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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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. You’ll have room for 4 with 2 sofa beds in the bedroom.
superior double room with balcony or terrace
These superior doubles are well-equipped with tea and coffee facilities, an audio dock, and a games console. Plus you'll have bathrobes and a balcony or terrace.
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Me and my partner went here back in September. We are in are 20s. Normally we wouldn't go to a holiday village as more for children but as out of school holidays we thought we would give it a go. We were lucky there was not massive off children mostly younger children up to 5. We had a family room which was lovely very big and spacious. We had a view of the sea from are room. It was cleaned to a high standard daily although we never saw are cleaner. The showers room was nice but could imagine if you had a young child hard work with out a bath. But we enjoyed it was very powerful. The food was very nice we tried all the restaurants and we even paid for the Italian one. Was definitely worth it we had the whole restaurant to ourselves and 3 waiters romantic music. It was lovely and you were still in the hotel. The food at the main restaurant was good very good selection something for everyone. From English to Greek to what ever. They have theme nights which are good too. Nice to try something different. The pool we only stayed by the relax pool and it was perfect for us. The beach is lovely too nice for a stroll down in the evenings too. There is a bus to the local town we did this 3 times very cheap and was great for exploring and meeting local people. Drinks I would say the only thing that could do better the cocktail for an all inclusive were pants but then I do normally stay at adult all inclusive. Never had to wait long for drinks we also took glass with lids so didn't have to get up and down so much. Very handy tip. All in all we really enjoyed the holiday if you have children it's perfect but as adults we still had a very relaxing holiday We did a few trips but one I would recommend sia by night !! Just amazing the view is out of this world More
Clean with good food but feral kids and a lack of poolside sunbeds.
We chose this hotel safe in the knowledge that it was aimed at families as we took our daughter aged four. The good things were: 1. Great room - go with the divider if you book a four person room. Clean, well appointed and despite the balcony opening directly above the kids pool it was quiet. 2. Plenty of good quality food. The themed nights were ok but nothing spectacular. 3. Kids club was fine and children's evening entertainment was engaging too. 4. Beach just across the road was a good alternative to the pool but sea too rough for small people who can't swim, sun loungers and water sports available. 5. 4 pools to choose from. 6. Lovely reception, waiting and cleaning staff who were always happy to help and nothing was too much trouble. 7. Good spa. The not so great things were: 1. Lack of pool situated sun loungers. Get up and get one bagged (with a person on it) by 7 am or be disappointed. You will find individual ones empty around and about the place but limited availability with shades. If you leave towels on them but do not occupy before a certain time your towels were removed (sometimes). 2. Signs up saying pool open between 10 & 6 only. We understand the pool needs to be cleaned however we watched the staff do this every evening. It would have been lovely to be able to do some swim lengths before breakfast in the activity pool. 3. Feral children. Not the hotels fault but especially concerning when jumping off the bridge to the restaurant into the pool below only just avoiding serious injury. Also a lack of policing of the little children's water play area meant that the smaller folk could not play without constant supervision in case they were hurt by kids who were far too old to be in that pool, when they weren't jumping off the bridge over the large pool ;-) 4. Aerial rope way age/height restriction needs to be advertised at point of sale. This was one of the amenities which helped steer us to this hotel and sadly despite asking at the travel agents and being told she could, my daughter was too young (despite being tall enough) to be able to use this. As an all inclusive destination it is good. The weather was great, the transfers short and comfortable. The trips to the water park (Mastachari?) are cheaper when booked through the travel office in town, by a significant amount rather, than through the tour operator. While we walked down the strip to catch the bus and we were dropped at our hotel on return. We will not return to this hotel or to any of its sister hotels as it just did not suit our family.More
This definetly a holiday for the older age group I would say, it was very quiet, not a lot to do, the beaches were really nice and great weather also beers were cheap 1euro a pint not bad eh! We went pisaldi for the day, great that we had a massive supermarket at the bottom of our street which came in handyMore
Good all-rounder but there is better
