Myself and husband and two sons aged 19 and 17 years have just returned from this hotel / village concept. We had originally booked a swim up room and Jacuzzi room and when we got there we had been given a free upgrade to an Executive Deluxe Suite. In the suite on our arrival was a chilled bottle of champagne, fruit basket and pastries which was a nice surprise. The suite had a free mini bar stocked daily with soft drinks and water. Tea and coffee was provided and an espresso coffee machine. There was a mini high fi but remember to take an auxiliary input lead to be able to play your IPod etc, as you will have to go into town to purchase one if you don’t.
The suite had a lovely sea view and daily maid service kept it clean and the private pool was lovely. The only downside to the suite we had (3411) was that there was an air con chilling unit for someone else’s suite near the patio and it was noisy. We did complain and the maintenance men did try to make it quieter and could not. We did ask to be moved but there were no swim up rooms available which is what we had booked originally. The noise did not ruin our holiday but was an annoyance at times but if I had of paid for this suite I would not have been happy and if you have booked a suite it might be worth bearing this in mind. Another advantage of the suites is the executive lounge that can be used. It has an inside and outside space and free use of the internet on laptops, soft drinks and red and white wine. Coffee etc and beer and cocktails can be ordered via the telephone from the bar and this is then brought to you. Although this was a lovely idea and one we enjoyed, it is not fully used and a bit of wasted space. The space available could have been made into a games room which this complex lacked. My sons were a bit bored at night and a pool table etc could have been the answer for them and other teenagers.
My sons had the Jacuzzi room and complementary water was in the room on our arrival at 01.30 am as we were not given the option of any food or drinks on our late arrival. If I am honest and I don’t know what the price difference is to a normal room compared to a Jacuzzi room, as this is what was available when we booked. Unless you want a Jacuzzi every day I don’t see the benefits of this room other than being a nice idea or good for couples. Tea and coffee was provided but 2 sachets of coffee and no more and the room was nice but as a novelty we used the Jacuzzi twice. Twice because the second time we had fathomed out how to turn up the temperature as no instructions are provided.
Food: Breakfast and evening dinner is in the main Aegean restaurant and not 5 star quality and cold if not luke warm at best and fussy eaters like me will struggle, however breakfast is good. We also ate at the adventure BBQ twice. This is were you cook your own food and I have to say this was probably the nicest but book for 7pm if you don’t want salmonella or e coli poisoning or if you know about food hygiene (although the area is clean) as watching people handling raw meat and not washing their hands and then touching everything was very off putting. Luckily we cooked our food first and left.
We also ate in the Chinese restaurant which was good and the Italian were the service was poor but the food ok, but if you sit outside in any of the restaurants people can smoke and this is wrong, as there should be outside smoking areas and non smoking areas because I like to sit outside but I don’t want to breath in cigarette smoke and the hotel should do something about this. In all the restaurants except the BBQ men have to wear long trousers at night, which is strange as long trousers can be jeans which to me is not a 5 star dress code and therefore a bit stupid but men will be turned away without long trousers, however there is no dress code for women.
Entertainment we can’t comment on as we never went and when we did venture to the pool it was to the leisure pool which was quieter and were you could always get a sun bed.
I did enjoy this village concept but if you are a lazy bones like me be prepared to have to walk up lots of steps or inclines and this should be made clear by Thomson’s. This is a family friendly resort but unless families with buggies knew something we did not, then I think you would struggle with small children and a buggy. The complex does provide transport around the resort if you need to get about.
On the whole we had a good holiday and certain aspects of the complex were 5 star but on the whole 4 star as I have been to better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blue Lagoon Village is a newly built luxurious village style complex with 366 guestrooms. This all inclusive hotel is in direct contact with the sandy beach offering magnificent views. It is located only 10 km from the centre of Kefalos, near Paradise Beach one of the most beautiful beaches of Kos, only 5 km from the airport and 30 km from Kos town, the capital of the island. The Blue Lagoon Village offers a vast variety of facilities like the Aegean Main restaurant with indoor and outdoor sections, the First Date restaurant with its romantic atmosphere (only for adults), the Thalassa Fish tavern, the Susshimi sushi restaurant and the Golden Sun Chinese restaurant offering you different tastes from all over the world. The Grill House is offering traditional Greek dishes, the Piazza Italian Restaurant is for traditional Italian meals, the Adventure Barbecue, where for grilling your own combination of different meats and finally the Gelateria where you can enjoy pancakes, waffles, sweets and ice-cream.You will have a hard job choosing where to have your drink: at the Shake & Mix Cocktail bar any time of the day, the Wet Pool bar, an impressive swim-up bar, at the Pool bar, at the Piazza Cocktail bar in the afternoon or at the Beach and Snack bar during the day. Our guests from all over the world will have the choice of a 3000 sq meters swimming pool with Jacuzzi and water jets, a 1000 sq meters activity pool with a section for children, a children’s splash pool, a 1000 sq meters leisure Pool and an “Adults-Only” pool area. There is also the choice of the long, sandy beach with a variety of water sports. For children and adults, that still feel like children, we recommend the Adventure Land with ropes course, waterslides and water games.The fully equipped Vida Fit health club with its’ heated pools, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam bath is available to all our guests over 16 years of age. For those who wish to pamper themselves, the PURArelax Spa offers a wide range of treatments. For a unique shopping experience visit our various shops, ranging from a minimarket and a liquor shop to boutiques and gift shops.In order to provide the best possible accommodation to all of our valuable guests, we have created standard rooms with sea view and swim up pool (also in the “Adults-Only” area), family rooms as well as Junior suites and Executive suites with private pools. All rooms are provided with satellite TV, mini-fridge, and coffee/tea making facilities, internet access, telephone, safety deposit box free of charge, individual air conditioning units, hairdryer and amenities. The Blue Lagoon Village in total harmony with the picturesque landscape, open from May to October, provides comfort and warm hospitality that attracts tourists from all over the world. The abundance of natural beauties and the crystal clear waters make the hotel a paradise of tranquility, ideal for families and couples. For those who wish to enjoy all these and more Blue Lagoon Village is the answer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Lagoon Village Hotel Kefalos
- Blue Lagoon Village Kefalos, Kos