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“Fantastic Holiday and Hotel.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Cettia Hotel
Ranked #15 of 233 Hotels in Marmaris
Certificate of Excellence
Leicester
1 review
“Fantastic Holiday and Hotel.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2011

The both of us (18 years old) went for a week All Inclusive and were very impressed with this hotel. On arrival we were greeted by the fantasic reception staff who explained everything in detail and gave us advice on where things were. The entertainment staff are brilliant, getting everyone involved and are especially polite. The location is great; overseeing marmaris from a small incline with only a short bus ride to the bars and clubs etc. The pool area is kept clean and tidy by regular pool boys and the restaraunt next to the pool is exceptional. The food served is to a good standard with a variety of local and international dishes. The rooms really good, great sizes, very clean and tidy. They are cleaned daily. Families and couples of all ages are made welcome here with great hospitality, there are activites for all ages.
We would definitely recomend the Cettia for families and couples! Great holiday.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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glasgow
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2011

went to Grand Ceittia Hotel end of june 2011 with my partner and my nine year old son all inclusive for 7nights. As it was our first time away together wanted to make most of it and enjoy every second, however had a few niggly bits, food was repeative dinner from half seven till around nine and even then it was as if people were on their starting block to get food, all inclusive does not include cocktails either these you pay for. Some bar staff rude no please or thank you and swipe your drinks or food away before finishing (BE AWARE). Room was nice clean and maid everyday with clean towels, sun loungers cannot be left with towels on them before 7am or taken away if you can stay with them till this time. Entertainment staff ok, kids world great got my son out sun for a few hours to an air con room. If you have a late/early flight home you will not get a room but a communial shower where cleaners wonder in an out luggage in a locked room had we known this i would have paid an extra twelve pounds to keep my own room. Out of ten i would give this hotel 7 a few changes are need.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank nic_lew01
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2011

This is a return visit to this hotel as we really enjoyed it last year and in my opinion it has only got better.
Polite and friendly staff as always and very good with kids.
Entertainment staff work very hard to keep the kids entertained all day.

FOOD
Varied selection of food to suit all tastes with a good mixture of local and British food.

ROOMS
Spotless and a very good size with plenty of storage, and clean everyday with fresh towel.

JEWELLERS
A special mention has to go to black jack and gino at the hotel jewellers for their first class service, honesty and sense of humour.
Was fortunate to buy 3 rings, because of their prices I couldn't resist it, and to my delight when I got home their value was nearly trebled. If you like treating yourself I would highly recommend giving the boys a visit, you won't be disappointed.
P.S Gino's patter is worth a visit alone.

POOL AREA
Child friendly pool area with a slide with plenty of sun loungers to go around, but be up early if you want to claim a good spot.

BAR
All inclusive bar with a good variety of local beers and spirits, can get a little bit busy at night during show but you can use the Sherlock Holmes bar, which after 11 o'clock becomes a karaoke bar but you have to pay for your drinks.

LOCAL AMENITIES
Loads of bars and resturants at the bottom of the hill if you want a change of scenery.
A special mention has to go to kevin (tour operator) who can be found directly across from the bottom of the hill to hotel.
Used him the last 2 years and found him to be the cheapest around.
Very professional and honest, and if you block book I can guarantee he can give you a good deal.


SPA
A very professional and relaxing atmosphere with the sole intention to make you feel special, highly recommended

OVERALL REVIEW
You won't be disappointed with this hotel if your looking for value for money and a good location with child friendly staff.
Highly recommended

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Kierank73
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2011

First of all to be clear we stayed in the Grand Cettia hotel, below this hotel is the Club Cettia Resort.. you can use facilities in both. Me and my partner went all inclusive, im 32 he is 40..He liked the food as did i but it was repetitive, and by day two i woke up with flu (which was going around) and really bad stomach, i was being sick for 2 days and im unsure whether it was the food or maybe sunstroke? There was a good amount of options of food, pasta, rice, salads, dips, fruit.. mainly melon, and then different kinds of meat but after a couple of days you realise the seasonings are very similar and it can become tedious. The all inclusive is great for families as you dont need to worry about paying for drinks for children etc..We however realised that as it was so hot and beautiful weather wise, that the all inclusive alcohol was pointless as by the time we wanted to have a drink around 10.30 pm the bar charges at 11pm so we lost out financially Ididnt end up eating their food after day 3 due to being sick of the same tasting meats, in fact the smell made me heave.. but that was because i was ill. The food i would say is more 3 star, the hotel was lovely and clean no compliants at all and staff were nice but a few bar men were very poor in their english so when i wanted to order fresh orange instead of the incessant cordial they kept serving they just looked at me blanklyand in the end i just gave up and got water. They dont do 'fresh' juice anyway..i found out later.
The pool area is smaller than you would expect but it was nice, if you want luxury conditions you need to go to a quieter complex as the entertainment team are amature and the do the sundance every day round the pool but they are no trouble they are great with the children.. by the way we never once heard any one say "dirty dirty" as some reviewers wrote. Karaoke is on every night in the tiny tiny sherlock holmes bar, this is pointless as the sound system is very poor also. It is more like a bunch of young lads have got together and self indulge in their own attention seeking, not really geared up for real hospitality.But again they were good with the guests, reguarly took hotel guests to 'bar street' which is very expensive.
The hotel is a short walk into the main strip of bars and restaurants, we walked no problem although this is as i wore flats instead of heels, otherwise a taxi costs between 7-12 lira.
I feel a lot of the turkish/kurdish try to see anyway possible to take extra cash from you. I over spent and feel as i had wasted over 200 pounds per person for the sake of going all inclusive with this hotel. My advice is yeah stay there if you dont mind a lively family atmosphere, but dont bother going all inclusive the food in the restaurants is so cheap you can have a decent meal and drinks for 30 quid for two elsewhere in most places..
If you want peace and quiet and to walk directly to a sunlounger without having to ask the pool staff to find one then this is not the place for you.
The hotel pay tv is 10 quid for 7 days, handy if u fall ill.The gym and sauna is free but we never used. Its extra for turkish bath, massage etc. The all inclusive restaurants are la select and the outdoor snack bar. by the pool. the shopin the hotel is expensive and the so called bus to the private beach .. the private beach is in Ichmeler..? why? and the bus collects twice a day at 9.50 am and 10.50 am so we never bothered wit this. Just outside the hotel is an excursion place the guy to ask for is GINO, he will look after you , we took a full day to turtle beach, mud baths etc . This was a boat trip and it was a lovely big boat 4 floors, dinner provided although you pay for drinks , this i would highly recommend as the scenery is amazing as was jumping into the sea etc....also there was a particular member of staff who was really helpful and kind he was called KEENAN, he looked after us and really made things easy for us.
Main thing to remember is hotel is good, food ok , all inclusive not worth it, location away from hustle and bustle .. enjoy

