We went on a weeks out of season break booked through Cooperative Travel. The alarm bells were ringing when I couldn't locate the hotel on any major UK travel company sites, however we weren't too bothered as the reviews on this site for the hotel were on the whole good. What I didn't expect was a hotel with 600 guests composed of 598 Germans, my wife and I. Hence the headline. On the minus side, the staff as a collective do not speak English just fluent German and Turkish and this makes communication everywhere in the hotel difficult. Fortunately having served in Germany 30 years ago when I was in the RAF, I was able to trawl back through my memory bank to recall key phrases such as anything up to 9 big beers !!!! The entertainment was exclusively in German. In all honesty these and the location (in the middle of nowhere) were the only downsides. The German guests were courteous, considerate and very friendly. Also their children could give a few Brit kids that i've seen on previous holidays a lesson in good behaviour and manners. The hotel was excellent and very clean. The food was absolutely to our taste, beautifully prepared and presented with excellent choice. Most of the staff (with the notable exception of one young guy who worked in the main bar - rude and ignorant) were helpful and despite language difficulties were always eager to please. The daily bus to Side/Manavgat is a must at 4 euros return pp.
All in all we enjoyed ourselves despite feeling understandably outnumbered. Whilst I question Cooperative Travel's policy of offering up holidays in a hotel that clearly is not set up in any way, shape or form for British tourists if you are like us is happy to "go with the flow" then you can be assured of a high quality all inclusive holiday.
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- Also Known As:
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- Amelia Beach Hotel Manavgat
- Amelia Beach Resort & Spa Turkey/Manavgat, Antalya Province