We have stayed several times at the hotel next door (Yacht Classic) but having walked through the grounds of the Ece Sarya on a previous occassion,it was worth a visit. We were not disappointed.Our room was very comfortable and had a juliette balcony from which the views of the large marina were in full view.This hotel has a beautiful location with superbly manicured grounds,tended by gardeners each day.The staff are attentive and the man who looks after the pool area was always on hand to provide you with towels which he would lay out on the sunbed as you arrived.The pool has a lunchtime eating area as you enter and there are toilets,shower and changing facilities.The pool itself is magnificent, with a jaccuzzi pool and separate small pool for kiddies.How pleasant to sit under huge umbrellas and have more than adequate sunbeds to stop the usual towel rush first thing in the morning.It's worth noting that the sunbeds are the best we have seen in our travels around the world.
Breakfast is an elegant and civilised affair with a vast array of buffet style food accompanied by waiters who provide you with a choice of cooked food from an a la carte menu.Whether it's the full English breakfast or scrambled/bolied/poached eggs toast or really whatever you fancy,the smart chefs cooking behind the counter will more than accommodate your needs. Again,there is vert little I can add to the same level of culinary delight provided at the evening restaurant if you stay on a half bourd basis or pay separately.I defy anyone to be disatisfied with the salad starters (what an arrangement of mouth watering food and in huge variety) or cooked options including soup.The fresh fruit option including strawberries,melons of various shapes sizes and taste,apricots,peaches,nectarines etc The main courses are equally mouthwatering and whether you opt for vegetarian,meat or fish,you wont be left wanting more.Then the desert. I asked one chef whether he made the fruit/custard/jelly/cream etc presentations,all served in tiny glass presentations himslef or were they bought in.He said they were made by the in house chefs and what a work of art they were. If there is a criticism it would be that some of the young waiters need a bit more training.We were often overlooked when they mixed up the order and found we were waiting along time to be served on several occasions.
The marins is huge and there is never a shortage of ocean going "gin palaces" coming and going throughout the day.The tranqulity of the marina first thing in the morning is worth waking up for too.
Whilst the room was comfortable,the bath with shower enclosure was difficult to get in and out of.The bath was really too high to step into and anyone who has short legs can easily catch themselves either getting in or out.
The town of Fethye is a ten minute walk away and has a good selection of shops and restaurants.All ladies wanting a new handbag from Coco Chanelle,Mulberry or other well known manufacturers (both original and copies) should visit Megri in the old bazaar area they are incredible value and the service is excellent.
Day trips around local islands/to some Greeek islands or just drifting along the Turkish coast are available from the harbour and worth spending time on.
The hotel suffered some external damage from the earthquake which occurred the week before we arrived and there were some minor shocks while we were there but nothing to put off people.In fact in our second week there were builders refixing areas of stuco to the outside.
There is a bar on the waters edge which serves evening drinks until late and although it is beautifully located we felt it lacked the usual zing found in other hotels. There is a fine line between too much noise to residents of the hotel and not having enough buzz to attract and keep others drinking.
So if you need to get away from a stressed environment,enjoy good food,swimming pool and a tranquil setting then this hotel is highly recommended.
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- Ece Saray Marina And Resort
- Ece Saray Marina Hotel Fethiye
- Ece Saray Marina Fethiye
- Ece Saray Marina & Resort Turkey/Fethiye