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.
The ultimate action-packed holiday
- 'HV Live' entertainment, exclusive to Holiday Villages'
- Clubs for 0 to 11 year olds, run to UK standards
- Meet-and-greets with the Widgets
- Expert-run swim, stage and football academies
- Outdoor activities including archery, Water Walkerz and raft-building
- Child-friendly buffets and at least 2 à la carte restaurants
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
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.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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First Choice Kids' Club
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.
3 outdoor pools
All with sunbeds, towels from the beach bar and parasols.
Evening entertainment programme
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.
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double room with balcony or terrace
These double rooms are decorated with a modern and stylish feel. Outside you’ll find a balcony or terrace for that extra bit of space. Plus there’s a TV and air-conditioning available from May to October.
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What can I say approx 30 of us came for my sons wedding and not one complaint from any of us , the accommodation (the couples had sea view rooms ) and the families had two bedroom family rooms and all were lovely , the kids loved the whole set up , the amphitheater, the pools , the kids clubs , the park and climbing frame , they were entertained all day , and the food is something else , I defy anyone to say they couldn't find anything to eat in the restaurant , , I have never seen so much food in one place and it was all lovely , the greek resturant was lovely and the American diner was ok , the hotel is in a great location right next to the beach and a lovely stroll into Marmari, we hired quad bikes and beach buggies from Marmari and toured the beautiful island , the mountain village of Zia is well worth a visit and so is Kos town with is lovely harbour , best holiday ever , would love to go backMore
Personally I wouldn't go back
Why? Because although it's "family friendly" it's really not to start the food is not great for little ones, it's all the same they say the have a kids buffet with chicken nuggets chips fish fingers etc.. yet in fact it's a lower down buffet with the same food as the rest of us... which isn't always great for kids as the pork has a habit of being extremely chewy, the pools are ok there are four but they are what they are nothing special to be honest and the children's pool has slides but there are some pretty big gaps in the bars that the smaller children could fall through quite easily and a lot of metal parts for a wet slippy area that kids play on which honestly scared me a few times watching other little ones never mind my own child, the children's play area isn't really for any child under the age of 6 as there are a lot of metal parts and it's quite high to climb up, the cleaning standards overall aren't that good considering it took 8 days for an actual bed change and the bathroom cleaning well let's put it this way the button used to flush the toilet was dirty for days totally unhygienic, Kos itself is a beautiful island, but this hotel considering its rated 5 stars and is pretty expensive to stay at honestly isn't worth it and as a whole I was pretty disappointed and looked forward to coming back home which says a lot... More
Firstly, location. It's a bit more in the middle of nowhere than I'd realised. It's about a 15 minute walk in to Marmari - but there's not a lot there. We had hoped to rent bikes from the hotel as it's beautifully flat and they had bikes stored at the back entrance, but by the time we got around to asking we discovered you had to walk into Marmari to hire the bikes, but (we think!) you could leave them at the hotel to be collected so we didn't bother. The hotel is set in spotlessly clean, pretty grounds - but it is a big complex. We were in the 200s block and, as an example, we clocked the distance on a pedometer one morning and it was over 1000 steps to and from breakfast - we could have asked for a room closer to the action (everything takes place fairly centrally) but as we could answer every question in the poolside quiz and were word perfect on the hokey cokey by the end of the holiday as the microphones were so loud from the activity areas I dread to think how loud it would have been any closer. We were on a very lazy holiday and were rarely ready to sunbathe before 10.30, or, after going into Kos Town a couple of times - we didn't have a problem getting a lounger any of the days - although it definitely got a lot quieter about halfway through the holiday. The beach is beautiful - the sea was a little rough on a few of the days, and on one occasion the seaweed made it quite unpleasant, but it was all gone by lunchtime. The beach bar is just behind the beach and the staff there are lovely - I thoroughly recommend the slush drinks too! The loungers are comfier by the pool though! I wasn't as impressed by the pools - as previous reviewers have said, an adult only pool would be good. I found the activity pool too noisy and the other "relaxing" pool was incredibly deep - great for swimming, not so good for just lazing at the edge which is what I wanted to do. The food. I miss the food! I have to say it is the most generous all inclusive I think I've ever had - there is always food available - either from the buffet or the