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“still wanting more” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Candan Club Hotel
Ranked #17 of 233 Hotels in Marmaris
Certificate of Excellence
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“still wanting more”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

I really don't know where too start. This was the second time we stayed at the club candan, we loved it so much in may that we rebooked and went for 2 weeks in October only coming back yesterday and all set to book again next May. When we arrived at the hotel which was in the early hours we were recognised by the staff who were working that night. We quickly checked in and put our bags in the room and went downstairs to have a quick drink and a catch up with the staff before going to bed. I was surprised they recognised us as they must see thousands of people. What a brilliant start to the holiday The Hotel was clean and tidy and the maid was very helpful. The food was great and we ate there most of the time. The staff were really friendly and polite. The entertainment team cookie and honey were awesome. They didn't hassle you at all to join in if you said no they just said ok . My grandson loved them even though shy at first he was soon up dancing with honey. Big shout out to Orlando He was brilliant with the kids and always took time out to see if we were enjoying ourselves and often stopped to play football with the children. The entertainment was fab even though I don't like snakes. The Breakdancers were brilliant and the candan staff doing their party dances entertained us till the end of the night. My grandson loved the pool and spent most of the day in either one. We had what we wanted a chilled out and relaxed two weeks. Its only a short 10 minute walk into the marina (if you know the way) which is beautifull. Marmaris on the whole is clean and there is no litter anywhere. we grabbed some great bargains while we were there and cant wait to return for more. Roll on May

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Jane D
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Club Candan's in itself is lovely to look at. All of the hotel was clean and tidy however a few complaints:

1) The entertainment at night is far too loud. It goes on until after midnight, so if you fancy an early night, not a chance.
2) We had a few cockroaches in our apartment. Maybe this is because we were ground floor, staff came and got rid of them
3) The 'supermarket' is a joke. Empty shelves all over, the only thing they had in stock was water.
4) One night we had a pizza from dominoes on our balcony and was pestered continuously by a member of staff asking for some. Very annoying and we ended up having to be quite abrupt to him, to get him to leave us in peace.
5) The alarm for the Mosque goes off ALL the time. Its loud and lengthy (maybe because the siren is above the hotel?) and often woke us up at 5am.
6) The hotel says 'short walk from Marmaris' its not. its more like 20 mins'

Marmaris was awful! If your expecting a nice sandy beach your going to be dissapointed. We even got a taxi to Icemer to see if the beach there was any better. (It's not) Very rocky, and quite a dip in the sea bed.
The workers were horrendous. Used to be hassled to eat/buy etc but ive never seen anything like it! Constant, and they remember you the next night, so it gets worse the longer your there.
There is a resturant called The Queen Vic, avoid at all costs!!! The guy there followed us down the street to get us to eat there, one day when we saw him, we went around the block so as not to see him and he followed us all the way round.
Also be careful in the shops, one man in a bag shop tried to pull my friend into his store room, was very rough with her and kept trying to sniff her neck! After we tried to get out he chased us out the shop calling us Gypsy's. Honestly never been to a place this bad.

Major let down

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Chelsey S
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Cardiff
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

entertainment team are brill the holiday was fab will defo go back and my kids loved it pool fun is wicked for families, night time was fab food good too children and parents wont be bored, bar staff are a little unfriendly with children who are playing pool but its nothing that would bother you I would stil go back overall what an amazing holiday, curlys hair design is amazing as is the tattoo shop both fab

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Hayley B
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

Stayed here for the first time in the first 2 weeks of October but it won't be my last time, The hotel was lovely and clean and the staff all really friendly. Honey and Cookie were brill around the pool during the day to keep you entertained, We didn't eat at the hotel much only at lunchtimes on a couple of occasions but the food was always nice we chose to eat at the Queen Vic which is just down the road and cheaper than the hotel and what a great place this was the food was lovely and we never had a bad meal and excellent value for money we were a family of five and spent around £45 a night on food and drink and the staff are all fab, I would recomend the hotel and Marmaris to anyone one of the best holidays I have had

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Claire R
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Burnley, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

