We stayed here in early Sept (2 adults, 12yo & 9yo) and the place was packed. The room was very nice, modern & clean, as was the rest of the hotel. We found it quiet and had everything we needed. Rooms were spacious and air con was awesome; kept fruit from buffet in mini fridge for cool snacks, and free bottle of water each day.
It was pretty busy/full, with the split of guests being equally Turks & English, and a handful of other foreigners. The staff were brilliant, very helpful & polite. Being busy, it was hard to get 4 loungers poolside but we always got at least 2. The buffet restaurant was also busy and sometimes we had to wait a couple of minutes until a table was cleared but never longer than that. The food was pretty good - plenty of it and a mix of English & Turkish dishes, cold salad/meat buffet inside and hot food/grill outside. There was something for everyone, and if not, the diner is too fussy - some dishes were fantastic, the bulk were average but really, in an 'all you can eat/inclusive' buffet situation for hundreds of guests, you're not going to get gourmet meals. Also the daily food bar by the pool, which had Western food (chips, pizza, hot dogs, bread, some salads). The only let down was the desserts - lots of fresh fruit but Turkish desserts are not that nice, and any Western ones were wiped out early & not replenished. Alcohol was included too - local generic brands, but did the trick, no good for anyone fussy who insists on name brands. Bar made a different cocktail or two each night but they weren't that nice and usually not cold.
The pool area was fine but pretty small & not much shade (ok by Brits who were there to get lobster red apparently!). Would have been nice to have pool open in the early evening to finish off the day with a swim but it closed around 6pm for cleaning (could have used more cleaning during the day - not nice having dirty plates & hair to navigate around). Water slides were great but only open in two set blocks during day so staff could supervise use. Cool photos taken by hotel photographer of waterslide users they could buy in lobby.
Bit of a walk into town - not overly far but a bit much in summer heat. Free tour buses went a few times a day from hotel, and local buses from 200m away every 20 mins were cheap. Shops by the hotel sell all the holiday stuff you need and a block of local shops 500m away were handy for more shopping, internet café, bars. Free night party bus available too, to run party folk into town to bars.
Only other downside was the lack of internet access - no wifi or hotel devices. We had our tablet stolen the week before so had to go to internet café down the road - close enough & really cheap, but machines often taken by local kids gaming & incredibly noisy.
Kids club seemed popular but my kids were a bit old for it. There was a ping pong table they liked, and the slides, and older one liked the adult water polo games played each afternoon.
Also great tours available to book from lobby - we went on a boat cruise around a few stops, lunch cooked on board, slide off top deck, several stops for swimming & Cleopatra's Cove. Nice day out, only spoilt by little nipping fish and daughter getting stung by sea slug (cue screams & wailing for last hour of trip!).
Took hotel free tour bus to Marmaris beach for day - it was CRAP! Stony beach, dirty loungers, packed, scum around shoreline, nipping fish, dirty looking water. Seemed a bit nicer at beach area near the main town shops/bars but still not great. Possibly we're used to clean NZ beaches but we had a nicer stay further up the west coast.
Overall, although the hotel itself & service & food was fine, I'd rather go to a quieter less-busy place and have no desire to see Marmaris again. Saving grace was the hotel spa - lovely staff, very affordable and great relaxing treatments.
Very quiet & private at the back of the complex overlooking the hill; wouldn't overlook the...
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