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“Good Location shame about the building work” 2 of 5 stars
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Ece Saray Marina & Resort
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1. Karagozler Mevki No:1 Fethiye Merkez, Fethiye 48300, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #5 of 101 hotels in Fethiye
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“Good Location shame about the building work”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2008

Having stayed in Fethiye before and walked past this hotel we thought that it would be a stunning place to stay if and when we returned.
It is not a 5star hotel by any means the rooms are very clean and spacious but the rest lets it down.
During our stay there were external building works taking place lots of noise and dust, we were not made aware that this was happening when we booked. On our last day we were told to close the balcony window to stop the dust coming in. One afternoon and evening we were not able to use the hot water as it was a rusty brown or not running at all after two call to reception we were asured that all was well but it was not clear water until the morning.
Most facilites were still shut when we left on the 3rd. May, including the pool bar, lobby bar, marina side bar and the pool had water in but the area was still in winter shut down condition.
Our holiday was saved by the location of the hotel, room, view from the room and a decent breakfast.

  • Liked — Views from the rooms
  • Disliked — Lack of facilities open even though the weather was very good
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2008

We stayed there for three nights and have no complaints. Friendly staff,good sized clean rooms and fine location. When in Fethiye you should stay there.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — N/A
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2007

The Ece Saray hotel has a stunning location overlooking a beautiful marina full of yachts and schooners with a mountain backdrop.
We enjoyed a spacious 3rd floor room overlooking the marina from our balcony, with spotles en-suite facilities.
The hotel has an amazing rooftop dining area where we looked down on the marina while tucking into the huge buffet breakfast each morning. Everything from fruit, pastries, toast, cereals or a variety of hot cooked food was served - excellent.
The hotel boasts a large infinity pool overlooking the boats with plenty of sunbeds when we visited in June.
The staff in the hotel were friendly and helpful and we loved the Ottoman interior.
Well located for many restaurants nearby in the old Turkish market and the hotel itself caters for diners in its own restaurant. Also on site is a fitness centre and real Turkish baths for guests to use.
Ten minutes walk to the shopping centre, banks, post office etc along the harbourside walk.
Highly recommended.

  • Liked — The amazing views from the hotel room & pool
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2007

Stayed at this hotel last year and loved the location and setting, but service had a lot to be desired. I was not to be let down as it was just as bad this year. We had a suite and had requested a high floor, put on level1 (ground floor). Complained and moved instantly to level 2. Informed that they put the Brits on low levels as we don't complain as much as other guests. Rooms are lovely by Turkey standard but you are paying for it and it is 5*. Our maid sevice was very good and found the receptionist very helpful too. My one huge gripe about this hotel is the service from staff. You wait on them, they do not wait on you. There can be nobody else at bar but most times you will wait 10 mins for your drinks. Just so you know they charge 20 lira (£8) for gordons gin and tonic. Local is ONLY £4. You could drink in the savoy cheaper. The exception of the staff has to be the pool bar. Unfortunately I don't know his name but he worked there last year too and is lovely. The only bad, slow service we had in Fethiye was in Ece Saray Hotel. I did complain and got dirty looks for the rest of week. Other guests felt the same way we did about poor service and prices but did not complain to management. I think everybody who goes to this hotel if they feel as we did they should inform them and they will soon get the message. I intend to write to higher Management of this hotel as I got nowhere with management working in the hotel. After all you are being charged prices much higher than our 5* hotels without the service. I would go back again to this hotel but not until they get the service dealt with.

Last but not least. You have to eat in MOD Restaurant in marina around the corner from hotel. Food amazing, staff very friendly and not even close to hotel prices.

  • Liked — Setting
  • Disliked — Staff
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2007

It's a large but friendly hotel at the centre of a marina complex. It has terrific views over the boats and the bay and the rooms are clean and tidy. The food at breakfast was really good with a large buffet and even the option of an additional full fry up!

We took the advice of an earlier poster on this site and requested a 3rd floor room which we got and gave great views.

The staff were, in the main, very friendly.

