Travelling with a family with different ideas about a perfect holiday and coeliac disease can be rather tricky and it was with some trepidation that we booked this holiday as those on the Neilson helpline were rather vague about the food choices for gluten free. As it turned out the gluten free stuff we took with us should have been left at home as the restaurant there was brilliant and the food and beverages manager and chefs all made it remarkably easy. After the first night when I identified myself as gluten-free they ensured all food was gluten free where possible (so just things like pasta, pastry and noodle dishes were not) and where things were not gluten free I was able to request almost everything as a gluten free version. Gluten free pancakes for breakfast, gluten free pizza for dinner, nothing was too much trouble.
The location is just beautiful and delightfully hidden away from the busy Marmaris coast which is still an easy river taxi ride away. The staff of the hotel were thoughtful and the little details like the maid making the towels into hearts with flower petals scattered in them were really sweet. There was some noise from the beach bar at night, but we were all so worn out it didn't have any effect on us.
The equipment was all in good condition, although sometimes various ropes on dingys had been left in odd locations by previous guests. Not much staff can do about that. The wind was rather flukey, making it tough for beginners to get the hang of stuff and even I was rather bemused by going across the bay close hauled, doing a 180 degree turn and going across the bay close hauled.
The kids clubs were very well run by the nannies and mannies, giving a vast variety of different activities and my youngest absolutely adored them. If she could have packed Laura into a suitcase and brought her home with us she would have. I wish they had sent out club information in advance, though, as it changed between booking and arriving and so she didn't have any evening socials which she was expecting. My oldest we paid extra for to go into Hot Shots to get some qualifications as he was really keen to do so and he also had great tuitition, despite some rather grotty children with him. I think a more advertised bullying policy may have helped, but even the manager was rather aghast at the behaviour so I don't think it is too common. Even those staff not on kiddy duty were great with them, and they all went the extra mile to make sure it was a really amazing holiday for them.
The Spa was a haven of tranquility and I was left ready to have a quiet nap after my chilled out afternoon, and the princess sparkle package (toenails and finger nails painted) for my little girl is still being talked about now as she felt very special!
Overall the activities available were amazing and as a family we sampled the cycling (easy level only!), Stand Up Paddleboarding (lots of fun for all), dingy/cat sailing, windsurfing, sit on kayaking, snorkelling, tennis, waterskiing and pontoon jumping. Need a holiday to recover...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Club Adakoy Resort Hotel is set in Marmaris, 2.8 km from Marmaris Yacht Marina. The resort has a seasonal outdoor pool and fitness centre, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free WiFi is offered and free private parking is available on site. Rooms are fitted with a TV. Views of the sea, pool or river are featured in certain rooms. Extras include slippers and free toiletries. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. This resort has water sports facilities and car hire is available. The area is popular for windsurfing and diving. Bar Street Marmaris is 12 km from Club Adakoy Resort Hotel, while Karacan Point Center is 5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Dalaman Airport, 100 km from the property. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Neilson Club Adakoy Hotel Marmaris