I visited the Grand Ideal Premium Hotel with my mum, dad and sister, we had booked two family rooms.
Arrival - On arrival the hotel was really grand, the lobby/reception is all marble and gold and really well decorated, the reception staff were really helpful and the luggage boy was really friendly. We arrived at around 4am and after reading other reviews about been placed on the 5th floor which were the attic rooms we were hoping we wasn't put in one, we was out in the attic rooms 5th floor and the rooms were horrible, you couldn't swing a cat, the rooms were really small, the bathrooms were yellow and not very nice and as we had booked 2 family rooms, the other room was exactly the same but had 2 single beds and had NO BALCONY, which was a big surprise as we had booked this! We immediately went back to reception and complained and they stated there was nothing they could do until 10am that morning so we had to spend a night in the rooms and at 10am that morning we was told that we was going to be given 2 adjoining family rooms on the 2nd floor, these rooms were really nice, really clean and had balconies.
Rooms - The rooms we was given were really spacious, one had a double bed for my mum and dad, and the other for me and my sister had a double bed and a single bed, they were really spacious, the balconies were a good size, the bathrooms were really modern and nice and clean, the big cubicle shower was really powerful and was really nice to use, the views weren't all that great but views aren't really important to us, the cleaners always cleaned the rooms and changed our towels, we even got towels to use round the pool which was nice. The TV had allot of English channels on them so we was able to watch movies and listen to music all the time.
Food/drink - There is a great choice of food at this hotel with a early and a late breakfast which do things such as eggs, sausage, scrambled egg and also omelettes, toasties, fried eggs etc. to a good dinner menu at the snack bar with spaghetti, chips, pizza, burgers etc. and the tea was a good choice with jacket potatoes, salads, chips, chicken, beef, turkey and the desserts were really nice too, especially the different flavours of ice-cream! The drinks were nice, through the day they do Pepsi, Sprite, Fanta, Slush's as well as beer etc. there is also juice and water machines and a tea and coffee machine so you never go thirsty. They didn't have Efes beer which we was disappointed about, but they have Tuborg which is a different kind of beer. There is a Ala'carte restaurant which you get one free meal in for you to try but we didn't bother and the night-club is really fun, they have karaoke and music and all the reps come and join in, the Cafe de Paris was nice too which offers tea, coffee, cake, sandwiches etc. all through the night. We went out for tea a couple of times because we wanted to try something different and we went to a bar which is on the beach front called Santana Karaoke and dance bar, this was really nice and would definitely recommend.
Pool - The pool is large, really nice and refreshing, you never have to fight for a sun-bed if you get up early enough but there is always extra sunbeds for the late people, if you get an umbrella, i would recommend putting all your stuff on the hooks as allot of the Foreigners were coming and pinching them, saying that they were there's. The slide is open at different times and was really fun too. There is an indoor pool but we didn't go in there because it was right next to the Gym area, there is a women that works in the massage/spa area trying to sell Turkish baths and all different treatments, this can get annoying but as soon as we told her we didn't want anything she didn't talk to use at all. Close to the pool there is a shop which sells all different things like ice-creams and drinks and also a jewellers which cleaned all of our jewellery for free which was nice and there is a hairdressers which we all had our eyebrows done for 4pounds which was good.
Staff/animation team - All the staff at the hotel are really friendly and helpful and go out there way to help you. The waiters come for your cups and plates as soon as you put them down which can be annoying but it got them out of the way so this wasn't a problem, the animation team were really nice they always come and talk to you and try and get you to play all the different games that they have to offer and like to tease you and get photos etc. especially Uzzy ;)! The reception staff are helpful and the managers, the bar staff can choose certain people to serve but they always use there manors and have a smile. We made friends with one of the waiters who was deaf and couldn't speak, he was really nice and always communicated with us and made us laugh.
Hotel - The hotel is really grand, everything is well decorated and all marble, gold and matching, the lobby/reception had all different seating areas and has light displays which change colour and the cleaners always keep all the areas really nice and clean, the entrance is really grand, the rooms are descent, the hotel is in a good location, its close to the beach which people staying at the hotel can use the beach to the other hotel Prime Beach, this was only round the corner, the beach is just round the corner and all the bars, restaurants etc. are all a long. You can get a dolmus or a taxi from right outside the hotel to get to different places and the Marmaris centre and marina is around a 1hour 45minute walk from the hotel which we walked once but found it too hot and tiring to do again.
Wi-Fi - The hotel has free wi-fi which we could connect on our phones in the hotel room and round the pool, this was good because we could go on Facebook and internet which gave us something to do in the rooms.
Overall the hotel is a nice enough place, with great staff and the animation team put on shows and games which made it something different, there was allot of different cultures and languages in the hotel which we wasn't too keen on but we spoke to a few people.
A nice hotel, in a nice location, with nice staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Refurbished for the 2015 season, SunConnect Grand Ideal Premium provides a relaxing atmosphere for the whole family. Guests will enjoy stylish rooms, new digital features of Touch Screen TV's and free Internet points throughout the hotel as well as experiencing the more traditional holiday. Children can enjoy activities in the Lollo & Bernie Kids Club and for teenagers there is the ConnectTeen Lounge (a cool place to hang out). The hotel offers Free Wifi throughout enabling all guests to stay connected to family and friends home and abroad. ... more less
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