We have just returned from a 2 week stay in Grand Faros and we had an amazing holiday. After reading some less than savoury reviews online we werent expectinga great deal fom the hotel...but we were wrong!! The rooms were cleaned everday and the maids were some of the best we have come across, they even folded my clothes and put my shoes away!
We only went bed and breakfast but next time would not hesitate to go half board because the dinner buffet is very good with differnt choices each night, including traditional turkish kebabs, grilled fish and chicken skewers done on the barbeque! The best thing about this was that if you hadnt booked half board dinner was only 10 TYL each which works out at £4!
The hotel is quite far from the centre and the beach but there is both a free minibus and the local dolmus bus which runs every 20 minutes which costs 1TYL each. This was ideal for us as we only went to relax. Excursions are very good value, especially the Turtle Island boat trip which cost £10 each for the whole day and included entrance to the Mudbaths! Another excursion which we went on was Ephesus which is an ancient city about 2 hrs away. This was slightly more pricey, but well worth getting up at 6:30am for!
The down sides of the holiday were the fact you couldnt bring your own food or drink into the hotel, and the prices at the bar and the mini bar are quite expensive. One day i took a can of pop from the mini-bar and took it down to the pool because i hadnt finished it, there i was absconded by the bar staff and told hat i shouldnt do this because it would 'confuse other guests'! The only other thisng was the continues hassle you get in the resort centres and at the beach, they try and sell yuo anything and are quite forceful about it. I would never go to Marmaris as a single woman or even with a group of friends, i think that unfortuatly it is only safe to go with a male, if you dont want to receive undue attention form the locals.
Overall a very good holiday and a very good hotel!!
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