First impressions weren't great, the area is very built up and the entrance to the apartments doesn't look very impressive, too be fair I didn't realise the apartments were in a separate building to the hotel, although you can use all the hotel facilities. I soon realised actually the apartments are better, the pool is smaller, and much friendlier, half board, was served in the Ege bar (breakfast) and on the terrace, for dinner, both options were Al a Carte, rather than a buffet (starters & desserts were buffet). The rooms are spotless and very contemporary, air con is only in the main room, but I hired a fan for the bedroom, then paid a deposit for a 2nd room key, so the air con was left on all day. The rooms are cleaned daily, plenty of fresh towels etc!
The food is ok, but I was getting fed up of it after 10 days, there are plenty of restaurants nearby, I especially liked Cousins Bar, the drinks are much cheaper than the hotel too. The Waiters were a mixed bunch, sometimes friendly, sometimes grumpy, I think it definately made a difference if you had stayed in the resort before, they also paid my teenage daughter a bit too much attention, but she just brushed it off! There was a couple of mix ups with our bar bill, extra food had been added to the bill, but the Bar Manager soon sorted it out, with no further problems. The entertainment is the usual, although Cookie & Ozzy were very funny and definately made an effort to get to know all the guests. The Turkish night was very good too! The Pool Attendant was very grumpy, and seemed to get earlier and earlier, at clearing the sunbeds in the afternoon, he definately had favourites too! But the pool is kept spotless, and he is always busy. There is definately not enough sunbeds around the pool, people were putting towels out about 06:30, despite signs saying not too, but after a couple of days, the Management removed all the towels from unoccupied beds and placed them in Reception, this caused a bit of a rumpus, but it improved the situation. I wasn't too keen on the hard sell from the Photographer, Hairdresser & Turkish massage seller, but they did stop after a couple of days. The hotel kids club was very good, lots of sessions, very friendly staff, and lots going on, especially the Chocolate party etc, my youngest loved it. Overall, we had a very good time, met some very nice people, and the kids loved all the noise and action, so in the end, everyone was happy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfort & Magical Blue & The Sun - relaxing, friendly and lively atmosphere, bright and modern decor, excellent accommodations, service and facilities. All apartments provide bath, shower, WC, hair dryer, balcony, safe deposit box, air conditioning, TV, music channels, direct dial telephone, microwave oven, refrigerator and kitchenette with full equipment. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cettia Apart Marmaris
- Hotel Cettia Apart
- Apart Marmaris