Aeolos Beach Hotel
What We Love
- A postcard-perfect hotel in the Greek Islands, with sea views, breakfast and optional dinnerStaying in an ultra-chic white bungalow with a terrace or balcony
- Kicking back with a summer cocktail by the luxurious outdoor pool
- Waking up each morning to views of the sparkling Aegean Sea
What To Know
- Beach front bungalows promise easy access to the beach and the best sea views and sunsets
- The pool is huge and with plenty of sun beds and umbrellas
- Free WiFi throughout
- Located about a 10-minute drive from Kos Town
As one of the more upscale stays in the sparkling Dodecanese – the cluster of sun-soaked Greek islands in the southeastern Aegean Sea – the four-star Aeolos Beach Hotel is the perfect pick for an island getaway. Not only does this property wow with lovely design features, but its proximity to Kos Town makes it a no-brainer if you’re looking to combine a luxe beachside getaway with some impressive ancient ruins.
The gorgeous, white-washed bungalows here are picture-perfect, with their sleek design, comfortable furnishings and luxurious balconies and terraces. Of course, sipping cocktails by the pool and lounging in the open-air Jacuzzi are encouraged here, but this hotel has even more to offer, such as a sauna, mini golf, a gym and tennis courts. Factor in mouthwatering buffet-style and à la carte Greek cuisine, and chances are you’ll never want to leave.
The Beachfront Sea View Bungalow rooms provide some serious comfort and style, with their white décor, contemporary furnishings, tiled flooring and en-suite bathrooms. Located either on the ground or upper floors, each of the spacious rooms boasts a private sea-view balcony or terrace, as well as twin beds dressed with high-quality linens.
Amenities- Air conditioning- Satellite TV- Wi-Fi- Luxury bath amenities- Hair dryer- Direct-dial telephone – Refrigerator- Safe
Open for breakfast and dinner, the signature Aeolos Restaurant provides Greek and international fare prepared with fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Also worthy of your attention is the sea-facing Tranquillo, for Greek delicacies, and the two bars, Aquilo and Zephyros, for cocktails and premium-label drinks.
Just three miles from the center of Kos Town, the hotel is located in the Lambi district, on the northeastern corner of the island. Must-dos include marveling at the Roman and Ottoman architecture, gazing at the mighty Castle of the Knights of St. John, savoring long lunches at the harborside restaurants and braving the dizzying heights of Mount Dikeos. The ancient ruins of Asklepion and the soft white sands of Tingaki’s beaches are also well worth a visit.
How to Get There
We were in the last batch of holidaymakers for the season, and loved the quiet atmosphere of the hotel. Sunbeds aplenty by the pool; always a table outside in the evening by the bar; no queues for drinks or food; a peaceful swim in the huge pool which actually has a real deep end.
It didn’t matter that the décor of the bungalows was on the basic side: the beds were comfortable, the rooms were clean and quiet, and the overall aesthetics of the site were very pleasant. Lovely to hear the sea at night from our small patio with table & chairs. But why provide only 1 roll of toilet paper in the bathroom as standard practice? And why was it such a big deal to obtain 2 keys for our room?
The food was pleasant, plentiful and varied, right up to the last day the hotel was open, with freshly-cooked omelettes/pancakes/fried eggs at breakfast while you waited. The coffee was really good and the wine more drinkable than in other All Inclusives we have stayed in. But the cocktails were unforgettably awful. Thanks to cheap mixers (no excuse when a Lidl on Kos could surely provide something drinkable) and local spirits, even a G&T was unrecognisable as such and undrinkable to boot. We tried the tonic by itself and it was awful. As for the cocktails, we never got to the bottom of what made them taste so vile, but stuck to wine and ouzo.
Loved the location as we were AI; finding a shop or local restaurant would be a challenge. But the bus into Kos Town is 3 mins walk from reception and is pretty frequent. 2 euros each way, but buying tickets from the white kiosk where the bus stops in town brings the price down slightly.
Very nice hotel located just on the outskirts of Kos city in a nice and quiet area. A very nice beach is just a short walk from the hotel and the staff was always available for any requests that we had. I would recommend though to hiring a motorcycle or a quad so the transportation from and to the hotel would be easier and convenient,
My friend and I stayed here last week in the beach front bungalows in the premier area which was beautiful and cleaned daily. All the staff were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Food was good but best to get there early so that you have more choice. Waiters were very helpful too. Only downside was that entertainment had all stopped in the evening by the time we arrived as we was classed as end of the season.