Returned on Mon 14 May after spending a week in this lovely small hotel (think it has approx 120 rooms).
We were on an all inclusive package with Thomas Cook and I had emailed the hotel 2 weeks in advance to request either room 621, 623 or 625 (having read other room tips) and had a reply to say they would do their best. When we arrived were allocated room 623, reception was very efficient, whilst the room was small and we could have done with more drawer space, this was more than compensated by the view. The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable.
Hotel facilites are good, the pool whilst small was clean as were the sunbeds; they did tend to get booked up quickly by the usual early 'towel junkies', however there were always free sunbeds on the beach and deck areas. The hotel provides beach towels so you don't really have to pack one.
Restaurant - never really had a problem getting a table or drinks even though the hotel was fully booked. The buffet fare was fine, lots of cold plate/salad choices, the desserts were fantastic and the hot food whilst a little bland at times was always hot. There was an outdoor BBQ/grill where the chef prepared omlettes at breakfast, and freshly cooked meats for dinner.
Outdoor bar- got your beer etc here and the barman was good; he worked very hard for long hours and only came under pressure during cocktail hours when he still managed to crack a joke ! There was also another bar adjacent to the dining room.
Entertainment- This was very good, Ossie & Honey did a great job at getting you to play the games etc but would not pressurise you if you wanted to relax & sunbathe. The evening entertainment programme was also varied with some very good acts although the bingo tended to drag on sometimes. The programme usually ended at 23:30 when the entertainers escorted those that had the stamina, to downtown Marmaris for some clubbing.
Spa- this was brillant and had a sauna and Turkish bath after arrival to destress and remove the grime ! Then had a massage on our final day to relax for the return journey.
NOTE: be aware if you are on a package holiday with transfers from Dalaman airport, the coach will stop off after 1 hour so that you can have a 'comfort halt'. At this place refreshments etc can be bought at inflated/rip off prices and it's 1 lira to use the toilets.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Cettia Beach Marmaris
- Art Hotel Marmaris