70 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Our first time in a adult only hotel and to Marmaris so didn't no what to expect, but wasn't disappointed, clean,friendly, and quite no screaming children running about shouting and screaming in hotel and around the pool u can just relax and sunbathe in piece and quite ,lovely wen u have a busy home life, staff was very welcoming and other guests to,yeah entertainment was a big poor but each to there own there was plenty of nite life outside the hotel if u wanted that we didn't, just a relaxing holiday and we loved every minute that's why will have booked to go again this year for 11 nites, so in about 5 weeks time we will be around that lovely pool in temperature of 40 degrees and can't wait.and we got 11 nites cheaper then what we paid for 7 nites last year,so all happy. "
- Travel date: 12th June 2016
"We just arrived back and I am trying to book again for next year but gutted as Thomas Cook are showing adult only hotel. the hotel is spotless, rooms were cleaned, fresh bedding and towels every day. the hairdryer and free air conditioning was very helpful. the hotel waiters and all staff are really friendly the barman after was fantastic really nice guy. we couldn't complain at the food good selection for everyone. the hotel is very close to the local shops, bars and restaurants would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone. "
- Travel date: 13th October 2013
"Would recommend this hotel,we just returned from a 2week all inclusive stay here in july. Food was great,there was always something different to eat every night. Drinks were average,but the bar man got to know your drink and it was ready before you got to the bar;)) Cleanliness was excellent ,maids were around every day.entertainment was the only downside,was pretty poor, but we ventured out most nights,and there's many pubs along the main street and along the beach front,,very lively, and prices are quite reasonable. If you expect to sunbathe at the pool side then be up for 6am in the morning,,but bare in mind you can use the grand ideal sunlongers at the beach,,and are free of charge,which no one told us about until our 3rd day. will defo be going back next year,if not to this hotel ,then to one of the many on the beach front,as they are all lovely. ps iclemer is lovely to but a bit quieter!"
- Travel date: 11th August 2011
"16 off us went 16th may-31st may 2011 and also met four other family members,hotel was spotless,some of the waiters where very friendly,did not think a great deal on the all inclusive range,as bar closed at 11pm,entertainment wasn't that much good at the hotel but i suppose thats because the season had not started yet,entertainment around marmaris was brilliant,a must do is the all inclusive boat trip,,excellent.had a brilliant time and would love to go back,currency rate changed each day some days you got more for your money,advise to take english money and swop when there.the markets,oh my god,hassled to death and before you can walk away they have what ever it is in a bag and follow you until you buy,they do love a good barter.best beach though is in icemeler"
- Travel date: 6th June 2011
good holiday, good hotel
"I stayed at the Ideal pearl last july with my boyfirend. We stayed 2 weeks all inclusive on the whole food good always found something we really enjoyed especially kebab night which followed with turkish night. Bar service good waiters all very friendly some people complained that staff were rude to them but to be honest these people themselves were rude! We had no problem getting drinks anytime of the day. Hotel was very clean, rooms clean and maids all worked very hard, poolside also very clean. Have to mention the hotel shop which was resonably priced and very handy. The hotel also had a spa and gym but we did not use these during stay. One complaint would be the poolside is not the biggest therfor limited number of sunbeds, pool its self is lovely but be down early to get a sunbed. Daily entertainment including darts, ping pong and the very popular WaterPolo!!! Evening entertainment included quizzes, turkish night, bingo and shuttle bus to bar street. The hotel is the other side of marmaris to bar street but hotel is on beach front which has lots of bars, resturants and clubs, hotel is only walk away to bars and nightlife but out of way from late night noise. the beach front is less crazy then bar street but as mentioned the hotel ran a shuttle bus to bar street so you wont miss out if you want to do some proper all night clubbing!! There is a small selection of craft stalls running along side of hotel which had a range of jewellery, soveniers nice selection of things and good prices well worth a wander. Loads to do in marmaris we booked our trips with Uri who had a shop just down from hotel we did jeep safari great fun (you will get wet), water park (one on hill better than beach front), market (iclemer best), Turkish Bath (do start of hols). We also took dolmas to icemler and marmaris harbour both lovely and worth a visit. All though we were all inclusive we also wanted to enjoy eating out can recommend, Picasso very good food and very good service, Three Brothers again very good food and service also good entertainment including break dancers MJ impersonator etc, further down beach front Faro's also very good food and service, very friendly after being a few times got invited in to wedding reception of one of the staff Wedding cake and everything. On the whole we both had a fabulous holiday and are returning to marmaris this august and really cant wait but this time going to try different hotel. "
- Travel date: 8th May 2011
thoroughly enjoyed my stay
"i thought the food was great, the staff were helpful at all times. i had repairs that needed doing and it was done in no time which i found quite impressive.The hotel has been mantained at a good standard and always clean. staff friendly too. I travelled with my 2 kids and they had a comfortable stay here and they have requested to go back again for a longer stay. am happy to return, cant fault the place in any way."
- Travel date: 1st May 2011
"We had a fantastic time at the Ideal Pearl. Food was excellent, lots of choice and served every 2/3 hours. Pizza hour is best! All local drinks are included, you could come to Marmaris and spend very little as he food and drinks at the hotel are so good. Waiters were attentive and very polite. Rooms were large and clean. This is the best hotel I have ever stayed in abroad. Excellent value for money! I will definitely return to the ideal pearl. "
- Travel date: 27th April 2011
The staff are amazing.
