The stunning D-Hotel Maris is a 5-star resort with all the trappings of a luxury boutique hotel.
From the moment we arrived at the D-Hotel Maris everything was perfect. The huge lobby, which was decked out in the most stunning furniture and vintage rugs, led us through to a terrace overlooking the hotel’s pool and private bay. As the hot sun beat down on the sparkling blues of the sea you knew straight away all was going to be very well.
The D-Hotel Maris in Datça, south west Turkey, was magnificent. The main hotel, which was perched high above the bay, housed the rooms and suites, restaurant, bar, pool and a huge E Spa. Below the hotel was its beautiful bay, littered with rugged Aegean islands and little beaches.
The D-hotel has 200 rooms, several magnificent suites and a fabulous villa with private pool. The rooms were all extremely modern, with dark wood panelling, decadent bathrooms, luxurious beds and just a slight nod to their Turkish home. What was fabulous about this hotel was that you felt like you were the only person in a tiny boutique hotel. There was so much space and the service was exceptional. However, you could very happily stay for one, if not two weeks, as there was so much to do.
The D-Hotel Maris had 5 beaches, including a silent beach, a private executive beach and their coliseum beach, where you can spend the day in an Ibizan-style cabana sipping chilled rosé to the gentle sound of Balearic beats. You could also swim in the sea or pool, walk in the hills, water-ski, sail, scuba dive, play tennis or even go mountain bike riding. I found peace lying in a cabana surrounded by swaying palms, white sand, shimming azure sea and the reassuring sound of the crickets telling you life was more then ok! Lazy, yes, but heavenly, hell yes!
The D-Hotel Maris was fabulously decadent – they had a seaplane and helicopter for the more time-pressed guest. If you were feeling the need to stretch your sea legs they had several private yachts for hire. You, and a small crew, could sail off into the sparkling waters to find a quiet bay to dive into the pristine sea, drink champagne and bask in the hot sun. We went out on the hotel’s fabulous 40m sailing boat, which was the highlight of the holiday for me. It was total luxury. Sailing on that heavenly sea with nothing but the colours, heat and gentle lapping of the water to disturb us.
Dining was a massive part of the hotel experience. They had several restaurants to choose from, offering everything from Turkish, to Italian and even a Zuma pop-up. For me it is all about Turkish food and I happily scoffed menemen in the morning (Turkish eggs) and lahmacun (Turkish pizza), pide and seafood all day long. The best dining experience was at their seaside restaurant The Breeze. It was set on a very secluded beach with fire pits burning away and the silvery moon shining brightly off the sea. It could have been a fabulous stand-alone restaurant in the south of France. The food was very Turkish and it was magnificent. Awesome meze dishes and the freshest of seafood. We had chargrilled squid with a hint of lemon, chilli and plenty of olive oil – sublime.
Rooms at the D-Hotel Maris start Rooms start from; €375 per night for the Deluxe sea view room, including breakfast and taxes.
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