11 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Can't wait to go back!!
"My friend and I had a short break in Marmaris and stayed at the Ekin, the hotel was extremely clean, staff were very helpful & friendly, food was very nice. Staff couldn't do enough for you and we will be visiting again in the near future with our families."
- Travel date: 21st August 2013
the best ever
"we have stayed in the ekin hotel 6 or 7 times and have always had the best holiday. everything about the ekin is great. the staff are brilliant and work such long hours to keep the guests happy. the management are also brilliant. we have had some great times there and hope to in the future we can not recomend the place enough if you can go there."
- Travel date: 25th August 2006
Excellant value for money
"After a rather long tiring journey from the airport.. my partner and i were greeted and welcomed by the friendly staff in the early hours of the morning. Our baggage was taken care of as we were shown our room. This friendly and caring attitude continued throughout our stay. It became apparent that the hotel deserved a better star rating than stated. The food was fine and the facilities including the pool were good.(After all this is not the Hilton).. We would recommend couples and familys alike traveling to Marmaris on a budget should try the Elkin and wont be disappointed... have fun on your travels.. Thanks to all the staff... Happy couple from Newcastle Upon Tyne.."
- Travel date: 20th August 2006
not for young children
"we arrived at 2am in the morning and were met of the bus and the cases took of us straight away and made welcome. rooms are basic but clean. shower was a nightmare as it was so small. food is good at hotel. didnt like breakfast as it was a selection of turkish foods. if you wanted a cooked breakfast you had 2 pay for it. even if you only ate toast you had 2 pay 4 it. not stated when we booked our holiday. pool is quite deep even i could not stand in it and i am 5 foot 4ins so not child freindly for young children. air conditioning is charged at 3 quid a night."
- Travel date: 1st August 2006
ekin hotel, brilliant
"wot can we say but brill brill brill, 4 of us went on this hoilday and the hotel is excellent value for money, the rooms are clean staff are great and the food is cheap and good as well, we will def be back next year, if your going you will have so much fun there and get a great welcome from the staff, its in a very good location as well to the beach and bars, beat hoilday we have had and we meet some other lovely people there we were like a big family."
- Travel date: 26th June 2006
what a load of ****
"we have just returned back from this dreadful hotel. On arriving at the hotel at 6.15am in the morning, we realsised that we were not on their list, so we had to produce our travel documents to prove that we were defintely staying at this hotel. we were finally located a room, by this time we were very tired and miserable. We were told that breakfast would be served between 8am-9.30am, so we decided to go down. What can i say, my partner went to pour himself a cup of coffee and poured in the water first before the coffee, lucky he did the water was brown!!!! The breakfast wasn't up to much either, a cold boiled egg, cucumber, feta cheese and tomato, a typical turkish breakfast, which we were not told about, we were looking forward to a nice fry up!! The pool was a disappointment too, no room to walk round and it was very small. We did not spend any tme at this hotel, only to sleep, we spent the majority of our time in The Cennet Apart, which is very clean, has a nice pool, and does fantastic food. I would definately recommend this place. I would not go back to Ekin, even if i was offered a free holiday there, the old man was rude and didn't speak to us the whole time we were there. dont go there, stay away if you want a great holidat stay at the Cennet Apart"
- Travel date: 22nd June 2006
Ekin delight !
"Me and my Husband went to Turkey on our own (no Kids) for the first time ,we got a bargain from Thomas Cook and stayed in the Ekin.We didnt expect much and when we first arrived after the long journey and walked into our room we were dissapointed BUT after being there for a couple of days we totally changed our view.Yes the rooms are basic but the staff OZZY, RICHARD,BRIAN,HILO all made this holiday as well as the people we met, its in a good position to be able to reach everthing. We are hoping to go back in Oct and if we can get to stay at the EKin we will."
- Travel date: 13th June 2006
What an Ekin-cellent holiday!!!
"Just got back from spending my 30th birthday in the hotel ekin and wat a week it was. Ozzy, brian, richard, hyro, elvis and more made are week absolutely brill. The hotel is very basic but in an excellent location within easy reach of beach front. The hotel is family run and very friendly towards all who stay, food is excellent and you will never go thirsty with ozzy the barman, he also has the odd card trick to show. With its blend of friendly faces and funny staff this is an ideal hotel for people who like to live life to the full and enjoy themselves. I will deffo be goin back for another visit, excellent well done ekin hotel!!!!!!"
- Travel date: 20th May 2006
BEST HOLIDAY EVER!!
"BRIAN, OZZIE, RICHARD, HYRO & LITTLE RICHARD!, remember these namesbecause you will fall in love with them all!!. The Hotel Ekin was the best laugh of my holiday after a day it feels like home. ask hyro to dance (looks like a chicken,) throw Brian in the pool and wet yourself laughing at ozzie the barman who has the best English sense of humour! The food is gorgeous and cheap!. And if you have any questions about where is best to buy clothes or gold etc they will give you completley honest answers!. If you want to try a Turkish bath get the hotel to book it 4 you not your rep, its cheaper and also the cleanest and best value bath i have ever had.. gorgeous! I thought i would write this as im just on the web booking the Ekin for asap!! Have Fun you wont regret it!! LOVE LAURA XXXX"
- Travel date: 13th May 2006
wouldnt stay there again!
"i stayed at the ekin sept/oct 2005, i wasnt expecting much from this hotel as it is a 1* hotel which we thought would be fine as we dont spend much time in the room so facilties dont matter as much. When we arrived at the hotel the staff were friendly and helped us with are cases etc, as we did not eat in their restaurant many nites the staff became rude and unfriendly i would say that the only member of staff that made an effort for us was aussie the bar man. We went towards the backend of the season and understandly the staff would have been tired etc but that doesnt justify their behavour. On a plus their restaurant does fanastic cheese rolls but the music they played was enough to make you slilt your wrists! Also we did have items stolen from our rooms that being a diamond ring and of all things a jumper (the maids must have been getting cold) so if you do go to this hotel and you see someone walking around in a navy blue jumper that says YORKSHIRE on it please tell them we would like it back!! We decided to stay in marmaris for another week on aussies information he told us the hotel was fully booked until november (god knows how) so we arranged a week somewhere else. On departure day we orderded a taxi and the only person that made the effort to wave us of was aussie the barman. I would recommend this hotel to older couples it was not suitable for people who like to have fun on holiday."
- Travel date: 8th February 2006
Loved the Ekin
"Just returned from our holiday in Marmaris. Had a great time and the Ekin hotel was great. The staff there really make you feel at home and are very helpful. We were virgins to the Ekin experience and can totally understand why so many people return year after year. A big thank you to everyone at the Ekin to making our Turkey holiday a holiday to remember xx"
- Travel date: 19th October 2005
Top traveller tips for Ekin Hotel
"Fantastic, clean, friendly & good food, what more can you ask for."
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