29 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
A wonderful holiday and a great hotel
"We have been going to this hotel for the last 10 years so that alone speaks for itself. It is a very clean and tidy modern hotel and the staff are fantastic and so friendly and the choice of food is also very good one is spoils for choice, cant rate it highly enough "
- Travel date: Mon 2nd of June 2014
"The Hotel Sunrise Marmaris
We stayed here has part of a cruise and stay fortnight we did a week on the Thomson celebration from the 10th of September the second week we stayed here.
The hotel is excellent, the location cannot be faulted, you have a very modern structure although it is to be renovated over the winter months, but to me it was already of a very high standard.
We were on the fourth floor in room 408. The rooms are great the air conditioning works very well the pool is ok but not very good for children, has there is no shallow end, its directly on the beach and there are plenty of sun beds although if you want a poolside location in the sun you need to do it the German way and put a towel down before eight in the morning.
We travelled has a couple and itâs excellent for adults but we would not use this Hotel with young children it just doesnât have the facilities.
We went bed and breakfast and we couldnât fault the breakfast it was mainly continental style but also you could have very good omelettes made to order along with a few warm items beans and such.
We did not enjoy the barbecue night as much as we should have lots of cold stuff and salads e t c but not enough cooked meats.
If you do attend the barbecue donât give the ginger tom cat any meat I threw it some chicken and beef and it just left it on the floor I ended up having to clean it up with a tissue, I can only presume it is too well fed, or the damn things retarded.
The Hotel provides tea and coffee making equipment but it doesnât actually leave you any sachets of the stuff to make owt whatâs the point in providing the service if you havenât the wherewithal to actually make a drink.
There are plenty of shops and eating places nearby, and some bank machines including HSBC just outside the front door on the main road. I should mention that this road is the biggest drawback to this hotel its bloody lethal take extreme care when crossing it there is no safe place to cross so be very aware of the traffic it comes thick and fast from all directions.
We tried several places for lunch the Greasy Spoon, the Purple Garden and the Three Brothers none of which impressed us a great deal; we may have ordered the wrong meals.
But the highlight of the area for fine food has to be the Samdan restaurant just across the road the food was excellent we ate there six nights and every meal was a good experience, after the rather lacklustre food we had partaken of on the Celebration this place was a joy to behold its very clean and well laid out the staff are fantastic and always make you welcome, you donât have the problems with dogs and cats pestering you when you are eating I donât suppose many can survive the horrendous main road it sounds a bit cruel but it definitely must act as a natural culling method for the many stray animals you expect in Turkey.
Would we visit this Hotel again yes despite the few problems itâs an excellent Hotel and the food in the Samdan is of a far higher quality than anything we had on the ship so yes itâs a grand hotel for adults, but we wouldnât take our Grandkids it has nothing for young children.
- Travel date: Tue 18th of September 2012
One of the Best Hotels
"What can I say about this hotel that has not been said before, it is perhaps one of the best hotels I have stayed in, spotless and with big fluffy pristine white towels, we were lucky enough to get one of the new rooms on the 5th floor overlooking the sea, although the other rooms that were not yet refurbished are also of a very high standard.
The food at both breakfast and evening meal was of a very high standard with an incredible salad selection at your evening meal, I did hear a murmur or two about the limited choice for main courses but there were always at least four main choices and what was available was very well cooked and presented.
The pool area was large enough to accommodate all the hotel guests and there was never any problem with getting a sun bed, the staff had this delightful habit of placing these very large cushions around the poolside perfect for that bit of extra comfort.
The drinks were a wee bit expensive but we found that with all the bars in Marmaris and the costs at the airport absolutely horrendous, it can be summed up when no one was in the airport bar and five barmen just stood about doing nothing, similarly the cost of food was equally expensive and a member of staff tried to overcharge me for something as simple as a bottle of water, the one and only time this happened in Turkey during our weekâs stay.
