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.
Satellite pool 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.
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2 bedroom family suite with garden view and balcony or terrace
Rooms are stylish with views over the hotel's gardens. They've got spacious wardrobes, 2 separate bedrooms with twin beds in parents room and twin or bunk beds in children’s room and a themed kids bedroom. These rooms have space for 3 adults and 2 children or 2 adults and 3 children. You'll also have 2 flat screen TVs, a mini-fridge, coffee and tea making facilities, safety deposit box*, air-conditioning, a bathroom with bath or shower, a hairdryer bathrobes and slippers. These rooms are about 250 metres from main complex. You can hire a Playstation 2* from reception.
twin room with sea view and balcony
Twin rooms come with a mini-fridge, TV with music channel, safety deposit box*, tea and coffee facilities and wired internet connection. For some outside space, you'll have a balcony with views of the sea.
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Never going back
We have recently come back from an 11 night stay here we're from a party of 4, 3 of us we're ill with sickness to a point of having to stay in the room for a minimum of 3 days unless it was to get taxis down to the pharmacy for medication as when reporting the sickness to reception which we tried to do 3 times and twice was told if we want to complain we have to come back in the morning the other time my boyfriend was actually sick at reception and was told he was disgusting and he should go and see the hotel doctor for 100euros. As well as this the food here isn't up to much apart from cheese and bread there are cats in the restaurant where you are eating and inside the food serving area and eating off plates that have been cleared from tables so on most night when we could leave the room we ate out costing us more money that we had originally planned to spend. In most of the bars you get plastic cups to drink out of with your meals ect however in one bar you get glasses if your sitting inside the bar we never received these glasses and when asked why was told there was no glasses left but everyone around us was drinking from glasses. Some of the staff in this hotel were so rude and ignorant those on reception were not interested unless you were checking in and spending money the same goes for those in the bar facing reception. And the Thomson staff that are based here as just as bad none of them want to deal with the complaint everyone wanted you to speak to the other person or the next person on shift after three attempts I gave up this hotel is not 5 star it's more like a 3 and will not be returning ever again More
1st trip to the Blue Lagoon Resort
Just got back from an week in the Blue Lagoon Resort in Kos. Had an excellent time, the hotel was very well kept, especially considering how big it is. We stayed in block 2000 which was the only block which looked onto the beach which was an nice view (can even see turkey in the distance). The food and drinks was nice, the pool bar restaurant was lovely to have your lunch in and is the only place you can eat in shorts in the evening. The main restaurant had different themes each night which catered for all. didn't think much of the Italian restaurant, wasn't much choice on the menu and unfortunately didn't have the chance to visit the Chinese and Greek restaurants. The Blue Lagoon management can be very happy with all the staff that work in the many bars and restaurants on site, all them have big smiles on there faces constantly and taking drinks orders and cleaning up plates etc. While we was here we booked two excursions through the Thompson reps that were on site, loved both of the days we had out and would highly recommend doing the 3 island boat trips, get to see some lovely sites and if your as lucky as us some dolphins!! Would also recommend going to paradise beach, only costs â¬15 for the whole day, lots of water sports on offer there as well as being an good spot for taking photos. Last but not least The Animation Team were always trying to make you have the best time possible with all there activities that they offered through the day, and in the evenings they always put an an very entertaining show, with the many varieties of shows that they do. Massive massive shout out to the team leader of the Animation Team Seby who was an very talented dancer as well as very good show man, was constantly putting smiles on all guests faces with his one very funny liners (Mamma Mia). Would definitely recommend staying at this hotel if you get the chance to. Can't to return again in the future!! Daz and Jade room 2211 More
This place was my first family holiday and I can say what a place it was good was good place is very clean .. but would like to say a big thanks u to Callum who is part or the entertainment crew for making my boys holiday one to remember thanks a lot Big thanks u to amy to who is part of the entertainment who also was a big part More
A disappointing anniversary break.
