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Migraine day. Slept in the cabin until there was only enough time left to go out to Kos, hurry to the beach ans have a dip, go back again. There was dance music and bars at the beach. On the way there we passed hundreds of shops. It was boring. I don't mind not having had more time on Kos. Except for the fact you can rent a bike there. That might have taken us far ...
I didn't go on land. I drank cocktails. Boredom and a free-drinks-pass result in excessive intake of cocktails. I didn't get drunk because I didn't drink fast enough. We went to relax in the cabin. Slight headache. The punishment for drinking is upon me. I usually never drink ever. Only in holidays. I saw a white pillar on the ship, little and skinny. It had a colourful sponge on it. The ...
... inlets and bays, it seems longer when driving around it. Up, down, spinnin' around... :-) There are gorgeous bays around every bend with crystal clear water and, as there are so many bays, it's easy to find one out of the wind. We hired a scooter for two days and Andrew dinked me around the island. We stopped wherever we wanted and swam, ate or just lazed to our hearts content.
... the wind will be behind us as we race past Symi. A little update on Jules. She is collecting a good array of bruises. A notable one on her foot caused by a dropped bottle of wine (just purchased) as the plastic bag broke, several on legs usually caused by impacts with winches. More impressive than the skiing bruises!! Why on earth do we subject ourselves to these holidays?? I think that tomorrow Jules can stick with the steering and I will control the ...
... jump off the boom!! See photos!! We arrived in Cokertme (37o00.1N. 27o47.3E) which is a sleepy village that I am sure dies in the winter. A few enterprising locals build jetties install power and water and run a restaurant. Very picturesque indeed. As to the Jetties think Mama Mia and you are there. Dinner will be at 8pm. Usual assortment of food which we have no ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Nefeli Hotel Kós
Our 2nd time back to nefeli. Nikos,Nikki,Maria and wilma's hospitality is second to none. Nothing to much trouble. Hotel rooms, food, and pool are excellent. We will be returning next year and the year after for our wedding.
Nigel, Kendra and family
P.s Try the new water park for an excellent day out.
Could be a good hotel,if only!!!!
Just remember this, when reading reviews about hotels. If it sounds too good to be true - IT PROBABLY IS.
Having said that though here is my review. We booked to go to the Nefeli on a self catering basis in a supposedly self catering `studio` the reality of which is a tatty bedroom with a sink and fridge stuck in the corner, a large and small electric hob in a piece of board above the fridge and no air conditioning. After complaining, we were moved to a room in the main building which was acceptable but then we had to hire a fridge for 4 euros a day and A/C also for 4 euros per day. Having gone on 2 holidays a year for the past 5 years to various Mediterranean resorts this is the first time I have had to pay extra for these items.
My only question to people who supposedly go back year after year is WHY? For goodness sake get a life and see some more of the big wide world. Finally a message to The Nefeli, clean the swimming pool, make sure you can see the bottom of the pool and keep it clean. (2 hours in the small hospital on a Saturday night getting an ear infection treated is not much fun) Buy some new sun bed covers and invest in some new umbrellas. Buy a coffee maker (2 euros to wait for the kettle to boil to make a cup of coffee made with instant powder and tinned condensed milk is a bit steep) I will not return.
P.S. if you are an animal lover, particularly dogs. The sight of 2 dogs changed up all day and night, might probably upset you.
Nothing to rave about
Not a bad hotel for the price. We stay for 10 nights in August with out six year old son. The rooms are clean and well maintained and the swimming pool was an adequate size. The design of the hotel is very 70's and uninspiring with very little attempt to develop an attractive theme. Our main complaints were:
1. Pool hygiene, there seems to be very little pool maintenance, there is a shower but it doesn't work (basic hygiene). A family who were leaving before us insisted on the pool being thoroughly cleaned as members of their party had experienced ear infections and stomach complaints.
2. The breakfast they provide is very basic, bread rolls everyday with processed cheese and ham, coffee and tea. (Your children wont touch the cereal after the first day.) After 3 days of this it's advisable to order from the menu - which is chargable.
3. As is common in Greece there is absolutely no separation of smokers from non smokers so it is advisable to breakfast near a window if you dont want someone dropping ash over you bread roll (some say adding to the taste!!!).
Welcomed like family
Everyone the works at Nefeli Hotel has a smile and will take time to look after costumers. The staffs there are fantastic; Nefeli even throws a free BBQ and a good Greek dancing night on as well. We looked at different hotels before deciding on Nefeli, after staying there we were positive that we made the right choice. They are minutes walk from Kos town. Beaches are available near by, all though I would go to Kos town, the beaches there are more popular and there is more to do, like water sports and bars (plenty of good bars). Nefeli have a pool table, table tennis and darts available, their pool is the best ever Sam said "because it felt close and warm".
