Hotel situated a short distance from Marmaris town in its own gated complex. Eagre to please staff (Gizme, Mehmet and Halil behind the bar were particularly noteworthy) comfortable, clean rooms with self controlled aircon and fab sea views of Marmaris Bay. We were in the main hotel which was super clean with lifts on the outside with panoramic sea views.
The buffet style food had plenty for everyone so even the fussiest eater will have a choice. You might have to queue at busiest times for a particularly popular dish but the service is quick and so you won't be lining up for long or avoid this altogether by going at non peak times when the crowds have gone. Food is replenished attentively by staff wearing gloves and hairnets and nothing runs out and everything remains fresh.
The beach is small but plenty of sunbeds and parasols. The all inclusive tariff that we had worked well and it was great not to have to worry about the costs of drinks throughout the day. Yes, the place is swarming with Russians who are not always polite (heaping plates of food and then leaving most of it was particularly annoying to witness) but they weren't unduly "in your face" and some of the younger couples were really charming.
The Charisma Spa was a huge disappointment with treatment rooms right next to the noisy pool area making it impossible to relax. Treatments were mediocre and charged at the same price as top London spas so not a bargain by means so no wonder they were empty most of the time.
The Meyhane bar and grill is fabulously located but at extra cost for failry bland - slightly disappointing fish dishes. Chamlik Restaurant also nice location but really basic, tired menu. Your best bet is to stick to the main Yunus Restaurant in the hotel.
The terraces have spectacular views to sit and enjoy a cold beer or one of the excellent local wines
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- LABRANDA Mares Marmaris is built on one of the most beautiful bays located on the enchanting coastline of the Aegean Sea. The hotel is surrounded by scented pine trees , a refreshing sea breeze and unbeatable sunshine. The Hotel is located within the pine forests of Içmeler, providing vacationers with comfortable accommodation options; rich activities and its unique location within nature. The beach stretches 650 meters in length along the Marmaris bay. Jetties and sun terraces are located in and around the beach. The hotel is also an ideal destination for businesses looking to host their work events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mares Hotel Marmaris