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Ideal Prime Beach
Ranked #19 of 234 Hotels in Marmaris
Reviewed 15 May 2014

I have just come back from Ideal Prime Beach 6th - 14th May.

What can I say this hotel isn't as bad as people make out. If you are looking for a 5 star hotel you need to pay 5 star money.

The food is good, staff are nice lots of sun beds. Nice drinks (red wine a beer very good)

Just dont book if you think your are getting a 5 star this is only a 4 star at the most

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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I am happy to read that you have enjoyed your holiday stay with us and I do hope that we will be able to welcome you once again in the future. Thank you for choosing our Hotel for your holiday.

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

We booked this on the great reviews it had from 2013 and must also say they still look good, BUT ITS NOT !
Yes it looks great, is clean and on the face of it, five star.
But it just doesn't work.
The food is bland at best, with silly choices like, chips, pasta, mash - but nothing to go with it, the flow does not work, then getting a table and a drink ! NO CHANCE - and by the time you do, if you can be bothered it's all cold and only fit for the bin.
I could go on and on but I won't waste my time, just advise you to stay clear, they have too many problems to list, oh yes, complained twice and got grinned at, one of the local restaurants summed it up like this : "they have already taken your money, and don't care if you eat out"
We ate out 4 out of seven nights and all the restaurants know you from your wrist band and say "we get lots if customers from the Ideal Prime" - perhaps it is they who are posting 5 stars for this hotel ?

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Ian C
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iphotels, Ideal Team at Ideal Prime Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2014

Thank you for your review posted on the Tripadvisor website.
I am sorry to read that the Hotel has not met with your expectations.
All agencies are fully aware of our early season concept and websites are checked on a regular basis for correct information, as the Hotel host guests of varying nationalities the 14 menu reflects this also due to differing dietary requirements, we have many herb and spice pots around the restaurant for guests to add to their own food.for their own preferencial taste. I do hope that in the future you may visit again, thank you for choosing our Hotel for your holiday.

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

I stayed here in 2012 with my partner for 7 nights through Thomas Cook.

The hotel its self is really big and sits right on the beach.The decor all round the hotel is gorgeous, especially the reception area.

The food is good, great choice and all of a good standard.

I wasn't to keen on the drinks, however not many hotels in Turkey offer a good quality of alcoholic drinks in the all inclusive package.

The rooms are a good size, nice and modern also. However the fridge didn't keep that cool.

Overall I would definitely return to this hotel in the future.

Room Tip: Sea view room
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Amyrogers11
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iphotels, Ideal Team at Ideal Prime Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2014

Thank you for your review posted on the Tripadvisor website.
I am happy to read that you have enjoyed your holiday with us and have experienced the hospitality of the Hotel, its services and facilities, I do hope that we will be welcoming you again this season and on behalf of the Team here at Ideal Prime Beach, thank you for your recommendation and for choosing our Hotel for your holiday.

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Honestly don't know where to start,lets start with the positives as it will take all of 5 seconds,
reception looks stunning and is very clean also the toilets are amazing,few of the bar staff work very hard, unfortunately the positives stop there.

the food
disgusting,worst I've ever experienced,just slops slops and more slops,we spent most of our week eating out,felt hungry constantly and that's saying a lot considering i'm normally happy with a good old salad with a bit meat...not a chance.

waiters cannot cope with the amount of people in the restaurant and just forget about a drink with your meal,you will be lucky to get a glass of water,no tables to sit,when you ask a waiter they just pretend they don't know what your talking about,oh god i could go on and on about the food but its just wasting more and more of my time.

manager at reception is so rude i honestly don't know where they have dragged him from,maybe a army camp? is his attitude stinks,i wouldn't speak to an animal the way i heard him talking to guests while i was standing at reception, also the lady serving hot sandwiches at 11pm,you will be waiting at least 1 hour,total snails pace.

i have been to many hotels in my life time raging from self catering 2* apartments to 3* half board 4* all-inclusive,believe me when i say i have been to some dives in my time and quilitly hotels but this hotel takes the biscuit,i have never heard so many guests complain about the food.

