All suites at Aqua Blu provide the guest with natural light streaming through the large floor-to-ceiling windows during the day and romantic hidden lighting after sunset. Designer furnishings, exquisite bed linens, rich tones and oak floors are an integral part of each suite. The view of the Aegean Sea complements the contemporary architecture and modern decor of the beautiful Suites at Aqua Blu Boutique Hotel & Spa.
We would like to thank you and the entire Aqua Blu and Cuvee team
for a more than memorable holiday.
The hotel, the hygiene, the design, the food;
but above all, the service of every team member appealed to the imagination.
You have given our 25 year honeymoon an extra golden edge.
A journey we will never forget.
A deep bow and thank you for this.
Monique & Roel Keizer
DOUBLE SUITE DIRECT SEA VIEW
The Double Suites feature a king size bed, have an open plan bathroom design, separate toilet room and Floor-to-Ceiling windows revealing a direct magnificent view of the blue Aegean Sea from your suite.
Room Capacity : 2 persons
Size 25 m2
Bathrobes and Slippers
Bathroom with Bath Tub
Bathroom with Shower
In-room coffee & tea station
Daily Maid Service
Direct dial telephone
Flat Screen TV
Individually Controlled Air Conditioning
Non-smoking rooms available
Private Balcony or Terrace
Room Service (24-hours)
Safe Deposit Box
Turn down service
Wi-Fi Internet Access (free of charge)
The exquisite gastronomy of our Cuvee Restaurant is on the news again! Read the excellent review of Dimitris Antonopoulos, which was published at www.xrysoiskoufoi.gr
“The “Cuvee” restaurant at the “Aqua Blu” Hotel in Kos has always served very unique culinary suggestions since its creation in 2011. This year, however, is its best year since Pavlos Kyriakis (Golden Chef’s Hat in “Lycabettus” and “Andronis Luxury Suites” in Santorini) has taken over the reins of the kitchen, while George Kostis, who has a remarkable resume since he started his career in London until he won a Michelin star as a chef of “5” in Stuttgart, is the executive chef.
Their modern kitchen has cosmopolitan air and boldness. For example, you cannot easily match rustic sausage and crayfish, but they achieve to do it with the help of sweet aubergine cream and a potato broth that is pure umami. From their top dishes, the confit veal sides express a very gourmet comfort style combined with onion puree, carob honey and a super delicate stew. At the same time, the duck with blueberries and caramel figs create a fantastic fusion together with the Japanese hijiki algae, while the pork ribbon combined with smoked onion, peas and pork broth tied with peas and mint tastes of pure spring.
Talking about bold cuisine, it is impressive how a sea bream is showing its delicacy through mushrooms and their broth, hazelnuts and black garlic, or how excellent a dessert playing with spicy curry, coconut and coriander is. Kos has interesting sights, beautiful beaches and the weather is hot until October for some autumn sunbathing.”
CUVeE Restaurant is on the news! Enjoy the incredible article written by journalist Yiannis Devetzoglou, as published at www.tanea.gr.
“The island of Kos dynamically enters in the world map of high gastronomy and begins to compete with Mykonos and Santorini.
It is extremely rare for me to be in a hotel and want to dine in. CUVeE Restaurant and Aqua Blue Hotel in Kos (Lambi Beach, tel. 22420-22.440) attracted me like a magnet. The environment, the architecture, the decoration, but above all the people who were really polite, made me feel that they are there to help me have a great time.
The restaurant serves multi-star international cuisine and this year the tastes were renewed by the chef Pavlos Kyriakis and “captain” chef Giorgos Kostis (Michelin star). From the buffet to the high gastronomic dishes, the flavors are with no doubt top. For breakfast I tasted Benedict eggs, which were served with bacon, smoked salmon or whatever the customer desires. Hollandaise sauce was magic, with smooth texture. The yolk was not as wet as I expected it, but the flavors were still there. Crisp bacon and premium quality ingredients.
A unique ceviche with pure Greek tastes of tomato and basil hearts was the dish that impressed me at the lunch menu. The bullet-shaped spinach was also amazing! A crisp ball filled with the classic recipe of spinach rice. In general, the menu was highly suited to international cuisine, but at the same time it introduced the Greek flavors and ingredients to the foreign visitors in the smartest way.
Yet, the dinner is unrivaled and expected to affect the image of the whole island. The menu has a strong character, with quite complex materials, impeccable balance and very pure flavors. The chef’s welcome with three crisps, each with different texture, color and taste, was really appetizing.
