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.
Based on 621 reviews
The ultimate family holiday
- 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
- 'HV Live' entertainment, exclusive to Holiday Villages
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
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.
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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superior double room
Superior double room sleeps up to 3 with a double bed, an extra single bed, flatscreen satellite TV, mini-fridge, iPod dock, Playstation® at deposit, bathrobes, espresso machine and safety deposit box.
superior double room with sea view
Superior double room with sea view sleeps up to 3. You'll have a double bed or twin beds, mini-fridge, flatscreen satellite TV, Playstation® at a charge, free Wi-Fi, iPod dock, espresso machine and safety deposit box.
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october 2014 ;wonderful location for a family holiday and beach wedding
Having just returned from a two week holiday incorporating a beach wedding with family and friends, we wanted to share our wonderful experiences.Having arrived late evening we had to wait until the following morning to see what a stunning location the holiday village was set in .The accommodation was first class, large comfy bed ,air con ,fridge, lcd tv and a walk in shower (a must for my disabled wife).There are a number of swimming pools to choose from and if preferred a short walk across the road to a large but narrow sandy beach with crystal clear blue water , with sun beds, wind breakers and parasols provided free of charge. From morning till night we didn't wan't for anything, the food was outstanding , a variety of choices from around world for breakfast , dinner and evening meal. There was food available from early morning through to late evening , with themed evenings throughout the week. Drinks were also available early morning till midnight , hot , cold, alcoholic or water it was all available . The day of the wedding went without a hitch thanks to the really helpful staff and wedding planner, the wonderful weather and the use of the Greek restaurant. A fantastic day was had by all.Especially the Bride and Groom .The rest of the holiday went in the blink of an eye . But we did squeeze in a day trip to the island capital Kos Town , a lovely day out visiting the quaint shops on the way to the harbour and frequenting a number of taverner's. Before long we were on the flight back to Bristol , having attendeda beautiful wedding and sharing a great holiday with family and friendsMore
Jackyelliott, Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
A good holiday but could do so much better with little effort
Just returned from a week at the HV Kos. It was a shame that it was the very end of season so there is nothing open outside of the hotel and even on property more and more was being wrapped up/ closed as the hotel prepares to shut for winter. The accommodation itself was good and clean. Nice choice of pools but all absolutely freezing (even the one that is supposed to be heated but clearly isn't). The entertainment crew are absolutely superb and the nightly shows a big hit with the family! The only real downside (other than the cold pools) is the food and beverage set up. The restaurant is grim, brightly lit, feels cheap, not somewhere you would go to eat through choice. The same applies to the main bar and on both counts service nothing to get excited about, forever running out of glasses and not bothered attitude. Big thumbs up for the beach and the kids clubs... More
october family break on lovely island of KOS
i've recently returned from a lovely week stay with my wife and 5 year old daughter. Hotel was in a lovely location right next to a narrow but sandy beach the sea was lovely and warm even so late in the season (certainly warmer than the swimming pools), also sunbeds on the beach were free which is a real bonus. Rooms were clean with nice comfy beds, fridge and a flat screen tv, aircon also very efficient, there was a mosquito door which also helped keep the little blighters from our room, it was a modern room almost 'premier inn style' which we really liked. Food we only ate in the main buffet restaurant, and also the snack bar by the pool (lovely toasties) Food was really good i'm not a fan of 'foreign food' but the breakfast was pretty close to what we get here in England. Dinners were also varied with different themes throughout the week, the kids section was also good as it was lower down to help little ones serve themselves, ice cream was also readily available throughout. There were 2 ala a carte restaurants the American diner(just the snack bar by the pool with sauce on the table) and the Greek restaurant, we didn't bother with either i saw them as token restaurants just to meet the holiday village criteria. Drinks were good a lot of self serve stations for wine, pepsi beer etc all in either glass or disposable cups. A real PLUS point for us was the availability of free BOTTLED water everywhere we certainly got through our fair share. Entertainment was also great the first choice staff really work hard throughout the day, my daughter enjoyed the Hi5 live and we had to buy her some widgets quite reasonably priced though at 12E. One negative was the bingo was not on until 2245 which was far too late for us so we were a little disappointed. My daughter also did did the swim academy, which she thoroughly enjoyed, Jess (the swim instructor) was a real star, and my daughters swimming and confidence really came on during her 5 sessions, helped by the fact the 'group sessions' we paid for were actually one to one. The one downside was the toilets they were quite frankly disgusting, old shabby and smelly, clearly in need of renovation and some regular cleaning Domestos anyone! I found the toilets in reception were the best of a bad bunch and where possible used the toilets in our room. Overall a great holiday possibly helped by the fact the hotel was less than half full so queues etc ere minimal. We were also lucky with the weather which was warm generally for the time of year. Staff also friendly and use of a courtesy room on last day to shower and freshen up before flying home also a nice touch.More
smithers1981, Kettering, United Kingdom
Fab for children
