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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Honeymooners get wine and fruit in room on arrival and birthday celebrations get a bottle of wine on the day.
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.
All are included except where indicated.
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.
Open for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, which can be eaten either indoors or al fresco. There are show cooking stations and occasional themed evenings. Men are required to wear long trousers for dinner.
For local soft and alcoholic drinks as well as coffee and ice-cream.
These contemporary double rooms come with a balcony or a terrace. And you'll also find essentials such as Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and a TV included.
These suites with their light, simple furnishings, come with a balcony or a terrace that offers an inland view. They have a double bedroom, and a lounge area with 2 sofa-beds. And you'll also find essentials such as Wi-Fi*, air-conditioning, and a TV included.
I go away every year with my Mum on holiday. This is the second Magic Life Resort we have stayed in, we decided to book it after having such a good experience in one in Djerba, Tunisia the previous year and we werent disappointed! This hotel is spacious but well present to get around easily. it is on a beachfront location and the amount of pools it has on offer is amazing! No matter where you are situated you are never more than a few minutes walk away from a pool! Our room was a ground floor twin room, which was very spacious with a sitting area and plenty of mirrors for me and my mum to get ready without being in each others way. The terrace was partially enclosed which was fine because it gave us privacy. The bathroom had a seperate walk in shower which i prefer as well as a bath tub. The all inclusive drinks and food on offer was great, plenty of choice at every meal in the buffet, a small pool snack bar and a snack and buffet selection at the beach bar, there are also 2 a la carte restaurants a greeknand an italian which you can book on the machine at the reception. In the buffet where we had most of our meals, every night had a different theme and the desserts including the ice cream and toppings were so tasty. I dont usually touch them on holiday but i couldnt resist! Never had any stomach issues at all while we were there! The hotel also has ALOT of activities going on around the resort throughout the day including so many exercise classes. If this is what you like to do on holiday you wont get bored but if you just like to relax by the pool or on the beach like i do you wont be harrassed either! Fantastic relaxing resort and holiday!More
Stayed for one week in July with two friends. Very nice all inclusive hotel. Food was the best I've had in a European all inclusive hotel & the two a la carte restaurants were lovely. I would highly recommend booking into them. The staff were all very friendly, particularly the waiting on staff on the restaurant terrace overlooking the pool & the entertainment team. I'm not really into hotel entertainment but on our last night there was a live band who were fabulous & the atmosphere was great with everybody up dancing. The pool scene is the real selling point of this hotel. We loved the swim up bar & lagoon style pools & I liked that there were quieter pools if you wanted some peace & quiet. The beach was a little disappointing when comparing to the photos but I am a beach snob so for most people it would have been fine. It would have been nicer to have had the 'beach bar' actually on the beach but the pools & swim up bar definitely made up for this. As for the location... The hotel is perfect for getting into Kos Town... The bus stop is right outside the hotel & the service was fab! So easy to use & I would recommend a trip to Kos Town to see the historical sites, wander quaint cobbled streets lined with cute shops & boutiques, sit in the harbour front restaurants & bars to enjoy a frappe & visit Kos Castle. Felt so safe the whole trip! Mastichari is in walking distance of the hotel (about a 45 min walk) but just be warned it is a bit of an adventure to get there walking along the shore but then hiking off into fields, woods & a bit of scrubland. Mastichari itself is very relaxed, quirky & friendly. The beach is gorgeous & I can highly recommend El Greco restaurant for gorgeous Greek food (We had grilled garlic sardines, halloumi, Greek salad, gyros & moussaka) & also the Aplo beach bar which is right at the far end of Mastichari. All in all, a great relaxing week of sunshine. I loved Greece & found the people so friendly & will definitely be returning to another of the islands soon.More
Just got back! We were unsure what to expect but this holiday was great. All staff we fantastic. Not one eye roll or tut from anyone. Everyone wanted to help. From the bar, check in, restaurant, cleaner and pool man. This team are slick and friendly. The hotel was a good standard. Room nice and clean. Food very good. I am a coeliac and had no problem. The pools were good always room somewhere. There only downside for me was the beach. There is one. It is ok. Fairly ruff sea being on the island. Not clear to snorkel, steep incline to water from beach due to water hitting the shoreline hard. This said it is what it is. Paradise cove is a good trip to go on if you like the sea watersports. Not expensive. I would go back. Very mixed nationality which we enjoyed. It might not of been so great if we did not go with another family. More
We returned from Magic life Hotel in Kos 2 weeks ago and would say we enjoyed our stay but this hotel is definitely not a 5 star hotel, 4 at a push. The hotel itself was clean and the staff were friendly, bar staff remembered your drinks which was nice. This hotel is mainly catered for German guests. I have nothing against that but we wish that this was pointed out to us when we booked it! Germans are friendly but as we stayed when the euros was on, all you saw was German tops! Must of been 80% Germany, 15% European and 5% if that English. Like I said we don't mind Germans but we like to talk to other guest in the hotel but no one ever spoke English! Food was ok, variety there but got repetitive plus not really any sea food apart from the same grilled fish every night. Italian Al cartÃ¨ was not the best but Greek was enjoyable especially with the sunset in the background. Sunbeds around the pools gets booked early, so if you like a lie in guaranteed you won't get a sun loungers if you come down at 9 by the main pool. Can't believe the hotel DON'T provide irons, you have to pay for an ironing service - rip off at 7 euros an item! Evening entertainment was limited, maybe a show performed by some 'okish' performers. They don't really talk to you as they tend to speak to the Germans and other Europeans as no one is from England. There was limited watersports which was only wind surfing. Saw the tour rep once or twice but not after that. Overall holiday was enjoyable but won't be coming here again or booking a Magic hotel as it is not the hotel for us.More
This was our first team at Magic Life Marmari Palace having visited many Magic Life hotels before. Having not been able to go to Tunisia due to the restrictions on UK travellers we had no hesitation to look at booking another Magic Life. We came to Kos with high expectations and I will be honest......They certainly were exceeded! Food was again fantastic and throughout our 2 week stay we never got bored of it. The theme nights once again are brilliant and help break the weeks up with focused foods. The two additional restaurants were fantastic! My personal favourite was the Greek one on the beach were you could also watch the sun set whilst enjoying your meal. The Entertainment team were once again amazing and truly made our holiday. From day to day activities to the evening shows and dancing after they made every effort to make people's holiday a special one. Special shout out to Paula for the many laughs at shuffleboard, boccia and darts! The hotel was very clean as well as all surrounding areas. Nothing was too much and all staff were very friendly and always had a smile on their faces. Again, thanks for an amazing holiday and anyone thinking about here or any other Magic Life hotels I would highly recommend. Matthew, Susan & StephenMore
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