I booked a 1-bed apartment at Club Exelsior for me and my mum, but we were actually allocated one in Exelsior Junior. We didn't mind, as Junior seemed to be more quiet than the Club building. Can't comment on food as we were self-catering, but the apartment was clean and a range of cooking appliances was reasonable. The apartment was obviously not new or newly refurbishes, but given the very low price we paid, it was certainly a value for money! The pools were clean, and there were plenty of sunbeds available (though I am aware we were there in May, so not high season). The staff at the reception were all, without exception, very friendly and helpful.
There are a couple of small shops right next to the hotel, with a big Kipa supermarket (part of Tesco group!) some 5 mins walk away.Plenty of bars and restaurants around. It's around 10-15mins (depends how fast you walk) to the beach, with the main city centre some 20-25mins walk away, or you can take a bus or a taxi, but we enjoyed the walk.
We also took a couple of trips - one to Turtle Beach and a two-day trip to visit Ephesus and Pamukkale (amazining! don't miss the Cleopatra pool). Both highly recommended! There are many other day-trips and activities you can do, all reasonably priced. We book our trips with a local agent called Uncle John - his shop is very close to the hotel (opposite Club Ilayda), just ask at the hotel reception. He is very friendly,and not hard-sell at all, and his prices are competitive! We also used him for changing money, and his rates were much better than the ones at the airport (don't change any money at the airport!! a rip off.). He also kindly offered to change our surplus liras back into GBP when we were leaving.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Exelsior Hotels is a great place to stay we do cater mostly for families but we have couples singles and older parties that also come and enjoy the Exelsior experience, with loads to do throughout the day with pool games and dancing and great entertainment at night night, we also provide a kids club, guests just keep coming backPlease be aware that Exelsior Hotels consist of four hotels which are Exelsior Main, Exelsior Jr, Exelsior Annex and Club Ilyida Smartline, REMEMBER when booking it is your tour operator that allocates which building you will stay in so PLEASE check your booking confirmation letter. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Club Exelsior Hotel Marmaris
- Exelsior Hotel Marmaris