No doubt the manager will respond to this feedback and say they cater for all nationalities,blar blar blar,he must be working overtime on his computer replying to all these bad feedbacks,and before he says it......no you wont be ever ever be welcoming me back to the grand NOT ideal as i would never waste my money again.

FOR PEOPLE READING REVIEWS WONDERING WEATHER TO BOOK OR NOT *DONT* LOOK INTO THE GOLDEN ROCK HOTEL NEXT DOOR,LOOKS AMAZING AND CHECK REVIEWS OUT,THEY SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES,

FROM A VERY DISSAPOINTED AND ANGRY TRAVELLER/

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank Dannielle L
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iphotels, Ideal Team at Ideal Prime Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2014

Thank you for posting your review on the Tripadvisor website.
Guest feedback is important and should be given whilst in the Hotel via your resort rep or direct to the personnel at the Customer service department. As you have yourself mentioned, the Hotel has an International guest base and whilst the menus provided serve traditional turkish cuisine also incorporated into this are European staple dishes, the breakfast restaurant for example serves toasting breads, jams , honeys, continental meats and cheeses and salad items, a variety of prepared fruit salads and yoghurts, a variety of cereals and dried fruits and danish pastries, the hot plate serves a variety of eggs, turkish sausage, pancakes and waffles, beans and hot porridges, the snack bar serves fresh pizza, chips, pasta and sauce, salad selections, turkish pide and desserts, the lunch restaurant serves soup and breads, salads with meat and cheeses, meat and poultry dishes as well as a fish selection with a full dessert range and fresh fruit, the kebab shack serves chicken and meat kebab and also shish kebab, the patisserie serves a large selection of cookies and cakes, the evening restaurant serves a choice of soups, a full range of mezze dishes, meat and poultry dishes, fish dishes and a plain food (steamed or boiled) buffet, a bbq showgrill, pasta and sauces and a full range of desserts and fresh fruit. I do hope that this information satisfies your review of the food served within the Hotel. Thank you for choosing our Hotel for your holiday.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

just came back from this hotel,have never ever complained or wrote a review before but feel that i have to if you think you are saving by going all inc in this hotel.
As you walk thru main door all very much 5star then thats about it.
The rooms are very small, they only to sleep in so did,nt realy bother me,i would give rooms 3 star max and i,m being generous, my bed was rock hard.
Impossible to get sunbed no matter what time of day it is,by pool or by beach.
The staff dont know how to smile, walk round like prison guards,
If your on a diet this is the place to be, the food is terrible ,salad,chips,eggs,and other stuff i just
know what it is only way to describe it is think of a prison film giving out slopes in a bowl this is from the main hall,if you do manage to get some food (if you can eat it)then its cold as it takes
ages to get a seat as hall is rammed full of people rushing round like headless chickens.
If you queue up for meat at any stand,exspect to wait at least 20 mins to be served 2 bits chicken the size of a 50p,if you do ask for more they say no only 2,the way round this is to queue again for another 20 mins to get more,at all bars you can only get 2 drinks at a time,at 11.30pm only 1 drink, then after 12 you have to pay,there is approx 50 people a time round disco bar at night only 1 barman expect to wait 20mins or more.
We payed for all inc for a 10 day holiday and eat out at least 8 days as the food is terrible,all other uk guests we spoke to said the same,the hotel had good reviews last year but was told under new owners this year.If you do expect to save money by going all inc in this hotel be warned you will be spending your money eating out in the no name bar across the road as most people was with all inc bands on from this hotel,if you have payed a lot of money to stay here or
saved a long time please dont waste your money go somewhere else,read reviews where someone has just came back,the food in my eyes in this place is about 2 star if you can find meat and you will,the amount the give you will feed a small child of 5years,i hope this helps everyone and i hope i never have to write a review again,but on this occasion i feel i had to,all in all will never stay here again,please don,t waste your hard earnend money in this hotel.

