A guide to Best Hotels in Kos
The Greek island of Kos has hauntingly beautiful beaches, secluded swathes of sand and a lively atmosphere. The stunning views don’t stop at the sea, either: you can explore charming old villages and hillsides covered with wildflowers, while majestic mountains provide the perfect backdrop to every scene. When it comes to hotels and resorts, there’s plenty to choose from: think fun-filled family holidays at the Atlantica Porto Bello Beach Hotel and indulgent, luxurious getaways at the Dimitra Beach Resort.
The Holiday Village Kos, in Marmari, is the perfect place to go for a fun, unique family holiday. You can pack your days with fun activities, from building rafts to aerial assault courses, or archery competitions to table tennis. The resort has a kids’ pool, an activities pool and a splash park with plenty of water slides. When it’s time to relax, head to the sun-loungers, sauna, beauty salon and Jacuzzi pools – or enjoy a drink at the adults-only bar.
Whether you want to relax by the pool, soak up rays on the sand or explore Kos Town, the Nirides Beach Hotel has it covered. Set on the seafront, you’ve got gorgeous views across the shimmering water. It’s only a few steps to the hotel’s private beach, complete with umbrellas and sunbeds. 500-metres away is a water sports centre on Psalidi Beach, while a five-minute drive takes you to the centre of Kos Town. The hotel’s facilities are great too, including a nice pool with areas to sit and enjoy the peaceful location.
The sprawling whitewashed buildings of the Platanista Hotel stand out among Kos’ quiet countryside. In a peaceful spot by Psalidi Beach, it’s a five-minute drive into the centre of Kos Town. There are two pools on site, and one has its own swim-up bar and whirlpool bath. There’s even a mini-golf course, a floodlit tennis court, and you can also join daily yoga classes. The beauty salon has plenty of indulgent treatments, while the family-friendly evening entertainment is always a good laugh. The restaurant serves everything from specialty Greek dishes to international favourites.
With 14 pools, gorgeous views over the Aegean Sea and a perfect location for exploring the island, the Atlantica Porto Bello Royal Hotel ticks every box. Reminiscent of a Mediterranean village, this hotel is just a few metres from a sandy beach and a five-minute drive to Kardamena. On the beach, you can use the hotel’s canoes or have a go at windsurfing. Back at the hotel, you can take advantage of the spa and its massage treatments. You’re spoilt for choice with restaurants too – they range from a traditional taverna to an Italian trattoria.
The Atlantica Thalassa Hotel specialises in gorgeous views. Overlook the sea, mountains or gardens from your balcony or revel in the mountainous backdrop from the neighbouring beach. The hotel has one large pool, surrounded by a suntrap terrace, as well as a smaller pool for children. There’s also a busy activities calendar, evening entertainment in the amphitheatre and plenty of fun beach games. The restaurant is a well varied buffet, plus there are plenty of places to get snacks.
For the ultimate in luxury holidaying, look no further than the Deluxe suites at the Blue Lagoon Village. On top of access to the hotel’s fantastic facilities – such as the seven restaurants, four pools, kids’ Adventure Land, amphitheatre, spa and beach games – you get a suite of indulgent extras. You can opt for a private balcony with a sea view, or pull out all the stops and get your own private pool. The Deluxe suites are light, bright and airy, with gorgeous sea views straight from the comfort of your own private pool.
With its central location and great service, the Poseidon Hotel and Apartments is a great base for seeing the most of Kos Town. You’re a 10-minute walk into the town centre and to the beach, so getting around is easy. The hotel has a small pool with sun-loungers, and the bar does all-day snacks. The friendly staff run fun entertainment in the evenings, like quizzes and barbecues.
The Altantica Porto Bello Beach Hotel is located right on the beach – but with its fabulous facilities, you’ll probably want to stay on site! In addition to the hotel’s huge pool, there’s a hotel waterpark with loads of slides, chutes and a lazy river. On the beach, you can take out the hotel’s canoes and pedalos, and kids can enjoy the playground. In the evening, you can choose from four restaurants, then head to the amphitheatre for live entertainment.
Set in a quiet, secluded bay with gorgeous views over the Aegean Sea, the Blue Lagoon Resort has everything you could need for a fun, relaxing holiday. The seven restaurants range from Chinese food to a Greek taverna, while the evening entertainment takes place in an awe-inspiring outdoor amphitheatre. There are plenty of activities to try – from the four pools and the indulgent spa to a high ropes course and a children’s Adventure Land.
The Kos Imperial Thalasso resort is a few minutes’ walk to bars and tavernas and a 10-minute drive to Kos Town – but it’s unlikely you’ll want to leave its impressive grounds. The majestic terracotta buildings are linked together by palm tree-studded waterways, all leading to the dreamlike pools. You can choose from three lagoon-shaped pools, including a large saltwater one with a lazy river and waterfalls. The pools look out over the Aegean Sea and surround the beautifully-lit restaurant. As well as the pools, you can play tennis, borrow bikes and enjoy the luxury spa.