My partner and myself arrived at Barut Arum on 3rd June 2013 for 1 week and had the most amazing time, 1 week was not enough. I am still suffering from the holiday blues and will defo be returning next year if we can get a good deal.
We arrived about 3am and on arrival there was soup and rolls for us as we were really hungry after the journey which was good.
The hotel was beautiful, very modern and was kept very clean and tidy. Our apartment was lovely and spacious and was located at the far end of the hotel, which was handy for the beach. The bathroom's were lovely too, I am funny about using bathrooms that are not my mine, but here they were again really modern and very clean. Our maid also done a good job of your room everyday with clean towels and beach towels.
The food in this hotel was amazing, that good I came back home nearly a stone heavier, oh and that could have also been the taste cocktails I drank all day and night :-) There were 4 restaurants and could not fault any of them, my fav food however was in the Turkish a la cart restaurant. We also enjoyed the a meal in the fine dinning restaurant where Hasan looked after us very well, always refilling our wine glasses when needed and making sure we were happy happy with our meals. We really enjoyed chatting to him about the hotel and our holiday.
We enjoyed the Buffet for breakfast and on some nights for dinner too. Going for the buffet option for dinner is great if your out and about during the day and dont want to feel as if your having to rush back to the hotel to get ready for dinner. We met Yusuf who is one of the managers and Zeki a waiter on our first night and their always remembered our names and would approach us to make sure we are happy and still having a good time and again making sure my glass was never empty.:-) Again they were always smiling and we really enjoyed chatting with them. The Bonsi restaurant was the best option for lunch which overlooked the beachfront. I highly recommend the Arum pizza :-)
I am sorry I cant really all the names of the staff we met, however I would like to say thank you for your service, you really did make your stay really special and we would love to come back next year to visit you all again.
I loved the beach bar, looking out to the ocean with a wee cocktail and just relaxing and chatting with the friendly staff . Hikmet works on the bar most of the day. The service we received from Hikmet was really great, whenever he seen me coming from the beach with an empty glass, he would have my drinks ready for me by the time I got there and he always had a smile on his smile and was great with all the guests.
Pool bar and Lounge bar, were good too. When Latif was on we knew we would have good fun and would enjoy our drinks with a little chat from him. I would say his English was really good which made it easier to chat with him than some of the other bar staff.
The pool area is beautiful with lots of flowers and palm trees, it was very well kept. The spa was lovely would I would defo recommend everyone to get a Turkish bath on their first day to receive a Turkish bath and massage before sunbathing, to get the best tan possible.
I am sorry I cant remember all the names of the staff we met, however I would like to say thank you all for your service, you really did make your stay really special and we would love to come back next year to visit you all again.xxx
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