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“Despite stunning vistas, lacked polish” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Terrasses de Selimiye Butik Hotel

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Selimiye Koyu Marmaris Merkez, Marmaris, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #24 of 84 Marmaris B&B and Inns
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Despite stunning vistas, lacked polish”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

on arriving at the hotel, you are met by the owner who hands you over to the delightful, forever smiling, Suzanne, and one of the most stunning views you're likely to come across. The poolside area is clean and attractive, however this was the fourth pool of our trip and the only one we couldn't see the bottom of. It was also often strewn with dead flies etc. The little children's pool beside it, by contrast was clear and inviting. By our fourth day the pool had been swept of debris and the water was becoming clearer than it had been.
The room was very small, spartan with little cupboard space. The en suite had no ventilation which meant it remained wet for some time - this was dangerously slippy.The space outside our room was lovely with comfy chairs and a turkish table where you could relax and soak up the view - this could have been enhanced had the glass panels been clean.
Breakfasts were ample with much to choose from: olives, feta, bread, jam, honey, eggs as you wish, fresh juice, tea, coffee and lovely little cakes.
We had two meals: one a kofte, which we thought was one of the tastiest we'd had and two - a chicken sish. This was okay but spoiled by an unattractive mountain of french fries, chipshop-proportion style and some shredded lettuce drowned in balsamic vinegar.(not the much anticipated french cuisine we had read about) When asked if we had enjoyed our meal the best we could muster was an okay. The surprised owner sarcastically congratulated us and wished to shake my wifes hand for 'being the first in 15 years who hadn't enthused abouttheir meal. An embarrassing defensive arguement then ensued which we had difficulty withdrawing from. This unfortunate incident marred the tranquility that this hotel had to offer. Our host requested that we eat at the hotel the following night to 'leave us with a better memory' however we declined feeling the experience would be too uncomfortable for both parties.There are numerous delightful restuarants along the waters edge - the experience of which should not be missed. In summary strengths were: breathtaking views; delightful local staff, lovely breakfasts. Downside: lacked polish, experienced management and room size

Room Tip: Room 6 looked a bit more spacious
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • French first
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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2010

This hotel is in the little resort of Selimiye. We arrived, as most foreign visitors seem to, on a yacht. We wanted to have one day and night away from the boat on our own - and found this place on tripadvisor on the day we arrived in Selimiye. We called and spoke with the properiortress, who is French (my husband found it easier to communicate in French than English). We were offered the incredible rate of 58 Euros. One of the owners (and chef) came down to the sea shore to pick us up - the hotel is way up a steep hill.
The pictures of the hotel on its site are very accurate, the infinity pool is fanatastic and the view from it is just amazing, down over Selimiye. The setting is really one of a 'hideaway'. The receptionist who met us was a local girl and though her English was not good (why should it be?! We're so arrogant, us Brits!) she was very smiley and polite.

The room was really the only thing which lets the hotel down. It was just too basic. It didn't really matter for us as this was one night and we only spent the sleeping hours in the room (though the bed was very hard, as all seem to be in Turkey). The shower room was tiled with matt tiles throughout (bit like a changing room at the municipal pool), and acted as a wet room, but didn't drain very quickly, so was very wet on the floor even after half an hour. There was no tv, radio, directory, water, tea and coffee, glasses, pictures on the wall, cushions (other than bed pillows), chair, wardrobe. Just nothing to add any interest or comfort to the room. A few inexpensive touches would have made a difference to the stay. I definitely would need something a bit 'softer' for a few days' stay.
Despite this, the room had its own little terrace, with the stunning view, two comfy seats.

The dinner we had there was a set menu (salad, sea bass and apple tarte tatin). It was 15 euros (extra for wine - though the best value wine we had found in Turkey) and it was beautiful. The ingredients and the cooking were first class and amazing value. The setting, under a gazebo with twinkling lights, looking at the pool and terrace.

All in all, Terrasses was superb, and if we are ever back in Selimiye, we'll be back.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2010

Arrived up a very dusty road to find no parking space and what seamed a long flight of very steep stairs to gain access to the hotel. What a haul to carry heavy cases!

On arrival the room we had booked had not been passed by the authorities and we were offered an alternative room which was at best basic with no real facilites. The hotel position is striking but the room facilities just didn`t match. My wife was so distressed on what was on offer we decided to turn around and find alternative accommodation.

This hotel is in a beautiful location on the steep hillside and the exterior of the building looked great. However, a holiday is more than exterior looks. The hotel is ok for backpackers but for the more discerning I would suggest to look elsewhere. The proprieter did not even bother to let us know that the room we booked was not available.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
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Ottawa, Ontario
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2010

The only problem with staying at this place is that it is so heavenly you may not want to leave to go anywhere! The view is stunning and the infinity pool means you can swim up to edge, prop up on your elbows and just drink in the vista of the bay and village of Selimiye. The food here is another reason to visit: the traditional Turkish breakfasts (lots of fruit, cheese, tomato, cucumber, honey & jams, olives, fresh bread) are very generous in portion and Solenne offers up evening meals which I think were a bargain at 14 euros for a 3 course meal, all of which were excellently prepared by her uncle Serge. I ended up having supper there 3 nights out of 5 and was never disappointed. Solenne is a nature and outdoors lover and she is happy to recommend local hikes and activities. I did one 2 hour hike on her recommendation that led to amazing views into the next bay and over the Datca peninsula. This is a place to stay if you enjoy a quieter venue: no TVs in the rooms here, just the views and sounds of the cicadas.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2010

We had 2 nights here at the start of our holiday. Really cannot recommend this place highly enough. So relaxing, lovely helpful staff, spotlessly clean room, great view. One of the nicest hotels I've ever stayed in. We'll definitely be back, and for longer next time!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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istanbul
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2010

İt's a great place half way up the hill with a fantastic view looking out over the bay.

the food and drink was all reasonably priced and good quality. The rooms are clean and comfortable.

The infinity pool has the view looking down over Selimiye too.

If you are looking for a place to chill out then this is it.

  • Stayed August 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2010

We spent 4 nights here recently and it wasn't enough.
Beautiful location with a view to die for, spotless rooms, good food, so relaxing.
Let the photos speak for themselves!

Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: Selimiye Koyu Marmaris Merkez, Marmaris, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Marmaris
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #24 of 84 B&Bs / Inns in Marmaris
Number of rooms: 12

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