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Holiday Village Kos by Atlantica
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Marmari
Certificate of Excellence
Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Just spent week here with family”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

We have an very enjoyable week here.

I think any longer would have become very repetitive.

Our twin three year olds loved it, although if they were older then may have wanted more things to do.

The food was good with lots of it. Each meal time there was a selection of British favourites as well as other Greek and Italian pasta dishes. The restaurants are entirely self service. The 'waiters' do not even bring coffee to your table at breakfast!

The whole complex has recently had an entire make over, so everything is in very good condition, from the pools to pathways, gardens and rooms.

There are a couple of negatives should be addressed. The room WiFi system does not work most of the time. There are a number of hotspots around the grounds which should provide coverage everywhere. In fact the only reliable Internet connection is outside the restaurant and even here it slows down after about ten minutes.

There are a couple of 'wired' PC's but these are almost always in use by kids checking their Facebook pages and playing games.

The usual poolside lounger reserving happens. There is a 'no pre-9am reservation' rule in place but this does not seem to be enforced. Although most of the time you can remove a discarded towel, and give up the bed if the 'owner' turns up (which most of the time they do not!).

There is the usual entertainment provided at the pool. A daily general General knowledge quiz, iFit Keep Fit sessions, Air Walkers, Canoe races, Water Polo and swimming lessons. The First Choice staff were considerate when asking if you wanted to take part, they are good at accepting a "No thank you".

I found it annoying that they keep their music playing all the time. It would be good to take your iPod and listen to your own music choice.

Kos town is a 2Euro bus trip away with buses running each hour. It is a lovely town with a marina and makes a welcome break from sitting by the pool.

The hotel and First Choice staff are very friendly and do work hard.

The hotel staff were always ready with a smile and a "hello". One exception is the main restaurant manager who could go on a 'smile training course'!

Our aircon remote control needed new batteries one evening. They were replaced within half an hour.

We were delayed at the hotel on checkout day for two hours. We broke out the swimmers and went poolside. We requested an extension on checkout time, it took two hours before they decided No! Maybe they should have a system for delayed checkout when this happens (considering this can't be the first drivers strike in Greece recently).

Despite these minor gripes we had a lovely holiday and would recommend it to others.

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Philippos S, Manager at Holiday Village Kos by Atlantica, responded to this review, June 27, 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great review of our hotel!
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2013

first choice will end up with a lot of complaints about this place just had 2 wks here and it all got a bit repetitive but hopefully should improve as we did see things getting better alittle at a time kids thou will enjoy the team there they r good for the kids and you have dave who will keep the adults laughing with his dry sense of humour a great guy but hotel needs to improve on a lot ( only little things but important things)

  • Stayed May 2013
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Philippos S, Manager at Holiday Village Kos by Atlantica, responded to this review, June 27, 2015
Dear Guest,

We thank you for taking time to post your comments on TripAdvisor following your stay with us here at the Holiday Village Kos.

My sincere apologies for the discomfort regarding the sunbeds. I have taken up this matter with the ownership and I assure you that we will make all the necessary steps to solve the problem as the hotel runs under a new management team in 2015.

Thank you once again for your feedback which assists us in our ongoing efforts to improve our facilities and standards.

Sincerely,

Philippos Stamelos
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2013

I travelled to Kos with my husband and 19month old son. Flight, transfers were no problem. Check in was quick and the hotel staff very friendly. As we arrived at the hotel during lunch time our bags were taken to the rooms for us so we could enjoy some lunch. Grounds, pools are immaculate.The pools were a little chilly but was fine when you had managed the first dunk!! Our son loved the splash pool but was always busy and hard to get a lounger as alot was reserved during early mornings. I am aware that the hotel left notices up that loungers can not be reserved before 9am and towles would be removed if this happened. However we were always up early and never saw any one removing towels. It was not such a problem this early on in season but can imagine it would be a nightmare in peak season!! As for the food we thought it was amazing. Loads of choice, regulary refreshed. The a la carte restaurants were lovely to and was nice having someone to wait in you. I would say the food was the best we have had on an all inclusive and im fussy! The restaurant staff were amazing, warm and charming especially to our son who laped up the attention. The other thing i liked was always seeing management wondering around the grounds liasing with staff. I think they really take pride in the surroundings and customer service.
As for the bars and evening entaintment, agree with one other reviewer, the queue to the bar was silly and no atmosphere and nothing really going on for adults but seeing as this is a family resort it was fine for us and wasnt an issue.
The rooms were nice and clean, very comfortable beds.We stayed in room 521 and never had any disturbances from the evening entertainment. However we did have a leak in our bathroom which took 3 days to get sorted!! This made the floors in our room really dangerous as they are tiled throughout. Also be aware of the floors round the pool area as again our son skidded a few times and wasnt even running!
All in all i think anyone who comes here will have an enjoyable family break away and there will always be flaws in hotels to certain people. Take it as it comes and you will not be disappointed. We would return!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Philippos S, Manager at Holiday Village Kos by Atlantica, responded to this review, June 27, 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great review of our hotel!
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,
The Hotel Team
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2013

