My wife and I have just returned from a week in the Grand Yazici Hotel on an all inclusive tariff
We booked a sea view room the room we were allocated did have a sea view sadly most of the view was obliterated by a large tree.
The Housekeeping staff kept the room Spick and Span during our visit. The sheets and towels were changed each day the team being friendly and efficient
We found that the Hotel catered mainly for Russian guests some of whom do not seem to have the same standards as ourselves regarding their table etiquette. Unknowingly we choose a school holiday period in Russia and the hotel was crowded with children. Sadly at meal times lunch and dinner resembled a “bun fight” It was unbelievable the amount of food wasted.
As there is only one sitting for dinner there is considerable pressure on both staff and guests from the start There was never a shortage of food some diners grabbed food and deserts on entering the dinning room. It was unbelievable the amount of food wasted.
It would be better if there was two timed sittings...This would allow parents with children to eat early with a more sedate second sitting for the older guests
There is a notice asking guests to decline from wearing shorts for dinner however this rule is not enforced. This could be looked at for the second sitting. There are still a few of us left who wish to see standards upheld and choose a five star hotel with this in mind.
We ate at the Canlik twice and on both occasions we were satisfied with the service and the food,as we were when we had a snack the Pizzeria
Eating and having paid a supplement at the Meyhane the meal and service were most disappointing.
Although the Entertainment team was in evidence,and very friendly, by choice we did not join in any events.
The Sultan Bar was well run we were well served and looked after by Sehnaz and Mesuit these two people warrant special mention for adding joy to our holiday. The live music at the Sultan Bar was excellent The guitar player and saxophonist are worthy of special mention.
The local wines,beers and spirits included in the cost were more than adequate
We would say there is a reasonable choice of food for a weeks stay Sadly the hotel, as currently run, is not, 5 star in my humble opinion
We will not be returning
- 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