Breakfast was fine, and plenty to choose from. As I only like bread and jam in the morning, that suited me. In the evening it was a different matter. The food was always well presented and plenty of choice and it looked really appetizing. The problem was that none of the food was covered and the place was swarming with flies which were squatting on the food leaving their nasty traces. Also there were hundreds of skinny cats roaming around the restaurant, jumping up on the tables and waiting under the tables hoping to grab some titbits. Because of this bad hygiene we could not take advantage of the half board basis which we had paid for and had to go out every evening to eat in a cleaner looking restaurant.
The hotel location was nice situated right on the sea front. I have visited so many parts of Turkey in the past and I must say that Gumbet/Bodrum have got to be the tackiest, roughest and dirtiest resorts out of all of them. It seemed to attract a certain class of person - lower class!
The hotel staff were extremely helpful and friendly and I have nothing bad to say about them but in general, in all other restaurants, shops etc we visited, we never went one day without someone trying to "rip us off". Beware, if you see a sign offering cheap beer, dont go for it because it is watered down. If you do decide to try it, make sure you dont have waiter service, go straight to the bar and watch them pour it. By doing this there is no way they can cheat you. A place I did visit was in Gumbet and that was a Reiki healing place next to a hotel. The two men in there were excellent and gave me such good treatment at extremely reasonable prices (I went there on three occasions in one week) and must say that was the definite highlight of my holiday in Gumbet. Unless you don't mind roughing it and you don't mind thousands of flies excreting over your food, being ripped off and sharing a hotel with people of a low working class background, I would say the Mels and Gumbet is the place for you.
I must reiterate that the staff were really friendly and the cleaners kept our bedroom tidy everyday (except for when we left the room on our day of departure, I checked under the bed for things which may have been kicked under there and to my horror found it to be filthy, floor covered in mounds of dust intertwined with pubic hairs!!
No more Mels for us!
Travel operator: Thomson
First impressions were how small the rooms were, just enough room for the 2 beds, hardly any storage space. The bathroom was tiny, and the shower was as stated before a wet room shower, and the whole floor got wet and slippery! One other thing I noticed was that when the lights were turned out, the room wasn't dark, as there is a camp site across the street with floodlights lighting its carpark, and these lights also illuminated our room, though this would only be an issue if you had a room facing this way.
The air conditioning is
Travel operator: Thomson
Travel operator: thompson
Rooms were on the small side but were clean and tidy.
As was the entire hotel
Getting the shower to stay a constant temperature was a skill that took some mastering. We failed !!!.
Food was generaly good. Evening meals there were plenty of choices, but breakfast was repetative.
From hotel front to beach took three steps and just one shout one of the staff would take food/drink orders
Overall excellent. For the first time we may well repeat our familly holiday destination and hotel
Travel operator: Lunn Poly
The waiters, chefs and bar staff are also extremley friendly and helpful.
Although the evening meals are buffet style there isn't masses of choice, however if you do not like what is on offer the chef will cook you something else.(I don't know how he cooks the chicken breasts, they are to die for!!)nothing is too much trouble.
Travel operator: Thompson
the rooms are quite small with a very small balcony but are comfortable & brightly decorated. the bathroom has a shower with good water pressure just a bit fiddly to get the water temperature right. theres a hairdryer provided & the room was cleaned daily with fresh towels etc provided.
theres a large open resteraunt,bar & reception area & these were all maintained very well as was the small pool up at the back on a terrace area.there are free sunbeds at the front of the hotel as well as at the pool & enough for everyone. all the staff in the hotel were fantastic very friendly & helpful at all times.
there is a large screen tv in the bar/resteraunt area with uk sky provided or a dvd to watch films. we went on a special offer so half board was included & although we only ate in the hotel once the food was good with a good choice. brekfast was continental style but again was good. the hotel also has a snack/cafe service & all prices were very reasonable as were the prices of drinks.
the location is perfect - a couple of steps to the next nearest bar or walk along the seafront path past many morte bars/resteraunts up to the main drag with bar st,shops & heaps m,ore resteraunts/bars. its also far enough away from bar st so you arent disturbed by the thumping music at night.
we cannot recommend this hotel highly enough if you are looking for good value for money clean comfortable accomodation with fantastic staff.
Travel operator: thompson
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