Just returned from a week's stay at the Samira Exclusive. We had stayed there once before about five years ago but then it was looking a bit tired and dated. I must say they have done an excellent job of the refurbishment. We had booked a standard hotel room but when we arrived were upgraded to one of the new rooftop rooms with out own jacuzzi and stunning views over Kalkan Bay (room 703 if anyone is interested but no good if you can't manage stairs!). I would endorse all the positive comments in the other recent reviews about location, cleanliness and helpful staff. I only had some very minor niggles but I'll mention them just on case the hotel management read this.
WiFi - we couldn't pick up the signal in our room, had to go out onto the terrace or communal areas. When I reported this to reception they were inclined to disbelieve me since they said they had purchased a state of the art system. Every time you log in you have to input your passport number as the user name and room number as the password. Now who on earth memorises their passport number! We found it was easier to log onto WiFi in the local bars and restaurants as you only have to input the password once.
Bathrooms - as someone else said the doors are not good for privacy. In our room you could see whoever was on the loo from the bed. Not a problem for us as we've been married over 30 years but might be an issue for others! The public toilets in the bar area were not much better. The signs for male/female are those symbols with the circles and arrows etc. I can never remember which is which so I was never sure I was in the right one. this is not good when the doors don't lock properly either. in the end I tended to climb up all those stairs to go to the room.
Tea/coffee in room. Great to have a kettle and some tea/coffee/milk sachets in the room but they don't give you fresh supplies each day like other hotels. You have one set for your first day. When I asked for fresh supplies they refused even though I offered to pay so the supermarket next door got my custom instead. I'm sure it wouldn't have cost them that much more just to provide a few extra supplies.
Anyway as I said these are just minor niggles and overall I would recommend this hotel. i'd certainly go there again.
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