We stayed here for a week, in August 2013, and my wife and I had a lovely holiday.
We arrived fairly late in the evening. Within a couple of minutes, we had our armbands and the bellboy had taken our luggage and was escorting us to our room. Wow! What a room!! The hotel has recently been refurbished, and the owners are working with the tour operators to try to achieve a 5 star rating, the rooms definately reflect this. Our room overlooked the main drag in Marmaris, this would not be ideal for some, but was perfect for us as we love to people watch. We are not huge fans of maid services, so we tend to hang the do not disturb sign on our door every other day. So on the days this sign wasn't on our door, the maid came in, changed our sheets, left fresh towels, and cleaned to check in standard. Perfect!! On one of the days that we wanted a maid, we forgot to lock our safe, containing EVERYTHING of value and all our money. When we returned it was all as we left it, so some of the theft posts on here, to me are
rubbish. Located in the lobby is a small cafe, this supplies drinks and snacks (at certain times) all other facilities are in the Emre beach hotel, located across the road. This road can at times be very busy, and Turkish drivers are slightly crazy. This didn't cause us a problem, but I can see how it would be a problem for families with small children or members with disabilities. The pool area is immaculate, and offers a great deal of shade, for those who struggle in the sun, my wife and I love the sun, so the beach is where we spent most of our week. The beach is lovely, it sits in a natural harbour, created by islands and mountains and is an amazing view and back drop. This also acts as a wind break and stops any waves. Although the beach itself is sand, it does become pebbles where it meets the water. Understandable when you see how mountainous the region is. We took some surf shoes with us, and I highly recommend you do the same. The sand can get very hot, and the pebbles and sea grass are not pleasant on bare feet, but the socks will remove this discomfort. The food is mostly very good. My wife is probably the fussiest eater on the planet, and she never went hungry. I've read on here, and heard some complaints with regards to food. I'll give you my opinion on these. Some have said that the food is repetative, but all inclusive holidays always feel this way. Some have complained about the flies, it's a buffet in a part of the building that allows you to sit indoors or out, it doesn't matter where you are in the world, if its warm, and there's access to food there's flies!! Some people have complained about the cats, the cats (agreed I would rather they weren't hanging around while I eat) do serve a purpose, they dispose of the rats, snakes and scorpions, of which we saw none, me personally i'll put up with the cats if it means I don't have to put up with the others. Now for my only gripes, this hotel is by no means understaffed, or short of money. To me, there is no reason for me to sit at a table to eat, and the table cloth be covered in crumbs and reminents of food from the people who last used the table, especially when staff are stood around either talking to each other or to other guests. I also don't expect to stand in a queue for drinks (for 5 to 10 minutes at times) especially when there's upto 4 bar staff stood behind the bar, but only one serving, it's infuriating. Granted neither of these problems spoiled our holiday, but they where an annoyance, and both would be easily solved by employing a good head waiter and head barman that isn't afraid to crack the whip.
All in all, this is a lovely hotel, in an amazing area! That I would recommend to my friends and family and would stay at again. Thanks Emre for a great holiday!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Completely renovated in 2013, Hotel Emre is located 100 meters from the sea across from its sister hotel, Emre Beach. Hotel Emre has 3 room types: Classical, Modern and Suite.Hotel Emre guests can enjoy all the amenities of Emre Beach Hotel which include private beach, 2 outdoor swimming pools, 1 indoor swimming pool, Spa & Wellness Center, indoor & outdoor restaurants and terrace bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Emre Hotel Marmaris