Holiday Village Kos piles on a whole host of fun and games, with things like kids’ clubs and an activity pool. On top of that, it’s grabbed a top spot right by the beach.
Holiday Village Kos is a real all-rounder. As well as a hat-trick of pools, it throws up a huge list of sports and activities, and restaurants that tick off Italian, Greek and American food.
This place gets top marks for its location – there’s a sandy beach footsteps away, and a 15-minute walk will put you in the centre of Marmari.
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Themed evenings. Snacks and sandwiches 10.30-17.30. Coffee, tea and cakes 16.30-17.30. 1 dinner per stay in the Greek and grill and American diner themed restaurants.
Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including draught beer, house wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee 10.00-24.00.
All are included except where indicated.
This Holiday Village has a First Choice Kids’ Club that’s split into age groups. There’s Little Stars for 3 to 5 year olds, Super Stars for 6 to 8s and Mega Stars for 9 to 11s. They’re open 7 days a week and most activities are completely free. There’s also a Twinkle Stars crèche manned by qualified UK staff.
All with sunbeds, towels from the beach bar and parasols.
Our First Choice team have put together a cast of highly trained entertainers, offering an exciting and diverse range of shows, fun and activities. The programme includes themed and party nights, pop shows, bingo, kids' entertainment, karaoke, cabaret and colourful shows.
These light superior twin rooms are designed with a bright and fresh décor. There’s room for 3 with 1 extra bed. You’ll have a balcony or terrace outside for that extra bit of space and air-conditioning from May to October. Plus there’s an audio dock and games console.
These modern double rooms are designed with a stylish feel throughout. There’s room for 4 with 2 extra beds in the bedroom. There are sliding doors which you can pull across to separate the room. You’ll have a balcony or terrace for that extra bit of space outside. Plus air-conditioning is available from May to October.
I visited Holiday Village Kos with my girlfriend in October 2015 for 1 week after getting an incredible last minute deal of 300pp. It was a wonderful weeks break, with lots to see and do. ROOM We had a family room with sliding partition (658), which was spacious, modern, clean and well presented. There was a free safe, fridge, sliding doors onto a balcony - complete with table and chairs (overlooking the kids splash pool), and a walk-in powerful shower. The beds were comfortable, and faced wall mounted televisions. The rooms were kept to a high standard by the cleaners daily. POOLS There were four pools, so lots of choice, - from an activity pool with non-stop entertainment to a relaxing quieter pool, perfect for reading and listening to music. As we went in October the pools were FREEZING, so I think in the whole week I managed about 20 minutes in the relax pool, before I couldn't take it any longer. There was lots of children around during our stay, who didn't seem to mind the temperature! BARS AND RESTAURANTS The lobby bar in reception is an adult only area that serves nice cocktails. It is a nice place to unwind, and since the hotel is generally geared towards children this was a nice place to escape and have some quiet time. There is also a bar near the restaurants which is where they show the football and where the adult evening entertainment is, and various smaller bars around the site where you can get drinks from. The main restaurant offered a wide variety of food, and we were never hungry. The food choice and quality was one of the best I've ever had whilst in an AI hotel. The live cooking stations of pizza were delicious, and my other half lived on the pizzas all week! There's a Greek, American and Italian restaurants also, which you can book once during your stay. The Greek and American have buffet starter and dessert and a la carte mains. We did not go to the Italian as this was at an additional cost, so cannot comment on this. The Greek restaurant was gorgeous and well worth a visit, however, we did not enjoy the American, and this was the general feeling of other guests there at the time. Drinks were okay throughout the resort, we enjoyed the slushes, and drank the resort out of peach schnapps! As we went towards the end of last season, the hotel was running out of various drinks etc, which were not being restocked as they were preparing to close, which was annoying, but as to be expected I guess. Beer and wine on tap, so take your own cups as you can fill these up yourselves! ENTERTAINMENT There was a wide variety of poolside entertainment throughout the day by the activity pool, however, we did not see much of this as we were out exploring most days. On the evening there was kids entertainment until 2130, followed generally by a show for all ages. The entertainment was of a good standard, and the entertainment team were very talented. After this, there was bingo and quizzes in the main bar, which were always good fun to take part in. EXCURSIONS We did not book any excursions through Thomson, and instead chose to book through Theokritos Travel in Tigaki. We went to Nisyros volcanic island, Bodrum (Turkey) and Zia at night - all well worth a trip! Definitely look at booking through external travel companies as we got the excursions for a fraction of the price that Thomson were trying to charge. We also hired a car through Tigaki Tours in Mamari and explored the island for the day which was fantastic. We also got the bus from outside the hotel into Kos Town, which was a few euros each and well worth the trip. When we were in Kos, they had the issue with migrants along the coast, however, this did not cause us any problems during our stay. When in Kos town, we enjoyed exploring the shops and visiting the castle. AMENITIES There is a shop on site, which is quite pricy, but handy for people who do not wish to leave the resort. There is a spa, which we never visited, but did hear good things about whilst we were there. There is also table tennis facilities, high ropes, kids club and a games arcade. OVERALL Amazing holiday resort, typically geared towards families and young children, but even going as two young girls we had a great time. Fantastic deal and was a great base for exploring a beautiful island - would definitely recommend this hotel!More
