Just returned from a 11 night stay here and whilst overall the hotel is good, the dining room and a few other issues make the the stay average.
ROOM: Was small but nice. Cleaned every day and pleanty of room for two. Every thing worked fine and the bath room was big enough.
POOL: Forget it. Unless you get up early enough (I'm talking pre 0700) don't waste your time. Written in the lifts and other places were the rules about sun beds. This was never enforced the whole time I was there. The only time I used the pool bar area two rather camp men were running around shouting aqua gym, they the turned up the music so loud that me and the better half had to leave. Also one bar man that was all ways at the pool bar was extremely helpful and very nice...if you were female. To my self he never gave a crap I was there and all most seemed to be annoyed that I was disturbing his perv time by asking for a drink. Also hitting on my other half with me there? Not cool at all.
BEACH: All ways space on the beach, was the best part of the hotel. Was shelterd and the sea was lovely, clear as day and very cool when the weather was as hot as it was. Pleanty of water activities around but it was as intruding as some places due to the distance from the beach they could be carried out. My only bits of advice are, take your bottled waster to the beach. The small plastic cups will not hydrate you in the heat and it gets annoying having to keep going back for more drinks. Also whilst the food is nice on the beach the woman making it is unbelievably slow.
ENTERTAINMENT: Can't really comment as I didn't really go on holiday for this.
FOOD: Well where to start. If you fancy queuing every day for bland frozen rubbish this is the pace for you. I'm sure what the manager responds with is true, but the food is still rubbish. To be honest I gave up after the 3rd day and just grabbed what ever I could. How many times can you have chips and spag bol? We ended eating out at Samdam down the road a few times and this is well worth a visit. Also the snack bar shut in the evenings due to weather conditions?!? This really let the holiday down and has put me off ever returning.
The hotel has some great points about it. But it needs a serious look at the whole food and dining side of things.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideal Prime Beach benefits from an excellant location on the beachfront of Marmaris with local amenities within walking distance. Ideal Prime Beach will offer stylish rooms coupled with a lively atmosphere also where guests can enjoy the stunning sea views from its own private beach and jetty. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ideal Prime Beach Hotel Marmaris