This village-style luxury hotel has a clutch of stylish pools and its own private beach.
The peaceful Odysseus is a few paces from its own private beach, surrounded by fields and hills. There are 3 pools, and lots of eating options.
The lagoon pool is a real focal point. It’s huge, with views out to sea. And there’s an authentic Greek taverna, with candlelit tables on the sand.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals. Snacks.
Locally produced alcoholic and soft drinks.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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3 outdoor pools
There are 3 pools and 2 kids' pools available. There is a whirlpool bath in one area. Aqua aerobics and other activities are available in 2 of the pools. Pool towels can be provided for a deposit.
Open for à la carte lunch and dinner throughout the week, with a barbecue and buffet available at lunchtime. Reservations are required, and a dress code applies for evenings only.
A range of activities for kids aged 4 to 12, with a mini disco from 8.30pm, as well as a variety of daytime activities.
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This was our second time staying at the Astir Odysseus. The first time it was an Iberostar, but now it's a privately owned hotel. I do feel like there is a more personal touch this time around, and as last time we had an amazing stay. Firstly, we were recognized at check in as repeat customers which was a surprise seeing as it's such a large hotel. We were then showed to our room which was a Junior Suite looking over the pool area (the pool nearer to the main building) and we were welcomed with a complimentary bottle of wine and a plate full of goodies, along with a bowl of fruit and a welcome letter from the manager. We were really surprised and quite delighted with this, so it was the perfect way to kick off a relaxing week! The hotel in itself is beautiful, absolutely spotlessly clean and fresh all the way through. There are 2 outdoor pools and both of them are lovely. The first, smaller pool by the main building is really relaxing around this time of year as it's quite quiet. The sunbeds are really padded and comfy, the pool is pristine and quite cold so it's perfect for the hotter days sunbathing. The other, larger pool is stunning with a curvy design and 2 islands in the middle of it. The sunbeds aren't quite as comfy at this pool, but it does have the traditional wicker parasols and it does overlook the beach and ocean so it makes up for it! The 2 bars at the hotel are quite different from each other. 'Sirens' is the main bar in the lobby and this was our favorite of the two. They make some lovely cocktails during the day and evening, and the staff are really friendly. The blonde lady who walks around the bar in the evening taking orders is particularly sweet. The pool bar has a lovely setting, where at night you can sit on one of the sofas and watch Turkey's lights across the Aegean water. We didn't care too much for the staff in this bar though, they struck us as quite rude. The cocktails also weren't up to scratch compared to Sirens. We didn't eat in the a la carte restaurant this time around as we weren't majorly impressed with it 2 years ago, but the main buffet restaurant suits us just fine. We ate in here maybe 5 out of our 7 nights. There's always great variety, the food is always very tasty and freshly made. There could have perhaps been some more healthy options and some fresh vegetables every night instead of just twice a week but that's the only point for here! The breakfast buffet is faultless, great variety with greek yoghurt, fruit, pastries and freshly cooked items. The chef is literally sweating his hat off cooking eggs and omelets made to order. The staff at the restaurant are all lovely, and they had some great, traditional Greek entertainment here on Saturday night. I loved the nights where you were greeted with a shot of ouzo or cherry liquer and you could tell they went to extra efforts. Spot on! The evening entertainment is fine for the people that appeals to. Us, personally, don't really care for it. We thought it should maybe be moved to the pool bar, as Sirens in the evening strikes us a chilled out and relaxing place to unwind with a drink. It's a stunning bar, and if there was some jazz music playing in the background where people can just relax until the early hours of the morning, instead of the jazz music being over rode by the garish entertainment outside it would be much better. One of the nights it was so loud we couldn't hear each other talking in the bar, the music was more or less non existent and the entertainment was things like wrapping each other in toilet roll. This I would probably expect to see somewhere which isn't a 5 star resort, and I wouldn't be bothered if it was moved somewhere where the whole resort wasn't being pumped with the music...instead it's more concealed and people can go as mad as they like down the end of the resort! The bar was crowded every night, and I could tell the vast majority of people were getting a little irritated at the entertainment outside. I'd also say that to see what I'm talking about, maybe someone in management could have a drink at Ciao Cafe and Bistro in Kos Town to see the ambiance they give off there. That would be the perfect setting for the Sirens bar in the evening, and honestly would bump up my rating to 5 star instead of 4. This was the only thing in the whole stay and hotel that niggled at us for the week. As I said before, the room was gorgeous. The housekeeping was great, we had fresh towels every day and the beds were always made and floors mopped. The ONLY little detail that we think has been overlooked somewhat was the hairdryers in the bathroom, ours was really sticky with old residue from someone's hairspray we think so maybe these should be wiped down at the end of someones' stay. Other than the points raised, this place is one of the most beautiful places I've ever stayed in my life, I absolutely adore it and would recommend it to anyone at all! We will definitely be coming back in the coming years :) We only checked out yesterday morning, so thank you to all the staff who made our stay such an amazing one the past week. xxMore
