Firstly I would like to start by saying, like most of you, I read through a lot of reviews before going on holiday. It's helpful to get other people's opinions on where you're about to be staying for the next week or two. We read some great reviews and a lot of not so good reviews. And of course, its the bad ones that stick in your head.
I am 24 and I went on holiday with my girlfriend to this hotel. We were nervous to say the least. On arrival we went to reception, filled in a form and a nice guy took our bags to our room. Good start! We went out for a few drinks and came back to the hotel to.... SILENCE! We expected there to be a party with loud music blaring (which we wouldn't have really minded because we are young after all) until 3am. This was not the case. We had a great sleep.
We woke up the next day and went to the pool which is brilliant btw. It's clean and full of laughter. The bar serves up a decent lunch menu and drinks. We got a sun lounger pretty easily and lay back and listened to the bar music which featured a lot of UB40 and Queen. Result! Queen are my favourite band of all time!
Anyway, to cut a long story short. We loved this hotel. The staff could not do enough for you. I mean, these guys work their as* off. They work from the moment the pool opens right up until the bar closes. I couldn't speak highly enough of them. There isn't this rediculously loud music playing till 3am either.
The rooms were clean and big enough. You did have to put your key in to reception if you wanted your room cleaned BUT that didn't really matter. You were out by the pool most of the day anyway.
The only thing we disliked about coming to Hisaronu was the traders on the main strip. They just don't leave you alone. But to be honest, we should have expected that anyway. We were in a holiday resort and they have to make a living. We did manage to work out that if you walk on the middle of the road, you wouldn't get hassled so much. The road gets closed to traffic at night.
I would recommend going to a bar called Tropical Karaoke Bar at the bottom of the road from the hotel. It is a great place to go whether you are with family, friends or your partner. It really is for everyone and what's more, Efes lager is only 4TL! They also do buy one cocktail and get another one free for 10TL. The staff here are great aswell. They want people to have a great time so I would encourage you to let your hair down here.
There are so many places to eat in Hisaronu. You could stuff your face for as little as £6! I would recommend going to Shine. It's an indian restaurant, again, down the road from the hotel. The food was delicious! We did use the hotel restaurant once. It was nice enough but we prefered to eat outside and try different places.
So to sum up. The best advice i'd give is to look at everyone's reviews because everyone does have different experiences. However, some people do expect too much when they travel to hotels especially hotels with low ratings. Your holiday is what you make it. You can pick up on little things and let it ruin your holiday or like me, be more open minded and enjoy your holiday and make it as fun as you can. I personally think 2 stars for this hotel does the hotel and their staff an injustice. They are a great bunch of people and try to make your holiday experience the best it can be.
As for the resort itself and local people? An absolute pleasure to be around!
I hope this helps anyone who was worried or undecided.
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