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Hellshj
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2011

Had another great stay in this hotel the most memorable part of my stay in this hotel would be how kind and helpful the staff were especially the entertainment team all of which were always up for a laugh in particular eddie and Kenny :) see u soon boys x

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Scottsgirlie
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2011

Just returned from Club Cettia after 2 Weeks at the end of June. Weather was fantastic. The hotel was good, Thompson Kids Club was excellent. Overall a very good family holiday for us with our 3 Year old daughter.

The location is a little way out from the beach/harbour but you can get on a Dolmus (bus) very easily and cheaply to take you there (1.5tl), about 10mins. The beaches are small and mainly shingle and the sea is quite cold but nice as it's so hot. If you are looking for golden sand this is not the place to go although Icmeler (about 30mins away) has better beaches and there is a free bus every day.
We were all inclusive and found it to be very good value for money. The food was excellent and plentiful, there is a separate snack bar open from 12:00 to 17:00 if your kids only eat pizza/chicken nuggets/chips.
Local beer Effes is good, around 5%, and local spirits are good. The bar service can be a bit slow at night but not too bad.
The kids have fun in the kids pool which has two slides. The main pool has a big slide and it's where you get to do the daily "sun dance" plus water polo, fitness, games etc.
The entertainment team are good fun. No problem getting a sun bed for us.
At night there is a mini disco every night from 20:30 to 21:30 which the kids love although it is the same songs every night. Friday night the Thompson Reps do some more games with the kids, it would be good if they did that more often. 21:30 is raffle or bingo. Around 22:00 the adult entertainment starts with breakdancing, entertainment team show (funny), robot show, turkish night, etc. It was OK but not our thing really as we love live music.
Try the Turkish Shave, really nice. We didn't try the spa or Turkish baths.
You can get some good deals at the Bazaar if you are up for bartering, start about a third at what they offer you and go from there. We got some kids shoes for 10tl, about £4.
The harbour is beautiful and has many restaurants. We found Dede's to be excellent value and excellent food, let them tempt you in with an offer of free starters or drinks as they are all after your custom.

Overall a great holiday which is made more appealing by Turkey not being in the Euro so your money goes a lot further.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Riffsbar
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2011

Just want to say how much we enjoyed our holiday, our party comprised of 4 adults, 4 children and 2 infants. we stayed at the Grand Cettia Hotel for 2 weeks all incl, now lets be honest the food was a little repetative and the rooms basic, but the team of staff from the poolboys to management were superb, nothing was too much trouble, and everyone seemed to know all the guests names. i would like to mention a few names as these guys made our holiday very memorable, to the point of we are booking to go again next year and we only arrived home today.. King kenny,Geordie shaw, Eddie, Ogur, Sam, Sanjay and Gino to name but a few all made this holiday something special.
The kids had a ball always something to do, with someone always watching over there safety it was a pleasant surprise to see. and i'm certain this kind of service would not be seen in "bigger more exclusive hotels" this made the whole experience very personable. For this i say Thank you...

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank ScouserNeil
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Property: Grand Cettia Hotel
Address: Sehit Ahmet Benler Caddesi No. 97, Marmaris 48700, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Marmaris
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Marmaris
#10 Spa Hotel in Marmaris
#22 Family Hotel in Marmaris
#46 Romantic Hotel in Marmaris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Cettia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 190
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 4-star resort in the heart of Marmaris is surrounded by the Aegean Sea, mountains and pines trees. It offers tennis courts and indoor and outdoor pools with water slides, aqua-tower and splash pad.The bright rooms at the Grand Cettia Hotel are decorated in warm colors and have a private balcony. They also include free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and a seating area with a couch.Recreational facilities at the Grand Cettia include a gym and a relaxing Turkish bath with Sauna. A range of massages can also be enjoyed at the spa. For younger guests, there is a children's playground with a range of facilities.The restaurants serve international cuisine prepared with fresh products. They offer children's menus, as well as room service. Meals can be enjoyed indoors, or outdoors on the terraces.The hotel is 2.5 Km from the city center. Free private parking is available on site. ... more   less 
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