Fodor's Expert Review Meri Hotel

On the lagoon, Ölüdeniz, Mugla, 48300, Turkey

Built in 1973, this hotel was the first—and last—to be allowed by the government to set up shop on the famed Ölüdeniz lagoon; built on a steep incline amid terraced gardens overlooking one of Turkey's most beautiful bays, the site is a delight. Rooms are another story: they're clean enough and most have large balconies with superb sea views, but are smaller and more down-at-the-heel than you'd expect based on the price. Reaching many of them involves riding up a rickety funicular lift—or lots of stairs. Public areas are the main attraction, and there's a pretty pool area with the lagoon beach across the road from the main hotel.

PROS

  • location
  • location
  • location
  • most rooms have balconies with gorgeous sea views
  • private beach on the famous (and famously crowded) lagoon
  • location, location, location
  • most rooms have balconies with gorgeous sea views
  • private beach on the famous (and famously crowded) lagoon

CONS

  • average rooms
  • last updated in 1975
  • daunting stairs
  • average rooms, last updated in 1975
  • daunting stairs

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views
Casual
Beachfront
Basic
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 252-617–0001

HOTEL DETAILS

70 standard rooms, 24 family rooms
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Nov.–mid-Apr., All-inclusive

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