Marmaris is one of the most sought-after seaside resorts in Turkey and has hotels to suit every budget. Choose from affordable welcoming accommodation to top-notch luxury hotels on the town’s lively three-mile.
Find Hotels in Marmaris
Most of Marmaris’s hotels are on the promenade, and they range from comfortable high-rise hotels to large, luxurious resorts. One thing almost all of Marmaris’s hotels have in common is they’re a stone’s-throw from a bar and restaurant-lined stretch of beach. They also all have a spa offering traditional Turkish massage.
Most of Marmaris’ highlights, including the yacht-lined harbour, old quarter and castle, plus the best of the restaurants and the lively bars, are all steps from the seafront and are easily walkable from Marmaris’ waterfront hotels.
Further inland in Marmaris, you could stay in an apartment-hotel not far from the marina, and there are some no-frills hotels in the town centre, too.
Discover Old Town Marmaris
Away from the bustling seafront, the old quarter of Marmaris is an atmospheric collection of hilly lanes and traditional buildings. Set aside some time for a wander. Choose a hotel in Marmaris old town and you will be in striking distance of the hilltop castle, which dates back to the early 16th century. Visit the castle’s small but perfectly formed Marmaris Museum, with artefacts from across Marmaris and the surrounding towns.
After a tour of the museum, you can stroll around the castle walls and take in the sweeping views over the marina. Not far from the castle is the Marmaris’s covered bazaar, where you can browse leather goods, spices, jewellery and local honey, and pick up a touristy souvenir or two.
Hotels Close to the Nightlife in Marmaris
Marmaris’s harbour-side restaurants cater to an international palate, so if you’re looking for more authentic Turkish meals head for the restaurants in the bazaar. Most of Marmaris’s watering holes are on Barlar Sok, the aptly named Bar Street, a hub of nightlife with everything from wine bars in courtyards to open-air nightclubs.
Marmaris is great for late-night partying, with a mass of big bar-clubs lit by laser beams and neon pubs serving huge fishbowls of cocktails, many open until the early hours.
If you want a more low-key night out, head for the quieter bar-restaurants on the waterfront, which also have pretty views of the harbour.
Marmaris’s scenic setting makes it an ideal base for day-tripping. On land, you can bus over to the unspoiled Datça peninsula, which has secluded coves, azure waters and thickly forested hills to explore.
Or join one of the many boat tours of the bay and beyond. Book with one of the many tour companies along the strip to enjoy the natural good looks of Marmaris from the water. You’ll enjoy a few hours of impressive views and lots of excellent swimming spots.