Here you get 2 great pools, plus a peaceful setting within walking distance of Kos Town.
With its turrets and archways, this place looks like a Venetian castle. It comes with 2 large pools, one of which has a swim-up bar. And there's a great little taverna.
The hotel’s in a peaceful spot beside Psalidi beach. And it’s less than a 5-minute drive into the capital, Kos Town. You can walk there in half an hour – the route is especially pretty.
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Free bottle of wine and fruit basket on arrival for honeymooners or those celebrating an anniversary.
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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Just steps away from the pool bar with plenty of sunbeds and parasols to go around.
Offering a great choice of snacks for lunch and refreshing drinks throughout the day.
Outdoor relaxation pool
With whirlpool baths and powerful jets to help you become stress-free, this is a great spot to set up for the day.
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Twin Room with Balcony or Terrace
Twin rooms have warm, simple styling with natural light from the double doors - there's also a balcony or terrace. Your room will be fully air-conditioned with satellite TV and a minibar. And there's free Wi-Fi in your room too.
Superior Twin Room with Balcony
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Autumn sunshine at the Hotel Platanista
We stayed here with my wife’s sister and her husband at the beginning of October for 11 days. Prior to our departure from the UK, I had read several mediocre reviews, however our experience was totally delightful. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. Upon our arrival at around 10pm my wife discovered that she had left her blood glucose testing kit on the plane. She needs to use this several times a day so this was clearly a concern. The reception staff immediately phoned the on duty pharmacy and arranged a taxi into town so we could obtain a new one. They even offered to send one of the staff with us to translate, however this wasn’t necessary and within half an hour we had returned from town with the new kit which was waiting at the pharmacy. So top marks to the reception staff. The hotel itself is an attractive complex in lovely grounds located about 200 yards back from the main coast road and beach. The rooms are pleasent and are kept very clean but are fairly basic. We had a standard twin room which was located on the ground floor overlooking the gardens adjacent to the main pool. In terms of sleeping we found the beds comfortable but due to the proximity of the restaurant and bar, there was sometimes a bit of noise although this usually died out at around 11pm. We had no problems with the restaurant, we were able to dine outside every night with the exception of one night when we felt it was a bit too chilly. The staff again were very friendly and the manager was always willing to help in finding a table or explaining the contents of a local dish. The food itself was a good mixture of Greek dishes and other European plates. The only negative comment was that the food could sometimes be on the cool side which is a general complaint when it comes to buffet style serving. Drink prices seemed reasonable with bottles of house wine (which seemed quite drinkable) starting at around 13€. The pool areas are generously large and there was never a problem finding sun beds. During our stay we were lucky enough to have sun every day with temperatures around 27 degrees. There was a slight breeze which was not an issue during the day. At lunch time we had a light meal and drink at the pool restaurant. This offers a variety of hot and cold dishes and the prices are comparable to the tavernas which you can find along the road outside the hotel. The animation team (George and olga) did a brilliant job in providing activities all day. The evening entertainment was a mixture of activities and entertainment such as Greek dancing and a couple of singing groups. We particularly enjoyed The Three Tenors and The Three Divas who sung a variety of songs. We walked into the town on several occasions as we found the bus didn’t stop that often in the mornings due to it being full by the time it reached our hotel. The walk is easy as the ground is level and there is a good footpath / cycle path into the town. In town we spent most of our time looking at ruins, the Roman villa and the amphitheater as well as visiting the museum. There is a lot to look at and you really need to spend around two days in Kos town to appreciate it all. We also did the Thomson’s (TUI) VIP trip which is a one day tour of the island with lunch. This was in my opinion very well organised and provided a good overview of the island as well as visiting several interesting places. In terms of hidden costs which has been a criticism in some reviews we found the hotel policy to be very similar to other 4 & 5 star hotels we have stayed at so we didn’t think the charges were unreasonable or unexpected. All in all our stay at the Platanista was a really enjoyable holiday and I would strongly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a relaxing break in the sun with an opportunity to explore a very interesting island.More
