Returned for our third visit in June/July 2013 - and from the moment we got there, it was like coming home!
We arrive at lunchtime and were greeted warmly by the check-in staff and reservations Manager (Rolando). All are extremely welcoming, friendly and really puts you in a great mood for a relaxing holiday. We had filled in the reservation details directly with the hotel so no need to fill in detail on arrival, instead, we sat back with a glass of fizz and started to unwind. Before going to our room, the new hotel manager (Mr. Panagiotis) came to introduce himself. This was a nice touch as he recognised we were repeat guests. A nice touch.
There are several rooms to choose from, we always opt for a swim-up room. In all honesty, whatever room you choose, I am sure you will be happy with. I have seen some reviews reference Block 1 - and although we have never stayed there, the rooms still look nice.
The pools are great and huge! They are most refreshing to cool off after some time in the Kos sunshine. They never get busy and are always a good temperature. There is a small children's pool and an outdoor Jacuzzi area. There is also a small pool inside (near the gym/spa).
The staff are what really make this place special - many of the staff that we met in 2011 were still here. This is great as they remembered us and shows they enjoy working there. All the staff work incredibly hard - especially in the intense heat. Keep an eye out for some of our key stars - Vasilis - you will find him working hard from 10am until 1am. He is usually in the Pool bar by day and the main bar at night. I hope he replaces all the Jack Daniels i drank before we return! As long as he is there, we will always return. He is great!
Nicolina / Marlena / Lenka / Barbie - these girls work in the evening in the main bar. They provide excellent service and all round smiles. Stop by and have a drink in the evening - you are on holiday so enjoy yourself. The number of people who just went to bed after dinner was strange!
Nick / Nick / Klaudia/ Anna-Maria - these guys always served to perfection at breakfast and dinner.
Lenka / Alex / Anastasia - these guys work in the pool bar with a smile on their face everyday
Vicky - Guest Relations. She works long hours keeping guests happy. If you need ANYTHING, she can make it happen.
Manos - Food and Beverage manager. A great manager who is always on hand to support his staff. Very professional and approachable.
Breakfast is served in the main restaurant. Lots of choice for even the fussiest of eaters! Make sure you try one of their omelettes. Yum!
Lunch - head to the pool bar where you get generous portions of great food. Our favourites included the Greek sales, Gyros and the homemade burger.
Dinner - served in the main restaurant and often themed nights. Again, huge selection and head chef is always on-hand.
The only issue with the food is that it is so good! I put on over half a stone in two weeks (and I am a very fussy eater)
Set on a private beach 15 minutes from the airport, this is a great spot. Not many people from the UK come here though, and nightlife is low-key at best.
This is such an experience. The airport is about the size of an average semi detached house! Seriously, it is small and chaos is the best word for it. You are not there long though so don't worry about it.
Overall, another fantastic holiday so much so we have already booked again for 2014. We are also looking at this for the venue of our wedding (thanks to Vicky and Rolando for details). I hope to see Mr. Panagiotis and all his staff in June 2014, alongside a lot of he repeat guests we met. This place is great and we couldn't think of a better place to spend our holiday. We wanted to go back in September 2013 but it had already sold out in June so early booking is advised.
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- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Palazzo Del Mare Marmari
- TUI SENSIMAR Palazzo Del Mare Kos/Marmari