Arrived at the Kemer Hotel 7th June, 2008 about 07.00am. Only one man around at reception who didn't speak a word. Beckoned us with his finger to follow him up several flights of stairs to the top floor, dragging our suitcases along as there are no lifts. Unlocked the door to let us in our room; then disappeared and left us to it. The room was a double standard which was adequate for us as a family of four. Bathroom on the small side; shower worked but floor always soaked through when we showered. There was a rather rough plughole in the floor where excess water was supposed to drain away but I caught my toe in it several times. Towels were changed every day. Linen on beds not fancy but clean. There was no telephone in the room as stated on the website but I'm not complaining as wouldn't have used it anyway. TV worked. Electric turned off when you locked door on leaving room so couldn't leave mobile on charge so charged it overnight. Air conditioning ok. Lovely view of mountains and surrounding area from our window.
Breakfast always the same but was to cater for all races; we found it ok. Dinner and tea always seemed to be the same food, often recycled from the previous meal or day and there was a definite lack of meat. We nearly cheered one day when we got some fish. Despite there not being much choice, most of the food was tasty probably typical of what Turkish eat?
Only one bar seemed to be in use, not three as stated on website but was adequate for the people who were there as it is only a small hotel. Bistro not in use.
The first time my daughter and me asked for lager, we thought the barman was going to collapse and we thought maybe he wanted to give it to the Germans and Russians rather than us. After a few times he seemed to come around to the idea. It was Skoll bier out of bottles which were kept in the fridge and tasted good but after about three days it changed to another brand and you could tell the difference. The wine was not good. Drinks choice for the children was poor. I was quite suprised that the Turkish people were not as friendly as I had been led to believe.
The pool was not big but the childen enjoyed playing in it. There was the usual problem with the sun loungers; towels appeared on them before breakfast. There would be a serious shortage of them when the hotel is fully booked - if that ever happens!
All in all, though, we had a good holiday as Kemer is a beautiful place; gorgeous scenery, lovely marina, great shops and restaraunts. There are also plenty trips you can go on. We particularily enjoyed the aquapark and dolphin show near Antalya but there are plenty cheap boat trips etc. The beach is pebbly but we were informed on our last day that there is a sandy cove on the other side of the marina which we didn't have time to go and see. No complaints about the weather either.
I would love to go back to Kemer but would try a 4 or 5* hotel.
The Kemer hotel as a 3* was ok for somewhere to stay but don't expect too much; for what we paid, I don't feel too peeved.
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