There are some really great points to this hotel, but also some not so good. After reading previous reviews, we were slightly disappointed.
The resort is in a beautiful location, with wonderful views. Lots of trees and flowers, you feel at one with nature. The sea is clear and blue. Lots of sunbathing areas, plenty of beds, though we stayed early May, might be different story in summer.
Food was fabulous, so much choice, large salad corner and a small vegetarian corner for veggies. Show cooking stations every night, though sometimes it was just warm, not hot. Staff are fabulous, all work so hard and such long days, but always smiled and acknowledged you. Adem stood out in the bar, with his ready smile and hard work. Fresh pancakes each day, during snack times were also very welcome.
Great little spa, we had body scrub, foam and massage, 45 sterling each.
Great hairdressers and beauty salon, my husband had Turkish shave for 8 Sterling, I had blowdry for the same. Guys were nice and friendly.
Dolmus bus stop right outside security gates, 6.5 lira return.
Very clean and modern.
The Thomson hol advisors were friendly.
Little convenience store was handy and well priced, guy there was smiley.
No children nor loud music by pool or beach, so lovely and peaceful.
Cute hotel cats, they roamed wherever they wanted, gave cute faces during dinner in the hope of some food. Not everyone liked this though, but I thought they were cute.
The not so good:- drink choices were quite poor. No fresh juices, only squash. Same 4 cocktails on all inc every night, you had to pay for any other types. Now I understand on all inc, you're normally limited to local brands and not international brands. However, to have only 4 cocktails on offer is poor, with a massive cocktail price list The cocktails were already pre mixed with squash not juice.
Wifi horrendous, you had to sign in every few minutes for some strange reason. I know you don't go on holiday to use wifi, but if this is important to you, I'd steer clear.
Entertainment in evenings were a little boring, the resident duo singers were quite pleasant to listen to as a bit of background noise, but were not entertaining as such. There were two amphitheatre shows each week, which were quite good.
Paying 1.5 euros for a safe left a sour taste in the mouth. Just add it into the package cost Thomson!
Room was a touch damp, but I think that's more to do with the weather.
Not much to do if it rained, everyone congregated in Breeze Bar looking bored. A lot of people just went back to their rooms. The harmony bar is not opened if it rains.
Shower pressure not great, was adequate but for those who like a power shower after a day on the beach, you won't get one.
We were also quite unlucky in that it rained 4 of the days we were there. Maybe it if had been hot and sunny, the whole resort would have been better.
Would we go back? Unlikely, though I dare say if the weather had been nicer, we would have enjoyed the resort more. This is obviously not the hotel's fault.
I would rate Marmaris Imperial a 3.5. A few tweaks would make it a 4 or 5 I'm sure. We don't regret staying, as there were many good points.
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- Also Known As:
- Magic Life Hotel Marmaris
- Magic Life Marmaris
- Marmaris Magic Life Hotel