First trip to Turkey and we will definitely go back. We arrived fairly late with two teenage girls, the staff where friendly and efficient. I wouldn’t say the rooms where 5* standard but good enough, 4th floor with balcony sea view, very quiet at night. The hotel was spotlessly clean, we went All Inclusive and the standard and variety of food did not disappoint a large selection each night. Great facilities, 3 swimming pools, gym and spa. Fantastic views in a great setting and location, outside of the hustle and bustle of Marmaris. The waiters where not over familiar with the girls, which we had been lead to believe as a potential problem. All in all the staff where friendly but professional. Holiday rep ripped us off on the trips, would encourage you to shop around (we were charged £19 each for a boat trip which we could have got for £8)
Visit the markets but be prepared to barter, great fun but you will be hassled (especially if you have teenage girls with you). If you have an All Inclusive band turn it around so they can’t see which hotel you are staying at, if they see its 5* we were told they will not discount as much. As we where there at the end of the season you can find some real deals, even the water sports guy was happy to negotiate.
The only negative I could say is the transfer from the airport. We landed fairly late and had booked a coach transfer. Half way to our hotel the coach pulled into an all night shop come cafe where they charged you even to use the toilets. It delayed the journey by around half an hour, during the day this would not have been too bad but at that time of night you just want to book into your destination. Next time it’s a taxi all the way.
This really was a fantastic holiday at a great hotel and location. We would highly recommend and can’t wait to go 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