Hotel Langas Aegean Village Kardamena

, Kos, Greece
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Hotel Langas Aegean Village Kardamena

, Kos
4 star

Rooms: 328

Kardamena - Kos - 853 02 - Greece Hotel Website | | 2242-091401/2
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5/10
Not really a 4 star experience
Submitted by: Rafal in 11/08/08
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: Switzerland
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
As I write this review, I'm busy finishing my second week in Aegean Village. It's the first time I've taken the time to write a review, and it has, I'm afraid, been motivated by the poor service I am receiving during my stay. In fact, I have really never had such poor service in a 4-star hotel, which compares poorly with fine 4 star hotels I have had the pleasure to stay at all over World, including most parts of Europe, India (Mumbai), Turkey (Istanbul), the USA and Africa.

The Hotel's Achilles heel is its meals service, with insufficient and particularly rude waiters, and very unequal quality of food and beverages, especially the coffee and fruit drinks, which are a daily crap-shoot, sometimes being watered down to a ridiculous level.

On a brighter side, the infrastructure is quite good, with pleasant rooms and a nice pool deck and outdoor entertainment area. The rooms are of a good size, with plenty of them having a great view on to the sea, on account of the situation of the hotel. The quality of the furnishings is not consistent, with things breaking off, or not working, such as a window that can't be closed, or furniture that's too flimsy for kids. Rooms are air-conditioned, which is important in this dry, hot and windy climate.

The kiddie-club does not come close to that being offered by operators such as Club Med, with only 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon being offered to parents with children. Don't expect your kids to want to go there on a daily basis....

The beach in front of the hotel is not very pleasant, with concrete slabs protecting the beach sand from erosion, and making it difficult for children or poor swimmers to take advantage of the pleasant meditterranean sea.

The airport, and especially the flight path of the planes is close enough for them to be heard, especially in the evenings and overnight.

You would definitely want to rent a vehicle while staying at the hotel, which can be done in Kardamena, which is a 15-minute walk from the hotel. This will ease your visitsof the best parts of the island, and to get to some incredibly charming points, such as natural thermal bathS (water temp., from close to body temp., to over 45°C), right on the edge of the ocean

I would definitely recommend Kos as an Island to visit, especially regarding its historical past, including being the island where Hippocrates founded the hippocratic oath, and impressive ruins of the World's 1st hospital. The landscape is also spectacular, on the western rim of the Island, bringing to mind places such as Cape Town, but on a smaller scale.

To sum things up, do go to Kos, and you can stay at Aegean Village, or even better find a hotel with a better level of service, to avoid spoiling your vacation.
1/10
Not Reccommended
Submitted by: Muzamil in 23/09/06
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
Firstly, the hotel looks 5* from the outside but is definately 3* inside. The interior is definately tired and dated and does need updating. The air conditioning unit made too much noise (as did our neighbours), there was no kettle or iron in the room and the door (our neighbours included) was very difficult to unlock; these are things that most 3* hotels can handle. Also, there were a significant number of ants in our room. I would awake to find a dozen crushed ants beneath me!

I have to agree with one reviewer on the service; it was very poor and ruined the holiday for us. The manager of the dining room was especially rude. Whilst on holiday, my wife hurt her knee and so couldn't make the long journey down from the room (yes there was a minibus, but she was in too much pain to even make it down the steps). The manager agreed that I could take some food up to the room, however, each time he saw us after that, he would either turn away, give us a dirty look, and often do both. This really left a sour taste and he shouldn't be allowed to get away with that kind of attitude. The rest of the waiting staff were quite uptight and not very accomodatinng; they would struggle with a simple request like a cup of hot boiling water at dinner-time. The reception staff however were pleasant and attentive.

