This is a very special hotel - We have travelled the world and stayed in top class hotels and this place certainly qulaifies as one of the best. I am not to rave on about hotel staff, animation team etc...but the staff here deserve a mention. Nothing was too much trouble for them, waiters are very attentive and professional. The animation team and thier shows were actually entertaining and funny. The Turkish people love children and I would see them constantly playing with children of all ages. I have been to Turkey 4 times now and usually I find that the male hotel staff can be sleazy - However on this occassion this was most definately not the case.
The hotel serves really good tasty food all day. Even the freshly made pizzas by the snack bar were excellent. Breakfast was quite simple consisting of a continental style buffet, boiled / fried eggs and beans most days. They have two a la carte restaurants one being the fish restuarant and the other the Turkish restaurant - We tried the fish one and we loved it.
The hotel areas were kept spotlessly clean thorughout our stay. The staff here seem to enjoy what they do and take pride in thier work.
Our room was a large sea view room, which initally looked very minimal and basic - Howevere once that we unpacked and started to realx and unwind we quickly relaised that it was more then adequate.
The views around the hotel from the pool, terrace and sun loungers are to die for. There is no beach but a concrete style jetty and area full of sun loungers. There was never a shortage of loungers and we could always find a couple in the sun or shade. Yes the sun dissapears at around 5/6 o clock due to the positioning of the hotel but this is a minor gripe considering that it is so late in the day.
Iclemar is a short walk from the hotel (15 mins) and Marmaris centre around 35 minutes, Marmaris marina is about a 45 min walk. You do however have the option of getting a water taxi or normal taxi.
oth my partner and I used the on site spa - I had the Turkish bath experince and soap massage and he had the sports massage. Yes you can get cheaper deals though your rep or from 'Jimmy boy' (the on site tour guy).....howvere when you go for such deals you are grouped off like cattle. Our experince at the spa was excellent as I was the only one having the Turkish bath without a 1000 others sitting around watching and waiting thier turn.
We booked a boat trip with Jimmy boy, again another excellent day out....We swam and snorkeld in various bays. Eat a delicious lunch on board and stopped at Turnc village shops for a browse.
We went to the Market on Wednesday which was a mad experince (to be expected at a Turkish market). everyone is out haggeling and peddling thier wares. I was a bit taken aback by the fact that a lot of the vendors muttered under thier breath if you didn't go onto uy any goods. This was the only hostility that i experinced on this holiday from the Turkish people.
Our holiday was perfect & Marmaris park is a serene and special place. It is most definately a place that we will return to in years to come (as we like to see new places / countries).
The all inclusive hotel offers exceptional value for money. Turkey can be expensive to eat and drink out (It wasn't the case during my last visits to Turkey but seems to be the case now)
I would strongly recommend this hotel to nay families with young children and to both elderly and younger couples who are looking for a place to relax, a place where they can forget about the rat race and who wnat rest and recouperation.
The only one slight niggle about this hotel is that the gym looked like something out of the 1960's and some of the equiptment looked dangerous as it was so shabby. Still who goes on holiday to work out!?
I would seriously recommend that anyone who is thinking of going to Marmaris park book up. You will not regret it. The moaners on here mostly moan about something alcohol related (lack of choice or having to pay for imported drinks). They serve good quality wine, beer and decent local spirits.....you just cannot please some people!!
Our experince of Marmaris Park was brilliant. We wish that we had stayed two weeks instead of one. This place deserves all over recognition. You have to give credit where it is due.
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- Also Known As:
- Marmaris Park Icmeler
- Marmaris Park Turkey
- Marmaris Park Hotel Icmeler