Hermes Hotel

Accommodation in Kefalos

Julie J

hi can anyone tell me are there any tea making things in room at hermes going sat 14 aug 2010 thanks, julie

Samantha M

Hi everyone !

Does anyone have an e mail address for the Hermes Hotel ?  The one I found on the website doesn't seem to be recognised.
Ta !

Lindsay B

Interesting to read the Thomas report. Not really sure what it all means viz a viz Airtours etc but we stayed at the Yiannis in September last year and we noted the Hermes on the hill and people we spoke to said it had been refurbished. We are going for a week in June and have just booked the Hermes Hotel on the Thomas Cook website although it appears to actually be an Airtours Hotel and we are flying out with Thomson. We are choosing the Hermes as the Yiannis is not available and we had favourable reports from people we had met last year. I hope it proves to be a good choice?!!
Lindsay Baldwin

Si T

As it goes, to date, the Hermes Hotel has currently not agreed a contract with Airtours for the sale of the hotel through the summer of 2009. As it is exclusive to Airtours, it will only be these that feature the Hermes for 2009, if they come to an arrangement.

All other tour operators have got 2009 fully on sale and have done so since April 2008, so no other operator will feature this hotel until 2010.
If you are that desperate to get there why dont you go on there website, it has 2 email addressees. That would solve that problem.
Finally though for 2 adults you will be lucky to get flights for 400 pounds for two weeks. The euro is struggling aswell and last time i checked Diana offers a room at 40 euros per night bed and breakfast (i dont know if she offers this to everyone, but i have been going there for years now so this maybe something she just offers me)-in short- a very expensive trip.
My advice would be to book a different hotel and then go to see them daily from there. You would save a fortune.
Good luck with your travels, and who knows, i may see you there on one of my 3 planned trips there for next year!
All the best

Michelle T          10/10

hi all

 desperatey seeking any info as to how to get to hotel hermes kefalos os this year.... have tried using e-mail on their site getting intouch with nick asking travel agents to look but to no avail if any one can help it will be fab,,,my marriage went down the pan about 2 years ago and my chidren are deperate to get back to see sebastian,  diana,  nick ,  and katerina,  so, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeese, pleeeeeeeese, help
with hope 

Lynda M          9/10

We stayed at the Hermes for a fortnight in September. There was a slight incline to the hotel but it only took ten minutes from the beach. Hotel  and apartments were well worth the money we paid. The friendliness of the owners, Diane & Sebastian, were worth alot more. I would go back again without any doubts what so ever. 

Rik G          10/10

 Have just returned from a 2 week stay at the Hermes and would recommend it to anyone!!

The hotel and pool and spotlessly clean and the towels were changed every day, the rooms themselves were fairly basic and you had to pay extra for air con (about 48 euros a week, 5 a day) which i thought was a bit steep!
The staff are fantastic and the owners Diane and Sebastian are really lovely and can not do enough to help you out.

The walk to and from the beach to the hotel is uphill but nothing more than an incline and after a nice meal in the local travernas it was nice to work off some of the calories!!
The breakfast was a bit poor with either toast and jam or cornflakes on offer!

I dont understand people than moan about the rooms and stuff, you would think they except their own home when they go away, the rooms were basic but spotlessly clean and were only a place to rest your head!!
The pool was brilliant and there were plenty of sunbeds!!
Overall, a great holiday, really relaxing!!! Thanks to all the staff!!

Rodger M          9/10

Smile We stayed for two weeks in June 2007. We had a great holiday and would recommend the Hotel however --- we went with Airtours on B&B basis but the included breakfast was a bit of a joke. The breakfast on offer consisted of two slices of toast with butter and jam OR cornflakes. Tea / coffee and orange juice were also included.

Gillian M           

We stayed at the hotel In October and it was great. We had our two small children and our neice and the staff at the Hermes Hotel were really helpful, welcoming and friendly. Diana, Sebastian and their daughter Katalina(?) chatted away to the kids, made them fancy drinks, cuddled them and really made us at ease being in a hotel with the kids.

