I'm off to the Hotel Binlik in a couple of weeks, can anyone tell me whether I can change my money at the hotel or should I do it before I go?
Generally hotels don't change money, you exchange at one of several places - the post office, the bank, or one of a couple of other places like Aksoy jewellers. You can change at home but you'll get a slightly better rate on arrival.
we always use aksoy's jewellers, you see the rate [177 when we were there] no commission so no calculations. and no queue's.simple. dont worry about atm's also.
barry and mary
I agree, good to know exactly what you're getting for your money...and the jewellery's fab too...think barry had a finger slip and meant 2.77 though :-)
Thank you :-)
At last I have got on the correct page? Can you help please. We are struggling to find the best way of bringing our holiday money! Last year we had travellers cheques which was a disaster. We are looking at a Thomas Cook Cash Passport? Would Askoy's exchange using that? How about the PTT? Or any other suggestions would be greatly received we arrive in 2 weeks.
I bring Sterling and change it at the PTT / bank or Aksoy jewellers. Debit card is also good with plenty of ATMs in Dalyan. I don't bother bringing much if any TL from the UK, and don't change money at Dalaman airport. Travellers cheques are almost useless, and TC will want their 'cut'.
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Enjoy Dalyan. :)Edited: 11 August 2013, 20:33
Many thanks for your advice
Hello. If you would like to have a prepaid card, the Caxton fx one is better value than Thomas Cook (it is one fo the ones recommended on MoneySavingExpert.com). You can get one that you load up in Sterling before you go. You then use it in the ATM to withdraw TL.
PS You have to check the rate, but the ones offered by hotels are usually the worst!Edited: 13 August 2013, 14:21
Thanks for this advice Can you use Caxton to withdraw TL at PTT as well?
It acts like a debit card. So you can do anything you would do with a debit card!
You probably can withdraw cash at the PTT (though I haven't tried this). Don't you want to use the ATM?