This place is spot on for water babies – as well as pools, you’ve got an aqua park with slides and a lazy river, plus the beach just over the road.
The Blue Lagoon Resort is anchored just outside Kos Town, across the road from a long, sand-and-shingle beach. A 10-minute drive will land you in the centre – there’s a bus stop right outside the hotel.
There’s a whole raft of pools here, from adults-only numbers to kids’ splash parks with slides and ships. Add in restaurants, snack spots, and a big list of activities and you’ve got a top-notch family set-up.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Buffet meals. Afternoon snacks 15.00-18.00. Tea, coffee and biscuits 16.00-18.00. Ice-cream, crêpes and sandwiches 10.00-18.00. Dinner in the main restaurant 18.30-22.00. Show cooking. Themed evenings. Late night snacks 22.00-24.00.
Unlimited local wine, beer and spirits 10.00-24.00, soft drinks, tea and coffee 08.00-24.00.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
Facilities► View all
Lagoon-style outdoor pool
This freeform, lagoon-style pool has a sun terrace and a Jacuzzi® with water jets. Pool towels and sunbeds are provided.
First Choice Kids' Club
First Choice Kids’ Club caters for 3 to 11 year olds – so brothers and sisters can join in the fun together. And most of it’s completely free. It runs 5 days a week and – outside of peak season – there are parent and toddler sessions for under 3s, too. For your peace of mind, all First Choice Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times. Plus there’s a strict sign-in and out system.
Poolside snack bar
Providing a continental breakfast from 10am to 12pm and lunch between 12.30pm and 2pm. Gluten free dishes can be prepared on request and highchairs are provided.
Rooms ► View all
twin room with garden view
Twin room with garden view sleeps up to 3 adults with a double or twin beds and an extra bed, mini-fridge, bathrobes, slippers and TV with music channel. Cots are available on request.
twin room in annexe with garden view
Twin room in annexe sleeps up to 3, with a double or twin beds and an extra bed, shower or bath, mini-fridge, bathrobes, slippers and TV with music channel. Safety deposit box available at a charge. Cots are available on request.
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First of all I would like to comment on the statement that some of my fellow reviewers make: that this is not a 5 star hotel. I agree with them this is not a 5 star HOTEL, but a 5 star RESORT. If it were a true hotel than this would probably be a 4 star hotel in most parts of the world. However this is a resort not a hotel and it's typical for 5 star resorts everywhere. The Blue Lagoon Resort is not as big as some people say. I expected after reading the reviews to have leg cramps after a couple of days. It doesn't take more than 10 min to walk across the complex or more than 5 min to get from one place to another. The annex area is 5 min away from the main area and about 7 min from the reception. The reception area is very large and the staff is very friendly. It took us 2 min to check in and then we were driven with a buggy to our block (3000). Block 3000 offers a side view of the sea and a front view of the main pool. We had one room on the ground floor and one on the first floor. The one on the ground floor had a nice terrace which offered a view of the main pool area. Both rooms were nice, with big beds and LCD tvs. There was also a couch and coffee table area. The A/C worked great and the bathroom was medium size but very clean and had everything you needed. This block seemed to be the most recently renovated block. Other blocks, like the one which offered full front views of the sea, seemed a bit shabby and outdated. The main pool is very large, one of the largest I've seen, but it never feels crowded. After reading some of the reviews I've been worried that I'll have to wake up at 6 to get a free sunbed at the pool. Not once have I seen a "sunbed reservation". And there were free sunbeds, even on the first row, up to 10 am. The entertainment at the pool is great at first but it gets repetitive and after 3-4 days of hearing the same music and seeing and doing the same activities we decided to go to the beach. Even if the entertainment is repetitive, the entertaining crew is great, very friendly and they don't push you to do anything you don't want. I applaud their ability to endure the repetitiveness of their job all summer. In the middle of the pool there is snack bar that makes the best pancakes I've ever had. The beach is great. It is a Blue Flag beach and it shows. The beach is very clean and well maintained. The staff works constantly to maintain it that way. They always look after thoughtless tourists that drop garbage on the ground and clean immediately. The view from the beach is amazing, you can see Bodrum in Turkey and Kalymnos Island. The water is very clean and very warm. There is sand on the beach, however there are some rocks/stones for about 1-4 m into the water. After that there is sand. Luckily the entrance to the sea is gentle and after the rocks the water is only knee high at the most. The least amount of