Albergo Gelsomino is one of the most iconic landmarks of Kos, built in 1928. After 90 years, it has been impeccably restored to regain its unparalleled beauty and character and welcomes guests to enjoy a refined holiday throughout the year. The hotel presides majestically on the beach overlooking the Aegean Sea and offers undisturbed views of the neighbouring lands and Kos town.
Our rooms at the Albergo Gelsomino are designed to embrace the style and charm of this beautiful hundred-year-old historic icon. The grandeur of this impressive building, the first hotel to be built on the island at the turn of the century, has been reflected throughout the eight rooms using rich colours, luxurious furnishings and detailed parquet floorings. All the rooms feature bold feature walls and natural marble tiled bathrooms. For a great night’s sleep, the mattresses are super deep and black out curtains help you drop off easily in relaxed darkness. This hotel is unique to Kos and stands tall and proud on the beach presiding majestically over the city entrance from the port.
Welcome to The Gelsomino
There are no rules when it comes to hospitality and with Head Chef Gikas Xenakis and Executive Chef Dimos Pitsis overseeing the food creativity, there’s an elegance and excitement that’s been brought to the traditional Greek table. Fish, legumes, organic local vegetables and tender meats compliment the modern twist provided by our talented chefs. Savour the best of flavours Greece has to offer and delicious Mediterranean cuisine, all year round.
Albergo Gelsomino has a rich and colourful past; designed and built in 1927 by the Italian architect Rodolfo Petracco and was originally a guest-house for Italian officials. It is located in an area between the sea and the gardens surrounding the Catholic Church and schools. The main entrance leading to the ground floor is located on Akti Miaouli Street while the back of the hotel which has direct access to the beach, consists of a beautiful veranda, canopied by a pergola that rests on its original one-hundred-year old pillars.
At Albergo Gelsomino, our concierge team wants you to deepen your connection to Kos by proposing the islands most fascinating and interesting attractions. We offer suggestions that encourage you to experience the island’s historic and unique lifestyle.
Kos is most well known as the island of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. The ancient site of Asklepion 3km from the town was a religious sanctuary devoted to Asclepius, the god of healing, it was also a healing centre and a school of medicine and is now the major attraction of Kos. Blessed with some of the best beaches in the Dodecanese, lush greenery and millennia-old Corinthian columns scattered everywhere across the island, Kos is an island of visual and sensory gems. The town is home to a medieval fortress that dominates the skyline and harbour.
Had a birthday dinner in the restaurant. Stunning building with a long history. Walk straight through to the beach from restaurant with towering canopies and beautiful lighting. The food was high quality but without skimping on the quantity. Great place for a special event.
This hotel is fabulous, rooms are amazing, service feed and cocktails great, best cocktails I have ever had.. thank you, I can’t than the staff enough for making our stay so special, outstanding service. Subbed are truly amazing. Rooms are fabulous best bed I have ever slept in, soooo comfy. The set menu in the evening with painting wine outstanding would highly recommend.. top marks and big thank you once again
I would say this hotel presents a pure source of authenticity, elegance and sophistication with a magical overlook of the sea and coastline. Great location at the heart of Kos Town. I also want to mention The Gelsomino Restaurant & Cocktail Bar with Affluent list of food & drink items, elegant atmosphere and super kind & dedicated staff. I especially liked cocktails and also want to point out yummy and nicely decorated dishes such as sea bass ceviche, squid, watermelon caprese.