Just got back from a week at Melissa Garden. Please do not pay any attention to the bad reviews. I don't know why anyone would complain about this place!!!
We arrived in the early hours of the morning. Reception staff were friendly and efficient and we were helped to our MASSIVE apartment which we couldn't believe we had been given. There were only four of us but we got a two bedroom apartment. It was the biggest apartment I have ever stayed in and it had two balconies. It was exceptionally clean too. The maid came every day.
Because it was the start of the season sunbeds were not an issue, plenty to go round. The pool was large and clean and there was also a pool for the kids.
Free wifi - bonus!
Entertainment wise, Turkish night is a must, so much fun! And the food was de-lish! The food in general is really good at the hotel but there are also lots of local restaurants if you prefer to eat out.
Side town is beautiful and authentic. Be prepared to haggle - I found this a lot of fun. There are lots of things to see and do and top class restaurants to be found. Ottoman's restaurant is an absolute must, in the old town near the harbour, in the square. We ate there 3 times. You must order the Ottoman Salad, so fresh and tasty. (Turkey is very good for veggies like me!)
If you want to do any trips then don't book them through Thomas Cook. Go to a local agent, will be much cheaper.
I would really recommend a Turkish bath. There is a spa right next to the hotel.
Saving the best til last.... the staff were amazing. So welcoming and friendly, they made our holiday. Such a laugh! They went out of their way to make sure everyone was happy. Elvis was the star of the show :)
Can't wait to go back!!! xxx
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