We're two families with 7 y.o. kids spent 2 week in the wonderful hotel.
The location is a bit remote, but it was even better for us - to enjoy the wonderful sea and pine-fragranced air. The hotel is actually within the pine forest with all the inhabitants - squirrels, hedgehog, different kinds of birds! The kids were amazed:)
The room is spacious with a very big balcony; the cleaning is very good. It was also nice to have a full cooler of drinking water in the room.
The food is of very good quality. Nothing to complain about.
The staff is very polite and helpful. Also the hotel is very well secured, which makes it possible to leave the kids on the whole territory without any worries.
The kids entertainment is above the all standards! A special cottage devoted to the kids only + cooking classes every day + sport and other activities.
The pools are very good indeed. Buddha beach is really very special - with fantastic overview to the sea and panoramic pull.
The beach is very clean and well equipped. No problem to find a sunbed at any time of the day.
The only slight minus is a the entrance to the sea - as there are quite big stones. But this problem could be easily solved by the special slippers.
Nice tips - the hotel is arranging a free-transfer from/to the airport if you stay more then 7 nights.
So all in all i would like to thank the hotel management; and would be happy to recommend this hotel for the families with kids. We will definitely return next year!
Trully friendly and customer-oriented. Stayed with 9-months old kid for 2 weeks. Really beautiful all-you-need accomodation to have a vacation with kids 6months- to early teenage. Parents will have a fantastic Budda-beach with an "infinity" view pool in addition to common beach which is also amazingly designed. Worth the double money it costs, meaning the level of service, food, nature, entertainment and ouptut for the kids.
We stayed in this hotel in the middle of August 2014. The drive to Mar La Mar Hotel was not ease due to extremely worse road condition in that area, but as soon as we entered the place- like nice paradise opened for you. They have a two floor buildings surrounded with pines, nice, short way to the beach. Room was vey comfortable with a clean linens, every day changeable towels and big balcony with beautiful view.
We were soooooo amazed with the staff, especial waiters in the restaurant area. Staff was very polite and highly professional, speaks English, very nice looking.
But we want to tell our special THANKS for the people who works in kitchen. The food were amazing-health, testy and unlimited. Even you can get a glass of champagne vine in the morning-which is according to dietitian recommendation is very good for digestion.
Facility has a open infinity pool with a view to Black Sea and all possible accommodation in the pool area, but we did not used the pool, not because was something wrong, because we are from California and we came to Crimea to enjoy Black Sea.
Beach was clean with umbrellas and chairs. We were crazy of Beautiful Sunset- which I can tell similar like in Hawaii.
We recommend everyone to stay in Mar Le Mar Hotel, and hope we can go there again and again.
We stayed at Mar le Mar in May 2013. We were very impressed with the standards of the complex and the range of facilities which were on offer. Some of the staff spoke a bit of English which helped as we don't speak Russian (Eugene the waiter was particularly helpful). Our little boy enjoyed the children's club very much. The location of the complex is a bit remote so if you want to see the main sites of the Crimea you would either have to travel or base yourself elsewhere for part of the holiday, but if you just want to relax and play by the pool or in the sea then everything is on site. We also enjoyed our banya experience at the Spa. The level of service was excellent, the only negative was that my wife left her Kindle under a sunlounger at the pool by accident and it wasn't found, presumably someone must have taken it. In general though the good reviews on this site are deserved. Also we would recommend Crimea very highly as a destination.