This village-style hotel complex is all about the water, with a choice of pools and only footsteps from the sea.
The Marmari Palace ticks off 3 restaurants, 4 tennis courts and 6 bars. But the pools – all 5,000 square metres of them – are the real stars of the show.
There’s a stretch of sand on the doorstep, complete with its own beach bar. A regular bus stops just 50 metres away – it takes 25 minutes to get to Kos Town, the island capital.
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- Lifts: 2 in the main building and 1 within the bungalow area
Taking All Inclusive to the next level
- 24–hour All Inclusive
- Beachfront locations
- Extensive sports programme
- Professional entertainment team
Honeymooners get wine and fruit in room on arrival and birthday celebrations get a bottle of wine on the day.
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals. 1 dinner per stay in the Italian and Greek & Grill à la carte restaurants - reservations required. Snacks. Ice-cream.
Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. 24-hour drinks in the lobby bar. Water in room.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
Facilities► View all
6 outdoor pools
All of the pools are close to one another and great for both swimming lengths and chilling out. A swim-up bar and sun terrace are available.
Offering buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. The chefs prepare fresh dishes at the cooking stations and there's a big terrace with views over the Mediterranean Sea. There's also a Green Fit Corner with healthy, wholesome food.
For local soft and alcoholic drinks as well as coffee and ice-cream.
Rooms ► View all
double room with inland view and balcony or terrace
These bright, modern double rooms come with a balcony or a terrace for that bit of fresh air. And you'll also find essentials such as Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and a TV included.
double room with limited sea view and balcony or terrace
These contemporary double rooms come with a balcony or a terrace with an inland view. And you'll also find essentials such as Wi-Fi*, air-conditioning, and a TV included.
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Wish we could have stayed longer
The hotel is beautiful, clean and well looked after. We arrived around midnight, our suitcases were taken up to the room for us and the hotel had food on which we were told to go and grab something to eat and drink before checking in as we had been traveling majority of the day. We then went to our room where there was a free bottle of wine and fruit which I think is a really nice touch. In the morning when it was light we had a room that looked over one of the many swimming pools and we could see the sea and in the evenings the sunset was beautiful. Which we enjoyed watching whilst having a drink on the balcony. The hotel had amazing food, which my partner and I really enjoyed. I'm a fussy eater but I always found there was plenty of choice. There is two restaurants you can book into as well which I would recommend doing. Throughout the day there is food served all the time we really enjoyed the potato magic bar which was nice for snacks around the pool and the gentlemen who worked there was always pleasant everyday saying hello. There are so many pools to choose from, all well maintained, the staff never stopped! The hotel everyday had so many activities to do for all ages, we participated in archery with Wolfe who was a brilliant teacher and in the evenings we enjoyed speaking to him The staff were all pleasant and like many other reviews say they really make the holiday. A special mention to Lucas one of the dancers, he took a lot of time to welcome us and enjoy a drink with us everyday. He even went to the gym with my partner, he is a credit to the hotel. Majority of the guests are German, however this wasn't a problem for us as we liked having time alone and most spoke English anyway. The pool with the bar in was cold but after getting over the initial shock it was ok and we enjoyed having a swim up to the bar and getting a drink. If you want to leave the hotel I would suggest taking a walk across the beach to the bar next to the hotel. It was really nice place to enjoy a cocktail and enjoy the views We really enjoyed our stay and wished we had booked for two weeks not one. We would definitely book with magic life again. Thank you to all the staff âºï¸More
On the cusp of perfection
A fantastic stay with my girlfriend. On the whole we had a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing holiday. However, the hotel does not quite make 5 stars owing to a few flaws that could easily be avoided, and which unfortunately centre around a very small number of the staff. The hotel was clean, modern and comfortable. Our rooms were comfortable and offered air conditioning and a mini-fridge that was stocked with a small selection of refreshments after check-in. The cleaning team came daily and offered small touches such as towel art. The combination safe, air conditioning and (adequate) wi-fi are all provided free of charge. The best feature of the hotel is definitely the large choice of swimming pools. Each of them were shallow enough for most adults to comfortable stand up in. The only issue with had was that some of the pools looked dirty, with lots of bits floating in them and sand all over the bottom. We would also advise choosing sunbeds that are situated away from the speakers as these can be very loud. Table service in the bars was often very slow, but aside from one rather bizarre waiter in the pool bar on our first night the staff were always very friendly and welcoming. It is probably worth simply ordering your drinks at the bar - however be aware that there was a number of wasps buzzing around the pool bar during the day. One of these wasps found its way into the bottom of my girlfriend's (usually delicious) slushes, which unfortunately she didn't notice until the very end. I spoke to the pool bar team - who were very apologetic - and they said that the wasps sometimes try and fly up into the machines, and although they can't actually get in, it does mean that find their way into drinks. The A la Carte Restaurants were sold a main feature of this hotel, but our experience went from two major extremes. Before booking our visits to the restaurants, we looked at schedule of themes for the main restaurant so that we could miss ones we might not like and enjoy the ones we would. However, when we came to book we found that our options were very limited despite booking on our second day. This was a little frustrating as we it meant we simply couldn't get the days we