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
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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.
Duplex Suite with Balcony
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Excellent Holiday & Friends Wedding!
We have just returned from a week in the Holiday Village Kos, after reading a few negative reviews a month ago we had some concerns - we can honestly say "ignore them" - we could not fault any aspect of our holiday. In total around 35 of us attended a wedding at the holiday village, no one had any issues with rooms, food or sunbeds. The Hotel is extremely clean. The food is of a very good quality and we always found something everyone enjoyed with a age range of 2 to 70 in our party that was quite an achievement. The staff are very friendly and you could not fault the service that was given from them, hotels manager are visible at all times around the hotel and dining rooms ensuring everything is going to plan (I thought this was really great as some manager hideaway and are never seen). There are 4 pools which had something for everyone, the splash pool was extremely good for the smaller ones. The wedding was amazing, on the hotels beach and afterwards in a private room (the Italian restaurant). The staff, photographers and management helped make the day really special for our friends and we all really enjoyed the whole experience. (can't wait to see the marryoke video!) If you have booked or are thinking about booking don't hesitate this is a great hotel with staff that care... Thanks guys for an amazing holiday.More
Excellent with some 'buts'.
First let me reassure you that if you have already booked to stay then you should have a great time if you are a family with young children i.e. pre-teens. There is a lot to do and young children will have a ball in the four pools or in the great many activities that are available. Our rooms were very good and, although we had paid extra for a duplex and a family room with a partition, other guests seemed very happy with the standard accommodation. Our air-con was very quiet and very effective. Shower-gel/shampoo is provided as are lots of towels including different colour ones for pool use. Our rooms were spacious with plenty of storage space, hangers and large comfy beds. The site is clean, well looked after and the areas of plants and grass are attractive. Food is always available and is plentiful with a wide range of all you would expect at this type of all-inclusive. True it may seem a little repetitive but it is as good as I have come to expect from my visiting many similar resorts with a number of different companies. The staff work very hard to give a good time to all. Entertainment is lively and enjoyed by the kids. The hotel staff are excellent while the First Choice staff were simply outstanding. The once fortnightly Friday charity day is fantastic fun which completes with a wonderful evening show that really finished off our holiday on a high! The bad reviews are not, in my opinion, very fair, although I would agree that it does seem a little overpriced and three and a half star would be nearer the mark than four. As usual with Trip Advisor you need to read a few reviews over a range and to keep an open mind, some here seem to have become a 'fight' between the 'lovers' and the 'haters'! The truth is somewhere in between! Whatever, any family with young children should be able to have a great time. Now for the 'buts' (many of which could surely be put right with little effort)! These are aimed at being suggestions to make things even better; they are not going to spoil your holiday. 1: Sunbeds! Yes you might get a couple at any time but if you want any in a good position and particularly with a parasol, you do need to 'bag' them between 7.00 & 7.45am! You are told you have to stay by them until 7.45am or towels will be removed and this did happen. Some that appear available are, in fact, broken and they need removing more promptly. They really need to buy another few hundred as there is plenty of room for them. The reps say they are doing this but we didn't see evidence of it in our two weeks at the end of July/start of August. The beach certainly could do with more and is an area that they could make more of, although it is a very pleasant spot anyway. There is definitely a need for more parasols; these are fixed and do not tilt making it that bit more difficult to get shade. However, while this should be looked at, it is not a holiday 'game changer'. 2: Toilets. They simply need more available near the pools. From some areas you will struggle to get a small child to the loo in time! Toilet areas not in rooms are not well designed, especially for children, with hand wash bowls too high for them to reach. Inevitably these toilet areas are heavily used and could, perhaps, be cleaned more often through the day; they are very well cleaned every morning. The reviewer who said there are always toilets near must either have only used the 'relax pool' or visited a different hotel to me! The 'underground' toilets in the main restaurant building could do with a/c. 3: No lifeguards. The pool with slides could do with one as children can be hidden behind the apparatus and the use of a whistle would quickly end some of the poorer behaviour that inevitably occurs with excited kids and would maintain a little order on the slides. Just a red/green light at the top of the longest slide would make a difference. It is a great fun area for children though. 4: Reinvestment. While it doesn't really impinge on a current holiday, the 'village' is looking a little bit tired in some places. Many parasols need replacing. A general repaint and tidying up for the next season (like some of the cracked and broken tiles in and around the pools) would be a good move for those areas that need it. The outdoor playground does need a soft surface. 