I have a walking disability so it did take us a little longer than the few minutes to get to the eating places as stated on other reviews, but that is my problem not the Poppy apartments.
Thanks Mel and all your team for all your hard work. I cannot comment on the entertainment at the Poppy apartments because we missed them both as we were out, but we were told they were great nights.
Travel operator: sun 4 u
Travel operator: Sunshine
Never been to a palce similar in Turkey.
Absolutely awfull place. Filthy and dirty apartment. No cleaning at all in one week. Garbage bins only emtied every other day. In Turkey you supposed to but used toiletpaper in a bin and not in the toilet.....as the sewerage system is not built for toiletpaper. In stead they have the inbuilt water nozzle for cleaning.I mean a toilet bin, that have not been emtied for 2 days in 38 deg.C.....
And a kitchen bin with food stuf etc......
Not very hygienic!
All kitchen tools were the worst bomb of bacteria.The frying pan was an old fashion cheep sticky type. It was not allowed for food preparation. Disgusting!!
I only used kitchen tools(cups, glasses, plates, pots and cutleris etc.) that could be sterilized by boiling in hot water.
However, I found the worst part the unbearable noise the first 3 days, I was there. As the swimming pool do not have any closing time(normally pools close at 6PM). Here a tremendous and deafening loud and noisy waterbattle performed by the same 3 english families irretated the rest of the guest in the hotel. They had to flee to the back balcony and close doors and windows in order to find a little peace. And this terrorism was not stop until 9PM. Again later at night there were loud coversations going on from one balcony to another. Surely people were drunk and very noisy. Even the owners and caretakers enjoyed themself loud and clear all day by shouting and screaming, drinking with there friends.
The apartment was creeping with ants and so filthy.
Do not go to this establishment. It is a dump.
Furthermore - they charge 3 TL for 5 liters of water. The normal price is 2 TL. How naughty!
Travel operator: Scanways
It's a family run business (Turkish husband, his English wife and their 2 young sons helping out) and as such had a relaxed and warm atmosphere. There was always someone on hand if there was anything you needed and as it is a small complex you felt part of what was going on. There was no shortage of sun loungers if you wanted to spend the day by the pool and or help and advice on where else to go.
We had no complaints with the food, though we chose to eat out of the hotel at the many restuarants nearby each night.
Because of it's small size there is quite an intimate atmosphere, and we found many of the guests to be people returning year after year. The noise did carry from the bar to the apartments and often there was music playing until maybe 1am, but this didn't bother us. If you don't want to hear any music and be tucked up in bed by 10pm then maybe this isn't the place for you, but we certainly didn't want a crazy party holiday and had no problems with the noise.
In a nutshell, you get what you pay for and if your budget only allows you to go 3 star then I would recommend these apartments. If you find that you aren't happy with them then your expectations are too high for your budget!
Travel operator: Goldtrail
Let's just rethink that: in the heat of southern Turkey, if you stay here, you need to pay extra for air conditioning. And by the way, the a/c is only in one room anyway!
We bought a fan instead and they insisted on charging us one pound a day for using electricity. Using electricity!
The staff/owners were surly and unwelcoming from the off, but I really don't know why we deserved that.
And then there are the apartments themselves. Dirty. Nothing short of disgraceful. I'm not a clean freak, but I drew the line at doors covered in stains, invasions of ants and a toilet that didn't work.
It's a shame because we found the area very beautiful and the locals friendly and welcoming.
So, in summary: If you think it is reasonable to be charged extra for electricity, get blanked by the staff and live in squaler, then visit Poppy Apartments.
Travel operator: Goldtrail
I will definately be going again soon!
Travel operator: Arranged myself
The staff are very friendly & welcoming, can never do enough for you. Nothing is ever a problem here, any problems that do arise are dealt with promplty & effeciently. English & turkish speaking staff on hand to help with any medical/hospital incidents that may occur, unfortunately we encountered a medical incident when my son had an accident at the waterpark, we thought he had broken his little toe, when he slipped into a wall, toe jet black & in absolute agony.On returning back to the apartments the owners thought it best we visited the hospital to get it xrayed. They took us there stayed with us & sorted it all out for us, we were back at the apartments within half an hour & i couldn't thank them enough. Not something i would have liked to have experienced on my own. No ice cream fridge for the kids but they will always send a member of staff to get some for you. Rooms cleaned & bedlinen & towels changed regularly. Turkish nights are an absolute must while staying here, a fantastic night to remember. BBQ excellent choice of meats & plenty of side dishes & salads. Anything you fancy doing from scuba diving, hiring your own boat for the day, horse riding & turkish bath etc they will organise for you at your request. Even birthday parties can be organised with cake & all the trimmings too. You only have to use your imagination & the world is your oyster. My kids won't stay anywhere else they, like us love it here. Spent many an evening in the bar til the early hours having a drink & a laugh with friends we met there. If you're there to drink the staff are always there to serve you no matter what the time of day or night. Looking forward to returning again in September. Thanks Poppy for another memorable holiday.
Travel operator: myself
Travel operator: jewel in the crown
When we arrived at the hotel our bags were taken off us straight away and taken to our rooms, we had just got off a long flight and was told basic information on our room. We were informed our air con would be '4' per day, having not thought this would mean anything other than Lera, we gladly accepted the air con on this daily charge basis.
Our apartment was on the ground floor, we had no balcony area other than a small rear patio area, we had a window that would not close, our electrics kept tripping, a light in the kitchen smashed when turned on, a leak in the bathroom and a shower that flooded the bathroom each time it was used!! Our sheets were changed ONCE and our towels were changed no more than 3 times. We did request a room cange but were told no other rooms were available. We did get the impression this hotel is full of regulars who reserve the 'best' rooms before they come.
The staff were not very welcoming at all other than one or two of them. We found the nicest of the whole of the people who run or live at the hotel was the family dog!!
When it came to our last day, we were more than ready to leave. We headed to the reception to settle our tab and air con bill. One of the Turkish staff members gave us our bill- it turns out the air con was priced in english pounds. We were obviously not happy with this as we had no idea this would be case. After much negotiation we go the price down but no by much!! We felt very cheated by this. Our pick up for departures were on a notice board in the reception, it stated 3.00am - 3.45am. At 1.55am there was loud knocking at our door, we answered and it was a member of the Turkish staff advising us we were now being picked up at 2.00pm and should have been informed by the english owner of the hotel, who didnt speak to us once during our visit. This was the last straw.
Please do not dismiss this review as i did when researching this hotel before our trip. I wouldnt recommend this to anyone!!
Travel operator: Gold Trail
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