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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Full Board buffet meals. Snacks.
Locally produced alcoholic drinks, coffee and soft drinks.
All are included except where indicated.
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.
These twin rooms are designed with a bright and airy scheme. You’ll have 1 extra bed. There’s a balcony or terrace overlooking the sea. You’ll have a TV and minibar. Plus air-conditioning is available from May to October.
This was our first time at Astir but we went with friends who had already visited last year. We had lovely rooms (502/503) with a swim up pool right by the beach bar/pool and Argo restaurant. This was nice and peaceful yet handy for nipping back during the day without walking far. The housekeeping was outstanding and in fact all the staff were incredibly polite, easy going and helpful. The Animation team led by Dennis were always working hard to entertain whether this be yoga, water gym, crazy game, mini club, water polo or evening shows. There was never any pressure to get involved though and they were just really friendly without it being forced. The food was lovely and we generally ate a BBQ style buffet at the beach restaurant during the day (fabulous) and in the main restaurant at night. The waiter Fiodor was superb. The rooms were spotless and well cleaned every day with toiletries and towels replaced daily. One minor issue has to be the "double bed" though. This was essentially two singles put together and even had two single duvets as opposed to one double... Not the best. Never had any problems acquiring sun beds around the beach pool. Never felt like had to dash out to reserve beds. We liked to stay on the beach side but would move our beds to the grass by the pool so had the best of both worlds -shade on the beach and sun by the pool. Also there was a nice sea breeze. Hired a jet ski whilst there which costs â¬50 for 15 mins. Our friends renewed their wedding vows whilst we were there and the hotel arranged a lovely traditional Greek ceremony and the breakfast they laid on for the happy couple the next day was simply fabulous! We helped them eat some of it as there was loads. All of this cost extra of course and was part of a package but it was lovely. We would definately return to this hotel. The grounds are lovely and we had a thoroughly relaxing, happy time. More
Spent 7 nights here at the end of July and would really struggle to find fault. Would echo all the other reviews, excellent service from all the staff, food to meet all tastes and really good service from housekeeping. We had a swim up room which was fantastic. Will definately book again for next year. Only one minor 'negative' is that there is no where to walk to outside the hotel. On site shop is really well stocked and open good hours but make sure you buy plenty of sun cream before you arrive as 18 euros a bottle.More
Great location, food, service. Amazing swimming pool & great atmosphere. It was the perfect holiday. We are a couple and came to Kos for a 5 days vacation. We stayed most of the time in the hotel since it is very beautiful and we got a room right on the pool and the beach with a great balcony. More
Thoroughly enjoyed our all inclusive stay at the Astir Odysseus. The hotel has well kept gardens and impressive pools. The buffet restaurant served an extensive choice of food but the a la carte restaurant was significantly underused because of the pricing levels - a waste of a useful and alternative facility. We found the staff to be most pleasant and helpful at all times and would highly recommend a visit to the spa.More
We chose Astir after seeing the reviews on here and its star rating, our perception and experience was very different to those written here. It's not a 5* resort, but I'll start with the positives... We had a late/early morning arrival, with a lovely welcome from the hotel who gave us a snack upon check-in. The hotel and grounds are impressive and well kept, we had a swim up room with a shared pool which was a nice place to relax when the other areas of the resort were busy. If you're looking for a nice beach, this isn't the place for you. I absolutely hated the all inclusive wristband at Astir - cheap plastic that scratches and the fact that they have towel cards is so old fashioned. I can't believe resorts haven't come up with better ways of 'tagging' guests or just trusting them! The food was mediocre. There's plenty of selection, but all average quality. The layout of the buffet meant that you had to queue to get your food - there should be signs and ladles on both sides of a centre counter to help guests serve themselves faster. Replenishment of the buffet was terribly slow - every morning they were behind on getting enough bacon & eggs out for guests and we had a 'greek night' where I saw another guest wait over 30 minutes for the moussaka to be replaced! Lots of bought ingredients (dried pasta and pre-made pizza bases), gelatinous desserts and overcooked meat, so not great for any foodies. Service in the dining room was diabolical. The Maitre D was useless, rude and clearly had a preference towards taking care of families and older guests - he never seated us and just barked orders at the waiting staff while his phone rang loudly in the dining room - what kind of 5* hotel allows staff to answer their phones while serving guests!? We tended to find a table ourselves, flag a waiter/waitress down to ask for drinks and then wait a good 10-20 minutes for a bottle of water to arrive at our table. The al a carte restaurant was okay, the food was of no greater quality than the buffet and we were presented with a set menu at the start the meal (they would do better to share what menus will be when you book, to offer you some selection). We had to check out by 12pm (our flight wasn't until 3am that evening), give back our room and towel card, so we couldn't enjoy the pool etc that day. We decided to go into Kos town and when we returned to the hotel, they asked us to pay to use communal showers so we ended up using the showers in the spa instead! Very different to our check-in experience and it felt like the hotel had no care for the comfort of guests who had checked out. When we tried to share feedback with reception they could only offer us times for when the manager was available, which didn't suit our plans. They should have taken our initial complaint and then got the manager to contact us after reading through it. All together, beautiful hotel.. Poorly managed and ran. Disappointing.More
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