This is a beautiful hotel with 5 star trappings but delivering at best 3 star food and service. Initial impression was very good--efficiently booked in and bell boy whisked us to our room which was very nice with sea view as booked--balcony a bit cramped but ok.---from there on it was down hill all the way.
FOOD--Breakfast was just about passable--omelettes-and boiled eggs--o k, scrambled eggs -variable-- one morning the tureen was just yellow liquid, fried eggs -- ok if you didn't mind having them thrown on to your plate--other than eggs you need to like frankfurter type sausage---no bacon---but the breads were a delight!!------Lunch was donnar kebab from kiosk which was ok or sloppy dishes in main restaurant or mini beefburgers in snack bar.----Dinner was dreadful. If you want meat you take a plate from restaurant, leave the building, go round the corner join queue at outdoor grill (great fun in the rain ) to get 2 fingers of chicken and a minute piece of liver. You then return to the restaurant to add sloppy watery veg. Table service is sparce --if, as we did you go in about 8pm after the initial 7pm stampede the tables are not reset and you have to go find cutlery for yourself--service was non existent--one evening we had to ask 5 times for 2 glasses of water. We ended up dining out at the ''Pop In Steak house'' 100 yds. up the street where the food was excellent and very reasonably priced .On the positive side the afternoon patisserie was great!!
Other odd things--Tea/coffee in paper cups and when you ask for a tray -a very blunt NO
No waiter service in extensive /comfortable reception area so if you want a
drink you have to walk 50yds down to pool bar and carry them back-again
no trays allowed.--no fun when it's raining
Each morning 9am theres a knock on bedroom door and you're asked 'how
many in room please'
Comfortable sun beds are squashed together like sardines and if you want to
have a bed then you have to be down at 6.30am to put towel on----no not the
Germans--now its the Russians!!!
No brochure in room to tell you about the hotel, its services,spa treatments
facilities etc.--we were there 2 days before we discovered the outside grill
For some reason the male waiting staff (particulary the pool bar staff) were
generally cheerful but the female waiting staff had that '' I hate working here
We spoke to many other guests during our stay and not one had anything positive to say. Some had stayed in the hotel before and had noticed a serious deterioration in service. I know
that a number of guests paid extra to Thomas Cook to change hotels. Every one were of the same mind---''we will not be back''
There were a lot of Russian guests and it is my belief that this is now the market this hotel is aiming for--there is no attempt to cater for the UK tastes.---It is such a pity for the hotel is very well appointed with stunning views over a very limited beach area
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideal Prime Beach benefits from an excellant location on the beachfront of Marmaris with local amenities within walking distance. Ideal Prime Beach will offer stylish rooms coupled with a lively atmosphere also where guests can enjoy the stunning sea views from its own private beach and jetty. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ideal Prime Beach Hotel Marmaris