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Me and my girlfriend visited the Imperial Hotel in August of 2015 and must say we had an excellent stay. The resort is quite spread out and we were quite far from everything but as a young couple we didn't mind the walk. Other couples informed us that if you desperately wanted to move all you had to do was ask.
The room was pretty basic but well kept and provided all we needed. The beds are large and all amenities you normally find.
With a beach, marina and pools, access to a water source to keep you cool in the dizzying August heat is not a problem. Sun loungers aren't taken too early and we managed to get one of the little cabanas on at least 3 of the days we decided to relax by the pool.
The amount of activities is extensive, we tried some archery and parasailing. The archery is included. However, the parasailing was not but the cost is nothing compared to other resorts I've visited in the past.
One thing about the resort is the amount of food and array of choice each night. A freshly cooked buffet style layout was relaxed and plentiful. From Asian themed nights (curry, sushi, stir-fry) to Mediterranean nights. If you stay for 7 days you'll enjoy different cuisine each night.
The reps and staff are welcoming and friendly. I was never without a drink or without an option of something to do.
Mainly this holiday was perfect for relaxing, we did a few days trips but mainly chilled out and relaxed by the sea or pools, enjoying the hotel beer (which is quite nice, by the way) or some lovely sweet and savoury pancakes from the beach bar.
All in all this was a perfect holiday for couple of all ages.More
James_Kenneth, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
End of season getaway
Upon arrival to the hotel, the grounds looked well kept and we were very pleased with the location as the hotel is in a "away from it all" setting with lots of trees and gardens surrounding it. The rooms were blocks and set in a tier basis amongst the gardens.
Check in was swift, you have to fill in the usual details of the guests staying. Then you and your luggage are taken to your room by golf buggy. Our room key had a chunky metal key tag which was a pain to carry round.
The room that we were assigned, was an adjoining room, this meant that we had to walk across the neighbours terrace to get to our door. Our neighbours were not the tidiest, with chairs strewn across, empty wines bottles, and food remains to navigate in the dark and after you have had a few drinks. They were also not the quietest with their "nocturnal" activities. The walls of the room were thin. The mattress is quite hard and depending upon how you slept, you could feel the firmness digging in!
Due to the nature of the resort (on the side of a hill), the location of our room was 74 steps up/down. These were not the greatest steps, they are uneven, plus there are a few low branches to contend with. Not good late at night!
We stayed all inclusive, there was a vast array of food to choose from salads, fruits, burgers, chicken doner, calamari, breads, soups, pasta, fish etc. We did not go hungry. They even have cake hour in the breeze bar from 4pm till 5pm! A lot of the cocktails are pre made, so the alcohol is not consistent each day. We found it easier to ask for an extra shot of alcohol. Efe's lager is on tap, that was not watered down.
There are a lot of cats roaming about, they feed them at the hotel in the cat cafe. We never actually saw them inside the restaurant in the food areas.
The views from the resort are amazing, you can see Marmaris in the distance. There was a water taxi that leaves near to the hotel for â¬15 return. I heard that a taxi will cost approx 40 Turkish lira each way. The local bus (dolmus) was the cheapest way to get to Marmaris costing less than 5 Turkish lira each way.
There was a hairdresser on site for ladies, with a barber for the men also offering Turkish shaves. There is a spa on the resort, and there is a gym. Along with 2 swimming pools. There was also quizzes some afternoons, we made some friends by entering the quiz. In the evenings, there were some entertainment either by music, or an act performing. We saw some traditional Turkish dancers and an impressive acrobat act.
There are 2 speciality a la Carte restaurants that you have to book for, we used the machine in the reception area on the day of arrival. You have to pay a surcharge for the steak restaurant (open Thursday to Saturday), and one visit to the Turkish restaurant is included. Unfortunately, due to bad weather we did not manage to eat at the steak restaurant, however the Turkish restaurant was amazing!
We would recommend this hotel and we would consider returning. The staff are friendly and the location is quiet. Good for getting away from it all.More
CHRIS S, COALVILLE, UK
We stayed here with extended family at the beginning of October. We had a great holiday and the hotel was great but not as amazing as I'd hoped for the cost. It was quite a way out and not close to anything you could walk to but the location was beautiful. The food, staff, amenities etc were good but not the best I've experienced. The entertainment was fairly dull on most nights apart from 2 which were excellent. I think this would mainly appeal to older people although if you had problems with mobility you may struggle due to the hillside location. The swimming pools were freezing!More
Izzy R, Exeter, United Kingdom
We stayed here for one week at the end of July 15. This was our first holiday together as a young couple and we couldn't have chose a better hotel/destination. The room was a nice size and not small like we've read on other reviews. The air con kept the room lovely and cool all day and night which was needed after been in the beautiful weather all day. The food was amazing, even for fussy eaters (girlfriend), so much to choose from and different cuisines every night, Chinese night and Tex Mex were our favourites but all were delicious! The staff were very kind and caring. Although we did see two lifeguards having a scrap at one point, but that was funny. The hotel is set on a great location, and is only a short taxi/bus journey to Marmaris. We are planning booking again next summer for 2 weeks, however we would like to stay in the same room again. It is ours. 634. Thank you!! More
Great value for money!
We have just returned from a wonderful week at the Marmaris Imperial and thought I would share a few thingsâ¦
If you are arriving late, you only get a sandwich so getting food on the plane may be best as there didnât seem to be anywhere to eat in arrivals - Worth bearing in mind to avoid getting hangry! We had read in several reviews that there were problems with wasps but only saw a handful throughout our visit in the first week of September with temperatures in the mid-thirties. We started the week with an amazing Turkish bath followed by a massage which was excellent value. The kayaks, jet skis & inflatables were great fun, would definitely recommend. We went on the scuba diving trip with Thomson and were the only British couple on the boat which was a surprise but English was the language of choice and we had a fantastic time. We also booked a photo session with Firat, may thanks to him for our album, it is beautiful. For the final day, we booked onto the Dalyan check out trip which was a really good way to spend the last day although the 3* hotel that they take you to at the end of the trip has smoky rooms and limited and unappetizing food. Although it is definitely worth doing this instead of paying for the late check out.
My only criticism of the hotel is that the service of the bar and waiting staff (with the exception of the Turkish a la Carte restaurant) was poor. Never with a smile and always rushing. The reception staff on the other hand made you feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. In summary, a great hotel that could be amazing if the service was improved. Having said that, it would not put me off returning as the holiday was excellent value for money.More