These spacious rooms with their contemporary colours and furnishings, will sleep up to three, with a double or twin beds plus a foldaway bed. You have either a balcony or terrace for that little bit of outdoor space, too.
If you're reading this then I guess you're either interested in how our holiday went or perhaps intrigued as to how yours may go. I'm here to help...
Food: the food is brilliant, lots of variations, different themes and some hidden gems that I won't spoil for you in this brief explanation. Obviously, if you're a fussy eater or you're easily confused by the Mexican flag on Italian night then you need ask yourself one simple all inclusive question, would you rather cook?
Daytime: the days are lush! Sit by the beach on or the jetty/pier the breeze is perfect and the beds are comfy. There are things to do in the day, water polo, ping pong, Zumba etc. No there isn't an overwhelming amount but you came to Turkey-not Butlins!
Entertainment: its a fair comment to say it's a little repetitive but there's a wide range of people to cater for so they do their best. Karl works hard under some strict rules so give the guy a break. Oh and make sure you go to the Motown night, very entertaining.
The drinks!: you're in an all inclusive hotel in Turkey, you didn't pay a fortune for the place so I'm not sure why people expect to turn up and be served grey goose vodka, patron rum or bloody Hennessy by the bottle. If your drink isn't strong enough... have more!
All in all: the Marmaris Imperial is a great hotel, its relaxing atmosphere is ideal for a couples break. From the cleaners to the managers the staff are all friendly and very helpful. Don't forget to book an excursion or two or your time here might, I stress might, get a little boring. The only negative was the amount of 'other' girls here, that aspect coupled with my wandering eyes got me in trouble a fair few times. So I suppose if you love relaxing, or bikinis! This is the place for you.
A fellow, yet anonymous, holiday maker.
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Sam H, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Just OK. If you haven't got high expectations you wont be disappointed!
We stayed at the beginning of October for 2 weeks. We were worried about the weather being cooler but it was lovely and hot & on the odd day a little windy. It only rained once and it didn't last for long at all & was in the evening.
We were shown to our room in a buggy which probably wasn't necessary as we were in one of the lowest rooms you could get and felt obliged to tip.
Our room had a nice view how ever we were a little disappointed with the cleanliness of the room. The sofa had bits on, the bedside table underneath was covered in dust and the shower was covered in dirt that I managed to easily get off with tissue. Our shower also leaked badly & our hair dryer sparked occasionally!
The walls are extremely thin.. On our first day there we heard the couple upstairs getting.. Very happy shall we say! And the rest of the holiday we could hear snoring all night too!
The resort was beautiful and it couldn't have been in a better location. The views were stunning.
For the first week of the holiday I absolutely LOVED the food, however towards the end of the holiday it did feel a little samey, like they were just doing the same meals but replacing the meat occasionally.
As many other people have stated it does seem strange that at certain bars in the day you can't buy certain types of alcohol. And it is very hard to get even tipsy off any of the spirits. I would recommend the ameretto though as it tastes exactly the same! We still had about 6 each though and were still very sober! The barman in the harmony bar was excellent and kept bringing us drinks without us even asking, he bought us blankets and more candles one night when it was cold!
As for the wasps, it just depended where you sat. If you sat outside at the very front over the pool area which is where we tended to sit it could be quite bad. Some days they weren't a problem at all, other days they were quite bad and we had to move seats in the restaurant. I'm not sure what they can do about it though.
And the cats.. Usually I don't really like cats but these were well looked after and very friendly around humans. When reading reviews before and saw that there were a lot of cats I was worried that it would be like places I have been before & they would be covered in flees, but this was not the case at all.
I would recommend the jet skis! They were a little expensive but it was my first time and I loved it so much I did it twice! We also did parasailing for the first time too which I loved (my partner not so much). The free canoes were fantastic too, it was really nice to paddle whilst looking at the beautiful surroundings.More
Excellent value for money
Well this was our second stay at the Marmaris Imperial and I have to say we were not disappointed. Last year just my partner and I came out on our own and this year we went with my parents.
We stayed in October and the weather was very kind to us, especially as I know this can be rainy season.
The whole experience was fantastic and I really couldn't fault it. The food was plentiful and varied and we all put on about half a stone! Top marks to the chef for making it all look and taste so appetising.The drinks were great as were all the added snacks. We normally started our day off by sorting our sunbathing position on the jetty and then headed off to breakfast. We then sunbathed for a few hours before having pancakes that had been cooked on the beach. Then we went off for lunch, tea and cake at 4pm and then dinner around 7pm. It's no wonder we all put on half a stone!
We did a couple of trips and I can highly recommend the trip to the Bazaar.
I have been to Turkey many times but I have to say that I have never been somewhere abroad where the entertainment has been so good! The different acts every night were great and the resident DJ was superb and played music to suit us all.
I loved how the cats were looked after. We did hear someone complaining that there were cats in the restaurant, but to be fair the hotel have put a sign up saying please don't feed the cats in the restaurant (they have a special cat cafe where they are fed) but I don't think people realise what would you prefer, cats or rats or scorpions?? HELLO you are staying in a very rural area, so please please keep looking after all the lovely cats.
The staff were all so friendly and they all complemented the Manager of the complex saying how nice she was to work for. She made a clear presence around the complex and it was clear she had her eye on just about everything.
We will definitely be back again next year. Thanks for a great holiday.More
sambina, England, Hampshire
I'll start with a couple positive points, the view from the main hotel is lovely the sea is beautiful and in general really peaceful, however there was many things I felt where wrong with this holiday the biggest thing of all being it was pretty god damn boring! I'm aware it's a relaxing couples holiday but I was happy to leave. If your looking at booking this hotel at the end of October don't even consider it! Thompson failed to tell us they close at the end of October until May meaning by the end we were one of about 6-7 couples in the whole hotel, that may sound bliss but it means everything closes, the entertainment was a rep singing the food well quite frankly there wasn't any they were offering us no options. In high season I'm sure these aren't issues but when you pay Â£1900 for a week holiday you expect the same service as anyone else! The food every day was cold at its best it was luke warm, it's just not the level of service I expected at all. Iv read other reviews based on the same time of my holiday and I quite frankly have no idea what hotel these people stayed in. I wouldn't recommend this holiday it has a lot of potential but it needs some serious work before hand it's already dropped from a five star hotel! Oh and the staff are hit and miss some are lovely some are just Pervy men they don't care if you catch them staring at your partner infact the lifeguard would pace up and down quite obviously for that reason, I hope if you have booked this holiday you have a better experience but I have no intentions of returning. More