rocks was in the middle of the "private beach", the worst part to enter the sea was at the edges of the "private beach", so sit accordingly. The sunbeds were 2.50 euros each and if you are a odd number of tourists, like we were, you get enough umbrellas for everybody (unlike some resorts). There is a small beach bar were you can get drinks and sandwiches. There is also a massage parlor, but that is paid. The toilets on the beach are very clean (cleaner than the toilets in the lobby) and "far" and out of sight from the actual beach. I have read that some people complaint about the fact that they got served at the bar from plastic cubs. I drank all sort of things at the bars and not once was I served in a plastic cup. The only place they give you plastic cups is at the main pool but those were clean and quite big for plastic cups. Which makes sense because you don't want broken glass to end up in the pool. There were 4 restaurants: BBQ, Greek, Italian (all 3 with prior reservation) and the Main Restaurant. The main restaurant was typical for all inclusive resorts. The food was diverse, they had a diet corner and a vegetarian corner. The food was good, sometimes great, never bad. The local wine that was served was very good. The Italian was a disapoiment. The food wasn't that good and it was not a real "a la carte" restaurant like advertised. Also it is located in the annex area. The BBQ offers the same food as the main restaurant, but men can wear shorts. The Greek restaurant was the best. Great food, excellent service (especially Moustaffas and Aurell), great wine, great music, everything was great. We ate most nights there. Now, about the "trouser" problem. I don't mind the long trouser rule for men, but I wished it was truly enforced. For example, I saw a big Russian gentleman with sweatpants and flippers and a Ferrari shirt across from an English gentleman who was obviously suffering in a nice pair of trousers and a nice shirt. If you are going to have such a rule in order to bring more "class" to a restaurant then you should enforce it properly or don't have it at all. Also, some women walked around like they were at the beach, while other women could have come straight from the opera or a fashion show. This "inequality" and mix of outfits it's not nice, it's funny, but not nice. In my honest opinion the only restaurants that are deserving of the "long trousers make everything classy" rule are the Italian and the Greek restaurants, for the other 2 the rule is useless as they will never be "classy" restaurants. The WiFi is free if you came with certain travel agencies such as TUI (or as the British know it, Thomson), but you had to pay if you came with others. The cost was 5 euros per hour or 20 euros for 24 hours. I need to mention that that is 24 hours spread as you see fit (1 hour today, 3 hours tomorrow, 1/2 hour the next day etc) as long as you remember to log out after each session. The WiFi reception is best in public areas. In the rooms is rubbish, that is if it connects at all. The location of the hotel is remote, but you can take taxis, bikes or the bus into Kos Town. The bus schedule is useless. It's best if you arrive 10 min before the scheduled time. If you're lucky you'll wait only 2 min, if you're not then you can wait 30-35 min. I will recommend a trip to Asklepion, Nysiros Volcano and Greek Night at Zia. All in all this is a typical 5 star all inclusive resort for Europe. There are better resorts in the Caraibeans or the Maldives but for Europe this is one of the best.More
Lovely hotel, definitely worth a try if you are going to Kos
I've just got back from a week here and had a really lovely time. The hotel is in a great location right near Kos Town, only 2 euros on the bus which runs every half an hour or you can walk it in 30/40 mins (20 mins to the outskirts but double that to the main town center). We were given a room in the satellite area (called the annexe on our Thomson booking) and to be honest I wouldn't recommend this as it's really far away from the main restaurants, main pool, reception, spa, gym etc (7/8 minute walk roughly). As soon as we arrived we asked if we could be moved, and offered to pay extra for this or to upgrade, but they didn't seem interested and just said you have the room that you have booked and we're busy. They weren't bothered at all that we were not happy with the location which was a bit of a worrying start to the holiday, however we had a large room with 3 beds and the air con worked perfectly and was very easy to set at exactly the right temperature to be comfortable both day and night so we just decided not to make a fuss and stick with it. The food was ok and fairly varied, I'm not a fussy eater so always found something to eat but if I'm honest I've had much better food at other all inclusive hotels - with the exception of the Italian restaurant as we found this had really lovely food but even if you are all inclusive you have to pay for wine in this one which I don't really think is acceptable. The wine they provided in the bars was surprisingly good and the beer was light and easy to drink. The main pool is absolutely stunning, huge and tons