This was our first trip to Turkey and we were so glad that we did'nt really take much notice of some of the negative reviews of this hotel and Turkey in general. We returned the early hours of this morning and by lunch time today we all wanted to go straight back.The reception staff, cleaners, entertainment team and especially Jimmy Boy who arranges trips at the hotel were nothing short of brilliant. Jimmy Boy will find you within hours of you arriving, you will not have to hunt him down, he is a lovely person and doesn't make a nuisance of himself like we have experienced on other holidays, he is a lovely character and you can't help but like him. The hotel is set in a pine forest on the side of a hill and the views are amazing, We just couldn't believe how lovely the location is. Our room was everything you need for a holiday, basic but most important to me it was clean. The towels were replaced as many times as you needed and they were pure white and very fresh, as were the bed sheets. Food at the hotel was varied, you can always find something that you like and its also a chance to sample different types of food you may not normally eat. We had two teenage daughters with us and they didn't stop eating the whole time we were there. Pizza at the beach bar is cooked to order and is a tasty snack whilst lazing in the sun, would recommend you try it. Once a week you are able to attend the a la carte fish or Turkish restaurant, we chose the Turkish night and we were not disappointed, 5 courses of wonderful food served by the lovely Ali who is a very pleasant young man. Turkish people in general we found to be very friendly people with some lovely traditions, if the hotel had been full of Turkish people we would have been more than happy, but unfortunatly we had to suffer the rude Russians and believe you me they are RUDE. I was quite looking forward to meeting Russian people but i was sadly let down , they will push in when you are waiting for food, they will talk over you at the shop and are rude to the hotel staff. We made a game of trying to make a Russian smile back at you but you won't win, i don't think they have facial muscles in the mouth area. As another person said, just play them at their own game, it can be quite entertaining. The only small negative thing i have to say is that we booked a boat trip with Jimmy Boy and the drinks (cans of coke etc) were 6tl each and you are not allowed to take your own drinks on board. Once you are on the trip, you travel between several coves and a very small cave. You are given several opportunities to swim at different locations, but you are constantly being watched by the family who run the trip to see if you have brought your own drinks on board. We laugh about it now but when the weather is hot and you feel like you are being held hostage at sea its not much fun. They also keep a list of all the people on board and tick off how many drinks you have, but they also know you cant go a whole day without drink. Once you buy your first drink they then start to smile at you as they don't appear to be happy until you buy a drink. The trip was good value at 30tl each, but if the drinks had been a little cheaper we would have bought more. We would rate this hotel at 5 out of 5 due to its wonderful location, fabulous staff, clean interior/exterior, welcoming atmosphere and we would definitely return again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located on the seafront promenade it's no wonder the Marmaris Park is popular with everyone. Take a swim off the platforms and jetties, or just lie back and take in the Turkish sun. Elsewhere, there's plenty to keep sporty types busy from tennis to volleyball. A playground and kids' club will keep the little ones amused. At night you could head out by bus or enjoy a gentle stroll to soak up the vibrant nightlife in Içmeler. The complex consists of a main hotel building and bungalow blocks within the hotel grounds. This hotel is not suitable for those with mobility difficulties. Honeymooners receive complimentary sparkling wine and fruit on arrival. On the beachfront promenade that runs between Içmeler and Marmaris. 2km from Içmeler resort centre with nightlife, bars, restaurants and shops. 50m to bus stop with regular service to Içmeler. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marmaris Park Icmeler
- Marmaris Park Turkey
- Marmaris Park Hotel Icmeler