How do I start, I had a night flight with Thomas Cook and got to the hotel at 3.00am and guess what the main door was locked and neither I could see a man on reception however after knocking few times a man turned up and finally we got to the room.
It was hot and the A/C was not on so I went down asked him how to turn it on and with very little english he replied "it will be extra" gave him extra £40.00 for 7 days, then went to the room and there was no safe deposit box went down again and asked him for it and the same reply came "it will be extra" gave him I think £10.00 for that too. What a start to a holiday.
Next morning asked him where is the beach is, was wondering whether he was going to say "it will be extra" this time or not, how ever he didnt and told us where it was, its right next to the hotel but the kind of directions he gave us sounded like a mile away. Anyways we went to the beach and sat on a sun bathing seat and a man came up asking which hotel are you from, I replied "The Great Orkide" and he laughed and told us to get up as the Orkide Hotel dont have a private beach, I asked him to get me few drinks and if he will let me use the chairs and he did.
So one thing was confirmed that if you book with Orkide you can only walk on the beach and not sit and relax anywhere, however there were few 3* hotels right next to orkide i.e the club palm hotel and they all had a private beach for there customers, but Orkide dont.
The breakfast is very very very basic and the only thing which was cooked was "boiled eggs". However I cant say I paid a lot for this hotel but when I was booking I was getting a similar sort of price for other hotel's who had there own beach and restaurant, but I didnt book them as they had bad reviews here on tripadvisor.com.
Just want to let people know that if your going at this hotel dont go by the good reviews here as the hotel is not really as good as it sounds like by reading the reviews.
And finally btw on the last day I asked him if I can stay in the room for few extra hours as the coach is not coming to pick us up till late, he replied "it will be extra", then I asked him "whats your name" "it will be extra" he said hahahah !!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A family run hotel located 30m from the beach and less than 5 minutes walk from the main Marmaris - Icmeler road. We provide accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis in twin and triple/family rooms. ... more less
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