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. 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 restaurant, which sits right on the seafront.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals. Snacks.
Locally produced alcoholic drinks, coffee 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.
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.
Open Monday to Saturday for over 16s.
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My wife and I stayed all inclusive at the Astir Odysseus between the 4th-14th Sept . We had a truly wonderful holiday.The food is fantastic, particularly the bbq lunch at Argo All the staff were lovely and friendly. A special mention to Aris the bar manager. Stella and Joana in the restaurant. Sopia and Lola in the bar. All the staff work very hard.More
I returned last week from a week's holiday at this hotel and it was truly a 5 star break. I could not fault it - the meals were A1 (yes, even the desserts which were small portions so you could have several!). The drinks were all excellent; Schweppes bottled Tonic Water was standard - such a treat. The rooms were very good with excellent air conditioning. Everywhere inside and out was spotless. Although the hotel was fully booked, the size of the resort never gave that impression, apart from a small queue occasionally for dinner. We didn't see much of the island itself so I can't comment on that (the hotel was too fabulous to leave!). My only recommendations would be improved evening entertainment and perhaps a decent music channel on the TV.More
Everything about the hotel is great especially freebies, drinks, sunbeds on beach ,1 upgrade to al a carte restaurant. Massage is free once. Entertainment in the evening lets it down badly. More 3 star.Evident by lots of empty seats in theatre!!!More
Not 5 star but such a lovely holiday!
Me and my boyfriend have just returned from this lovely resort! when we arrived we was greeted with drinks and a free 15 minuet back massage! and was taken to our room which was so lovely and very modern, the only thing was we was right next to the farm so the smell was really not nice especially when we was eating breakfast outside he was really off putting. The food was unreal here, I have never stayed at a hotel with such nice food, I'm a really fussy eater and I loved the food every kind of meat every night, the bbq on the beach for lunch was the best we eat there every day for lunch. Not forgetting the waitress Katrina with the blue eyes she was so lovely and so helpful! honestly one of the loveliest ladies I have ever met! There is parts of the hotel that make this not a 5 star for example the smell which really got to us in the end we did complain about this at reception and there response was we are the first people to have moaned about this and wasn't really interested, also the evening we were expecting it to not have loads to do in the evening as we had read the reviews but there really was nothing to do apart from watch the show for 1 hour of the evening or sit outside and listen to the same songs being played every night by the man playing the piano. Also there was never any music being played by the pool it was so quiet we could literally here the person next to us breathing. I think if there was a bit of music by the main pool during the day and the evening entertainment was a lot better the hotel could not get any better! you have to wear trousers at night which my partner didn't mind as it was cool enough in the evenings. overall we had such a lovely experience here and had an amazing holiday defiantly would recommend if you want a very quiet and relaxing holiday!More
Slick, Polished and Utterly Superb
We have just returned from the Astir Odyessus after 2 weeks of what I can only describe as THE best holiday we have ever had. I have read over the past few months the "reviews" from those that say it is not 5* with no real substance for this statement. Let me reassure you that this hotel is 5* in every way as if it can satisfy me who I will describe as extremely fussy then it deserves this title 10 times over. We arrived at 10pm and after a quick check in we were taken to our room via golf buggy. We did not have to pick up our cases at all and these were carried into our room. The room was spacious, modern and absolutely immaculate. As we had arrived late and missed evening service a plate of club sandwiches and crisps had been left in our room. As a surprise there was also strawberries dipped in chocolate and a chilled bottle of bubbly. Lots of storage space including a large wardrobe, drawers and a space to store the cases. There is a modern electronic safe in the room but if you are storing your mobile phone in there turn it off as it sends the safe wild! The bathroom was huge with a double sink and a beautiful shower more than big enough for two. Hot water no matter what time of day was available. We did not use any of the complimentary bathroom products but there was shower gel, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner along with soap, shower hat, cotton buds, hair bobble and sewing kit. The