In a package summer holiday, my wife and I stayed a fortnight at this family run hotel in mid June 2008. We were most impressed by the professional standard and friendly hospitality that the hotel owner and his family offered to us.
Location: Stands in a side street off the main road of Marmaris, 3 minutes walk to the nearest shopping centre. The beach with sun beds, and restaurants/bars/a pier with daily boat trips is a further 2 minutes walk away. As a local private hospital stands opposite to the hotel, police reinforces the laws to curtail the loud music generated by the local restaurants/bars after midnight.
Accommodation: 15 twin beds, en-suite rooms many with balconies arranged on 4 floors. Air-condition is an optional extra, payable to the hotel directly. The size and furnishing of room is basic though perfectly adequate for a beach holiday. Rooms are cleaned daily, towels and linen changed twice weekly. Due to the stairs without a lift and the smallish en-suite, the hotel is not suitable for guests with mobility difficulties.
Services and facilities: A bar on the ground floor, serving alcoholic and other beverage. As per package, our excellent Turkish breakfasts are served here. Other meals can be pre-ordered and are freshly prepared. The menu is relatively short but adequate, mainly catered for British taste. The food is very good and the cost is competitive. A small pool with sun beds is available/used by the hotel guests. It is also regularly cleaned and serviced by a contractor. Safe boxes are available as an optional extra, payable to the hotel directly. All public areas in the hotel are spotlessly clean. Due to staff’s attention to details, the hotel is run most efficiently. As a result of the staff unfailing effort, it attracts a clientele whom are mostly middle aged/elderly folks and kept returning year after year. In the hotel, there is an unmistaken atmosphere of friendliness and no sign of rowdiness that might spoil other guests’ private enjoyment.
Limitations: Marmaris is noisy and very hot in the summer. Turkey has done a lot to improve the lives of its nationals and built (and continue to build) many more tourist facilities over the years. Probably due to the inflation, currently running at 16% annually, therefore things are no longer very cheap for the average British tourist. Indicative prices: dinner without wine averaged £12 per head (a big Mc at £4 locally and three times more in Dalaman Airport), soft drink/a large beer at £2, and man’s haircut at £6-10. For the excessive lot, locally produced alcohol and cigarettes are only half of the UK’s price and therefore gives an excuse to indulge.
Commendations: The proficiency and friendliness of the hotel staff is the most remarkable and enjoyable aspects of our stay and I will not hesitate to recommend this hotel highly to others.
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