Hotel Marco Polo

Boz Beshik, Kyrgyzstan

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  • A simple, but best available hotel in Southern area to allow you to swim in and enjoy the crystal clear, and reportedly healing, waters of the lake

  • A myriad of facilities and activities, including mineral spa treatments, racquet sports, jet skiing and trampolining

  • Three restaurant options to cater to different tastes

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Landlocked and surrounded by mountains, Kyrgyzstan enjoys sunshine and low rainfall for most of the year. In winter, the Arctic winds bring in precipitation, snowfall and cold sub-zero temperatures. As such, Kyrgyzstan is particularly good to visit between spring to late autumn (April-October).

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Insider's View

Pack a day bag for your stay as there is no elevator.

If you are traveling in a party of 4, stay at the Townhouse where there are sufficient space for everybody.

Bring your swimsuit and have a dip in the shore of Issyk Kul.

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Located on the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul in the village of Boz Beshik, Hotel Marco Polo is a traditional, resort-style hotel where you can enjoy the crystal-clear waters of the lake and the beautiful alpine scenery.

Set on the golden sands of its very own beach, Hotel Marco Polo occupies an enviable position on the shores of spectacular Lake Issyk-Kul. This large, resort-style hotel has a wealth of facilities and focuses on the healing properties of the clear alpine air and pristine water of the lake.

Accommodation ranges from simple double rooms to multi-bedroom cottages and townhouses right on the beach, each equipped with bathrooms and satellite television. Décor is somewhat dated, but the rooms are comfortable and clean.

Along with a dedicated spa offering a wide variety of treatments, including traditional massages and more unique mineral therapies, the hotel is home to football pitches and tennis, volleyball and basketball courts.  Three restaurants (serving Italian, western and traditional central Asian cuisine) and a relaxed coffee shop are all located within the hotel’s grounds.  The hotel is perfectly located to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Lake Issyk-Kul.

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Rooms at the Hotel Marco Polo are traditional and somewhat dated in style, but comfortable nonetheless. Private bathrooms, satellite television and complimentary Wi-Fi are available across all room categories, whilst extra living space and an enviable lakefront position is the draw of the VIP Cottages.


Hotel Marco Polo is particularly family friendly, with two onsite children’s clubs for children ages 3 -15 years old, under the watchful eye of experienced “animators”, all trained as teachers. Kids menus, extra beds and baby cribs are all available upon request.


  • Barskoon Valley

    Explore the beautiful Barskoon Valley and walk to a waterfall and Yuri Gagarin monument.

  • Boat Ride at Issyk Kul Lake

    Enjoy a private one-hour cruise through Issyk Kul, the second largest mountain lake in the world.

  • Burana Tower

    Visit Burana Tower, a minaret completed in the 11th century and take the stairway up to the top for a view of the Chuy Valley.

  • Fairytale Canyon of Skazka

    Visit Skazka Canyon, renowned for uniquely-shaped sandstones where your imagination can run wild.

  • Jeti Oguz Canyon

    You will be driven up to the hill top to admire the view of Jeti Oguz. Afterwards, enjoy a short walk at the top of Jeti Oguz with picturesque rolling hills before you are driven back down for a brief photo stop by the river.

  • Karakol City Tour

    Explore Karakol's unique religious heritage: Russian Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral, Dungan Mosque and the insightful Przhevalsky Memorial and Museum.

  • Karakol Sunday Animal Market

    On every early Sunday mornings, observe locals bargain over horses and livestocks at one of Kyrgyzstan's biggest animal markets.

  • Lunch at Local Kyrgyz Family Home

    Get acquainted with delicious Kyrgyz dishes on a local family house.

  • Meet the Eagle Hunters

    Enjoy a demonstration of traditional hunting with berkut (eagles). A berkutshi (eagle keeper) whose ancestors were hunters as well, will tell you about birdkeeping and about different hunting traditions.

  • Picnic Lunch at a Valley

    Picnic lunch is one of the best ways to slowly take in the natural beauty of Kyrgyzstan valleys. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, fresh and dried fruits, chocolate bars and boxed juices.

  • Rock Petroglyphs

    View rock petroglyphs dating from 1500 BC in Cholpon Ata.

  • Suyab

    Visit Suyab, an ancient Chinese city best known as the birthplace of Li Bai, a Chinese poet from the Tang Dynasty era.

Location & directions

Boz Beshik, Kyrgyzstan

Hotel Marco Polo is located on the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul, in the village of Boz Beshik. The nearest large town is Karakol, approximately 1 hour away by road.

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