air con was very much needed as the whole time we were there the temperature never really changed from 35 degrees. The bed was two single beds pushed together and if there was one tiny negative it would be this. It would be so much nicer to have had a king size bed as one or both of us did disappear down the gap more than once. The bed linen was quality also the bedding and pillows. Our room had the sun from the moment it rose till 3pm, pretty perfect and excellent for total relaxation as it really is semi private. The pool was big and it was nice to swim up and down so if you are thinking of a swim up room I would absolutely go for it. The amount of people walking past taking photo's or people we spoke to that said they wished they had booked one was quite a lot. Worth the expense? Too right! We spent mornings after breakfast reading on our terrace under blazing Greek sunshine, having a dip into the pool followed by a coffee and more sunbathing. This area was quiet with around 12 other apartments sharing the large pool pretty much doing the same. Food - As previously mentioned I am incredibly picky with food and there are a lot of things I will not eat. I will admit that I was worried as I have never been all inclusive before and thought that I would struggle as I did picture kiddy type food. I need not have worried, the food is incredible. I have gained 6lb in 2 weeks it was that good! Breakfast had a huge choice, sausage, bacon, eggs done any way you like, Greek style and you can even get the chef to cook you an omelette with fillings of your choice. A coffee pot is brought to your table or you can use the machine yourself, I prefer tea so would head over and toast my bread and make a pot of tea. Earl Grey, English Tea, fruit teas you name it. One of my favourite times of day was lunch. You have a choice of either the main restaurant or down near the beach for a bbq lunch. We alternated but the main restaurant was my favourite. You can have a small lunch or a 3 course lunch with so much choice. A typical lunch would be soup (flavours changed every day) then vegetables with beef and then a selection of beautiful desserts. Dinner was only in the main restaurant and Aris the bar manager would be there to offer you an aperitif as you walked in. More about him later! The choice was extensive and I mean huge! I never struggled to find at least 20 things I wanted to eat and their vegetables are just simply amazing, nothing like the rubbish we get here. The desserts are like little works of art, take one or take 4, absolutely beautiful. Overall the food is 10 out of 10, nothing over our 2 weeks was repeated and it is all presented beautifully each and every service. If something runs out then it is replaced swiftly and the restaurant staff are plentiful in supplying you with drinks of your choice. The bbq lunch is more relaxed and the view is stunning. Souvlaki, gyros, pitta, pork chops, chicken, you name it you can get it. The salads are superb and to finish the meal off with some gorgeous halva dessert is just bliss. Again the staff are amazing and service is quick with drinks brought to your table. Staff - They cannot do enough to help you and I must mention the animation team (entertainment team) Denis who is the manager is an absolute darling, such a talented and amusing person and totally unique. We spent most mornings at 11.30am participating in water gym (aqua aerobics) and have never laughed so much. Much "shakey shakey" was done in that pool and it was a superb way to raise the heart rate if that was by laughing alone! We also loved the beautiful Franchesca, so so funny and always stopped for a chat. Veso is also amazing as is the rest of the team and the comments I have read that are negative are really unfair. They do an amazing job at trying to entertain you and you only get out what you put in. We spent a few nights in the outside theatre watching their shows coupled with the bar there what more do you want! We also took part in shooting, darts and climbing up the wall. Aris the instructor is amazing. He is so encouraging and anyone can have a go, next time I shall get right to the top! Pools - As we had a swim up room we only went to the other pools at either water gym time or late afternoon. We always had a choice of sunbeds and both pools are spacious and immaculately clean. The beach front pool is particularly stunning with views out to the Agean sea and a wonderful breeze most days but this is an incredibly busy pool so you may struggle to get sunbeds later on in the day. The beach bar is on hand for drinks and snacks in the fridge for all inclusive guests. Special Party Nights - We attended two of these the first being the beach party at an additional cost of 12 euro each. There was a DJ, souvlaki, mojito cocktails and fireworks. Well worth the additional cost and my recommendation to not set the chairs out as if you are in a doctor's waiting room seemed to go down well with the hotel staff! The other party night was the BBQ. This was the best ever. At a cost of 22 euro it made our last night so special. Greek music and Greek dancing and