Kipriotis Village is one of several Kypriotis properties in the area and is, well, a large holiday village, but a pretty upmarket one. 647 rooms in a variety of styles, from villas and hotel rooms to apartments, with a few rooms in the main building (possibly the disability adapted rooms). I had a good sized room containing a double and a single bed, fridge (not just minibar), writing desk, proper chairs, and a good bathroom (with a clothes drying line). I also had a good sized balcony, which not all had. The otherwise laudable aim of varying the buildings (and it does work to give it a villagey feel) meant that some people had balconies the size of a room, whilst others had pokey balconies that possibly never caught the sun.
Available on packages (I went with Thomas Cook) or bookable direct, with board SC, BB, HB, or AI. Wildly multinational, with British, German, Dutch, Belgian, Italian, Swiss, all Nordic, Czech, and probably a few more nationalities.
Catering facilties on site include main buffet restaurant (with a spare one for high season), bistro, cafe-diner, plush lobby bar, pool and beach bars, dull nightclub (mainly for watering the AIs), fair supermarket, and general shop with tourist stuff, clothes, newspapers, gifts. Also houses the Swedish Consulate. (No, really - I know that sounds strange, but it does!)
Unique Quality: Wide range of organised activities, including sports, on site. As well as a 45m curved main pool, and a large childrens pool, a genuine Olympic size pool. This apparently was recently used pre Olympics by the UK and Canadian swim squads, and whilst I was there, the Canadian Paralympic swim team were there.
Multisports courts, tennis courts, watersports, kids club. Small gym and sauna (sauna!, in that heat?) at extra charge. Though I did play football under the blazing sun. (Remember, hydration is very important during exercise! I wish I had remembered),
Day and evening entertainments, though the typical holiday camp style evening entertainment was my one black mark, and being held ouside by the pool, heard everywhere. Still. plenty of places nearby (or Kos Town itself) to avoid it.
Directions: About 3km east of Kos Town harbour (4km walk) in Psalidi area. Between main road and beach road. Frequent and reasonably priced buses right outside hotel. Cycle path or access rd almost all the way into town. Choice of bars, tavernas, supermarkets nearby.