This was our third year at The Club Candan, this years entertainment team Honey and Cookie were absolutely brilliant. Cookie and Honey were very entertaining throughout the holiday, they were always sociable with all the holiday makers and made sure everyone was having fun. From our first day they made us feel welcome, throughout the holiday the activities were good fun for all age groups. we always joined in with most of the activities especially water gym :)
All the staff from the restaurant were excellent especially Ercan he is great addition to the restaurant team, he was always happy to help and nothing was too much trouble. Ayhan is also a good member of staff he was always pleasant and helpful.
We also went to Curly's Hairdressers for a haircut, the service was brilliant and amazing members of staff.
Therefore we have booked for next year and hope to see all the same faces, especially Honey and Cookie as they made our holiday the best out of the 3 years we have stayed there.
Thank you for a lovely holiday
from
Gordon, Wendy, Melissa and Natasha
:)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NatashaMillarr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

Brilliant hotel great value for money staff are brilliant especially cookie and honey they are really good at there job and always keep guests entertained and hotel is also very clean and there is lots to do in the hotel and is only a short distance from the centre. Would highly recommend!!!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kieranbeattie1
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Whitstable, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

Had a week stay here in October... arrived to a very clean hotel and clean room and this remained this way most of the week though one day there was litter by the pool and on the sunbeds which I cleared away myself. We were in D block on the top floor with a pool view which was nice and the room was very spacious clean and fitted out well could not fault inside the room or the balcony. However the insulation was appalling and even with ear plugs in we were woken by those that think they're in the UK standing at their room doors talking at the top of their voices whilst their kids run up and down the corridors at 7am!! (Who wants to be up so early on holiday?) Generally you could hear everything the people next door the people below you and any noise in the corridors and also the mosque but that didn't bother me as that's part and parcel of travelling to Turkey.
We had breakfast a couple of times at the pool bar area it was a decent quality and only 7YTL with tea or coffee included but unfortunately the waiter service was appalling none of them were interested and if you could get their attention they would deliver the wrong order or give you the wrong bill.... my advice eat out there are so many places nearby that actually want your custom and will make a fuss of you... don't think I've ever been to an SC property that doesn't want to serve you as not once by the pool were we asked if we wanted food or drink which is incredibly rare for Turkey!! The only waiter that spoke to us was Orlando and he was a nice guy who kept the pool area tidy etc. So the usual rule of only consume food and drink from hotel bar went out the window and we used the hotel market and the one round the corner.... if your not feeling lazy go round the corner slightly cheaper and much more friendly... if you use the hotel one you wont get a smile in fact she was down right rude and if you didn't watch she wouldn't scan your items and charge whatever she felt like no doubt to pocket it herself!!!
My friend had her nails done in the hairdressors..... AVOID the lady doesn't know what shes doing and cut my friends fingers and was in there for far longer than needed to be.... again go elsewhere!!
Entertainment...... there wasn't really any in fact you'd rather they just had none at all - I didn't mind this as like the peace but if you had kids they need to do their own thing (fortunately a big pool and slide helps!!) they seemed nice enough people but had no clue what they were doing and the guys voice was so annoying! The best entertainment we had was when the Thomson reps laid on a charity party day for a Turkish charity and they did a fab job!
Sunbeds... get up early the german syndrome applies but there wasn't any germans??!! most people put towels down and didnt use the their sunbeds all day so it was very frustrating and nothing was done about it despite it being on a sign in reception....!!!
Best thing about this place was the cleanliness and spacious apartments the maids were fab and reception were friendly too and flexible with exchange rate if you asked, nice place for families but I won't be returning as it was a cheap deal we gave it a go but not for me! If you haven't been to Marmaris before your likely to think I'm being harsh but I've stayed at far more welcoming apartments over the many years!!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Candan Club Hotel
Address: 127. Sokak No: 2 | Eski Datca Yolu, Marmaris 48700, Turkey (Formerly Hotel 2 Hawaii)
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Marmaris
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Best Value Hotel in Marmaris
#15 Family Hotel in Marmaris
#42 Romantic Hotel in Marmaris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Candan Club Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 166
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