We stayed here for our 1st anniversary, for 10 nights in October. I must say that we have been left feeling disappointed with this hotel, we have stayed in hotels across Europe and Mexico and to be quite honest was quite shocked at the standards of this hotel, definitely not a 5* in my opinion. On arrival at Kos airport it was very busy, three flights had come in within minutes of each other so it was a bit of a squeeze in the terminal, but getting through customs was no problem, it was in the baggage reclaim! It took over an hour to get our cases, but finding the rep and getting onto the coach was very quick and easy. We then arrived at our hotel 30 minutes later around midnight. Again because of the flights coming in we were one of many coaches coming into the hotel. It took around 40 minutes of queuing to check in, we unfortunately didn't receive a welcome drink, which would have been nice after all the waiting around. We were then ushered out he main doors to wait for a buggy to take us to our room. By this time it was around 12.45 am, the queue for the buggies was horrendous, and as usual when abroad there was no proper queuing system. Buggies were taking people from the back and front of the "queue". There simply wasn't enough buggies to deal with the amount of people. After another 45 mins we were extremely tired and just wanted to go to bed, we asked at reception to direct us where to go to walk to our room. As that would have been quicker. We were told to wait a little longer as it is a big resort we wouldn't find it, the map provided didn't seen to make much sense either as agreed by other guests! After a further 45 minutes we finally got into our room! Which was nice and modern and comfortable, we had a fridge, large wardrobe and a couple of draws. The bathroom appeared a little dated but it was ok. We were in room 9610 which was in the satellite area. On our first morning we woke up opened the curtains to see a lovely view over the pool and snack bar area. We eventually found our way to the welcome meeting which was in the main hotel complex, it was really informative, the Thomson reps were really good and very helpful and friendly. Now the meals were in our opinion average in the main restaurant, we both felt that breakfast was the worst, not a huge choice of food for such a big hotel. The smaller restaurant in the satellite area had even less choice. The scrambled eggs were really weird and not like any other I've had anywhere, the sausage option were just tinned hotdogs, potatoes tasted like they were tinned, definitely not fresh. Now the bacon again was like nothing I've had before (not in a good way) The croissants were also very strange like what you would buy from a shop. As usual you have your fruit and cereals and yoghurt. We really aren't picky eaters at all but we struggled at breakfast time. Lunchtime we went to the main pool restaurant, they do some lovely pasta, salads, pizzas and meat dishes. The grilled meats all tended to have an American mustard dressing on them. Which is ok if you like that. Up at the waterpark they did some lovely snacks, pizza, gyros, kebabs etc. Which were lovely. In the evening we tried the main restaurant once which was so busy and didn't have any atmosphere at all. So we tried the speciality restaurants. The Italian was lovely, top notch meals here, great service and atmosphere. The BBQ wasn't up to much, you got better food at lunchtime there we thought. The Greek was lovely, here you have your typical Greek food, very good quality. Staff there were very good. The Chinese was amazing, you do have to pay for alcoholic drinks here so bear that in mind. The food is amazing, in fact the best Chinese restaurant we've been to in all the hotels we've stayed in! The main pool is massive and all the activities happen round here, it was really busy but always plenty of loungers at all times. We preferred it in the adults area, a lot more relaxed chill out area. Maria the waitress there was brilliant she really made it for us. Some of the other staff should really take note as I felt some of the staff couldn't have cared less. And some in the pool restaurant at lunchtime were downright rude. In the evenings we sat and had drinks in the piano bar, we didn't see the entertainment in the big tent so can't comment. But the guys in the piano bar were great. Quick and very pleasant service. The couple singing in there were good. I found the alcoholic drinks to be not that great, most of the cocktails you had to pay for, the ones you had included was undrinkable. The beer was good though! We found that this resort was more interested in making more money from guests, such as the beach, â¬2.50 for a sunlounger, even though it's the hotels beach and loungers, paying for alcoholic drinks in the Chinese, to get a slightly better cocktail is extra, even charging â¬4 for a glass of orange juice! The bottles of water in the rooms you have to reuse, otherwise you will be charged, which i think is disgusting, a supposed 5* telling you to reuse bottles for up to a fortnight!! On a positive note the weather was glorious!! Could not fault that. And on our anniversary we did get a bottle of bubbly left in our room! It's such a shame that all these little things add up to a disappointing stay. We would go back to Kos but not this hotel.More
Blue lagoon family of 5 review
Resort- We visited this hotel at the very end of May. First impressions were that it was a very well kept large resort. After being welcomed in and checking in done, we were escorted to our family room via a golf buggy. It took about 5 minutes to get there and we were surprised to find that these larger rooms were situated at the very edge of the hotel grounds. The area was lovely, there was a children's plunge pool with a pirate ship, a bar, the Thomsons kids club and playground. It was almost like a being in a separate little village. We always caught a ride with the buggies all over the grounds as they are in operation 24 hours a day. Room- our room was on the first floor and had a lift. It was fantastic, clean big and bright. It faced away from the resort towards Kos town. The bathroom was nice and big, the two bedrooms were nicely decorated and the children's room had three single beds and themed wall murals. They each had good wardrobe space, though no drawers. Food- with three children of varying ages I normally pleasing them all a problem. But this had two buffet restaurants (one being no shorts for men in the evening so my husband refused to eat there) the other being the poolside buffet. We ate here for almost every lunch or evening meal. It has something for everyone, always hot & spotlessly clean. Most of The other restaurants were adults only so didn't use them. Pools- the main pool was huge and had the daytime programme. It had perhaps 300 sunbeds around it, so we never ever had a problem finding 5 together which is normally a headache for us! There are two other children's splash pools which again I could always find a sunbed to perch on whilst my youngest splash around. Splash park- its in a separate area again to the hotel & around a 10 minute walk from reception. It's absolutely fab for smaller children, my 6 year old loved it. my teenagers weren't so keen but enjoyed their day there. Plus it served pizza slices so they were happy! Entertainment- the animation team of around ten were all fantastic and we enjoyed watching their daytime poolside antics, though sometimes you didn't want to be hounded 10 times a day to join in! Seby and his team put on some phenomenal shows in the animation tent in the evening, with Dirty Dancing being my favourite! In particular Seby and his dancing partner Ashlee were so talented and ran a very professional group. Beach- There is a beach just across the road from the Blue Lagoon and it's OK, not quite the beautiful Greek beaches you see on postcards but had a pretty view & the sunsets are beautiful. Overview- in our opinion this is a great safe place for a perfect family holiday. It offered something for everyone and the choice of pools and activities kept our three children happy and if their happy on holiday then we are too! Would return in a heartbeat More
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