We stayed at the holiday Kos for 12 nights in a family room at the end of the season from October 18, we are a family of 4 with kids aged 4 & 9. Weâve previously been to holiday Village Turkey, so I knew a little about what to expect. Iâll try and not compare then too much but undoubtedly I will in relevant parts. Iâll start with a brief summary, with a more detailed review of each aspect should you wish to read that far and get some more insight. Firstly the holiday village experience is largely the same here as it is in Turkey, so if youâve been to a holiday village before youâll be familiar with the format (for those that havenât donât worry thereâs plenty of info further on in the review). The kids clubs, academies, evening entertainment all follow the HV format. The difference between the holiday villages is the location, food, hotel amenities and cleanliness. Letâs get straight to the point, if youâre reading this and youâve already booked it and just want to find out more, youâve nothing major to worry about, youâll have a great holiday on a lovely island and be sufficiently entertained and fed. If however youâre reading this trying to decide which holiday village to go to, personally I preferred Turkey. Between the two I felt there was slightly more food choice, it was cleaner, friendly and there was more to do in the run up to the end of the season. Right, now thatâs out of the way, lets talk about HV Kos. THE GREAT âThe First Choice entertainers & staff and the kids clubs. These are the things that separate holiday villages from just a more all inclusive. Really polite, friendly staff who work their socks off to keep you entertained. The GOOD - The food was adequate with a fair amount of choice, the rooms weâre a fair size, with the regular amenities (kettle, safe, TVs) NOT SO GOOD â Cleanliness (although not âdirtyâ), local staff were friendly enough to smile but not very attentive. Cats! (Youâll probably have seen on the other reviews, there are a number of local cats, they didnât both me, but they might you). Local area â there isnât a great deal to do directly outside of the hotel (other than the beach) but there is a short bus journey into KOS town. ROOMS â The Rooms were good, they are not massive but there was plenty of space, although there could have been more wardrobe space, I found it a little tight. Dispute the fact the rooms were cleaned daily, it wasnât thorough, I wouldnât say they were dirty, but the floor and bathroom was left with hair/dust. The bed/sheets/towels and linen were always clean though. Nice sized kids room which was separated by a partition so you still felt safe while they got their own space. Two beds in the kids room and their own TV. The kids part of the room was as you entered and the bathroom was at the front, this meant tiptoeing to the bathroom in the night so you didnât disturb them sleeping. There wasnât much of a balcony, just a mall patio area with table and chairs, as this could be accessed by anyone you didnât want to leave anything of value outside to dry (inflatableâs etc). Although the room layout had the kids closest to the bathroom, I was glad in the end as the patio doors we not the most secure, Iâm glad it was the adults part of the room that opened onto them. There are lots of plugs in the room, 7 in total, one next to each of the beds and one under the TV and one for the kettle. Bathroom was Ok, it wasnât very big and we only had a walk in wet room style shower, no bath in ours, we coped without but it was a little awkward as our youngest doesnât like getting his hair and face we at the best of time. There was also no extractor in the bathroom so you had to open the window to stop it steaming up (it still did anyway) FOOD â The food was good, with plenty of choice we always managed to find something for us to eat, despite that it didnât seem there was a main dish, it was just a selection of food which you could cobbled together something from. There was always a vast choice of salad to be had including stacks of feta cheese, always some form of potatoes and pasta along with a meat/fish/poultry dish every night for dinner. Dessert lack variety, often the same things rotated, the kids were happy just with ice-cream. It wasnât until the last week towards the end there were traditional desserts out like baklava. Breakfast was ok, they had bacon (wasnât the best) and as always in Europe strange sausages! But there was always a choice of fried, scrambled or boiled eggs as well as omelettes. Also cereal (I didnât have any so canât comment on the milk but the kids were ok with it), fresh fruit and Greek yoghurt and of course toast! There was a few occasions when dinner was fantastic, especially the Turkish kebabs (check the photos!). There wasnât much to distinguish lunch from dinner apart from fewer meat dishes and no carved meat. There was a snack bar open most of the day, they joke that there is only an hour where you canât get food in the hotel between 5:30pm-6:30pm and itâs pretty much true, You can always help yourself to a cheese/ham toasty or chips, hot dogs from the snack bar. I didnât like that there wasnât any form of table service, I mean I know your expected to get your food, but given the amount of staff to the ratio of guest it would have been nice to be asked if we wanted drinks at dinner time (likely they do in other places). Instead there were tables with 4 seats but set for only 3 people, the staff were not quick to re-plate so you ended up taking cutlery and mats from another table yourself. FOOD Ã la carte â Unlike Turkey, it was easier to find a booking in the A la carte, but again these were way over rated. The Greek one was nice but you could have used what was on offer in the main buffet restaurant to make the dishes (Greek Salad, meat and pita bread with Tzatziki), I enjoyed the burger at the American diner, but the others were overcooked. Sure it was nice to have table service for a change and it was a more peaceful atmosphere, but you certainly wouldnât pay to go there! DRINK â You could get water in bottles behind the bar or from one of a number of dispensers (personally I still prefer the help yourself water fridgeâs they have on other holiday sites). The alcohol was Ok, beer was watered down of course but drinkable. Plenty of choice of spirits and cocktails, my other half hated the Rose, but the white wine was Ok. Fake versions of