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Marlin House
Ranked #163 of 234 Hotels in Marmaris
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

Travelled to Marlin last year, was abit wary after reading the reviews but we went with open minds. Arrived at 2:00am had to hand our passports over but got them back the next day. A young lad helped us with our suitcases up the flight of stairs.. Staff are faultless, they work so hard in making sure you have a fab holiday and they were always coming around to make sure we were okay. Rooms are very basic and the shower was a little faulty but it's TURKEY, think people forget. The price you pay for these apartments (hardly anything) were excellent! Great holiday, maradonna and elvis are great, the pools are a good size for these small apartments! Would return again.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

Went to Marmaris last year on a girls holiday (7 18year old girls) ... Best hotel ever to stay in! Staff were soo friendly to us and no not just because we were young girls.. they didn't perv over us once! They gave us all the information we needed about whatever we asked them about.. They also gave us a heads up on the typical turkish men and that if we got into any trouble then we were to go straight to them and they would sort the turkish blokes out.. Really friendly staff who just made the holiday 100% better.. we werent ever harrased into buying food or drink at the pool bar and the staff came round to us all and all the other guests every hour or so making sure we were all okay and if we needed anything. The rooms were very basic but hey what do you expect for the price you pay? It was perfect to shower and sleep in which is all we needed it for :) We ate at the pool bar a few times and the food was lovely! We stayed B&B and the breakfast was good every morning. The hotel is pretty close to the beach and all the shops, bars and restaurants however it is about a 15min walk to bar street which is a lovely walk on the way there and a sobering walk on the way back :) Overall amazing holiday! Definitely go to turtle bar and RTJs!!! Also do the trips and the turkish night at the hotel!!! Bangin holiday!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 June 2012

reading all the good reviews on these appartments i was sure we had made the right choice but boy how wrong was i. Me and my family have just spent 3 very long weeks here and all i can say is im glad to be home, after turning up early hrs only to get asked if we were sure were staying at the apprtment had to show all my paper work to prove we was, after being shown our room i was sure things could only improve, first morning there and decided to have wondered around to find where the pools were, i was concerned that there was no safety around the pools with 3 kids age 6,5 and 1 any way that wernt my only worry the safety of the decked area was also an issue bits of wood loosly placed nails not been put down chipped edges of the pool and to top that stupid plastic that surronds the pool was just an accident waiting to happan all in bits a bit like lego and dont worry if u lose any of these plasctic grids fatima has a bag of spares my husband just stepped on it and fell through it lucky he wernt hurt but that aint the point. we asked elvis whats being done about the pool areas but he just said they will get fixed, this also leads me on to another issue with repairs our light bulb went in our bedroom told elvis said he sort it great only to return late at night only to discover his taken the bulb from our kitchen and replaced it with the bedroom , we wernt the only ones who asked for things to be fixed but guess what they never did u just so fed up with asking and geting no where you give up. As a family we had a few english breakfast wich was ok no complaints there but we prefered to self cater as this what we had booked shame elvis didnt like the idea of us self catering as our room was right near the bar we would always get harrased coming in with bags oo u never spend money with us etc etc after one of his many lectures on how turkish pay more and how litttle money his geting from us we got invited to a bbq feeling guilty we decided to go to it we sat at the bar waitng for the bbq to start no one talking to us only this man oktay come over to us and was great with the kids we later found out this is the man who actually owns the marlin but due to being ill his leting elvis who last year was just a bar man manage the whole hotel , far too much for him to do all on his own with just fatima the cleaner for help but any way back to the bbq another large group of people arrive only to discover there organised this whole do as it was there birthday we felt so awkard joining in with some elses party and i just wanted to leave. Im a chatty person and was looking forward to talking to other toursits well apart from 5 other families there rest was full of turkish people wich elvis has banned them from talking to the toursits. over all i wouldnt got back to marlin and i wouldnt recommend it the hotel was bad and elvis was even worse he was rude and and ignored us the whole time we were there i thought turkish people were great with kids well not with elvis even my kids got ignored by him, im so annoyed how he treated his guests didnt even have the manners to say goodbye to his guests even a couple who had beeen going to marlin for last 5 years twice a year even got treated this way not even a goodbye or to help them with there cases. Yes th hotel was rough but would of made our 3 week holiday there alot better if he was polite to say good morning how r u enjoy ur day etc nothing like we wernt there feel sorry for who ever gos there we wont be back

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2012

i recently wrote review recommending these apartment, not know. there is a manager in because owner is ill, he has changed the place overnight. we were there for 3weeks,and over that time he filled the place with turkish people, there was only 6 english families there. that was not to bad at first but now he has told turkish not to speak to english, which makes it very unpleasant. after 10years i will not be going back, which is a shame because we really liked it. i would not recommend anyone to go.

Room Tip: high floors are less noisey
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2012

i have stayed at marlin for the last 10 years or so, usually twice or three times a year. The apartments are quite basic, but very clean thanks to their cleaner Fatima,she works really hard. It is handy for all amenities, bars, beach etc. The family that run it are very friendly and very helpful. Pools are good, but in alot of shade because of trees, front pool is better. I prefer topfloor, because it is very quiet and has a wonderful view. I dont use restuarant because I think you can eat and drink out cheaper. Overhaul it is a nice quiet place to stay

Room Tip: top floors best balconies
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

Were do i start with Marlin Apartments, This place is my second home i use to live there an i love it there. The rooms are spacious and always cleaned. Its such a friendly place to stay if its your first holiday to Marmaris as you will be safe an well looked after by the staff. The funniest person there is the Owner Oktay hes such a good friend of mine and his family too. I go there every year and would not think about staying any were else. I DEFINITIVELY RECOMMEND TO ANYONE YOU SHOULD STAY HERE.

LOTS OF LOVE KERRY XXXXXX

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2011

due to the time of the year, hot water was hardly available for shower, It was good when the sun came out, Its was a great shower.
Shower very small, but apartments big, with huge balcany.

Room Tip: High floor is great, better view. at the front.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Marlin House
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #163 of 234 Hotels in Marmaris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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