The hotel is up a hill but it is not too bad, our 4 year old managed it several times a day. The near by beach was nice and we could get the local bus (although it runs at its own time, if it turns up!!!) to Paradise beach which was wonderful.
The traditional village is up on top of the hill and although a steep walk up it is well worth it. There were lots of nice crafty shops, taverns etc plus little parks for the kids. The main street, at the bottom of the hill, is touristy but nice at the same time. We managed to find decent restaurants where we could get decent greek food. There were british bars but there was also enough alternatives so they could be avoided.
The hotel has a decent pool, which also has childrens' pool built in. There is a snack bar by the pool, a well stocked bar in the hotel and a restaraunt. We particulary enjoyed their selection of breakfasts and did dinner their a couple of times.
Our room was cleaned daily and we got a fresh supply of towels each day. The room was basic but we had a fridge, 2 ring cooker, kettle and equipment in our room so we got by. The only noisy night we had was the night we arrived when other guests were arriving.
We would definitely recommend the hotel and would go back

Joanna J

Sorry posted my can you help in the comments section. I am traveling to kefalos i a weeks time and staying in the self catering at this hotel. Alittle worried that it wont be up to scratch as i keep reading bad reports on the rooms. Does anyone ahve any good reports on the self catering or any photos. It is a special occassion for me and my husband as we got married here in kefalos.

Martin M           

We stayed at the Hermes end June beginning July 06 and thought it was a fantastic location, yes there was a bit of a walk up the hill but hey we were on holiday.

As for the last people needing shops, who needs shops.
There were adequate places for everyday needs and the Tavernas were just brill, every single one.
Bets for us was Captain John, great breakfast and a fab Lemon Sole at night.
Yes all in all a very peaceful and relaxing location not for the youngsters who should head for Kardamena.
Thanks Hermes for a brill 2 weeks hope to come back soon

George P           

We came back on thursday from two weeks staying at the Hermes Hotel in Kefalos - what poor location! Every day and every night we had to walk up that steep hill in hot weather - It was horrible! When we first arrived there we were supposed to be put in one of the self catering studios at the bottom - it was like a cell! we had one door woth bars over the windows, no natural light and mybed was a put-me-up!! After complaining we were actually put into one of the rooms upstairs which was much nicer with far better views.

Although i have complained about this palce i can not fault the cleanliness. the cleaner came in every day and our studio wasspotless! Diane and Sebastian are also very friendly and make ou fell at home.
The pool is huge with plenty of sunbeds so no need to rush down in morning. The resort of Kefalos is not brilliant as there are no shopsexceptsupermarkets. The harbour has plenty of tavernas and the atmospehre is lovely. For all youmajor shoppers book a day or a night to kos town with Askilipios Tours - very friendly and excellent service.
In all we did have a very good holiday at kefalos and enjoyed it emenslely. However the resort needs more shops to make us go back.

Coleen H           

Hi a comment for the people trying to book the Hermes hotel. I booked into this hotel through Going Places travel agents. I am looking 4ward 2 my visit 2 this hotel on the 22nd of June so will post comment when I get back 

Katy T           

We've just come back from a week at the Hermes.  The plus points for this hotel are;  Diana and Sebastian (the owners) are very helpful and friendly, the pool is massive, the location is perfect with stunning views and just a little away from the main town, the buffet was delicious...great homecooked greek food.

The minus points are the rooms are very basic, from a self catering point of view the facilities are very limited ie, nothing much to cook with.  We had a room on the lower level and felt it was quite damp - there was only one doorway and it was hard to get a good airing!  The bathroom was pretty miserable.
It was noisy at night as you are in a block you can hear just about everyone's comings and goings plus the guard dogs on the complex seem to be very vocal in the early hours!
We ate at The Stop In and Stamatia (our favourite) most nights. 
Note there are a lack of cashpoints in the main town (only one which didn;t work all week) so take some euros with you - we met lots of people on the hunt for cash and lots of the tavernas don't take cc's.
All in all it was a lovely week, great weather, nice people.

