We arrived at Palm Wings 19th May for 2 weeks. 2 adults and our 11 year old daughter.
On arrival we were sent very swiftly to our room that was in the hotel. Please be warned if you arrive at night you will think you are staying in a haunted abandoned hotel. It really isn't as bad as first impressions. Our room was clean (a little smaller than we anticipated) with no balcony but absolutely fine for our family size and how much time is spent in your room?
Plus you have nice little tea, coffee, delicious hot choc and juice faculties in the reception.
Once settled we went off out to find some food! The hotel feels a way from the centre of all facilities but it isn't really. Couple of minutes walk and actually its nice to be a little away from the hassle and bustle.
It was 11pm after leaving the UK 3pm and all 3 of us were starving. We were very disappointed to have to wait around until midnight for the restaurant to serve up
Midnight snacks. Granted these snacks were lovely - soup, fresh bread, small selection of hot meals and some salad bits and cold meats. BUT I really do not think it is appropriate to ask a family to wait another 1 hour for food especially after landing in Turkey at 8pm
with no means of getting some food. I'm glad my daughter was 11 and not a little one.
Our last 2 holidays have ensured the restaurant was ready to greet their guests regardless of arrival time.
Woke up on 1st day to such a beautiful complex. Spacious and lots of flowers. We headed off down to breakfast.
Wow!!!!! It was all gorgeous! Fresh pancakes, omelettes and eggs ... Plus your usual breakfasts items obviously without the pork .... Look out for the delicious mini fresh croissants in the oven by the fresh bread!!! Oh my ....these with pancakes and with the various different jams, Chocolate sauce and peanut butter was just heaven. Only frustration was the toasters - queues 5-10 people deep! Just not the right size for complex nor enough of them! Plus the ones in place (2 yes 2) Were not very effective! I witnessed one lady put her bread through 7 times lol ....
Note the amount if different breads was amazing!
After breakfast each day we set off to get our clean pool towels from towel hut and get some sunbeds. This was about 10am now and we had lots and lots of choice.
Animation time starts at 10.30 and we absolutely loved these guys!!!! Tarzan, Justin, Shady, nina and Eddie. Steve, Ellie and momma say Hi ... (The champion family hahah) We loved all daytime activities and you just have to get used to the HELLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOO down the the microphone lol ... If you want quiet then go down you the beach area.
In between activities you are right by the bar to keep yourself cool.
Activities include - French boules, darts, poolside
Games, volleyball and water polo plus the water slides a few hours a day! Great for all 3 of us!
Lunch choices were either back in the main restaurant, snack bar by pool or snack bar by beach. We preferred snack bars - chicken kebabs, pizza, nuggets, salad, fries and burgers. Perfect for us... Not forgetting yummy ice cream - vanilla or chocolate.
You will not go hungry.... The beach also do fresh sweet pancakes late afternoon ... To die for!!!!!
Plus biscuits at pool snack area from 5.
Evening meal was really nice every night - lots of hot choices - curries , stews, chicken in sauces ... Veg, all different potatoes and then outside cooking if pasta, fish and special dishes. Also had soup and some many different salad items. The desserts are all very samey but nice!
Al a cart restaurants quite disappointing.... Indian wasnt nice (the hotel apologised for our experience) but the Italian was ok. Worst case scenario use your free tickets (1) per week and if you don't like it go back into main restaurant.
Evening entertainment wasn't the best but it's no different to any other hotel in Turkey. The Animation team really try hard but it's all a little cringey. Mamma Mia was good :) We enjoyed sitting up in the bar playing cards and games trying out the different cocktails. Bar drinks were all really nice. The ameretto was my fave!
First choice family day boat trip not the best!! Been on far better for half the price!!! We found out that the kids reps were not available as they were back in the UK getting their visas and out entertainment was by transfer reps! Craig didn't think this was a problem!!! Myself and several other families disagreed! I don't blame people for booking with outside companies..
Didum itself - not very commercial but does have some lovely little bars!
We really did have a great 2 weeks and I would definitely return to this hotel but most probably ask for a bungalow.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday is nice...Having a holiday in Palm Wings Beach Resort is something excellent...Crystal clear sea of the Aegean, very hot sunlight and green nature invite you to the holiday you are dreaming of.We promise that you will have the best moments of your life in Didim, which is one of the unique gifts that sea and the nature togetherness has presented to the Aegean Region...Didim is 150 km far from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, 80 km far from Bodrum Airport and 3 km from Didim Coach Station. ... more less
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