All other reviews miss a most important point. There is not a Lounge at this Hotel. Nowhere to sit and chill out after dinner or during bad weather, all you can do is cram into the Pool Bar and watch TV. You either have to go to your room or hazard a moonlit walk into Olu Deniz.
The rooms at the top of the hill do have views over the lagoon. We were lucky and got one. If you get one at the lower end your views will be of the next step down. Play pop and get a higher up room. The down side is that should the lift break down (it did three times during our stay) the hike up the stairs is a lung buster. As has been described previously, the food is very average and tends to be similar all the time. On the plus side, they make excellent soup. We went at the back end of the season and there was a large German contingent, the usual sun lounge hoggers but not unpleasant. Had to escape to Fethiye or Olu Deniz every day which rather ruins the all inclusive budget, but there is not enough going on to keep you in.
This is not as big a gripe as it sounds. Just be aware of the down sides to the place. So to rectify what seems a grouse it must be said that the location of the Meri is quite lovely as is Olu Deniz. The mountains are spectacular and the surroundings very green. Yes the place is a tourist trap but get on a Dolmus to Fethiye for 3 Lira and see how the other half live.
Would I go again. Not to the Meri, but to the area - yes
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