We stayed as a family of 5 at the beginning of April for 2 weeks in one of the villas and it was fabulous.
Villas- one of the main reasons that we picked this hotel this year was due to the size of the villas and we were not disappointed- very spacious - just as we had hoped for and as shown in the pictures. It was well cleaned and maintained every day- toiletries restocked every day, bath towels changed twice a day and beach towels being swapped for us also every day- daily stock up of the mini fridges, fresh fruit and cookies and wine every day. Great service from the pool bar team day and night- Serkan and Yunis in the evenings were great fun.
Food and drink - more than plentiful and varied. We ate in the main and the beach restaurants and also the Turkish and Season restaurants (a la carte) - all offering great service with friendly waiters. It was very busy at times in the main buffet restaurant but we always managed to get a table together either by ourselves or with the kind help of the restaurant team. Great to see obviously senior staff not being above themselves and helping to clean/tidy tables etc. I usually have a funny tummy for a few days whilst away and was prepared for the same thing this year but nothing- so food hygiene was better than our previous holidays to Turkey.
Pools- we mainly stayed at the villa pool but used the water slides (great fun) and the kids even went in the sea- all watched over by alert lifeguards. Plenty of sunbeds around all the pools and down on the beach.
Cleanliness- housekeeping, gardeners and cleaners in the restaurant areas and through out the hotel worked exceptionally hard- amazed at the speediness of spillage clearage in the buffet area. Very clean through out.
Kids- ours are 12, 10 and 10- so 'too old' for the kids club as such but managed to entertain themselves with the games room- table tennis, pool, table football, computers and games machines proving to be very popular- plus the slides, mini golf and just being kids playing on the beach.
Natalie- as has already been said Natalie in guest Relations was great and organised a birthday cake for my daughter to be in the villa as it was her birthday the day we arrived. A lovely lady.
Outside the hotel- a great selection of shops with friendly owners who did not press you to buy from them- a trip into Side on the dolmus showed how pushy the shop keepers there are in comparison. A lovely walk through the ruins and down to the harbour.
Hope to return.
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