We stayed here 23/7 to 06/08 . We were very worried about coming after reading some of the reviews but can honestly say the hotel is fantastic . Obviously but there are always some niggles but that is true of all hotels. Certainly a good value all inclusive hotel in the Icmeler end of Marmaris.
Location . Stunning scenery on beachfront. 45 minute walk to Icmeler . Caught a dolmus to Nivada beach on way to Icmeler which was a nice change. Lovely quiet beach great for snorkelling with free sunbeds as long as you buy a few drinks . More relaxing than Icmeler beach or Marmaris beach.
Rooms. We stayed in block one on 3 floor with sea view room. Excellent views. Rooms nicely decorated with a proper full size single bed as the extra bed, which is a nice change from a pull out bed. On the small size,not much storage or hangers but adequate. Excellent air con, best tv choice we have received abroad. Sky sports, movies etc. Just keep checking all the channels. Mini bar with drinks on arrival but had to pay to restock. We just bought our own. Maids don't clean your room thoroughly but it did improve if you give a small tip early on. No top sheet provided, but we just requested one from the maid.
Pools . Nice quiet main pool and a slide pool where most of activities go on. The main pool is definitely the nicest. If you require a sun bed here you need to be up at about 6 o clock. But it is definitely worth it as far more relaxing. Some of the sunbeds are in the shade for most of afternoon,especially the ones near the main hotel building. If you don.t mind where you are there were plenty of sunbeds by slide pool and on beach. Dont need to get up for these as always available.
Food. Plenty of food all day. Always plenty of tables available and waiters cleared tables quickly. Excellent cake shop, pancake lady under staircase near the snack bar. Baked potatoes from beach bar in the day. Outside barbeque, and stir fry station every night. You can get food from any of the locations at night. If you want a stir fry go early or late as queues very long. A la cartes book via guest relations. Choice of International or Asian , Lovely restaurant and good service but food might not suit everyone so look at menus first.
Drinks. Could always get a drink but sometimes took a while. Better at night time than in day. Just need more staff at the bar. Staff worked hard in very high temperatures. Need to relocate some of the restaurant waiters to the pool bar. This would be a big improvement. Nice upstairs cocktail bar with waiter service for drinks and nice views, singer some evenings.
Can change pool towels at reception at 8 am otherwise you can ring reception and ask them to be delivered to your room.
Wifi . Very poor. Only available in lobby which is beautiful but too hot. They don't put air con here. Only managed to connect twice and that was at 3 am and 6 am. Too many people wanting to connect. The hotel needs to improve this.
Late checkout costs 50 lira per person up to 6 am or 100 lira each up to midnight.
Courtesy room too hot and not pleasant although clean. Free showers with hairdryer and mirrors etc and lockers in spa . Much better choice on last day. Don't bother with courtesy room. Guest relations situated next to reception if you have any problems.
Take english money and change in resort much better rate than in Uk. Wish we had done this.
If you have booked you will have a lovely holiday so don't worry and enjoy. We would definitely return.
- Also Known As:
- Ideal Prime Beach Hotel
- Ideal Prime Beach Hotel Marmaris