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
Food & Drink
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks|
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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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.
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 3 with 1 extra bed in the bedroom.
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Not good enough for a 4 star plus hotel
Firstly I notice that in the last few weeks 30% of the reviews are only 3 star or LESS and most reviewers are complaining about the same issues that I also found not up to standard, mainly the food therefore I feel these issues need to be seriously addressed by the management, as we cannot all be wrong! Hotel : Rooms were modern and adequate. Grounds were well attended and pretty. Pools very cold, even childrens. Insuffiecient sunbeds, noticed several people sunbathing on the grass Some of the toilets were downstairs and no lift. Entertainment staff : Can't fault and worked very hard Entertainment: The amphitheatre is a deathtrap for young children with very steep steps. This has been mentioned by several reviewers and not something anyone would complain about in resort as it is hardly going to be rebuilt during a holiday. Entertainment ceases at 10.30pm and only in the amphitheatre nothing anywhere else in the hotel. Food : This is where the hotel is really not up to 4 star standard. The food is basic, had much better in 3 star hotels. No waiter service anywhere in the hotel. Location : Beach very close but you need to catch a bus if you wish to go anywhere for decent shops etc. Holiday Village holidays are not cheap and yes they have lots of staff to entertain your children but many resorts now have kids clubs etc and this particular hotel does not provide food, evening entertainment or service which justifies its 4 star plus status. Overall not worth the price we paid. More
Our first ever flight!!
We have been married for 42 years, raised 4 wonderful children but never flown abroad! Both retired, so now is our time! After our Nephew said he was getting married in Kos we decided it was time! We stayed for one week.Holiday Village was perfect for us. We found the accommodation was just what we needed. The view of the sea from the balcony was perfect too.The room was serviced everyday and all our needs were met. There was a good range of food available in the various eateries. Loved the puddings! the staff were attentive and helpful. There were a number of pools and it was a joy to watch younger members of the family enjoy the fun. Really wonder why we didn't do this sooner! A really good first experience.More
Isobel B, 186312
After just arriving back from the hotel, and reading the recent reviews, I can't help but agree with most of the comments I've seen. Firstly regarding the drinks and food situation, the drinks was a very poor quality, and the food was average, with lots of room for improvement. As regards to the glass or plastic debate, after reading comments by the hotel manager regarding incidents with the glass, I've been to Tenerife HV, where they supplied all drinks in glasses of an evening, unfortunately problems with the glass arise in every hotel, it just needs managing better. Also as regards the entertainment, that definitely needs to be more variety, When you're there for a week, there is only so many times you can sit through live and loud, I know that the kids enjoy this sort of thing as we do as well, but when is continuous seven days a week, With no alternative, it wears a little bit thin. I have been to Tenerife HV, there was three forms of entertainment every night, which we really enjoyed. The hotel room was in my opinion quite nice, and very very very comfortable beds, we had a problem with the kettle, which we reported on the second day, which was never rectified during our visit. I would also like to mention, the amphitheatre, this has got to be the biggest accident waiting to happen I've ever seen at Holiday resort, consisting of, very steep concrete stairs, with a fixed plastic seats, and no barriers , and a 9 inch walkway between the levels to make it even trickier when moving along the seats. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't all bad, my son had a brilliant time, in the pools in the daytime, and did enjoy the entertainment team at night, the beach was also nice place to relax. Overall, we thought there was loads and loads of room for improvement, for the money we have paid to stay for one week, expecting four star plus service, which it isn't, for this reason will not be staying again at this resortMore
Great holiday for the children