We got married here and it was absolutely amazing, wouldn't change anything, would definitely recommend - Holiday was fab, fantastic food- variety to choose from and other restaurants to dine in too, plenty to do for children and staff at the hotel were amazing and very friendly. Throughly enjoyed our stay and lovely experience. Thank you to all xxMore
Well what can I say, what a brilliant holiday from start to finish. Saw some bad reviews an was a little bit put off so had my reservations! Check in was fast an efficient, room was quiet large with fixed partition an well equipped for our needs, with a 5year old an baby of 8month. My partner had previously emailed requests for a cot an steriliser which were provided and not charged for, the rooms where lovely and very clean, the rooms were cleaned daily along with fresh towels. Food was readily available from 7am until midnight, with a great variety that caters for all needs!! The soft drinks are all branded the alcohol is also branded (Greek brands) no watered down alcohol , plastic cups only used in outdoor areas which is great when u have small ones. Kos town's well worth a visit with lots to do, bars,restaurants,shops lots of choice an plenty to do. We hired a car witch was a very easy way to get around an suited our needs,there's lots of beautiful places to see to many to list! Thanks Hv kos for a great holiday,we will be back.More
We visited in June with a party of 18 for our wedding. We had a mixed gang of couples and families, all different ages - everyone loved it, without exception. This hotel is definitely geared towards families with children but the adult bar and quiet pool allow peaceful opportunities for those that want to be away from the busier areas. Arrival - we were greeted in reception with cold soft drinks and snacks on arrival. Check in was smooth and we were given a map of the resort. The restaurant was opened at 11pm for us to get a bite to eat before bed - soups, salads, fresh bread etc. The rooms - we opted for a family room with a partition. It was massive! Very clean and lots of storage. Fresh towels and bed linen every day. The bathroom had a walk in shower which wasn't ideal with small children but as long as everyone was careful on wet floors this was not an issue. The pools - gorgeous, clean and plenty of sunbeds. The most popular areas do get busy and beds do get reserved but we never had any issues getting space by any of the pools. Food and drink - I can honestly say I do not know what some people have been on about when reading some of the negative reviews on here when it comes to food. I have stayed in a lot of very nice hotels and the food served here is right up there. The variety and quality was wonderful. There are mountains of fresh salads, speciality cooking, themed dishes and an excellent selection for children. The snack bar provides relaxed dining for through the daytime if you want to run in while around the pool for toasted sandwiches, pizza, salads, ice creams etc. The drinks were lush, the glasses were a bit small but as there is no limit as to how many you can get each time you visit the bar it doesn't matter! The staff - everyone was friendly polite and would do anything they could to help. The wedding team deserve a special shout out - they were amazing, Tania and Christina â¤ï¸ Our wedding had to be rescheduled due to the wind and these girls went out of their way to ensure we ended up having the most perfect day. The manager was always buzzing around and was very approachable, offering to organise private dining for our party etc. We booked our holiday through Thomson and were appalled by their service, their lack or organisation and how they continued to provide us with duff info in the run up to our holiday and wedding. However, our wedding coordinator, Yota, was their redeeming feature. She was incredible, so reassuring and ensured that we were 100% happy. Do not be deterred by the negative reviews, this is a brilliant hotel and you will not be disappointed. We will definitely be backMore
Just come back from a weeks stay at this hotel. Hotel was great, lots of activities and things to do for the children. The splash pool was perfect for our 2,3 year olds. The whole pool is only knee deep. There were many pools to choose from. The park was good and maintained. The high ropes excellent and so was the football. The food was ok, not great but plenty to choose from. We did eat out in zia and kos a couple of times. What this hotel lacks is good night time entertainment. They need to have a few different acts/ music on for the adults. The amphitheatre was impractical for young children and you have to keep getting up and leaving it to get another drink. They should have live music by the pool bar. Perhaps they will. The hotel looks very new so it may be coming. Would recommend it, staff were very nice and always helpful. You also got free wifi. Rooms were clean and spacious. More
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