I was just reading a comment from a reviewer who was worried about the food. We got back yesterday and I have to say that the food was excellent, the best we have had in an all inclusive. The choice was vast. We tended to eat late but everything was replenished and they did not seem to run out of anything. There was a huge array of foods; fish, grilled meat, Greek dishes, pasta, Chinese, a huge choice of salads, vegetables, potatoes in every form. We arrived at 4 a.m and were given drinks and food. It is not just my opinion, everyone on the coach to the airport was impressed by the food and the level of the service.
I booked a late deal for my 20 year old daughter and myself because it was very cheap. It was not what I would really have chosen as it is for families but we had a lovely room overlooking the beach. It was a superior room because we wanted twin beds. Spotlessly clean and clean towels every day. These rooms had a kettle and coffee machine. TV with 5 english film channels and CNN for news. Incidentally someone asked about rooms with a sea view. The only rooms with a sea view are in block 700 which as far as I could see are all superior doubles. We did not pay for late check out because I thought £84(100 euros in resort) extra was daylight robbery for six hours extra. However when we checked out at twelve I asked if there was somewhere for us to shower and change later and we were booked a half hour slot of our choice, in a room close to reception.
The only thing we did not like was the entertainment. It was boring and old fashioned, not the reps fault they worked extremely hard. There was very little else to do in the evenings. The bar was lacking in atmosphere, with TV's showing German sport and cartoons. Which was strange because there were never any Germans in the bar.
The all inclusive really Is all inclusive. We went out quite a lot but we did not spend anything in the hotel at all because there was no need.
There are 4 pools with different functions, so you can join in or find a quiet spot. We were always able to find a sun-bed by the pool or at the beach at any time of day.
The children seemed to be having great fun at the various clubs. As we did not have children with us we were able to relax because the children had lots to do all day.
The bus runs from directly outside into Kos town. It was always on time (timetable on reception desk). 2 euros each way. Well worth a visit, very pretty. Marmari is a 10-15 minute walk away. A few bars, tavernas and shops, as well as places to book trips and an ATM (First Choice take note because according to your info the nearest ATM is 8kms away).
I think families will have a great time at this hotel. Lots to do in daytime. Everything closes at 12 so not a place for partying.

Room Tip: All the rooms are close to the bars and restaurants, which are in the middle of the complex. Block 7...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Philippos S, Manager at Holiday Village Kos by Atlantica, responded to this review, June 27, 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great review of our hotel!
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,
The Hotel Team
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Just returned from a week here as a group of 5 (4 adults and a 2 1/2 year old) and we all wish we wernt returning (we asked the reps if we coiuld stay and work for free to get out of coming home)
Before writing this review i have read the reviews placed by other recently and i can certainly say it has improved since it opened at the begining of may and i think first choice have listened to the feedback that previous guest have given.

They now have an extra bar open at night next to the theatre to take some of the pressure off of the indoor bar, The food for a weeks stay was good but i agree slightly with a previous comment that it could get repettative, but only as far as the main part of the meal is concerned as there was chips, salad, rice every night but they did try to change the meat side of dinner most nights, so i dont think i had the same meal twice during my week but the food looks similar on the surface just got to try something new each day.

Now onto my review,

We stayed from saturday 11th may for a week, we arrived at the hotel at 9.30pm and they kindly kept the kitchen open until 10pm for the new arrivals (normally closes at 9.30) however we wernt very hungry after a long day traveling so just had a bit of food then went to our rooms to sleep off the travelling to look forward to our first day.
Our room as a standard room which consisted of a large double and a single bed (we asked for a cot to be placed into out room at 10pm and the maid service did it straight away for our daughter, i didnt expect anyone to be around to do it for us that night so that was a bonus)
Breakfast the next morning was much as we expected from previous holidays, good range of fresh bread/pastries/crossaints etc, lots of yoghurt,meats and cheese. and also some hot options, fried egg,beans, bacon, sausages(unfortunatly these are frankfurter ones).
Lunch was served outside in a nice buffet bar but this was the least exciting meal, was always pasta/chips/burgers and salad which did get boring but the pool bar also does toasties/ sandwiches/pizza all day so we just mixed it up a bit and didnt use the lunch buffet every day.

The hotel complex was huge, rooms are spread over a wide location and we were a little concerned that our block was right next to the outdoor theatre however from night 1 it didnt disturb is one bit. mainly because we were insude enjoying it til the end most nights but if you keep your door closed and the air con keeps you cool and you cant hear much noise.
The selection of pools is great, we spend one day by the main pool which is the funny shapped one in the pictures, very relaxing, a little too much for us so we deciding to use the "activity" pool for the rest of the week, has music playing and this is were the fun is such as water polo, water zorb ball things, daily qiuz, water aerobics. Us brits tend to turn our noises up at so called "fun" and would rather sit and do nothing, but seriously, get yourself involved in these things and you will look back on your holiday with a smile on your'e face.