"After arriving at the hotel at seven in the morning it was needless to say we were completely shattered! When we arrived a young man came out to take our luggage for us and once we were checked in took them up to our room for us which I was very impressed with. The breakfast is continental so there isn't as much choice in terms of the Great English Breakfast but there was cereal and some boiled eggs an toast and fruit which isn't too bad. The pool was very clean and it was difficult to get a lounger sometimes but if you get there early enough it's not too bad. The staff around the pool will be happy enough to get a lounger for you and help you with the umbrellas if needed. The food was lovely, it's the only time I've been on holiday and ate loads. I'm a vegetarian and sometimes it's only a few choices for me but I didn't have a problem here, the food was just great. The outdoor snack bar in the afternoon was equally as good. The staff in the restaurant are just lovely, they fill your glass up with water if they see your glass was empty - only if you wanted more of course. They also took your drinks order which saves you going up to the bar to get your drinks at dinner. Honestly could not fault the staff at this hotel they would do anything for you, they are just the loveliest and friendliest people you would meet and they work so hard! I know of the young men and women there who slept in the hotel as well as worked there and were on the go from about 7 in the morning until the bar closed at night. My only problem with Turkey is the shop keepers and trying to get you into their shops and other restaurant staff as well. If you go to the beach watch out as some bars on the sea front own a bit of the beach and to stay there they expect you to be buying something from their bar which they do bring to you I must say. All in all the hotel was lovely, the people in the hotel were amazing. Couldn't fault it. One person I admire in the hotel was the maid she came everyday I believe and made it spotless. It is a lovely hotel in a good location."
- Travel date: 29th January 2011
not for younger couples
"me and boyfriend have just come back from are 1st visit to turkey (age18/20) as we are thinking of going back next year this hotel is bottom of are list. the hotel it self was clean and tidy and reception staff were nice, the food was not to are taste and tend to be the same things on all the time, the bar staff were rude and only interested in serving single girls and were very rude to them offering to show them a good time in there hotel room!!!! the Manager him self was to interested with his phone to deal with our complaints...the entertainment was crap and played the same cd for the whole week we were there which was very disapointing when you walked past the hotel next door. if ou are older this is a hotel YOu would stay at!!!! "
- Travel date: 19th September 2010
"i'd read reviews before i went most of which were good with only a few bad ones and i must say that if you have booked to go and have also read the bad reviews let me put your mind ay rest. the room was lovely and plenty big enough, the hotel was spotless, the staff were friendly and gave excellent service especially in the evenings asking us if we wanted more drinks before we'd finished the ones we'd got.entertainment was every other night. the pool area was great with a few activities during the day the pool its self was very clean and the staff were constantly collecting the plastic glasses and keeping the area clean. the food was fantastic, so much to choose from every day. would definatly go back!!!!!"
- Travel date: 4th September 2010
"went to Ideal Peral in july,what a waste of money. from the min we got there the nightmare started! wont boar you with all my dramas but the food was rank,there were not enough beds for the size of the hotel,the rep done nuthing for me when i told her my bed was broken and my room had 4 lights that never worked,also as a29 year old i was not allowed a key to myself for my room,which i shared with my mum and dad. Staff were nice tho (hakan was a bit annoying)harry the spa manager was really nice too. But would never go back,dont do it!! Biha Principe here I come next year thats what you call 4star,amazing."
- Travel date: 3rd September 2010
Best holiday ever !!!
"Just returned this morning from Ideal Pearl ( I was one of the family of 12 mentioned in the earlier review !!!) Our room was quite small compared to the others in the group , so we asked to change and we did the next day . ALL the staff were friendly and very helpful despite what some other people may say.The food was wonderful every day . My son and I are fussy eaters but we always had plenty to eat . The snacks every afternoon were yummy , and we always looked forward to tea and home made cakes at 5pm. Rooms were cleaned every day and the hotel was very clean throughout. Entertainment could be improved but as a family of 12 we made our own . Harry the massage man is an absolute scream and the Turkish bath was lovely.You could have drinks all day long and you could get a few at a time despite what other reviewers have said. The pool area was lovely . The first week there was still beds left at 9 am but the second week we did have to get up a bit earlier .The hotels location was perfect . We went to see The Talk of the Town show , this is an absolute must . I read some bad reports about this hotel before we went but I think these people must have gone somewhere else because the Ideal Pearl is fantastic !!!"
- Travel date: 29th August 2010
Top traveller tips for Ideal Pearl Hotel
"Just enjoy and take plenty of sun cream,"
"Have a Turkish Bath in the Emre Beach Hotel.."
"the football bars are great,"
"be down to pool early for sunbeds"
"as my daughter said its been the best holiday ever, please go its great"
"Ideal Pearl is great for families"
"fantatsic fun for all ages! "
"great location, great hotel!!"
"turkey is a nice place, am certainly going back !"
"if it was bed and breakfast, fine"
"Town is easy to get to."
"nice friendly people "
"Up the castle was nice view but be careful in the shopping area down below seen about 14 rats"
"marmaris is trying to be a benidorm but its trying to hard"
"Karadeniz restuarant, Gullet Cruise, Dalyan Departure"
"just looking out at the bay from most restaurants was a pleasure"
"lively ,but can b laid bck at the same time "
"cosy corner and go see bella berserk drag act at the demented geordies bar on the beach front...."
"dont wear heels, very slippy but awesome holiday destination...."
"Evening show "Play Girls" is a must see in Marmaris."
Ideal Pearl Hotel is also called
- Ideal Pearl
- Hotel Ideal
- ideal pearl marmaris