Palazzo Del Mare is a truly stunning, beautiful hotel from the minute you arrive to the minute you leave.
We stepped off the coach up into reception past a pool at either side of the entrance, our cases were taken off the coach and wheeled into the hotel by the Palazzo Del Mare staff, whilst we sat and relaxed the receptionist booked us in swiftly and accurately. Reception is huge with high ceiling, glass walls and seating areas.
We had a large room on the first floor overlooking the 4 smaller pools to the side of the hotel. The room was decorated in neutral cream and brown colours, are spacious and clean. There is plenty of storage space including a double and single wardrobe and several drawers. The room also houses fridge, tea & coffee making facilities, towel robes and slippers. The beds are by far the most comfortable we have ever slept in a hotel.
The pool is simply stunning, no amount of videos or photographs are able to do it the slightest justice. It’s vast. The water depth is perfect, at the deepest is 1.45 metres. Once in the water the conversation goes ‘shall we swim this way or that way, should we do a left here or a right, have we to swim up there or down that way’ you swim the length then under a number of walkway bridges and down the other length of the pool….just simply stunning you have to see it to believe it. There are also 2 Jacuzzi and a childs pool. Pools towels could be changed as often as you needed to.
Sun beds are plentiful as the demand is reduced by the swim-up rooms having their own sun beds on the terraces so there is no demand on the central area. Even at peak times there would be several sun beds free either side of you and you never had the feeling the hotel was full. You only realised that the hotel was actually full at meal times… come to that later. Sun beds were great with each pair having a fixed umbrella and table. Watermelon around the pool is served twice a day.
The restaurant is situated on the first floor around a central decorative pool and open roof space and side opened wall, we never had to queue or wait for a table and it was only at this time you realised the hotel was fully booked. There is a large selection of food catering with a lean to the Europeans as generally the Palazzo Del Mare was predominately 90% German speaking guests. The food was varied each day with a large choice and it was of top quality, set out beautifully in a large spacious area. Seating could be selected from around the pool, against the open wall or inside a closed area. Guys you need to wear long pants no shorts allowed.
Now the staff were the nicest, kindest most helpful we have encountered, from the receptionists to the waiters, waitresses and cleaning personnel, they were always smiling, chatting, and courteous and were extremely efficient.
Included in this complex are a general store, ice-cream/waffle shop, internet/games room, beauty spa, bouquet, hairdressers, indoor pool and gym.
It’s really hard to find any negatives about Palazzo Del Mare with one exception; prices for drinks are 5 star. 2 rum and cokes cost 16 Euro’s, walk into Marmari and the cost for the same was 6.80 euro’s. For a litre and a half of water in the shop the cost was 4.50Euros, walk into Marmari for the same item cost just 60 cents. Just be wary.
I am going to make a special mention for the Sunset Bar as this is by far the best bar in Marmari. A family run business with Captain and Dimitri at the helm set effectively in what can only be described as a garden centre but the plants are not for sale. People happy in their work, Sunset has it just right with lovely home cooked food and drinks available, pool table, darts etc. A place at balance with nature.
We picked this holiday simply for the hotel not the area as Marmari is a one street town which all in all is rather tatty and there is nothing there. There are two or three bars and a supermarket but nothing else, not the place for teenagers. However if you want a top stunning hotel, a relaxing, chilled holiday this is the hotel for you…Just book it
We are a couple in our early forties and fifties
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Palazzo del Mare, a luxury five star hotel with 175 guestrooms, was built in 2008/9 and extended in 2010. It is located near the village of Marmari, at the north-west coast of the island of Kos, only 50 m from the beach, 15 km from the airport and 17 km away from the centre of Kos island. The Hotel has a two-storey main building, one building with three floors, ten two-storey buildings and the area of the Presidential suite and the ten Executive suites, all with private pools. Each luxurious room and richly appointed suite features a bath or shower, bathrobes and slippers, hairdryer, coffee and tea facilities (replenished daily), direct dial telephone, internet access and in-room safe (both free of charge), individual air conditioning and a satellite TV. All ground floor rooms have direct access to the pool.Palazzo del Mare offers a variety of facilities like the Sogno main restaurant ( a buffet restaurant with terrace), the Pool Snack bar for lunch and the famous Bacco Italian a’ la carte restaurant (dinner only), which provides a traditional Italian atmosphere, but also an excellent service and classical dishes – all prepared fresh daily. For refreshing drinks you will find the Sole Pool bar, Vento Lounge bar, Porto Beach bar and Parola Café offering crepes and ice cream.Our international guests can enjoy a 4500 m² swimming pool with Jacuzzi and water jets, an indoor heated pool (120 m²) with separate Jacuzzi, a children’s swimming pool, the fully equipped Onda Gym as well as the Armonia Spa (450 m²) with various treatment rooms, where our only goal is the inspiration and the ”harmony” of your body and soul. In the hotel you can as well find a mini market, a boutique shop and an internet corner.Ideal for those, who wish to try something new and combine a relaxed holiday with high personal attention, that puts guest’s comfort above all! From the moment you approach Palazzo del Mare, you know you are in for a quality experience…. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palazzo Del Mare Marmari
- Palazzo Del Mare Kos/Marmari