Close to Kos Town, this hotel offers a great choice of pools, along with easy access to the beach.
The pools are what really sell this hotel. There are 4 main ones, each with its own draw – for example, one’s adults only, while another houses the splash park. Elsewhere, you’ve got 4 restaurants, including a Greek place.
Location-wise, the hotel is in a quiet spot just a couple of minutes’ walk from a sandy beach. And when you fancy exploring, it’s a few minutes’ drive to the island capital, Kos Town.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dinner in the Greek, Italian or barbecue restaurants. Wine in the Italian restaurant has an extra charge.
Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks until 24.00.
Snacks at set times.
First Choice Kids’ Club caters for 3 to 11 year olds – so brothers and sisters can join in the fun together. And most of it’s completely free. It runs 5 days a week and – outside of peak season – there are parent and toddler sessions for under 3s, too. For your peace of mind, all First Choice Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times. Plus there’s a strict sign-in and out system.
Twin room in annexe sleeps up to 3, with a double or twin beds and an extra bed, shower or bath, mini-fridge, bathrobes, slippers and TV with music channel. Safety deposit box available at a charge. Cots are available on request.
Returned this morning from this lovely hotel - best one I have ever stayed in ....BUT - although the brilliant pools, hotel staff, Thomson reps, entertainment and the gardens were all fantastic, the food in the 4 restaurants was always cold. What a shame. I don't think anyone likes cold meals. The choice of food was fine but not the quality. I would've rated the blue lagoon 5 stars but for this one thing. One other thing to note is that the nearby shops , listed as 15 minutes walk away , consisted of one supermarket and a garage. Lots going on in Kos town though which took 10 mins to reach by bus. The small beach across the road was poor due to it being covered in scruffy sunbeds, leaving no room to walk along the water's edge. This hotel should be rated 3-4 stars only in my opinion.More
pat500, Manchester, United Kingdom
Don't listen to the negative reviews
Don't be put off by the negative reviews. The only reason I have given 5 stars is because there is no option for 6!!
This is a superb hotel with a real chilled out vibe. On arrival we received a glass of bubbly and were whisked to our room by golf buggy. We didn't have to touch our luggage from arrival until it was delivered to the room by the porter - who also gave a running commentary on the way. We were in block 4000 and our room was spotless with fresh towels daily PLUS you get fresh towels for the pools. The pools and aqua park were first class.
The food was excellent, the drink was excellent(don't be put off by the plastic tumblers - better that than the risk of stepping on glass by the pool - and doesn't affect the taste of the beer).
The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and really made a fuss of the kids and work extremely hard to make it a really enjoyable stay. Our 3 boys - aged 14, 11 and 8 had an absolute ball and want to go back again next year. This was the first time abroad for our 2 youngest and we have set the bar high for future holidays!!
We had the opportunity to go on trips but we had so much to do at the hotel we only left once to visit Kos town which is well worth a visit.
Couldn't fault the Thomson's team and finally, the Animation team do a great job entertaining the kids and put on some fantastic shows. Sebi - the 'non dancing disaster' from the animation team has left our kids (and us) with some fantastic memories.