Would concur that if you wish to book trips recommend you go and see "DANNY BOY', just leave the hotel at the beach end turn left and walk for 100 yards and you will find him or his colleagues sitting under an umbrella. Ten of us took advantage of a boat trip, out the whole day, plenty of stops for swimming and an excellent lunch included for what you would pay for lunch alone in a restaurant.
- Travel date: Thu 26th of August 2010
Number 1 holiday
"I had an amazing time and defiently will go back year after year to the same hotel. Staff are very friendly and there to help you whenever. The food is amazing and their is a lot of variety. Hotel is clean. Everything is on your doorstep and you dont have to travel. The weather is just brilliant and i agree with karen12345 i also went to that same clothes shop opposite the hotel and found the boys very friendly and the clothes really good quality and good prices and they defiently were not pervy like alot of the guys. I would recommend anyone to visit their shop but DEFIENTLY choose the hotel you cant go wrong! Im going back in july"
- Travel date: Fri 14th of May 2010
Oasis in Marmaris Bedlam
"I would say that the Sunrise has one of the best locations in the resort . Within walking distance of the action but once you stepped inside you entered a cloisted calm . I found the staff in general pleasant and reserved . This was a great contrast to the resort in general that was very vibrant with everyone trying to sell you something in a humerous cheeky way . The pool area and proximity to the beach the best attributes .
The only criticism I would have of the of the hotel is that the rooms are not great and woud not pass muster for those who may have paid the brochure price for the accomodation . Food wise the breakfast was fine if you like a full turkish ! but not so good you would feel guilty if you gave a miss after a goodnight out . Had lunch twice and would have to honestly say that the most bland and least generous food I had whilst on holiday .
In my opinion Samdams across the road was the best place I ate in Marmaris and the staff are very friendly whilst not being to in your face . Infinity at the back of the hotel was good for food and drink with the staff being very attentive . Aloha is a very family friendly place and like being in a working man's social club in the sun . The waiters had far more time for the children than their parents and seemed genuinely nice .
Marmaris is Blackpool in the Sun and a good time can be had by all . Those who follow the national sport of shopping will have a great time . However it is easy enough to be cultered and a trip to Ephesus and Pamukkale is a must for the truly discerning tourist .
I would also recommend " Talk of the Town" for a fun night out . The surprise for me is that despite being a captive audience the pricew of drinks was very reasonable .
What I did find that when booking trips in my second week that Thomas Cook were no dearer than any of the other agents who quoted me prices .
So don't bother with Ali Baba his boat trips are slightly cheaper but the boats significantly down market . In my opinion regardless of what operator you use the boat trips they all do are not worthe giving up a days holiday for if only there for a week.
The only bad thing I could say about Marmaris is that everyone smokes so if like me you have just given up then can be very tortuous but if you do smoke then rejoice there is a place where you will not be treated like a leper .
Marmaris is great go have a fun time but be warned Dalman airport is a nightmare it took us 3 hours to get through and was told this not unusual . With transfer time included did not get to our hotel until 6 hours after landed .
- Travel date: Thu 24th of September 2009
"This is the third time we have stayed at this hotel. The rooms are spotlessly clean. The food is really good and the staff can't do enough for you. Overall we had a really wonderful holiday. "
- Travel date: Tue 4th of August 2009
"This was our first time in turkey and we think we made an excellent choice by choosing the hotel sunrise.The hotel is absolutely spotlessly clean,the bed linen is changed often and towels daily.we didnt have a great view from our room as we were on the side looking out onto a block that use to be shops and looked very run down,but it wasnt really a problem as your not in your room that often.
we went bed and breakfast,the breakfast left a lot to be desired,being cheese,ham,pancakes,hard boiled eggs.You could ask the chef to make you an omlette of fried eggs but after seeing my husbands omlette which was half cooked I didnt bother.I went down to breakfast for a cuppa that was all.I like an enlish cooked breakfast when on holiday but you didnt get it here.
we went on a few of the boat trips which we booked right outside of the hotel,the lazy day cruise was a bit boring but the mud baths and turtle beach was excellent even though we didnt see a turtle. I would definetly reccomend this hotel for the clendliness alone.
