We are presently staying at the resort and it is beautiful. Our room is about halfway up the hillside and we have stunning views of the sea and the nearby volcanic island of Nisyros and also the coast of Turkey. It is a good fifteen minute walk to and from Kardamena, which we like as it is just far enough away to enjoy the peace and quite but close enough for the buzz of the town if you wish to have a lively evening. The beach opposite is just across the road, but have seen much better as this one is quite scruffy and narrow with many slippery rocks just below the waves so care is need if you wish to swim.
Our room is quite contemporary in style with a clean modern bathroom and has a king size bed though it is a tad firm for our personal taste. There is a flat screen TV though the only the news channels are in English which did not bother us but may some. There is also internet in every room but you need to be connected via a lead, so its ok for laptops but not for most tablets and mobile phones, however there is free WIFI in the main lobby so everyone can get access in one way or another. There is also a good aircon system but as the electrics are operated by your room key it will switch off when you leave the room. The only downside from the room point of view is that the safe costs ten euros for the facility which I have never had to pay for before.
Our room is about halfway up the hillside and not too bad to walk to though this may be a problem for those with disabilities, however the hotel has a shuttle which will take you to any room 24/7
The grounds are very well kept and pretty and the pool is very clean, not in any way overcrowded, though that may have something to do with the time of year. It is a swimming pool in the proper sense being very large but most of it is over six feet (1.8m) deep so may not be suited to non swimmers as you will be limited to where you can go in the pool, it is also not heated so at this time of the year can be a shock to the system when you first get in and consequently there are never too many people in it.There are also no life guards, though it may be due to the time of year. Also you will have to pay a fifteen euro deposit per towel which you can change as often as you like and then you will get twelve back when you finally return it for the last time
The drinks are not over expensive and there is a good range to choose from,though everything has to be paid in cash so be prepared.
We have not tried the lunch time food offering so i cannot comment on it but it looked quite appetizing. The breakfast offering is quite varied with both cooked and cold offerings along with cereals and home cooked breads which are delicious. Dinner is served from 18:45 until 20:45 and is buffet style. I have to say that though the food is quite tasty and well presented, there is very little change in what is offered. There is a soup of the day and a reasonable salad offering but then when it comes to the hot food you will be met with in the first tray- Pasta, second tray -Fish, third tray - Vegetables, fourth tray -potatoes, fifth tray - rice ,sixth tray choice of beef and or chicken and or lamb, and the a carvery, which will be the meat of the day. It is a shame as I feel that this lets the resort down a tad and I would have liked to have seen a more Greek slant to the fare along with more seafood.
Entertainment we have not seen so cannot comment.
Staff, all the staff are very friendly and attentive and more than willing to help.
The taxi from the airport is currently 18 euros each way which only takes about ten minutes and I would recommend this if you do not already have transfers, as the shuttle buses can take upwards of 45 minutes.
Overall I would recommend the resort but be aware of some of the hidden charges and limitations in the choice of food
- 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