Iain A, 186338
2 Weeks Vacation
I have read all the positive reviews regarding this hotel and they are quite accurate reviews there are a few points I would like to add a few points. The hotel is located off the main road to Kos on the East side of the Island down a very narrow road approx 30 meters long I was surprised to see such a large hotel at the end of the narrow road. The check in was smooth but I have to pay for a safe deposit box €28.00 for 2 weeks also €14.00 for two swimming pool towels not what you would expect from a 4.5 star hotel we stayed half board and the evening meals were not to everyone's taste fortunately there was a salad option we also found the hot meals were far from hot at best luck warm and a bottle of water cost €2.40 every evening with the meal there is a wide choice of deserts available but if you require a cup of tea you will have to pay for it as tea is extra at the evening meal. We booked a deluxe room for €292.00 extra for 14 nights the difference between it and a standard room was a tea maker a Jacuzzi bath (which we never used) and a bathrobe the TV was a 32" flat screen with only one English speaking station Sky News I spoke to the hotel manager about this issue and he stated most of the guests were English /Dutch Etc but there was a problem with English TV and the hotel would rectify the problem in 2018 season.The view from the room was a side view of Bodrum Turkey. The day time entertainment leaves a lot to be desired it Darts, Crazy Golf, Water Polo, Water Aerobics, very few guests tool part in the water sport as the swimming pool was freezing 15C too cold even to swim.There ia a small car bike rental company outside the hotel but if you hire a motor scooter you will be responsible for the first €600.00 of any damage to the bike or quad bike there is no insurance to protect you against this charge. Kos town is only a 10 minute bus ride from the bottom of the road to the hotel €2.10 return bus the bus can be full at peak times and you may have wait for 1hr to get a bus to stop for you you can walk to Kos in about 35 minutes Also there is no outside entertainment outside or near the hotel it is isolated the only chance outside is Kos town the evening entertainment in the hotel is terrible some nights Bingo A Juggler , Table Tennis, A music quiz. The price of a beer in the hotel is €5.00 and €7.00 for wine it is a better deal to go to Kos for the evening Max €3.00 a pint for beerMore
NOT as good as previous
We have been to this hotel 5 times in the last 2 years, but if this had been our first visit then we would have not returned and the reason for this is the restaurant, Firstly the chefs who cook at their station cooking roast suckling pig, roast lamb, chicken dishes from around the world and chefs who do breakfast MORRELLI who does pancakes and waffles and chef LEFFTIROSS who does bacon , eggs and omelettes are all very hot and tasty but the food that comes out of the kitchen is not hot and the hot plates used to keep it hot are not and that is a shame because the food otherwise would be very good, I am a chef with several restaurants so food is something I know about. Also in the restaurant there are some first class staff, ANTONIS, MARIA, SPIROS,JULIE who was not there this time as she has just had a baby, these staff are very attentive and hard working but there are several staff who are Rubbish, they ignore any requests for your attention both at breakfast and dinner and one male waiter whom I will name to the management ignores anyone unless you are female in short skirt and low top. These 2 problems with the restaurant fall with 2 people, firstly the Head chef and secondly the maitre d". The rest of the hotel very good ,1, Gardeners , they are first class .2, Cleaners, first class, [ hello to Maria who has serviced our room the 5 times we have been there ]3 , Pool bar, first class.More
Would go back
