"The best journeys come alive with stories. Write your own in this jewel of taste, Greek culture and supreme location."

THE NECTAR

A few weeks ago we had the pleasure to visit the newly opened Casa Cook Kos, the second of Thomas Cook's new successful breed of lifestyle hotels. In one word: WOW! The 100-room hide-away was custom-built on a spectacular beach with equal emphasis on cocoon-like spaces for private retreat and social areas that foster a sense of community. Slow-living, mindfulness and minimalism are some values Casa Cook underlines reaching out to people who are looking for personal fulfillment, consciousness and a deeper engagement with others. This beachside hotel combines global movements and urban trends which is also represented in the thoughtful and tasteful design. All this is expressed by the Greek word "Paréa" which inspired the hotel's creation process. We loved the relaxed vibe and it truly is the perfect stage for spontaneous celebrations and new encounters. Slow-living at its best. Choose one of five different room types all designed in natural tones and a mix of rustic and smooth materials. We slept very well on COCO-MAT mattresses, loved the wireless Marshall speakers and Meraki cosmetics in the rooms. At the gym you can do your workout on state-of-the art NOHrD equipment or enjoy a yoga class in the courtyard. After that you should definitely try the hammam or head to the big pool area right next to the restaurant with very cosy sun beds and a great vibe.

 

THE PULSE

Casa Cook Kos lies directly on the beach of Marmari: with the mountains of Kos and those of Kalymnos and Pserimos on the horizon, nature steals the show. The hotel was designed to fit into the surrounding landscape and the cubist Greek houses. It feels like a small Greek village. It ticks many boxes of what the modern individual traveller desires. At To Kima beach club you enjoy your delicious breakfast and farm-to-table food creations by Ettore Botrini and Chef Michaelis Chondrompilas with bold Mediterranean flavours. 

 

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

Living in the Junior Suite was pure luxury especially having a private pool which you share with 2-3 other guests (which you don't really notice). The design is very thoughtful, tasteful and cosy. You even have your own hammock on your private terrace. Being there 4 days we tried as many things as possible: horse riding on the beach, wind surfing, paddle boarding, SPA treatments, yoga, hiking, a speed boat tour to nearby islands. Read everything about our adventures nearby the hotel and get travel tips to this popular Greek island in our Perfect 24 hour Guide to Kos

 

THE PEOPLE BEHIND

Creative minds behind are Group Creative Director and travel industry expert Remo Masala from Thomas Cook Group. Together with Michael Schickinger from Lambs and Lions, interior designer Annabell Kutucu, architect Ilias Mastrominas from local firm ARC and the hotel owner Gabriel Karathomas.

 

THE HOTEL IN PICTURES:

 

  • Where?

  • Marmari, 85300 Kos, Greece
  • How many rooms?

  • 100 (50 Double Rooms, 40 Junior Suites, 7 Suites,, 3 Villa Suites)
  • Best of?

  • Design, Beach, Private Pools, SPA, Gym, Activities, Organic Food.
  • Pricerange?

  • from 120€ upwards

Greek village feeling! The seperate cubist buildings, gardens and common areas are connected by an irregular web of paths.

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Each of the five room types - ranging from Doubles to Villa Suites – is designed as a private sanctuary.

The seamless design is all about flow – of energy, people and communication. Clean-lined furniture mixes with exotic accessories to enhance the laid-back vibe.

Eat freshest ingredients grown on land just minutes away by a friend of hotel owner Gabriel Karathomas who is a foodie himself.

Favourite linen bath robe.

Tasteful details wherever you look.

Slow living at its best.

My beautiful Junior Suite with a lounge area, a garden and a pool shared with only one or two other neighbors.

Fresh lunches with local ingredients..and of course: Ztaziki!

A place to celebrate life with kindred spirits.

The loft-like concept store, where you can buy curated goods you find at Casa Cook.

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The path down to the hotel beach.

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The private beach invites you to enjoy some breath-taking sunsets.

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Blissful days and nights...

Where the magic happens: TO KIMA beach club.

Goodbye Casa Cook Kos – we will be back for sure!

All pictures by © Tanja Roos from NECTAR & PULSE. In friendly cooperation with Casa Cook Kos a hotel by Thomas Cook Group

Where to find us

Address

Marmari, 853 00, Kos, Griechenland


Nearest Airport

Kos Hippokrates Airport

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ABOUT HOTELS WITH SOUL

Hotels with Soul by NECTAR & PULSE is a personal collection of our favourite hotels around the globe. They have two things in common: soul and our personal worship. Some serve the strongest coffee we’ve ever tasted. Some have the comfiest beds. There are some with a sauna in the woods and delicious home-made jams. Others have a butler available 24/7 or a hunter ready to take you on a hunt. One has a library where you’ll want to while away the hours, another one a kitchen stocked with the best midnight snacks.

What they all have in common is great design, friendly people, and authenticity. We call it the NECTAR & PULSE vibe. It’s that feeling where it’s so comfortable, it almost feels home, but you feel like there’s so much to learn, see, and do. These are the places that make you think to yourself, “there’s nowhere else I’d rather be.” Hotels with Soul are the ultimate destination for curious travellers. Discover their story. Experience their soul.

WANT TO JOIN OUR COLLECTION OF SOULFUL HOTELS?

We love to discover new places and to add more beautiful places to our collection. If you think that your hotel reflects our philosophy, please get in touch with us at hello@nectarandpulse.com. We are happy to give you further information, our media kit and our terms. We are looking forward to get to know you and eventually to work together.

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