This peaceful hotel pairs rustic good looks with views of the sea.
Location-wise, this place is as private as it gets. It’s set on a peninsula at the foot of a pine-cloaked hill. It means that much of the complex is encircled by the Mediterranean Sea.
The hotel is nestled in a forest of trees, which gives it a rustic feel. Rooms are scattered among the greenery in stone-built bungalow blocks. You’ll find hammocks tied between the pine trees, too. From May 2016, this hotel will become part of the Thomson Sensimar collection.
These rooms, with their tiled floors, contemporary décor and furnishings, will sleep up to three with either twin or double bed and a foldaway bed. There's a balcony or terrace for that outdoor space over looking the gardens.
These rooms with their contemporary tones and furnishings will sleep up to three with either a double or twin beds plus a foldaway bed. There's a balcony or terrace for that little bit of outdoor space, too.
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My wife and myself picked this hotel for our first holiday without children in 14 years and we are so glad we picked the imperial.
The hotel is absolutely beautiful and the grounds are stunning, with hammocks strung between the trees in shaded areas, the whole vibe is one of pure relaxation.
The staff are wonderful and nothing is too much trouble for them, everything you ask for is delivered with a huge smile and when you walk past any staff member you get a cheery hello or a wave.
The rooms are spotless with fantastic air conditioning and comfortable beds, you may need to ask for another sheet though as they were quite small.
The food is very good with something for everyone from pasta, chicken, fish, vegetables and local dishes.
The puddings are also sublime, I bet I have put a stone on while indulging in these!!
To all the people concerned about the steps and hills, don't be as the buggies will deliver you anywhere you need to go.
The relax pool is where you need to go for total peace and quiet (although one obnoxious couple thought it would be a good idea to scream and shout and jump in the pool like idiots, but the staff soon told them to keep it down which they did)
There are also plenty of other parts of the hotel to relax in so you can get away from people if you need to.
One thing I must say is do NOT book for the marmaris shopping trip through Thomson as it is just a sales trip in another name, they take you to a jewellery shop and a leather shop which ends up with salesmen jumping all over you while you make excuses and try to leave... Very uncomfortable.
If you can, book the dalyan checkout though so you don't waste the last day of your holiday waiting around for your flight.
This trip takes you to the mud baths, river cruise and turtle beach and is a stunning experience!
I would really like to send my thanks to seval and the rest of the staff for making our holiday unforgettable and we are recommending this hotel to everyone we meet and are planning to book again for next year!! More
This hotel is unique in that the accommodation is chalet type rooms on the hillside. There is a bit of a walk up and down but there are a couple of golf buggies to take you up and down but they can get busy so walking might be the preferred option. I would not recommend this hotel for less able bodied people. No offence but it could be a bit difficult.
There are no children here which is very pleasant, it is a couples hotel.
Restaurant is ok, food is good but the real treat is the steak restaurant. it is extra but worth every penny. Also a la carte restaurant is good, a traditional Turkish treat.
The Dalyan trip is excellent. Mudbaths, turtle beach and boat trip is great. the Turkish bath day is ok but be prepared to be asked to have loads of extras particularly during the massage when you will be informed you need some extra hot stones etc. If you want it then fine but its a sales ploy. The massage in the hotel is excellent so if you only need this then stay in hotel. Water taxi to Marmaris is a nice treat and saves you the risk of the local taxi drivers lack of road sense !! Marmaris is a bit like Blackpool but there are some good restaurants particularly the far end near the tourist boats.
The "genuine fakes Grand Bazaar" in the town is your usual selection of sunglasses, handbags, teeshirts etc. All in all it was a lovely location. Plenty of sunbeds at pool and the secluded beach is good. Night entertainment is your usual acrobats and various acts. There is a gym but fairly sparse on equipment. OK for the holiday. There is a water sports area with jet skis etc. Worth a visit if you haven't been to Turkey before. Bring either Euros or Turkish Lira.More
Mick C, London, United Kingdom
One word..... AWESOME
Just returned from a week at the Imperial. The hotel, grounds, beach and facilities are all beautiful and very well maintained. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The gentleman who works at the relax pool bar is really nice and loves a good chat. Mehrat in the main restaurant is great.
The rooms are nicely spaced out and all withn a managable walk, that said, it can be quite steep and quite a climb. We didnt have a problem with this as the walks around the complex are lovely, especially when the sun is setting. Buggys are always on hand if needed.
If you do the Turtle Beach / Dalyan trip, do take some cash. The rep said we wouldnt need much, but there is opportunity to buy fresh crab, photgraphs from the mud baths and the beds at Turtle Beach need paying for.
The rooms are perhaps a little tired, but they serve the purpose fine, the air con is great and as there so much to see and do around the hotel and local area we were only in the rooms at night. The room safe is old lock and key which you rent per day. Our room was "partial sea view" which was great, it was halfway up the hill, which was perfect. The other option is a "garden view" which appeared to be nearer the main complex.
We spent a lot of time at the Relax Pool, its perfect. A nice quiet feel about it, headphones in, books open and a dip in the pool. I read reviews which say only beer and wine is available at the relax bar. This is not true, we were enjoying rum and coke, G & T and Vodkas each day..... and they are all very generous measures.
The cocktails in the main bar are prepared in bulk and are quite weak, we simply asked for an extra shot of vodka in it.
The entertainment was amazing, particularly the african dancers, venezualean dancers and the traditional turkish dancers. Make sure you get good / close seats as it can get quite busy.
The food was perfect, theres plenty of selection and variation, it caters for all needs. Salads, cheeses, pasta, chicken, beef, chips are available each night with a good selection of themed and local dishes. It was good fun experimenting with the food and trying new things. The A La Carte restaurant was fantastic, wonderful service, very romantic and yummy food. You must do it!
We dd jet skiing and para-sending, great fun, the watersports staff are very helpful, friendly and clearly enjoy their job. However, you have to pay for this with cash, no cards. They accept Euro, Pounds and Lira.
Theres no obligation or expectation to tip, but the staff work so hard, are always smilling and happy. The odd tip was very well received and we found ourselves greeted with even bigger smiles and measures of rum or gin.
Not a bad word to say about it. A truly great week away..... you must go!!
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Dave C, Bristol, United Kingdom
Ignore the complainers.
Amazing hotel and grounds, I really can't understand some of the complaints in other reviews, you get exactly what it says in the brochure when you book it, there are no hidden surprises. Mabey people should read a bit more about the hotel before they book.
Amazing food (that I didn't get bored with after a week),very friendly and helpful staff, decent mix of nationalities and a good range of entertainment and activities if that is you kind of thing.
Will definitely be going back. More
An excellent holiday.
We would thoroughly recommend the Marmaris Imperial: it has everything you could possibly wish for a totally relaxing and lovely holiday- outstanding location, excellent food and professional staff. A must - do is to book a cabana for the day; food and drinks service included- pure luxury! We will have no hesitation in returning in the future.More