THE most amazing display of food that I have ever seen. There was everything possible known to man! Stunning does not seem fair enough a word to use and everyone who did not want to pay came to take photo's as it really was breathtaking. The Greek dancers were wonderful along with the Greek music setting the tone. Most of the 40 who attended got up to dance at one time or another but those that did not wish to were simply left to be entertained. Not one person is pushy at this hotel and a simple no or shake of the head is enough. Sirens Bar - Now I have mentioned Aris at the start of this review. He is the bar manager and if you are reading this Aris you will know who I am as I called you Tom. He is the hands and face of Tom Cruise and an absolute charmer. What a lovely professional young man. He ensured that our glasses were filled and despite the hotel being full he and his wonderful staff always remembered our drinks choice. We spent many a chilled night in Sirens bar on the comfy sofa's with glasses of fizz. This brings me to comments about the singer and pianist. He set the tone of the bar, relaxed and chilled and what a superb musician he is. Sometimes he plays the piano, sometimes the organ other times he sings. He is there for background music and not soul entertainment! I think I would rather listen to him any day than a CD of some sort! Not one evening did he play the same songs and believe you me we spent most evenings sat there having a lemonade or two! Totally unfounded comments and rude in my opinion. Reception - This is open 24 hours a day and they will do anything to assist. We had a problem with our safe as the battery was showing low, this was changed within half an hour. You can order a taxi which arrives in anything between 5 and 10 minutes. The cost to Kos town is 12 euro each way and Tingaki also 12 euro. We also headed up to Zia to see the sunset this cost 25 euro each way. Best day to go is a Saturday as this is the quietest day from the droves of organised coaches that descend on Zia. To be honest the sunset was nice at Zia but by far the sunset overlooking that beach bar is spectacular. Early September head down to the bar for 7pm and prepare to be wowed as half an hour later the sun sets. Stunning. If you wish to pre book a taxi at reception there is an additional charge of 5 euro, this is for the taxi company and not the hotel so it is best to just book when you are ready to leave. Spa - We did enquire about massages but we did feel they were overpriced, 85 euro for an anti stress massage or a 70 minute massage for 120 euro we did feel were a tad overpriced. The spa staff walked round the pools on a daily basis trying to drum up business but if the prices were lowered then the spa would be full. The indoor pool downstairs from reception is beautiful and to use the sauna, steam room and jacuzzi it was a cost of 20 euro per person per day but you can use the indoor pool for free. Beach - We loved it hear. We spent many an hour laying back with only the sound of the waves, reading and enjoying a drink. The beach is unspoilt, just the way I like it. One row of sunbeds and plenty of space inbetween. Beach shoes are available from the shop if you do not have them for around 12 euro a pair and they are needed to get in and out of the sea as it is a little pebbly. Laundry - The hotel does offer a laundry service which is so handy. The charges are quite high but if you need something washed and ironed then you need it! Room Service - After 10 nights going out we stayed in and ordered room service. Amazing! We ordered moussaka each and a pizza to share followed by chocolate mousse. The cost for this was 46 euro which included an 8 euro fee. Well worth it and a total lazy night in. Mini Bar - This is so handy and contains 2 x water, 2 x bottles of lager a can of diet coke a can of full fat coke, can of sprite and can of fanta. Coffee and tea etc also comes via the barman daily and we did leave him a note to leave more which he obliged. To sum things up we were so sad to leave this hotel, the staff make the place and despite the hotel being full we were made to feel special each and every single day. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The grounds are kept immaculately with the gardeners beavering away every single day to make sure things are just perfect. The housekeeping ladies take so much pride in their work and it shows as the hotel is gleaming at all times. I have never had my terrace hoovered on a daily basis but it is here! There is not one speck of dust or dirt anywhere. We met so many wonderful people on this holiday from a few different countries. The hotel is predominantly German but it is so huge and vast that you do not have to come into too much close contact which suited me just fine as they are not the most blessed with manners. We made friends with other English people, French and Belgium. Thank you Astir Odyessus for a truly memorable holiday, you all work so hard to ensure the guests are happy and it really shows. We will see you all next year.More
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