What can I say that hasn't already been said.
On arrival we were greeted by the very friendly manager Korkut. We were show to the poolside bar for a much needed refreshing drink whilst our cases were taken up to our room. My wife is diabetic and has certain needs which were provided by the hotel with no fuss. We were given a top floor room with a magnificent sea view. A perfect start to a holiday that just got better and better. We opted for Air con at £40 per week and a safety deposit box at £10. In all honesty we could have probably done without the aircon as the night time temperature was relatively bearable. The room was spacious and cleaned every day. Our room had 3 beds and tiled floors both in bedroom and bathroom. A decent sized balcony overlooked the sea. This is a budget hotel and yes quite basic but it is more than adequate. The price you pay is a fair reflection.The hotel is located perfectly only 1 minutes walk to the beach. Most days we stayed around the pool as the atmosphere amongst both the staff and other guests was second to none. This was in stark contrast to our trip to Marmaris last year when we stayed at the Flamingo Hotel (see our other review). The Guests at the Flamingo were 90% Russians so the atmosphere around the place was dire. There were a fair mixture of Nationalities at the Orkide, mainly English, Scottish and Irish mixed in with a few Swedish and French who were all very pleasant and sociable. There were a couple of Russians who just kept themselves to themselves (miserable lot). The Restaurants in Marmaris all serve fantastic food wherever you go but I must say that the food at the Orkide was excellent and good value for Money. The chicken casserole and Anatolian Mixed Grill were gorgeous. The bar staff Erdal (manager) and the 2 boys Salih and Fatih were absolutely fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. They would interact with all the guests without ever being intrusive. After just one visit we would even class them as friends and the same goes for Manager Korkut. I have never stayed anywhere with such a fantastic atmosphere around the place.
I have only one concern about this hotel. The Orkide is rapidly climbing up the Trip Advisor ranking list and I hope Korkut appreciates why. The staff are excellent, Korkut is the perfect host,the prices are very reasonable and the mixture of Nationalities is perfect (mainly British LOL). Please keep this mixture as it is the reason why this hotel will soon be number 1 on here.
If prices increase and the Russians invade the place then I fear that the magic of this little gem will be lost. I cannot think of anywhere I would rather stay when we visit Marmaris again.
Big shout out to Paula Colin and Fred who were amongst the many people we met there and had some great Laughs. England Nil Italy Nil, what a Fix!!!!
Thanks Korkut and hope to see you all again soon
Terry and Sharon
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- 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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