We spent the week in Marmaris but due to our flight being delayed for 16 hours from Dalaman we stayed just the one night at the Sarigerme Park courtesy of Thomson (I didn't mind, I wasn't ready for home anyway!).
Just thought that I would write a review as there aren't many British reports about the hotel on TA.
The hotel is set out like an old traditional Turkish village, it really is wonderful with cobbled walkways, pomegranate trees and delightful gardens. It is built on the site of an ancient Turkish village and the remains of the walls can clearly be seen around the hotel. The hotel is large and impressive and you will be given a map to find your hotel room.
The rooms have their own mini-bar and safe and they all seemed to have their own small patio area with table and chairs.
As other TA members have mentioned, all the guests apart from the ones on our flight were German, I'm very surprised though that Thomson haven't given it more publicity and made it more available.
The breakfast buffet is fantastic with lots and lots of goodies to choose from with a great selection of hot and cold food, fresh fruit and cereals.
This is clearly a 5 star hotel by Turkish standards but here's the reason why I have given it a 4......
As I mentioned previously we (2 adults and 2 children) had a 16 hour delay and didn't get to our room in the hotel until after 4am! Breakfast was at 8am and the coach was collecting us at 10am for our return trip to the Airport. I went down to breakfast and spoke to the Thomson Rep, I told her that the kids were shattered and she said it would be a good idea to leave them in bed and take some food back to the room for them. As I was leaving the restaurant area with fruit and croissants I was almost jumped upon by one of the waiters (who appeared to be standing guard at the entrance to the restaurant!), he abruptly told me that no food can be removed from the restaurant. I quickly found the Thomson Rep and we approached the hotel manager, who in a very cold and uncaring manner told us the same thing. So, I had to go back our room and bring two very tired kids back down to the Restaurant. There were many children in the Restaurant from our flight who were crying and clearly very tired so maybe they had encountered the same thing regarding their very strict rules and regulations.
If you are the manager of the hotel and are reading this...Due to the close proximity to the airport, your hotel is probably the one that is used for all flight delays so please have a heart for all the poor passengers who have encountered delays who are very tired and have probably not eaten for WELL OVER 12 HOURS!!!!!
This is a very impressive hotel in gorgeous grounds and prior to the experience at breakfast my partner and I were discussing the possibility of having our wedding there with both our families coming with us (that's how nice it is!!) BUT if they are so strict about food it made me think what other rules and regulations they might have and it gave me the impression that it was run with strict military precision and would be more like a concentration camp than a hotel!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- TUI BLUE Sarigerme Park, with its modern architecture and regionally influenced interior design is situated directly on the beach and is a lively all-inclusive resort. Newly refurbished hotel’s architecture unites tradition and modernity where minimalist design and clear lines meet regionally-inspired style elements. Built in the style of a traditional Turkish village, the resort consists of one main building and several villa-style blocks spread around the hotel's extensive grounds. Multiple restaurants and bars offer high quality modern cuisine with regional food as well as vegetarian and vegan options. Lavish buffets for breakfast at lunch and dinner, a la minute cooking at the restaurants, Grab & Go snacks, ice-cream, coffee specialties, cakes, smoothies, slow juices, flavored waters, local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are included in all inclusive concept. Guests can dine with pre-reservation at one of the 2 special a la carte restaurants; BBQ dinner and “Levante” which combines an East Mediterranean cuisine with levantine food. BlueBar is the perfect place to meet up for drinks with friends, family or colleagues. Welcome Bar which is integrated in the Welcome Lounge offers the convenience of self-service at any time of the day or night for snacks and drinks. The hotel offers wide range of activities which is suitable for all ages. Large swimming pool, children & baby swimming pool, Kids Club & playground, private day beds at the beach, beach volley, tennis ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iberotel Sarigerme Park Hotel Sarigerme
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