Our favourite staff were Inci,Sonic,Ali and the gorgeous Omar.We met great people on this holiday,not a football top in sight!!
We would all love to go back but I think the price will go up soon.
Travel operator: THOMAS COOK
The views - wow - amazing! The most georgous view from our room I have had outside of the carribean dotted with palm trees and flowers but I am a water baby!
During our stay there were loads of English - all well behaved other than the odd child, unlike a young group of 20 odd of our neighbours directly accross the channel who thought they were the entertainment but actually all they were was rude and obnoxious!
I do however think us Brits (myself included) were just as bad if not worse for at saving the sun beds early. We found the most amazing spot halfway through our stay on the jetty - sunshade, enough space for 2 huge pillows, a ladder down to the sea and a fishing corner to use our little rod we brought with us - to top it all off it was just a few steps away from the bar and ice cream station - no way was I giving it up! I did however have to be up no later than 7.30am to ensure getting it! You will find a sunbed somewhere it seems whatever time you make it out of your room be it on the beach or directly in the sun but I would say 9.30am latest to get some shade.
The main buffet restaurant was lovey for breakfast, but, my son and I named it 'the slop stop' for lunch and dinner. Very repetative, nearly cold and sloppy, however we were never ill and didn't loose any weight so it can't be all bad. My boy was desperately looking forward to some garlic bread in the italian restaurant but they had not clue what it was! The waiter refused me a glass of wine only an expensive bottle that I had to pay for so I just stuck with cola. The Turkish restaurant we loved but the lighting was very dull and we couldn't see what we were eating!
Tipping:- we saw no one else tip but $1 a day to your waiter, bar attendant, maid and 1 in the fridge for the guy who fills up your mini bar (along with a request list) goes down well and guarantees you attention big time, however, our waiter stopped getting his when he asked for more (even though no one else tipped at all) and the maid stopped getting hers when our talcum powder and a packet of cigarettes was stollen from our room! I did not report the maid as I am sure she needs the job but she did loose our respect and $'s!
This brings me to my next point, take all toileteries and lotions with you. A very small sachet of talcum powder cost us 3 euros and sun tan lotion 25 euros for a fairly small bottle.
There is no where at all withing walking distance to shop other than the hotels one and boy by their prices do they know it inclusive of cigarettes. Either buy at your UK airport or take a trip to Bodrum (7 euros each for shuttle bus return) about
Travel operator: Thomas Cook
Travel operator: thmas cook
Travel operator: Wezyr
The rooms are operated by a card which you put infront of a infer red dot on your door ours didnt work we had to go to reception to get someone to let us in late on first night, then found out next mroning our room was not locked when you went out as there was something wrong with the card so had to infrom reception again they sent up someone from maintence to sort it apparenty the lock had to be reset so it would unlock to get in then lock when we closed the door with our card.
the room staff are very friendly and clean the room every day the mini bar replenshied daily with soft drinks and water but only if you have used up all the drinks from the previous day, the rooms are spotless not one coplaint about the cleanliness of the room or hotel. The staff on reception /customer relations have fairly good english till you have a compalint then they seem not to understand. We didnt enjoy the hotel at all hope it doesnt put people off eveyone has there own opinions.
Travel operator: thomas cook
The hotel location was a little cut off however the view was fabulous beautiful seaviews,and really good facilities all of which have been mentioned previously.
It was October half term week but we were so disappointed as the entertainment was non existent the staff seemed tired and not really bothered and the food was cold and very disappointing who eats Brussels and Brocoli for breakfast!!that is what they were serving us,we thought it was because of the end of season but no they stay open all year round.
Would we return to this hotel Certainly Not!! we have been to Turkey many times we liked Bodrum but we would not return to this hotel.
Travel operator: Med Hotels
Unfortunately it is not a good idea to go end of October as alot of things were not available as they had about a week til end of season. Hence no newspapers, crips, apparently the food was not so good as well due to the expression we heard so often "its nearly end of season"!
Swimming pool and beach were gorgeous and had a lovely spa which was really first class.
Unfortunately the breakfast was not worth getting up for - and a bit bizaare as they actually had sprouts for breakfast one morning! Dinner was a bit lack luster also but the salads they provided were superb.
The drinks which were all inclusive were very good indeed I drank Amaretto all evening and was definately not watered down as at some resorts.
For the best food it is a good idea to go to the snack bar by the pool as they served fresh pizzas and pastas etc.
Overall was disappointed that there was little in the way of entertainment and no real effort for the kids club due to the end of season thing.
Travel operator: on the beach
Over all it was a great holiday and i look forward to going back again next year
Travel operator: Thomas Cook
Bodrum airport was relatively well organised and there wasn
Travel operator: Detur
The hotel was immaculately clean with a lovely reception and very helpful bellboys to take the luggage straight off you.
Stayed in the main hotel building(which I get the impression is better than the bungalows)views are fantastic all around.The food is of excellent choice for all nationalities and for all those fussy eaters from pasta to steaks to chips ,puddings are a kids heaven.
Breakfasts are the usual cold meats to cheeses to freshly cooked pancakes and omlettes for every individual , cereals and fruit is endless all day long. The location gives wonderful views from every angle of the hotel,but the hotel itself is very isolated.We realised this before going but didnt think that meant not even being able to go for a walk in the evening after dinner.
The staff are very friendly ,with just the odd miserable one thrown in(which you get everywhere you go!!)i would say Micheal jackson who was one of the bar waiters was the friendliest( he liked everyone to call him this .... for some strange reason,so we just humered him).
The entertainment was ok,about the same as you normally get,day activities were more for adults(which I thought was wrong) my kids missed joining in.Evening shows some were good some were bad!!
The beach was ok with very good watersport facilities,and a water boat taxi to Turgetreis on a Saturday to there market,which is a must.8 euros pp travelling on a speed boat for 10 mins was worth the money on ots own,then they pick you back up 3 hrs later.
Hotel rooms were very modern and had a nice feel to them ,we did have a french balcony to stand on,which we missed the usual terraces you get.
All in all it was the best hotel weve been to which I think is a result of the hotel being quite new. Really we had no complaints at all and would happily go back,especilly for a relaxing good quality hotel.
This was our first time to Turkey and have already booked our return to Turkey for 2007.
Travel operator: med hotels
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