Which brings me nicely onto the best thing about the whole holiday which was the entertainment team, whcih consisted of 5 great guys, Sarah, Sami, Anna, Ted and Dave. who not only provided the entertainment around the pool but by night turn into a great professional entertainment act (and i dont mean the cheesey rubbish you would expect from a family holiday) sure there was some kids entertainment that you have to take with a pinch of salt (farmer Giles being my favourte) but then they do 45 mins or so of quality acts, which some great vocals from all, but the best for me was Dave's solo night of all his favoute songs, really showed some good talent.

I have given the trip 4 starts, i guess to get 5 for me the rooms would need to be a little cleaner (nothing too bad but just lacking that deep clean under beds/ behind doors) and a bit more choice for lunch time.

We didnt use the beach much as the day time pool fun was too good to miss!!

Ignore the reviews which are too negative as i would love to go back!

Room Tip: Standard rooms were good, we also saw one with the slidding door for kids bedroom which looked reall...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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9 Thank Dan E
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Philippos S, Manager at Holiday Village Kos by Atlantica, responded to this review, June 27, 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great review of our hotel!
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,
The Hotel Team
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Had lots of experience of Hol Villages and this one follows the same formula. Firstly, on reading other reviews from this hotel's opening 2 weeks, I can only assume something has been done about the food . The choice and quality of the food is the best by far of all the HVs I have been to. The whole complex is very clean, great service all round. The location isn't the best though if you like to venture out. Marmari village has little to offer but Tigaki has a bit more to offer (about 4 miles away) and there's a really good karting track on the way. Bus journey to and from Kos is easily done too and cheap. I've noticed the last 2 years that the entertainment is mainly provided at night by the same team of very good all rounders, but FC have obviously cut back on paying out for professional entertainment (without reflecting this in their holiday prices). The young kids clubs are of a good standard as usual . If you like to stay on site and eat, drink and don't mind what's on at night (the kids are happy with the night's entertainment so that is a big plus) then you should have a great time. Be careful in the ampitheatre at night though. With some parents not looking out for their kids its an accident waiting to happen.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Philippos S, Manager at Holiday Village Kos by Atlantica, responded to this review, June 27, 2015
Dear Guest,

We thank you for taking time to post your comments on TripAdvisor following your stay with us here at the Holiday Village Kos.

My sincere apologies for the discomfort regarding the sunbeds. I have taken up this matter with the ownership and I assure you that we will make all the necessary steps to solve the problem as the hotel runs under a new management team in 2015.

Thank you once again for your feedback which assists us in our ongoing efforts to improve our facilities and standards.

Sincerely,

Philippos Stamelos
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Just returned from a 2 week holiday in the new Holiday Village in Kos. What a great resort!! We arrived to a lovely reception - drinks for everyone whilst we waited to check in etc. Our bags were taken to the room for us and we went to grab some food in the restaurant. We had a basic room for 3 people and it was very comfortable. The cleaning fairy would come in every day and work her magic. All of the hotel grounds are well kept and maintained on a daily basis.

The First Choice reps were just amazing - they couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome! Since returning home i have sent an email to First Choice to complement them on their staff. The entertainment team - Anna, Sarah, Sami, Ted and Dave are particularly good. The shows they put on are fabulous and my daughter was so upset to leave them behind! They are great in every way!

The only down side to this holiday was the food. Having said that its not THAT bad. Lots of variety but there could be more. I was quite happy with it because I am not a big food person (i'm quite happy with eating the same thing and not very adventurous) but my husband was slightly disappointed. It didn't put a dampener on the holiday at all though and i'm sure that this is just a teething problems associated with the fact that its new this year and early on in the season.

My daughter attended the Kids Club and had swimming lessons with the coaches Harry and Tara. Both were great. She was more than happy to go off on her own and join in with all the activities and i felt 100% confident that she was safe and happy. There is loads to do for the adults too - archery, football, tennis etc. All of the reps who ran these activities were amazing!

Kos town is 20 minutes away on the bus and costs 2 Euros each. We hired some bikes from the resort and cycled into the local town. It was lovely to get out and see some of the island. I would highly recommend the Hamam Spa in Tigaki for a lovely relaxing pamper day at a very reasonable price.

All in all we had a fabulous holiday. We are already looking to go back!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Philippos S, Manager at Holiday Village Kos by Atlantica, responded to this review, June 26, 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great review of our hotel!
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,
Hotel Team
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Property: Holiday Village Kos by Atlantica
Address: | Marmari Beach, Marmari 85 300, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Kos > Marmari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Marmari
#3 Luxury Hotel in Marmari
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Marmari
#3 Spa Hotel in Marmari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Village Kos by Atlantica 4*
Number of rooms: 341
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Village Kos piles on a whole host of fun and games, with things like kids' clubs and an activity pool. On top of that, it's grabbed a top spot right by the beach. Holiday Village Kos is a real all-rounder. As well as a hat-trick of pools, it throws up a huge list of sports and activities, and restaurants that tick off Italian, Greek and American food. This place gets top marks for its location - there's a sandy beach footsteps away, and a 15-minute walk will put you in the centre of Marmari. ... more   less 
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