snack bar, and you can have as many bottles of water as you want. As a slightly picky eater when I'm on holiday I was spoilt for choice every day and we were there for 11 days - I didn't feel it became repetitive at all. The plastic cups provided by the bar were no worse than any other AI hotel I've visited. We didn't visit the American Diner or the Greek restaurant based on previous reviews on Trip Advisor - but we didn't feel we needed a change. The room was a good size, we didn't find the bathroom floor slippery - we had a bathmat? One thing that I find suprising that no-one seems to have mentioned is that the bathroom has a frosted glass door! The room was cleaned every day. There's a hairdryer in the bathroom and Dove in the soap and shower dispensers. There are also plenty of plug sockets which is useful! We checked in late at night and there was cake and water available for us - we also grabbed a porter to help us find our room as the map in the dark was as clear as mud! We were given the key to the safe in the room and the wifi code for free wifi for up to 4 devices - we rarely had a problem connecting anywhere in the complex. You do need to go back to reception the next day to get a towel card - and you can only exchange your towels on a Monday, Wednesday Friday, or Saturday - we did find that it was hit and miss as to whether you got a big green Holiday Village towel or a much smaller, older blue towel - but we just went to the next bar and swapped it again! The Greek staff were all absolutely delightful. Incredibly friendly and helpful. Unfortunately the same can't be said for the British Thomson/ First Choice staff. I appreciate we're not their target market, and they did look to be great with the children around the pool, but their attitude and behaviour, particularly in the restaurant was not acceptable - they pushed in front of paying guests, they didn't acknowledge any of the guests or the staff, their knowledge of the area was not great and, apart from a slightly older blonde lady and the Team Leader who was on site one day, we didn't even get a greeting as they walked past. We didn't want to participate in any of the activities or entertainment, but there was certainly no encouragement to do so. Would I go back? Probably not, just because I feel it's very much aimed at families with small children and it's a bit in the middle of nowhere, but I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would definitely recommend it.More
Family visit - 5 September 2016.
First time we have been on holiday with a toddler and this hotel meets all our needs. The food included in all inclusive provides a wide range of choices, never getting bored and also provides a selection for children. The facilities provided, including the pools and beach, are clean. There were plenty of sun beds available so we didn't need to worry abouting get a sun bed next to the pool so we could keep a close eye on the toddler. As other reviewers have said, there is a difference between the standard of the family rooms. We started in 560 (family suite) but requested a move to a room with a partition, which we had booked. 560 was an old room and need refurbishment. We were moved to 532 and this was perfect. The most impressive part of the visit was the hotel staff. I have visited a lot of hotels and the staff here will genuinely care and will do anything to help, no matter what time or issue. I dealt with Varvara whose professionalism and ability to solve any problem quickly is second to none. She continually went out of her way to ensure everything was sorted, ensuring we could relax and focus on the holiday. The kids entertainment was brilliant, noisy and the reps encourage all the children to get involved. (top tip, ask for a room that isn't too close!) First choice offer many trips around the island, however Kos is a very small island and it is easy and much cheaper to explore it by bus or hire a car. The bus to Kos picks up and drops off right outside the hotel. Car hire with a suitable selection of car seats for toddlers is available from the hotel and is very reasonable. Highlights of our day exploring were swimming in the volcanic bubbles at Paradise beach and driving up to Zia to watch the sunset.More
Great value for money
We stayed as a couple for 7 days in September. On arrival had been upgraded for free to a sea view large room. I had asked in advance for a quiet room knowing it was a family resort and the room was perfect. Food was great, good all inclusive, for the price we paid the Greek corner, themed evenings and specials were nice. As with any all inclusive the food can become boring but there was enough choice to never eat the same thing. Pools were clean, well kept, beds comfy. Shame there is no adult only pool. Why not make the 'family' pool adults only. It's only small and won't then impact others with kids. Beach was great if a little windy but that's the weather not the hotels fault! The gym was good. Could do with a lifting bar but made the most of the weights and other equipment Is it butlins in the sun? A little but only if you let it. We didn't watch the entertainment or go to the quiz or the activity pool. We had a lovely quiet week on the beach, by the family pool, in the adults only bar and watching the sunset from our room terrace. Overall it was a lovely holiday we would certainly recommend to friends and definitely those with children and filled all our requirement for a quiet week break. More
Sally G, 186346
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