First off let me say that I have travelled to Kos about 8 or 9 times with my parents. My aunt lives here so i know the island quite a bit. We previously stayed at many different hotels (Horizon Beach, Gaia Palace, visited Neptune etc. etc.). This was our first trip alone to Kos (Me and my girlfriend) and she's never been so I wanted to pick the perfect hotel for this trip.
I wanted to have a Hotel directly at a sandy beach with big pools modern accomodations.
We arrived at the Hotel at 9.30 p.m..
They told us we could grab a bit to eat a the buffet and check in later which was perfect because we were hungry after the flight.
Back at the reception everything was ready and they gave us a quick tour of the facilities.
ROOM We booked a Junior Suite with Balcony because of the Jacuzzi you get on the Balcony.
The Suite is stunning. You have a living room with 2 sofas a tv, stereo/dvd-system and direct acces to the balcony with the jacuzzi. Then you have a bedroom with a king size bed another tv and access to balcony nr. 2 which has a table and 4 chairs an a view of the ocean. The bathroom has a massage shower two sinks and a separate room for the toilet.
The pools are the most impressing feature of the Hotel. There is the Main Pool which is 3500 m2 and always as clean as it gets. Then for the Junior Suites theres another pool directly in front of these 10 units. You have direct access from the ground floor suites to this pool. There were never more than 8 people at our pool so never a problem to get one of these comfy loungers.
The Beach is privat for Palazzo guests only. It's nice soft sand and you even have drink/food service there. One thing you should no about Kos is that it is quite windy. So you may find it a bit chilli even in the Summer (August). It was no problem for me but my girlfriend complained 2 days when it was really windy.
There are 2 Restaurants. The Buffet and the Italien one Bacco. You get one dinner per week free at Bacco if you're on halfboard. The Buffet was very good. Maybe not as much choices but the quality is what makes it that good. Always diffrent meats (including Roastbeef) some typical Greek dishes and always Pasta. For Lunch you either eat at Bacco (most of the guests) or you can get a Crepe at the Creperie.
There's the Lounge Bar at the Reception and there's the Poolbar. At the Poolbar there's once a day happy hour i recommend you get your drinks then because otherwise it's quite expensive. There were never much people at the bar in the evening because. So if there's a minus i would say it's that in the evening there's nothing to do.
I would say that the Palazzo is probably the best 5* Hotel in Kos. It exceeds the Neptune, Porto Bello Royal etc.
However i would not recommend it to familys or people who want to meet new people. It's perfect for a couples vacation where you want nothing to do but relax.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Palazzo del Mare, a luxury five star adults only 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 Culinarium a' la carte restaurant (dinner only). 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, 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
- Also Known As:
- Palazzo Del Mare Marmari
- TUI SENSIMAR Palazzo Del Mare Kos/Marmari