of sun beds so you will never have an issue getting a place by it somewhere. Adult pool was ok but no breeze at all as it's quite enclosed so just too hot to sit by in my opinion. We did a couple of trips, one was through Thomson where we went to Kos Castle, the Asclepion (spelling?!) and then onto Zia which I would definitely recommend as the view was stunning and we had a fab lunch at one of the restaurants here which only cost 9 Euros for a steak with chips, rice and veg. We also went Horse Riding, if this is something you want to try definitely go to Erica's farm as the people are lovely and the horses are great and very well cared for. Lovely 70 min ride (25 Euros) all around the salt late and cantering down the beach at sunset was superb with a beautiful view. My only real gripe about this hotel, apart from the location of our room, is that they only give you 1 bottle of water each which is in your fridge on arrival and after that they want you to pay for them. I've stayed in much cheaper all inclusive hotels than this one and they have all provided bottled water without any issues. If they had provided bottled water free of charge and allowed you wine in the Italian (plus possibly moved us to another room in the main section like I requested or let us pay for an upgrade) I would definitely have given this place 5 out of 5.More
BreezeAM, Colchester, United Kingdom
We first visited BLR three years ago and enjoyed it so much we said we would return, it can be a disappointment returning after three years but not in this case, it is as nice as we remembered it is spotlessly clean the staff are genuinely pleasant and the food was better. We enjoyed eating in the Italian the most. Breakfast was a pleasure in the Italian restaurant near the adult block. Our room was the only let down as we didn't read Thomsons small print which stated "shower" this was a small shower tray in the corner of a small bathroom with a shower curtain ( not really 4 Star) and no bath. We previously stayed in the adult block and wrongly assumed most room would be on a par with them, how wrong can you be! Overall we did enjoy ourselves. We took up the offer to tryout their sister hotel (Blue Lagoon Village) for our second week and this was an excellent move. I will leave a review for BLV on their page. We went into Kos a couple of times it's cheap enough in a taxi, it comes to life at night with all the boats lit up trying to get you to book trips. There are plenty of places to eat or just have a drink, plus the usual gift shops. We still feel that it is a great place to have a holiday, just make sure the room you book has everything you want.More
lovingmajorca, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Epitome of BEST HOLIDAY EVER!!
I stayed at this resort and it is by far the BEST all inclusive resort I have stayed at! It caters for all and is both child and couple friendly. The staff all work so hard but are all so welcoming and really make an effort to make you feel at home during your stay. Special shout out to Sam on the main bar, Georgios in the main restaurant and ALL the Animation Team! The rooms are basic but we found that because the resort has so much to offer, we didn't spend much time in the room at all. The food is good and even though we were there for 12 days, we never got bored of it as there are themed menus most nights and there are 4 restaurants to choose from. My favourite restaurant was the Greek restaurant as the food was delicious and the atmosphere and staff were great! The pool is incredible! It is HUGE! Even though the hotel gets busy, you will never feel crowded when round the pool and there was ALWAYS empty sun beds. The animation crew around the pool were nothing short of fantastic and made the days great fun. They are very personable and approachable and obviously have fun in their job. They also do shows every night which are amazing. They are all very talented and I wish I could see them all again!! Donna and Michael made aqua gym so much more bearable :) Not much else to say other than if you want a great holiday with sun, sea and ouzo, look no further!! This is the place for you!!More
A wonderful week at the Blue lagoon resort Kos.
Have just returned from a week's holiday at this resort. It was a totally excellent experience in every sense of the word! the staff were all warmly welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for them. You were made to feel very special.The food was excellent and varied at all times. There was a Greek and Italian restaurant available, which you had to book, and they were also of a very high standard.The rooms were very clean and comfortable, and any issues were dealt with quickly and efficiently. two members of the entertainment team were superb in their overall approach and effort in their work. Emily, who was the main singer who was a delight both on and off Stage. Sebby, the Children's entertainer and a dancer in the nightly shows, was an inspiration to all around him.My family and I would not hesitate to recommend this Hotel to any prospective client.More
Brian J, Swansea, United Kingdom
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