Just returned from a week's holiday at Prime Beach ,having originally booked the Grand Ideal Premium. we were told on arrival that we were being upgraded to this hotel as the premium had closed early. The hotel's lobby is beautiful as are the grounds and pools but beware, the pools are freezing, I have been in cold pools before but this one took my breath away , it makes the sea seem like a warm bath! The rooms were nice but a few drawers would have been very handy, the walk in shower was superb. Our room looked on to the main street and I would imagine this would be very noisey in high season. Me my husband and our 16 year old son spent our time on one of the two jetty,s with our friends and their teenage son which had comfy beds and a lovely view of the bay. the boys had fun on lilo's and the water slides but they were only open a couple of hours a day which is a shame as they and their dads had great fun on them. apart from that their isn't anything to do for teenagers. we never saw a show because it was held in the nightclub and under 18's aren't allowed in so we went out in the evenings ,there are some great fun pubs in Marmaris ,No Name bar and Picadilly were a couple we enjoyed we also went out for a few meals the Chinese above the indian in the centre was very good giving tastes of different dishes before you go in. The meals in the hotel were good but sometimes a bit on the cold side but there was always plenty of choice.They had a 2 drink rule at the various bars which was a joke with rules for one person but not the next ,we tried to take drinks out to the jetty but were told no alcohol then the next person you see is taking three glass's of vodka out , you cant even get 3 soft drinks only 2! but someone else can get 4, we saw this happening many times , maybe if you give the bar tenders a big tip at the start of you holiday this might help, but as they practically throw the drinks at you I didn't think they deserved one. As for the waiters in the resteraunt they were really friendly and would chat away as they were clearing the table giving little tips on where best to go for seeing marmaris. There was a baked potato and sandwich bar at the beach which was nice served by a very friendly young man who always had a smile for you. the barmen could learn a lot from him.
we hired bikes from pasha hire across the road which was really good fun and really cheap and cycled to the harbour then to Ichmeler which is a lovely resort. the weather was fantastic and never saw a cloud the whole week temperatures were in the high 20's to low30's. The hotel really lacks entertainment and stuff for teenagers but it was still a good holiday and I would definitely go back to Turkey in the future but not to this hotel as a family ,maybe in the future just as a couple.
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I would like to thank you for your many comments regarding our Hotel as this was not your first choice reservation and I am happy to read that you have enjoyed the private beach with jetty and also the facilities provided of soft drinks and jacket potaotoes for your enjoyment. Your feedback on service received is also appreciated and also of your observations of service which has been noted. I do hope that you will visit us again in the future and on behalf of the Team here at Ideal Prime Beach, thank you for your feedback on your first Turkish holiday.
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