So, what do you need to know if you are thinking of going to HV Kos.
Spot on! I know you don't get a choice really but newly refurbished rooms with partition door are fab ... Privacy for mummy and daddy... Woo hoo! Clean, safe and quiet. Air con and clean towels as would be expected. We had two big new tv's in our room showing 'tiny pop' kids channel in English for young 'uns....
Nice balcony but people were getting insect bites so didn't really sit out. Pre-book a late check out room as it is much cheaper than on resort.
The hotel has 4 pools including a splash pool with slides for the kids and an activity pool with music, quizzes, fun and games all day. They say not to reserve sun beds with towels ..... But if you don't you won't get any.
Wi-fi is free in public areas but the connection is atrocious making uploading photos and meaningful Skype all but impossible.
Drinks are cold, wet and all inclusive .... Available all day throughout resort.
Top tip - take a regular look in the swap box outside main restaurant for spare suncream, shampoo, insect repellent, air beds and beach toys nice people like us leave when we go home. ( If it is left by pool mini market guy will nab it and re-sell it!)
!!!!! There is no on-site laundry (unlike most other HV's) so be prepared to bring extra stuff or hand wash. !!!!!
A mix of British, German and Greek families. Mostly with children under 12 when we were there (term time).
On the beach front with free sunbeds, umbrella's and screens (for wind or sun) and a beach bar for all inc. drinks and sandwiches. A pleasant, child friendly sand beach with safe shallow water.
15 min walk will take you to centre of Marmari where you will find tourist shops and tour guides much cheaper than facilities in hotel.
The hourly bus to Kos stops outside the hotel's main beach entrance at 25 mins past most hours, takes 25 mins into Kos Town,costs €2 per adult each way with kids free. Buses are modern, clean and air conditioned.
Main restaurant buffet style self-service leaves mum frazzled after waiting on hungry mouths! But they are serving food to hundreds at a time so expecting Michelin starred a la carte is not realistic. Avoid kids buffet - it is chips nuggets nuggets chips. Most kids enjoyed the variety from the main serveries. In two weeks none of our party was ill - says a lot. We could always find something to eat.
Rhetorical question???? Why can't a hotel in Greece serve gyro's / kebabs in it's pool side diner as well as burgers and hot dogs? No, I don't know either.
Do not come here to enjoy quiet days on secluded pool sides .... This is a family hotel full of, you guessed it, kids doing what kids do on holiday. Laughing, shouting, splashing each other and generally having fun. There is a full time entertainment staff on hand to play music, run quizzes and activities, and generally have fun. The evening entertainment led by the super professional Dee and Stevie G keep the kids and parents amused night after night in the auditorium. I want to send my personal thanks to them for being something to look forward to each and everyday.
In conclusion - can't fault the place. I read 4 kindle novels (proper stuff like Philippa Gregory and Lee Child not short stories) while kids went to kids club, swam and did activities. It's years since I managed a whole book on holiday. Thank you First Choice!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Magic Life Kos Marmari
- Holiday Village Kos By Atlantica Marmari