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.
Absolutely awful holiday....we feel really let down with hotel itself and also Thomson!!!! Although the hotel was okay it had basically shut down for the season before our holiday began. The water park and the BBQ area weren't open at all. For the last 4 days of our holiday there was only one restaurant open for breakfast, dinner and evening meal (I think this was due to the fact that they were catering for a Greek wedding - obviously more important to them than holiday makers). The food was just awful. It was the same thing over and over again.
There was just no atmosphere at hotel due to the the small amount of guests...which was made worse still by some of the guests complaining and then paying extra to move to the Blue Lagoon Village. We were told by the rep that we could also pay extra and move to the Village but we just didn't have the money to do this. Just to show how bad it was the rep (who was very apologetic) said she had had over 30 complaints alone that day (she intimated the other 2 reps had also had a large number of complaints). On day 3 of our holiday we were told that the hotel was actually closing on the last day of our holiday and we would have to go to the Blue Lagoon Village (we had to check in at 10.30 a.m and then check-out again at 5.00 p.m) complete waste of time...but at least it was something to do...which shows how bored we all were. But you really don't expect to have the hotel you are staying in close before your holiday has ended.
Please please do not book this hotel at the end of the season unless you want to sit round the very large pool on your own.More
Kim S, Mequon, Wisconsin, United States
An accident waiting to happen.
This is for the management.
There must be a limit to the speed that the electric buggies are driven around the complex. Yes, they are a good feature, but there is no doubt in my mind that there will be a serious accident. It is inevitable. The buggies are being driven too fast for fun by some of the staff. Impressing the girls doesn't count for much if you plough into a family of four or turn the thing over on a corner!More
CrumpySeaford, Seaford, United Kingdom
Great Place - Who are these people who criticise the Blue Lagoon?
Loved our stay there. We took our 10 month old on his first flight and a week away in Greece.
We often travel further afield from the UK but we decided to stay relativelt close incase the nipper didnt take to flying.
We booked with First Choise who appeared to change their company name without telling us which irked a little but no problem.
Fligth was on time and comfortable there and back. Cabin crew even made a few jokes over the PA which was fun.
Anyway the resort, as the climax blues band once sang "I nearly died from hospitality" and this applies to Blue Lagoon. The staff were SO friendly it knocked me out. From the woman in the shop to the staff walking the floor in the restaurant, it was amazing.Nothing was too much trouble.
Theresprt is an excellent place for kids. The plot is rather large and there are about 5 or 6 pools from memory including one mamoth sized pool. Only criticism was that the water was too cold but as it was off peak they let kids into the excellent Spa.
The food was good but after a while any all inclusive gets a little boring.
Everything was clean, tidy, well laid out.
Afetr we booked this place I read some reviews here and nearly bollocked the missus for booking us into a dodgy place. How wrong was I?
Went on the day trip to Bodrum and bought tons of stuff.
Some people even complained about the beech!!! No doubt they will be writing to mother nature to complain!!!
Is it 5 star?
Will you enjoy it, yes.
Some people just make a career out of whinging.
Compalints - cold water in pools, rooms appear dark and decor is rather mismatched, I put on about 4 kilos!
John H, Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
Nice hotel BUT...................................
I always put an honest review on here and this will be no different.
The reception staff were nice when we were checked in and the glass of champagne was a nice little touch.
We were in the family block of the hotel which was okay and close to everything but having a young child with a buggy was a nightmare when most days the lift was broken.
The major major downside for us was the pools every pool was freezing and my 20 month old could not go in the pool the only pool that was heated was the inside pool and that was adults only!! all areas were clean and the hotel was generally spotless. The hotel food was nice nothing special but nice. Another thing that annoyed me was the cocktails!! the worst pina colada I've ever had and the cocktails generally horrible unless you paid for them. I went to the reception one day and asked for a bottle of water for the baby's bottle and was told NO go and buy it which didn't go down well at all considering we paid well over what it was worth for a week. The reception manager was very rude to a couple we met and really shouldn't be dealing with the public with an attitude like she had. Every night they had a disco for the children which was great and MAGIC MIKE was great. There was also no baby changing anywhere and had to change my little boy on the disabled toilet floor before the cleaner shouted at us.
I've been all over the world and have to say this beach is worse than our nearest beach of south shields! couldn't even walk in for rocks and the water isn't that clear and sun loungers have to be paid for. I could go on but think you get the idea. All in all the hotel was spotlessly clean and most the staff apart from a few on reception were great but I have to say I will not be returning as this was our first holiday and our 20 month old boy couldn't go in the sea or the pool.More
Good value but wouldn't say it deserves 5 stars!
Food was almost always too salty and although it changed some element every day there wasn't a huge amount of variety. The rooms were nice and always cleaned really well. The resort provided lots of entertainment and the pools and beach were lovely. One pool wasn't in use which was the one the nice restaurant looked out over and was at the front of the resort which was a shame. There was no wifi available in the rooms and the reception charged per day for use of theirs. I would expect wifi in the rooms at least, ideally for free if paying for a high starred rated resort personally but that might just be me. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the crepe bar is by far the best thing I've ever had on a resort holiday. Overall I'd definitely recommend this resort, especially for families, but I'd give Kos the town a miss!More
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