I have just got back from a week in Altinkum (5th September) and had a fantastic time. First things first, we flew with Onur Air from Newcastle, personally I don’t see why people moan about this airline, you get what you pay for. If you want the luxury of BA then pay BA’s prices… but if you want a cheap no frills flight that will get you from a to b then this is the perfect company. Yes it’s very basic no tv, no radio and the goods on board are very expensive but if you take some thing to do and your own food there should be no complaints, the cabin crew where a bit miserable but they were polite and attentive. We flew out and back with no delays and I would defiantly use this company again. Now on to Turkey and the Miletos Hotel…
Again you get what you pay for ! This hotel is defiantly 2 star if not less, BUT it is clean, tidy and the staff are really friendly. DO NOT use this hotel if you are disabled, There are so many steps and stairs it’s unreal and the lift would be no good for you, it fits a max of 4 people but if your in a wheel chair with your cases etc you have no chance of getting up to your floor. Also while the pool area is good for kids I assure you they will hate the food (if you go half board) it is all Turkish and there is NO choice at all (unless you pay) luckily I love the food so there is no complains from me but I can understand why some people will be upset. For breakfast everyday, it was: Olives, tomato, cucumber, bread, jam, honey tea or coffee. For tea (or dinner as posh people like to call it haha) it was: Soup to start, then rice, cold chips or spaghetti and 2 meat dishes (like a stew) no drinks you had to buy them and melon for afters. There was never any variation to any of it but for the price I paid I can’t complain.
The rooms for 2 people are more than adequate quite spacious and very clean. If you want your room cleaning every day you have to leave your key with reception, there is nothing in the room ie: kettle, glasses to clean your teeth… there is 2 single beds, a tv and a built in wardrobe. We stayed out of the back of the hotel so had no view what so ever BUT this was a blessing, the hotel is on a main road and the pool is out front so if you want a pool view you will have to be prepared to put up with the bar and street noise, so while people where complaining they had no sleep, I slept like a baby. In our room (I don’t know about others) there was only 2 plug sockets, 1 in the room and 1 in the bathroom, so if you wanted to watch tv, you had to say, charge your phone up in the bathroom…. Not very safe. We paid £3 a night for aircon and £10 for the safe, the safes are in reception, you get a key and reception has a key and you need both to get in to it so they are very safe.
Turkey itself at the moment is very expensive we got 21:00 to the £ so roughly 2 to every pound and it went down again while we were there!!!! On average we paid £7 for 2 vodka and coke, £2.50 for a Turkish kebab, £1.50 for a can of pop £1.50 + for ice cream, £10 for a stake, that is just some of the prices, I would say it is either on par if not more expensive for some things than England.
Any way I would defiantly recommend this hotel if you just want some where to rest your head and get a shower and your not spending to much time in your room. The weather was too hot (if that’s possible) some days it got up to 50 deg. The older Turkish men are lovely and want nothing from you they will however give you their water, food etc… but the younger Turkish men are a bit sleezy (in the nicest possible way) I would say if you’re a couple on this holiday and you husband/boyfriend has a bit of a temper then this holiday is not for you!!!!!
Oh 1 last thing…. Bodrum airport on the way home, they have now banned smoking completely, and I’m still in shock at the prices they charge, £5 yes you read right £5 for a can of pop, £10 for a slice of pizza and chips and £4 for a bottle of water. Stock up on goodies before you get there for your return journey, they allow fluids through security (unlike in England) so if you do buy water or pop you wont have it taken off you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Temple Miletos Otel Altınkum Atatürk Bulvarı üzerinde denize yaklaşık 100 metre mesafe de olup , Temple Group otellerine 2013 yılında yapılan iç ve dış mimari değişikliklerden sonra katılmıştır. Dört yıldız otel standartlarında tüm odaları yenilenerek ilave ek bina ile 105 oda kapasitesine ulaşmış ve Osmanlı sarayından motiflerle süslenmiş modern tüm hamamı ve sauna mevcuttur.Altınkum merkezinde helenistik dönem mimari tarzı dış görünüm ve büyük yüzme havuzlu ve bahçesi ile göze çarpmaktadır.Zengin kahvaltı ve yemek servisleri dört yüz kişilik yeni salonunda verilmektedir. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Miletos Hotel Altinkum