Myself and my partner, and my Mum and Aunt stayed here mid September, we stayed for 10 nights and my Mum for 7. 5 other relatives and friends were staying at other hotels close by.
We chose this hotel after reading the many positive reviews in TripAdvisor, and also took the advice of holding out for a sea-view room at check-in rather than booking through the tour operator. We were given a part sea view room on the quiet side of the hotel and Mum was at the front over looking the road. We were told that there were no sea-view rooms available and to check back in 3 days, after 3 days we asked again but again there was none available. I would advise contacting the hotel directly some time before arrival to request this as we were disappointed. The rooms we had were good though, Mums was bigger than ours with a double and a single bed, ours was a bit small but very clean and modern.
The hotel is very clean and in a good location right on the sea front, however, the hotel next door plays booming club music all day and the sand here is very gravelly and stoney so we chose mostly to spend our days at Mr Ali's a few minutes further to the left for free and more comfortable sunbeds, smoother sand and excellent service.
Our family wanted to spend the last few hours of one afternoon at the hotel pool with us, we gathered sunbeds together but one of the waiters was quite nasty with us and kicked a bed saying we were blocking their way to the kitchen, the beach waiter also came over and wanted to charge my family 10TL each for the use of the beds. This was really embarrassing for us all as everyone round the pool saw and heard all of this, my family and friends had previously been spending lots of money in the pool bar in the evenings so were quite upset. The same happened on the beach, our friend came to sit with the four of us on the first day and he wanted to charge her 15TL for the bed, although next door all the beds and the pool were free.
3 of us wanted to try the Turkish bath at the hotel but there was only one person working as it was the end of the season so couldn't do all three of us at the same time so just Mum and Aunty had this, they both said it was excellent though. The cost is £23 or 65TL.
The food is good, we had breakfast only, freshly made omelletes and eggs, other food that was pre-made was cold. I had pancakes every morning which were pre-made and cold but i learned to heat them up on the George Foreman type grill and they were lovely. I was embarrassingly told off one morning for trying to take a peach out of the restaurant.
On the whole, a lovely hotel, with some some staff issues, but would recommend and return.
- Also Known As:
- Sunrise Hotel Marmaris