Mar-Bas........I decided it meant Mostly All Russian's-Basic And Shody!
We arrived at 1am at the door of this awful place,We met the one decent member of staff,I didnt recall his name but he looked like Snoop Doggy Dog.He was pleasant and helpful and showed us to our room.
We were happy with our room 205 with seaview and balcony,Beds were comfortable and room was decent size with plenty storage.Air conditioning is a unit above bed that worked well but was quite noisy.
We awoke to an amazing view over bay towards Marmaris.
Okay thats about it with the compliments......
We ventured down for breakfast to find a buffet style selection.We went to get fresh orange or similar drink but no..Only diluted crap available...It was so bad even the insects outside didnt want to drown in the stuff.We expected Turkish coffee...But no again,Just a nescafe machine that churned out sickly watered down coffee.The tea was ok.
The hotfood was kept in a unit situated right by a door leading to the only grotty bar outside,There were scrambled or 3 or 5 minute boiled eggs and pancakes,Never once were any of the food in the metal containers hot.It was always luke warm.The cold meats and cheeses were left uncovered with sometimes 3wasps crawling over at any one time.
I thought if they cant get a breakfast right then it does not bode well for lunch and dinner.After all we were "All Inclusive".....Well dinnertime was more cold pakrika potatos and chicken kebabs and rice which should all be piping hot for obvious health risk reasons.We went down at night for evening meal but food once again was all but cold as usual.We left and ate out every evening after that.Sometimes for breakfast too as it was so bad.
The main seating area inside is a depressing place with harsh lighting that stays the same whatever time of day it is.
We forgot to take beach towels and there is a shop in the hotel...If you ever wondered where Mickey (guy with small moustace,porkpie hat and suit) from Only Fools and Horses went well wonder no more.A sleazy dirty guy who wore the same tshirt for 3days running,Id forgotten my wallet so went back to room,Once outside my other half told me how he owned 3 hairdressing shops blah blah......Is that why he was selling fake sunglasses etc from morning til late there everynight!!!
I said to him on 3rd day that food was always cold and he called over this guy and told him there and then what I had just said.He said he was the manager.He told me its 1st time he had heard a complaint....yeah right...I recall at least 2 other english couples complaining to him.I told "Mickey" he was unprofessional and never spoke to him again in the week.
What a beaut!
The pool at the hotel was used once by 1 person all week,Its in the shade the whole time and was freezing.There were 7sunbeds but not sat on by anyone as too they were in shade.The beach for hotel has too many sunbeds all too close together and sun is blocked at 1pm to most beds apart from ones nearest the water.
Ooh the lovely bar.....Overweight Simon Cowell lookalike this time.No till for customers walking in from street...No need as noone was desperate enough! Dont expect cocktails like other nice All Inclusive resorts.The selection was beer (ok) cheap vodka,gin or raki and soft drinks.I spotted a glass behind bar on 2nd day and asked for a Miduri but it turned out to be washing up liquid!
Rooms were cleaned everyday but the towels were yellow in colour and never dry (perhaps swapped with previous room)
The Liberty Bar next door does have a proper bar and the owner was a dead ringer for David Hasselhoff.......They are all here in Ichmeler!
The clientele here are mostly Russian's and Bulgarians with the odd unsuspecting British couples,It may be 4 star to those poorer eastern countries but this place is nothing more than 2star
Our simple advice is....DONT GO
If you have booked then I pity you.
Best place for food is 10 minute walk to Bistro Med.
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