This one’s a great all-rounder, with fantastic Med views, waterfront restaurants and plenty of bars.
This hotel is blessed with good looks, all the way from the bougainvillea-draped buildings to the mountain backdrop. The Med is mere footsteps away, while both Marmaris and Icmeler are just 5 to 10 minutes’ drive from here.
The sea views aren’t wasted here – the buffet restaurant drinks them in, while the seafood à la carte nudges the waterfront. There’s a great choice of bars, while the pool set-up includes one that comes with slides.
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Honeymoon and anniversary offer
Honeymooners and anniversary couples get wine and fruit in room on arrival.
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals. 1 visit per week to one of the à la carte restaurants. Late breakfast. Snacks. Selected coffee and cake.
Locally produced alcoholic drinks and soft drinks by the glass.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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With a waterslide, sunbeds and parasols.
The hotel run miniclub is for ages 4 to 12 years.
From May to October at an extra charge.
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Twin room with limited view sleeps up to 2 - can be sold as a single. Twin rooms are in the main building, 3rd bed is a sofa-bed. Walk-in wardrobe and mini-fridge in room. Cots are available on request.
twin room with limited sea view
Twin room with limited sea view sleeps 2. Twin rooms are in the main building. Walk-in wardrobe and mini-fridge in room. Cots are available on request.
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Wow what a location
Stayed here for a week in September with my wife and our eldest daughter staying in one of the chalet rooms. The room was basic but clean and comfortable with a safe, air conditioning and fridge stocked daily with drinking water. The food was tasty and plentiful and although not aimed at the British pallet there was always something for everyone. The staff were friendly and helpful without being intrusive. We are returning September 2015 with the whole family and we are all looking forward to it. More
"Brilliant " stayed at mares twice last year , June and September. Large choice of good quality food Staff very friendly , near to both marmaris and icmeler. Can't wait to go back this June. ð We even got a Christmas card asking us to go back ð DefinitelyMore
Ian H, Leeds, United Kingdom
Fantastic Staff with Beautiful Location
Visited theThe Grand Yazici Mares Hotel in September this year and it rests in a prime spot directly of the golden beach overlooking a beautiful shimmering bay only 3 km from the popular resort of Icmeler and 5 km from lively Marmaris on the coast of Turkey. Nestled in extensive grounds with sunny terraces and shady walkways, this 5 Star property is a chic and sophisticated retreat suitable for couples and families with amazing spectacular views over the bay, There are delicious dining choices ( lovely Italian which needs to be pre-booked & romantic sea view fish restaurant , 4 bars including the Sultan bar, the Camlik, the Beach bar, and the poolside cafÃ©/bar. Some food and drinks are not be included in the All-Inclusive programme and will be subject to an extra charge.. Entertainment programme offering live music, disco, live shows and dancing, plenty of activities on site, and over 400+ comfortable rooms with 5 Star amenities. There is also the Omega Dolphin Therapy & Activity Centre to enjoy and some local delightful villages nearby to explore and experience real Turkish hospitality. A short journey by taxi or local bus into town offering a good array of cafes, lively bars, good restaurants and shopping lots of shopping! Many thanks to Aura RRPP and team for making our holiday so enjoyable that we have booked again today to stay for two weeks in September 2015!!More
magicbrian01, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Not what i was expecting
