It’s been a while now since we returned from Greece. Kos to be exact. It was such a nice few days.
I think one of the highlights for us, was staying at Casa Cook. I’m not sure there is anything I could fault with the place. It’s super photogenic that makes whittling down the photos for this blog a hard task.
Casa cook is a new line of boutique Hotels from Thomas Cook which I first spotted last year reading an in-flight magazine and after checking out their Instagram knew I had to visit it at some point. That point came at the end of June when we fancied a proper relaxing holiday after a few hectic weeks. I can’t actually remember having a proper lay-by-the-pool kind of trip, I only wish we had stayed a little longer. Of course, it wasn’t all play. You may have spotted some snaps on my previous travel diary but I thought I would share more in-depth review of the hotel too.
First things first, the hotel never seemed busy despite being fully booked. The layout is almost like a little village, with a welcoming reception and shop, followed by a garden area leading to rooms. On the other side you have the pool, restaurant and bar and behind everything, with a short walk over dunes, you find the hidden beach. It was perfect, the pool never crowded and the restaurant never overbooked. This might not be to everyone’s taste but for two people on the search for a relaxing time, this was ideal.
On arrival, we received a welcome drink and waited for our room which wasn’t quite ready. A golf buggy took us to our room where we dumped our bags straight for the pool.
At the time of booking they only had classic rooms left. However, it was perfect considering it came with its own terrace to the garden. All the rooms have Meraki products which means you pretty much don’t need bring anything with you, they smell amazing. We also had a little coffee machine, mini bar, HUGE wardrobe space, iron, Marshall radio and TV.
Right beside our room was the spa. It didn’t take us much convincing to splash out on massages, they are slightly expensive but well worth it. Just what the doctor ordered. There’s also a gym (which I can’t say I tried) and an indoor pool when you want to mix things up from the main pool or if you’re lucky, a private pool off the room.
There is only one restaurant at the hotel, which some might see as a little repetitive. The food is great though, with one of the best breakfast spreads I’ve seen at a hotel, to a really good a la carte menu for dinner. If you’re going for longer there’s always local restaurants outside the hotel worth exploring.
Food can be served in the restaurant but for lunch we opted for lunch on the terrace, just beside the bar, relaxing in the comfiest big chairs. Also perfect for watching the sunset while sipping on a cocktail.
If you’re in to hotels that offer something a little different in terms of design and you’re in the market for a laid back holiday then Casa Cook could be a strong contender. Highly recommend.
Casa Cook Kos, Marmari 853 00, Greece