This was a lovely holiday. We arrived around 3.30 am and staff were straight out to help us with baggage etc. We were shown to one of the villas, there were 5 of staying in the villa but unfortunately there was no bedding for the 5th member (bed settee!). and rang reception x2 but took about an hour for them to come. I have to admit I was a bit dsiappointed with the standard of the villa for 4 star, it was very basic and was considering asking to be moved in the morning. However, on waking and looking out of the window I would not have moved for anything - the view was lovely, overlooking the sea and mountains, this more than made up for the accommodation. It was very clean, maids in every day, great air conditionng etc. The pools were good, the entertainment team amusing and trying to get everyone involved but not being too pushy. I even won a game of bingo by the pool! Foodwise there was a vast selection, from salads, meats, soups, bread, pastries, pasta, noodles (very popular),vegetables, fruit, desserts, all of a very good quality considering the numbers they were catering for. If you missed lunch you could go for snacks to the Italian or Turkish restaurant and were also able to book a la carte for the evenings. Everyone we spoke to really enjoyed this hotel, even though some had problems with their accommodation -broken air conditioning, mattress on floor as mentioned by other reviewees but were all rectified immediately and didn't spoil anyones holiday. A negative is the already mentioned ice-creams only served for one hour/day but then again I don't want my children eating ice-cream all day either so it wasn't really an issue. There were great trips available, turkish spa, boat trips etc and the area is a lovely scenic place, ideally placed within walking distance from Icemeler along the beach side or by taxi or bus to Marmaris. Would definitely recommend this area and hotel and we are definitely going back next year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Previously known as Grand Yazici Mares, this 440-room, all-inclusive resort is ideally located on the beach within the pine woods of Içmeler, Pamucak and in close proximity to Marmaris center. With a wide range of recreational facilities including, 4 swimming pools, a tennis club, kids activities, and water sports, LABRANDA Mares Marmaris is an ideal resort for families and couples alike. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mares Hotel Marmaris