Hi. Returned on Sunday after a weeks break at this hotel / village. I shall break it down into categories. Accommodation, food, staff, facilities.
This is a gorgeous place. It looks as it does, very Greek, blues, whites, yellows, stunning !. We had rooms at the top, 621 and then 618. Two rooms as the 1st flooded when Mrs H had a bath. When the bath plug was lifted. As it wouldn't operate with the plug device / lifter, the whole bath water re entered via a drain under the bathroom sink, flooding the whole area. Not very good. After 3 calls to 3 different members of reception staff, we got the move i requested and relocated to a room just a couple of rooms along. No big deal really, but beware of taking a bath on the upper levels, oh and ants posed a problem in our 1st room but not in the 2nd.
We had reviewed this hotel, obviously, and were not surprised with the layout. Our rooms where situated at the top of the hill. Not a problem !!. The courtesy bus ferries you around 24.7. But you have the option to walk back. 177 steps for us, or a nice stroll on the roadway. It only took us 5 mins to do the steps or the road, either way, and it was exercise !!.
Okay. Not the best despite what other reviewers state. As its half board you might expect quality fodder. We don't think this is the case, 5x isn't it?. We recon its 3x at the best. I like an egg for breakfast with toast. No toast, which we knew, fried eggs are cold every morning, beans every other day, and just no where near 5x. The subdued Mr Fawlty will pop up later !!. Evening meals aren't up to much either, boring to say the least. All, the deserts are just open for all to cough on, sneeze on, pick up and examine and put back down, hope hands are clean, and no cold area for them, bit unhygienic at best. The food area is a very large canteen, with canteen facilities, it is not a restaurant !!. Far to crowded. I went at 7.45 for my breakfast most mornings, and the eggs are still flippin cold haha, but it was not as busy thankfully. So be warned. It's not the best. You will find food and drinks quite expensive when you have to buy them. Oh, the poolside restaurant is quite nice, I can recommend the freshly baked to order pizza, gorgeous. The gyro plate is a fatty, charred plated of meat, on a fried bread with chips. Don't order separate chips !! it's to much food, and its just not as nice as others state, but the food is quite nice in general If you buy a bottle of wine from the supermarket on site, and its not that good, it will cost you about 9€. Walk into kardamina, took me 30 mins there and back, you get 3 blossom hill for the price of 1 bottle of agean white, stock up as a one off, it's worth it. Get all your booze and water, crisps etc, it will save you a fortune, get a short cab ride back, it's honestly worth it as a one off at the start of your holiday.
Staff, hahaha, shall enjoy this
All British guests will be familiar with Basil Fawlty. He's here, be it somewhat subdued. Check him out lurking out around the canteen and poolside food area, ok he's a Greek version. He's like a hawk just waiting to pounce. I was just waiting for him t smack the back of a head of an unsuspecting Manuel, opps sorry, thanasis, but he never did alas, but a constant source of amusement at each meal, ( you will see what I mean) Manuel, Manuel. Honestly he's brill. We found all staff, all, very friendly and polite, helpful. I have to mention our waiter in the canteen, costas. What a lovely, friendly, nice guy. Great service from this guy at all times, made our dining experience here bearable.
The owner !!!
What a horrible person.
You will see this thing, old, grey hair, suited and booted, around the food areas and bar in the evening. If you see it smile try and take a pic, it must be a miracle. You would think, as the owner, he would be having a chat, welcoming his guests, yeh right. Never have I seen such a miserable, horrible host. He seems to relish rollicking his staff in front of the guests, one such incident at the poolside food area, awful !!! This is not a nice person, you can't miss him
A very large pool, if a bit dated and grubby around the edges, but the place is about 25 years old. I Have to say that this is the 1st hotel we have stayed in where you don't have to worry about the loungers, as others state. You can always have a choice throughout the day, all day, every day, it's great!! Loads always empty. The pool bar is run by great and friendly fellas, they cotton on to your routine quickly, nice guys. The animation team seem to do a good job to, credit to them. We didn't use any other of the facilities on ofer as it was a pool, chilling holiday.
A very gorgeous place. The sea views are just the best, well the higher you get, just spectacular. Don't worry about the hill, the bus provides, with very nice drivers, I forgot about them, thank you to all of ya !! Foods not the best, unless your easily pleased, no problems getting a lounger, loads of Germans, our neighbours switze and French, both charming. Would we come again? Nope. Despite the overall niceness of the place, and it Is, it's not a 5* gaff, it's 3* and expensive. Got a nice tan though. See ya, but not there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lagas Aegean Village is a hotel resort located on the golden sandy shores of the south coast of Kos Island, Greece. It's layout and use of space is characteristic of the distinctive Aegean architecture. Built on a slope, every corner offers magnificent views of the endless deep blue Aegean Sea.The main building lounges, restaurants, bars and facilities are located at the bottom of the slope, while all 330 rooms are situated on the hillside, which are accessed by the 24hour complimentary minibus service. It is worth mentioning that the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2011. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lagas Aegean Village Hotel Kardamena
- Hotel Aegean Village
- Aegean Village Kardamena
- Aegean Village Kos
- Lagas Aegean Village Kos/Kardamena