Arrived home at 4am on Friday morning and after a few hours sleep went to our caravan in beautiful Teesdale.
Where do I start?
The hotel was excellent with great staff.We were in the old block on the ground floor facing the pool and the furniture was modern as was the bathroom fittings especially the bath which looked new.,everything about it was first class apart from the "music"played by the young barman.
It started some mornings at 9.30am and all we could hear was thump thump as the base was turned so high.
I asked him to turn the base down but he said it was Turkish music.
I then asked Goldie who turned it off but when her back was turned it was back again.
I then asked Mrs Oykun who also turned it off but when they werent around it started again.
Because of this we spent a lot of time out of the hotel.
Baby girl Oykun is due to make her appearance at the end of September/beginning of October and she will be thoroughly spoilt by all the guests.
While I was there I had a cough and thought it was something picked up on the plane but discovered lots of folk having allergic reactions to something.
It eased when we were on the beach or in Fethiye so not sure what caused it but there were lots of vegetation on waste ground next to the hotel and around the resort which some folk suggested may be the cause.
There was a lorry spraying chemicals into the air to kill the mosquitoes so maybe this caused the allergic reactions
On the first day I decided to have my 1st Turkish bath in the hitel despite going to Turkey for 22 years.
I asked for the lady as I thought she would be more gentle.
How wrong was I?She was brilliant and I couldnt believe the amount of skin she removed!All for 24 TL.
We then went to exchange some money at the recommended shop where my husband decided to change £200 despite having plenty of lira for a few days.
The man counted the money twice but after he handed it too my husband he started to count it .I was embarrassed as the man had already counted it twice.
After my husband finished counting it the man put 20 TL on the counter!Needless to say after this we changed sterling at the hotel which had the best rate anyway of 2.85tl.
My husband asked him to fix the catch on his chain but when we went back for it the next day he sent a girl down the street to pick it up.We thought it would be done there.
We ate in a different restaurant every night and all meals were excellent.I will do a separate thread and give prices etc.
We spent most days at the beach clubs and were surprised that Sat club food was cheaper than Surf club but because Sat club had speakers on all the trees and poles I preferred Surf club for the peace and quiet.
I thought the main beach was really awful and not many people were using the beds which were 15tl for 2 beds and a rickety wicker shade which really wouldnt have offered protection form the sun for 2 people.
We walked along the front several times during the day and evening and the people in front of the restaurants stopped us to ask us where we were going to eat.I had made a list before we went so showed them this and said if they were on my list I would be back.
We walked to the market twice taking different routes each time as I was trying to find an apartment that someone I know is coming to later in the year.
I was surprised at the amount of rubbish lying on waste ground and the dustbins were empty with rubbish piled up outside them.
We saw 2 ladies picking up the rubbish and putting it in the empty bins.
Apart from the main street and sea front I though a lot of the resort didnt look ready for the season so maybe as the weeks go on it will be tidier.
I am sorry to be negative but its not what I was expecting.
I thought the area around the hotel was a bit scruffy especially the flats opposite.Their entrance had broken glass which was boarded up.
I must give praise to the wonderful Ces supermarket opposite the hotel who sold everything but the kitchen sink!
He must have the cheapest water in Turkey.5lt for 1.50tl.
I bought his entire stock of menthol sweets then started on the lemon ones!
We loved Fethiye and spent lots of time there and the new waterfront promenade is looking lovely.
I am now looking forward to our next holiday in July to the Austrian Tyrol.