We got back early this morning, so it was the end of season & relatively quiet in the surrounding area & along the beach (3 mins walk away). We were looking for a chilled out relaxing holiday, so it was perfect timing.
The numerous stalls of handmade goods immediately outside the hotel are lovely & have lots to offer without having to really leave the hotel. Great for buying gifts to take home - but don't forget to barter! There is a small shop inside the hotel itself which is very reasonably priced & carries a good range of goods (from gifts to shampoo), but you can still barter.
We did arrive to a small room & requested a change which was arranged without hassle the next day. The staff being available to meet you off the bus to take your cases & also move them between rooms if a room change happens is a welcomed part of the great overall service. The reception staff are very friendly, helpful & available 24 hrs.
The waiting & bar staff work very hard at keeping guests happy - I've never felt so "at home" in a hotel before. The guys have a great sense of fun without detracting from excellent service which really makes it a memorable & thoroughly enjoyable holiday.
The reaturant offers a lovely variety of food for all tastes & your glass is never emptied of water, but you can order different drinks from the bar to compliment your meal if you like. The restaurant that breakfast is located in offers indoor dining & outdoor dining on the balcony. The views are beautiful - there's no place I'd rather be first thing in the morning!
The bar offers a generous range of local drinks for all inclusive customers, but you can buy yummy cocktails for 10 lira. If you ask about cocktails ensure you specify you want to pay.
Overall, the cleanliness throughout the hotel is impeccable. The rooms are serviced daily. The hotel is given an overall thorough cleaning regularly, so you will see the ladies cleaning tiled floors by hand.
There is a professional photographer on site (his name is Sinan) who offers a lovely addition by capturing lovely photos to take home. You can arrange to have photos taken outside of the hotel. There is a charge, but prices are reasonable. 89 photos were taken, we paid for 8 prints & a disc with all 89 pictures.
Keep £55 for the turkish bath experience!! It includes 2.5 hrs of sheer bliss. A number of guests treated themsleves to more than one treatment (treatments include various types of massage as well as packages). We got the delux package at £55 which included sauna, indian head massage, face mask, body mask, body scrub, body massage, reflexology etc. There will be a guy wandering around the pool area offering information on the treatments.
For all inclusive guests who wont be carrying cash, please remember there are tips boxes at various points throughout the hotel & any tips are gratefully received.
Finally, give the managers your comments on the hotel - they welcome all feedback.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This boutique style property enjoys an adult only environment, refurbished for the 2014 season, guests will enjoy stylish rooms coupled with a relaxing atmosphere. Guest will also enjoy the stunning seaviews when using the private beach facilities at the sister Hotel, Ideal Prime Beach located a short walking distance away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ideal Pearl Marmaris