Me and my boyfriend stayed here for two weeks from the 23rd September to the 7th October. We arrived about 10pm on the 23rd September and as we were half board we had missed dinner but was offered a cold plate (which we refused as we bought some sandwiches from the airport as we were unaware) we then checked in and was shown our room by a member of staff who also took our cases. The room was fairly small but was liveable i believe we booked a twin room as they wanted extra money for a double....the two single beds were together anyway so it made no odds. We bought the safe which was 16 euros for the two weeks I believe. It then took us a good 15 minutes to try and figure out how to work the aircon... you need to press the on button twice same goes for when you open and close the back doors the air con will automatically turn off. Supermarket - there isn't a proper supermarket near by but there is a BP garage about a 5 minute walk from the hotel and that does sell pretty much everything but if you want a big supermarket there are loads in Kos town We got up the next day for breakfast which is a buffet but there is so much choice such as fresh pancakes and waffles, fresh fruit, cereal, hot food and gluten free foods. We ate lunch in the hotel pool bar everyday which turned out to be a bit expensive. If i was to go again I'd go into town for lunch as it's much cheaper but I cannot fault the food. If your'e a salad lover I HIGHLY recommend the ceaser salad and also the pasta dishes were delicious. Dinner - again is a buffet style which changes everyday and on their greek night they have fresh kebabs cooking out side so make sure to look out for that as we missed it the first week! only problem we found was if you went to dinner from 8pm on wards you had to sit down and wait for a table which took a bit of time but if you're in no rush it's not a problem. They staff were amazing especially Maria, she takes the time out to know your names, your standard drink order and is overall a lovely lady There was two entertainers George and Duda (I think that's her name...) they have various activities during the day such as yoga in the morning, aqua gym at 12, darts, mini golf and water polo in the afternoon. The evening entertainment however was something else... Ouzo Bingo and the magic show was probably the best shows they had over the two weeks. We either went into town which was a 45 pacy walk or a 10 minute bus ride ( if you get the bus, buy the tickets from reception as they cost 1.10 and if you buy them on the bus it costs 1.50 instead) you can hire bikes for 7 a day and one day we got a moped for 14 which enabled us to go further onto the island. We got sucked into buying a spa package... you get free 15 minutes per person when you check into the hotel which you need to book within 1-2 days of you being there. We bought the deal which was 240 euros for 4 hours of any treatments and you could have them whenever you wanted over any days....I didn't disappoint. The massages we had were just amazing! we had an exfloliation and hydration massage on our 4th day there. We then had a 70 minute cretan massage which was a full body massage and on our last day we had an aloe vera facial which was very much needed. So if you love spa treatments I highly recommend looking into it. The staff normally come round the pool and speak to you as they always have deals on. I don't really have any negatives apart from the drink prices and lunch prices but that can be avoided by going out. Everyone we had spoke to had been to the hotel before and I would happily go back to the hotel.More
Excellent pick, 4 out of 5 stars for me because ...
Spent 15 nights in Platanista Hotel end of september / beginning of october. Let me first of by saying, this hotel is an excellent pick. The location looks amazing and facilities on site are excellent. Another strong point is that it only takes about 15 minutes to get to Kos-town by bike, and there is a lane for that, so you can't go wrong there. The most amazing for me was the staff, everyone from cleaning ladies, to servers to bar staf, entertainment and management have been lovely and amazing. There's also a spa in the bottom of the building, which can be nice, but if you ask me it's a bit overpriced and a bit small, especially if you compare it to the Hamam in Tigaki. Really I should give this hotel a 5 out of 5 stars but I'm not going to. And the main reason for this is that they keep their staff to 7 days a week working (as many hotels and bars do in Greece I know). For me this is offputting, also the wages that they make are nothing compared to the money that we're spending in this hotel and to low for the effort and excellent their staff displays. Apart from that, regular staff that's been there for in some cases 10-20 years should get more liberty in changing policies of the hotel. So, if the hotel will compensate their staff better (at least 25% but should really be 50% more wages, if they enforce a 5 or 6 day working weak and if they would propperly compensate for extra hours their staff makes they would wholeharteldy get a 5 out of 5 stars. Now I know, it's like this in many places in Greece, but Platinsta, with all it's excellence should make a difference for their loyal staff. Hoping to see it changed / improved on my next visit here.More
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