Would definitely recommend this hotel. I visited with my partner and 2 children aged 10 and 12 and we all enjoyed it. I was worried that as we visited in late July it would be very busy, although the hotel was probably full it never felt over busy. You could always find a sun bed (although the towel on sun bed was in operation!) and meal times were steady (I found going late for meals were quieter). The beach is right in front of the hotel with free sun beds and a beach bar opposite.
We had a brilliant holiday and I have no criticisms about the hotel and the staff. If you want to explore on foot outside the hotel area then you will find it is along way to any villages etc.
We were on a relaxing break so stayed at the resort and were not disappointed.
Arrived at 23.45 and greeted with cocktails on arrival by the manager, tour of the hotel/facilities. Cases were taken to the room, a small food platter was laid on. All staff were friendly/helpful (nothing too much trouble). Child free zone (a big plus!), a very pleasing 4 star hotel (definately not a 5 or 6 as advertised on some sites) but a good experience overall. Food excellent,(breakfasts are excellent....kept us going until at least mid afternoon) cleanliness in general excellent, room was a little below a 4 star (but nothing to moan about), Tip: Do not book a taxi through the hotel (theres always plenty of taxis at the airport and in Kos town) the hotel will typically charge the taxi firm a fee for booking and they will pass the fee onto you e.g.: Airport to Hotel 35 euros (if you ask the hotel to book it it'll cost you 55 euros) Had a slight misunderstanding with restaurant manager (but once I spoke to Maria the hotel manger, it was swiftly resolved...a big plus to her and to him for acknowledging/apologising). If I had to criticise anything I would say it needed a little more entertainment in the evening (they hold a BBQ evening on a Monday, Greek night on a Wednesday & cocktails on a Friday, just the food/drinks no entertainment... a guitar or piano playing in the background would be nice so that couples could have a smooch after a nice meal and a few glasses of fine wine, this would also help couples to interact a little better. Would defiantly recommend.
Lovely excellent staff all over hotel.. Loved the holiday.... Slight grievance booked studio room it was clean but bathroom disappointing .... Did ask for issues to be put right which they tried but it was not good... Shower had no rail.. Water out of sink taps. Just a dribble... Could have complained more but only being there a week just couldn't be fussed... Shame loved the holiday...
We were trying to get a hotel near Mastahari to catch the ferry to Kalymnos. It was the cheapest one over by Mastahari that was available. When we got there, they upgraded us to a nicer room. We arrived late and were hungry and nothing was open. The staff stayed long enough to throw some really good food and wine together for us. Much appreciated. Didn't get to spend any time at the pools, but did go up by the bar/outdoor night club... it was fun. Definitely appreciated the service.
The 4-star Hotel Gaia Royal Resort is located 5 km from the picturesque fishing village of Mastihari, on the trendy Greek …More