This is just to let you know that The Lydia Apartments have now changed their name to The Diamond Apartments. They are located about 600 meters to the sea and are set in 12,000 square metres of colourful exotic gardens. The apartments are just 30 minutes by Taxi from Kos Airport, and about 700 metres from Kos town centre and port and in close proximity to restaurants, shopping areas and bars. My distances are only estimates but they are not a lot out.
you can book the lydia with travel republic we have been going there since 1998 but the past couple of years have been going to the Diamond Deluxe the owners other hotel which is fantastic this is where Mary now works
We recently visited the Lydia Apartments in Kos Town where i stayed about 20 years ago, we asked the guy behind the bar if he knew Mary (a girl who used to look after all the kids ) she was only about 15 then,turns out the guy was Marys husband.We were staying at Tingaki so never got chance to go back and see her, does anyone know her? or have an e-mail address for her?. Thanks
Does anyone know what brochure these apartments feature in now?
John and Christine, Swansea, Booked through Travelrepublic. Sept 28th-Oct 5th 2006
This was our third or fourth visit to Lydias, and I have to say, one of our more enjoyable. There was only one other group of British there, all the other apartments were taken by Dutch families. The big difference this time was that there was hardly anyone around the pool or the bar, day or night, which meant the atmosphere was non existent remembering the lively times to be had when Mary and Sakis were there...Greek nights, Barbecue nights etc., when everyone had a good time. From my observations, the Dutch were early risers, off on their bikes around 9 am, back around 5, stayed in their rooms and went to bed at 10 with a book. At least the only advantage was it was very peaceful at night, no banging doors at 2 am, etc.. but then again, it's a holiday complex!. We were happy to stay there again, and would have no hesitation staying there again, I just wish there were more Brits there to have a drink with in the evenings, instead of going to Bahamas hotel just down the road (Mary works there by the way) or into town. We Were in block number 4, which I am led to believe is the best of the blocks, the newest built, and I have no complaints about the standard of accommodation, or the room service. The maids were around every day, anything needed changing was changed. floors cleaned daily, no complaints. So, finally, if you want a relaxing, quiet holiday, have a look at this place.
We stayed at Lydia for one week in September 2006. The location was good as it is only a 15 minute walk to the town centre where there are some excellent bars, restaurants and shops. The apartment itself was basic but it was clean and the cleaners came in every day to tidy up. The pool was nice and clean and there was rarely more than a dozen people around it. There is a small shop just down the road but there is also a low cost supermarket within easy reach that was very reasonable. The couple behind the bar were very friendly although they spoke very little English. I would highly recommend the Greek night as the food was great and Vodka George did some very entertaining dancing. I would also recommend hiring a bike for your stay as it is very cheap and the cycling itself takes very little effort as the area is so flat. Its also a good idea as it makes exploring the area in the midday heat a lot easier. Make sure you go on the 3 island boat trip as the islands are beautiful but make sure you get to the boat early so that you can get a sunbathing spot! I would also recommend going on the day trip to Bodrum Turkey. That is also a beautiful place to go and you get a bus tour thrown in plus it is only a short boat trip away. All in all we had a great time for a holiday that we paid so little for!
My friend Carol and I stayed at the Lydia from 7th to 21st June 2006 and we loved it.
My friend Carol and I stayed at the Lydia from 7th to 21st June 2006. We loved it.
Hey guys, i visit the Lydia hotel apartments with Thomson at 25 of August, The hotel was great and the staff. I have also something for the people that they want to visit again the hotel. the website: www.lydiaapartments.com I just book my next holidays direct with the hotel and the price was cheap. See you guys over there Webpage: WWW.LYDIAAPARTMETNS.COM
The only problem was the cleaner waking us up ev mornin when we were getting in about 9am. and kicking us out to clean coz she really had to do it on our 2nd to last day!!!!
I have just returned from the Lydia and this was my second visit, The apartments are still the same.The staff where lovely especially Manos what a laugh he was.The Greek nights where brilliant especially Vodka George..
Had a great holiday at the Lydia Apartments, the accomodation wasnt 5
star material but we didnt pay for that so not too disappointed.. think
typical Greek accomodation and you will be fine!
Just felt obliged to say the Rep was not exactly 'gorgeous' and the only thing that kept us awake throughout the welcome meeting was counting how many times he said 'for yourselves', think I gave up when I got to 64. Apart from that he had no interest in you unless you were booking up the overpriced and over rated trips.
Overall a really good holiday, perfect location (15/20 minute from the resort centre).
Lydia apartments was situated in a nice area. it was about a 15 minute walk in to the town. we were placed in the wrong room at first because we paid for an apartment but were given a studio but they were very helpful and understanding and moved us as soon as they could. the pool area was lovely and tyhe barstaff were great. (And the rep was absoloutely gorgeous. Stuart was his name). he was also one of the best reps we have ever had. The accomodation was nice but the bathrooms were not the best they could of been. because we were sure we had a leek in our toilets an it stunk of wee all the time. We went on the three island cruise twice because we enjoyed it so much. we went on the Marianna with harry (the flamin galaar) and i advise people to go with him!!!!!!! Overall we had a fab holiday!
Thanks Karen, will keep an eye out for the Katerina. Thanks for your review about the Lydia, there are a few more positive ones on holidaysuncovered too so feeling alot better about it now! Will post a review when I get back... cant wait now, booked last November so have been waiting forever!
Thanks Karen, (and Tina), it's just so hard to know what to expect as
people seem to be reporting completely contrasting reviews. A bit
worried about the reports of things going missing, will just need to
make sure everything is locked away when we are out the room.
I wont be cooking so dont mind about the kitchen not being up to much, and will just need to pack the flash wipes incase to give the place the once over!
We just got back from lydia.we had 2 rooms both were very dirt. Toilets had poo on the seats. Floor were stink.sofabed smelled of wee and mildew you could not sleep on them. We got 2 mugs 1 pan 3 plates cutlery was full of food. So bought some from the shops .We could not change the air conditioning control. After complaint it was on better I cleaned even thing my self. Barmaid and barman were very friendly but the owners were not interested in guests she went in my son room without my permissions. we heard from other guests things have gone missing night before you fly out.
Has anyone visited the Lydia Apartments this year.... hearing a few
worrying reports so looking for more info. Is it true that the
'free' airconditioning attracts a 100 euro deposit? Are there
safety deposit boxes?
we have just come back from kos and the lydia apartments the apartments are small and dirty we had s**t on the floor in the bedroom ,wasps nests outside the front door i was stung 3 times
Lydia is not to far from the town, it's just up a long road, it's a nice walk into town.. but im sure you could get a taxi, it's a chilled out place..
I'm booked up for the Lydia Apartments and have been reading mixed reviews - can anyone let me know what the apartments are like for location into Kos Town?
We are visiting Lydia Apartments in July this year and I would like some information. Does anybody know if there is a safe inside the room to keep personal documents and are there a lot of mosquitoes? Also is the area well lit up in the night to and from