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Reviewed 29 July 2016

This was a late booking due to a family bereavement. A good deal was offered and knowing how much we loved last year's stay, booked a week. The only difference was that this time our adult daughter 'gatecrashed' (her words!). We stayed in a family room consisting of a double bed & two singles, separated by a large partition. It was spacious with a large balcony, in a quiet part of the hotel overlooking the gardens: ideal for us. A safe was provided which you rent but it was not much for the week.There was also a fridge which because of the supplied drinks, we could just squeeze milk into for our early morning cuppa (take your own travel kettle & tea bags/cups). On arrival and throughout the week the room was maintained and cleaned to the high standard experienced throught the hotel. The only negative was that after a delayed flight we did not arrive until 2am, & when shown to the room the air-con was not on (all electrics are operated by your key card) so the room was stifling. By breakfast the air con had started to work & it was okay, but it made for an uncomfortable first night. Realising this would be a problem if we took the key card each day, we requested an additional one which was supplied without fuss (typical of the attitude of hotel staff). We left one in the room so it was cool on our return each day.
The hotel and Kos was every bit as good last year's experience (see my review of July 2015). We were greeted like old friends by staff who remembered us from last year, but all of them are friendly and helpful. The food was of the high standard we expected (even our daughter who can be fussy always found something - especially the salads).
The hotel has two large pools which for a hotel of its size is wonderful, as well as spacious grounds, so you never feel on top of each other.
We did not experience the entertainment, but throughout the day the team try to engage customers in activities without being pushy (the boule is nice & relaxing but fun). After dinner one evening we popped across the road to the mini golf, so were there at 10p.m. with the backdrop of the sea just relaxing and having a laugh - recommended!
Kos itself seemed quieter than last year (though to be fair, we have not been during school holidays). Whether people had been put off by the refugee crisis I do not know, but there was no sign of them other than a small boy and girl playing instruments harbourside (who were very polite and grateful when you made a donation).
So, another lovely stay at the Platanista; the week went too quick. Hugs and best wishes from staff when we left, as well as Michael at cafe Harmo who was very pleased to see us again. We will definitely be back. We are trying a change of scenery for later in the year, but in Greece again. The Platanista is the standard we are setting other hotels by and it hasn't been easy finding one.
This was our daughter's first experience of Greece and she loved it all.

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled with family
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6  Thank GazzaT_80
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Just come home from a weeks stay and must say had a really great time staff were brilliant especially George and Alex in the restaurant made us feel really special overall had a fantastic holiday would thoroughly recommend

Stayed: June 2016
Thank Alan L
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We wanted a quiet week away and that's exactly what we got. The hotel is situated up a very small side road and looks stunning from the outside. The rooms are basic but we'll kept and very clean. All the staff are very friendly from reception desk, serving staff and entertainments team. We took part in activities if we wanted to and didn't feel pressured into taking part in any others. The food choice was good although the price of drinks were very expensive especially the water. I would highly recommend the hotel for a quiet time away.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank scottfarmer1982
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We've just come back from a week at Hotel Platanista, this is our 2nd visit and yet again we were not disappointed. The hotel is immaculate and all the staff are friendly & helpful, & food is excellent

Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank TheGrimmos
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Fabulous hotel. Great animation team with enough to do but with no pressure. Fantastic buffet breakfast and dinner superb choice with extremely friendly staff. Rooms comfortable and clean memorable holiday. Travelled with two13 year old boys and they met fab friends.

If I am being picky I would suggest guests of the hotel shouldn't have to pay the 5 euros for beach beds, and pool towels should be complimentary - this is really picking at a fabulous last minute choice of holiday and we would definitely return,

Room Tip: Not 116 as next to restaurant! We were 569 and 563 both great!
  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Karen B
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