SURF AND TURF. I tried a surf and turf with a tender smoked clayfish, tasteful sausage in the right amount and flavour to tie with the seafood and velvet eggplant purée with coffee. All this was married with a delicious broth I ate with the spoon! I continued with a plate full of sea iodine, a sea bream with the skin cooked and removed, leaving the flavors on its raw flesh. It was combined with cucumber and fennel pickles and calamansi sauce, a kind of aromatic lemon reminiscent of bergamot!
Then the chef served me a tender dorado with crispy skin accompanied with shitake mushrooms and cantharelles. The main dish was the colorful plate of the cover photo with two different pieces of tender and crispy pork, onion and citrus. All of this, combined with exclusively Greek wines – 55 labels – and the great suggestions of Sommelier Stamatis Bilis.
The menu culminated with mouthwatering desserts that were impeccable in sugar, not too sweet as in a pastry shop, with colors, playful flavors and textures. Do not forget to try the cocktails of the bartender Christos Michaelides, which will cause you a taste-bud orgasm.
Top Italian Instagrammer and digital influencer visited Aqua Blu Boutique Hotel & and shared her experience with more than 122.000 followers on Instagram, uploading gorgeous photos of her moments at our boutique hotel!
Enrica Albani, also known as @elliiallii, enjoyed a 5* stay, photographed herself by the pool and in her suite, visited the Tamaris Spa and took her followers on a tour of our luxurious facilities, through her Instagram feed.
Enjoy the story of her stay at our hotel through her photos below with the sponsorship of teenxxx.cc:
Our guest and food blogger from aglassofredwine.com wrote this amazing review of our hotel and Cuvee Restaurant at his blog! Enjoy it below:
“According to Condé Nast this is one of the top 20 hotels in Greece and the accompanying islands and once you set foot into the doors of Aqua Blu Hotel and Spa in Kos it’s certainly easy to see why. I’m not just talking about the contemporary and stylish interiors that abound in this 53 bedroom, all suite, luxury five-star hotel but also importantly and significantly the experience. A house is just a building of bricks and mortar. A home on the other hand is taking that vacant box and creating an experience for those who live there with you or happen to visit. It’s about creating a welcome, a feeling, an embrace, like being wrapped up in a blanket of warmth and kindness. The same holds true for a restaurant, hotel, or any other business in the hospitality industry.
The suites, all with sea view, balcony area, or access to their own outside pool, encapsulate luxurious minimalism, with white walls and linen, open bathroom and rainfall showerhead. In room facilities include free Wi-Fi, which can be a little unreliable in bedrooms but is better in common areas, tea and coffee making facilities, and 40 inch flat screen TVs as standard. Falling into 6 categories from standard double suite to Loft suite, rooms offer spacious relaxed surroundings and as previously mentioned some suites offer access to a private pool with ground floor “Pool Experience” suite, where we stayed, offering a plunge pool on your terrace with a lounge bed on the opposite side. “Pool Signature” suites offer similar but with more private seclusion from the rest of the hotel. There is also a spectacular outdoor pool for all guests to enjoy on the beachside of the hotel. Whatever room option you choose you can be safe in the knowledge of unrivalled luxury and comfort. Rather than list them all here for further information about in-room facilities check out the hotel website: https://www.aquabluhotel.gr/suites/
Located at the beachside area of Lambi, northeast of the island and just over 2km from Kos Town, it’s an easy walk with a footpath and flat surface all the way to the town centre. If walking isn’t your thing cycling is very popular here with bicycle lanes from the hotel all the way to Psalidi further south down the coastline. If you plan on going further afield there are a plethora of places to hire a car and travelling around the island is easy. Just remember to bring your driver licence.
Sips + Bites Pool Bar
Located by the pool with stunning sea views, Sips and Bites is perfect for an afternoon cocktail or light lunch. Serving up signature cocktails and dishes from with everything from local Greek specialties to pasta. Open from noon until 11pm
Aqua Blu is a haven of decadence and luxury and this is continued in its fine dining restaurant Cuvée. Translated as vintage, there is nothing old style or antiquated about this food. On the contrary this is current, relevant, Michelin quality cooking from chef George Kostis and his team. Honing his skills in restaurants such as the Grill at the Dorchester in London, and one star restaurant 5 in Stuttgart, George has collaborated with chef Pavlos Kiriakis to create a menu that has its base firmly rooted in the technique of classic French cookery with dishes such as the beef short rib, truffle, and lamb but who also take inspiration from classic Greek and Mediterranean cuisine and give it a fresh modern twist, evident with plates such as the red sea bream ceviche, with fennel, cucumber and nasturtium. We opted for the 6 course tasting menu including snacks and petit fours because despite satisfying my voracious tendencies, it is also useful in judging and discerning what a chef “is about”.
