Carda Beach Hotel
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best of both worlds! Jan 27, 2010
i got a great deal last June (2008) and booked to Carda beach in Kardamena with a friend for one week, having lived in the area 4 years previous i knew it was a fairly new hotel.
It was so lovely! from the frosted glass room divides to the way the pool was lit up at night, stunning! the rooms had a fresh modern feel and we were lucky enough to be upgraded to an apartment with sharing pool, the apartment was fresh and clean like the rooms but offered more space and a larger shower area, a lounge and balcony. The bed is very comfortable, and the room has a electronic safe, a tv, fridge, and air-con unit.
we felt a little let down with the food- we were half board and that meant there was only one restaurant we could go to free of charge, the buffet, not that impressive or varied, but a plate could be filled easily if you werent feeling too fussy!
its about a ten minute walk into town, (turn left from the hotel) so nicely located, as you can stroll in for the supermarkets or a night out but be away from the noise when it was time to relax! (i'd recommend getting a taxi for around 5 euros after a night out because the road is poorly lit and a bit scary)
the hotel beach is quite small and a little crowded, however if you turn right out of the hotel you can walk along a stretch of beach and find a more secluded spot (warning a little way down is a 20meter stretch of beach for naked tourists- be prepared to join in, or, like me, divert thy eyes and walk fast!)
the staff at the hotel were generally friendly, although we had an issue with our booking at first and the lady on the desk was quite rude at first. the rest of the week ALL the staff were polite and helpful!
they were brilliant when my friend had an allergy and suffered servere facial swelling (cause not related to the hotel), they called a doctor in straight away and waited with us till the doctor arrived!
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Modern, Relaxing hotel Aug 08, 2008
This hotel is a wonderful hotel for anyone looking for a place to stay just outside the town of Kardamena.
When we arrived, the ladies in the reception were very helpful and quick to get us to our rooms. They also offered us a free meal seeing as we arrived at 11.00 p.m. and hadn't had anything to eat since 1 p.m.(!).
The beach was just across from the hotel ( 15 second walk) and although we stayed during the peak season, we were always able to get a sun bed (free of charge, which was very nice). There's a watersports booking area on the beach, so you can easily go paragliding, bananaboating, jetskiing etc. whenever you want. There was also a sandvolleyball court on the neighbouring beach (which belonged to the MikriPoli hotel which Carda Beach is collaborated with) and the animation team were always trying to get people to join in!
The only bad thing about this hotel was the food. I'm used to traveling to 5 star resorts and the quality of food has been much better elsewhere. But if you are not exceptionally picky about your food, this shouldnt be a problem (just stay away from the dinner buffet!) we were very happy that we hadn't booked the "all-inclusive" as that would have made us guilty eating in town!
The rooms were very nice and of a high standard. The beds were comfortable and large. All the rooms have their own terraces which are about 2x3 square meters.
On the website they mentioned that they have a tennis court so me and my friend were excited to try it out. The only problem was that you had to go over to the other hotel to get the raquets (which took around a half an hour!) they were of very poor quality. Anyway, when we got up to the hotel's court, we were only able to play for half an hour because it is so windy there that the ball bounced back to you half the time!!! They sould really think about getting a wind shield for the courts because Kos is a windy island, and it dosnt change throughout the year.
I had some spa treatments as well, and I was pleased with them all! I recommend a relaxing back massage or a full body scrub at the beginning of your holiday!
The walk to town took around 15 mins, which suited us perfectly. I highly recommend a trip to paradise beach in a rented SUV!
Carda Beach Hotel Overview
The Carda Beach Hotel is an Adults-Only retreat situated just steps from the sandy beach and crystal clear water in the charming resort of Kardamena on the Island paradise of Kos. Boasting 200 comfortable guestrooms and suites, this superb 5 Star resort makes a stunning base for all types of Grown-Ups wanting 1st class holiday accommodation with a choice of beaches and plenty of activities both onsite and nearby to keep everyone happy and content. Guests to the Carda Beach Hotel can discover quaint fishing villages, walk to lots of shops, bars, and restaurants (700 m), bask in the glow of the onsite SPA, and enjoy plenty of water sports on the beach.
Kos Airport is 7 km from the hotel.
Local Tips: Kardamena has many exciting and safe dives through a variety of unusual dive sites including unusual rock formations with caves and tunnels, reef dives and the opportunity to dive through bubbles rising from a volcano.
Please note: Only children's above 16 years old will be accepted due to hotel's adults only concept.
Food, drink and entertainment: All Inclusive Accommodation. The Carda Beach Hotel has a superb selection of dining choices starting with the main Mediterraneo Restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets with action cooking right by the pool, the Day Beach Cafe for light meals by the pool, Lo Spuntino a la carte restaurant for Italian specialties and wines, and Wok n' Roll is perfect for enjoying far Eastern cuisine with views of the shimmering pool and the Sea beyond. The trendy Blue Moon bar is the place for pre-dinner ouzos or after dinner coffees, spirits and cocktails!
Sports, games and activities: Two outdoor fresh water pools, beach with sand, sun beds and parasols, three sharing suite pools, natural sculpted beach filled with sand, multi court for court for tennis, basketball, and mini football, table tennis, Billiards, day and evening activities (aerobics, mountain biking, sea sports, etc), sea sports instructors. The Carda SPA features Saunas, Hammams, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, fun showers, tranquil relaxation lounge with heated armchairs, treatment rooms offering a big array of specialized body treatments, beauty and face programs, and professional equipment focusing on therapeutic baths and jet showers. Guests can stay fit at the well-equipped Fitness Centre.
Additional: Reception services, money exchange, free Wi-Fi Internet access, daily room cleaning, laundry service, mini market, shops, car, bike and motorbike rentals, versatile meeting space that can accommodate up to 250 people ideal for a variety of events, outdoor parking. Some services are with charge. House brand drinks are included and consist of wine, beer, local spirits, long drinks, local cognacs, brandy, liqueurs, aperitifs, juices, soft drinks, filter coffee, and tea. A small selection of international brands included. All drinks served at the restaurants and bars from 10.30 to 23.00. Charge applies to all drinks after 23.00 and for premium brands at all times.
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