I returned yesterday (16 June) from a week at ideal pearl & was a bit hesitant as I had read reviews and it was very cheap when we booked it via Thomas cook - we were blown away all week!
The staff at ideal pearl are all fabulous - lovely lady behind reception could not be more helpful, Naseem the waiter constantly joked and laughed with us and the staff always smiled, greeted good morning and looked after us.
The food is good - I am a very fussy eater and I do not eat meat when abroad however every day plentiful amounts of food were available and lots of choice - we did go out for dinner once to a place called 3 brothers along the beach front which I would highly reccomend also!
Ali from the spa - what.a.man! Ali came to us on day one when we were laying aroud the pool and I was instantly put off by him selling while I was relaxing - boy did I change my mind! He sold us a "supreme package" for his Buddha spa located in the hotel with Turkish bath, face mask, aromatherapy - it was so good we booked a second package for the last day with a bronzing massage and it was amazing! Honestly it will be the best £30 you spend. Ali came to us everyday and we would all chat for ages, one of the best people I've had the pleasure of meeting.
There is a market outside the hotel - Artasian street - it is wonderful but haggle well! There is a guy called Leo with very curly hair whom we also made friends with - he is cheap enough so we didnt haggle and the products are great!
I read a review about young girls on here going and wanting to party - yes the hotel is perfectly located away from bars and clubs but it's about a 10-15 minutes walk south to lovely bars or costs about 5lira to get to bar street! (About £1!!!) so that is very easy.
I could write way more about
this holiday and the week that was just going to turn into a pool holiday doing nothing became an active, relaxing, fun holiday! I would highly reccomend ideal pearl and it's surroundings are awesome - great vibe and great people.
The only one issue I actually have with the hotel is I found the management very rude & off putting - they are the least nice people we met all week and none of them made any service effort with lots of people however we got over this very quickly and had an AWESOME time!! :))
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- This boutique style property enjoys an adult only environment, refurbished for the 2014 season, guests will enjoy stylish rooms coupled with a relaxing atmosphere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ideal Pearl Marmaris