The hotels in Marmaris also include Marmaris resorts and the lodging available at Icmeler Beach, in the little community of the same name about four miles south of the larger city. You can also look for vacation rentals, as there are many apartments, cottages, and villas available in both areas. Many of the villas have multiple bedrooms, making them ideal for families, groups, and special events. Marmaris hotels also include elegant boutique hotels, and the Devamli located on Icmeler Beach is one of the best. It is family run and will arrange jeep tours into the pine forest hills outside of town.
Another of the Marmaris hotels set on Icmeler Beach is the Grand Yazici Mares, with spacious rooms suites, and family villas set on extensive grounds with one of the longest of the beaches in the area. There are several dining venues, bars, and lounges, including a night club with some of the area’s famed nightlife.
One of the best Marmaris resorts is the Villa Florya Beach Resort, which is also one of the many boutique hotels along the Turquoise Coast. It is set at the end of long, winding road about a 45-minute drive south of the city on a hill overlooking Kumlubuk Bay. If you don’t have your own transportation in the form of car rentals, the hotel will make arrangements for transfers, and there are boats travelling regularly between the two areas. This is a great place to stay for those wishing to really get away from it all in pristine natural settings.
Other Marmaris resorts include the Iberostar, a large complex with swimming pools and its own shopping arcade, and the Loryma Resort located south of Icmeler Beach in the picturesque community of Turunc. It has its own private strip of beach frontage as well as a large swimming pool, sweeping panoramic views of the sea and coastline, and one of the area’s spas.
City center hotels in Marmaris include apartment hotels like the Club Ilayda (pictured), which is just a few minutes from shopping, restaurants, and the lively nightlife for which this city is known. Several swimming pools, including children’s pools with water slides, offer recreation. This is Marmaris accommodation that is excellent for families with children and small groups looking to save money on dining out costs as all studios and apartments have kitchenettes.
Another of the Marmaris hotels that is great for families and is of a different type than the beach resorts is the Hotel Green Nature, set in pine forested hills about two miles from the city center. It boasts one of the area’s full-service spas, and offers a special children’s program with supervised activities and even a mini disco for the teenagers. There is a fitness center, two huge swimming pools for adults and two pools just for children—one with elaborate water slides. While this is not one of the hotels in Marmaris on the celebrated beaches, there is nearby golf and excellent hiking possibilities as well as free shuttle service to Icmeler Beach.