wanted despite being entirely flexible on time. This became even more frustrating when we arrived for our bookings to see both of them with many empty tables. The Italian restaurant was really poor. The service was hurried as if they wanted us out of the door as quickly as possible. We had barely even been seated before the waiter rattled off what we could get leaving us both rather confused. We looked at the menu and before having a chance to take it in the waiter was back asking what we wanted - there was no "Are you ready to order?" it was instead a rather rude "Do you want the tomato or mushroom soup?" The food arrived almost as soon as the previous dish had been taken away - absolutely no pretence that it was being freshly prepared. The food itself was fine. The soup starter was very nice, although my pizza main was very bland and flavourless. The Greek restaurant was much better in terms of both food and service. The waiting staff were very welcoming and took the time to explain each dish. They also came around to offer mosquito repellent when they attempted to overtake the restaurant towards the end of our meal. The food didn't stop coming, and most of it was very good. We always managed to find something we enjoyed in the main restaurant. My girlfriend is a vegetarian and did sometimes struggle to find a 'main', instead having to settle for a selection of sides, but the food labelling is fantastic and anybody with a food intolerance or preference should be fine in this hotel. Unfortunately we have never stayed at an all-inclusive before so we cannot compare with others as to the standard of the food. The entertainment at the amphitheatre was always very enjoyable and catered to everyone. However, the live music (ie some people playing violin) on our last night was a huge disappointment and not a great end to our holiday. In summary, an excellent stay in a hotel that is on the cusp of being able to provide the perfect holiday.More
We had a dream holiday at Marmari Palace! It was my first all inclusive so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. We arrived late from a delayed flight so missed the usual drinks on arrival, but the lovely bar staff rushed over with refreshing juice, and grounds staff whisked us round to our room on golf buggy. The hotel has lovely spacious rooms with everything you could need. And the grounds itself are better than any pictures I'd seen. The views to the sea are incredible, and there are 8 beautiful pools in total plus a private beach! have to say I wasn't prepared for how entertainment heavy TUI MAGIC LIFE hotels are, I was hoping for a chilled out holiday! But it was easily avoidable if we wanted to - just had to sit by any pool that wasn't the main one. They really shouldn't have the kids evening entertainment right next to the outside restaurant tables, spoils the atmosphere for those not involved. We liked some of the evening entertainment, especially the beach party. Food... The buffet in the main restaurant was the nicest thing I've ever experienced. The variety was incredible and everything tasted delicious. Never seen so many salads, olive varieties, mains and little extras. You can eat something different every day, even without the theme nights. The breakfast choice was awesome too. The Italian restaurant however was terrible in comparison. The food was bland and chewy and the staff didn't have any interest in creating a nice experience. Would have much rather been in the main restaurant. The Greek restaurant on the beach is beautiful, great staff and lovely food. They even let us take our wine to watch the sunset. Our favourite thing about the hotel was definitely the pool swim-up bar. Who doesn't like endless mojitos? Maria the bartender is awesome and deserves a pay rise. It made our holiday. The region is very popular with Germain tourists but this in no way effected our stay. Made the food choices in the restaurant even better! We'd definitely recommend this place to anyone. I hope we'll be back!More
A really relaxing and chilled break. A few really minor niggles with supplies of coffee and milk not being replenished, or toilet roll! But great resort with loads of room and lovely friendly and attentive staff. The main restaurant served a great variety of fresh tasty food at breakfast, lunch and dinner. The beach bar was great for a fresh cool drink but the food served in there was a bit dry and bland. Beach isn't breathtaking but the location is quite splendid. We were the only British guests and that suited us as we thoroughly enjoyed an indulgent week and relaxation with each other. I guess if you were after a 'British' experience with English as the main language you'd be disappointed. If you want peace and sunshine, we would thoroughly recommend here.More
Visited late September and enjoyed a lovely week in this very good hotel. Arrived in time for dinner, which we made in plenty of time following a smooth and slick check in. We were allocated a room with a pool and sea view in the main block which some may not like as it can be a bit noisy with the entertainment. The staff in the hotel are very friendly and always greet you with a warm smile. We have stayed at a number of Magic Life hotels and like the brand which is why we chose to visit here. We were not disappointed. The clientele are predominantly German, but English is spoken by all staff we encountered. The hotel grounds are very well maintained and this appears a very clean hotel. The food was very good with plenty of variety and we never struggled to find anything to eat that we liked. I am still trying to lose the pounds I have added! It is a bit of a 'bun fight' to try and get a table on the terrace, a shame they don't have a wait to be seated policy. We visited the Greek a la carte restaurant and enjoyed a lovely meal. There are plenty of options for swimming pools which is probably why we never struggled to find a sunbed by the main pool. It is such a shame the main pool, which is stunning, is far too cold to enjoy. It is rarely used and people seem to get in for a refresh and out very quickly. The beach is ok, nothing special but it was a pleasant to walk. Our room was good, free safe, nice balcony and a rock hard bed. Air con worked ok on the very hot days. The location is not very good, nothing nearby, but we did catch the bus into Kos Town which was worth a visit. In closing, I would say good for a restful holiday if you want a relaxing break. Lots of things to do with the entertainment team for those who want to get involved. If you want to explore, probably best to hire a car.More
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