First of all if you think of Butlins in the sun then you are in the right mindset for this holiday. The Holiday Village concept is great for our girls aged 3 and 6. Overall, and looking back as a family we had a good time and will look for another Holiday Village for next year. The kids club at the 10:00 and 12:00 slot join forces so both our girls although in officially different age groups did the same and joint activity. For us this was great as the youngest (3) were happy to go as her sister (6) was with her. Our girls picked one of the sessions in the morning to go to. This gave us adults some time to chill and this is what was an added bonus to our holiday. One day they also went to the 3 hour Widget party (€10 each) which they loved. The reps all entertained and my girls liked going with them. Another positive is the entertainment team (Terry, Aleisha, Tom, Katie and Connor). They work all day and evening trying to ensure you and the children have a good time. The girls loved the evening shows and we couldn't help but get involved with the dance routines by the end of the holiday. The amphitheater has got concrete stairs but we just made sure we were at the bottom seats so our children weren't climbing. These reps and the kids club are the reason we will go to a Holiday Village again. Our room (664) was first floor sliding door partition room ( double and 2 singles). This was excellent and definitely worth the bit extra. These rooms are also centrally located. Really wish they would get more English to channels not just Sky news and Pick tv. Only so many times of watching customs Australia or police interceptors you can take during our girls nap times at 4pm. If you want a sunbed in a particular spot like we did i.e. In front of a toddler pool then yes we took it in turns to get up at 7am to get the sun beds. You don't have to but don't expect to be able to sit on a sunbed and watch the kids. Always beds down at the beach. Also good sunset pictures on the beach. Food was ok, not gourmet or wow but didn't expect it. We weren't told to book the American or Greek reception so we were disappointed when we couldn't get in as was fully book for all our stay (11 nights) at a suitable time with children. Like others have said it always looked empty. Drinks yes are served on small plastic cups around pool and amphitheater for safety. We brought our old plastic Disney cups with us, which were filled no problem for soft drinks. Marmari is about 15 minute walk and we bought some gifts from the shops there for cousins etc. We also went to Kos Town on the bus €2.10 per adult, children free. Buses don't run back to Marmari at 12pm or 2pm. Kos town fine for a change of scenery and to see some of the island. We didn't go on the tours due to age of our children but heard good reviews from others. This isn't a 5 star luxury hotel like the Grand at Moon Palace Mexico, which we will now always compare our holidays to. It is what it is, a family entertainment holiday and this is what you pay for, English run clubs and entertainment in the sun. More
Great holiday but not 4 star plus
Travelled in June as a Family for 2 weeks. Flight and transfer Very straight forward with a transfer time of about 20 minutes. Only thing to note is that Kos airport is tiny with not much there. You do end up like sardines in a tin on the return. There are no screens with gate information so make sure you listen out for the announcements. Rooms We had a family room with sliding partition. These were clean and tidy with a great location by the splash pool. There was no bath but that suited us. Beds were changed during our stay and we had fresh towels most days. There was one air con which was by the double bed and 2 TV’s. There is only 1 English channel and that’s the news. We were provided with a bottle of bubbly and some fruit in our room on arrival which was a lovely touch. Restaurants and food This was a major let down. There was a lot of meats and fish but after 2 weeks it does get a bit samey. Food was not clearly labelled or in some instances not labelled at all. For 4 nights the cheese was a putrid smell and I think it’s because it wasn’t kept cool. On our last night I noticed that a bowl of ice appeared with the cheese bowl on top. It did mean I had to sniff a lot of the food. The Greek restaurant was lovely with a lot of food. The service was wonderful and we were made to feel very special. The American restaurant was the complete opposite. The food wasn’t cooked properly, my son was served a drink in a plastic cup and we were ignored by staff….to the point my husband said excuse me and the waitress turned around, saw us and carried on talking to the chef. The food also didn’t match the menus provided. This dampened the whole evening. Facilities The pools were wonderful although racing for a sunbed every morning was a little frustrating. There was a little park for the children that was slightly sheltered. The kids club had a variety of activities that lasted for 1.5 hours. Be warned you do have to queue outside and it is first come first serve (dependent upon staffing numbers). They also have several different ‘party’ days that you can pay extra for your child to attend. The amphitheater scared me senseless. It’s very steep with steel hand rails. The hand rails should be capped so the children don’t bump their heads. I didn’t like this set up at all. Staff I cannot fault the First Choice staff. The entertainment team were a credit to the hotel and the staff at the kids club put my son at ease. I cannot thank them enough. Daisy's knowledge of the island was fab which really helped us when we went exploring. General The hotel is located opposite the beach with sunbeds available. Its beautiful at night time. Marmari is about 10 minutes’ walk. There are a few bars, couple of shops and some car rental places. There is a great car rental called Kombus. 25 euros for a whole day and about 15 euros for petrol. It was definitely worth it. We went to a variety of places that were free including Plaka forest to see peacocks and turtles roaming around, the Therma spa and Kardamena. Overall This was a wonderful holiday in a small resort but lacks the 4 star plus advertised. More
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