We were really looking forward to this holiday after reading the reviews, however, we were very disappointed. Upon entering our room, we firstly noticed toenail clippings on the floor, then noticed the basin in the bathroom had something resembling 'snot' in it! The air conditioning was very poor (this seemed to be hit and miss according to the room you had) however, we were given an extra key so it stayed on constantly and this made it a bit better for us. The pool bar is never open, however, you can phone reception from there and they will bring drinks up. There was no entertainment at all ever. There is a lot of noise from the stairs. the mattresses are like concrete and we only had one pillow each, however, there were 2 'dirty' spares in the wardrobe. we expected the maids to put pillowcases on them but they never did. the floor was only mopped once and very poorly at the end of the stay. this meant we constantly had sand in our beds. There is a 'call to prayer' about 4 times a day, which i really enjoyed listening to, but the one at 5am will wake you unless you are a good sleeper as the mosque is very close. the hotel was full of turkish tourists who stare at you like you have 2 heads. i smiled but got nothing back. doesn't a smile mean the same in any language? the hotel and bar staff in the area are all very pleasant and friendly, but the locals are just plain rude. one shop owner said 'shame on you' when we ignored him after he harrassed us! Ok, now for the positives. It's in a very good place for the nightlife and there is a harbour and marina nearby. great to look at all the visiting yachts and cruise ships. food and drink is very reasonably priced and so are day trips if you book locally and not through your travel agent. the dolmus service is very reliable and very cheap. Our best day was spent at 'ladies beach'. we just wish we'd spent the whole holiday there! and that's it for the positives. Would we go again? Kusadasi town and the Istankoy, Not if you paid us! but we would go and stay in the ladies beach area.
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