The lamb, including crispy lamb belly which is a beautiful, underused cut of the animal, was a triumph using classic, if not a little safe, flavours such as pea and olive served alongside some lightly cooked little gem for texture and freshness. I can say nothing about the short rib other than had I forgotten my table manners I would have licked the plate clean. I wish I had.
In an encouragement rather than a criticism I would love to see George and Cuvée given the freedom to embrace what is wonderful not just about Greece but more distinctly about Kos and adopting on their menu even more local, indigenous ingredients that the island certainly offers with everything from mountain pork to sea vegetables. I understand that this is an establishment with many international customers but given what I ate elsewhere on the island, the quality of produce is certainly available to uphold the Michelin star quality cooking that is taking place here. George is certainly a talented enough chef to conjure Kos on a plate, which I hope to enjoy when I return. There are signs of what I’m referring to in the stunningly light olive oil cake for dessert and indeed further flashes of creativity in the combination of rosemary and bitter chocolate in the petit fours, which were some of the tastiest nuggets of post dinner sweet I’ve had in some time. These steps have already taken with the wines and sommelier Stamatis is confidently passionate, as he should, by the all Greek and Kos wine list. With intricate knowledge yet more than approachable attitude he is more than happy to discuss and recommend the wonderful variety of wines on this list. Cuvée is distinct in that no other restaurant is offering this type of destination dining on the island so even if you are staying elsewhere I highly recommend that you make a special detour as part of your trip to Kos.
What separates a good restaurant from another, or a good hotel from another? Ultimately you’re either serving food, or providing a bed to sleep in. This is an over simplification of the service of course but think about the best meal or hotel stay you’ve had? Most likely it is accompanied by wonderful, perhaps even technically brilliant food, and possibly of abundant luxury but the most defining aspect of any memory is how you felt; it’s about the experience. It’s about the people with you encounter, engage with, and enjoy. It’s about that feeling of effortlessness and ease. The staff at the Aqua Blu provides this in abundance and this makes all the difference here.”
When the finest wines of Kos met the breathtaking sunset at Aqua Blu, a truly magical evening took place that will linger in our memory for a long time!
On the 8th of July, our hotel’s precious guests and visitors had the chance to enjoy a unique wine tasting experience of Triantafillopoulos winery delicious wines, attending a really atmospheric event at our pool area. The magnificent views to the sunset and the live trumpet tunes set the ambience of the dreamy evening.
After the wine tasting, the Cuvee restaurant was offering a wine and pairing degustation menu prepared by our chef.
Enjoy the photos of our event below!
Kos’ first and foremost luxury boutique hotel proudly occupies a prime piece of real estate a short drive or bus ride from Kos town. This classy, airy and yet engagingly hip hostelry is compact in size yet combines stylish luxury, with space water and grace.
Ideally suited to couples who like to mix town and beach life with an up-market accommodation experience will appreciate the down-to-earth and home-like ambience of this egalitarian home away from home. A spa and gym will enhance the overall relax factor while fine local dining complements the in-house Med-fusion culinary experience.
What distinguishes this hotel is its fine taste and low-key friendly, family luxury. It’s located in an ideal position: close to the beach yet close enough to Kos town to be considered urban. The CUVéE in-house à la Carte restaurant offers in-house dining with a Mediterranean twist and you have around plush 30 rooms to choose from – all a minimum of 30 sq m in size. Some rooms have small private pools. A great choice all up.
Room Tip: For a real splurge go for the Deluxe Seaview loft
If you are thinking about going to Kos then look no further. We only stayed two nights as we were travelling around the islands, but on every level it’s just a brilliant hotel. The service is fantastic, from the moment you arrive they make you feel like nothing is too much trouble. And it’s not just the reception staff – it’s every single one of them. Rare indeed. The restaurant, Cuvee, is probably the best in Kos, the beach area is really chilled, nicely away from the hoards and the rooms although not massive are really elegantly designed, as is the rest of the hotel. Bravo. We shall be back!