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"such a fantastic hotel,friendly staff,fabulous childcare…"
this is the 3rd year we have been to lakatira in kos and yet again we had a brilliant holiday.
My husband cycled played tennis and swam to his hearts content,i read,did yoga and aqua aerobics with laura! and our 3 kids did kayaking,sailing,windsurfing,treasure hunts,water polo,to name a few.
food fantastic,weather fantastic,flight great,tranfer time 15 mins,Read moreLess
2 people found this review helpful.
"Best family holiday ever…"
Just got back from Lakitira and wish we could have stayed for longer. It's a lovely looking resort, particularly if you stay in the 'village'part, where most of the family rooms are.
Mark Warner provided excellent childcare for our 2 year old every morning, whilst my husband was able to learn sailing and I lazed on the beach!
My little boy went to toddler club every morning and they did indoor activities and took them out to play on beach, or in a boat, or by the pool everyday. In the evening, he could go to Film Club, where the small children watch a suitable cartoon film in a darkened room and then get put to bed, leaving you to have a relaxed dinner. Brilliant.
I think we'll definitely go again when I'm not pregnant and can do some of the activities, tennis, sailing, diving, yoga and so on.
It being out of school hols, resort wasn't full and it was pretty good value. I think I might have been more sniffy about the general quality of the food if I'd been paying high season prices, but it was fine. Good idea to book an evening in either the Taverna or Trattoria restaurants for a change, although this is a bit extra. Also, breakfast outside at the Taverna was much nicer than negotiating the large main buffet, very chilled and also close to our room.
You can also book a beach bbq dinner with new (or old!)friends, which was a blast and very nice.Read moreLess
2 people found this review helpful.
"From beginning to end this was a great holiday Our…"
From beginning to end this was a great holiday
Our kids are 8 and 6 and they loved the kids club. Great introduction to sailing and windsurfing. Also loved the pool games and all the other activities on offer. DP got hooked on the sailing& windsurfing and was quite good by the time we went home. All of this meant I could sit by the pool all day and read books (yeap no word of a lie - first holiday ever since DC's)
It did seem that kids of all ages seemed to be having fun especially the teens.
In the evening the kids went to the cinema club and we sat in the bar overlooking the beach drinking far far too much but again a first for us.
Thought the Hotel was great and the buffet really good value.
Top tip do think about booking full board just makes life so much easier.
The Mark Warner staff were amazing very very helpful.
Didn't try the tennis or bikes as far to energetic but they looked good if so inclined.
The only thing I wouldn't recommend was the airline- huge delay on the way back. To be fair MW were great in trying to make the best of a bad situation and in fact we got an extra days holiday
Am definitely going back and would really recommend to anyone with children.Read moreLess
5 people found this review helpful.
"I was apprehensive about putting my kids in childcare to…"
I was apprehensive about putting my kids in childcare to start with, and so were they for the first few days of going, but by the end of two weeks they loved it, they were off sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, playing beach and pool games - amazing.
We had a lovely few hours each day actually reading books, I went to the spa twice, my husband sailed.
Put the kids in the clubs most evenings, which enabled us to eat out together. 3 restaurants - all had reasonable food - it's Greece after all, not really known for being a culinary centre. Well worth paying extra for was the beach BBQ - was lovely. Two really nice bars on the beach - lovely having a beer watching the kids playing on the beach early evening.
Only downside was the terrible flights - 5am departure from Gatwick that was delayed 6 hours and then a 2 hour delay on an 11am flight on the way back.Read moreLess
3 people found this review helpful.