Rather unusually for us, we booked via a travel agent with Anatolian Sky. It was a little on the pricey side but we had no complaints and the rep, Alison, was good; helpful without being pushy. She sold us a "Lazy Day Boat Trip" for £15 which was good value and great fun.

The hotel has a great pool which when we visited was fine, however over-run on 2 mornings by kids clubs - absolutely not what you would expect at a hotel where most of the guests seemed to be in the 40+ age bracket. You can also buy a ticket to use the pool if not staying at the hotel. The owner might make a few extra lira doing this but he risks disappointing the real paying / staying customers.

Turkish plumbing is on a par with Portugal! Toilet paper is not supposed to be flushed down the loo but placed in the bin. That said, we risked it and got away with it!

Food and drink at the hotel are also expensive but a 10 minute stroll into town takes you to dozens of restaurants all of good quality. The best, in our opinion, is Pasa Kebap on the edge of the old town. It's great quality, cheap as chips and a great favourite with locals. 3 of us had a great meal and drinks for under a tenner each. Other good places included The Arena and The Address restaurants. The fish market is also worth a visit as an unusual dining experience. You buy the fish and then take it to an adjacent restaurant to be cooked!

There's a big colourful market on Tuesdays which is worth a visit and on Sundays much the same at Calis Beach (but not as good).

We visited end of July and the locals were beginning to panic because the Brits had not arrived. There were signs of things getting busier but certainly not overcrowded. Late July is really hot - most days over 40C / 100+ F. Air con is a must and this hotel was up to the job! Is it 5* ? Not in my book, more like a comfortable 3*.

  • Liked — Good rooms and air con
  • Disliked — noisy kids at the pool
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2007

This hotel is not necessarily what you'd expect. The location is absolutely fantastic looking out over the marina in Fethiye - however the hotel itself is very simple and clean. I don't mean simple as in minimalistic - i just mean simple.

Location was great (make sure you get a room facing out on to the Marina

Double room = two single beds pushed together (a pet hate of mine/ours)

Was slightly on the pricey side but you can get a good discount if you say you've seen the price cheaper elsewhere

Staff were incredibly friendly and helpful

Breakfast on the roof terrace over looking the marina is worth it just for the view (although the food was not spectacular)

Didn't get to try the pool but it looked big

All in all a nice friendly, clean hotel (lacking any character inside but great views of the harbour).

  • Liked — The View
  • Disliked — Lack of character
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2007

This was our first visit to Turkey and this hotel and resort were booked on recommendation. The tour company (Olympic) provided a private luxury mini-bus for our transfer to the hotel and a taxi for our return to the airport. This hotel is marketed as a five star property but on arrival there was no one to take our suitcases from the mini-bus to the reception, as one would normally expect from this type of hotel and it was left to us. However, the staff were very friendly and our cases were very quickly taken to our room. The room allocated to us was on the third floor with really magnificent sea views (all rooms have this view). However, the carpets from the lift to the room were stained and other smaller carpets had been put on top which was a little disconcerting as it could have caused an accident. The room was adequate but the balconies had cracks in the side walls and plaster falling off which wasn't cleaned up the entire week we were there. The toiletries could have been more in keeping with a 5 star hotel too. Our tea/coffee room tray was not always replenished on a daily basis. Breakfast was served on the roof of the hotel and was more than sufficient - fairly good choice but you did have to pay extra for your orange juice! We ate in the Hotel restaurant on just one night simply because in the resort of Fethiyie there were so many other superb restaurants to try - recommend The Duck Pond & The Arena. Be aware that if you leave the hotel in the morning there are not always sunbeds available in the afternoon. All in all we loved Turkey and would return. The location of this hotel could not be faulted and with a little attention to detail and a little t.l.c. it would be perfect and would bring it up to a 5 star standard.

  • Liked — view
  • Disliked — not up to 5 star standard
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ece Saray Marina & Resort

Address: 1. Karagozler Mevki No:1 Fethiye Merkez, Fethiye 48300, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Fethiye
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Fethiye
#6 Romantic Hotel in Fethiye
#13 Family Hotel in Fethiye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Ece Saray Marina & Resort 5*
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