browneyedowl, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Amazing hotel with amazing staff
We stayed at this hotel for the first 2 weeks of September and had a fantastic time. The hotel is very clean and all the staff are so friendly and helpful, they can never do enough for you. The rooms were spacious and cleaned every day with fresh towels and the mini bar was restocked daily and all inclusive. The swimming pool and surrounding areas were also immaculate being constantly cleaned. There were always enough sun beds and the hotel's strict no reserving sun beds rule worked really well. The pool bar and restaurant staff were also excellent. There is one main restaurant which serves really good food and there is plenty of choice. We stayed for 2 weeks and didn't get bored. There is an al a carte restaurant down by the beach which is fantastic, but you have to book 2 days in advance. One thing we weren't aware of is that men are required to wear long trousers to the restaurants in the evenings so make sure you pack a few pairs! The hotel is a bit off the beaten track, but you can easily get a bus in to Kos town for €3.50 return, hire a bike for €5 per day or we hired a car for the day and saw all the sites at once. The thermal springs are a must see. Overall this hotel definitely deserves the 5 stars it displays. The staff who made our stay perfect were Dennis, Gill and the rest of the animations team who were great entertainment, but not at all pushy like in some hotels we've stayed. The fab bar staff included Tolis, Gery, Aris and Khan who couldn't do enough for us for the whole two weeks and can recommend some fab traditional Greek restaurants in Kos town if you fancy a change if scenery.More
Great hotel, friendly staff and nice food
Stayed there for a week during September 2014. Unlike most visitors we decided to have Half Board as opposed to All inclusive as we like to see parts of the island and eat local food as opposed to being closed in the hotel throughout the whole stay. We arrived really early on check in day and were greeted by very friendly staff who kept our luggage until our room was ready (which it was 4 hours before it was supposed to which is always good). We had a junior suite with Pool View. Room was spacious clean and very new. Everything was top notch. On top of that we were given fruit and wine as a welcome gesture. Only issue with room was that it was on the top floor and the lacony had no roof so had issues with pigeons pooing all over the balcony and couldnt sit without being afraid that one of the will soil you so ask for a room with roof on the balcony or one on ground first floor. The pools were great clean and the one near our room very quiet which is what we like. The staff were very very friendly and all the food was beautifull for buffet food. I cant fault this hotel. I am difficult to please but this was great. Only slight downside was poor wifi but nio biggie as we were there on holidays, Highly recommendedMore
Great Hol , Great Staff , Geat Food
What a fabulous hotel , very modern , very clean , Fantastic food , great facilities . Was an all inclusive holiday and wasn't disappointed about anything . The staff are very well trained , with Special mention to ARIS - Superb organiser and nothing was too much trouble , PABLO ( think He was restaurant manager ) DEJON ( Not sure how to spell it ) KHAN & GEORGU BY THE POOL BAR . They all made our holiday special and 5 star . The poor bit really was the Lack of a good signal on the internet , guys you need a booster . The late showers ( No room available to stay on late ) poor with no shampoo or hairdryers ? Also the entertainment was shall I say " Lacking style " . Without the saviour " Dennis " AKA LoLa the entertainment guy pulling it all together with what little he had to work with . Guys along with ARIS , Dennis you will be lucky someone doesn't steal them from you they are that good , Dennis should be on TV . Overall the staff were amazing , well run hotel with great food and great roomsMore
Peter R, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Loved It But ...
We have just had a super time at the Astir. We arrived very late to be greeted by a charming receptionist who was very friendly and efficient. We were offered sandwiches and fruit which were extremely welcome after the long journey. We were really impressed with the decor throughout the hotel and the whole site is kept immaculately clean. The food was excellent and so much choice that there was always plenty of variety. We took advantage of the A La Carte option one evening which is a must! The food and service were first class. Other reviews have mentioned the poor wii-fi, over the site. The further away from the main hotel you are the worse the wii-fi is. For us this wasn't a problem but could be for others. My only criticism of the hotel is the spa facilities. They are situated in a really lovely environment but you have to pay 5 euros for each activity, be it jacuzzi, pool, sauna etc, which when a family of four works out really expensive. We used the jacuzzi one evening and they suggested we brought our pool towels as their towels were "small and thin" - not quite what you expect in a spa! When we got into the jacuzzi there was a largish piece of plastic loose which appeared to be a filter. It wasn't a great experience. On our final day due to leaving so late we were allowed to use the spa facilities to shower and change (with no charge) We really appreciated this and were given towels by reception. Be warned though - there are no hairdryers in the spa! When I asked about this it was suggested I go to reception to get one. Needless to say I didn't really want to walk around the hotel with my hair wrapped in a turban. Eventually they suggested I used the hairdresser's hair dryer located next to the spa. I would definitely go back to the Astir but feel that the spa was a big let downMore
Michaela S, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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