Mara Hotel offers a great location and the staff are friendly and welcoming. We left our bags after arriving mid-morning from Rhodes and we were surprised to see them all still sitting in the lobby when we returned. There were a few issues - one set of towels for two people, our kids had two sets of towels for three people. There was one glass in each room. There is no top sheets - I am now realizing this is a Turkish thing as it appears to be the norm in other places we are staying. We asked for an extra sheet and got an extra thin blanket. The air conditioning is good, the light in our bathroom shower didn't work. The kid's shower didn't work so they bathed / washed with just the bath nozzle. They also had a light hanging off the wall.
The breakfast had a few strange things I was reluctant to try (what is that pink meat?) and the cereal was stale but edible. It was good to fill up on some basic food before heading out for the day though.
All in all, they tried quite hard to make our stay comfortable but with a few tweaks and repairs, it could be so much better. The hotel appeared to be virtually empty except for us which is also a concern but it is a bit early in the season. And they really should clean that turtle pool in the lobby.
If you want a central location and you can check the room for all these little flaws in advance of committing to your room, I would recommend you stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mara Hotel is 2.5 miles from the sandy Calis Beach and a 20 minute drive from Blue Lagoon. Dalaman Airport is 34 miles away. ... more less
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