Labranda Mares Marmaris
Concealed among the pine tree filled landscape that Marmaris is recognised for with glistening Aegean views which stretch for miles, this hotel has a location to be proud of. And as part of the Labranda brand you can expect a memorable stay with a first-class All Inclusive concept inviting guests to dine in a range of restaurants.
Beside its two pools, you’ll also find a long list of activities whether you’re looking for water-based fun, mini football tournaments or tame games of chess. Mature travellers are bound to make a beeline for the spa where nine treatment rooms will leave you feeling completely renewed.
A choice of in-room views
There’s no such thing as a bad view when you choose to stay at the Labranda Mares Marmaris with land, garden and sea vistas all showing off the area’s natural beauty. All stays come with a smart décor from the comfortable furnishings right down to the use of bold colours – a stark contrast to the neutral floors and walls.
You’ll find a staggering 282 rooms across the property with twin, double, family and interconnecting options. Each featuring a separate living space alongside essentials including a private bathroom, air conditioning, a telephone, safety deposit box and hairdryer. While, a balcony or terrace offers some open-air privacy when you want to unwind after a hectic day.
Speciality dining experiences
The hotel’s All Inclusive status covers your breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant as well as one visit to a speciality restaurant per stay with spots serving Italian, seafood and Asian fare. As for drinks, you can grab a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from 10am until midnight.
Yunus Restaurant: As the hotel’s buffet restaurant, you’re guaranteed a range of delicious Turkish and international dishes. With hot and cold stations encouraging you to help yourself, pile your plate high with breakfast, lunch and dinner options, or head here between 12pm and 2pm for an ice cream.
Meyhane: With its location next to the sea it’s hardly surprising that this eatery specialises in fresh fish. Served a la carte style you can expect a high-quality dining experience with mezze starters whetting your appetite. Head here from 7pm to 10pm.
Dragon: Get a taste of the Far East at this oriental restaurant. Offering a cosy ambiance with Chinese symbols adorning the red walls, this dinner-only spot is open from 7pm to 10pm.
Beach Bar: Open from 9am to 6pm, this bar is right by the Aegean and is the place to grab cold beverages during the midday heat.
Lobby Bar: Its 24-hour opening time is the main highlight, while its laid-back atmosphere is just as enticing.
Coco Bar: This is the place to grab the hotel’s best cocktails, whether you’re craving frozen flavours or something tropical.
Disco Bar: Opening its doors from 12am until 2am, the dancefloor is calling your name when most of the hotel’s other bars shut up for the night.
*Please note – all speciality restaurants require a prior reservation.
Daytime activities to evening entertainment
There’s so much included in your All Inclusive programme such as the resort’s extensive entertainment. Hidden by the hotel’s green surroundings, guests tend to hit the outdoor pools first where you’ll find two separate children’s sections alongside a choice of waterslides. But you don’t have to confine yourself to your sunlounger with water aerobics keeping you fit in the pool, organised football matches bringing out your competitive side and archery allowing you to practise your target skills.
Over on the hotel’s private patch of beach, there’s a whole range of water-based activities from fast-paced jet skis to canoe expeditions and banana boat rides for the whole family. Those aged between four and 12 can make use of the kids’ club, where expert staff arrange all kinds of fun including a cinema experience, mini disco and playground games. The spa is also worth a mention if you’ve come on holiday to do nothing but relax. As the sun goes down the resort comes alive with music acts and the odd Turkish night letting guests experience some local culture.
Location-wise, this hotel has multiple draws, not only are you wedged between the resorts of Icmeler and Marmaris, two of the most popular resorts in Turkey with world-class scenery on all sides, but you have your very own section of serene coastline to call your own.
The nearby town of Marmaris is worth exploring thanks to its harbour area dominated by a beautiful castle, while nights are a little on the livelier side with a street dedicated to bars.