One thing about Kardamena is that they try and squeeze every last penny out of tourists, so even though we were on half-board, we had to pay for water at breakfast and dinner! Speaking of Kardamena, it is not very Greek at all. You'll see some nice traditional Greek houses, and the sea is lovely, but the experience wasn't authentic enough. I mean, there was a Mcdonalds, Chinese restaurants, and every restaurant served English breakfasts and dinners! Also the restaurants in Kardamena were expensive; we paid 25 euros for one fish, no salad or rice included. That's more expensive than some restaurants in London! If you hop over to Turkey you would pay half that price and get rice and salad included.

No one has mentioned so far that the hotel is occupied by a lot of German tourists. I have no problem with German people but the majority of German guests there did seem to have a problem with us; we rouinely had to endure dirty stares.

I wouldn't reccommend this hotel at all. It's overpriced, over-hyped and the service overall was appalling. Seriously, this hotel needs to be re-classified to 3* and the staff given training in basic customer service and hospitality.

This review does not, however, detract from Kos Island. I would reccommend you find a hotel in Kos Town, which is a beautiful, quaint, authentic Greek town with plenty to see and do.
9/10
Really loved it
Submitted by: Kelly in 26/07/06
  • Age Group: Under 18
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Clubber
This hotel was really really good. The service was great, the pool was huge and I loved it. Not a long walk into town, and was nice and peaceful. I'd definitely recommend if you're looking for a quiet area. Still close to town for us clubbers and taxi was only 5 euros. I loved it. x
7/10
Poor management and not enough staff
Submitted by: Julie in 05/06/06
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Relaxation Seeker
Hi, A party of 8 of us went to Aegean Villas in May 06. The hotel has a wonderful setting just outside Kardemena so you are away from the crowds but still only a 15 minute walk to town. The staff were wonderful but the managment were noticeably absent. The one very peculiar thing was that you had to pay cash for all drinks and snacks. You were nto allowed to sign a chitty and pay on departure. This obviously saved managment time and money abd it was indicative of how the hotel was run. No staff around the pool area to get you charis, drinks etc. You had to personally go and collect - and pay cash - from the bar. A EU30 deposit was necessary in order to get a pool towel and then it woulod be changed every 2nd day and charged at EU2.00 per day. For a suppossed 5 star hotel this is silly! As much as we enjoyed our time one did get the feelign that the staff - the few of them - were overworked and underpaid. Owner is very obviously cutting costs! The dining waiting staff and reception staff were delightful though and one could only wish that next season they move to a hotel where the management will treat them better.
10/10
Fantastic hotel!
Submitted by: Priya in 25/08/05
  • Age Group: Under 18
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
The best hotel I have ever been to and the animation team are fantastic, great!!!!
10/10
Excellent Hotel
Submitted by: D Morris in 23/09/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
Spectacular views from appartments on the hillside. Brilliant large pool with plenty of free sun loungers. Peaceful location and a short walk (20 mins) to Kardamenas lively night life with plenty of shops & bars...the best of both worlds!

Top Local Tips for Kos

Hire a car and cover the island in a day! Get hire car (not a moped or quad-bike) for €30, and cover the whole island in a day. Kos Town to Kardamena is only about 30 minutes drive, and you can get to paradise beach, Kefalos, Zia and Bubble beach no problem.

KOS SIGHTSEEING hire a jeep or quad bke to get around. this island is absolutely gorgeous. went to the mountains, and also to the "end" of island which was just lovely waves crashing, a little taverna for great food and service, right off the beaten track. Kos town picturesque and well laid out. Trip to turkey worth it but a lot of hanging around at port to get in and out of Kos. Bodrum beautiful and a very good lunch included in the sightseeing trip.

The weather was beautiful! I would definitely recommend going at the beginning of June as the hotel has about 700 rooms and i can imagine the hotel being packed around July/August. The 9th June to 20th June was just right for us as it wasnt really bust but it wasnt quiet either. Things like getting a sunbed and being served quite quickly was great! Also the weather was lovely, around 27 when we got there and 35 when we left. We have an amazing tan!!

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  • Address: Kardamena - Kos - 853 02 - Greece
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