D-Resort Grand Azur
What We Love
- A five-star beach resort on the Turkish Riviera, with breakfast, lunch, dinner and a suite optionLazing decadently in the lagoon-like pool
- Azur Spa, with its host of treatment rooms promising calm and renewal
- The location, just over a mile from Marmaris and its nightlife
- Admiring the gorgeous sea and mountain views
What To Know
- The property underwent a recent renovation
- Each room has a balcony or terrace
- Free WiFi
Sun? Check. Sand? Check. Sea? Check. Stunning views? Check – you get the picture. The newly renovated D-Resort Grand Azur, situated in lush tropical gardens, down the road from the bustling harbor town of Marmaris and steps from the shimmering Mediterranean, is a dreamy seaside retreat on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast. Also known as the Turkish Riviera, this destination is still up-and-coming among Americans, though it has long lured Europeans with its balmy climate and sun-drenched scenery.
This TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning resort boasts pretty sea and mountain vistas around just about every corner, from the beach bar and the steak restaurant – where curved, floor-to-ceiling windows certainly help – to the private Blue Flag beach, lagoon-like pool and sun-lounger terrace. The recently renovated rooms are luxurious, the in-house spa and fitness center are top-notch, and there’s a wealth of local activities to discover. Situated on the coast, close to the buzzing Marmaris nightlife, you’ll enjoy a location that, like the resort itself, is second to none.
Rooms and suites
The resort’s Land and Sea View rooms underwent a full renovation just last year, meaning everything here is all shiny and new. Each room has a balcony or terrace, and if you want to lock yourself away from it all then the beds are huge and comfortable, the LED TV boasts a load of international channels, and the windows are soundproofed. You’ll also have the option of lodging in a luxe and spacious suite. Found on the fifth floor, these sumptuous abodes boast gorgeous sea views and include a separate bedroom and sitting area.
D-Resort Grand Azur has an impressive selection of dining options. Daily buffet breakfasts include a wide range of hot and cold food, including fresh fruit and pastries. Evening meals consist of international cuisine, traditional Turkish meze plates and freshly grilled meat or seafood from the sizzling barbecues. Palmiye Restaurant has buffet meals on offer throughout the day, with live music in the evenings. Gourmet d’Azur has a weekly changing à la carte menu of seasonal produce. The fun and informal Beach Bar and Pool Bar allow waterside cocktail-sipping and dining.
D-Resort Grand Azur is just steps away from the Mediterranean Sea and its idyllic coastline beaches, where watersports and sunbeds are readily available. The hotel is located just over a mile from the excellent nightlife, restaurants and boutique shops of Marmaris’ town center and a bit farther, but still less than two miles, from Marmaris castle. The town center is easily accessible by a short walk along the waterfront promenade, dolmus or taxi.
How to Get There
We stayed there in October 2018. We found the location 10/10. Lovely room, always very clean. 10/10. Beach 10/10 . Beach bar and facilities. 10/10 . Meals varied:- Breakfast 4/5, Lunch ,-Varied areas you could eat 4/5 , Evening meals : - Good - But virtually the same meals every night Steak or Chicken with the same side plates. We stayed on an an -all inclusive basis. Great value. Would definitely stay here again. However , would definitely pop into town to eat a couple of nights, the food in Marmaris restaurants s delicious, very cheap, but wines can be expensive. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone! We will definitely be coming back!
Stayed with family for 10 days at the beginning of October. Didn't choose this place, however, because of illness at the place we wanted to stay we were offered this option by Thomas Cook. I suspect because of the late in the day booking we got a pretty poorly positioned room at the back of the hotel overlooking a very noisy hotel next door, very small balcony. Not great. Apart from this the room was OK,nice bathroom, massive super king size bed.
Food was good, if a bit samey, getting an omelette in the morning was challenging...it was so slow I gave up most days! The bar staff were friendly and helpful, the choice of cocktails was pretty limited.
The gardens were lovely, the beach bar had some OK entertainment, nothing amazing. Definitely NOT 5*, overpriced.
We massively over paid for this hotel. Thomas cook ripped us off ! £3600 for 2 weeks for 2 all inclusive.
Positives: lovely pier in the sea. Sea water very clean and clear. Lovely well maintained pretty garden areas. Large suite with separate lounge and large bathroom. My mum had a normal room which was considerably smaller in size. Buffet food good. Steak restaurant - fantastic views, excellent food but you have to pay for it it’s not all inclusive !!
Negatives: could not work out half the time if it was self service in the morning or the waiters serve you tea and coffee it was so hit and miss.
The hotel is located on a strip of disgusting tacky Blackpool type hotels. Not luxurious what so ever !!
Cats everywhere inside the hotel and outside. one cat was chasing a rat into the communal toilets and buffet restaurant.
Hotel not clean. I complained about the cleanliness of the room almost every day and nothing was done about it. Communal toilets not clean. Tomas cook rep called Sarah was terrible ! Guest relations manager was also terrible. Hotel was very old fashioned looking and worn especially in the entrance areas/bars. And the conference area which was sometimes used for entertainment was like being stuck in a time warp.
The spa was half hearted - felt spooky and abandoned.
Lots of loud and rude Russians that took over the hotel and intimidated many of the guests.
First time in this hotel, in fact first time in Turkey. It was lovely. Great staff, great location. The restaurant had a good variety of food, you also had the option at lunch to eat at the pool bar, or the each bar. The beach bar was great with its own private part of the beach. Shops within the hotel were good with a saml 'newsagent' type shop. Great spa facilities and I took the advantage of having a massage at an extra cost. The rooms were cleaned everyday. Overall a good hotel.
I stayed here in September it’s taken a while to write this as up I have been in disputes with the hotel. First the positives it’s in a loveky area and the gardens are lovely. Our room was small but ok, there is only one female and male toilet covering the whole of the grounds. The food although plenty of it we found very repetitive and every night when they started the barbaque the outside restaurant got covered in smoke. There were dodgy handrails in some parts of the outdoors. I approached customer services and she implied I was not telling the truth in the end I asked to see a manager which I did, very nice but I didn’t get anywhere. My travel company have written to them with my concerns although they have taken my comments on board that’s as far as it went. This is not a 5 star hotel if you do choose to go there look st it as a 3 star, this holiday was the most expensive I have ever paid in Europe and cinduderung Turkey is supposed to be value for money this certainly wasn’t!