Michelangelo Resort & Spa
What We Love
- An all-inclusive stay at a luxurious five-star beach-and-spa resort in the Greek islandsIndulging in a massage on the outdoor pavilion, with the glittering sea before you
- Enjoying the perks of an all-inclusive stay
- Watching the sunset with a drink in hand at the swim-up infinity-pool bar
What To Know
- Upon arrival, you'll be greeted with a welcome drink and a cold towel
- The resort has a private beach with lounge furniture and a bar
- Book a Sea View room for your own private balcony that looks out over the water and mountains
- Free WiFi can be spotty
Action-packed holidays are all well and good, but there comes a time when nothing sounds better than a few days of pure relaxation. Kick back, recharge your batteries and float away on a sea of blue at the Michelangelo Resort & Spa. Rising above the beach of Agios Fokas, this ultra-modern, five-star getaway is an idyllic spot to explore the beautiful island of Kos – or to simply take it all in from the comfort of a daybed by the pool.
The resort’s beachfront location, panoramic terraces, vast infinity pool and top-class spa facilities combine to make a true slice of heaven – and earned this luxe spot a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. You’ll be able to spend your mornings playing tennis, before recovering with a sea-view massage. Nearby Kos town is also well worth exploring – just make sure you’re back in time to watch the sunset from the infinity-pool bar.
If you haven’t napped enough on the sun loungers, the resort’s rooms maintain the sleek sophistication seen throughout the hotel. Comfort Sea View rooms, measuring in at 270 square feet, feature soothing colors and furnished balconies. Upgrade to a Premium Sea Front View room for a front-facing balcony, making those gorgeous views even more instagram-worthy.
The resort’s elegant restaurant boasts gourmet cuisine and panoramic views of the azure waters. For breakfast, choose from a varied buffet stuffed with everything from fresh fruit salad to pancakes and waffles. For dinner, enjoy Greek, Mediterranean and international dishes paired with an impressive list of local wines and spirits.The hotel’s pièce de résistance is the pool bar; situated in the center of the resort’s 480-ft.-long infinity pool, the bar is the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon cocktail while taking in the spectacular sea views.
This luxe spa really takes tranquility to the next level, with Turkish baths, a steam room, a sauna and treatment rooms offering everything from signature services, such as thalassotherapy, to conventional facials. We recommend having your travel-weary limbs soothed while looking out over the endless expanse of sea on the outdoor massage pavilion.
The Michelangelo Resort & Spa rises above the shingle beach of Agios Fokas and has its own private area of the beach. The boutique shops, restaurants and nightlife of bustling Kos town, port and marina are just five miles away. Other attractions nearby include the well-known Therma hot springs and the coast of Turkey.
How to Get There
We had booked two rooms at this hotel and were allocated rooms 1124 and 1122, arriving at 8.00 pm, the noise from the entertainment and bar directly underneath was horrendous. We asked Reception if we could move and they said we would have to speak to the manager in the morning and that the live entertainment would stop at 10.30pm. It did not it went on past 11, once that had stopped you could still hear the bar music and the scrapping of every single chair below this went on until 1 in the morning and then we were woken early by the cleaners in the bar. We spoke to the manager who at first seemed reluctant to move us until we said we would have to move hotels, she said we could move rooms on the Friday. So it meant another awful night of no sleep in this room, also we couldn’t sit on the room balcony or open the patio door because of all the smoke smells coming up from the bar. Once we had moved to room 1242 this was far better, very peaceful and quite, just what we expected from a five star hotel. The pool areas were very good and the sun loungers exceptionally comfy. There are also sun loungers down on the beach. Bar staff were very friendly and so were restaurant staff and worked very hard. Food was good, however it was lacking in vegetarian dishes, and not everything was labelled and I had to keep asking staff if items had meat in or not. Rooms were clean and the beds were very comfy. We had a look at the spa area but didn’t use it as it was quite small and very busy. I wouldn’t book to come to this hotel unless I could specify which rooms I wanted. I’ve no idea why they would put anyone in a room above a busy, smokey bar area. It is a shame as relaxation, peace and quite is what I look for when I come on holiday. I would advise anyone to ring ahead to make sure they don’t get these two rooms unless you like not going to sleep until the early hours.
This is a very pleasant hotel staffed with very friendly, helpful and happy people who cannot do enough to make your stay a pleasant one. We were 'All Inclusive' guests in a double room with a fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and a pleasant view overlooking both the infinity pool and the sea. We did not hire a car.
The food in the buffet restaurant was of an extremely high standard, with plenty of choice at every meal to suit virtually every taste - including carnivores, pescatarians, vegetarians and vegans. 1.5 litre bottles of water (free of any additional charge) were readily provided, alongside any other drink orders we placed, at every meal - which was much appreciated. Alongside the fresh fruits is a huge range of desserts, all of which are also to die for (available at every meal) and the service is exemplary. We would particularly praise both the manager, Mr Sakis, for his warm welcomes and wonderfully lively personality and Georgio, Paschalina and Angelo for their attentive service and willingness to enjoy our humour - with some of their own too.
All Inclusive guests staying for 7 days or more can book one free evening meal and one free breakfast at the hotel's a la carte Mediterraneo Restaurant . However, many of the items on the evening menu are asterisked and shown as being not free to AI guests and only available to them if paid for. This was disappointing and made us feel like second class guests. Also, we found that it was not worth paying for those asterisked items anyway, as they do become available in the main buffet and are of equivalent quality - just that they are part of a buffet. Also, we did not find the service as good in the a la carte restaurant as in the main one. All in all, it was not an enjoyable dining experience.
