We had a fantastic two week self catering stay at Club Evin in Marmaris, Turkey.
Apartments are appointed as expected for self catering, don't go expecting an oven or dishwasher! All the basics are there as well as a nice big fridge to fill with Efes (local beer). Apartments are a generous size, extremely clean, well maintained, spotless bathroom and linen & towels changed regularly. Optional A/C in bedroom charged at a reasonable £32pw. Thought had been given to potential noisy guests arriving early morning as heavy matting had been laid in the corridors.
Good size pool with an even depth. No traces of nastiness around the water line so it gets cleaned regularly. Plenty of sun loungers with a few in shade. The sun terrace is a nice quiet spot if you want to hideaway. Staff are very attentive in the pool area with regular shouts of Efes or Ice cream - if you don't want anything a "no thanks" is all it takes. Free Wi-Fi is also available with no signup hassle, even got a connection from the balcony.
It must be hard for staff to get the balance right - some people want lots of attention, help or chit-chat and others very little. We found everyone very sociable and helpful and adaptable to their individual guests, top marks guys. We were regulars at the bar, it had a good vibe with lots going on. Make sure you try a number one barman (Ulasc) margarita, we tried loads just to be sure they were that good.
We dined in the restaurant a couple of times and were very pleased with the standard. Food costs a little more than some others but I think the quality of the ingredients accounts for this. The T-Bone steak was superb. Happy hour (drinks (2-4-1) was between 8-9pm and also includes diners in the restaurant. Turkish night was well promoted, but we have found that events like this can be rather disappointing so we said "no thanks". However, on the day our plans changed and we decided to give it a go, it turned out to be a fun night with lots of entertainment and good food.
Club Evin exceeded our expectations in numerous ways and we would not hesitate to return or recommend this hotel to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Modern designed apartment and studio rooms designed for your comfort. Onsite a la carte restaurant, pool bar, games room, kid's playground. Entertainment program throughout the day and night including bingo, karaoke, quiz, cabaret and much, much more all to make your holiday one to remember... ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Evin Club Marmaris Hotel Marmaris
- Evin Hotel Marmaris