A bit of paradise
Posted Jun 19, 2016
I have just spent a week at the Marti Resort Hotel, though it wasn't a planned holiday. My mother went into hospital in Marmaris with pneumonia, and we needed to find somewhere comfortable for my dad to stay after their booking finished at a self-catering villa in Turunç. The Marti was such a magical, wonderful find. It meant that when he wasn't at the hospital he could relax completely in this slice of paradise, and I think it actually prevented him getting ill too. I joined him a day later and then a few days after that we were able to bring my mum here to finish recovering. She kept saying she must have died and gone to heaven!
Unlike a lot of the hotels in Içmeler, the Marti Resort has these wonderful spacious, colourful gardens, which lead down to a very nice beach. As with all the beaches it's pebbles rather than sand. But it is a heavenly place to swim, with wonderful views of the surrounding mountains.
The food is very good too, lots of choice, wonderful vegetable dishes. And with the all inclusive all our drinks, coffees and even ice cream were included.
The staff were exceptionally kind and helpful. Gürsoy, an intern working on the main reception desk, really went over and above to help us with absolutely anything we needed. Türkeş in the restaurant would pick my mum jasmine flowers every day, and helped us pack up some of the breakfast food to take to the hospital for lunch while my mum was still there. And so many other staff were just lovely. We had hugs an