Karlynn Dixon

D-Hotel Maris

  • Where:
  • Why:To present the hotel with an award at a gala dinner celebration.
  • When:September 2014
  • Who:Me along with a few of my glamorous colleagues.
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D-Hotel Maris Splurge and travel ‘Fantasy Island’ style to arrive and/or depart via the hotel’s Twin Otter Seaplane.

Splurge and travel ‘Fantasy Island’ style to arrive and/or depart via the hotel’s Twin Otter Seaplane.

D-Hotel Maris The spacious, sleek and dramatic lobby.  What a view!

The spacious, sleek and dramatic lobby. What a view!

D-Hotel Maris A Deluxe Sea View room with balcony overlooking the bay.

A Deluxe Sea View room with balcony overlooking the bay.

D-Hotel Maris Breakfast bliss.  A table at the Terrace Restaurant.

Breakfast bliss. A table at the Terrace Restaurant.

D-Hotel Maris Hope you are hungry for breakfast!

Hope you are hungry for breakfast!

D-Hotel Maris Overlooking three of the resort’s five beaches, all of which have been graced with imported Egyptian white sand.

Overlooking three of the resort’s five beaches, all of which have been graced with imported Egyptian white sand.

D-Hotel Maris Outdoor dining at Breeze Restaurant offers Aegean cuisine and an oh-so-lovely setting.

Outdoor dining at Breeze Restaurant offers Aegean cuisine and an oh-so-lovely setting.

D-Hotel Maris The Moet Beach Bar is an alluring oasis in the middle of the day while lounging on the beach.

The Moet Beach Bar is an alluring oasis in the middle of the day while lounging on the beach.

D-Hotel Maris Pasha, the hotel’s gorgeous wooden sailing yacht (plus crew), decorated by same interior designer as the hotel, available for rental for excursions along the Agean Sea.

Pasha, the hotel’s gorgeous wooden sailing yacht (plus crew), decorated by same interior designer as the hotel, available for rental for excursions along the Agean Sea.

D-Hotel Maris State-of-the art gymnasium with warm wood interior decor and more inspiring views of the sea.

State-of-the art gymnasium with warm wood interior decor and more inspiring views of the sea.

D-Hotel Maris D-Hotel Maris sits high upon a rocky hill overlooking a bay that feeds into the Agean Sea.  Perhaps you choose to arrive there in your personal yacht?

D-Hotel Maris sits high upon a rocky hill overlooking a bay that feeds into the Agean Sea. Perhaps you choose to arrive there in your personal yacht?

Highs & Lows

  • Views, views and more stunning magnificent views!

  • Activity abundance. D-Hotel Maris offer a fantastic array of sporting options from water sports to guided hikes. There is also a tennis club with 3 outdoor courts.

  • VIP, Suite and Villa guests have access to an Executive Club lounge on the 8th floor of the hotel. Guests get to keep the fashionable braided wristband they give as ID for access.

  • Relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul in the middle of nature without sacrificing one ounce of comfort.

  • The candles at The Terrace Restaurant used to deter flies from disturbing your breakfast should be lit constantly during fly season.

  • It is remote with no thriving nightlife. Are you ready to unplug?

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Ultra-luxury Beach Resort Hotel

  • Vibe

    Elegant chic for international nature lovers who want a secluded luxury getaway.

  • Location

    Paradise.

  • Rooms

    200, one of which is a duplex Presidential Suite and an exclusive Villa.

  • Music

    Easy listening, low-fi lounge music.

  • Year Opened

    April 2012

  • Designed By

    Midelk Mingu was the designer and Hassan Mingü the architect. The hotel underwent a massive renovation that took a year and a half. They were not allowed by Turkish law to alter the façade.

  • Health & Wellness

    Yes. There is both an indoor pool and outdoor pool. The gym has an amazing view overlooking the sea. The 3000 sqm spa is comprehensive and serene. There is also a scenic outdoor yoga and workout space.

  • Restaurant

    There are five a la carte restaurants plus The Terrace, which only serves breakfast. The cuisines offered are Italian, Turkish, Steak, Aegean and contemporary Japanese.

  • Bar

    There are six different bars located throughout the property.

  • Minibar

    Dom Perignon champagne, premium liquors and chocolates, wines, beers, assorted beverages and nuts. The Suites and the villa have ‘Maxi Bars.’

  • Children

    Leave them home, unless they are teens. There is a teen club on property.

  • Price

    Expensive luxury with all of the bells and whistles.

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