After a few great holidays, I decided to go to this hotel. Great reviews and 4 stars. I can say from the start that this is not a 4* hotel, maybe 2 or 3! Even the manager said that this is a 3 star +...
Now let's see the good and the bad points of view from my trip.
1 - Location = on the beach
2 - Air Condition = all rooms
3 - Friendly staff = I feel bad for the guys, they are overworked (8 in the morning till 11 - 12 in the night) so please tip, because they work very hard!
4 - Close to Bar Street/Port = about 15-20 min of walking
1 - Small swimming pool (3m wide, 5m long) or no swimming pool = the hotel has next to the main entrance an extra bar (which does not belong to the hotel), but that one is separated and the swimming pool is located in the bar area, NOT in the hotel area so it was a bit confusing. For that bar you have to pay for all drinks and prices change all day, Be careful if you decide to go there! No swimming pool for kids (in case if you want to come with kids).
2 - Limited sunbeds available (36 maybe 40) = considering the fact that the hotel has a capacity of about 200/250 people, you have to wake up early in the morning to get one. After 8 in the morning your luck is gone and you have to look for sunbeds in a close area (considering the fact that you paid for all inclusive and you still want to have drinks and food from the hotel), but everywhere you go on the beach next to hotel you have to buy drinks from the bars which own that part of the beach (and I think the 2 bars next to the hotel belong to the same company).
3 - Poor "bar" = Raki, Vodca, Gin, Beer, a few soft drinks and red/white whine. The beer is cold only when the barrel is replaced (I think they have no cooling system)... if is replaced. The ice is served with the hand, so no hygiene. You might have the surprise to go to the bar and one of these drinks to be finished (will be replaced in a few hours or next day so don't rely on "all inclusive"). And on the brochure it says POOL BAR, there is no pool bar, the bar is located inside the restaurant! We had to buy drinks from the bars next to the hotel, so don't rely on "all inclusive"!
P.S. I will attach a picture with the "bar"
4 - Low quality/old food = The food is reused all the time, if something is not consumed today, you will get it tomorrow covered with mayonnaise or a different sauce and the menu is very very repetitive. We had one night chicken wings (looked good) but they were sour (not the sauce, the meat tasted sour/old/maybe outdated). Fish fingers taste like fish, but I don't think you will get any fish in them, same with onion rings, is only onion rings batter, the fish is extremely bony. Puddings only 2, maybe 3 options (if you're lucky) and those are the cheapest/low quality on the market, even the market fruits (oranges and apples) so don't rely on them. The snack service might be chips(french fries) + fish fingers, chicken nuggets or something similar. We had to go out every day and buy food, so again: don't rely on "all inclusive"!
5 - Room = the furniture is old and had allot of dust (left from the refurbishment), I had my black clothes... white when I took them out out the drawer. The refrigerator was not working, but it was plugged in. During the night you can hear music from the bars around, so don't rely on a quiet holiday!
6 - Staff (in case you rely to communicate in english) = no one speaks english (except the manager) so don't expect too much, not even from the reception staff!
7 - No entertainment, not even if you come with kids! In all the hotels I've been so far, they had: mini disco, live music, bingo, contests, mini circus, theater... not here!
8 - The managers/owners when they are around, always get table service (and that does not look right for all customers who have to go at the restaurant/bar to get themselves food/drinks), you feel a bit mistreated/discomfort. I was happy if I was seeing them acting like a normal customer, but this is my point of view!
9 - Room = our room was cleaned and changed towels 2 times in one week!
10 - No Shower on the beach
I hope this will help you deciding if you want to go there or not. I will not return because this is not value for money and I hope the stars are recalculated, because this is not a 4 star hotel, I had better food/drinks + entertainment + swimming pool (even for kids) at a 3 star hotel!
- Also Known As:
- Mehtap Hotel Marmaris
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We renovated our hotel in this year. We have 80 rooms from seaview.Board type is all inclusive. Great location, beach is on your doorstep and very close to all amenities, shops, harbour, bazaar indoor market. ... more less
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