I was generally unimpressed with Antalya and even more so with the Marmara Antalya. This was one of the most expensive places I stayed on my trip through Turkey and definitely the worst value for the money. For the same amount I stayed in an all-inclusive 8 room boutique near Oludeniz and had an awesome experience. The hotel is cold and uninviting, the staff is always busy and not helpful at all when I asked for directions or assistance, the pool was like bathwater, and the beach is just a cliff. The breakfast buffet was included and was decent, but that is about the only thing this place has going for it. The pool waitstaff is lazy and I actually had to go get myself a drink even though there seemed to be several waitstaff wandering aimlessly at all times.
I never got this from any of the reviews I read so I'll state it in this one - Antalya is a big beach town which reminded me of South Beach but without any good clubs, culture, or an actual easy to access beach. Antalya is a city of almost 1 million and don't even try to drive your rental car here - it is insane. There are much better parts of Turkey to go visit - skip Antalya and especially this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A dynamic, surprising, pure, extraordinary product: The Marmara Antalya. Simple lines, crazy colors, comfort, dynamism, aesthetics, leisureness, technology, flavor, broad spaces, shared spaces, quiet corners, endless scenery of the Mediterranean are all united at The Marmara Antalya. Decorated by French architect, Christian Allart and mentioned by pioneers magazines in the sector such as; ‘Marie Claire Maison’, Maison Francaise’ ‘Home Art’, ‘Cosmo Girl’, ‘Harpers Bazaar’ from its opening day, The Marmara Antalya with its unique architecture and ‘HIP design’ aims to surprise the guests by going beyond what is accustomed and offers a refreshing alternative to Antalya with its quality. The hotel also accepts pets.The only pet friendly Hotel in the city Center of Antalya... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Marmara Antalya Hotel Antalya
- Marmara Hotel Antalya
- Antalya Marmara Hotel