Achileas Beach Hotel

Accommodation in Mastihari

Deborah H           

The Hotel was nice however a lot bigger than we expected. We had a couple of problems with the drains in the rooms however the hotel offered a choice of rooms to change too all rooms were of a comfortable standard and clean. There is a few different rooms to choose from 200`s & 300`s was very close to the outside bar and ideal for families with young children as these are very close to the children’s outside pool. All rooms were 2 storey either with a set of patio doors opening onto a balcony or the ground floor rooms opened up onto a small veranda area in front of your room. 600`s- 900`s was in a quieter location with nice views of the beach and you could see Mastihari village from these rooms and also closer to the restaurant. Rooms less than 100 was set right at the beach and these are just going through a revamp ready for next year.  The hotel has its own beach which was lovely. The hotel grounds was lovely with many fruit and olive trees around the complex The only problem we had was the isolation of the hotel  there was one small shop opposite the hotel with limited choice. If you missed a meal there wasn’t any where to buy anything from. And also not being a cat lover was a problem as there was a lot of cats wandering around. Considering we went late in the season the entertainment was still good a nice atmosphere and good children’s clubs. Nice choice of food and drinks, we took are own tea bags but the milk they use is condensed from a tin, this took a bit of getting use too!

 The nearest village was about a 20 minute walk - Mastihari a very small sleepy fishing village, which was easily accessed via a pleasant beach path.  Here you could get a bus to Kos town for 2.10euro or a bus to Kardemena which was a bigger town with lots of shops and bars for 1.10euro. There seems to be a set price of 15euro to travel by taxi for 4 people to most of the local towns. However you have to walk up to Mastihari to get a taxi we would travel by bus going and return back via taxi and it would take us back to the hotel.

We wouldn’t go to this hotel again simply because of the location. On a positive note we came back with money this being a first only because there wasn’t any where to spend it!