Fanta Sprite for the kids, but real pepsi. POOLS/PARK â There are plenty of pools, however this late in the season they were very cold. The kids loved the splash park through, this was a great addition, but I can imagine it getting very busy at peak seasons and it was poplar when we went and there were just less than half of the rooms full. Have to say at the time we went I never once saw a lifeguard on duty. The park was relatively small, and in need of some TLC, manageable when it was quiet but with 2 swings a 3 slides, it would have been hard to find room. I guess if its busy thatâs where the kids clubs come into there own FIRST CHOICE Entertainers/Coaches/Kids Clubs â Once again AMAZING. You can go to any all inclusive with a nice pool and nice food, but this is the sole reason Iâd return to a holiday village â The effort the entertainment team put in every day night was outstanding. Yes the entertainment was a little âvariety showâ and can get a bit routine but it didnât come across cheesy, it was well polished and good fun. Kids clubs â Having been before my daughter wanted to do a number of the kids clubs and she had great fun at them, the only shame was the last week they decided to start winding them down and there were less and less kids going. My son went to a few of the clubs, enjoyed them when he was there but wasnât particularly fussed about going back, I suppose he found it too much like school and just wanted to play in the pool & park LOCATION â There is a nice beach at the front of the hotel, and the town is about a 10 min walk, pretty small selling the usual tourist tat from inflatableâs to sweets, but cheaper than the hotel. There is also a tourist point where you can book trips, if I hadnât already booked with First Choice Iâd have considered them given they were a lot cheaper. There isnât a great deal to do outside of the complex a few bars and restaurants, but there are some great excursions you can do on the island. SPA â The Spa here is well overpriced, not sure if it has increase since Brexit, or just the poor exchange rate, but it was nearly Â£60 for a massage. I manage to negotiate a sports massage for the same price a Swedish, but in reality it was nothing more than a relax massage; there was no real working out knots and tension. EXCURSIONS: There are some good excursions here and you can see the beautiful island, they are not cheap though. Simply Kos was very good and informative, the guide was great. Zia at night is great to see the sunset and eat, Iâd do it after doing Simply Kos so you get some background to the place as there was no guide telling us about the town on the night trip. The Aegean cruise was Ok, some nice islands to see and good spots for swimming, however we were all crammed onto a boat, there wasnât a or sun bed free, luckily it was a cool day, but if youâd been stuck up top in the height of summer youâd have had nowhere to hide! Also save your money and get a bus into town rather than the coach to Kos, from there you can hope on a mini train and have a tour of the island. OTHER INFO â Wifi was hit and miss around the site, but Ok in the room or splash pool. Late checkout was 6pm which was good for us and out 00:45am flight! THE NOT SO GOOD STUFF â As I said in the summary it would do with a clean-up. The rooms could be cleaned better, the park needs some TLC and they should do something about the cats or at least warn travellers about them. However none of these things made for a bad holiday, but it is what separates the good from the great. Smokingâ People pretty much smoked where they liked, would have been nice to see someone enforcing designated smoking areas. Prices of trips â Cheaper if you go to a local travel shop, for some trips by about half â but then they always are. Food service - Could do with greet and seat to ensure best use of space and drinks orders could be taken. TIPS â The TVs in room have USB slots, so take anything you want to watch on a USB, saves loading a tablet with things to watch. Take advantage of the swaps board (by first choice desk) for things like pool inflatableâs, just leave them there when you go home for the next person. Do all your shopping in the town or one of the markets, itâs cheaper than the hotel. Overall I was disappointed the entertainment started wrapping up early before us last few guests left the site, and while I still love holiday village and there wasnât anything bad about this one, I know there is better out there and will try a different holiday village next time. So for now itâs Turkey 1 Kos Nil.More
Great Family Holiday - Fantastic Facilities!
I don't normally write reviews but feel compelled to write a view for this hotel. I must say we really felt looked after from beginning to end. My husband and I took our 3yr old who loved it so much he is already begging for us to take him back next year. I thought the food was excellent, always something that we enjoyed on offer. I would say the wait time in the American Diner was a little long with children but the food was lovely. The Greek restaurant was lovely but didn't find the mains very authentic. The swimming pools were great and not too cold either. Some hotels you find it too cold to get into but these were just right. And with 4 to choose from we always seemed to find a sunbed! The entertainment staff Rhiana and Zander in particular were fantastic! Really engaged all the children and my son on a regular basis was being dragged back to the room at 10pm - not wanting to leave. The bedrooms were modern and clean. Very impressed with the housemaids and the general cleanliness of the whole hotel. We don't normally return to hotels we have been too before but we are already looking at booking again for next year. Fantastic!More
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