We went here in late July early August for a two week all inc stay, this is too hot a time for kids!! we were there when it hit 48C, we couldn't get any other dates due to work. This was the second time we have been to Marmaris and boy have things changed.
The hotel was okay, we arrived very early in the morning and were given a room with no balcony which we realised later was only temporary as our rep had told managment she was not happy that her guests should have such a poor room.
Well where to start???
We went down to the inside coffee bar to get a sandwhich for our daughter as she was very hungry and becoming ill with it, after waiting what seemed like an eternity we were given some sad excuse for a roll which had one thin piece of Turkish meat inside, we decided to take this and head upto our room for some sleep with our daughter eating a little bit of the bread.
Jees, sleep? not a chance of that with very loud Russians coming back from wherever they crawled out from early in the morning, around 03:00, also i was concious that there was an extremely dangerous smell in our room, after a quick investigation i found that our air con system was backed up next to the neighbouring balcony (being at a right angle) and she was out smoking, so the smoke was getting pulled into our room, Carbon monoxide poisoning!!! not so nice. so the air con had to be turned off.
Ok, having no sleep, at around 05:30 i heard more noises outside and couldnt believe my eyes, sunbed saving!!! away...... so off i popped and took a few myself as i couldnt sleep anyway.
We eventually got a new room two days later after rejecting a very poor side room overlooking rubbish and an alley. This room was better but i found an old coke bottle stashed behind the outside air con unit which had been used for drug misuse. i put it back well out of the way and decided we need to try and enjoy our holiday for my daughters sake at least.
Oh, dont rely on your beds and parasols being were you left them when you head back to the pool, certain people think its their given right to get up late and take what they want, I started to tie the beds and parasol and table together!! how sad is that?? i wasn't the only either.
The food was ok but we stayed at Grand Pasa just 2 minutes away last time and this place simply does not compare in any way.
Trying to get a drink at the pool bar during the day was virtually inpossible with all nationalities refusing to wait their turn,(i ended up the same in my last week, why wait? nobody else does!) Women always got served first unless you spoke out and that was the only bar in the place.
Entertainment, what entertainment? very very poor show guys. As this hotel is all inclusive there is no need to try and get us "punters" to stay in at night as they have had their money off us already, so we went down the front esplanade and found the bars to have all the acts and shows going on for free much more enjoyable but you have to pay for your drinks etc..This was a price we were willing to pay though.
Halfway through the holiday guests on our floor were getting woken up by juvenile russian ignorant imbociles, running down the corridor shouting and knocking on peoples doors. this was reported time after time but the security guy could never catch the "children". We were assured this behaviour was not tolerated but wow did it carry on.
The slide was enjoed by most people however it was only turned on twice each day, and the kids pool mushroom was never turned on while we were there.
Marmaris as a whole is getting greedy now, what used to be such a great place to grab a bargain has turned into shop sellers being money hungry thinking we are rich and stupid.
We returned to a few shops were we spent a considerable amount of money due to buying from them before and their honesty and politeness, But thats becoming a rare thing now.
I would highly recommend the jeep safari, this was so much fun, you rent some water pistols so make sure you are ready to get wet!! Great fun and well worth the day out. Take juice for your lunch as this is not included in the package and they try to tell you to buy from the "restaurant", you dont need to.
We love Turkey and will definately return but not to this hotel and not to Marmaris, it is very clean and most Turkish people are lovely, time to try another area i think.
So, I cannot recommend this hotel but thats just from our experience, it is well located but there are much better hotels near by, go to the Grand Pasa!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Refurbished for the 2015 season, SunConnect Grand Ideal Premium provides a relaxing atmosphere for the whole family. Guests will enjoy stylish rooms, new digital features of Touch Screen TV's and free Internet points throughout the hotel as well as experiencing the more traditional holiday. Children can enjoy activities in the Lollo & Bernie Kids Club and for teenagers there is the ConnectTeen Lounge (a cool place to hang out). The hotel offers Free Wifi throughout enabling all guests to stay connected to family and friends home and abroad. Our guests can also enjoy the stunning seaviews when using the private beach facilities of our sister hotel, Ideal Prime Beach, located a short walk away. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity and Priceline so you can book your SunConnect Grand Ideal Premium reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Grand Ideal Hotel