On our last day we were not leaving until the early hours of the next morning and were offered another apartment room to store our cases and/or relax, we were pleased as with out this it would have been a long day, especially being our last, and we were not charged.
Fantastic thanks gang.
Nefeli is a great hotel within a quiet location, near to Kos town.
Alex and Sami
Didnt want to come home
what a lovely hotel, very clean and friendly. we had our second wedding anniversary out there and nikos bought some champagne out for us, lovely surprise. rooms are good size, cleaned every day, pool what can i say its absolutely gorgeous. brothers nikos and demitrius and their wives and family run the hotel. they are such a friendly family. wilma (who is dutch) is the barmaid in the evenings, she is lovely works very hard nothing is too much trouble. the hotel is a little outside kos town which is nice you get the breeze especially when hot weather. nikos bbq's are gorgeous especially on their greek night what a night, loads of food which is very tasty and entertainment good all the family join in. my husband and i have been back a week and already missing the place, we notice that loads of people go back there every year i can see why.
just returned from two weeks staying at the nefeli and can honestly say i have never stayed in a hotel like this. eveyone who works there makes you feel so welcome and part of the family. we never normally spend much time in any hotel we stay in this was different almost all meals and nights. i really cannot praise the hotel or staff highly enough
More welcome than family
We have just returned from 10 days at the Nefeli and wanted to ensure anyone booking to go to Kos Town picks the Nefeli. It is above standard for any hotel or appartment I have ever stayed in in Greece - and that has been a few. The bathrooms were great with a full size bath, completely tiled and with a hair dryer to boot! For any one who is a frequent visitor to Greece a bath is a very unusual thing!! The staff were great with the owner Nikos being happy to arrange anything for you - including any special drinks or gifts you need - they will be there in the shop for you the next day. I have never been one to write reviwes but I felt I just had to for this hotel. It is out of the way and quite but close enough, up 'the leafy lane', to the rest of the night lift - so you are not kept awake. Hire bikes so the 'leafy lane' is not so long as I bet you will spend most evening in the hotel bar and they are so friendly. We will be going back
A holiday poem " Nefeli Hotel"
The day you arrive with a Welcome Smile
The days that follow feel as long as a Mile
Your morning Breakfast to Evening Meal
Gives you Energy and full of Zeal
Your holiday has but one Rule
Relax, Enjoy and Eat by the Pool
Before you leave the Hotel Of Rest
Please, do me a favour?, this is not a Test
Write a Verse in their Book
So everybody can have a Look
The NEFELI HOTEL is like a Family Tree
Return next Year and you will See.
THANK YOU;- NIKOS, MARIA, NIKI and WILMA for a splendid time.
love Linda and Keith
P.S. ALSO THANK THE CLEANING LADIES
This Original poem is on view in the Hotel Lobby.
written by keith and linda
Home from home
We have recently returned from a lovely holiday on the Greek Island of Kos. For the majority of our break, we stayed at the Hotel Nefeli where we were made very welcome by Niki, brother-in-law Nikos and his wife Maria, Wilma and all the other staff. The hotel is situated around 10 minutes from the nearest beach and 20 minutes from Kos Town itself, with its fabulous marina, old town, tavernas, etc. We were impressed with the hotel's facilities including a bigger than average pool, plenty of sun loungers, umbrellas, and a 24-hour bar manned by our Dutch friend Wilma. We loved Nikos' special evenings with Greek specialities, cooked by himself on his beloved barbecue - his gyros is a treat! The hotel rooms with a/c, satellite TV, balcony and fridge on demand are well furnished and kept immaculately. We have never felt so relaxed and at home in a hotel. Niki, especially, made us very welcome and the hotel's popularity is shown by the number of returning guests. We really recommend staying at this lovely hotel if you visit Kos.
Best holiday ever at the Nefeli
we have just spent ten days with the most fantastic family at the Nefeli appartments in Kos.
from the moment you arrrive you are treated as a member of the family by Nikos, Nikki, Marie and Wilma, all the kids are great too.
As Nicos says you are his guest you become a "Nefelian"
the greek night is not to be missed providing you can swim ! as at least one person usually ends up in the pool
even when you leave everyone waves you off no matter what time even 1.30 in the morning.
Have already recommended to friends and family once you've been there you would never go any where else on KOS.