kids to do till late but poor entertainment for adults at night, not much going on around the hotel. The beach is a joke, just pebbles and the hotel charges 2.5 euro for sunlounges on the"beach". Beautiful Kos town is a 3 mile bus ride away. book your boot trips in KOS the mornings you are going and save,trip to Turkey only 25 euro in the hotel it's 44. summing up this complex would be better on a selfcatering basis, although some people did not mind the cold food and waiting for drinks
Fun in The Sun
There was my wife, son and my self (43,45 and 13) who stayed for a week in May 2003. We could not fault the hotel complex at all however the beach is large pebbles with crystal clear water. Kids club, entertainment and sport were all great with plenty to do. There was good selection of food (we were all inclusive) and plenty of drink (wine spirits and soft drinks) all served from after breakfast(8 - 9-30) until midnight. Next to the complex is a water park, just recently opened, or in Kos town a nice beach. Buses are cheap and will take you to most other beaches should you want a day out. Overall a great resort worth its rating and in some areas more! Looking at going back for 2 weeks in October. Cant wait.