We have recently returned from a 2 week stay at Lakitira, our first visit to the hotel and also experience of Mark Warner. I am not normally one to write reviews however having had such a fantastic holiday I actually feel compelled to on this occasion!
We booked our holiday through Travel Designers, who are an Independent Travel agent, local to us is SW London who had been highly recommended. What a difference it makes to book a holiday with a company who actually appear to be interested in your requirements, listen to your needs and are knowledgeable and able to give helpful information and advice and a range of recommendations to suit our needs travelling as a family with a toddler for the first time. We were offered a few different options which ticked our boxes, activities, childcare and children's facilities and within a 4 hour flight but we are very glad we chose Lakatira on their excellent advice. One of the team had travelled there herself so was able to give us personal tips which really helped. The price was also highly competitive and having returned we definitely felt we got excellent value for money!
Flights with WOW air, which I have to admit we were initially wary of were actually fantastic with ideal times from Gatwick, on time and very friendly, helpful cabin crew with quite a sense of humour which is a refreshing change. Just a 15 minute transfer once we reached Kos makes it ideal especially when travelling with young children and we were settled into our room at the hotel in little over an hour after our flight landed
The accommodation is very clean, spacious and functional, nothing special but then it does not claim to be. We booked a junior suite as recommended to us and had more room than expected, perfect for 2 adults and a toddler and much larger to similar room types I have stayed in at other hotels. Rooms were cleaned daily and all the hotel in general was kept in immaculate order, including the beautiful gardens
This really is a gorgeous spot, with 2 beaches adults and children around either side of the bay, absolutely ideal for the watersports offered, especially for relative novices such as ourselves. The Mark Warner team were great and we thoroughly enjoyed learning to sail and windsurf in relatively calm, warm waters.
This resort really came into its own for us on the childcare which was superb and our 18 month old was upset leaving each afternoon. The kids clubs are large and spacious with a huge range of toys and activities and the structured programmes keep even the most active and adventurous toddlers, of which our daughter is one interested. The childcare team were brilliant, I really cannot speak highly enough about them. The pyjama club in the evenings is also a great addition allowing you to drop them off for a few hours and enjoy dinner alone if you chose.
If I was to say anything negative it would only be that over a 2 week period the food was sometimes a little bit uninspiring and sometimes a little bland, although I guess this is due to the number of children in the resort.It would also have been good to have a room service option as there were a few evenings when we would have been more than happy to just chill out in the room.
Overall this was a fantastic holiday and if not to Lakitira we will certainly be returning to Mark Warner next summer, with a group of friends and booking all our future travel with Travel Designers
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- Also Known As:
- Lakitira Beach Resort Mark Warner Hotel Kardamena
- Lakitira Hotel Mark Warner
- Lakitira Hotel Kardamena
- Lakitira Resort & Village Kos/Kardamena