5: Mosquitoes. Again not really an issue and no worse than similar areas/countries. However, you will very likely get bit, so go prepared. I did not see a weekly 'fumigation' as I have seen elsewhere and the hotel could do more to get rid of mossies in communal toilets. The duplex rooms have two bathrooms, both with baths with showers; shame one was not a proper walk-in shower like in the 'partition room'. The shower pressure and temperature were excellent but in the bath type there is not a lot of room and it is very slippery but no shower mat was provided. One day one of our rooms was not cleaned and I did have to speak to reception; thereafter all was good. Again this was not really an issue and many guests clearly got nothing but top service. Our room safe was locked with a key, which is a bit of a pain compared to the type that uses a digital code the user selects but at least there is one and it is free. Wi-fi is available in rooms and in most communal areas and was variable but generally useable. Our room had a small fridge, which was useful, and there were tea and coffee making facilities. Bathroom doors had locks but no keys! Clothes pegs, especially large ones, are useful as it can be breezy (a breeze was welcome and not a problem). We did have quite a few 'code browns'! This is when an 'accident' occurred in a pool and you then have to wait 2 hours before it can be used again! In our first week on average one a day in one of the 4 pools and, on one particular day, 4!! A letter was then sent to all guests asking for cooperation and finished with a polite threat that if appropriate action was not taken you could be asked to leave the hotel. Swim nappies are available in the shop. Over our last five days there were only three more 'code-browns'. We did one trip, the 'adults only cruise'. We had a lovely time but could have halved the cost by booking locally, although it would not have been anything like as convenient. The same could be said of the on-site shop but again convenience justifies a markup. On changeover days (Tues, Weds, Sat, Sun) inflatables and beach sets left by those returning home can be found at the reps area near the restaurant entrance. Don't be put off by the negatives, they are more so that you can plan accordingly and be prepared! We had a very pleasant and enjoyable holiday as grandma, grandad, mum, dad and three grandchildren. The reps felt more like part of our family by the time we left, they're really incredible and while I would like to name them I fear leaving one out! I will say that Courtney, the swimming coach, is just tops in every way!More
Best family holiday
Recently had 11 nights with our 2 kids at the holiday village Kos we did think we wouldn't be actually able to go due to the earthquake but I emailed the hotel and they replied straight away reassuring us that everything was as normal our arrival was delayed due to the flight but the reception staff made it quick and easy to check in and we had sandwiches and drinks waiting for us The room was just the right size and was clean and tidy The food was always good for breakfast dinner and tea good selection for both adults and kids and are kids can be fairly fussy eaters but never went hungry The pools were always busy and we never had a problem with getting 4 sunloungers The beach was nice the only thing is you do have to walk across the road to use the beach bar but no big deal Every one of the staff we meet all over the complex were all really friendly and always made a effort with the kids the entertainment team were the best we have ever seen and meet for the hours they put in they are always full of energy and very polite and they did complete the perfect holiday We would recommend the holiday village Kos to anyone and I don't know where all the bad reviews on here come from. More
Excellent family hotel
I was really worried about this hotel before I went as the reviews were awful but a lot of what was said was very unfair. The hotel is really well ran, it's really clean and all the staff are lovely. The rooms are cleaned every day. The food is what you would expect for an all inclusive. It was hot, there was always plenty to chose from, the puddings are amazing. Someone complained of no fruit, there was always loads to chose from. The kids club was really good, the people who ran it were brilliant with the children. There was loads to keep little ones entertained. The only thing which really annoyed me was people putting the towels on the sun beds at ridiculous time in the morning and not even using the sun beds most of the time. We were there during the earthquake, it was a really scary experience but the staff did all they could to reassure us. Not long after it had happened staff were going round on bikes making sure everyone was ok and trying to make us feel ok. We were very lucky the hotel wasn't damaged like some of the others. Please ignore all the negative comments if you're booked to go. It is a lovely hotel and the children will definitely be well looked after and have an amazing time.More
Excellent holiday July 26th- Aug 3rd
We had a fantastic holiday here. We are fairly well travelled and feel this hotel provided good value for money. STAFF were wonderful and couldnt do enough for you in particular the ladies waiting on us in the Greek and American restaurants. The lady managing it was lovely too. FOOD - a wide choice available to suit all tastes.including a children's section with pasta etc. ROOMS - a lovely room with air con. Cleaned every day and towels replenished. POOLS - a great choice to suit all. Hpwever some people need to put nappies on babies when using the pool as there were 3 afternoons when the pool had to be shut for a few hours after 💩💩💩 incidents. Which was unfair on all tge other guests However the hotel can't police sill parents. HOLIDAY CLUBS/ ENTERTAINMENT- lots available for the children although our boys didn't use it much. Karaoke night was good/funny and a few more nights geared to adults whilst the kids are at their evening entertainments would be great. A wonderful beach across the road and kos town is €2 euros each and a 15 minute bus ride from the front of the hotel ( beautiful and worth a visit). Overall a great holiday. We'll definately return xMore
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