The peaceful Marmaris Imperial 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.
Based on 1440 reviews
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- Rooms: 279 in 76 blocks
Stylish adults-only holidays, designed for two
- Contemporary style
- Great settings
- Top dining scenes
- Relaxed atmospheres
- 20kg luggage allowance
- Adults-only hotels
Food & Drink
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks, Icecream|
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. One visit per week to the à la carte restaurant. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks 07.00-24.00.
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Outdoor relaxation pool
This is the pool to head to for some R&R with its peaceful setting amongst the trees. There's a bar here too.
Local cuisine à la carte restaurant
Gunes restaurant is on the rooftop and has Turkish favourites on the menu. You can eat here once a week as part of your All Inclusive package.
You can expect to indulge in some international specialities at the buffet restaurant.
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Paradise without the long haul or price tag
The setting and location of this hotel is comparable to many long haul destinations but without the lengthy flight or associated cost. The lush grounds are extensive and beautifully kept and the general feel of the place is that of a mountainside village. Even though the hotel was full, we rarely saw anyone during our walks along the many cobbled paths and quaint stairways. It is truly the place to go for a peaceful and stress free holiday. The food was fresh and full of flavour and we found the local drinks more than acceptable. Hot days were made bearable by the lovely sea breezes and evenings were a delight sitting in the Harmony bar overlooking the sea. Nowhere is perfect but this place came close. We certainly hope to return. Our thanks to all of the staff who work incredibly hard to maintain this eco friendly environment.More
Dale J, Felixstowe, United Kingdom
Fantastic return trip!
We have recently returned from a 10 day stay, our 3rd holiday at The Marmaris Imperial, where once again we had the most wonderful time. The location is stunning as ever, views and scenery to die for, our room this time was 132 which overlooked the beach and had very few steps. Once again we enjoyed having the choice of places to swim and sunbathe, the beach, pools and jetty all offer something different. The food was excellent as always, with plenty of variety and freshly cooked infront of you. We liked the light bites at the beach bar too for days when we didn't want to leave the beach. The Efes beer was great, white wine good and daily cocktails fine (ask nicely to have a bit of extra spirit in ). Everywhere is spotlessly clean, the only issue this year, that we hadn't previously been troubled by, was the wasps. The hotel manager, Sharon, was aware of this and is seeking a solution and it certainly didn't spoil our enjoyment or stop us eating outside every meal! Sharon and all the staff were extremely friendly and we were impressed with how hard they all work. In our experience nothing was too much trouble. A special mention to: Ayse, for our made to order fried eggs at breakfast and delicious pancakes by the beach, all served up with a lovely smile! Mustafa, for always having an omelette on the go as soon as my husband smiled at him in the morning! Halil, the most amazing waiter at dinner, he chilled our wine glasses every night and was so polite and attentive! Omer, who made us yummy cocktails and was a lot of fun! Ilyas, the bar chief Lezgin, the smiliest bar waiter! Sorry to any we didn't get the names of, but these guys went above and beyond for us! The entertainment, whilst not as varied as our last visit, was great. We really enjoyed The Golden Tones, La Fiesta, Manolas(?) who were visiting acts. The resident duo The Secret sang and played to suit all tastes, Molly had a great voice and Greg knew how to play a guitar! Our entertainments team of Carl and Maxine were wonderful. They have to be two of the cheeriest people ever who like nothing more than to see everyone having a good holiday! Aswell as being great hosts they are talented performers in their own right, with lovely voices and cleverly chosen sets to accommodate all ages and music tastes. They even helped us out with my husband's ice bucket challenge! You cannot beat this place for a relaxing, visually breathtaking, chilled vacation, away from the usual high rise, characterless blocks. Paradise!More
TeamMV2013, Telford, United Kingdom
Great Holiday, Good Food - A Perfect Break
My partner and I stayed for a week at the Marmaris Imperial at the end of July. This was our first all inclusive holiday and it definitely didn't disappoint. The food was absolutely fantastic with a great variety and extremely friendly waiting staff. We loved the option of a more active pool where music is played and water activities offered, with also the option of the relax pool which is where we spent all of our time. The Spa was also great and I opted for the medical back massage which was truly the best massage I have ever had. The holiday reps were friendly and helpful and the evening entertainment duo "The Secret" were absolutely fantastic. The only area for improvement would definitely be the rooms. They were far from 4 star with very uncomfortable beds and despite asking for a topper, it still felt like laying on a slab of stone. The bathrooms are very dated and the furniture needs sprucing up and replacing. The cleaning staff were lovely and always friendly and there was no issue with hygiene, just definitely needs updating, We did two excursions, the mudbaths and Rhodes. Rhodes was fantastic but waiting in the hot sun for hours to go through passport control in both Rhodes and Marmaris and then being sat on the unairconditioned boat for an hour and a half each way was very tiring and made everyone quite grumpy. Rhodes was beautiful and I would recommend it, but just be prepared for a rubbish journey. All in all a great holiday and I would recommend this place to anyone, just work on the dÃ©cor a bit more.More