Where do I start? Myself, husband and 2 girls(12 &10), 10 nights AI Â£1600. Wish I had saved my money and not gone! Rooms: we booked a seafront villa, fab location, bad dÃ©cor, kitchen falling to bits(no tea&coffee facilities or food to be taken back to your room so not sure why they need kitchens?!?!)curtains that didn't fit and were broken so didn't pull anyway, enough mastic for 5 bathrooms around the bath to cover the mould, writings on the walls, master bedroom smelt like damp wood. Restaurants were filthy! Dirty chairs, dirty tables, dirty plates, dirty cutlery. It was a good job if the filth put you off your food as the food was bad! It was as though we were fed the dregs from the bottom of the freezer. Chicken casserole, lamb casserole, veal casserole, seafood casserole. Ok if you like casserole I suppose! My kids lived on bread and chips and even that became difficult when the restaurant ran out of butter and ketchup! We ate in the Italian/Pizzeria and watched the 'chef' put our pasta in the microwave!! The staff were too busy on their mobiles to give good customer service. We felt like we were a nuisance to them. The porter seemed unhappy with the tip we gave him when we arrived and the 10 days got no better in relation to the staff. I must say though that the animation team were fab and tried hard to keep everyone happy. Well done animation!! The location of the hotel was pretty amazing - looking from the beach over to the mountains, the view was stunning. We spent the days that it didn't rain laying on the jetty listening to the waves and taking in the view. 5* for location!! We had spent 18 months looking forward to our family holiday. We had to go cheap as mortgage deposits are not small!! but I do feel that even the Â£1600 we paid was far too much for this hotel and we will definitely not be returning to the Mares.More
We stayed in the main hotel (room 1122), our booking was listed as land view and we were amazed that from our huge balcony we had a magnificent view of Marmaris bay if we moved our chairs by 10%, in any other hotel I have stayed in this would count as premium sea view.Room spacious, bed HUGE, large french windows with insect screen,mini fridge with cold water (replaced daily) free, easily operated, safe.Separate room for cases etc. bathroom fine. Overall the room was great, a pleasure to relax in, only downside was that the sofa was a bit shabby but the bed was so huge we didn't use it!Maid service absolutely charming, flowers left in room,, towels arranged as butterflies and a lovely happy smiley face to greet you each morning. The food Breakfast- Amazing selection of bread,beautifully fresh loved it. Yoghurt of all varieties, honey and jams, also a whole honeycomb,cheeses, salads, pastries. On the hot side - omelettes and eggs cooked to order, and a variety of dishes on hotplates - scrambled eggs,beans, frankfurters sometimes spicy mushrooms scotch pancakes and once bizarrely dauphinois potatoes! Coffee lousy,orange juice not good I paid the extra 5TL one morning for freshly squeezed and the quality of the oranges was poor but perhaps I was just unlucky. Lunch - Salads amazing, fresh, colourful and lots of different types, plenty of dips ,aubergines etc. The hot food not really my thing, a bit like schooldinners but always a lady making crepes and a variety of pastas and sauces. If you have a sweet tooth the variety of desserts is astounding. Dinner- Salads posher! Wonderful anchovies and chefs have prepared various savoury mousses and titbits served on fancy spoons. Hot food much the same as lunch. Wine really horrible - chilled is the only way to drink it. Service lovely especially from Sibel(excuse spelling) but she brightened up your day and nothing was too much trouble. The bars in main hotel - lovely to sit outside, panoramic views of Marmaris Bay kids running around can be a pain. They really need to sort out the music, hits from the movies 60s hits and all too loud - sometimes there were only 6 of us in bar and none of us wanted this ghastly repetitive music - this also applies to the restaurant, Sultan Bar - much more atmosphere, can sit in sun or under advocado trees , again I cannot stress enough the veiws from just about anywhere in the hotel are breathtaking. The pool- Not for us ,having heard the animation team from the bar I checked to see when there was a quiet time to swim and the only time there is not some activity or other was midday but I am sure if you have kids it would be great. Pizzeria Oh dear Pizza bases sensational toppings utterly tasteless, Starters spinich with cold hard poached egg awful Fish restaurant- Lovely setting right by the sea very romantic- fish(Bass and Bream) cooked to perfection - Live Turkish music which we loved- a wonderful evening with great service worth the supplement , less than Â£10 each Superb Overall if you like all inclusive this place is great, a bit too big for us but nipping clean, great service and good valueMore
Jane B, hythe
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