Just got back from an amazing holiday at this hotel! we stayed for a week in September in the main building and it was lovely but wish we had not left. the bar staff were amazing all extremely friendly especially Apo , he's crazy but such a laugh! the pool is big so its not to cramped when it starts to get busy and there's plenty of sunbeds to choose from and didn't have a problem reserving any. The food is good and a good size too, Fanta coke and sprite were all buy one get one free all throughout the day and night for 4.50TL. Cocktails happy hour is 9-10 , the alcohol was quite strong we shared a fishbowl between 2 and could not finish it all. The entertainment seemed good plenty of dances to join in with beside the pool in the afternoons, water activities, bingo, karaoke, darts tournament, quiz and a belly dancer. The apartments are nice , décor is up to date and plenty of towels. I would definitely recommend this hotel to everyone and I cant wait to book to go back!
Some places to visit and trips to do whilst in Marmaris;
go for a Turkish bath, this is best done before catching a tan or getting sunburnt as I imagine it might hurt a little on sore skin and plus the oils and mud baths help you to get a good tan!
There are a few markets throughout the week I would go to at least one, most stuff is quite cheap but be warned they haggle with you until you buy.
The beach, its about a ten minute walk away from the hotel and there are different bits to the beach so check the sunbeds are free before you sit down as there are spots which are free, with nice little restaurants behind for refreshments or lunch.
Go on a jeep safari, I don't want to spoil this for you but it was the best trip we went on, you get soaked so I would not take valuables unless you put them in a bag that wont leak through! and don't buy the dvd and supposed pictures of you they have took as we spent 60TL on them both and we are on one picture and the DVD doesn't work! But it is an amazing day out so don't miss out on this experience! 'Jeremy Kyle' is brilliant he's a funny chappy.
We went to the AquaDream waterpark but actually found it to be a disappointment as there wasn't many slides there and we didn't spend all day like we planned to, plus they take your picture and ask if you want it for an whopping 50TL per picture! but as it is high in the mountains you do get a good sun spot here and if you want a good tan you should get one up there!
Marmaris is brilliant and the hotel is fantastic so book this holiday and you wont be disappointed!
- 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