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Marlin House
Ranked #151 of 234 Hotels in Marmaris
Reviewed 18 October 2011

just come back from marlin appartments our room was minging, unable to get a warm shower half the time ( they do have emmersion heater not just solar power) had to climb over roof to get out of room one day then over roof to get back in as door lock broke, this happened also on bathroom door hotels4u werent interested nor was there rep in turkey there customer services are as bad as the hotel , the only good thing about this hotel wrere the staff elvis and emra

Room Tip: dont bother
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 September 2011

very friendly and clean would go back , oktay, elvis and maradona could,nt do enough for you . Basic apartments but very clean and our apartment was very spacious.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank lisa619
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Reviewed 30 August 2011

never booked through major holiday company,booked ourselves,3rd visit to marmaris,1st to family run apartments,usually go to big complex,so was bit different for us this year.we were not dissapointed at all,only down side for us was the aircon was only in one bedroom so it was pretty hot everywhere else in apartment,also before hand we asked for top floor apartment wish we had got middle floor as they were a lot bigger then ours,but otherwise good,lovely n clean,cant fault that[unless you go with high expectations]staff n owners very welcoming and friendly,maradonna,MY FRIEND,nothing was to much for him you only had to ask for what you needed and if possible he would help you,lovely man,all the staff and owners were like that,good location about 10mins walk to beach front,be prepared to be hassled along beach front ,well after all you are in marmaris,usually a NO sends them onto their next victim,lol.if you like football pay visit to football bar street just behind talk of the town,especially the man u bar.lol,very good friendly banter down there,all in all great holiday would use marlin again without a doubt heres to marmaris next year,cant wait !!

Room Tip: rooms are basic but clean,dont expect luxury and you wont be disappointed great base for holiday
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank lynn m
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

me and 3 mates (girls aged 21) have just returned from 2 weeks at marlin appartments.
we arrived in the early hours and were abit annoyed when we realised we had to pay for air con. on the website it said split air conditioning but only one room had it so we also had to purchase a fan for the other bedroom. the appartment was basic but very clean and had everything we needed. the cooking hob took an hour to boil the water though haha! the maid cleaned everyday but sheets and towels were changed every 4 days. we were unaware we had to pay for toilet roll (1 lira each) so be warned the maid wont supply it.
they have a 24 our bar and restaurant which was reasonably priced although you could walk 5 mins down the road and get cheaper food. a supermarket is 5 mins walk away so we would walk there to get food etc. you are provided with kitchen equipent if you want to eat in which we did a few times.
there are 3 main pools and although only a few sunbeds get the sun all day, the ones that did were always free. the beach is only a 10 minwalk but we stayed at the pool everyday.
the staff were brilliant and so helpful!! we really felt at home there. ocktay (the owner) was lovely and helped us out immeadiatley with any problems we had. the bar staff were great and we had such a laugh with them!! marradona (one of the staff) was so polite and was always on hand to help. elvis, one of the staff continually hasseled me as i was the only single girl which got annoying at times but nothing i couldnt handle! we all had a good laugh with him too.
every week they do a bbq for 25 lira which we found too expensive as you can go down the road and get more food and entertainment for 15 lira!
overall i found marlin a friendly and safe place and located perfectly in marmaris. the beach strip with bars and restaurants was only a 5-10 minute walk and bar street 20 mins (although we found bar street abit too mad and sleazy, full of turkish men!!) the beach strip was much nicer and had everything we needed.
i would recommend marlin. remember you get what you pay for. it wasnt luxury but it met our needs!! im gutted to be home!
ps if you book as a package holiday you will have a rep which comes to the hotel 5 times a week and does a welcome meeting. we booked through thomson/first choice and our rep was lovely. i would strongly recommend only booking trips with the rep. alothough they are slightly more expensive they are far safer. we booked a massage with an excirsion company on the street and had a horrible experience as their standards are lower then of thomsons trips.
enjoy!! tell elvis jade says hi hahaha

Room Tip: rooms as far away from the bar as possible are the best as people were getting disrupted by people r...
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank jade w
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Reviewed 8 July 2011

hotel was fab the food well i eat there every night and was so cheap my room was cleaned ever y day huge balcony and all so friendly plus ihad changed my room as it was on the top floor and left my purse with all my money in and next day it was returned to me lve heard so meny stories about things going missing from room but i can tell you no such thing at these apartments and i would go back had a fab holiday thanks to all at Marlin apps kim.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled solo
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4  Thank kim526
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Reviewed 30 June 2011

Went to Marln House for a girls holiday Mid June 2011. Was the best holiday ever! The rooms were big enough for what we needed, and we were put right next to the bar! The staff were amazing, from helping us with our luggage to looking out for us while we were out there, they were so nice and friendly. Fronted by Octay who even came to see if we were okay when one of my friends was taken into hospital! It was like we were part of the family. Would not hesitate to book here again, perfect distance from the beach and Bar Street. Came back this morning and already want to get on a plane and go back! Fantastic!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank 0191kas
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Reviewed 27 June 2011

marlin apartments is number one, there was six of us in our group, on the rival in dalaman to my shock we wasnt stopping half way so i can collect water for the children with great suprise marlin had water on supply for our arrival which i was very pleased, i have been to many hotels and apartments and marlin is the one for me, the staff couldnt do enough for us, the food was excellent katered for everyone, its the first time we been to turkey and none of us have been running to the toilet lol, cool area was very clean cleaned everyday twice a day, even the staff kept children occupied by playing pool and let them use there internet which they know all children like, we also had a couple disabled people with us which to our great suprise the rooms was so big that they could use there wheelchairs to get around in the appartment, the showers look small but we tried a summer chair inside where disabled people could shower with plenty of room which they really enjoyed, the best thing is its only two streets away from the beach, plenty of night life around but once you went back to your appartments with great pleasure you could sleep all night with no noise at all which in the past i have experienced alot of sleepless nights, in the evenings if we didnt want to go out as the children fell to sleep early the balconys are so big for familys we just sat talking, the staff weather it was just coffee, tea or alchohol it was never too much for the staff to bring, yes the rooms are only basic but got everything you need and in perfect working order, but then again you do only get a two ring hobb, but then again who goes on holiday to cook, the food on the complex was for everybody, you only had to leave your towels and bedding outside the door and within a hour you had all clean towels and bedding, we have also meet some very good freinds which i hope to stay in touch with thanks to the marlin house hotel

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank hazelworksop
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Address: Cildir Mah. 154. Sokak No 9, Marmaris 48700, Turkey (Formerly Smile Apartments)
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Marmaris
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #151 of 234 Hotels in Marmaris
Price Range: £13 - £18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Marlin House is a small and attractive Apart hotel complex, which is renewed a high standard and well-maintained for guests in 2005. There is a bus stop 60m away, with a regular mini-bus service to the resort centre 1km away and the nearest beach 450m away, where you can find a wide selection of watersports. ... more   less 
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Marlin House Hotel Marmaris
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Merlin Hotel Marmaris

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