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“Worst holiday ever!!”
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Beach Villas
Ranked #18 of 43 Speciality Lodging in Didim
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Worst holiday ever!!”
Reviewed 25 July 2013

If you want a holiday in the middle of nowhere then this is the place to be! The villas are a 30 minute bus ride away from the bars and restaurants and you will only see a bus every 2 hours. When travelling out for an evening meal a taxi back is a must as the buses only run until 9pm. A taxi will set you back 30 lira. We moved to a hotel on the second day of our holiday. Don't waste your time or money!!

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 October 2012

well what can i say!!! .....if u want a holiday in the middle of nowhere then this is the place!! there is a bus every 2 hours that will take you to Altinkum but very hard to find it getting back to the villas!! the taxis are the only alternative way of transport if u would rather avoid the stress of trying to find the bus, there is a beach just minutes down the hill from the villas which is mostly used by Turkish families, no sun loungers or shade!! the sea very very shallow and you have to walk miles to get out of your depth , i absolutely loved it as i am a nervous swimmer, the sea is like a bath so warm!!!....villas are massive but loads of marble steps that takes you up to two floors, huge bedrooms , fabulous bathrooms and jaccuzi, clean spacious , the two swimming pools are clean warm and not too small, my daughter and i had one of the pools to ourselves many times as there wasnt many people staying at the resort , soooo quiet which i loved, even tho it was a relaxing holiday i dont think i will ever go there again!!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

Shameful! To arrive with your children all the way out in Didim after planning for months your summer holidays' only to be told sorry but we have given all the villas out and no chance for you to stay here. Being stuck in a room altogether and told to get out on the next day because that too is rented! Horrid! GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 October 2011

Arrived on Saturday 24th September, only to be informed that the regular bus to and from the resort, and the bar/snack bar had now closed for the season! That left us with no alternative other than pay 50TL for a return trip to eat or shop.The site, while beautifully positioned above the small bay, is isolated to say the least. Not so bad during the day when you can stroll down to the sea, but it's quite scary at night if you're not in a car. We could not fault the accomodation on any level as we didn't experience water or power cuts during our stay, and having plenty of individual space(bathrooms and terraces) was a definite plus. As we were also the only 4 people at the pool most days,getting an unbroken sunbed wasn't a problem, but I could certainly see that it could quickly become one if it was busy. If you're looking for a fun filled holiday in the thick of things, then this isn't for you. But alternatively,if you want a complete break from the "rat race",hire a car, stock up at the supermarket with local produce and a few bottles of vino, and you've cracked it!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 9 August 2011

Booked this as write up stated 2km from Altinkum Centre when in fact it was actually 10km by car or bus.
Villa complex is very nice however snack bar is never open and each time we went to bar for a drink we could not find the bar manager the majority of the time and after waiting 20mins went back to our villa and opened our own.
Nowhere to talk to other than down to the small beach that does not have any sand but the sea was lovely and you can walk out very far.

After spending 50 lira a day on taxi's into altinkum and back to meet our family who were 16km away (although we were told they were only 1 mile away) it worked out expensive over the 14 nights.
Jeep Safari fantastic, waterpark in Kusadasi great for kids
Would definately go back but to somewhere much closer as Altinkum is great

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 July 2011

I stayed at Beach Villas with my wife and two children. It is basically in the middle of nowhere (try Google map if you can find it, or alternatively ask the travel agent for precise location) . As such a car with a very good sense of direction are essential (there are no maps and we got lost on the first day). The apartments are large and roomy. However given the remote location water and electricity are intermittent (yes its true). There is a bar and a restaurant at the complex. However the food is very basic. The nearest decent restaurant is 20 minuteness drive. While staying there we came across a lot of very disappointed people who like myself were led to believe it to be a 5 star venue. 2 to 3 star is more like it. So if you don't want to be hugely disappointed like we were give this one a definite miss. You can draw your own conclusion as to why some of the reviews appear so good!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Dungannon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

I'm just back from my 2nd family holiday here but I didn't write a review after the first trip 2 years ago. After hearing some of the reviews from last year I only thought it fair to write a positive review after this years holiday.
It is true the villas are 10 minutes drive from the hussle, bussle, noise and holiday hipe of Altinkim so don't book these villas expecting loads of action. The villas are set in Imbay Bay 2km from the new exclusive Marina with a small beach 100-200m from site. This beach is local, not lined with sunbeds but the water is shallow, clear and WARM. Perfect for family bathing.
The villa complex is under new management this season and complex was quiet and relaxed during our stay. Villas are spacous , clean and aircoditioned.
Our rep from Artemis Travel was called Martin who was onsite most days and was very helpful, giving good advice for our planned day trip up to Pamukale amongst other queries we had.
I would recommend these villas for families but make sure you know that the location is quieter and out of town.From reading previous reviews I think some of the big holiday companies could improve on the description of the villas. I found the www.artemistravel.co.uk accurate.
We had a hire car which made everything very accessible and although I would reccommend it , it is not necessary as there is a bus service to town for a small fee (we didn't need it). There is a bar and small shop on site so you'll never be stuck unless you arrive middle of the night.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Beach Villas
Address: Efeler Mah Imbat Sitesi, Didim, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Aydin Province > Didim
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Ranked #18 of 43 Speciality Lodging in Didim
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Hotel Class:4 star — Beach Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 60
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