Hi Looking at going to Gumbet in August, we are a family of 3 (daughter is 15). We have just returned from Belek, while we were there we spoke to a couple who advised us that the cost of food has become very expensive in Turkey at the restaraunts. Any ideas on the cost of the food and drinks in and around Gumbet.
Would like to find out before we book, not certain if we can afford 11 nights if things have become very expensive ?
Thanks for any help and advice you can offer
Also if you stay at an apartment you can have some lunch or snacks in your room during the day, fresh bread, cheese, salad, fruit and cold drinks can all be kept in your fridge. There are a few big supermarkets near to Gumbet so you can stock up. You can always eat cheaply if you want to.
One of our regular members here, Gumbet Jakki, is out there at the moment and she will be able to give you some ideas on prices of food and drinks when she comes on next.
We have been to Gumbet 2 years ago, we sometimes had lunches in the rooms ans stocked up from the supermarket with breads and cheeses. We did manage to eat out for the 2 weeks and found the prices in 2009 very reasonable. It will be interesting to hear of the changes.
We went to Gumbet last July. Our daughter was 14 at the time. For a starter, main and 2 drinks each we were spending between 80 and 90lira. In a few places our daughter ate for free (adult meal) because my brother in law is hard faced and asked in every place we went if kids eat free (his were 12 and 8 ) . I can honestly say we didn't have a bad meal during the 2 weeks we were there.
I said last year how prices had crept up, and this is my fifth year going, but its far more expensive than places like Tenerife (albeit prettier in parts). I know people bang on how the scenery and people are great, you could say the same about Italy, but would you holiday there? Of course not, because you need a morgatage to holiday in Italy.
I'm all for supporting people, but quite obviously when the charges for soft drinks are that high, it is pretty shocking. Did the tax on soft drinks rise along with alcohol?
How can one country go from being the cheapest place in Europe, to being potentially the dearest? A greedy government I guess?
And yes if that exchange rate drops any lower, than it'll be very expensive. 2.50 is reasonable, but not with the price rises that I hear about.
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