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“A very great relaxing holiday”
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Samira Resort
Ranked #10 of 39 Hotels in Kalkan
Certificate of Excellence
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“A very great relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Can not understand the Val 666 review, some people just like to moan over little things. My wife and i just got back after a fantastic time at the Samira Resort. We arrived at 4.00am and was taken to our room, we were shown the sliding doors, but did not open them till later so we would,nt wake people up, but if you look and work it out for yourself it comes to you how to open/close them.The breakfast is a typical turkish one, and was very nice if you like cheese,eggs, fruit and meats.The management and staff were really nice and helpful. When we got back home, we booked again for next september.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

Absolutely appalling customer service skills by management. We booked a double room and when we got there we were given a twin room, no apologies from the manager who blamed to tour operator. We had to insist we were given what we asked for, and were moved after 3 days. When we were taken to our first room by a surly member of staff he didn’t show us how to open the sliding doors to the balcony and I had to go back to reception to get instructions (they are definitely badly designed) On one day our room wasn’t cleaned and when we mentioned it to the manager he said that the cleaner had 21 changes that day and couldn’t clean ours, but never offered any apologies. There is a kettle and also a fridge in the room so I would recommend you take your own coffee with you as the coffee you are offered for breakfast is undrinkable. Definitely wouldn’t go back there or recommend it to anyone else.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

My wife and I had a fantastic holiday here September 2013.We arrived about 4.00am taken to our room, shown how everything worked and left to relax.In the morning we had breakfast which was very typical Turkish cheese, olives , tomatoes, fruit and yoghurt etc.The surroundings were pleasant and comfortable.The appartment was comfortable although I do agree that they could fo with updating but everything worked and the bed was comfortable do we always had a good nights sleep.These apartments are well out of the town and up a hill so I would recommend a taxi if the walk is too much for you.A taxi will cost 12 Lira or about £4.00 so you dont have to suffer in the heat also the Samira do have a courtesy bus that runs several times a day.ZZll in all a very enjoyable stay, I would go back without any hesitation.Some of the reports I have read from other holiday makers are not consistent with my experience, all I can think is some people will complain about the smallest problem until they have created a greater problem.The staff were always polite znd helpful, Fatima an absolute pleasure, nothing is too much for her wether it is helping sort taxis or giving advice on places to visit, if she can help she will.Bar staff also helpful and always smilinb and ready to have a laugh joke with you.Like Ive said a great place for a great holiday.Just go and enjoy it!!.

Room Tip: If possible get a poolside view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

To start I can't really understand why some people are giving this hotel positive comments when they arrive to find it's overbooked & they have to stay somewhere else!!! Sure if it's a one off but from a lot of the comments over a long amount of time it's a reoccurring theme & not something that seems to have been resolved. Then you get people saying you are rude or wrong from simply stating your own personal experience of this hotel resort. ?????
Well our experience was just ok, room was basic & we choose self catering for a specific reason & that was to self cater! Well we did that twice in 2 weeks as the equipment, cutlery etc was so basic that we didn't even have enough for the 4 of us to eat at the same time! I do have to praise the cleaning staff who did a great job & our room was always clean with fresh towels. Unfortunately we did experience other miserable & rude bar/pool staff & it wasn't for the lack of us trying. We had even taught the children 'please' & 'thank you' in Turkish so that it showed our appreciation of the culture. However ordering a drink just seemed too much effort for them. We choose to always settle at the bar & not to have a tab. Yet we still got a bill on checkout?!! Thankfully Fatima (who was the most helpful member of staff there) cleared it after a bit of discussion. The pool area is quite nice until you have chlorine being thrown in 20 mins before it is due to close. I hastily had to get my young children out of the pool on more than a few occasions. I guess this was an impolite way of getting you out of the pool. The hill didn't overly bother us, we would walk down & get a taxi back. Kalkan is beautiful & we would definitely return however after personally looking round at some of the other beautiful hotels/apartments we would never return to Samira Deluxe. However many seem to like it so I hope the management can get their act together to ensure Samira Deluxe has a long future.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2013

This is the second time we have stayed at Samira Resort. We booked self catering apartment There was an issue with overbooking but we were taken to a apartment block of 4, with a pool this is where we stayed for the whole fortnight. It was about 5 minutes walk from the hotel, but the manager offer us a lift whenever we wanted.The staff were very helpful and friendly, popping in to make sure we were ok. We used the hotel for breakfast the first morning and which was complimentary. We also went to the Turkish evening which was fantastic. We will definitely go back again. Kalkan is a beautiful resort and Samira Resort is a great place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2013