Thank you Blue LagoonMore
damien m, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Myself, husband and two daughters age 17months and 3 visited the hotel 27 August for 14nights . When we arrived late around 9.30pm we were pleasantly surprised and relived that we were greeted by the Greek restaurant manager taking us to have a late supper before we checked in. Immediately my girls were getting attention and learning Greek! We were given a family room ( 2bedroom ) and when were told this I was a little miffed as had booked sea view room but just the one bedroom sea view room with this dream of me and husband being able to sit out in the evenings watching the waves crashing and reading our books whilst the girls slept. However the next day when walking around realised we had been given the better deal.... A separate room for the girls Ment more space and the the actual sea view rooms are a fair distance from the sea with a pretty busy road in front of them. We were in block 4000 ( I think) which was great as right in the middle between the main part of hotel and the satellite part. This is where we spent most of our time at the satellite as the kids pool there was best for my under 5s and it was next to the First Choice kids club. My eldest joined the kids club on the second day and loved every moment of it. Groovy Grant, Claire Bear and Kung Fu Keely were absolutely fantastic. They made my little girls holiday and even my 17month old- she wasn't old enough to join the club but they all made the effort to get to know her and on our last couple of days they were able to let her come in for a tots session as it was then going into low season. We felt at complete ease leaving our eldest at the club and were able to take her to two pj parties there for pizza In the eve which was lovely for us to have a couple of meals with a less chatty child !! The kids club team worked fabulous together and like I said made our girls holiday. We were lucky enough to see the team the evening our coach took us to the airport and so got to say goodbye to them. We had a fantastic holiday. Hotel is huge, kos town is a really pretty harbour town and great that so close to turkey for a day trip. Food at hotel good, yes repetitive but after two weeks any all inclusive hotel would be repetitive . The staff at the hotel were very warm and welcoming. The hotel did have a large amount of polish guests but we find the polish are a lot more polite that Germans and Russians we have come across on holidays. The entertainment team at the hotel work very hard however the hotel needs to get rid of the chairs in the entertainment tent. I read a few reviews before we went with parents moaning about the chairs and thought wont a silly thing to wrote about but on our first night my eldest sat on ten edge of chair and it topled forward giving her a black eye from the table! The restaurant team at the BBQ restaurant were our fave and we found we ate there the most due to it being outside, most relaxed and least busiest at breakfast time. Food at water park is great. Italian restaurant- we only we family night and found it pretty odd. It's Ment to be the "posh" restaurant there but the only waiter service is for main meal. Wifi - lots of people mentioned could only get in reception however we found could also get at the piano bar and sataliete pool. We would go back and we would go anywhere the first choice kids club team are too.More
Beach area very disappointing, dirty looking sunbeds, all inclusive drink and food facility on beach consisted of tiny kiosk, with only beer available and cheese and ham rolls just sitting on the top ledge in sun.
Hotel just scraping 4 star not 5 as hotel stated. The best food was in the Italian Restaurant which you had to book this was excellent and like sitting in a restaurant. The main restaurant had the feel of a large cafe, wooden tables and chairs. The other two restaurants which you had to book were the Greek restaurant which was a little better, and the BQ restaurant which did NOT have any BQ food!! just the same as the main restaurant.
Staff very pleasant, excellent for children, but for couples it was very large with vehicles running you from one site of the complex to the other.
Walking into Kos took approximately 40 minutes going via the country lanes. The taxis was 8 euros for a 5 minutes drive which we thought was expensive.
The one excursion we did was the Island excursion which was fantastic with a marvelous rep called Manolis .
If you don't like constant music and a bugle playing reveille (millitary waking signal) at beginning of morning sunbathing do not go near the pool.
Coffee/tea/kettle supplied in room but you have to collect your own milk.
Bottles of water in fridge are not replaced, you have to retain bottles and get the filled with water from bar same as milk. We just went to supermarket and bought some.
Don't ever complain, but did feel cheated on this holiday. To say Kos Airport was chaos on departure was an understatement, took 2 hours to get through tiny departure lounge, so went direct to flight. Anyone elderly or with children would have found it very hard.
Will try harder next time to find a better holiday, even though we did watch video, hoped it would be better.More
237lorraine, west midlands
Great to relax
Stayed at this hotel near to the last week in October 2014 and was pleasantly surprised at the 'modern'look. The hotel was built only 6 years ago and you can tell.
Once off the transfer coach, the hotel porters took on the task of seeing to the luggage as the check in process included putting stickers on our cases with our room numbers. Check in was a smooth, quick operation with minimum paperwork involved, oh, and a very welcome glass of bubbly being offered, good first impressions!
We were in a room numbered 6111 which we now know is only a few minutes walk from reception, but an electric golf buggy takes you and your cases to your room with no tip expected!
As we are booked with Thomson, we got free wifi and this was helpful to me to keep up with my business on Feb, Ashleybwoodcraft (have a peek, go on!)
The hotel complex is substantial with at least 4 restaurants and various snack bars, or favourite being the Greek restaurant, lovely food!
The people working there were very good with a happy disposition which was conveyed with their obvious good humour and attitude.
The gardens are immaculate with some beautiful shrubs, plants and palms and some awesome topiary work too.
There is an abundance of stainless steel and wood to incorporate and tie it all together. The toilets are also imbibed with technology, sensors distributing the soap, flushing the toilets and even feeding out the paper towels!
You will not struggle for a sunbed as there are hundreds and no one is allowed to put towels out beforehand.
The entertainment was OK, I've seen worse and I've seen better, they put effort in. We watched 'Legends' tribute acts, Robbie Williams, Kylie, Elvis, Tom Jones etc. Another night it was ABBA, that was good too and got the crowd going.
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