Hi stayed here for a week in October , family of four ( girl 11 n n boy 9 )and friends who had a four yr old boy . This is my third HV ( prev been to turkey n Egypt ) . Hotel n grounds are lovely , plenty activities at kids club , staff friendly , my children loved the KC . Pools nice , plenty sunbeds this time of year and hotel wasn't busy . Food was plentiful but Luke warm ( I like hot food so this disappointed me )small bar outside amphitheatre was often unmanned ( help yourself ) .. Entertainment in amphitheatre geared towards children but there is other bars should u wish something different , I didn't really go to them so can't comment although I know there was karaoke , quiz, bingo n football on different nights . Rooms are lovely n very modern ... Our room wasn't practical for a family tho ( think it was a superior rm ) the layout was nice .... Hard to explain .... There was 2 modern sinks which were attached to strip of wall that kinda divided the bedroom n bathroom abit .... Then a glass frosted door on shower and one on toilet ... No privacy !! So u step in shower with glass door that doesn't really hide you no where to put towel so have to slowly open door n creep to get towel without children seeing you then you only have the room to get changed in ..... Not practical for a family in my opinion ! But it's a nice place n yes I would return ( just not to this room lol ) and only if the price was right ..... Hopefully they have hotter food too . Kids had a ball ... Happy children = happy parents More
Having read all the positive reviews on here we had little hesitation booking our October 2014 week away. Booked as a couple with Thomson on an all-inclusive basis. First impressions of the hotel were very good. Flights were smooth and transfer to the airport was quick and efficient. Check in was very efficient as we were first off the coach and we were quickly allocated to our room, 252, which is at the back of the resort away from all the pools and restaurants. The room was very pleasant with a large comfortable bed, flat screen TV and modern dÃ©cor and, as it transpired, being away from the main hotel area was a blessing. The room was cleaned daily to quite a high standard I think that's possibly where the good points ended.....I cannot see how this hotel has received so many good reviews. Although the following might come across this way we are not a pair of miserable old farts, we are a fairly young newlywed couple and we do enjoy a good time! On our first night we met up with another like minded couple who turned out to become good friends and we spent pretty much the rest of the holiday in each others company. The worse part about this hotel is the noise. We thought that booking outside of school holidays would have offered some peace and quiet. What we didn't consider were the large number of pre-school children and those that chose to book in term time. The noise levels from screaming kids was often unbearable. There is an area of the pool that is marked on the map as a 'relax area' yet it's impossible to relax as, despite the pool being 1.6m deep in this area it was crowded with young children. There is a fantastic kids pool further into the resort. Why is the so-called 'relax area' not reserved as an adults only area? It is a similar story in the evenings. The sunset bar is over run with children. There is a separate adults bar in reception but it offers very little in the way of ambience, no entertainment and was practically empty. I should just add that the ladies that work in the Sunset bar are amazing and have added a star to, what would have been, a 1-star review The hotel beach, which is actually across a small road, was very disappointing. Dirty, seaweedy with broken sunbeds. The sea comes in very close to the shoreline so the actual beach is quite small. We only went in the sea here twice, both times late at night after a few drinkies (naughty) The food was very uninspiring. To give some context, my wife and I have travelled fairly extensively even though this is the first time I have offered a review. We have stayed in a number of all-inclusive resorts in both Europe and the Caribbean, as well as self catering in Asia. this one being the worst by distinct margin. The majority of the food was lukewarm at best, the selection available was not too bad, but nothing was done particularly well. The highlight of evening dining was the live pasta station. At home, pasta would not be in my top 10 favourite dishes but I managed to have the pasta carbonara on 3 of the 7 nights we were there....purely because it was the only dish that was hot! It would also be fairly easy to section off an adults only area of this restaurant and it would make a much more pleasant dining experience for those that are travelling as couples. The absolute worst thing about the actual canteen (it shouldn't really be called a restaurant) was the manager, Stelios. On two separate occasions we witnessed him shouting and verbally abusing the restaurant staff. The second time this happened we were sat less than a few feet away and you could see the young lady crying as he shouted and waved his arms around. I won't stand by and watch people being bullied so I challenged him as to whether it was appropriate to be treating staff in this way in front of a 'restaurant' full of people. He 'claimed' that the young lady was having personal problems at home and he was helping her.....I think that sort of help she could probably do without. As this wasn't the first time we had witnessed this we asked a few of the other staff about him. Most were happy to admit that he is a bully. It was this particular incident that prompted me to write the review. The absolute best person in this place is Marcos, the Trust Car Hire chap. Why is he the best? Because he provided us with an escape vehicle so we could get away! For 28 Euros a day including full insurance we managed to hire a car and get out. He's also a very friendly chap and we did share some laughs when the opposition car hire company blocked in our hire car as I'd accidently parked it in 'their' space. They refused to move the vehicle that was blocking us in and it took some very precise manoeuvring and some help from the gardeners in 'bouncing' the back the end of the hire car around to get it out of the parking space. Thanks fellas for your help! When you do manage to escape the island itself it's lovely. If you head back down towards Kefalos you'll come across Paradise beach. The sea here benefits from some volcanic activity on a neighbouring island and has bubbles that come up from the sea bed, much like a natural Jacuzzi. The beach bar at the top serves Mythos beer and the paradise burger was absolutely amazing - hot food! The guys at the watersports hut were great, we hired jet-ski's from them on two days and had a ride on the inflatable sofa attached to the back of their boat. The inflatable sofa is something everybody should do at least once, well worth the 10 Euros! In summary, if you're travelling here with children then the kids will love it. If you're travelling here and you're hard of hearing then it will be tolerable. If you're thinking of travelling here as a couple then I'd strongly recommend looking elsewhere. We relied on the TA reviews and didn't read carefully enough to realise that most of the positive reviews come from parents. It really has very little to offer for adults without children. The whole experience has put is off travelling to any other holiday village resort and has made us think twice as to whether we should stay away from European all-inclusive resorts all together.More
Dave2014TA, Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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