I really am compelled to comment here ... Some of the reviews here are just downright WRONG and RUDE and completely unnecessary! I booked this hotel for 2 weeks for my boyfriend and myself, from the 7th September. Upon arrival at the airport we were informed by a rep from Thomas Cook that the Deluxe had over booked but that we would be put up in another hotel, inconvenient yes, but not the end of the world! We stayed at the Kalube hotel for 2 nights and were picked up on the Monday morning by a transfer to the Samira. Upon arrival there, we were checked in with pleasure, taken to our room (801 in A block) and it was lovely, OK the shower was small but you shower in 5 mins, what's the problem!? The balcony overlooking the harbour was wonderful and peaceful. Onto the next morning for breakfast, it's a Turkish breakfast, they're actually catering US, the breakfast was perfectly fine, OK it got a bid tedious, but what doesn't after 2 weeks? I certainly didn't want for anything else. The staff both during the morning and evening were brilliant, fun and friendly, certainly not rude or intrusive. The lunch menu was great, good variety at reasonable prices, yes, slightly more expensive than restaurants in the town but you get that everywhere with hotels. The walk to/from the town was steep, but don't book it if you don't want a walk, it's highlight all over the place that it's in the hills! There are 2 ways to come and go and one isn't as steep, a small hill then flat ground, clearly people didn't discover it. Unfortunately, I cannot comment on the Turkish night or the BBQ evening as we had plans, but by all accounts it was fun and lively and worth £20, come on, you're on holiday! Where in the UK can you dine out for less that £40 per couple??? This place is lovely, the staff very friendly and accommodating. My boyfriend and I very rarely go back to the same place twice as it's a big ol' world out there, but were are already planning to go back next June. For those negative reviews out there, stay in the UK and order your steak and chips at your local, this clearly isn't the place for you! For those others that want a great place to stay in a wonderful town, then book with no delay!

Room Tip: The higher the better and try and get a visit to Le Sera Turkish Bath, you won't regret it!
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2013

This is a great place to stay if the management can sort out the continual overbooking nightmare. You cannot go on blaming a system. The problem stems from poor in house management. I believe that three people process bookings (the two sons and the eldest son’s wife).There are some great staff that are getting fed up of customers being treated badly at the start of their holiday and they are left to pick up the pieces.
We have stayed at the Samira Deluxe now (called Samira Resort) many times over the last few years, spending thousands of pounds. We have stayed at the apartments and then even five weeks in one of the villas last year (2012) after booking directly with the owners.
We arrived again at the Samira Resort at 16:10 on the Friday 6th September, having been told prior to travelling that there were possible issues yet again with overbooking. There were similar issues at this time last year (2012) – I even read this on Trip Advisor. The first thing we were told that they had indeed an overbooking problem and that they would like us to spend the next three nights in a villa until Monday 9th Sept. We were put in a car and transported to what was described as a villa - this was a one bedroom antiquated apartment at best but called Villa Manzara by the reception staff.
Inside we found the accommodation that was dated and probably seldom used. Having been shown the bedroom that was dark and smelt damp, my wife felt the bedding on the twin beds - it was wet. We were advised to take the sheets and put them on the terrace in the sun to dry then put them back on. We refused to stay here and asked to see the management. The hotel management asked us to stay here for one night, on the condition we would have our hotel room on Saturday at 12.00 (we agreed reluctantly).
There were other guests that Saturday all complaining of the overbooking situation but more importantly being shunted here there and everywhere into different hotels/accommodation. A rep with a major tour operator was also fed up of the situation that was progressing into a bigger problem. While we were talking in the reception area another guest came in to demand the room he had booked and it be ready by 2pm as he was promised or else ‘there would be trouble’.
We did get into our hotel room and un-pack by 2pm and proceeded to go to the bar for a drink and something to eat. This is when the guest who had come into reception came over to ask about our situation.
We enjoyed the few hours of sun before going back to our hotel room to get showered and changed to go out for our evening meal. We were then given a letter instructing us to vacate / leave the room and hotel by 6pm that day quoting “Disturbing and distressing other guests staying in the hotel on numerous occasions since your arrival in the property” AS A RESULT, YOU MUST VACATE YOUR ROOM AND LEAVE THE HOTEL GROUNDS BY 18:00 ON 07/09/2013.
We were not even allowed to enter the reception to order a Taxi to take us to alternative accommodation should we find somewhere.
We had done nothing wrong and where asked to vacate the hotel. After the way we were treated we would not have stayed but effectively we were evicted for NO reason.

You cannot say ignore the negative comments on this website as these are the distressing times that guests have endured through the wilful neglect of the management of this establishment.
A note to those guests that have stayed here and have had a good holiday as we have done many times before spare a thought for those who have booked and paid for this accommodation in good faith only to be let down due to the failures of the management booking situation and have had to stay in poor lower standard of accommodation elsewhere in the resort. The management here do not care about guests only the profit they make. A stark warning to anyone considering a holiday at the Samira Resort!!!!!!!

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Samira Resort
Address: Mentese Mah. Istiklal Cad. Cinar Sok. No:30 D:32, Kalkan, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Kalkan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Kalkan
#24 Romantic Hotel in Kalkan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Samira Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The city of myths, history and beauties, Antalya and one of the most entertaining holiday places of this city, Kalkan... In Kalkan embracing the unique appearance of the attractive blue of the Mediterranean, there is a facility at the world standards. Samira Resort converts your dream holiday into reality. ... more   less 
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