There are bars in the reception area, beside the beach and a swim up one in the second pool too and the AI drinks on offer were generous and, as well as spirits and beers, included a varied and impressive assortment of cocktails too. Beside the two main pools and the children's pool with play area, there are plenty of loungers, set out in pairs, each pair having it's own table and parasol. It was excellent value for money.
Outside the hotel you can walk along the black stony/gravel beach in both directions - although you will need to be willing to climb over some rocks at times. You can also walk along the road - which is less pleasant. There is nothing in either direction there, apart from a small mini shop and a hotel for quite a few miles. However, we found it was quite easy to walk to Therme, to the hot springs, some 4 miles away. Be advised that you will encounter (timid) goats on the road - and occasionally on grassed areas in the hotel grounds. However, the bus stop is right outside the hotel too and for a couple of euros you can pre-purchase tickets in the hotel shop and ride to Therme or to Kos Town. (Tickets are cheaper if bought in advance but can be bought on the bus too and the fare is a standard fare no matter how far you intend to go). The bus can be very busy but the drivers are happy to encourage standing passengers to 'shove up' to allow everyone to board. The journey to Kos Town is not a long one and worthwhile both to see interesting ruins and to shop. We would also recommend going on a couple of excursions too - particularly to Nisyros where you can actually walk in the Stefanos Crater of the vocano (reasonable admissions charges apply). Nisyros is a very pleasant 2 hour boat trip away (take a jacket for the return journey and watch for the sunset). We also recommend a tour around the island of Kos, which includes the ancient hospital ruins at Asklepion (reasonable admission charges also apply).
As with all holidays, not everything suits everyone and for us we would have preferred a less harsh series of cubed, concrete blocks which form the well spread hotel complex of rooms. The area around the hotel is desolate. We would also have preferred the balconies to have more privacy, (we could shake hands with the couple on one of the balconies adjacent to ours). Many rooms look at the concrete blocks in front of them, so it is worth paying extra for a sea view room. Sadly, these are not things that can be rectified by the goodwill of the staff. Our favourite places to sunbathe were on the beach - on the front row of loungers - and beside the children's pool, (where we could turn our loungers round to face the sea). There is another quiet pool area but it doesn't have the pleasant sea views. We did not enjoy the area beside the infinity pool because it was very cramped, with the loungers tightly packed and set in regimental rows behind each other (why don't they stagger them?) and music thumping continuously. Although, to be fair, there was a more spacious and quieter area at one end. The evening entertainment was quite varied but not to our liking - which again is a personal taste. All in all we did enjoy our holiday and would recommend staying at this hotel if you don't mind its remoteness or the feeling of lack of personal space by the infinity pool and lack of privacy on your balcony.
I was on the island during October and stayed at the Michelangelo for three nights with my family. This was my third visit.
I have to say that the resort never fails to impress. The staff are super friendly and helpful. The drinks and food, albeit a buffet in the main restaurant, are excellent. The selection of food is amazing and you don't really want for anything.
Ive left longer more detailed reviews in the past, although the beach bar is not got be missed which is lovely at the end of the day for a cocktail or two by the sea.
We tend to mix things up with going into Kos Town some evenings which is easily don as the bus stops outside the hotel. It takes just ten minutes.
Correct that there seems to be some building work going on a few hundred metres away. That seems to have been like that for a while. It isn't noisy and has never bothered us in the slightest. I just look the other way if I don't want to see it and certainly don't give the hotel a hard time about it.
Looks at my other reviews, i've travelled a fair bit, this is a good hotel. Looking forward to my fourth visit.
Go with an open mind, you'll love it :)
We had the pleasure of spending our summer holiday at the Michelangelo Hotel and Spa in August. The experience of the hotel from before we arrived until we left was fantastic. We reached out with a few questions prior to the arrival, since we were travelling with 2 children. Mandy (Experience Manager) was quick to respond and prepared for our arrival, which made us feel really comfortable and was very accessible if we had any other questions during our stay. We decided to book an all inclusive break for 12 days with two sea view rooms and I must say, we had an amazing view from our rooms. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Stavros the main waiter at the buffet restaurant was always there with a smile and great service from his team. The bar teams were really good at making drinks on request. We had such great time with Elisavet and Dimitris whom always made you feel comfortable and welcome. There were many more great staff there so it’s hard to mention them all. The stay was fantastic, pools amazing - especially infinity pool, rooms lovely - the only down side is that you do need to travel away from the hotel for activities for pre-teen and teens. Nothing really for them at the hotel. A little bonus - their sister hotel next door had a great Jazz evening that is worth mentioning.
Set in a quiet, peaceful area, we really enjoyed a relaxing stay at this hotel. The pool areas are well set out and the infinity pool is delightful.
Our room was spacious and bright. The main bar area was lovely to sit in during an afternoon or evening, and the evening live entertainment was enjoyable and, pleasant relief, not tacky at all.
As for the food...for an ‘all inclusive’ Hotel the food here is of a good quality, with a varied choice. The main dining and buffet area appeared a little dated.
We booked to eat dinner one evening at the restaurant overlooking the infinity pool. A beautiful setting, views across to Turkey, and very romantic to watch the sun set as we ate. Whilst the food itself was good, I am at a loss to understand why the menu system so unnecessarily complicated. Felt sorry for the poor waiter who had to explain the workings of the menu system to every single table! Secondly, that restaurant doesn’t seem to be able to manage more than one table at a time, consequently the booking times are set quite far apart...and there’s nothing worse than sitting in an almost empty restaurant, so I can’t award top marks for that idea!
I do give top marks to the Manager, Exec Chef, and Maitre d’...always greeting guests at the entrance/exit to the main buffet restaurant, all very friendly and go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome.