This was mine and my partners 2nd time visiting the Grand Faros, again for a fortnight, having first visited in 2012, I am delighted we chose to go back.
One notable difference was a great guy name Tamer who was bar staff on our first visit, is now service manager of the hotel. The main reason i enjoyed my second stay so much is really down to the staff. Cemil, Can, Tamer, Ali, Wysel, Mehmet, Islam everyone of them were fantastic during our stay. They are some of the most hard working group of people i've ever seen, needing to work ridiculous hours every week throughout the entire sumemr due to such a lack of work in the winter. To do this with a smile on the face and keeping all the guests entertained is comendable to say the very least.
We were all inclusive, one thing to be aware of is the Efes is not part of the all inclusive deal, and for the first 5 days when i was asking for beer i was being served Efes, which mounted up on our room bill. Some days i do believe i didnt wear my all inclusive band which may have been the reason the staff were serving me Efes, so make sure you're asking for Tuborg if you want a beer, this is part of the all inclusive package. The pool area was always kept clean as was the hotel. The room was cleaned every 2-3 days, however we noticed the shower wasnt once cleaned during our 2 weeks. The room is basic but catered for us comfortably.
The regular shuttle bus makes it very accesible to get the bus, literally a 5 minute journey for 2 lira per person. I would recommend getting onto the orange Ismaler bus when getting to Marmaris city centre if you're wanting the beach, as the beach is slightly dissapointing.
The food at the hotel was good, not loads of choice but i enjoyed it, the chef has the kebab skewer out at poolside o nthe night time and grills meat at poolside to, good to see the food being cooked fresh.
The entertainment was a let down, the girls who run it are lovely, but it was a bit 'flat' most nights. Some of the acts though are talented, the break dancers mroe than most.
I will definitely be returning to the Faros Hotel and would strongly recommed it to others.
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