ShelleyMD, Oxford, United Kingdom
We have just returned from this beautiful location. We had an amazing time. The views are amazing and make the whole holiday experience so relaxing. The food is great and fresh. They change the menu everyday, my favourite was Middle East. The entertainment on the evening is great and the staff really try to make sure everyone is involved. I loved the live music. If you like fishing or want a go they sell rods at the shop, I was fishing off the Pier most days. If you want to be looked after for a day then book a cabana on the Pier, you can relax all day while the staff bring you your food and drink. A final Thankyou to the guy that manages the water sports. We did everything and it was great. You must do the sunset cruise is was amazing. He is very helpful and a very nice guy. Thanks for making our day times that bit more special. Please pass my Thankyou onto the water sports manager and all the staff and Management. we hope to see you again next year. Thankyou Marc and Benedicta More
Almost perfect, but not quite ...
We stayed at the Imperial for a week at the end of August: our first experience of an all-inclusive holiday. This hotel and package has been reviewed by so many people it is difficult to do anything other than reinforce what the majority have said: namely that Thompsonâs have produced a good value-for-money package, which suits a wide range of people, based upon a pretty nice hotel run by decent people. But there have to be âbutsâ, of course. Otherwise, why bother to write a review? Letâs start with the small stuff, which we raised directly with the hotel staff at the time and which, to their great credit, they sorted out immediately: â¢ A very very squeaky bed! This was reported and fixed â both in quick time! â¢ A poorly-tuned TV, which improved after the hotel staff ministered to it. Embarrassing to mention this, as who watches TV on a holiday like this? Answer: avid Liverpool fans! â¢ A hairdryer in which the fan failed, creating a spectacularly dangerous mix of intense heat and inflammable plastic. Again, the hotel couldnât have reacted more quickly. The food was surprisingly very good: lots of variety, unlimited quantities and well-presented. The service in the dining room (and on the associated terraces) was also good. For those not familiar with Turkey, we would commend the local people to you for their good manners and attentiveness. Nice young (in the main) boys and girls, anxious to do what they can for the guests. A trip into Marmaris to see the covered shopping streets, filled with other young people trying to persuade tourists to buy fake âdesignerâ watches, bags and clothing, explains why the Imperial is probably seen as providing good employment â and hence attracting above average people. At times we felt that if the courtesy shown by the staff could be reciprocated by more of the guests, everyone would benefit. Others have spoken about the quality of the entertainment. The âhost entertainersâ are all friendly and charming â but you can have too much of a good thing! Eating meals to the accompaniment of an endless stream of loud âpopâ music, whether canned or âliveâ, is tiresome in the extreme. We resisted the temptation of asking for some light classical music to provide some balance, given the wide range of guests staying at the hotel, but do think this is something that the management should consider. Smokers are given their own area in the dining room, thank goodness, so perhaps those who prefer to talk rather than listen to music at mealtimes might also be catered for? It should be remembered that although this is billed as a âcouplesâ holiday, there are some guests who contradict the stereotype by actually wanting to speak to their partners whilst on holiday. In summary, TUI/Thompsons/Marmaris Imperial need to decide which age or type of guest each of the âfeaturesâ of the hotel is aimed at â otherwise this holiday option is in danger of being rejected by the young as being too staid, and by the old as being just a little bit too like Butlins. Even the almost token attempts at differentiation, such as the âRelax Poolâ and the âHaven Barâ are tainted at times: we found it difficult to ârelaxâ in a pool favoured by those who wish to have a shouted conversation with their friends without competition from piped music, or to consider a bar where the no-music rule is casually disregarded as a âhavenâ. Go to the Imperial. Enjoy the location, the beach, the accommodation, the food, the great service provided by the staff. Be prepared to climb endless steps, tolerate the entertainment and the boorish behaviour of some of your fellow guests. Dark glasses, to cut out the glare of the sun (and some of the more garish tattoos) and headphones to enable you to think, when others are clearly unable to do so, are strongly recommended. Enjoy!More
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