The only thing that put us off going back to turkey was the fact that you couldnt walk anywhere without being pestered by the bar people and shop owners,it was really bad,hassling you constanly at every bar and shop to go in,I wish they would realise that they are putting people off going back to turkey.
The weather was very hot reaching 40 during the day and it was 29 at 11pm,thank goodness we had air con in the room.
I wouldnt think twice about booking this hotel again but the locals would have to change for me to return to turkey.They are very nice when you are buying from them but can be rude if you show no interest."
- Travel date: Mon 13th of July 2009
"i have been coming to sunrise for 9 years,staff and cleanliness exellent.if you are in a wheelchair,do not worry,bathroom doors wide enough to go through,best hotel in marmaris."
- Travel date: Fri 3rd of April 2009
what can i say? this has got to be the b...
"what can i say? this has got to be the best hotel i have ever stayed in. spotless, staff who will do anything for you and as for the food , excellent. my boyfriend and i stayed for 2 weeks and cannot complain about anything. our room overlooked the sea which was so lovely having a drink on the balcony and watching the sun go down and loads of entertainment on the door step. have been to marmaris 9 times but this was by far the best and that was down to the hotel and staff as everyone there is so friendly. this hotel is not cheap but is well worth it after some of the horror stories i have heard about turkey! it is well worth paying a wee bit extra for the luxury.
this year we are going to gumbet and if it is half as good as marmaris i will be more than happy.
if you are thinking about going to marmaris then try this hotel, you will not be dissapointed. i know how hard it can be trying to choose the right hotel.
- Travel date: Tue 19th of August 2008
Another fantastic stay at the Hotel Sunr...
"Another fantastic stay at the Hotel Sunrise standards as high if not higher than the first time two years ago.
friendly staff make you welcome and will try and accommodate your every need.
The food and drink is especially good and i would recommend the cocktails i will hopefully be returning there at some point soon.
This hotel is far enough away from the noise of the centre of marmaris but near enough for you to join it if you so wish.
The hotel is perfect for the couples and also family or friends and would not dissapoint. The only problem is the sunbeds being reserved early in the morning with the use of towels if you want full sun all day you need to be early.
- Travel date: Wed 6th of August 2008
This was our third stay at the Sunrise a...
"This was our third stay at the Sunrise and yet again we weren't disappointed. The quality of the accommodation and service is exceptional.
The Turkish bath is the best we have had in Turkey.
Location - A1.
Samdans is recommended for Dinner and if you fancy an english breakfast try Infinity next door.
- Travel date: Sat 29th of December 2007
This is our second visit to Turkey and t...
"This is our second visit to Turkey and the best yet.
The hotel is spotless the staff very friendly and extremely helpful. The restaurant serves a large varied breakfast, fresh meats, cheese, breads, cereals, preserves, and fruit along with an omelette bar where the chef makes fresh egg dishes whilst you wait.
The location is exceptional beautiful views day and night, a lovely relaxing pool area with plenty of sun beds both around the pool and on its own beach. Ideally located to stroll to marmaris centre and Icmeler.
Plenty of evening entertainment for all ages within 100m, however we found the rooms to be not only clean and well appointed but remarkably quiet. Maid service every day towels changed daily sheets every two days.
We went on several excursions including the jolly roger boat cruise excellent value, the Dalyan departure (last day of holiday you go on the dayayan day trip but also included was an evening meal, and a hotel room to shower and change prior to airport departure, the airport was 20 minutes away. Best evening trip the talk of the town
We cannot finish without a mention for Samdans restaurant which is directly across the road from the hotel; t j and the rest of the staff make this a holiday to remember.
We hope to visit again 2008."
- Travel date: Thu 6th of September 2007