Karen Lynn Dixon

D-Hotel Maris

with Karen Lynn Dixon www.karenlynndixon.com
  • Where:Datça Peninsula

  • 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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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

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

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


  • 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.

  • Pool/Gym

    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.’

  • Wifi

    Yes. Free of charge.

  • 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.

D-Hotel Maris

D-Hotel Maris, Hisarönü Köyü/Marmaris/Muğla Province, Turkey

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