Room Tip: go some where else!
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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4  Thank mike l
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iphotels, Ideal Team at Ideal Prime Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2014

Thank you for your review posted on the Tripadvisor website.
Guest feedback is welcome and should be given whilst in the Hotel via the resort rep who visits daily or the customer service personnel. I am sorry to read that the Hotel has not met with your expectations and would like to take this opportunity to comment on your review.
All food served within the restaurants and the snack bar is of the highest quality and is tested and tasted on a daily basis by the Food Engineer and Quality Manager, of course as the Hotel hosts guests of many nationalities, the menus provided reflect this as well as serving more Traditional Turkish cuisine. The restaurants can also at times become busy especially when first opening as guests seek to eat before they depart and also as they have just arrived. However the snack bar is also open at this time for guests choosing not to eat in the restaurant. Guests also have the option to eat in the A La Carte restaurants one time in their holiday, these restaurants opened on May 1st. I do hope that this information satisfies your review. Thank you for choosing our Hotel for your holiday.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

We stayed at this hotel from 5th to 12th may. Having read reviews before we went, i had a fair idea of what to expect and the past reviewers were not too far off the mark with their 1 and 2 star ratings.
It has a lovely reception area but dont be fooled by that. When we checked in we were given no information to where the room was located. So off we went in search of our room. After 5 minutes lugging cases we arrived back at reception again but they just shrugged and said see the bellboy (who wasnt there) so off we went again and after another fruitless search eventually got back to reception and this time found him. I paid for a sea view but the room was a 'side sea view'. The room was an unusual shape with a very small bathroom and a small triangle shaped balcony.
This room definitely wasnt 5 star standard. More like three star. No toiletries or any fancy touches.
Now where i start about the food. If you are a vegetarian then you are in luck. No bacon at breakfast only frankfurter sausages cut in small pieces. Food is lukewarm at best. A chef does omlettes but he puts in the pan a quarter pint of oil first before he cooks it. Absolutely revolting.
Lunch and dinner are exactly the same with the same boring food every day. Make sure you get a table first before going to the buffet or you will be eating your dinner standing.
The dining hall waiters do their best and i found them courteous. On the other hand i found some of the bar staff very abrupt if you asked for anything apart from red wine or beer. I know they work long hours but there is no need for some of the agorance and ignorance they have.
Take my advice. Give this hotel a miss.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank James M
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iphotels, Ideal Team at Ideal Prime Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2014

Thank you for your review on the Tripadvisor website.
Guest feedback is appreciated and should be given whilst in the Hotel giving us the opportunity to answer any questions or resolve any concerns that guests may have, This can be given at customer services or via the resort rep, contact is made on a daily basis with the Department Managers who are notified of any concerns that guests may have. All rooms are provided with free satellite television, free air-conditioning, free safe box, mini bar of water and juices on arrival as well as water refills daily, guests are also provided with towels for use at the pool or beach. The menus provided reflect the host of nations that visit our Hotel as well as staple European meals and also more traditional Turkish cuisine. I do hope that your review is satisfied with the information provided. Thank you for choosing our Hotel for your holiday.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

just visited this hotel and it was fabulous the staff were very polite and hard working
the place was spotlessly clean,the food was also the drink.Five yards from the back
of the hotel you were on the beach,it also as two swimming pools it is fantastic and
will be back for sure i loved it
chaz 32

Room Tip: rooms facing the sea
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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iphotels, Ideal Team at Ideal Prime Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2014

Thank you for your review posted on the Tripadvisor website.
I am happy to read that you have enjoyed your holiday stay with us and I would also like to thank you for your comments regarding the hospitality you have been shown, the cleanliness you have seen and also of the food and beverages that you have enjoyed.I do hope that we will be welcoming you again in the future. Thank you for choosing our Hotel for your holiday.

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Address: Siteler Mah. Cumhuriyet Bulvari No: 35, Marmaris 48700, Turkey (Formerly Miramer Beach)
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Marmaris
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Marmaris
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Marmaris
#9 Luxury Hotel in Marmaris
#12 Spa Hotel in Marmaris
#47 Family Hotel in Marmaris
Price Range: £67 - £169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ideal Prime Beach 5*
Number of rooms: 632
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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