Doretta B           

The Hermes hotel what can I say myself and my husband have had many a happy year there sometimes two times if we are lucky, what a family now our friends what a location,fabo, kefalos its self is beautiful, the people are FANTASTIC to walk down the street and here youre name being called is Brill to land at the airport and have welcome home said to you Brill (the loos at the airport are cleaner than home)
Beautiful beachs  great shops in Kos town .

Phil I           

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Can anyone tell me where in kefalos this place exactly is, is it up the bendy hill towards the old village. I ve been to kefalos last year but i don t remember seeing it.


Geoff S           

the icons tell you exactly how we feel about the hermes hotel it is fantastic it may not be five star luxury but it more than makes up for that with the welcome and hospitality that you recieve. I have taken my children there from the ages of 2,4,5, and we will be returning again with them aged 7,8,10.  I urge you to go and have a great time relax and enjoy the beaches are great hire a car and explore the island especially prakka(hope i spelt that right)  the pine forrest with all the wild peacocks.  Go and say hello to andrea in the supermarket on the front that says it is beeter than asda and try every restaurant along the main road or harbour i am sure you will not be disapointed especially by the welcome they give children.  I hope like myself and my family that after spending time in this wonderful village you will not want to go anywhere else

Tracey T           

What a wonderful hotel. The rooms were spacious, clean and confortable, the public areas were bright and pleasant. The pool was massive with plenty of loungers. The staff made us feel so welcome and couldn't do enough for us and really made our holiday.

They take bookings direct, and this turned out to be an incredibly economical way to have a top class holiday.

We will definitely be going back!

Alison S           

We have just had 2 weeks at the hermes hotel and it lovely.You cant wish for a nicer place to stay with such breath taking views and a fantastic size swimming pool.The hotel is still open to everyone out there who thought it was shut they are doing a discount rate at the moment so its worth looking into it.The hotel is a family run business.Its a brilliant place for families and couples but not much for those who like the load music and disco.Around the pool you get snacks and drinks and theres plenty of sun loungers so theres no fighting over them.Theres a games room and lounge area for those who just like to relax or watch something on sky television.They make you feel like your part of there family,with lovely meals in the restaurant and a bar which is situated in the lounge area.Our rooms were clean and very nice with a balcany and views.You can even hire a fan.They do car hire with a good selection of vehicles.I would definately go back to hermes because you know your getting value for money.

Machaela B

Please can I have your web site address

D P           

great place to stay, greek special for evening meal a must

Linda C           

Here is the contact information for the Hotel.



TEL: +30 22420 71102, FAX: +30 22420 71794

E- mail:

Linda C           

Brilliant hotel! Fantastic pool - 3.8 metres deep and very big! Loads of sunloungers and a pool bar. Tennis court - free to play on. The views from our balcony and the restaurant / hotel bar were amazing, overlooking the whole bay of Kamari. Would definitely recommend this hotel. The staff were very friendly and always willing to help with any questions we had about Kos. The walk down to the beach is 10-15 minutes and a bit longer coming up. The hill down to the beach is a gentle slope. The steepness starts within the hotel grounds. If you don't like stairs, request a room on the bottom hotel block.

Nick Y           

Nice friedly hotel. Pictures may found at

Barbara G           

I have just returned from a fabulous 2 week holiday at the Hermes,
and I can honestly say that I have never come across more friendly,
accommodating, staff. The atmosphere was so happy and relaxed, guest
ages are various, end June/begin July mostly 35-60+ but getting
younger, couples and families. I should imagine that there will be
more families with young children there when the school holidays start. Definately not a hotel for 18-20 party goers. I hope I can
go back again next year because I had the best time and met lots of
great people and new friends. If you want to see a photo check out
the Airtours Greece brochure. You won't find a better hotel anywhere
on Kos than the Hermes, and although it may be a little bit away from
the resort, the view from most balconies, bar, restaurant and pool
makes up for everything, its just fantastic!